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MISSION

The LYDIA Auxiliary Board’s mission is defined as a group of active young professionals dedicated to supporting the mission of LYDIA Home Association’s residential program through volunteering, outreach and fundraising.

As ambassadors of LYDIA, the Auxiliary Board members raise awareness about LYDIA’s mission and provide the community with opportunities to get involved with the 40 children and teens who live at LYDIA. The members of the board are dedicated sponsors to the LYDIA residents, providing them with support through various initiatives throughout the year to cultivate improved mind, body and spirit.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop, organize and implement annual event(s) for the purpose of generating awareness and financial resources for LYDIA’s residential program.
  • Organize and execute the annual Christmas Party.
  • Plan and volunteer at monthly birthday parties for residents.
  • Plan and volunteer at various events: college/job fairs, health and wellness events, weekend activities/outings, tutoring, etc.
  • Advocate for LYDIA’s residential program and LYDIA as an agency at professional and community affiliations.
  • Help LYDIA obtain corporate sponsorship and introductions to new contacts.

EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP

*President: Leads quarterly meetings; develops new initiatives; liaison between board and LYDIA.

*VP Fundraising & Corporate Sponsorship: Identifies, seeks and manages corporate donations and support; collaborates with board members to identify opportunities; leverages relationships and campaigns for support for specific projects and initiatives; develops prospects and nurtures campaign with short and long term goals; reports to President.

*VP Membership: Recruits new members; manages members by encouraging participation; works with Secretary to ensure proper communication; reports to President.

*VP Events: Oversees all events; manages and coordinates event calendar; reports to President and works directly with VP Fundraising & Corporate Sponsorship and VP Membership.

*Publicity/Social Media Chair: Communicates information to members via newsletter and social media; communicates updates to LYDIA; handles correspondence with third parties when needed; reports to President.

*Treasurer: Tracks budget; approves spending/reimbursements; signee on account (if applicable); reports to VP Fundraising & Corporate Sponsorship.

Advisor/LYDIA Staff Member: Liaison between board and LYDIA; Acts as advisor to board on LYDIA policies and practices; coordinates scheduling of resident’s events.

*Birthday Party Planner: Plans and coordinates each birthday party; maintains schedule and oversees day of event (or assigns point person for day of party); reports to VP Events and LYDIA Advisor.

*Executive leadership positions are held for a  one year term. Nominating committee appoints individuals for consideration and a vote among Auxiliary Members may be held if more than one individual is appointed for consideration.

MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS

Active Membership:

  • Support the mission of LYDIA
  • Commit to a term of at least one year
  • Invest in LYDIA through an annual membership fee of $100
  • Attend two general meetings (out of four annually)
  • Participate and help plan at least two birthday parties each year
  • Participate in at least one board event
  • Community outreach to friends and families to encourage event attendance, raffle tickets, volunteerism and monetary and in-kind donations

Active Membership Benefits:

  • Name recognition on Board invitations (when appropriate)
  • Recognized on LYDIA’s website
  • Opportunities to enjoy special privileges such as invitations to special events, behind the scenes tours, etc.

Partner Membership Requirements:

  • Support the mission of LYDIA
  • Invest in LYDIA through an annual membership fee of $50
  • Participate in at minimum two board events per year (includes birthday parties, events and general meetings)
  • Community outreach to friends and families to encourage event attendance, raffle tickets, volunteerism and monetary and in-kind donations

Partner Membership Benefits:

  • Recognized on LYDIA’s website
  • Opportunities to enjoy special privileges such as invitations to special events, behind the scenes tours, etc.
  • Volunteer at two birthday parties a year