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Resident Council Committees
Benevolent Care Fund and Foundation Committee
Focuses attention on the Benevolent Care Fund and the Benevolent Care Foundation and their importance to residents, and collaborates with the Philanthropy Director to assess and advise in developing programs and activities that assure the Fund and Foundation are sufficient to serve the needs of residents in need of benevolent care. The sitting Committee Chair shall be a Director of the Benevolent Care Foundation.
Bylaws, Policies, and Procedures Committee
Reviews existing Bylaws as circumstances dictate and prepare any changes requiring vote by the Residents’ Council or the Residents’ Association, maintains and updates the Policies and Procedures Manual, and provides revised copies to the Council.
Coordinates the Charlestown Communications network using all available means of communication to publicize activities of the Residents’ Council. The Chair of the Website Committee is not required to be a member of the Council but will report to the Communications Committee.
Searches for ways to conserve resources including suggestions from the residents, cooperates with management to encourage efficient resource usage, encourages the conservation of resources, supports green initiatives, and reports the results and status of all activities to the Charlestown Community.
Dining Services Committee
Assesses and advises all aspects of dining service and catering by meeting on a regular basis with the Manager of each of the dining entities in order to enhance the dining experience of the Charlestown resident community.
Monitors and reviews financial matters pertaining to Charlestown Community, Inc. Keeps residents informed of significant developments and promotes ways to reduce waste and control expenses.
Reviews with the Grounds Department the natural and landscaped outdoor environment of the Charlestown campus including flora and fauna; assesses the use of external community resources, and maintains contact with functioning committees such as the Nature Trail.
Health Services Committee
Promotes the health and well-being of the residents of Charlestown by working with the independent living and extended care professional staff through consultation, collaboration, and promotion of health related programs for the community.
Surveys the cleanliness and aesthetic aspects of indoor public common areas of the Charlestown campus and maintains liaison with the housekeeping staff.
Acts as non-partisan contact with legislative delegations and agencies (for example, Maryland Department of Aging and senior interest groups), keeps residents informed of developments, and coordinates politically related events. Compiles Key Government Officials – Reference List each year. Tracks Maryland State Legislation of Interest to Charlestown Residents.
Maintenance and Engineering Committee
Assesses and advises General Services regarding function and condition of structural, mechanical, and electrical elements on the Charlestown campus.
Nominating and Elections Committee
Coordinates all aspects of recruitment, publicity, and the election process for membership to the Residents’ Council as described in the Association Bylaws.
Resident Life Committee
Examines all aspects of community living and suggests ways to improve the overall quality of life for residents and initiates action to support pleasant, productive, and harmonious living.
Safety and Security Committee
Informs and educates Charlestown residents on internal and external security and safety issues in consultation and collaboration with security staff and management.