Join The Diplomat Committee
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The Diplomat Committee is a group of 25 Chamber of Commerce supporters who have volunteered to serve the Chamber in a variety of ways. The two main projects they conduct are the Operation Thank You and Anniversary Salutes.
Operation Thank You is a day we take where we go out in teams and visit members of the Chamber to thank them for being a Chamber member. It usually takes a half-day and involves the Ambassadors and Board of Directors.
Anniversary Salutes occur approximately 5-10 times a month, usually around 11:45 a.m. or 4:45 p.m. The Diplomats are typically given the schedule a month in advance and each salute takes about 10 minutes. It involves going to the place of business that is celebrating the anniversary, presenting them with a plaque, and visiting with them for a short time. We celebrate our member’s 5, 10, 15, 20, 25…. year anniversaries.
Diplomats pay an annual membership fee payable in January. This money goes to a scholarship that we give out every year at the Annual meeting, it is for $500.00 and goes to a local student who is planning on attending a college in Nebraska.
Events the Diplomats are asked to assist with are the Annual Meeting in February, the Ag Barbecue in November, and a Membership Drive. Attendance at Business after Hours is also appreciated. Diplomat meetings are on the second Tuesday of each month at 12:15 noon at the Chamber of Commerce and normally only last 30 minutes.
An email reminder will be sent Monday for the week’s upcoming events. There will also be an email sent on the day of the event. To receive text message alerts 30 minutes before an event you will need to TEXT: hastingschamber TO: 844.704.8400
The uniform consists of tan or khaki pants or a skirt, a navy blazer, and a white shirt. Nametags are provided. Diplomats are urged to wear their uniform to Anniversary Salutes, Operation Thank You, and other special events.