ACOA Events Planning Committee
*Call for Volunteers*
2019 ACOA Anchor and Caduceus Dinner
Greetings Fellow Officers!
Are you looking for a great way to get more involved with Commissioned Corps activities? Well, here is your opportunity!
We are seeking active and energetic officers to donate their time, skills, and creativity to make the 2019 Anchor and Caduceus Dinner a successful and enjoyable celebration for Atlanta-area Commissioned Corps Officers and their guests! The event will be held on February 9, 2019 at Druid Hills Golf Club, 740 Clifton Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30307.
Listed below are the various subcommittees in which you can serve. We have also underlined specific roles and/or number of volunteers needed for each area. Please note that all volunteers who are at the dinner will need to purchase Anchor and Caduceus dinner ticket(s) but will be eligible for early bird pricing!
All Atlanta-area active duty and retired officers who are current members and are in good standing with COA and ACOA are eligible to serve. At the end of the year, ACOA Leadership will recognize committee members with a thank you letter from the ACOA President that you can include in your eOPF.
If you are interested in volunteering or have questions, please email CDR Sapna Bamrah Morris (Sbmorris@cdc.gov) and LT Jessica Tomov (JTomov@cdc.gov).
Your email should include your name, rank, duty station, area of interest, desired role (i.e. chair, co-chair, general member) and any previous experience. All responses must be received by no later than November 9, 2018. Additionally, to be eligible for a letter of appreciation, current membership is required.
Anchor and Caduceus Subcommittees
Social Secretary – responsible for invitations, programs, place-cards, thank you notes, and securing awards and/or gifts as appropriate. A co-chair and 3 day of volunteer members are needed. Day of volunteers can help during the lead up to the event but will mostly be responsible for checking the guest list as people enter the event and directing VIPs to the appropriate areas.
Raffle and Silent Auction – raises money for the Commissioned Officers’ Foundation Dependent Scholarship Fund. A chair, co-chair and eight volunteers are needed.
Public Relations – responsible for marketing, publicity, and ticket promotion and management. A chair and volunteers are needed and will work closely with the social secretary.
Protocol Officers – responsible for military customs and etiquette (including, master of ceremony briefing, keynote speaker relations, ceremonial rituals, coordinating with Honor Cadre, aides-de-camp, etc.) Need 1-2 officers to volunteer for this task.
Entertainment – responsible for coordinating music selection, securing or arranging photographer, working with Logistics to plan for setup. A list of potential photographers and DJs has been provided by the venue to choose from so the majority of tasks include coordinating chosen vendors and setup logistics the day of the event. Need a subcommittee chair and members.
Decorations – responsible for planning, securing, and setting up decorations. Will work with Logistics as needed. Need a subcommittee chair and members.
Prop Coordinators- responsible for, securing proper Flags, the Bell and a Sword for the Anchor and Caduceus dinner. Will work with Logistics as needed. Need 1-2 officers to volunteer for this task.
Logistics Officers – responsible for overall event details, functional considerations. Need 1-2 officers to volunteer for this task.
Thank you in advance for your service!
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