Unless otherwise stated in these Bylaws, each standing committee shall have a minimum of two (2) members, including a chairperson. Each member of a standing committee shall be appointed by the President, for a one (1) year term. Any vacancy occurring in the membership of a standing committee, during that one (1) year term, shall be filled by appointment by the President. The replacement committee member shall serve for the remainder of the original term of the member being replaced. The President shall select the chairperson of each standing committee.
Membership and Admissions Committee
It is the duty of the Membership and Admissions Committee to develop the growth of qualified membership applicants. The Committee is responsible for the admission of any member, in conjunction with the Chief Executive Officer. The Committee shall also review existing programs and explore additional areas that will provide better membership services. The Committee will also recommend to the Board of Directors criteria for all categories of membership.
The Bylaws Committee shall be responsible for any changes in the Bylaws that might be required for the continued successful operation of the Association. The Bylaws Committee shall receive and study all suggestions for, and changes to, the Bylaws from any source, and report their subsequent recommendations to the Board of Directors. Any member may make any suggestion directly to the Chairperson of the Bylaws Committee.
Ethics, Professional Standards, and Discipline Committee
The duty of the Ethics, Professional Standards, and Discipline Committee shall be to review all cases involving the violation of the Code of Ethics of the Association and or the Professional Standards of the Association. The Committee shall make its report and recommendations to the Chief Executive Officer for final action. The Committee will investigate all alleged violations brought to its attention as prescribed in the Complaints Against Members Section of these Bylaws (Section 8).
The Education Committee shall be responsible for the development and approval of all textbooks, course books, seminar books, educational course content, examinations, fees, certificates, and materials. The Director of Education shall be the Chairperson of the Education Committee and shall be responsible for the Education Committee, and the administration of the education program of the Association but in conjunction with the Chief Executive Officer. The Education Committee, in conjunction with the Director of Education, shall be responsible for setting the criteria and for the training and approval of any instructor of the Association. The Education Committee, in conjunction with the Chief Executive Officer, shall be responsible for the granting and the awarding of the “Certified Instructor” classification to any qualified individual.
The Nominating Committee shall meet at the Annual General Meeting. Any nomination for any office of the Association received by the Administration Office shall be forwarded to the Nominating Committee. At the Annual General Meeting, the Nominating Committee shall read the names of all nominees to the members at the election prior to the commencement of the voting. No member of the Nominating Committee shall display any bias toward any candidate for election. The Nominating Committee shall be chaired by the Immediate Past President.
Fiscal Policy and Budget Committee
The fiscal Policy and Budget Committee shall study all current problems and procedures for the financing of the operation of the Association, make recommendations for any changes in Association monetary policies, and seek, study, and determine all possible sources of income to the Association. The Fiscal Policy and Budget Committee has the authority to make in house examinations of the Association’s fiscal records and to have made available to it any detailed information pertaining to the Association’s accounts. The Fiscal Policy and Budget Committee shall be chaired by the Treasurer.
Long Range Planning Committee
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