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ASC’s success would not be possible without the hard work of our many committees who organize our fundraising events, develop our membership, and publicize our events. Please read below for more information about ASC’s Committees and contact one of the ASC Chairs Committee Chair,  if you are interested in getting more involved, click here to download the form.

Development

This committee is ASC’s primary source of fundraising.
We provide training on raising money.

Underwriting

This committee is vital to each year’s success. The committee is responsible for developing a list of target corporations, vendors, and law firms; preparing and either emailing or mailing (as appropriate) an underwriting packet for the corporations, vendors, and law firms; tracking the status of all sponsorship outreach in ASC’s online customer relationship management program; and following up to encourage donations and sponsorships.

This committee is seeking detail-oriented members who can assist us in tracking our sponsorship outreach efforts and members who have strong connections in the community and are willing to solicit Luncheon sponsorship.

Heart and Sole 5K (and 1 mile Fun Run)

This committee organizes all facets of the Heart & Sole 5K/Fun Run, which takes place at White Rock Lake around Valentine’s Day. The committee coordinates the location of the event, determines the date of the event with input from the ASC Luncheon Co-Chairs, promotes the event, secures sponsors, organizes corporate teams, and facilitates set-up and other needs on the day of the event.

The 5k Committee is looking for energetic members who can assist with promoting the event through rack card distribution at local races, stuffing goody bags, and securing both corporate sponsors and in-kind donors for food, beverages, and entertainment.

Silent Auction

This committee is responsible for handling all aspects of the ASC Silent Auction, which typically takes place in April. This includes coordinating the location of the event and all food and drinks; working with the graphics designer and graphics liaison to design the invitation; coordinating with ASC membership and the Beneficiary to obtain silent auction items; and organizing the silent auction, including creating a spreadsheet of all silent auction items, preparing the silent auction preview, collecting all silent auction items, preparing the items and bid sheets for the silent auction, and collecting the money from all silent auction winners.

This committee is seeking energetic and organized members who are willing to solicit unique and desirable auction items and who can assist with all aspects of silent auction preparation and set up

Day of Luncheon

These committees coordinate everything needed for the day of the luncheon.

Luncheon Arrangements Committee

This committee is responsible for all facets of organizing the yearly Luncheon, including: securing the hotel and the audio/visual service provider; selecting the Luncheon menu; creating the Luncheon PowerPoint slides to recognize our sponsors and members; soliciting and supervising volunteers for set-up the night before and day of the Luncheon; coordinating the pre-Luncheon VIP Reception; managing all set-up, registration, and any book-signing details; securing necessary signage; coordinating with the Centerpiece Committee to set up Luncheon tables; and coordinating with the Beneficiary to provide donation envelopes for the tables and to collect all envelopes from the tables post-Luncheon.

This committee is seeking energetic members who can assist with Luncheon planning (which usually kicks off in January) and members who can commit time the night before and day of the Luncheon to assist in all aspects of producing the Luncheon.

Centerpieces

This committee is responsible for all aspects of the centerpieces that are placed on each table and offered for sale at the Luncheon, including: designing the concept for the centerpieces; identifying in-kind sponsors who can provide materials for the centerpieces (e.g., vessels and filler); ensuring centerpieces arrive at the Luncheon site in advance of the Luncheon; preparing written tags for the centerpieces, if necessary; coordinating with the Beneficiary to provide table envelopes for centerpiece sales; and coordinating with the Luncheon Arrangements Committee to place centerpieces on the tables either the night before or day of the Luncheon.

The Centerpiece Committee is looking for creative members who have ideas for unique centerpieces and/or relationships with vendors who might be willing to donate materials for the centerpieces.

Speaker Committee

This committee is responsible for managing all the details related to the Luncheon’s speaker, from start to finish. This includes working with the Beneficiary and a speakers bureau to identify potential speakers; negotiating and finalizing the speaker contract; providing support for the chosen speaker both pre-Luncheon and on the day of the Luncheon, including coordinating calls with the speaker, creating the speaker’s schedule, arranging all transportation for the speaker, providing any special requests of the speaker, and escorting the speaker on the day of the Luncheon.

This committee is seeking members who appreciate the nuances in selecting a great luncheon speaker.

Member Outreach

These committees work in close contact with our members to promote ASC and our members.

Communications

This committee is responsible for issuing ASC’s monthly newsletter by coordinating with the committee co-chair(s) to get their monthly update and drafting additional newsletter contents with input from the ASC Lead Co-Chairs. This committee also is responsible for coordinating with ASC’s web designer to update content on ASC’s webpage; coordinating all aspects of the publicity for ASC’s public events, including developing content for ASC’s external publicity firm, negotiating with advertising companies (e.g., D CEO and Texas Lawyer) to secure in-kind donation of advertising space, and working with a graphics designer to design advertising within required specifications; and managing all social media, including ASC’s Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter profiles.

This committee is seeking members who can coordinate with the other ASC committees on a monthly basis to prepare the newsletters and members who are adept in social media outreach.

Membership

This committee is responsible for all administration relating to ASC members, including: tracking the membership status of all ASC members; collecting all membership forms and dues; promoting ASC to new members; maintaining and updating all membership-related forms; coordinating with the Beneficiary regarding ASC membership lists and/or dues; and working with the Invitations and Programs committees to provide updated ASC membership lists for all published materials.

This committee is seeking energetic members who can help promote ASC among women lawyers to increase our membership and members who are detail-oriented to assist with proofreading the Luncheon invitations and programs

Meeting Arrangements

This committee is responsible for finding hosts for the ASC monthly planning meetings, working with the hosts or other vendor sponsors to provide lunch for the meetings, and preparing and sending a meeting invitation to all members.

This committee is seeking members who can secure law firm conference room space and lunch sponsors for our planning meetings in advance. Attendance at each meeting is encouraged, but not required.

Networking

This committee is responsible for all aspects of ASC’s member-only events that allow members to facilitate connections within the legal community. This includes coordinating the location of each event and all food and drinks; securing event sponsors; creating and sending the event invitation to all members; coordinating with the Communications Committee to publicize the event; and coordinating with the Membership Committee to ensure that attendees are active members.

This committee is seeking members who can assist in securing networking event sponsors and/or organizing at least one of the networking events. ASC typically sponsors three networking events each year: a fashion show in the downtown Dallas area in September; a professional development seminar in the Addison area in January; and a CLE seminar in the Plano area in March.

Public Outreach

These committees focus on our contact with the public and the materials that represent ASC.

Invitations

This committee is responsible for designing the Luncheon invitation, in conjunction with a graphics designer; updating the invitation list, using underwriting target lists, Beneficiary contacts, and a list from the State Bar of Texas of all women lawyers licensed in Dallas, Collin, and Denton Counties; and arranging the printing, addressing, stuffing, and mailing of the invitation.

This committee is seeking members who have a creative streak to assist in developing the design concept for the invitation and members who are detail-oriented to assist in proofreading the invitations.

Programs

This committee is responsible for designing the Luncheon program, in conjunction with a graphics designer and the Invitations Committee; coordinating with the other ASC committees to collect and insert content for the Luncheon programs; and arranging the printing and delivery of the programs for the Luncheon.

This committee is seeking members who have a creative streak to assist in developing the design concept for the program/invitation and members who are detail-oriented to assist in proofreading the programs.

Publicity

This committee is responsible for coordinating all aspects of the publicity for the Luncheon both pre-luncheon and post-luncheon, including coordinating with The Margulies Group, working with a graphics designer to design D CEO and Texas Lawyer ads, and choosing and coordinating with the photographer for the Silent Auction and pre-luncheon reception.

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