Virtually all the activities take place in one or another committee. Typically, members become part of a committee by mentioning an interest to the committee chair, usually at the regular monthly meetings. Click on a committee title for more information.
Nominating Committee- Typically made up of longtime members,this committee looks for those willing to serve a leadership role as a director on the Board. The responsibilities of this committee are usually managed via phone calls and email., in late summer each year.
Membership/Programs committee - Very active with three goals:
1. Creates and encourages drives to identify new members and involve/retain current members.
2. Seeks timely topics and identifies speakers for member meetings.
3. Plans a causal Summer Outing, working to keep it affordable so members can bring employees.
Events Committees- Planning and organizing two social events each year. Typically these are the June outing, for a day of golf and fishing with a dinner, and a Post Holiday Party for members and spouses with dinner, dancing and entertainment. Door prizes and sponsors are sought to enhance both events.
Apprenticeship Committee- Members serving on a State Apprenticeship Board, that report to members on activities in the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards, and the Wisconsin Technical College System. There are no committee meetings.
Insurance Committee- The TDMAW endorses Federated Insurance for workers' compensation and healthcare insurance. This committee regularly communicates with the Federated Insurance representatives to ensure the endorsement is mutually beneficial. This committee typically meets once a year.
Legislative Committee- Focuses and reports on issues affecting our industry in the State of Wisconsin legislature. This committee also works to educate legislators on the values of manufacturers in Wisconsin through shop tours. This committee meets about four times each year.
Budget Committee- Chaired by the TDMAW Treasurer, this committee is made up of all committee chairs. The goal of the committee is to project and set an annual budget, and allow for reserves in an amount set by the Board of Directors. After Board approval, members at large are asked to approve the final budget.
Group Buying Committee- Seeks companies that have a vested interest in supporting our members and industry. The committee, in turn, encourages members to support our Partners.
Promotions Committee- Works with schools and the BotsIQ Wisconsin robotics program to promote awareness of the long-term rewards of a career in the Precision Metalworking Industry. Committee members serve through involvement with the public, rather than meeting as a committee.
Scholarship Committee- Supporting students seeking education in Metal Trade programs at Wisconsin technical colleges. Committee members critique scholarship applications and vote on awardees. The committee doesn't meet more than twice a year.
Ad Hoc Committees- Committees set by the Board of Directors to accomplish a specific goal