The Gold Circle Award (GCA) Committee advises and assists ASAE with administering the Gold Circle Awards program that recognizes excellence in associations marketing, membership, and communications programs. The GCA Committee works to maintain year-round recognition of the GCA program by connecting great ideas and great people to inspire leadership and achievement within the association community. Volunteers will be expected to accomplish this work through their contributions to meetings and smaller workgroups.
The Gold Circle Awards Committee members:
- Promote the GCA program throughout the year.
- Review GCA program categories and criteria.
- Lead judging process and select the Gold Circle Award for Overall Excellence.
- Develop and identify content to share best practices (ex. Sessions, Articles, Models & Samples, Webinars, etc.).
- Communicate and collaborate with section councils on additional tasks needed to support the GCA Committee.
This group has three working meetings; the first meeting will be the kickoff meeting that will take place in September 2020. This meeting is mandatory for new volunteers. The second meeting will be held in February/March 2021, to select the Gold Circle Award for Overall Excellence recipient. The third meeting will also be a Gold Circle Award Program Debrief meeting in June/July 2021. There will also be a series of virtualized committee meetings held throughout the year for the full committee and subgroups.
- Average 5-10 years association industry experience
- Marketing/Membership/Communications association professional
- Engaged in ASAE (Volunteer, Conference Attendee, Contributor, etc.)
- Committee members (or their organizations) pay their own travel expenses to attend meetings. ASAE does not reimburse Board, Committee, or Council members for travel.
- New volunteers are required to participate in the volunteer group’s kickoff meeting in order to serve.
- Members can only serve on 1 (one) year-long volunteer group (council, committee) at a time.
In principle and in practice, ASAE values and seeks diversity and inclusive practices within the association management industry.
ASAE promotes involvement, innovation, and expanded access to leadership opportunities that maximize engagement across identity groups and professional levels. Identity groups include and are not limited to age, appearance, disability, ethnicity, gender, geographic location, nationality, professional level, race, religion, and sexual orientation.