Section 1. Establishment. The Board of Directors or the president may authorize standing and/or special committees to consider appropriate matters, make reports to the president and/or the Board of Directors, and fulfill such other advisory functions as may be designated. The authorization of such standing and/or special committees unless set forth in these By-Laws, and the members thereof, shall be recorded in the minutes of the Board of Directors. Standing committees shall be established for those purposes requiring the continuous attention of the corporation. Special committees shall be established for a stated period to accomplish a specific purpose. At the end of the stated period, the continuation of every special committee shall be decided by the Board of Directors. The standing committees of the corporation shall include, but shall not be limited to, the following:
Section 2. Appointment. The vice-president/president elect, with the consent of the Board of Directors, shall appoint the committee chairs to serve during his/her presidency. He/She shall also be the co-chair of the Program Committee. Each committee chair shall, jointly with the vice-president/president elect, appoint the members of his/her committee to serve during his/her term as chair.
Section 3. Qualifications. Committee chairs shall be active members; committee members may be either active or associate members.
Section 4. Term of Office. Chairs of standing committees shall be appointed for terms of one (1) year beginning June 1.
Section 5. Resignation. A committee chair may resign at any time by giving written notice to the secretary of the corporation, who shall advise the Board of Directors. Such resignation shall take effect at the time specified therein or, if no time is specified, then upon receipt of the resignation by the secretary, and unless otherwise specified therein, acceptance of such resignation shall not be necessary to make it effective.
Section 6. Removal. Any individual committee chair may be removed from office, with cause or for any reason by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the Board of Directors.
Section 7. Vacancies. The president, with the consent of the Board of Directors, may fill as necessary any committee chair appointments during his/her term. Committee chairs, with the consent of the Board of Directors, may fill as necessary any committee appointments during their terms.
Section 8. Responsibilities. The chair of each committee shall assume responsibility for carrying out the duties of the committee. Each committee shall maintain a file of its activities and provide a report as requested by the president. These files will be the property of the corporation and shall be passed from committee chair to committee chair.
Section 9. Limitations. No committee shall incur expenses on behalf of the corporation except as authorized, nor shall any committee commit the corporation by any declaration of policy.
Revised: May 2007