Chamber Board of directors
Open Letter to the Chamber of Commerce Membership
August 10, 2018
Dear Chamber Member,
Subject: Current Openings on the Dayton Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
On behalf of the Dayton Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, I would like to thank you for your support of Dayton through being a Chamber Member. We are writing today to establish your interest in joining our Board. Our by-laws state, “The Dayton Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors shall be composed of at least ten (10) members and no more than twelve (12), elected to two (2) year terms, half (1/2) of whom shall be elected in even numbered years and half (1/2) in odd numbered years.” As of August 2018, we currently have up to four (4) available positions to be filled.
The Chamber holds Board meetings the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at noon, with the meetings held at different eating establishments in the community. Board members are encouraged to attend meetings consistently, are required to be on at least two event committees and are encouraged (not required) to chair or co-chair an event. Attendance of the events held by The Chamber of Commerce is also encouraged.
The Chamber is directly involved in 7 major events per year;
- Blue Mountain Brix & Brew Auction
- Dayton Days
- Mule Mania
- All Wheels Weekend
- Dayton on Tour
- Chamber Awards Banquet
- Christmas Kickoff
Here is your opportunity to make the difference in our community, serving for the greater good of Dayton. We encourage you to apply and become involved in an instrumental way with The Dayton Chamber of Commerce. Thriving communities are created by many people working together on a common goal, which means your contribution is needed in Dayton.
We also have a number of subcommittees for which you could volunteer which do not require you to be a Board member. Chamber meetings are open to the public and you are always welcome to attend any meetings. In addition, there are monthly networking meetings available for citizens, local groups and Dayton merchants for which you are invited participate, called Cup of Joe.
If you desire to participate, please contact the Chamber Office at 509-382-4825.
Executive Director, Dayton Chamber of Commerceand Washington Main Street Program
166 E Main St
Dayton, WA 99328
Dayton Chamber of Commerce
Board of Directors Job Description
The Chamber holds Board meetings the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at noon, the meetings held at different eating establishments in the community. A Board member is encouraged to attend meetings consistently. Three consecutive absences or absences for the entire year totaling 50% or more are tantamount to resigning from the Board.
An agenda along with the Minutes and Director’s Report from the previous meeting are sent out on the Monday prior to the regularly scheduled meeting.
Each Board member is required to be on at least two event committees and is encouraged to chair or co-chair an event (not required) and is expected to support and attend as many Chamber or Chamber-related events as possible. The Chamber is directly involved in 7 major events per year: All Wheels Weekend, Christmas Kickoff, Mule Mania, Dayton Days, Dayton on Tour, Chamber Banquet, and Brix & Brew.
All Board members are required to attend and assist in the Annual Chamber Awards Banquet and Blue Mountain Brix & Brew Auction.
Each Board member is encouraged to sit on one operational committee such as Membership, Budget, Marketing, etc.
Comportment and Expectations
The following is expected of each Board Member:
Represent the Chamber in a positive and accurate manner to the public, and if engaged in critical discussion of the Chamber, to provide input to the Executive Director and Board President through appropriate communication lines.
Perform the roles of a Board member which are to support of Chamber programs, events, and staff, and policy development. A Board member is not to get involved in staff management or personnel issues. Those issues are to be directed to the Executive Director. If those issues are considered unresolved, then it may be appropriate to seek the Board President’s involvement.
In addition to serving on event committees and assisting with events, each Board member is expected to attend and support the various Chamber programs such as Cup of Joe, Business After Hours, and special events as they occur.
Engage at Board meetings and provide ideas on how to improve the Chamber’s initiatives and events.