Activities Committee organizes an unusually broad variety and range of activities: lunch and dinner group meals, docent museum tours, art and cultural events, discounted theater tickets at various venues, and dance programs. The committee is chaired by a single individual who works with subcommittee chairs for each activity. Weekly e-blasts inform members of upcoming events and registration information. (Kathy Cardille, Chair and Coordinator)
Development Committee initiates programs and oversees ongoing fundraising efforts. These include an annual fund appeal, charitable giving programs, fundraisers large and small, and cultivating donor and grant opportunities. Subcommittees devoted to individual programs such as the Celeb Salons and the Silent Auction, report to this committee. (Jane Pierson and Iris Molotsky, Co-Chairs)
Finance Committee is charged with oversight of the budget and financial operations of the Village working closely with the Treasurer and President to shape future initiatives and fiscal policy. (Nancy Hartsock and Linda Harsh, Co-Chairs)
Governance Committee advises the Board to help ensure that existing and proposed organizational programs and policies conform to DCV governing documents, as well as Federal and local requirements. It provides information on best practices and guidance to the Board regarding governance initiatives.
Health and Wellness Committee introduces a holistic approach to health and wellness that includes physical fitness, medical awareness and illness prevention, mental acuity, social well-being and, and episodic and chronic issues relating to aging. It sponsors an eight-week Falls Prevention Program, and in 2014 produced a booklet to help members become knowledgeable advocates in their medical care. (Joan Ludlow, Chair)
Live and Learn Committee provides members with practical information they need to know as they age and is often referred to as the committee that enables you to “deal with things you don’t want to think about.” Once a month, specialists in many areas, including law, medicine, psychology, exercise physiology and home care share essential information and offer a forum for questions. Other topics of interest such as finance and Medicare open enrollment are covered yearly as regulations and requirements change. (Beth Merricks, Chair)
Membership Committee focuses on both membership recruitment and retention. It sponsors two types of dinners on alternating months throughout the year: an informational dinner for potential members and a new members’ dinner that welcomes and informs them about Village programs and volunteer opportunities. (Abigail Wiebenson, Chair)
Nominating Committee is appointed each year to review candidates for the Board of Directors, who each serve staggered three-year terms. In accordance with the Bylaws, the Board reviews the candidates advanced by the Nominating Committee and makes appointments to the Board in September.
Public Affairs Committee fulfills several areas of responsibilities including developing and implementing DCV's Communications plan to enhance recognition among local and national media, potential funding sources, local and national policy leaders, and, potential new members. The committee creates innovative programs to increase brand awareness, identifies key aging issues that need to be brought to policymakers and elected officials and develops education campaigns focused on possible solutions, and serves as the initial point of contact for media inquiries and responses. (Marty Davis, Chair)
Sunday Soup Salon Committee hosts a monthly program loosely modeled on earlier salons that involves many talented and fascinating Dupont Circle denizens in exciting evenings featuring soup and dialogues. We gather on the fourth Sunday of the month to hear from authors, scientists, historian, and locals who share their own fascinating memories and experiences. (Caroline Mindel and Lynn Lewis, Co-Chairs)
Volunteer Committee focuses on recruitment, development, and retention of volunteers. In support of its goals, the committee defines policy, establishes training, and identifies/organizes opportunities for volunteers to perform on behalf of Dupont Circle Village, including an array of member-to-member and administrative tasks. (Michael Gould, Chair)