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POLICY:  The function of the Guideline and Procedure Manual is to facilitate Society operations and ensure continuity in Society functions from year to year.




  1. There will be a policy and procedure for every elected office and standing committee of the Society.  Other policies and procedures may be established as deemed appropriate by the Board of Directors.

  2. Each officer of the Society will receive an Administrative Manual upon taking office (from the person previously holding that position).

  3. At the end of the Society year, each outgoing officer and committee chair will review the policy and procedure which apply to his/her position and make recommendations for any necessary revisions.  Revisions are forwarded to the President.  He/she will present revisions to the Board of Directors for approval during his/her past-presidential year.

  4. The Board of Directors shall review and approve recommended changes with a majority vote.  The Board of Directors may update the policies and guidelines at any time with a majority vote.

  5. An ad hoc committee should be appointed to provide a full review and recommend updates to the policies and guidelines every 5 to 7 years.

  6. The Staff Secretary will maintain and supply a copy of the policies and guidelines upon request.  He/she will revise policies and procedures after Board of Directors; approval and route them to all Administrative Manuals currently in use.



Approved 2-13.  Reviewed 8-18.


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