The Fundraising committee is dedicated to philanthropic efforts of the organization, coordinating charitable events that involve the entire community and encourage participation. The GFWC El Portal Woman's Club has actively been involved in many charitable movements throughout the years and these efforts symbolize their values as an organization.
Our Public Relations committee is in charge of creating and implementing a plan to get the word out about the club's initiatives and news, with the purpose of raising community awareness and involvement. This committee is responsible for advertising and promoting all the club's activities.
In addition to maintaining the website and calendar of events, the PR committee also raises club awareness through the facebook page and neighborhood forum nextdoor. The committee also develops event promotions and communications to encourage community attendance and participation. In the winter, the committee organizes the annual "I Love El Portal" Photo Contest, to raise awareness and commemorate our beautiful village.
The finance committee is in charge of all monetary matters between the Village of El Portal and El Portal Woman’s Club. Although a non-profit organization, they ensure that financial activities take place in compliance with guidelines of section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code. The financial committee collects annual dues paid by members in accordance with the club rules. They are also responsible for voting for committee members and contributing to approving General Fund Budgets. The committee provides financial oversight for the organization such as budgeting, financial reporting and planning, and monitoring that financial expenditures are being spent as planned.
The Membership Committee’s duties include recruiting and welcoming new members. They are responsible for growing the GFWC El Portal Woman’s Club membership and making sure community members are informed about what the club is and its mission. They are also involved in helping to organize monthly business meetings and socials, often involving philanthropy and community service.
As an official member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, they lead community service projects and then discuss ways to improve and further these goals during meetings. They are heavily involved in educational, philanthropy and community service efforts and coordinating all committees to be aligned when facilitating certain events. The Program Chair oversees and assigns duties to all community service program sub-committee chairs. They promote programs for visual arts, dance, music, and theatre and arrange projects to create a greater understanding of local resources available to the Village.