Vitally important to SNaP's operations is our corps of volunteers—fellow residents of Penn National who are willing and able to spend a few hours each month helping neighbors in need. They perform a myriad of tasks that do not require the services of trained, licensed professionals. Volunteers' services are generally free to SNaP members.
When professional services are needed, SNaP calls upon or recommends a company from our network of Preferred Providers. These are local companies whose employees can do the heavier or more demanding tasks that are beyond the scope of volunteers. Members pay for these services, though often at a reduced rate.
The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of SNaP. She makes sure that members are receiving the services they should be getting, brings matters to the attention of the Trustees as necessary, acts as primary liaison between SNaP and the various service providers, and fields or redirects member questions and comments. This is currently the only compensated position in SNaP. Our first Executive Director, Donna Crissman, is a Penn National resident.
After the first year of operation, SNaP's committee structure was changed considerably to address changing needs. Many of the "operating" committees were eliminated or restructured. The current committees are:
Each Committee has one or more of the Trustees as its leader and liaison to the Board of Trustees. The committee structure is designed to manage SNaP's affairs efficiently and effectively, and ensure the highest levels of service to our members. This structure is flexible and may be changed by the Board of Trustees as necessary.
The SNaP Trustees are responsible for overseeing all aspects of the corporate affairs and operations of SNaP. Four of the Trustees serve as the Officers of the Corporation, and each Trustee has responsibilities relative to one or more of the various committees. The Trustees are elected by the members at the Annual Membership Meeting. All Trustees serve without compensation.
Robert Schaefer, Jr.
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