Distinguished Service Award Committee

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1.      The Distinguished Service Award Committee is composed of the five previous DSA recipients. The most senior past recipient shall be designated as the Chair.

2.      The Chair shall submit a request for nominations for DSA recipient by publication in Progress and/or an email to the membership, and by posting it on the Association’s website, with the deadline for nominations being 60 days prior to the date of the Convention. Upon submission of nominations from the membership, the Committee shall select the year’s DSA recipient.

3.      The Chair is responsible for ordering the DSA plaque, and the Chair or a member of the committee shall be responsible for presenting the award to the recipient at the Convention.

4.      Following the Convention, the Chair shall submit the Distinguished Service Award presentation speech to the Editor-in-Chief for publication in Progress and the Web Administrator for publication on the Association’s website.

5.      The Chair shall submit a summary of proposed expenditures to the Board of Directors by the end of December of the current fiscal period if the amount budgeted for the committee exceeds $100. It shall not be assumed that the total amount allocated for this committee must be expended without reason or purpose.

6.      If necessary expenses should exceed the amount budgeted for the committee, the Chair shall request approval from the President or the Board for any additional funds.

7.      If applicable, the Chair shall include a breakdown of revenues acquired and/or expenses incurred, detailing how and when monies were received or expended in the annual committee report.

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
1.      Be responsible for preparing, publishing, and, if applicable, mailing Progress, with a minimum of two issues annually.

2.      Forward each issue of Progress to the Web Administrator for publication on the Association’s website.

3.      Keep and maintain Progress archives, retaining for the archives two hard copies and a CD of each issue and two hard copies and a CD of each annual Membership Directory & Bylaws.

4.      Obtain a current list of committee appointments from the President for publication in each issue ofProgress.

5.      Work in conjunction with the Membership Director and the Editor of Advertising to maintain updated mailing list and secure advertising for each issue of Progress.

6.      If necessary expenses should exceed the amount budgeted for Progress, the Editor shall request approval from the President or the Board for any additional funds.

7.      Seek reimbursement from the Association for all reasonable expenses incurred while performing the duties of the Editor-in-Chief, in particular, the following:

Telephone, postage, mileage, copies, supplies, and meals Hotel expense during non-Convention board meetings.

EDITOR OF ADVERTISING
1.      Be responsible for acquiring paid advertising for each issue of Progress, the annual publication of theMembership Directory & Bylaws, and the Association’s website.

2.      Work in conjunction with the Editor-in-Chief and the Membership Director to facilitate placement of advertising in each publication and the Association’s website.

3.      Secure payment for all advertising placed from each advertiser and forward to the Accountant.

4.      If applicable, include a breakdown of revenues acquired and/or expenses incurred, detailing how and when monies were received or expended in the Editor’s annual report.

5.      If necessary expenses should exceed the amount budgeted, the Editor shall request approval from the President or the Board for any additional funds.

6.      Seek reimbursement from the Association for all reasonable expenses incurred while performing the duties of the Advertising Editor, in particular, the following:

Telephone, postage, mileage, copies, supplies, and meals.

FUND-RAISING COMMITTEE
1.         The Fund-Raising Committee shall be appointed by the President-Elect, with the approval of the President.

2.         The Committee shall be chaired by the Vice President.

3.         The Committee serves at the direction of and reports to the President and Board of Directors.

4.         The Committee is responsible for presenting ideas or suggestions to the Board of Directors on future fund-raising endeavors.

5.         The Committee is responsible for implementing any fund-raising decisions made by the Board of Directors.

6.         The Chair shall submit a summary of proposed expenditures to the Board of Directors by the end of December of the current fiscal period if the amount budgeted for the committee exceeds $100. It shall not be assumed that the total amount allocated for this committee must be expended without reason or purpose.

7.         If necessary expenses should exceed the amount budgeted for the committee, the Chair shall request approval from the President or the Board for any additional funds.

8.         If applicable, the Chair shall include a breakdown of revenues acquired and/or expenses incurred, detailing how and when monies were received or expended in the annual committee report.

LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE
1.         The Legislative Committee shall be appointed by the President.

2.         The Committee serves at the direction of and reports to the President and Board of Directors.

3.         The responsibilities of the Committee shall include maintaining contact with the Association’s Legislative Consultant; making legislative recommendations to the Board of Directors; maintaining good public relations with governmental entities; making recommendations to the PAC Board; and submitting suggestions to the Board for recipients of the Star Award and the Key Award.

4.         The Chair shall submit a summary of proposed expenditures to the Board of Directors by the end of December of the current fiscal period if the amount budgeted for the committee exceeds $100. It shall not be assumed that the total amount allocated for this committee must be expended without reason or purpose.

5.         If necessary expenses should exceed the amount budgeted for the committee, the Chair shall request approval from the President or the Board for any additional funds.

6.         If applicable, the Chair shall include a breakdown of revenues acquired and/or expenses incurred, detailing how and when monies were received or expended in the annual committee report.

LONG-RANGE PLANNING COMMITTEE
1.         The Long-Range Planning Committee shall be appointed by the President.

2.         The Committee serves at the direction of and reports to the President and Board of Directors.

3.         The Committee shall make recommendations to the President and Board of Directors regarding future goals for the Association.

4.         The Chair shall submit a summary of proposed expenditures to the Board of Directors by the end of December of the current fiscal period if the amount budgeted for the committee exceeds $100. It shall not be assumed that the total amount allocated for this committee must be expended without reason or purpose.

5.         If necessary expenses should exceed the amount budgeted for the committee, the Chair shall request approval from the President or the Board for any additional funds.

6.         If applicable, the Chair shall include a breakdown of revenues acquired and/or expenses incurred, detailing how and when monies were received or expended in the annual committee report.

MEMBERSHIP DIRECTOR
1.         Be responsible for providing the annual MCRA Membership Directory & Bylaws to the membership in January of each year.

2.         Keep and maintain Membership Directory & Bylaws archives, and supply Editor-in-Chief with at least two copies of each issue and a CD to be kept in the Progress archives.

3.         Maintain a current listing of the Association’s membership, including name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, membership status, and other pertinent member information.

4.         Make changes or amendments to the bylaws as directed by the Board of Directors or enacted by majority vote of the membership of the Association.

5.         Submit a written report detailing by category any membership increases and/or losses and the total membership numbers for each board meeting, as well as a summary of the membership totals to be included in the minutes of the Convention.

6.         Work in conjunction with Editor-in-Chief and Editor of Advertising to secure advertising for each publication of the Membership Directory & Bylaws.

7.         Maintain an annual record of membership lapses.

8.         Provide President with estimated expense for the compilation of the annual membership directory.

9.         Request approval from the President or the Board for any additional funds if necessary expenses exceed the amount budgeted for the annual membership directory.

10.         Seek reimbursement from the Association for all reasonable expenses incurred while performing the duties of Membership Director, in particular, the following:

Telephone, postage, mileage, copies, supplies, and meals.