ARTICLE VIII

ARTICLE VIII - COMMITTEES

SECTION 1.

The Chair shall appoint the chair of committees: 

The standing committees shall be the Governance Committee and the Finance and Performance Measures Committee.

 

SECTION 2.  TERMS OF COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSONS

The chair of committees shall serve until the next election of officers following their appointment, or until their successors are named.  The Chair may at any time remove a committee chair.

 

SECTION 3.  GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE

The President will appoint a Governance Committee.  The Committee will present sixty (60) days prior to the annual membership meeting the names of qualified individuals whom are recommended for election to director or officer positions that are then vacant or will be vacant at least one (1) person for each position to be filled, having due regard for regional and professional distribution and observing the limitations on Associate Member eligibility as specified in Article III, Section 2, Article V, Section 1 and Article VI, Section 1.  Members may nominate others by submitting the names of nominees in writing to the Secretary at least thirty (30) days prior to election.  These nominations must be signed by five (5) members who shall have determined the availability of the nominee to serve if elected.  The Secretary shall circulate any additional nominees to the membership at least fifteen (15) days prior to the annual membership meeting.  

 

SECTION 4.  FINANCE AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES COMMITTEE

The Finance and Performance Measures Committee shall be composed of the Secretary/Treasurer, who shall serve as Chair, and two (2) other Directors appointed by the Chair of the Board.  The Chair/President shall be an ex-officio voting member of the Committee.  The Committee shall be responsible to the Board of Directors for oversight and recommendations concerning the fiscal functions of the Corporation, including revenues, expenditures, investments, audits, internal controls, financial reporting, budgeting and related matters.

 

SECTION 5.  DUTIES OF COMMITTEES

The Board of Directors is responsible for defining in writing the duties of other standing committees.  Such definitions will be available to membership upon request and will be reviewed and reaffirmed or revised at least two (2) years following the establishment of committees. The chair of the Governance Committee and the Finance and Performance Measures Committee shall be a representative of a Corporate Member.