The Grail in the USA

Committees and Teams

Executive Committee

A standing committee established by Article VI of The Grail  Bylaws and consisting of the National Leadership Team (NLT) and the Treasurer.

The Executive Committee shall:

  • Exercise all of the powers of the Council in the management of the affairs of the Grail when the Council cannot be convened, except such matters requiring full Council action according to the Bylaws, and report any action taken at the next regular meeting of the Council.
  • Carry out all responsibilities as stated in these by-laws

Current membership:

  • Pam Cobey, NLT
  • Deborah Sullivan, NLT
  • Marian April Goering, Treasurer

Finance Team

The only other standing committee established by the Bylaws.

The Finance Committee shall be chaired by the National Treasurer and shall consist of others as needed to accomplish its purpose.

Current membership:

  • Marian April Goering, Treasurer
  • Megan Monteleone-Morrison
  • Mary Farrell
  • Sharon Wood
  • Kelly Lipp, Grail Finance Manager (Staff)

The complete Finance Committee description can be found here.

Grailville Implementation Committee

  • Sally Timmel, Co-Chair
  • Mary Kay Delgado
  • Cherie Holman
  • Beth Wasmer
  • Loretta Rokey
  • Nancy Richardson

The Grailville Implementation Committee job description can be found here.

 

Archives Committee

Approved August 9, 2018

Current membership:

  • Barbara Gibbons
  • Terry Marshall
  • Marian Schwab

The complete Archives Committee description can be found here

Communications Committee

Approved August 9, 2018

Current membership:

  • Judith Blackburn
  • Mindy Burger
  • Carol Skyrm

The complete Communications Committee description can be found here

Elder Care Work Group

Established by the Grail Council, March 2010, to “facilitate a national Grail system for anticipating and responding to the emerging needs of Grail elders.”

Current membership:

  • Maureen Tate, Chair
  • Martha Heidkamp
  • Sharon Joslyn
  • Mary DiVito

The complete Elder Care Work Group description can be found here.

Membership Development and Enrichment Team

Established by the Grail Council, September 2011, “charged with addressing the overarching issues of member recruitment, participation, programming, and enrichment.”

Current membership:

  • Emily Snyder, Chair
  • Terri Carter
  • Carol Siemering
  • Shirley Piazza

The complete Membership Development and Enrichment Team description can be found here.

2018 Grail Member Giving Form

Personnel Committee

Established by the Grail Council in January 2011, to review and put before the Council policy, job descriptions and compensation, and serve as a grievance committee for Grail staff

Current membership:

  • Maureen Laflin
  • Nancy Richardson
  • Carol Siemering

The complete Personnel Committee description can be found here.

Grail Cemetery Association

  • Terry Marshall
  • Martha Heidkamp

International Team

Currently dormant, the US International Team was established by the Grail Council in February 2010 to act as “an advisory and action group” coordinating, promoting and supporting Grail members involved in international work and to carry forward international Grail initiatives.