Communication Committee

Committee Chair

Tim Phelps
P.O. Box 40627, Melrose Station
Nashville, TN 37204

CHARTER

(Public Affairs Committee)

OBJECTIVES:  Insure information is disseminated about the Society and the Forestry Profession,  to Society members, cooperators, the general public and the national office.

     Insure that Forestry Fund Projects fulfill the intent of the fund and that K-T SAF applications for funds have a competitive opportunity for acceptance.

ORGANIZATION:  The Committee shall consist of a Chairman and at least 2 and no more than 6 additional members. The K-T SAF Chairman shall appoint the Chairman and members of the committee. The Chairman will attempt to appoint an equal number of members from each state. Each state must be represented by a minimum of one member. The Communications Committee Chair for each K-T SAF meeting will automatically become a member of the communications committee for the year before the meeting.

ACTIVITIES:  The committee will work with the K-T membership, other K-T committees, cooperators and the public to provide information, photographs and video to the media about programs, meetings, awards and accomplishments of the Society and members of the Society. The committee will insure that the media has the opportunity to obtain appropriate access to meetings and events so that information can be provided to the public.

     The Chairman will be responsible for assuring that the above information is transmitted to the national office for possible distribution through national publications and media outlets.

     Work with the national committee on Communications/Public Affairs to promote national initiatives at the Kentucky/Tennessee level and assist in providing media contacts for use by the National Office.

     The committee is charged with responsibility to accept and review all Forester Fund applications for completeness and appropriateness in following fund objectives. The committee will assist applicants as necessary to improve the competitiveness of the proposal for approval. The committee will make an appropriate recommendation for action to the Executive Committee.

     The committee shall meet at least once each year to prepare a written report to be submitted at the Winter K-T SAF meeting. The report will summarize activities for the year with supporting documents attached.

AMENDMENTS:  This charter may be amended by majority vote of the Executive Committee.

Approved by Executive Committee  ___/s/ Jeffrey W. Stringer____ Date January 24, 2001

                                                                                      K-T SAF Chairman