Along with the elected Board of Directors, the following Committees and their Chairs are responsible for shaping the present and future of the organization.  Each year, we call upon our members to serve as Standing Committee Chairs and Members to both plan and execute our highest profile initiatives including the ADDY® Awards, professional and social programs, strategic partnerships, and more. Our Standing Committees also give back to the community by spearheading public service campaigns and by working with regional educational institutions in providing mentoring and scholarship programs to the next generation of advertising professionals.

Standing Committee members are the lifeblood of the organization and their contributions are recognized as such.  Joining one of the AAF-Black Hills committees is an exceptional opportunity to contribute or sharpen your skills and to develop relationships with like-minded professionals who share your enthusiasm for the advertising industry.

Please take some time to review the current committees below and contact us in order to find out how you can get involved!

Membership Involvement/Retention Committee

The Membership Committee is dedicated to growing the AAF-Black Hills with on-going recruitment efforts while ensuring that current members are getting the most out of their membership. It is also responsible for creating and producing updated membership recruitment and promotional materials.


Programs Committee

Plans and executes luncheon meetings and special events with high profile speakers and topics that will address the diverse interests of the members and guests of AAF-Black Hills and raise the visibility of the club. Programs should serve to entertain, stimulate, inform and attract a large cross section of club membership and the community at large. Committee oversees and manages all aspects of programming including securing speaker, coordinating venue, managing program budget and sending thank you letters to speakers on behalf of club.


Communications/Public Relations Committee

Responsible for overseeing efforts to communicate AAF-Black Hills activities to our membership and the local advertising community. Develops the AAF-Black Hills newsletter, or other primary source of information about club activities. Maintains current list of media contacts for press releases. Secures publicity for AAF-Black Hills activities and programs and public service work. This team is responsible for overseeing management and content of official AAF-Black Hills website Continually updates content, hosting, event listings and special event postings.


Sponsorship & Fundraising Committee

Plans and executes yearly fundraising & sponsorship programs for AAF-Black Hills monthly events & programs. Develops new opportunities to raise funds for the club.


ADDY® & Silver Medal Committee

Our ADDY® & Silver Medal Planning Committee is responsible for planning and executing the call-to-entries process, judging and the awards ceremony for our local competition. This committee also handles forwarding winners to district and our Silver Medal Award process.


Student Outreach &  Scholarships Committee

The Student Outreach Committee serves to connect with area students and continually encouraging their involvement in AAF-Black Hills through club membership, the Student Summit, Student ADDY® awards, the NSAC, portfolio reviews, and mentoring opportunities.  Our club will serve as an advocate for students breaking into the business. The committee will also assist with the screening of scholarship candidates and work to develop worthwhile scholarship opportunities.


Public Service Committee

This committee develops an entire campaign for a selected local non-profit organization including, but not limited to:  logo, letterhead, envelope, business card, brochure, radio PSA, television PSA, billboards and other materials as needed. This campaign is a great way to show the talents of AAF-Black Hills and support our community.



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AAF Black Hills
PO Box 2975
Rapid City, SD 57709