The Association uses Committee’s to support its mission and manage its activities.

Article 6 in the By-laws establishes the following committee types:

  • Standing Committee (6.2)   (A permanent group created to manage a specific part of the Associations affairs)
  • Special Committee (6.3) (A limited life group created to manage a specific task then be dissolved when complete)
  • Nominating Committee (6.4) (Managing elections)

General Rules regarding Committees Operation:

  1. A Committee can be chaired by a Director, but it is not required.
  2. A Committee can be chaired by Member.
  3. Each Committee Chair, with Board approval,  may select one or more   Association Members to serve   as Committee members.
  4. All Committees report directly to the Board of Directors.
  5. Committees do not have the authority to spend Association funds unless it was budgeted or approved by the Board in advance.
  6. A Committee Chair, or their designated representative, can report at a Board Meeting to the Directors.
  7. Committee actions must be approved by the Board of Directors.
  8. A Committee Chair will be given Administrative Access to the Associations Website in order to access collateral material, have a folder to store files and such needed to fulfill their role.

Standing Committees and their Role:

Social Committee

Gloria Dragani, Chairperson

SandpiperBayCommunitySocial@gmail.com

  1.  The purpose of the Social Committee is to foster a cohesive community by organizing fun, interesting events for the Association Membership so that neighbors can meet and socialize with each other.
  2. This committee promotes, organizes and manages all aspects of an event.
  3. As an Event typically requires funding and may be budgeted by the Board in the Budget.  The Chair coordinates all monetary transactions with the Treasurer. Request for funds go through the Treasurer and are approved by the Board of Directors.
  4. Annually, the Committee advises the Treasurer of expect budget needs for the following year.
  5. This Committee has multiple folders under the Admin menu on the Associations Website and the Chair has Admin access to the website.
  6. The Committee is responsible for reporting the Board in writing on their meeting and projects.
  7. The Committee is assigned email account SandpiperBayCommunitySocial@gmail.com.  Committee Chair is responsible for regularly checking this email account and distributing and or forwarding messages.

 

Marketing Committee

Dan Hammer, Chairperson

SandpiperBayCommunityMarketing@gmail.com

  1. The purpose of the Marketing Committee is to raise awareness of the Association with the Sandpiper Bay Development through various means including, but not limited to a. targeted mailing; b. the Associations website; c. member neighborhood outreach; and d. connecting with local merchants to sponsor the Association.
  2. This committee promotes, organizes and manages all aspects of marketing the Association.
  3. Marketing campaigns and advertising content is presented to the Board in advance and must be approved.
  4. As the committee works with both spending funds on marketing but raising funds through attracting Sponsors, funding and may be budgeted by the Board in the Budget.  The Chair coordinates all monetary transactions with the Treasurer. Request for funds go through the Treasurer and are approved by the Board of Directors.
  5. The Committee expects to be revenue neutral in that the funds it needs will be generating from creating Sponsorships with Local Business.
  6. Annually, advises the Treasurer of expected expenses for the following year and expected Sponsor income.
  7. This Committee has a folder under the Admin menu on the Associations Website and the Chair has Admin access to the website.
  8. The Committee is responsible for reporting the Board on the status of each activity.
  9. The Committee coordinates with the Technology Committee for updating sponsor adverts on the Associations website.
  10. The Committee is assigned email account SandpiperBayCommunityMarketing@gmail.com.  Committee Chair is responsible for regularly checking this email account and distributing and or forwarding messages.

 

Civic Affairs Committee

Marc Ginsberg, Chairperson

  1. The purpose of the Civic Affairs Committee is to promote the best of the Sandpiper Bay subdivision to city and county leaders, to represent the Associations views on issues important to the Members to city leaders, to encourage member participation in the community in which they live, while also raising the quality of life within Sandpiper Bay subdivision boundaries.
  2. The Civic Affairs
  3. The Civic Affairs committee stays on top of City Counsel and other government agencies and reports back to the Board as needed.
  4. The Committee does not have budget or spending responsibility or authority.

