Committees

NESTA STANDING COMMITTEES

President and Executive Director serve as Ex Officio on all committees.

AWARDS

Tom Ervin, Chair

Donna Budynas

Chad Heinzel

Thomas Vaughn

Charge: The Awards Committee shall identify suitable candidates for recognition, as determined by NESTA Constitution, By-Laws, and Procedure Manual. The Committee shall bring these candidates' nominations to the NESTA Board in a timely fashion, and provide advice for appropriate public honor.

CONFERENCE

Past President: Missy Holzer, Chair

President-Elect: John Moore

Treasurer: Howard Dimmick

Merchandise Coordinator: Howard Dimmick

Share-a-Thon Coordinator: Carla McAuliffe

Rock & Mineral Raffle Coordinator: Parker Pennington IV

Volunteer Coordinator: Joe Monaco


Charge: The Conference Committee shall cooperate with the President, Executive Director, and selected others to coordinate NESTA participation in NSTA National and Area Conferences on Science Education, and other meetings when appropriate.

ESTA (Earth Science Teacher Associations)

Ron Fabich, Chair

Parker Pennington IV

Jenelle Hopkins

Howard Dimmick

Jay Sinclair

Russell Kohrs (br>

Charge: The Affiliates Committee shall seek out State Earth Science Teachers interested in developing formal arrangements with NESTA, then help them to develop relationships with NESTA to enhance the suite of services they can provide.

FIELD TRIP COMMITTEE

Russell Kphrs

Wendy Van Norden

The Committee will arrange for NESTA field trips at NSTA National Conferencs and other venues, as can be arranged.

FINANCE

Treasurer: Howard Dimmick, Chair

Parker Pennington IV

Marlene DiMarco

Jay Sinclair

Missy Holzer (br>

Charge: The Finance Committee shall maintain an accurate record of NESTA's financial status, and advise the Executive Committee and Board in development and modification of the annual Budget.

MEMBERSHIP

Membership Coordinator: Lisa Alter, Chair

Wendy Van Norden

Ron Fabich

Wendy DeMers

Joe Monaco

Gilles Reimer

Pamela Whiffen

Charge: The Membership Committee shall keep accurate record of current members, stimulate efforts to attract new members, encourage renewal, and attempt to bring back lapsed members.

NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS

President-Elect: John Moore, Chair

Donna Budynas

Jay Sinclair

Peter Dorofy

Earla Durfee

Russell Kohrs

Thomas Vaughn

Charge: The Nominations and Elections Committee shall be appointed by the President to prepare and present a slate of nominees to the membership by mail and/or electronic means prior to the date when officers are to be elected. Any member in good standing may submit nominations to the committee. The Committee shall also conduct the election in accordance with established guidelines.

PROCEDURES MANUAL

Parker Pennington IV, chair

Howard Dimmick

Tom Ervin

Missy Holzer

Jack Hentz

Charge: To update the Procedures Manual to reflect current operating procedures of NESTA.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Representatives from Website, Conference, Publications, Awards, Membership, Finance, and Public Information

Missy Holzer

Jenelle Hopkins

Chad Heinzel

Ardis Herrold

Wendy Van Norden

Wendy DeMers

Peter Dorofy

Carla McAuliffe

Russell Kohrs

Charge: The Professional Development Committee shall coordinate with other Committees and the Executive Board plans to provide opportunities for enhancing knowledge and experience of NESTA members through field trips, short courses, Earth and Space Science Days, and other venues.

PUBLICATIONS

Linda Knight

Tom Ervin, TES Editor

Carla McAuliffe, E-News Editor

Chad Henzel

Howard Dimmick

Ardis Herrold

Lisa Alter

Russell Kohrs

Jack Hentz

Charge: The Publications Committee shall provide oversight for all print and electronic publications of this organization.

VOLUNTEERS

Joe Monaco, Chair

Peter Dorofy

Charge: The Volunteers Committee coordinates NESTA members who provide time at NSTA national and area conferences, and in other venues.

WEB SITE

Jack Hentz, Chair

Parker Pennington IV

Julia Genyuk

Howard Dimmick

Ardis Herrold

Carla McAuliffe

Russell Kohrs

Charge: The Web Site Committee shall work together with the President, Executive Director, and selected other members to develop and update the NESTA website, and make suggestions for its improvement to serve our Mission.


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