Meetings Committee

The Section Chair appoints the Chair of this Committee, and he/she in turn, appoints as many committee members as are necessary to function effectively.

It is the responsibility of this committee to make all the physical arrangements for the conduct of a successful meeting. There should be sufficient committee members to ensure that assistance is always
available. The committee reserves a suitable meeting place, arranges the menu in the event that a meal is to be served, develops the meeting cost, coordinates meeting announcements with the Secretary, provides audio/visual equipment when required; and serves as a door committee to collect money, distributes name tags and papers, and to greet arriving guests.

A successful meeting is characterized by starting and ending on time, and by having every operation function smoothly to complement the efforts of the author/speaker. Some ways in which the Meetings Committee can help accomplish this objective are outlined in Section V of the SNAME Section Manual.