Awards Review Task Force

Bob Mayer, CVE - CHAIR
Denny Magruder, CVE - VICE CHAIR
Sherman Bass, CVE
Randy Brown, CVE
Peggy Daidakis
Lionel Dubay
Darius Dunn, CVE
Lawrence Gawronski, CVE
Daniel Huerta
Kevin Mattingly, CVE
Larry Perkins, CVE, CMP, CPP



The task force will work with IAVM staff to review all IAVM awards looking at specific areas that are not currently covered, opportunities to improve the current award categories, as well as streamlining of offerings and value to the membership. 


This is a task force, meaning it is constituted with a specific scope and project timeframe that will provide content and input to staff to enable significant progress toward the Results Policies set by the Board of Directors. This task force is scheduled to end July 2018.

  1. Chair
  2. A minimum of 6 professional or allied members to assist in the development of this project.


Volunteer Code of Conduct:

Be Considerate

You are working with others as a team so be considerate of how your actions or contribution affects your colleagues and the association as a whole.

Be Respectful

Treat one another and members of the association with respect. Everyone can make a valuable contribution to IAVM. We may not always agree, but disagreement is no excuse for poor behavior or poor manners. We might all experience some frustration now and then, but we cannot allow that frustration to turn into a personal attack. We expect the members of IAVM to be respectful when dealing with other volunteers as well as with people from other projects and initiatives.

Be Available

Check your e-mails regularly and answer them promptly—even if it's "I'll get back to you."

Be Honest

Sometimes the hardest thing to say is "no" or admit you've forgotten to do something. Be honest with each other and yourself with regards to what you say and what you can realistically commit to.


Volunteers are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of all proprietary or privileged information to which they are exposed while serving as a volunteer, whether this information involves a single staff, volunteer, client, or other person or involves overall association business. Failure to maintain confidentiality may result in termination of the volunteer's relationship with the committee or other corrective action.

Roles and Responsibilities of the Chair:

  1. Chair – Responsible for ensuring the task force members are effectively engaged in order to achieve the mission. Develops agendas and chairs meetings. Submits reports to the President/CEO and/or staff upon request.
  2. Chair will actively seek input from task force members during regularly scheduled meetings and conference calls.
  3. Chair will actively assign tasks to task force members that are tailored to the needs discussed.


Roles and Responsibilities of Task Force Members:

Collaborate with IAVM staff to –

  1. Participate in at least 80% of regular task force conference calls (typically scheduled one time a month).
  2. Attend VenueConnect (including the Awards Review Task Force meeting at VenueConnect).
  3. Take an active role in projects assigned to the task force.  Most of the time the chair will ask for volunteers, but there will be times when items are assigned.
  4. Work with IAVM staff to develop, if needed, smaller sub-committees to address a specific need.
  5. Provide information on awards for the IAVM Newsletter to communicate additions, changes or updates to our offerings.
  6. Each individual committee / volunteer member will support JustOne, the annual leadership membership drive, by recruiting one new member.
  7. Meet agreed upon deadlines.


Roles and Responsibilities of Staff:

Collaborate with volunteer task force to -

  1. Develop, monitor and achieve budget goals.
  2. Manage all logistics, marketing and sales.
  3. Meet agreed upon deadlines.
  4. Other:
    • Participate on all conference calls and/or meetings.
    • Provide minutes to the task force chair within ten (10) business days of each conference call/meeting, for distribution to the entire task force within twenty (20) business days.




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