SETI League Standing Committees
Rules and Regulations
In accordance with Article VII of its duly adopted Bylaws, The SETI League, Inc. shall establish the following Standing Committees, whose Chairs shall be appointed by the Executive Director to serve without compensation at the pleasure of the Executive Director:
Legal Services Committee
Membership Services Committee
Optical SETI Committee
Strategic Planning Committee
Any SETI League member in good standing who suitably expresses sympathy with and allegiance to the views of the Vision Statement and Mission Statement of The SETI League, Inc. in accordance with these Rules and Regulations is eligible for appointment as a Committee Chair. Applications for such appointment shall be submitted to the Executive Director who, in consultation with the Trustees of The SETI League, Inc. shall determine that the volunteer is worthy and well qualified. A suitable certificate shall be issued to each Committee Chair in recognition of his or her service to The SETI League, Inc.
In evaluating Committee Chair applications, the Trustees will give preference to those volunteers who are accessible via email.
Duties and responsibilities of each Committee Chair shall include the following:
Respond to inquiries about Committee activities from local journalists and prospective members.
Provide a focus for SETI League activity within the Committee's respective area.
Offer technical assistance to SETI League regional coordinators to the extent possible.
Make public presentations about SETI and The SETI League from time to time.
Submit to the Executive Director an annual activity report, to be presented at The SETI League Membership Meeting each March.
Such other duties as the Committee Chair may choose to perform, subject to consultation with the Executive Director.
Each Committee shall serve in an advisory capacity to the Executive Director and the Board of Trustees, and is tasked with identifying and implementing programs to benefit the SETI League membership, within its particular area of expertise.
Committee Chairs shall recruit and appoint as Committee Members individuals with interests and expertise suitable to the charter of the respective Committee.
Committee Members shall be SETI League members in good standing, and shall serve without compensation at the Chair's discretion.
It is expected that all normal Committee business shall be conducted via email.
In order to provide leadership experience to the greatest number of SETI League members, the Executive Director may, from time to time and at his sole discretion, remove from office and appoint a replacement for any serving Committee Chair. Such replacement shall in no way be deemed a negative reflection on the capabilities and contributions of any Committee Chair so replaced.
In order to provide for participation by the greatest number of SETI League members, any Committee Chair may, from time to time and at his sole discretion, remove from his Committee and appoint a replacement for any serving Committee Member. Such replacement shall in no way be deemed a negative reflection on the capabilities and contributions of any Committee Member so replaced.
These Rules and Regulations shall have the force and effect of Bylaws of The SETI League, Inc. They may be amended as necessary from time to time by the Board of Trustees. Amendments or revisions shall become effective as of the date of their posting to the World Wide Web site of The SETI League, Inc.