Vision and Mission Statement

The Falmouth Fireworks Committee is a committee of volunteers. We work to preserve the tradition of the Falmouth Fireworks by coordinating the Fireworks each year and by raising funds through donations, community events and merchandise sales.

The Committee meets monthly. Members are expected to attend meetings regularly, contribute ideas and energy to new initiatives, participate in the planning and accomplishment of fundraising events and activities, and generally support the Committee’s efforts to host one of the ten best fireworks displays in America. No experience necessary – just a patriotic heart and willingness to help where needed.

  • Executive Committee
    • Carolyn Woods, President
    • John Quesnel, Vice President
    • Tracey Wrede, Treasurer
    • Neill Silva, Secretary
    • Arthur Ratsy, At Large
    • Karen Rinaldo, At Large
  • Voting Members of the Committee
    • Karen Chorches
    • Rachel Greenfield
    • Daryl Hope Cook
    • Debbie Neal
    • Susie Palanza
    • John Salerno
    • Kelley Souza

Membership

Application for voting membership is open to any person residing full time or part time in the Town of Falmouth or neighboring community who supports the activities necessary to provide an annual Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration in Falmouth.

  • Responsibilities
    • Regularly attend monthly Committee meetings
    • Keep confidential and not disclose information made available to the Committee such as, but not limited to, Committee proceedings or financial statements and discussions
    • Serve on one or more Standing Committees
    • Contribute ideas and energy to new initiatives
    • Participate in the planning and accomplishment of fundraising events and activities
    • Support the Committee’s efforts to host an annual Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration in Falmouth

FRIENDS OF THE FALMOUH FIREWORKS

Open to any person residing full time or part time in the Town of Falmouth or neighboring community with an interest in supporting the activities necessary to provide an annual Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration in Falmouth on an as-needed basis (non-voting).

  • Responsibilities
    • Assist in the selling of Fireworks merchandise
    • Assist with fundraising event
    • Assist with community outreach

STANDING COMMITTEES

  • Finance
    • Primary responsibilities are to prepare reports and audits and make recommendations for selection of auditors
  • Nominations and Membership
    • Nominate to the Voting Members of the Committee names of persons to serve as officers of the Committee
    • Coordinate annual drive for new Committee members
    • Coordinate annual drive for Friends of the Fireworks
    • Receive “statements of interest” and contact potential new members
    • Make a recommendation of Committee membership to the Executive Committee/Board
  • Publicity
    • Responsible for distribution of news of the Committee, its activities and fundraising efforts
    • Website; Facebook; print advertising; posters; etc.
  • Fundraising
    • responsible for planning and implementing fundraising activities throughout the year
    • ability to create subcommittees and request Special Committee support for specific events and activities
      • events
      • donation solicitation
    • ability to call on voting members and Friends to assist with specific events
    • coordinate with Publicity Committee
  • Event (Fireworks)
    • responsible for the advance planning, permitting, site logistics, site control, and post-event cleanup and debriefing for the annual Fourth of July Fireworks
    • ability to create subcommittees and request Special Committee support for specific elements, such as
      • Full Event Committee
        • Advance Planning
        • Debriefing
      • Permitting Subcommittee
        • Permitting
      • Site Subcommittee
        • Site Logistics
        • Vendors/Exhibitors
        • Site Control
    • Coordinate with Publicity Committee
    • Ex officio (chairs) – President and Vice President