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Chapter Committees

ASID NJ is always looking for volunteers to assist with chapter activities. Below is a list of committees and their job descriptions. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the respective chair. If you are interested in chairing a committee, please contact the Chapter Administrator for more information.

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Committees:
Chapter Awards
Community Service
Design Excellence Awards
Emerging Professionals

Leadership Development
Legislative Affairs
Marketing
Membership

Mentorship
NCIDQ & Q Prep Study Group
Newsletter – Blueprint
Nominating
Procedures
Programs & CEU’s

Scholarship
Strategic Planning
Student Affairs
Technology
Trade Show
Website

COMMITTEES

Chapter Awards

Oversees honorary chapter awards and submits National Awards for the ASID NJ Chapter. Vacant 

Community Service

Researches community service projects that encourage Chapter participation. Contact Marina Umali: marina@marinavdesignstudio.com

Design Excellence Awards

Organizes an alternate year design competition open to all Chapter practitioners. Organizes an awards dinner. Contact MaryRita Louis: mlouis@scalamandre.com and Danielle Palmadessa: drpalmadessa@gmail.com

Emerging Professionals

Provides outreach to newly advanced Allied members. Contact Annaiz Moralez: annaizxmorales@gmail.com 

Leadership Development

Plans events designed to offer members the essential tools that will prepare them for leadership roles within the chapter and in their lives. Contact Terri Fiori: president@nj.asid.org and Virginia Liberato: president-elect@nj.asid.org

Legislative Affairs

Informs members of legal, ethical and legislative activities relating to the field Interior Design in NJ. Acts as liaison to the NJ Coalition for Interior Design Legislation. Contact Diane Gote: dianeg@designworksnj.com

Marketing

Promotes the branding of ASID NJ in New Jersey internally and to the public. Vacant

Membership

Encourages growth of membership in ASID NJ. Contact Jonathan Baron: barondesigninc@gmail.com

Mentorship

Pairs mentees (students or Emerging Professionals) with Mentors (Professionals in the Design field) for a 3 month period.  Takes place in the Winter and Spring.  Contact Diane Gote: dianeg@designworksnj.com and Victoria Edblad: studentrep@nj.asid.org 

NCIDQ & Q Prep Study Group

Promotes the NCIDQ to Allied members and provides guidance and access to preparation materials. Coordinates study group.   Contact Diane Gote: dianeg@designworksnj.com

Newsletter - Blueprint

Organizes and researches topics to inform and educate all members about ASID activities and subjects pertinent to the field of Interior Design. Publication is distributed by mail and on the Chapter website. Contact Linda Kitson: communications@nj.asid.org 

Nominating

Formulates and recommends slates of candidates for ASID NJ Board positions. Contact Past President Sandy Cabelis: sandy@cabelisid.com

Procedures

Develops Chapter Procedures in conjunction with National Bylaws and Policies. Contact Karen Topjian: mcmdesigns@gmail.com, Diane Durocher: diane@dianedurocherinteriors.com, and Diane Gote: dianeg@designworksnj.com

Programs & CEU’s 

Develops and organizes program meetings for the general membership throughout the year. Researches and organizes continuing education courses twice a year.  All courses must have IDCEC accreditation. Contact Mary Elena Spina: 0122.mes@gmail.com, MJ Drago: marthajeandrago@aol.com, and Judi Crook: judijude@hotmail.com

Scholarship

Organize the annual Memorial Scholarship Fund in remembrance of Past Presidents. Contact Tammy Bolden: tammybolden@gmail.com and Reyna Dominguez-Perez: reyna.dominguez-perez@sherwin.com

Strategic Planning

Chaired by the President-Elect, members review and update the Strategic Plan to meet the goals and budget for the next three years. Contact Virginia Liberato: president-elect@nj.asid.org

Student Affairs

Maintains the lines of communication between ASID NJ with the faculty advisor and our student members at their respective schools and encourages participation in Chapter activities and events. Organizes Student Leadership Day in the fall. Organizes annual Student Career Day in the spring. Conducts Paul Gutkin Design competition. Contact Jeffery McCullough: jeffery-mccullou@berkeleycollege.edu 

Technology

Reviews the latest market technology and makes recommendations to the Chapter Administrator, Board, and Committees on which programs and software will aid ASID NJ to stay current and maintain maximum technological efficiency. Contact: administrator@nj.asid.org 

Trade Show

(TBD) Organizes annual Trade Show for Industry Partners to exhibit products and services. Contact Virigina Liberato: president-elect@nj.asid.org

Website

Oversees the development and updating of the NJ Chapter website. Contact: administrator@nj.asid.org

Get Involved Nationally

ASID relies on the commitment and dedication of its member volunteers to keep the Society's programs vital to and inform future projects. The following is a current listing of the Society's committees, councils and task forces. For information on leadership opportunities, email chapters@asid.org.

List of Committees, Councils & Task Forces

Chapter Support Team

Emerging Professionals Advisory Council

Ethics Committee

Legislative and Codes Advisory Council

National Examiners Committee

Student Advisory Council