Committee Final Report



Type of report being submitted:  Final Report


Date: June 20, 2006


Committee Name:  Governance Committee


Supervising Board Member:  Nadine Flores


Chair, Co-Chairs, Assistant Chairs:  Tanzi Sutton


Committee members: Rekesha Spellman, Marla Peppers, David Patterson, Shana Higgens, Alice Daugherty, Ellen Bahr


Goals, Objectives, Projects completed (including, but not limited to, any procedures, tip sheets, checklists, etc. created during the reporting year):


The committee completed a comparison of the constitution, bylaws, and NMRT handbook. A few inconsistencies between the three documents were located, as well as some outdated information on the web site.


The Governance chair created “Guidelines for Board Meetings.” These guidelines encompass both traditional and electronic meetings.


The bylaws change regarding the Director positions was placed on the 2006 ballot.


Action Items/Issues To Be Resolved – What plans/projects remain which will be carried over or postponed until next year? Have there been any substantial changes in plans requiring a reconsideration or cancellation of projects? Information regarding such will be helpful for future chairs and planners.


The information from the comparison of the constitution, bylaws, and NMRT handbook has been compiled and any inconsistencies that the committee feels should be taken to the board will be by the 2006-2007 committee, and the items that involve small changes to the NMRT site will be sent to the chair of the 2006-2007 Web Committee.


The chair will use the “Guidelines for Board Meetings” at the board meeting at the 2006 annual conference to make sure that all topics are covered.


A Parliamentarian's Cheat Sheet is close to completion. Some additional editing is needed before the document is posted.


Financial Report Section:

Your budget appropriation (see budget)

a. 0

Amount which you have spent this year

b. 0

Difference between budgeted amount and amount spent (a-b)

c. 0


Report submitted by:  Tanzi Sutton


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