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COMMITTEES
5.1 General Scope of Committee Power. Committees shall have no authority to govern the Corporation in any way, but shall serve to support the Board of Directors as the Board directs.

5.2 Chairpersons. Chairpersons of committees shall be appointed by the President with the approval of the Board of Directors. Each Chairperson shall be responsible for selecting the members of his committee as he sees fit and has need, and shall govern such committee as necessary. Chairpersons shall have no authority to govern the Corporation based on their position as such and may be removed as Chairperson by a simple majority vote of the Board of Directors.

5.3 Charter and By-Law Committee. It shall be the duty of this committee to prepare additional, supplementary, or amended Charter provisions and By-Laws of this Corporation for the consideration and approval by the Board of Directors.

5.4 Membership and Directory Committee. It shall be the duty of this committee to maintain any and all membership data as required or requested by the Board of Directors. Based on such membership data, this committee shall furnish to the Board of Directors any such reporting, including but not limited to electronic or printed mailing lists, as the Board may require. If requested by the Board of Directors, this committee shall produce, either in printed form, electronic form, or both, a Directory of members.

5.5 Scholarship Committee. This committee shall set up the procedure for raising funds and awarding funds to needy students with merit. Such procedures must be reviewed and approved by the Board of Directors.

5.6 Finance Committee. It shall be the duty of this committee to assist the Board of Directors in the preparation of the Budget, to provide the Corporation with short and long range fiscal projections, to over-see the rate of expenditures during the year, and to assist the Treasurer in the functions of that office. This committee shall also handle the preparation, submission, and reporting of all grant applications as approved by the Board of Directors.

5.7 Newsletter Committee. It shall be the duty of this committee to produce a newsletter, either in printed form, electronic form, or both, and, after the content of such newsletter has been approved by the Board of Directors, to disseminate it to the members. Newsletters shall be produced at a frequency to be determined by the Board of Directors.

5.8 Nominating Committee. The President, with the approval of the Board of Directors, shall appoint a nominating committee of not less than three members. The duty of the Nominating Committee shall be to draw up a slate of officers and directors to be presented for approval sixty (60) days prior to the Annual Meeting.

5.9 Additional Committees. Additional standing or special committees may be established by the President with the approval of the Board of Directors.