OARS Committees

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Permanent Committees

Executive. Has all of the powers of the Board of Directors in the management, control and oversight of the activities and affairs of the organization in the intervals between meetings of the Board of Directors. Its members include the officers: President, Vice-President, Clerk, and Treasurer. Chaired by the President.
Finance. Oversees the financial accounting and preparation of the annual budget. Chaired by the Treasurer.
Governance/Nominating. Proposes policies and revisions to the bylaws to ensure the smooth functioning and accountability of the organization. Prepares a list of nominees to fill offices and positions on the Board of Directors for a vote by the members at the Annual Meeting.

Working Committees

Development. Seeks and recommends strategies and actions to increase OARS’ membership and financial base.
Education. Guides projects and programs to educate local children to become better stewards of their water resources. These include the summer Water Wise Workshops for ages 6-10, and the Intel-OARS Environmental Innovators Contest and Innovators Workshops for high school students.
Public Outreach. Brainstorms and implements activities to engage watershed communities in river stewardship, assists in organizing and running OARS events. Proposes topics for public talks.
Stewardship. Assesses what science, recreation and advocacy work is needed to fulfill OARS’ mission and gives feedback on its progress. Undertakes hands-on stewardship activities and advises Board on advocacy actions.