NOABSW COMMITTEES 

Finance 

The Finance Committee shall be composed of Chairperson, the Financial Secretary, the Member-at- Large and two members agreed by the Chairperson and the President

  1. The Financial Secretary shall chair the Finance Committee:

    1. Prepare an annual budget to be approved by the Executive Committee and adopted by the Membership

    2. Make recommendations to the Executive Committee on request for expenditures and other financial transactions

    3. Recommend fund-raising ventures for the Association

    4. Monitor the Treasurer, initiate an annual audit to be presented to the Executive Committee and Association for approval

    5. Monitor and evaluate the fiscal structure, procedures and collections mechanism of all fund-raising activities and recommended improvements to the Executive Committee

    6. Maintain a file of administrative material to be passed on to the succeeding Chairpersons

  2. The Finance Committee shall meet monthly at a place designated by the Chairperson

  3. The Finance Chairperson shall serve on the Executive Committee

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Education

The Education Committee (EDCO) is composed of a chair and as many members as are interested.  The primary function of the EDCO is to review educational offerings for Social Work CEU worthiness.  The authority to approve such offerings has been granted by the Louisiana Board of Social Work Examiners and is termed a Social Work CEU Approval Organization.  This distinction is made for 5 years. It is also the responsibility of the EDCO to offer workshops totaling no less than 20 CEU per year of which no less than 10 are clinical information and 3 are of an Ethical nature.   The committee meets at least once per month.

Social Action 

  1. Social Action Committee, composed of the chairperson of the Social Action Committee and the Chairperson of the Action task Forces shall function as the advocacy-action component of the Association to address those social issues pertinent to the African-American community or violate the purpose of the Association as stated in Article II.

  2. The Task Force Chairperson may be appointed by the President, or the Chairperson of the Social Action Committee with the approval and consent of both the President and the Social Action Chairperson (as stated in Section 2, subsection A, the President appoints the Social Action Task Force Chairperson).  

  3. The Social Action Committee, through its Task Force structure, is authorized to identify concerns, develop position statements, make recommendations to the Executive committee for action and carry out those actions approved by the Executive Committee through the Task Force or in conjunction with the Social Action Committee. The task force nor individual officers is authorized to represent the Association on issues without the approval of the Executive Committee

    1. Actions carried out with the approval of the Executive Committee:

      1. Investigate, collect data, and analyze issues

      2. Develop a position on issues and recommend organizational action (recommendations must be presented to the Executive Committee for approval)

    2. Actions that must be approved by the Executive Committee before being carried out:

      1. Advocate positions on behalf of the Black community

      2. Disseminate information to the Black community with regard to the position taken by the Executive Committee

      3. Develop public forums pertaining to issues approved by the Executive Committee

      4. Form action coalitions

D. The Social Action Committee shall meet at least once monthly

  1. Social Action Task Forces are Ad-Hoc Committees mobilized to address specific categories of concerns.  Each Task Force is to be composed of Association members and community citizens concerned about the particular issue.  There is no limit to the size of the Task Force.  The Task Force shall be both pro-active (creating response by the system) as well as reactive (responding to actions taken by the system) in a manner specify by the by-laws.  The Task Force should exist as long as the problem issue prevails and is relevant

  2. The Chairperson of the Social Action Committee represents the individual Task Force on the Executive Committee

  3. The Committee shall maintain a file of administrative material to be passed on to the succeeding Chairperson

Economic Development 

  1. The purpose of the Economic Development Committee is to develop a framework of self-help, self-determination and self-sufficiency.  In addition to fund-raising activities, the major charge of this committee is to develop a means for the Association to own, manage and operate a profit-producing business. The Means shall be  developed to redirect the profits of the Association’s business ventures toward the fiscal structure of the Association

  2. The areas of concern for this Committee shall be two-fold: raising money for and through the Association and developing profit programs.  These two basic goals will be developed through either a plurality of the paid membership or the Executive Committee.

  3. The Committee shall be composed of a chairperson appointed by the President and Association members and other African-American citizens who adhere to the general philosophy of the Association and this Committee.  The President or his/her designee shall serve as an ex-officio member of this committee.

  4. The Economic Development Committee shall meet monthly and on call at the discretion of the Chairperson.

  5. All fund-raising profit ventures are to be approved by the Executive Committee

  6. The committee shall maintain a file of administrative material to be passed to the succeeding Chairperson.

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