ARA Committees | Committee Overview

Committee Overview

The following are ARA’s 2014 committees and their purposes.

If you are interested in serving on an ARA committee, please contact Jenni Venema, director, associate programs, at 800-334-2177, ext. 236, or email jennifer.venema@ararental.org.

ARA/ARA Insurance Member Risk Management Committee

A joint effort of both ARA and ARA Insurance, this committee helps to identify risks faced by the ARA members and suggests programs and communications that will assist the industry in reducing both the frequency and severity of losses and, thereby, insurance claims.
 

ARAPAC Council

Advises ARA staff on the management, development and fundraising for ARAPAC, the federal political action committee of ARA. Members serve as ambassadors for ARAPAC.
 

Construction & Industrial Services and General Tool Shared Interest Groups

Advises ARA on matters relevant to these segments of membership. Topics discussed will include: education; training; safety initiatives/risk management; membership; government affairs; industry image and advertising/marketing to capture your perspective of how ARA can bes represent this membership segment throughout the year.
 

Events & Tents Task Force

Responsible for developing and implementing the Events & Tents program at The Rental Show. Each Events & Tents task force member is responsible for assisting ARA with specified seminar development and panel recruitment, optional activities, on-site preparations and acting as on-site moderators. In addition, task force members participate in two - three conference calls between the task force meeting and the program at The Rental Show. Attendance at a prior year Events & Tents program is desired.
 

Exhibitor Advisory Council

Advises ARA on relevant matters of The Rental Show (trade show – including rules, regulations and exhibitor communication). Members of this committee serve as liaisons with exhibitors during The Rental Show and assist ARA in providing the most professional and successful trade show possible for exhibitors and attendees within The Rental Show program. Assists ARA in implementation of associate membership program. 
 

Government Affairs Committee

Assists in developing the ARA legislative and regulatory agenda implemented throughout the year, as endorsed by the ARA board of directors; hosts and plans the National Legislative Caucus. Previous Caucus attendance is a prerequisite for members selected to serve. 
 

Party Certification Task Force

Reviews information, offers suggestions and explores possibilities regarding the Certified Event Rental Professional Program (CERP). The program includes current courses, future courses, assessment of current and future offerings, as well as marketing and production of materials.
 

Party & Event Services Special Interest Group

Advises ARA on matters relevant to this segment of membership. The group will address member needs and trends. Topics discussed will include: education; training; safety initiatives/risk management; membership; government affairs; industry image and advertising/marketing to capture your perspective of how ARA can best represent this membership segment throughout the year.
 

The Rental Show Task Force

Works to refine and implement a total convention strategy for The Rental Show with the goal of a successful rental industry event, including international participation and attendance. Attendance at The Rental Show prior year is a prerequisite to serve on this task force.

 

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