Membership Committee


Leslie Richardson


Administer the process by which the Greater Island Council obtains new members. The process includes identification, recruitment, development and nomination of prospective new members by current members. Membership Committee evaluates nominees and then forwards nomination packages to the Executive Committee for ultimate approval.

Meeting Schedule / Location:

Work conducted principally by email.


Participation is limited to active GIC members. GIC members interested in service on the Membership Committee should advise the chair so that they may be considered for the next opening.

Goals and Strategies:

The most important responsibility of this committee is to keep the membership involved and engaged with the work of the GIC. This committee is also responsible for evaluating nominations of candidates, with the goal of determining whether prospective new members have such ability, energy and commitment to the community as would result in the person being actively involved and making significant contributions to the accomplishment of the goals of the Greater Island Council.

Our goal is to develop a membership body which is committed, collaborative, and diverse. Additionally, we keep orientation materials current and give orientation information to new members in a timely fashion. Lastly, we work with the Treasurer to keep dues current.


We have motivated and enabled current GIC members, who are the principal actors in keeping the GIC membership strong, to nominate a highly qualified group of new members.