HOSPITALITY – Provides support for special events such as speakers and luncheons. Organizes refreshments or take photographs for special gatherings.
MARKETING / PUBLICITY – Develops ideas and initiatives for attracting new SBO members and retaining current members. Promotes SBO to the media, other organizations and potential new members. Creates promotional materials and oversees website and social media.
MEMBERSHIP – Processes new and renewal applications and checks for annual dues and contributions to SBO.
PLANNING – Generates and recommends solutions to improve SBO procedures and to address concerns and challenges facing SBO. Develops fundraising ideas and coordinates fundraising efforts.
SPEAKERS – Proposes, solicits and schedules 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 – Maintains and updates SBO computer systems, website and social media sites; manages file archiving, membership record keeping, voucher requests, email lists, special events and volunteer time.
TRAVEL – Researches, plans and hosts same day and overnight, national and international trips. Coordinates with travel companies to make arrangements for admission, transportation and lodging; handles finances and advertises in local newspapers and bulletins. Answers phone inquiries about upcoming trips.
USHERS – Committee members serve as volunteer ushers at SBO-offered events. This may include taking tickets, distributing programs, directing audience to seats, selling concessions or other duties.