Committees and Charges
The Governance Committee members shall be responsible for identifying persons qualified to serve as officers of the Association. The Chair shall be appointed by the President. The Governance Committee shall be comprised of a minimum three (3) members.
The Governance Committee shall be responsible for identifying persons qualified for, and interested in, becoming board members.
The Chairperson of the Governance Committee shall accept additional nominations if such nomination is submitted in writing and accompanied by the written consent of the candidate. The Chairperson of the Governance Committee shall validate the additional nominations and include the names of these candidates with a short biography in the official ballot.
The Governance Committee shall also be responsible for conducting the election, counting ballots of the election, and reporting the results of the election at the annual meeting. Ballots shall be distributed thirty (30) days prior to the annual meeting for the election of Directors and officers of the Board. The ballot must be returned to the Association ten (10) days prior to the annual meeting.
The Governance Committee shall also periodically review, update and recommend proposed changes to the bylaws to the board. Governance Chair – Claire Parde
2019 Conference Planning Committee
The chairpersons of the annual conference shall recommend the subcommittee chairpersons to the Board. The annual conference chairperson and the subcommittee chairpersons shall constitute the Annual Conference Committee. The Annual Conference Committee will also be charged to develop programs to promote rural health care and services. Chairs – David Riddell and Charlotte Crawford.
The Executive Committee shall be comprised of the president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer, and at least two (2) Board members selected by the president. The executive committee is authorized to act for the Board between regular meetings as necessary for the conduct of business. They shall meet regularly and when requested by any member of the executive committee. Written minutes of all meetings shall be maintained and circulated to the Board.
The purpose of the executive committee is to carry out the day-to-day activities of the organization and to make decisions that cannot be postponed until the regular meeting of the Board of Directors.
The Finance Committee shall be comprised of at least three (3) members of the Association in addition to the treasurer, appointed by the board in odd years, for two year terms. The chair shall be appointed by the president and approved by the board. Treasurer- Richard Kazel
The Finance Committee shall assist the treasurer in developing an annual budget; review disbursements; make recommendation to the board with regard to expenditures; seek, develop, and mange additional revenue; and develop appropriate recommendation to the board for long-term financing of the Association.
The Association supports the legislation of rural health and rural health policy. The Association seeks to establish broad membership consensus in support of public policies that assure adequate access to and quality of health services for rural population in New York State . To this end, the Association is committed to providing education of legislative issues, and to participating in coalitions to advance the interest of the public’s health. The legislative and health policy interests of the Association are defined as those interests that are brought forth by the general membership and goals established by the board of directors. The Policy Committee functions in support of these broad commitments and interests.
The Policy Committee shall be comprised of at least three (3) members. The chair shall be appointed by the president and approved by the board. The immediate past-president shall be a voting member of the committee. Chair- Barry Brogan
The committee shall: (1) advise the Board of Directors on existing and emerging policy issues, (2) assist in formulating persuasive advocacy arguments and positions, (3) monitor and coordinate advocacy activities, and (4) determine the conditions for Association sponsorship of other organizations, programs and events.
The committee is responsible for marketing the Association to potential members and the recruitment and retention of members. This includes developing value added benefits for membership. The committee is responsible for determining the eligibility of new applicants, as well as identifying persons qualified for, and interested in, becoming board members and/or holding office. Chair – Jack Salo
There is also an awards sub-group of the Membership Committee. The awards sub-group shall seek out for formal recognition on an annual basis those individuals and organizations that strive to fulfill the mission of the New York State Association for Rural Health.
Appointed Representative – Jackie Leaf, NYSARH Executive Director