Eurographics needs you
BackgroundYour association is run entirely by volunteer effort. Some jobs like Secretary , Treasurer, are high profile, require a lot of time, effort, international travel, and election to the Executive Committee. Most of the work is not like that. It can be done from the comfort of your office or home! Only a few hours per week/ per month or per year is valuable to the Association.
We need more help to make sure the Association continues it successful work. We need YOU!
How is the Association run?Formally the Association is run by an Executive Committee (EXC) of about 21 people. Each person serves a three year term, and therefore 7 people retire and 7 people are elected each year. It meets twice a year and its role is to establish the policy.
The elects from its membership, an Executive Board (EXB) consisting of chairman, two vice-chairman, secretary, treasurer, assistant treasurer, chairman of operations, publications, professional, promotions, workshops & working groups boards. The EXB is responsible for the day to day running of the Association. It meets twice a year, in between each EXC meeting.
Each of the Operations, Publications, Professional, Workshops & Working Groups, Promotions boards has a number of members, who are NOT generally elected. They meet about once a year, usually at the annual conference.
There are a number of areas which are generally by invitation only, such as: member of the Computer Graphic Forum Editorial Panel, member of the programme committee of a workshop, member of the annual conference programme committee. Other areas that need volunteers, are in organizing events, such as workshops or seminars, or for the real crazy, the annual conference. If you want to do technical work then volunteer for to drive a working group. On the other hand if you feel you are not ready for "Europe" why not volunteer to help your local chapter.
I want to volunteer, what's next?First look at each area where you might contribute :
- Executive Committee (policy making)
- Boards (converting policy into practice)
- Working Groups (technical work)
- Workshops (organizing)
- Annual Conference (organizing)
- Chapters (all areas)