DBVW, Heidi Gumula (photo)

Membership Committee

See the Chapter Calendar for when the Membership Commmittee meets.

The committee has 7 official charges for 2021-2022:

  1. Hold regular meetings to create a forum to discuss member benefits, ways members may engage and participate in the Chapter, and member concerns.
  2. Welcome new members to the Chapter and introduce them to benefits of AIA Rhode Island membership. (Bylaws req.)
  • Provide new (AIA) Chapter members a welcome letter, membership certificate, and a Gold AIA pin.  Provide new (Assoc. AIA) Chapter members a welcome letter, membership certificate, and a Silver AIA pin.
  1. Assist E.D. in maintaining membership lists and growing membership:
  • Licensure Candidates and manage dues waiver program.
  • Young Architects in Chapter (licensed 10-years or less).
  • Student Affiliate members.
  • Allied members
  1. Assist E.D. in managing the Chapter Partnership program, and in coordinating updates to event sponsor opportunities with other committees, particularly Events.
  2. Promote Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) for firm recruitment. Coordinate with J.E.D.I. as required.
  3. Propose to Board a workplan for creating a true census of the RI Architectural Profession. Coordinate criteria and scope with J.E.D.I. and ExCom as required.
  4. Identify 1 member to liaison to the communications committee.


If you are interested in joining or contributing to any of these items, please contact Roni Phipps at roni.phipps[@ aia-ri.org].