The mission of the Advocates for Seniors is to be the proactive voice of consensus to mobilize local leadership and community resources and to ensure the optimum quality of life for our senior population.

The role of a Committee Chairperson is to oversee the committee's activities, find and retain committee members, report monthly to the Board of Directors on status of activities and worl with the Board on plan development and implementation. To view a each committee's responsibilty just click the names below.

Executive Committee

The Board of Directors may, in its discretion, appoint committees as may be necessary, and shall have the power to appoint, at the annual meeting of the Board of Directors, an Executive Committee composed of all officers, and other Board members deemed necessary by the President, who shall have and exercise the authority of the Board of Directors in the management of the business of Advocates for Seniors between meetings of the Board.

Nominating Committee

The immediate Past President shall chair the Nominating Committee, (the initial year of the Advocates for Seniors formation a nominating committee chair shall be appointed by the Board of Directors) during the April meeting of the year in which an election will be held. The nominating committee shall be comprised of at least five (5) members of Advocates for Seniors; two (2) from the Executive Committee, two (2) from the Membership Committee and one (1) from the General Membership.

The Nominating Committee Chair shall present a slate of officers for consideration at the June Board of Directors meeting for approval. The Nominating Committee Chair will present the approved proposed slate at the June and July General Membership meeting to allow for nominations from the floor. Final voting of the proposed slate will occur at the September meeting in an election year. Each member in good standing will have one vote.

Education Committee

The Education Committee shall coordinate paid member organizations to present programs to educate, inform, and update members on issues that affect our community. Organizations will be limited to one program every 24 months. Special programs are at the discretion of the Board of Directors. The education committee will also coordinate programs for the public to educate and inform residents of the Treasure Coast on issues affecting our area as they relate to senior well-being.

Legislation Committee

This committee is responsible to work with the Advocates for Seniors to monitor bills, legislation, and administrative rulings of importance to Seniors and to coordinate any required TCAS response. The Legislative Committee shall be responsible for recommending 3 issues affecting seniors annually and:

  1. Tracking such legislation or policy proposals through the State Legislature
  2. Tracking such legislation or policy proposals through local governing authorities
  3. Reporting on the status of such legislation to the Board of Directors and General Membership
  4. Making recommendations concerning such legislation to the Advocates for Seniors
  5. Setting up town hall meetings as needed
  6. Acting as a liaison between the Board of Directors and our elected officials.

Public Relations Committee

Public Relations Committee shall seek to heighten the awareness of Treasure Coast Advocates for Seniors as an integral part of the community through public information programs and quarterly special events. The committee members assume responsibility for disseminating information of interest to their geographical areas. There will be one representative responsible for releasing information to each county, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee.

Membership Committee

Membership Committee shall actively seek qualified members, maintain membership records and activities, provide information for new attendees, and coordinate with other officers and committees. The Membership Committee Chairperson will read a list of all benefactors at each TCAS general membership meeting. The Membership Chairperson will bring a sign-in sheet for each general membership meeting.

Communications Committee

Communications Committee shall maintain a web-site for the information and use of members and the public at large. The membership section will provide a listing of each paid member and benefactor.

By-Laws Committee

By Laws Committee shall complete a comprehensive review of the by-laws annually not more than ninety days prior to the annual meeting, or at the request of the Board of Directors, and present proposed changes to the Board of Directors for consideration and recommendation.

Directors/Members at Large

Directors/Members at Large are members of the board who are responsible for providing information, advice and assistance to the board concerning senior issues. These members serve to communicate initiatives, concerns and address issues within the senior and provider community. Committee members assume the responsibility of soliciting information of interest from their geographical areas.

Other Committees

Other Committees: The President may recommend to the Board of Directors other committees as deemed necessary. The Chair and the Vice-Chair of each committee will be appointed by the Board and will serve until the next annual meeting or until such time as the Board sees fit to discontinue the committee.