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HOSPITALITY
Provide support for special events such as speakers and luncheons. Organize refreshments or take photographs for special gatherings. Send out occasional get well and sympathy cards to members needing support.


MARKETING / PUBLICITY
Develop ideas and initiatives for attracting new SBO members and retaining current members.  Promote SBO to the media, other organizations and potential new members.  Create promotional materials and oversee website and social media.


MEMBERSHIP
Process new and renewal applications and checks for annual dues and contributions to SBO.

PLANNING COMMITTEE
Generate and recommend solutions to improve SBO procedures and to address concerns and challenges facing SBO. Develop fundraising ideas and coordinate fundraising efforts.


SPEAKERS
Propose, solicit and schedule a diverse group of speakers on cultural, educational and entertainment topics. Past topics have included the history of spices, maintaining the grounds at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, health care reform, assisted suicide, the golden age of radio and others.

TECHNOLOGY
Maintain and update SBO computer systems. Identify needs and install new programs and updates. Maintain SBO website and social media. Suggest improvements or solutions to technology problems. Maintain electronic and paper archiving as well as record keeping for membership, voucher requests, email lists, special events and volunteer time. Enter data related to event vouchers and membership.

TRAVEL
Research, plan and host same day and overnight, national and international trips. Coordinate with travel companies to make arrangements for admission, transportation and lodging; handle finances and advertise in local newspapers and bulletins. Answer phone inquiries about upcoming trips.

USHERS
Serve as volunteer ushers at SBO-offered events. This may include taking tickets, distributing programs, directing audience to seats, selling concessions or other duties.