Standing Committees:

The chairs of all standing committees of the Council shall be appointed by the President of the Council, subject to the approval of the Board of Directors, and shall be eligible for reappointment. Chairs and members of committees involved in the preparation of a publication shall, when possible, be retained until the publication has been completed. All members of committees shall be appointed by the Council President, in consultation with each committee chair, and subject to the approval of the Board of Directors, unless otherwise indicated in the specific charge of a committee. All committee appointees, chairs and members alike, shall be members in good standing of the Council. In making committee appointments, the Council President shall seek to involve in the activities of the organization as many different, qualified members as is practical. Whenever a committee is formed, the mission of the group should be identified by written statements that define the (a) purpose of the committee; (b) specific obligations of the group; (c) number of members and method of appointment, including the method of appointment of the chair; (d) amount of funding; and (e) nature and frequency of reports expected and to whom they should be submitted.

A. Membership Committee: The President shall appoint a Membership Committee. The Membership Committee shall promote membership in the Council and advise the Board on matters concerning membership.

B. Finance Committee: The President shall appoint, subject to the approval of the Board of Directors, a Finance Committee. The Treasurer chairs the committee. The Finance Committee shall be responsible for reviewing and reporting to the Board of Directors the Council’s financial and budgetary activities, systems, and practices, and shall be responsible for the preparation and presentation of the budget to the Board of Directors at the commencement of each fiscal year.

C. Nominating Committee: Not less than six months in advance of the Annual Meeting of members, the President shall appoint, subject to the approval of the Board of Directors, a Nominating Committee. The Past President chairs the committee. The Nominating Committee shall present to the Board of Directors at its fall meeting a slate of two or more candidates (from among members in good standing) for each of the positions of Vice President, Secretary, or Treasurer, and Director. At its discretion, however, the committee may offer only one candidate each for the offices of Secretary and Treasurer. The Nominating Committee shall obtain the assent of each nominee to serve prior to the inclusion of such candidate on its slate. In proposing nominees, the Nominating Committee shall seek to maintain insofar as feasible a balance among the various professional interests of the membership of the Council on the Board of Directors.

D. Other Committees: The President may appoint, subject to the approval of the Board of Directors, such other standing or special committees as deemed advisable, with such membership, duration, functions, and authority as may be delegated or prescribed by the Board of Directors. Whenever a special committee or task force is formed, the mission of the group should be identified by written statements that define the (a) purpose of the committee or task force; (b) specific obligations of the group; (c) number of members and method of appointment, including the method of appointment of the chair; (d) amount of funding; (e) nature and frequency of reports expected and to whom they should be submitted; and (f) termination date of the special committee or task force.