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Last month, we launched the NAED Education & Research Foundation’s Annual Campaign with the theme of “Educate. Innovate. Participate.” While it’s till vital that you contribute to
the campaign, there are many other ways to
give back to the industry—including becoming an active participant in NAED.
I’ve said it before: This is your association.
When NAED is successful, it’s because of
the time and energy our members devote
to NAED. Through committee participation,
many member viewpoints are brought together that otherwise may not be heard. And
as a committee member, you will have a hand in helping to create value for all
of our members.
By volunteering on a committee, you get to participate in the planning and
decision-making processes, which means you have a say in the development of
NAED. You’ll have first-hand knowledge about the projects and issues on
which the Association is working. And by understanding what NAED does and
offers members, you will learn the true value of our association for not only the
members, but also the industry as a whole.
NAED committees serve as a support system for the Association and offer
an excellent opportunity to give back. Each committee has a target or a focus
that enhances the Association in some way. Here are a few examples:
• The Leadership Enhancement and Development (LEAD) Committee de-
velops the agenda for the annual LEAD conference.
• The NAED Government Affairs Policy Committee helps establish goals
and objectives of the NAED Government Relations team.
• The Eastern, South Central, and Western Region Councils are responsible
for membership, marketing, regional conference planning, and representation
of the interests of each region.
It is true that our committees work hard—but they’re also fun. Committee
members get to meet new people, make new friends, and be a part of something bigger than themselves and their companies.
To volunteer for an NAED committee, contact NAED Member Services at
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