The Long Island Center is dedicated to expediting the advancement of women in equal participation in business, industry, and the professions. We achieve our mission and goals by offering a variety of opportunities and diversified programs. Our work is accomplished through the volunteer efforts of dedicated members.
The LI Center Committees are made up of LI Center members that volunteer their time to address particular issues, conduct research, perform community outreach, etc. Some committees are formed for a specific event or time period to produce a specific end result, while other committees are more perpetual in nature and goals evolve and change goals on a yearly or more frequent basis. Committees are responsible for reporting back their findings and proposals for future action.
Committee participation provides members opportunity not only to share, learn, and enhance knowledge and skills; but also to build their individual network by strengthening relationships with other members. Opportunities also include sharing ideas and information; participation in programs, seminars, conferences, task forces, and contributing to the LI Center bi-monthly newsletter. Our Committees, listed below, are focused within five major areas: Membership, Program, Community Relations, Fund Development, and Marketing. Click on the tabs below for more details about each committee.
If you would like to join a committee or suggest a new one, please contact the LI Center management office.
The Membership Committee supports the recruitment and retention of members. Provides direct support and services to members.
New Member Breakfast:
Subcommittee plans and implements an orientation and benefits of membership meeting for new members each year. New members are welcomed and have an opportunity to meet officers and members of the Board of Directors and other Committee Chairs.
The Achiever's Circle Committee supports the efforts of the LI Center in engaging former Achiever Awards recipients' participation in Long Island Center activities and diversified events while providing special venue(s) for past recipients to continue their networking and strengthen their relationships among our women of achievement.
Professional Development Workshop Programs:
Subcommittee assesses needs of members annually and provides specific programs that address those needs and/or professional development issues.
The Speed Networking Committee plans and implements the innovative program offered by the LIC known as "speed networking" periodically throughout the year. The program allows participants to meet each other, promote their expertise, and expand their own individual network within a specific format and time.
The Community Services/Outreach Committee focuses on a variety of collaborative community service projects and events supported by the LI Center that our members support as a LI Center team and/or individually, and, targeted community programmatic opportunities. Collaborations are between the Long Island Center and other organizations and relate to our mission and issues affecting women.
Subcommittee provides scholarship information to LI high schools and colleges for three LI Center Scholarships for young women and women returning to the work force.
Achievers' Awards Dinner:
The major fund raising and marketing event of the year that promotes the achievement of women in various professions and categories. The committee selects honorees, solicits funds through selling of tickets, sponsorships, and special funding packages.
A fund raising and networking event supporting today's business and professional women that uses golf as a business tool. The event includes golf on an executive course and play on miniature golf course for those not into the big game.
Awards/Grants: (A Program based on available funds)
The Awards/Grants Committee coordinates scholarship programs of the LI Center providing scholarship awards to young and experienced women pursuing higher educational experiences to further their knowledge and skill in achieving their goals; and, recognizes leadership by awarding grants to organizations that increase knowledge and skills of young women in their leadership efforts.
The Marketing Committee focuses on increasing awareness of LIC members and the broader community of the Long Island Center for Business & Professional Women, its mission, accomplishments, programs and events by developing an annual marketing plan that highlights our membership options, benefits, opportunities, and the success of our many diversified programs and events.
The Publicity Subcommittee provides direct assistance and supports public relations efforts.
The Newsletter Committee edits, writes articles, solicits information from other committees, and markets special events through "The Network" the LI Center newsletter published 4/5 times each year.
The 'webmaster' and committee provides maintenance and editing support for the website.