1. a. Standing Committees: The following committees will be termed "standing committees" and will be appointed and maintained at full strength by the National President and/or the BOD for the purposes for which formed in accordance with the Association bylaws, other manuals, or by written instructions by the National President:
    1. (1) Executive Committee.
    2. (2) Past Presidents Council.
  2. b. The following committees, when deemed appropriate by the National President and National Board of Directors may be selectively established as part of the National Board of Directors Committee System. When established, these committees will be a supplemental part of the standing committee structure:
    1. (1) Budget and Finance Committee.
    2. (2) Legislative Committee.
    3. (3) Membership and Chapter Affairs Committee.
    4. (4) Administrative Management Committee.
    5. (5) National WOAUX Steering Committee; (when an Auxiliary is operating).
    6. (6) Credentials Committee.
    7. (7) Nominating Committee.
    8. (8) Teller Committee.
    9. (9) Meeting of the Members Arrangements Committee.
    10. (10) Future Directions/Marketing Committee.
    11. (11) Corporate Affiliation Committee.
    12. (12) Audit Committee.
  3. c. Other committees may be established by the National President to facilitate the conduct of Association business.
  4. d. Time and Term of Appointment: All committee appointments for established committees will be made by the National President, as soon as possible, after election but, in no event, later than sixty (60) days from the date of election or date of establishing a committee requirement. In the selection of the members of committees, the National President shall, to the extent practicable, endeavor to balance the structure of each committee by appointment of members of all components. Committee members may, in some cases, not be members or may be paid employees of the Association or of a professional firm or organization assisting in the committee or group efforts. Furthermore, the National President shall endeavor to appoint Past National Presidents to committees, thus taking advantage of their experience and talents. The appointment shall be for the same duration as the National President's term of office unless sooner terminated by death, disability, or removed by the person authorized to appoint such members whenever in their judgment the best interests of the Association shall be served by such removal.
  5. e. Past Presidents Council: The Past Presidents Council shall consist of all past National and Region Presidents of the association who are current members of the association and shall provide advice and counsel to the Executive Committee and the National BOD on matters relevant to the management and operations of the association. The chairman shall be elected by the council and serve for the period of time equal to the tenure of the elected officials (normally two years). Members of the Past Presidents Council shall not be compensated for services rendered. However, they may be reimbursed for incidental and necessary expenses incurred as provided for in the bylaws in the performances of their duties and for special missions as directed by the National President or the National BOD.
        Note: Any Past Presidents currently serving on the National Board of Directors are excluded     from serving on the Past Presidents Council until such time as their term is complete on     the National BOD.
  6. f. Frequency of Meetings: Committees shall meet commensurate with the Meeting of the Members and the Board of Directors/Council of President's Meeting at a time and place as established by the committee chairperson in conjunction with the staff liaison representative. In order to provide continuity and to assist in accomplishing the tasks assigned to the committee by the National BOD and the National President, the committee may take any action which may be taken at a formal meeting of the committee, without a meeting if a consent in writing, setting forth the action so taken, shall be signed by all of the committee members.
  7. g. Committee Agenda: An agenda will be prepared by the committee chairperson and forwarded to each committee member at least thirty (30) days prior to the scheduled formal meetings.
  8. h. Committee Quorum: A majority of the committee members shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business at any formal meeting of the committee, and a majority vote of the committee members assembled is necessary to adopt any matter presented to the committee. While voting by mail, a majority vote by the committee members is necessary to adopt any matter presented to the committee.
  9. i. Rules of Order: Each committee may adopt rules for its own government not inconsistent with the Bylaws or with rules adopted by the National Board of Directors.
  10. j. Jurisdictional Disputes:
    1. (1) When there is a jurisdictional dispute between committee chairpersons each will endeavor to resolve the dispute with the other. If they cannot reconcile their differences, both will present the matter to the National President who will decide the issue.
    2. (2) When a dispute arises between a committee chairperson and the staff liaison representative, both will endeavor to resolve the dispute amicably. If they fail to do so, both will present the matter to the National President who will decide the issue.
  11. k. Compensation: Members appointed or assigned to Association committees, groups, and councils will not be compensated for their services. However, the expenses of committee members to duly convened committee meetings shall be borne by the Association in the same manner as provided in the Bylaws.
  12. l. Staff Liaison Representatives: The National Headquarters staff shall function as Liaison Representatives until such time as the Association is financially capable of increasing the present staff to a size required to accommodate current and future committees. To the extent possible, these representatives shall perform the following duties:
    1. (1) Provide general administrative and logistical support to committees, councils, and task forces.
    2. (2) Brief incoming committees, councils, and task forces.
    3. (3) Gather statistical and other data as required.
    4. (4) Prepare proposed plans and agendas.
    5. (5) Prepare reports reflecting the results of deliberations by committees, councils, and task forces
  13. m. Special Committees: The National President is authorized to establish special committees, ad hoc groups, or task forces when appropriate to accomplish a given task which cannot be accomplished by established standing committees.
  14. n. Vacancies: Vacancies in the membership of any committee shall be filled by appointments made in the same manner as provided in the case of the original appointments.
  15. o. Term of Office: Each member of an established committee shall continue as such until the next Meeting of the Members of the Association and until his successor is appointed, unless the committee shall be sooner terminated, or unless such member is removed from such committee, or unless such member shall cease to qualify as a member thereof. The Past Presidents Council shall serve for the full period of the National President’s term and elect its Chairman following each National election.