Activity Chairman Advisor Role

SIR Branch 8
New Activity Chairman Advisor

What is a New Activity Chairman Advisor?

An Advisor is

  •  A resource to a New Activity Chairman.
  •  Is presently or has prior experience as an Activity Chairman or Co-Chairman
  •  Knowledgeable of the people and resources in Branch 8 to assist a New Activity Chairman, including the use of AMS and the “SIR Branch 8 Handbook for New Chairmen”   (Click here for handbook)
  • There to help the New Activity Chairman be successful in running his Activity.    

The Four Primary Tasks of an Advisor

  1. Establish a positive, personal relationship with New Activity Chairman:
  2. Help the New Activity Chairman to develop a plan to kick-off their Activity:
  3. Assist the New Activity Chairman in obtaining any resources required:
  4. Assist the New Activity Chairman in interacting with the leadership and structure of SIR Branch 8

Roadmap to being a Successful Advisor 

Every New Activity Chairman will have a different level of experience with Branch 8 and with being in a leadership role, so the Advisor should customize his approach to the unique needs of each New Activity Chairman.

Things to consider are:

  1. Work with the New Activity Chairman to agree on the role he needs an Advisor to play
  2. Help the New Activity Chairman establish goals and timeline for their Activity
  3. Act as an advisor to the New Activity Chairman and his Assistant Chairman to get their Activity up and running
  4. Stay in touch with the New Activity Chairman and be responsive to his needs
  5. After the New Activity Chairman is able to lead their Activity on his own, have a closing meeting to evaluate both your experiences.

 How to become an Advisor

 The Activity Coordinating Committee (ACC) will annually review the list of Advisors and decide if a call for additional volunteers is needed. If a call is put out, the ACC will review the list of resulting new volunteers and determine how many and who will be added to the Advisor list.