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The Colorado Association For Recycling (CAFR) provides value to its members in a variety of ways. Year-round, through committees and councils, members keep up to date on the latest trends in recycling and materials management, form new professional relationships, make sure their voice is heard and participate in numerous fun events. The best way to get the most out of a CAFR membership is to join a committee or council. It is a rewarding experience and a way to learn and grow both professionally and personally.

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Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting Committee organizes the Annual Meeting that happens each year in October. This committee starts the planning process in March and works both on the logistics of the meeting as well as the program. This includes securing the venue, working with CAFR staff on the agenda, planning for food, planning networking opportunities, tours and attending the annual meeting and assisting staff with registration, set-up and other meeting details the day of. The Annual Meeting is attended by over 100 members and is one of the most fun events each year.

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Nominating Committee (ad-hoc)

The Nominating Committee is an Annual Meeting Committee ad-hoc committee that works a few months out of the year to coordinate the board of directors nominations and elections. The committee works to collect paperwork from nominees, present candidates to the board and execute the voting process. This committee works directly with the Annual Meeting Committee to plan the part of the meeting agenda that presents candidates.

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Development

The Development Committee works to establish and grow relationships with all partner-level members, business partners and individual sponsors and donors. The committee secures partner support for the Summit for Recycling, the Annual Meeting and overall support for CAFR programs and mission-based activities. Members of this committee are active in looking for new opportunities for CAFR to expand its network as well as opportunities to grow its base of large business supporters. This committee will also begin to look at grant opportunities and opportunities for additional fundraising sources.

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Finance

The Finance Committee meets bi-monthly to review CAFR financials and investments. Headed by the CAFR treasurer, the committee is the second set of eyes on financials as well as the group that researches potential investments and makes recommendations to the board and the executive director.

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Membership and Education

The Membership and Education Committee works to provide learning events, networking and fun for our members. This committee organizes lunch and learns, social activities, tours, webinars, and outreach events. This committee is in charge of all things that relate to member involvement year-round and looks for ways to tap in to the wealth of knowledge held by our CAFR members. The committee also works with local schools and communities to raise awareness about recycling and sustainable materials management practices. This is a large committee made up of sub-committees that focus on special projects such as education, businesses and outreach.

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Poster Contest and Future Leader Program Committee
(ad hoc)

These projects are part of the Membership and Education Committee and their sole focus is to engage Colorado students. This committee works 6-8 months out of the year; poster contest is January to September, Future Leaders Program is January to June.

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Policy

The Policy Committee fills mulitple roles for CAFR. The committee tracks and promotes items of importance to the recycling community, educates legislators and decision makers and works with other organizations to ensure that the voice of recycling is heard in Colorado. The committee makes recommendations to the CAFR Board regarding involvement in politicial issues, hosts stakeholder meetings on current policy issues and hosts an annual Lobby Day at the Capitol. The Policy Committee meets every month and also holds a one-day policy retreat each year.

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Summit for Recycling

The Summit for Recycling Committee is in charge of organizing this signature event for CAFR. The annual Summit brings together members, industry, business, stakeholders and anyone interested in recycling in Colorado. The Summit Committee is comprised of sub-committees that each take on a specific part of the Summit such as the program, the gala, awards, venue, tours, silent auction, marketing and much more. The Summit Committee meets every month beginning in September and meets every two weeks two months prior to the event.

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