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New Members'  Committee 

As of the August 2023 Executive Board Meeting, we have merged with the Membership Committee! This page will no longer be updated; please see the Membership Committee page for information on the updated work of the combined committee. Thanks for your patience as we work through this transition.


The New Members' Committee (NMC) provides new members with the opportunity to meet others and learn about NDLA.

Every year, this committee helps finance NDLA Annual Conference attendance through the Grassroots Grant Award:

Grassroots Grant Award

Download the New Member Information Packet to learn more about NDLA!

Amanda Walch


Committee Officers

Committee chair serves one year plus a recommended additional year as Past Chair.

Meetings occur once every other month via video-conference.

Join the NMC for monthly Happy Lunches!

These virtual “happy hours” will take place at noon on the 2nd Friday of each month, beginning in March 2023.

Co-hosted by the New Members Committee and other NDLA committees, sections, and Executive Board positions, these lunches are a great way to learn about the work of the association and meet members from across the state. Drop in, stay as long as you like—all are welcome!

Watch the NDLA listserv for the Zoom link or reach out to the NMC chair.

Upcoming Happy Lunch dates:

  • September 8 - Annual Conference preview with the Conference Committee!
  • November 17 (note that this is a 3rd Friday)

If you have suggestions for discussion topics or would like your committee or section to co-host, let us know! Send an email to Amanda Walch, NMC chair.



What are we doing?

The NMC has been in conversation with the Membership Committee about the possibility of joining the work of the two committees together, and this was approved at the August Executive Board meeting. Stay tuned for more information on the merging process.

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