A warm welcome from a social committee can boost new residents’ morale and get them off to a good start with the association, and regular social functions can bring a community together. Social committee members are often outgoing and organized planners.

Their work is geared to sparking member interest in the community. To plan a successful social event, the committee must consider the nature of the community. A retirement community may prefer a golf tournament, whereas a community comprising mostly families with young children may want to hold a swim meet. Ice cream socials, holiday parties and picnics are popular events. Poll community residents to determine their social interests.

Social committees might also conduct other events that promote community cohesion:

  • Organize field trips
  • Arrange for member discounts at local theaters
  • Promote tournaments among residents
  • Organize community service or fundraising projects
  • Organize workshops, lectures or other educational events