NEAFCS Committee Descriptions  Join A Committee

All committees are encouraged to have a balanced and diverse representation of members. The NEAFCS President serves as an ex-officio member of all committees.

Standing Committees are defined in the bylaws. Special Committees are established by the Executive Board. Ad Hoc committees are established to undertake specific tasks outside the scope of responsibility of existing committees.

The Awards & Recognition, Member Resources, Professional Development and Public Affairs committees are organized into subcommittees to better achieve the overall goals of the committee.

To learn more about each committee's function and view a list of committee members, click the links below.

If you are interested in serving on one of the NEAFCS committees or subcommittees, click here to apply.

There are two (2) ways to join a Committee:

  1. Click on the button above "Join A Committee Now!" and submit a Committee Application Form; or
  2. Contact the National VP for the Committee and request to be added.

Annual Session Planning Committee (by appointment, only)

The purpose of this committee is to generate the overall plan for the Annual Session. The planning committee consists of the Vice President for Professional Development, National President, Conference Planner, Executive Director, Affiliate Liaison and up to three (3) additional people invited at the President's discretion (may include President-Elect, Affiliate President, Regional Director, Staff). Duties and responsibilities are:

  • Review the NEAFCS Administrative Manual and Annual Session Handbook
  • Plan the schedule for the Annual Session
  • Choose speakers
  • Prepare budget and determine registration fee subject to the approval of the NEAFCS board

Awards & Recognition Committee

Chaired by the Vice President for Awards & Recognition, this committee is structured into subcommittees to achieve goals of the strategic plan and focus on priorities of the Executive Board and the membership, with special emphasis on recognition and accomplishments of members. The total committee will have a recommended range of 30-50 members. Subcommittee members will consist of a diverse representation from all regions.


Bylaws Committee (by appointment, only)

The Bylaws Committee is composed of one representative form each region, Immediate Past President, Board Secretary and a member at large. Non-officer members shall serve a two-year staggered term. The Bylaws Committee shall be responsible for:

  • reviewing the bylaws
  • developing proposed revisions for consideration by the membership

A parliamentarian will review final proposed bylaws before presenting to the membership.

Bylaws Committee Members

Credentials Committee (by appointment, only)

This committee is chaired by one of the four regional directors and includes the remaining three regional directors and a member from each region who is not serving as a voting delegate. The Credentials Committee shall be responsible for:

  • Securing and preparing a list of delegates and alternates
  • Verifying and checking voting delegates during the Annual Session Business Meeting

Endowment Committee

This committee has 6-9 members including Active and Life members, the past president and treasurer. It will oversee the solicitation of funds for the endowment; it will work with the NEAFCS Investment Committee to develop the Endowment Investment goals.

  • terms will be 3 years
  • members may serve 2 terms

Endowment Committee Members


Finance Committee (by appointment, only)

Composed of the treasurer, Vice President for Awards and Recognition, Vice President for Professional Development, President-elect, Immediate Past President and one representative from each region, the Finance Committee shall be responsible for:

  • preparing the budget for fiscal year January 1 through December 31
  • presenting the budget to the membership at Annual Session
  • making recommendations to the board on financial matters of the organization.

Non-officer members shall serve a two year staggered term.

Finance Committee Members


Investment Committee (by appointment, only)

The Investment Committee monitors and directs investments of monies in both the awards fund and the operating fund to meet the goals and objectives of each fund as outlined by the organization. The committee is composed of the current treasurer, serving as chair, immediate past treasurer, and three at-large members who must meet the following criteria:

  • Licensed in financial planning and / or related field
  • Master's degree or above in a financial field; CFP or AFC
  • Previously served as Affiliate President or Treasurer

Investment Committee Members


JCEP/PILD Planning Committee (by appointment, only)

Composed of the Vice President for Public Affairs and the Chair of the Public Affairs Committee Education Subcommittee, the terms on this committee begin and end at the Public Issues Leadership Development Seminar held each spring.

Member Resources Committee

Chaired by the Vice President for Member Resources, this committee is structured into subcommittees to achieve the goals of the strategic plan and focus on priorities of the Executive Board and the diverse membership, with special emphasis on services and activities that encourage action participation of all members. The total committee will have a recommended range of 40-50 members. Subcommittee members will consist of a diverse representation from all regions.

National Nominating Committee (by appointment, only)

Chaired by the NEAFCS Immediate Past President, this committee is composed of two members elected from each of the four regions at the Regional Business Meetings. The Chair serves as a non-voting member except in the case of a tie. The National Nominating Committee is responsible for:

  • selecting a slate of officers for National Officers and Regional Directors
  • presenting slate to the voting delegates

 National Nominating Committee Members


National Office Committee (by appointment, with input from others)

Chaired by the Past President, this committee includes the President, President Elect, and the Treasurer.  The Executive Director will be invited to participate as appropriate. The National Office committee is responsible for:

  • reviewing and monitoring services to ensure that they are effective, efficient, and economical
  • making recommendations to the board

Non-Officer Representatives Selection Committee (by appointment, only)

Composed of the Vice President for Public Affairs, Public Affairs Coalition Subcommittee Chair and other subcommittee members, this committee reviews applications and recommends Non-Officer Representatives to the Executive Board.

Professional Development Committee

Chaired by the Vice President for Professional Development, this committee is structured into subcommittees to achieve goals of the strategic plan and focus on the priorities of the Executive Board and membership, with special emphasis on coordinating diverse educational opportunities. The total committee will have a recommended range of 70-80 members. Subcommittee members will consist of a diverse representation from all regions.

Secretary
  • Registration Subcommittee: Members & Action Plan

Regional Directors

Public Affairs Committee

Chaired by the Vice President for Public Affairs, this committee is structured into subcommittees to achieve the goals of the strategic plan and focus on priorities of the Executive Board and the diverse membership, with special emphasis on current public policy and legislative issues. The total committee will have a recommended range of 30-60 members. Subcommittee members will consist of a diverse representation from all regions.


Site Review Committee (by appointment, only)

This committee is chaired by the Immediate Past President and includes two representatives from the Professional Development committee, Vice President for Professional Development, a Former Affiliate Liaison (Site Coordinator), the Conference Planner (ex-officio) and the Executive Director (ex-officio). The committee's tasks include:

  • Review bids to determine the site of future Annual Session according to rotation schedule by regions: Central, Southern, Eastern & Western.
  • Select future site during Annual Session and present recommendations to Executive Board for approval during the post Annual Session Board Meeting.
 

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