BE INVOLVED…JOIN A COMMITTEE
As it is said, you get out of your association as much as you give back to your association through your involvement. As a national organization without a regional or local structure, we don’t anticipate that everyone will have the resources or time to be involved. Members who volunteer for our Board of Directors or Committees are not paid and pay most of their travel and lodging expenses to attend meetings. We do ask that all our members have minimal involvement by:
- Abiding by the IHTA Code of Ethics
- Use the IHTA Logo
- Attend Regional Meetings when in your area
- Attend Seminars offered at Regional Trade Shows
With that in mind however, many industry members want to give back to their industry and be involved. There are several committees you can serve as a member or if your ready to make a major plunge, you can be nominated to be on our National Board of Directors. Below is a brief description of each committee and their responsibilities. Committee members are appointed by their respective Committee Chairs. New Board Members can be appointed anytime during the year by a majority vote of the sitting Board Members at any regular or special meeting of the Board OR they can be nominated by the Nominating Committee and elected by the General Membership.
MEETINGS: Committee and Board of Directors Meetings are held four (4) times a year in January April, July, October and may be held in conjunction with other industry meetings or shows.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS: The IHTA National Board of Directors is responsible for all aspects of the organization but primarily spends it’s time approving committee programs and setting a direction for the organization. The Board is solely responsible for setting organization policy including annual budget and calendar.
To become involved in a committee, download and submit the Committee Interest Form via email or fax. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 941-764-6050.