Standing Committees

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NESTA currently has ten standing committees. They are; Awards, ESTAs, Field Trips, Finance, Internet Presence, Membership, Nominations and Elections, Procedures Manual, Professional Development/Conferences, and Publications. To meet the needs of our members, NESTA officers may convene additional committees. The President and Executive Director serve as Ex Officio members on all committees.

Awards

Rick Jones, Chair
Tom Ervin, Co-Chair
Howard Dimmick

Charge: The Awards Committee shall identify suitable candidates for recognition, as determined by NESTA Constitution, By-Laws, and Procedures Manual. The Committee shall bring these candidates' nominations to the NESTA Board in a timely fashion, and provide advice for appropriate public honor.

ESTAs (Earth Science Teacher Associations)

Parker Pennington IV
Howard Dimmick
Jay Sinclair

Charge: The Affiliates Committee shall seek out State Earth Science Teachers interested in developing formal arrangements with NESTA, then help them to develop relationships with NESTA to enhance the suite of services they can provide.

Field Trips

Missy Holzer
Elaine Bohls-Graham

Charge: The Field Trips Committee will arrange for NESTA field trips at NSTA National Conferencs and other venues, as can be arranged.

Finance

Howard Dimmick, Treasurer and Chair
Rick Jones
Tom Ervin

Charge: The Finance Committee shall maintain an accurate record of NESTA's financial status, and advise the Executive Committee and Board in development and modification of the annual Budget.

Internet Presence

Carla McAuliffe, Website and Chair
Ardis Herrold, Professional Development/Webinars
David Thesenga, Facebook Curator
John-Henry Cottrell, Twitter Curator
Rick Jones, E-News Editor
Wendy DeMers, Calendar Keeper
Howard Dimmick
Joe Monaco
Elaine Bohls-Graham
Susan Meabh Kelly
Earla Durfee

Charge: The Internet Presence Committee shall work together with the President, Executive Director, and selected other members to develop and promote outreach efforts through NESTA's social media channels, website, and E-News. Our Internet presence includes offering webinars, providing Teaching Resources, and advocating for Earth system science education.

Membership

Joe Monaco, Chair
Parker Pennington, IV
John-Henry Cottrell
Andrew Boyd
Jay Sinclair

Charge: The Membership Committee shall keep accurate record of current members, stimulate efforts to attract new members, encourage renewal, and attempt to bring back lapsed members.

Nominations and Elections

Rick Jones, President-Elect and Chair
Dana Smith
Chris Campbell
John-Henry Cottrell
Andrew Boyd

Charge: The Nominations and Elections Committee shall be appointed by the President to prepare and present a slate of nominees to the membership by mail and/or electronic means prior to the date when officers are to be elected. Any member in good standing may submit nominations to the committee. The Committee shall also conduct the election in accordance with established guidelines.

Procedures Manual

Parker Pennington IV
Missy Holzer
Tom Ervin

Charge: To update the Procedures Manual to reflect current operating procedures of NESTA.

Professional Development/Conferences

Ardis Herrold, Chair
Chris Campbell
Missy Holzer
Susan Meabh Kelly
Earla Durfee
Howard Dimmick, Merchandise Coordinator
Joe Monaco, Volunteer Coordinator
Parker Pennington IV, Rock & Mineral Raffle Coordinator
Carla McAuliffe, Share-a-thon Coordinator

Charge: The Professional Development/Conferences Committee shall coordinate with other Committees and the Executive Board plans to provide opportunities for enhancing knowledge and experience of NESTA members through field trips, short courses, Earth and Space Science Days, and other venues. The Committee shall shall cooperate with the President, Executive Director, and selected others to coordinate NESTA participation in NSTA National and Area Conferences on Science Education, and other meetings when appropriate.

Publications

Howard Dimmick
Tom Ervin
Billy Goodman
Doug Lombardi
Mona Cloys
Bev Berekian
Rick Jones, E-News Editor

Charge: The Publications Committee shall provide oversight for all print and electronic publications of this organization.