Volunteering for an IGIA Committee Is a Great Way to Network, Boost Your Business and Build Your Career. Sign up Today!


Volunteering for an IGIA Committee Is a Great Way to Network, Boost Your Business and Build Your Career. Sign up Today!

The Iowa Grocery Industry Association has many working committees that are essential to our success as an organization. Volunteering also can build your network as well as boost your business and your career. Please take advantage of this opportunity to add your name to IGIA’s list to take part in one or more of the committees listed below. Most committees meet 2-4 times per year or as needed. Fill out and fax the volunteer form to 515.270.0316 or contact Annie Schlink, IGIA events and education coordinator, aschlink@iowagrocers.com, 515.270.2628 to join a committee today.

Advocacy Committee: 
Charged with ensuring the Association supports cause-related initiatives that are strategically aligned with the organization’s mission, vision and legislative priorities. Meets 3-4 times annually.

Ambassadors Committee:
Help us welcome new members by being an IGIA ambassador. This job involves calling new members, inviting new members to attend events and introducing these newbies to others at events.

Convention Auction Committee:
Got a competitive drive? This committee requires individuals to make calls and solicit companies for donations to the live and silent auctions, which benefit the Iowa Grocers Education Foundation. Drive, persistence and follow-up needed! Meets 4-5 times, February-June.

Convention Committee:
Feeling creative? Assist IGIA staff in planning convention activities, speakers and networking events. Have fun while using your imagination and exploring your inventive side. Meets 5–7 times, December-June.

Fall Golf Classic Committee:
Members plan and organize the fall golf classic. This includes obtaining sponsorships and company participation. Meets 2 times, August-September.

Government Relations Committee:
Make a difference! Plan and participate in the decisions concerning legislation affecting the grocery industry. Follow the different bills, talk with legislators as needed and work on IGIA’s legislative events. Meets 2-3 times, October-February or as issues arise.

IGIA Women’s Network Committee:
Guide this group in fulfilling its mission to provide education, support, encouragement, leadership and networking opportunities to advance women in the grocery industry. Meets 3-4 times annually.

Membership Committee:
Develop innovative ways to attract new members as well as retain current members. Meets 3-4 times annually.

Scholarship Golf Classic Committee:
Help plan the scholarship golf classic, which benefits the Iowa Grocers Education Foundation. Make calls to solicit companies for raffle prizes, sponsorships and participation, Meets 4-5 times, January-May.

Want to be involved, but none of these fit you? Check “Other” and IGIA staff will contact you regarding other important opportunities.

Complete and return the volunteer form to the IGIA office:
2540 106th Street, Suite 102 | Urbandale, Iowa 50322 | Fax: 515.270.0316 or email it to aschlink@iowagrocers.com

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