To get involved at CHT in areas where you and your work may be especially vital, please consider volunteering to work on one of the organizational committees.  Below is a description of all committees so that you may understand how things work at CHT.  If you would like to be considered as a volunteer member of one or more of them, click CONTACT US above and send us a message!

BOARD STANDING COMMITTEES

FINANCE
Chairperson – Appointed by Board
Members – Treasurer, EPD and other members of the Board of Directors as assigned by President
Meetings – To be determined by committee
Purpose: To maintain fiscal accountability for the organization; to assure the upkeep and improvements to all real property owned by the organization; to assure the ongoing development and administration of an effective membership program; to set financial policies for and oversee the business of the Fund Raising, Membership & Building & Grounds Committees.

DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
Chairperson – Appointed by President
Members – Members of the Board of Directors only; appointed by President
Meetings – To be determined by committee
Purpose: To plan and recommend programs and projects that will further the mission of the organization; to set policy for and oversee the business of the following committees: Marketing, Nominating and Volunteers.

OPERATIONS COMMITTEE
Chairperson – Appointed by President
Members – Members of the Board of Directors only; appointed by President
Meetings – To be determined by committee
Purpose: To assure that all programming furthers the mission of the organization; to assure programming provides outreach opportunities to more members of our community; to assist the organization in recruiting volunteers for committee membership and Programming and events; to set policy for and oversee the business of the following committees: Production, Programming and Education.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Chairperson – President
Members – Officers of the Board, Chairs of Finance, Development and Operations Committees and the EPD.
Meetings – Monthly
Purpose: To determine those issues which require the institution, revision or deletion of policy to be obtained either through an Executive Committee or a Board vote; to attend to the business brought before the members from the three standing Board committees and to determine those issues requiring full Board attention; to assure that the Board follows the annual calendar for all organization affairs.

BOARD WORKING COMMITTEES

AD HOC COMMITTEES
Chairperson – Appointed by President
Members – Appointed by President and Committee Chair
Meetings – Informal and based on need
Purview: Board of Directors
Purpose: To meet the demands, requirements or planning for any sudden or short-term specified need or project for the organization

BUILDING & GROUNDS
Chairperson – Appointed by President
Members - Appointed by President and Committee Chair
Meetings – Informal, between Chair and members as needed.
Purview: EPD and Finance Committee
Purpose: To assure the ongoing upkeep, maintenance and necessary improvements to the physical plant

BYLAWS
Chairperson – Appointed by President
Members – Appointed by President and Committee Chair
Meetings – As needed, but no less than once per year
Purview: Board of Directors
Purpose: To assure the organization’s bylaws remain current and appropriate

EDUCATION
Chairperson – Appointed by President
Members – Appointed by Board President and Committee Chair
Meetings – No less than 6 per year
Purview: EPD
Purpose: To plan, implement and evaluate all performing arts educational programs for children and adults to be sponsored and or produced by the CHT for the community; to assure an ongoing yearly schedule of youth programs for ages 5 to 18, including summer camps, workshops, classes and programs with other agencies; to provide a variety of yearly adult educational opportunities in the form of workshops, lectures, and classes; to assist the EPD in providing services to lesser served areas of the county; to assist in identifying and recruiting appropriate recipients for CHT scholarships and internships and other volunteers for the organization.

FUND RAISING
Chairperson – Appointed by President
Members – Treasurer, appointees by President and Committee Chair
Meetings – At least 6 per year
Purview: EPD and Finance Committee
Purpose: Coordinate all fund raising activities both at will or based on the needs determined by the Finance Committee.

MARKETING
Chairperson – Appointed by the President
Members – EPD and appointees by Board President and Committee Chair
Meetings – To be determined by committee
Purview: EPD
Purpose: To plan and implement a cost effective promotional, publicity and advertising campaign for the Theatre; to plan and implement the look, style and feel of all representative and point of purchase materials including the season brochure and Showbill; to continue to design, develop and keep up to date the CHT web site

MEMBERSHIP
Chairperson – Appointed by President
Members – Secretary and appointees by Board President and Committee Chair
Meetings – To be determined by Committee
Purview - EPD & Development Committee
Purpose: Coordinate the Membership Drive.

NOMINATING
Chairperson – Appointed by President
Members – Secretary and appointees by Board President and Committee Chair
Meetings – To be determined by committee
Purview: Development Committee
Purpose: To recommend the best possible candidates for election to the Board of Directors and to assure that all vacancies are filled in a timely manner.

PROMOTIONS
Chairperson – Appointed by President
Members – EPD and members appointed by Board President and Committee Chair
Meetings – No less than 6 per year
Purview: EPD
Purpose: To identify and approach new populations and markets through targeted ads, distribution of marketing materials, arranging attendance at promotional social gatherings or events or identifying other ways in which the community can become educated about and interested in CHT; to identify and implement production-specific promotions; to write and disperse all CHT press releases; to place pre-designed ads in all publications approved by the EPD and the Marketing Committee; to coordinate yearly Showbill ad sales campaign; to oversee the production of the quarterly newsletter.

PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE
Chairperson – Appointed by President
Members – Appointed by President and Committee Chair
Meetings – To be determined by committee; no less than 6 per year.
Purview: EPD
Purpose: To recommend for Board approval a series of Main Season plays for a propsed season; to discuss and potentially secure any other book-in or special presentations (such presentations to include, but not limited to: Music concerts, lectures, recitals, staged readings, “Black Box” and Experimental Theatre and One-Act plays); to schedule the season.

VOLUNTEERS
Chairperson – Appointed by President
Members – Appointed by President and Committee Chair
Meetings – To be determined by committee
Purview – EPD
Purpose: To attract or recruit a constant flow of volunteers into all aspects of the organization; to work with the business office to record new volunteers into the database; to use the database and other methods to engage specific volunteer candidates to needed areas or production, performance and promotions; to staff house volunteers for all production performances.