Purpose: The RPAC Committee is responsible for developing an ongoing education and awareness program for the Association. This program shall include a minimum of one RPAC fundraising event annually that the Committee will plan and coordinate with member and staff assistance. As a demonstration of their commitment to RPAC, each member of this Committee shall donate a minimum of $35.00 annually to RPAC.
The RPAC Committee is responsible for establishing an effective communications strategy designed to inform members of the Association’s annual RPAC goal and to provide members regular updates of their progress toward fulfilling that goal. In monitoring the donations largely obtained through dues billing, the Committee shall determine if and when it is necessary to identify and engage in other activities, such as an additional fundraising event, in order to meet goal.
The RPAC Committee shall convene with the Legislative Committee during the local election cycle when it is time to interview and vet candidates for the financial support and endorsement of their campaigns for local elected office.
Qualification Considerations: Given the unique nature of an RPAC Committee, it should be populated by appointment only. SMAR members in or seeking public elected office are ineligible for RPAC Committee membership. In order to achieve the objectives of the mission statement, the Committee members must be regular RPAC donors with an emphasis on major donors. Each member must be ready, willing, and able to work peer to peer to educate members as to the benefits of RPAC, to ask for their financial support and to plan a successful annual RPAC fundraiser.
Meetings: As needed.