List of Officers
There are four offices the subdivision is including in its charter (see Article V, Section 1. Elected Positions). The four people elected to these offices for 2005-06 are below. To email these people, click in the links.
There are several committees which will help plan some of the activities of the subdivision. These committees are listed below, along with their assigned duties from the constitution and by-laws. Listed in bold are those tasks which have been assigned to the committees from the latest MDEC meeting.
The membership committee shall:
1. Maintain a current record of members and to provide all officers and committee chairs with such a list;
2. Maintain an active program for the recruitment of new members;
3. Support Council headquarters in its follow-up of membership renewals; and
4. Keep a written record of the activities conducted to maintain and increase membership.
5. Develop a letter of introduction to interested organizations regarding the purpose and focus of MDEC;
6. Explore MDEC's involvement with ACCESS; and
7. Pursue possible grant/foundation resources for MDEC.
The publications committee shall:
1. Publish the newsletter.
2. Develop a brochure for MDEC which describes our purpose;
3. Collect suggestions from the membership regarding a logo for MDEC; and
4. Construct a board for use in displaying MDEC activities at state and national conferences.
The advocacy committee shall:
1. Develop a legislative program under the direction of the Executive Committee; and
2. Disseminate information pertinent to national and state/provincial legislative programs
3. Draft a diagram of the current picture of the early intervention system in the state of Maine; and
4. Track upcoming legislation and funding (e.g. Start ME Right).
The professional development committee shall:
1. Participate in planning conferences and training events.
2. Plan forums for discussion at MDEC meetings;
3. Recruit speakers for MDEC meetings;
4. Propose fund-raising ideas to help support MDEC members attendance at conferences; and
5. Coordinate work with NAEYC in Maine.
If you are interested in serving on a committee, you may contact one of the officers.
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