Committees

NESTA STANDING COMMITTEES

President and Executive Director serve as Ex Officio on all committees.

AWARDS

Rick Jones, Chair

Tom Ervin

Chad Heinzel

Dave Rodriguez

Parker Pennington IV

Charge: The Awards Committee shall identify suitable candidates for recognition, as determined by NESTA Constitution, By-Laws, and Procedure Manual. The Committee shall bring these candidates' nominations to the NESTA Board in a timely fashion, and provide advice for appropriate public honor.

CONFERENCE

Past President: Ardis Herrold, Chair

President-Elect: Mike Passow

Treasurer: Howard Dimmick

Merchandise Coordinator: Howard Dimmick

Share-a-Thon Coordinator: Michelle Harris

Rock and Mineral Raffle Coordinator: Parker Pennington IV and Kimberly Warschaw

Volunteer Coordinator: Joe Monaco

Conference Logistics: Michelle Harris and Kimberly Warschaw

Charge: The Conference Committee shall cooperate with the President, Executive Director, and selected others to coordinate NESTA participation in NSTA National and Area Conferences on Science Education, and other meetings when appropriate.

FIELD TRIP COMMITTEE

Richard Jones

Wendy Van Norden

Parker Pennington IV

Ron Fabich

The Committee will arrange for the NESTA Field trip at the NSTA National Conference and other venues, as can be arranged.

FINANCE

Treasurer: Howard Dimmick, Chair

Parker Pennington IV

Marlene DiMarco

Jay Sinclair

Charge: The Finance Committee shall maintain an accurate record of NESTA's financial status, and advise the Executive Committee and Board in development and modification of the annual Budget.

MEMBERSHIP

Membership Coordinator: Lisa Alter, Chair

Wendy Van Norden

Ron Fabich

Michelle Harris

Joe Monaco

Gilles Reimer

Lisa Alter

Charge: The Membership Committee shall keep accurate record of current members, stimulate efforts to attract new members, encourage renewal, and attempt to bring back lapsed members.

NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS

President-Elect: Mike Passow, Chair

Wendy Van Norden

Gilles Reimer

Richard Jones

Charge: The Nominations and Elections Committee shall be appointed by the President to prepare and present a slate of nominees to the membership by mail and/or electronic means prior to the date when officers are to be elected. Any member in good standing may submit nominations to the committee. The Committee shall also conduct the election in accordance with established guidelines.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Representatives from Website, Conference, Publications, Awards, Membership, Finance, and Public Information

Richard Jones

Jenelle Hopkins

Chad Heinzel

Dave Rodriguez

Lisa Alter

Peter Dorofy

Charge: The Professional Development Committee shall coordinate with other Committees and the Executive Board plans to provide opportunities for enhancing knowledge and experience of NESTA members through field trips, short courses, Earth and Space Science Days, and other venues.

PUBLICATIONS

Linda Knight, Chair

Tom Ervin, TES Editor

Richard Jones, E-News Editor

Parker Pennington IV

Howard Dimmick

Ardis Herrold

Lisa Alter

Charge: The Publications Committee shall provide oversight for all print and electronic publications of this organization.

VOLUNTEERS

Joe Monaco, Chair

Peter Dorofy

Charge: The Volunteers Committee coordinates NESTA members who provide time at NSTA national and area conferences, and in other venues.

WEB SITE

Jack Hentz, Chair

Parker Pennington IV

Julia Genyuk

Howard Dimmick

Ardis Herrold

Charge: The Web Site Committee shall work together with the President, Executive Director, and selected others to develop the NESTA website and make timely suggestions for its improvement to serve our Mission.

ESTA COORDINATOR

Ron Fabich, Chair

Parker Pennington IV

Jenelle Hopkins

Howard Dimmick

Charge: The Affiliates Coordinator shall seek out State Earth Science Teachers interested in developing formal arrangements with NESTA and work with them to help develop state organizations and the requisite suite of services they require.

PROCEDURES MANUAL

Parker Pennington IV, chair

Howard Dimmick

Tom Ervin

Charge: To update the Procedures Manual to reflect current operating procedures of NESTA.


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