Georgia Watermelon Committees

Committees

Executive Committee

Functions on behalf of the Board between meetings and makes decisions as needed providing leadership and guidance to the Board of Directors, etc.

Finance Committee

Works with the Treasurer and Executive Director reviewing the association’s financial condition and providing recommendations to the Executive Committee and/or the Board as needed. The Executive Committee could also be designated to be the Finance Committee.
Chair:
Dick Minor
Members:
Rich Chastain, Ricky Tucker

Nominating Committee

Reviews open officer and director positions, submitting an annual report to the Board and membership for leadership vacancies that are open.
Chair:
Jamey Adams
Members:
Past Presidents

Promotion Committee

Oversees the promotional activities of the association. Reviews with the Promotions Coordinator the planned activities of the coordinator each quarter and recommends programs and activities for GWA PROMOTIONS.
Members:
Darren Deal, Brad Jones

GWA Marketing Committee

Responsible for marketing and communication of GWA programs and activities to the membership, industry and general public.
Chair:
Rich Chastain
Members:
Rusty Autry, Darren Deal, David Hobbs, Sam Farrow

Membership Committee

Responsible for marketing and soliciting new members for GWA, and overseeing current member retention.
Chair:
Rich Chastain
Members:
Ricky Tucker, Randy Ellis, Craig Mathis, Neal Kicklighter, Johnny Veazey

Research Committee

Chair:
Tucker Price
Members:
Ricky Jackson, Rob Greene

Sweet Melon Contest Committee

Responsible for coordinating and overseeing the Big Melon Contest.
Members:
Mitch Mitchell, Rusty Autry

Legislative Committee

Responsible for monitoring and informing the Executive Committee/Board of state and federal legislation effecting GWA members.
Chair:
Buddy Leger
Members:
Don Wood, Dan King

GDA and Grant Committee

Responsible for overseeing and managing the GDA and other grants received by GWA.
Chair:
Greg Leger
Members:
Charles Hall, Samantha Tankersley, Rich Chastain

Auction Loads Committee

Responsible to solicit growers to donate loads and line up buyers to be at the auction to purchase the loads. The committee will monitor load delivery and follow up with any problems or concerns that may surface.
Chair:
Greg Leger
Members:
Rich Chastain, Gareth Smith, Al Wroten, Brad Jones

Convention Committee

Committee oversees the GWA Annual convention with responsibilities to coordinate volunteers for registration, ticket takers, decorations, pageant, sponsors, golf tournament, etc.
Chair:
Rusty Autry