 

Community Patrol Committee

Don Harris, Chairperson

  1. The Community Safety Committee has a long commitment to the safety of the Sandpiper Bay subdivision.
  2. They supplement Port St Lucie Police by regularly patrolling the subdivision for issues involving Code Violations, Resident issues, Member Complaints.
  3. The committee members take a City of St Lucie class to be certified to be on Community Patrols task.
  4. The committee members report back to city agencies or police on issues meriting their attention.
  5. The Committee Chair reports at all Board Meetings on the activities they participated in for the past month.
  6. The Committee by Member Request, will do Resident Checks when that member is away.
  7. The Committee does not have budget or spending responsibility or authority.

 

Rules Committee

Phil Millevolte, Chairperson

  1. The purpose of the Rules Committee is to periodically review and address questions on Board actions in relation to its governing documents:  Florida Statue 617, the Articles of Incorporation and the ByLaws.
  2. To consult with legal counsel when needed on questions or issues that the Committee needs further guidance with.
  3. To propose changes to the Board regarding governing documents as needed.
  4. To insure the By-Laws when updated are filed with the County of St. Lucie.
  5. The Committee does not have budget or spending responsibility or authority.

 

Guest Speakers Committee

Marc Ginsberg, Chairperson

SandpiperBayCommunitySpeakers@gmail.com

  1. The purpose of the Guest Speakers Committee is to find civic and other speakers for the monthly Association Meetings, to qualify the speaker’s topic, to insure the speaker knows how much time they have to speak, and to make them aware we tape our speakers and place it on our Members-Only Web Site.
  2. The Committee finds Guest Speakers for all months except August and December.
  3. The Committee does not have budget or spending responsibility or authority.
  4. The Committee is assigned email account SandpiperBayCommunitySpeakers@gmail.com.  Committee Chair is responsible for regularly checking this email account and distributing and or forwarding messages.

 

Press Relations Committee

Kathleen Barrett, Chairperson

SandpiperBayCommunityPress@gmail.com

  1. The purpose of the Press Relations Committee is to write and publish articles about the Association and its activities to build community awareness.
  2. This committee is tasked with establishing and /or maintaining contacts with local publications.
  3. To build reciprocal relationships with publications where it makes sense to do so to cross-promote.
  4. Press Releases are approved before they are distributed.
  5. The goal is at least one Press Release per month.
  6. The Committee does not have budget or spending responsibility or authority.
  7. The Committee is assigned email account SandpiperBayCommunityPress@gmail.com.  Committee Chair is responsible for regularly checking this email account and distributing and or forwarding messages.

 

Technology Committee

Bill Bradley, Chairperson

SandpiperBayCommunityTech@gmail.com

  1. The purpose of the Technology Committee is to oversee and interact with the Associations Web Site and Associated Companies, post content from Board and Committee Members, and keep current the website current to promote the Association and content-rich environment for members.
  2. The Committee will establish rules, conventions and posting guidelines for members.
  3. The Committee will oversee the recording of Guest Speakers at Monthly Meetings and posting the Association Website.
  4. The Committee does have budget or spending responsibility.  It coordinates with the Treasurer on monetary issues.
  5. The Committee received guidance from the Board on content posting guidelines.

 

Member Communications

Andi Hayes, Chairperson

SandpiperBayCommunityMembers@gmail.com

  1. The purpose of the Member Communications Committee is to create and manage communications with Members.
  2. The Committee manages the monthly/periodic electronic Member Newsletter blast.
  3. The Committee may elect to blast Newsletters and other documents on Community meetings, actions, or conditions.
  4. The Committee may elect to periodically mail updates to
  5. The Committee, along with the Technology Committee may also elect to record and post recorded Events held by the Association to our website.
  6. The Committee may collect and submit to the Technology Committee pictures of members and/or Events to be posted to our website.
  7. The Committee does not have budget or spending responsibility or authority.
  8. The Committee is assigned email account SandpiperBayCommunityMembers@gmail.com.  Committee Chair is responsible for regularly checking this email account and distributing and or forwarding messages.

 

Beautification

Don Harris, Chairperson

  1. The purpose of the Beautification Committee is to work with City of Port St Lucie neighbored clean-up and other initiatives that look to keep the Sandpiper Bay subdivision looking its best.
  2. Committee coordinates any sign-up with the city and regular reporting of our efforts.
  3. Promote the participation of Member to participate in this/these programs in their own neighborhoods.
  4. Participates with city in Adopt A Street and Adopt a Park (Sub-Committee Chair:  Ivars Mazjanis)
  5. The Committee currently does not have budget or spending responsibility or authority.