I am excited to invite all members of the NASC to volunteer on committees. This is YOUR association, so I strongly encourage you to consider getting involved in one of these rewarding opportunities.
Join a committee.
If you have never volunteered before, you will find that this is a great way to give back to your association and build close relationships with peers in the industry. Your talents, passion, leadership and input are crucial to the NASC and it helps us to build effective, vibrant, inclusive, and multicultural committees.
The NASC is driven by more than 100 committed members who volunteer their time and resources for the good of the organization. Participating on a committee allows you to contribute to the decision-making that positions the NASC as the most valuable resource available to sport tourism professionals.
Here is how you can get involved:
• Refer industry colleagues to join the NASC and attend the Symposium
• Recommend educational content and programming and develop CSEE courses
• Enhance mentoring activities for new members and first time Symposium attendees
• Serve on judging panels for the annual member awards
• Fundraise for the NASC Sports Legacy Fund
The Awards Committee is responsible for developing award categories and criteria for the annual NASC Member Awards. The committee also serves as judges for the various categories.
The Membership Committee oversees membership retention and recruitment. The committee contacts inactive and cancelled members on behalf of the association to encourage them to renew. The committee also evaluates membership benefits and resources on an annual basis.
The Mentoring Committee cultivates relationships with new members to help guide them through their first year of membership. The committee is also responsible for planning and hosting first time attendee activities at the annual Symposium.
Pre-requisites: Committee members must have a minimum of five years of industry experience and be actively involved in the NASC.
Professional Education Committee
The Professional Education Committee assists with the development and implementation annual educational programming including CSEE, Symposium education sessions, and best practices webinars. Committee members are required to join and fully participate in monthly committee calls and continually evaluate the NASC's educational offerings.
Pre-requisites: Must be enrolled in the CSEE Program and must have taken at least three CSEE courses, two live and one online.
Sports Legacy Committee
The Sports Legacy Committee manages the Sports Legacy Fund. The committee establishes the criteria and eligibility requirements for beneficiaries of the fund and selects the beneficiary each year. The committee also coordinates all aspects of the annual fundraiser, including promotion, solicitation of donation items, and ticket sales, as well as equipment donations. Additionally, the committee coordinates community service projects for members at the Symposium and Best Practices Meetings.
The Symposium Committee assists in the planning and execution of the annual NASC Sports Event Symposium. Committee members are required to join and fully participate in monthly committee calls, make recommendations about scheduling and hospitality functions, recruit event owners and promote the Symposium through word of mouth marketing to industry peers and colleagues.
Mike Anderson, CSEE
Executive Director, Myrtle Beach Sports Tourism