Constitution and Bylaws Committee

Mission Statement: To review and study the Constitution and Bylaws of IAFP and make recommendations to the Executive Board for changes to be considered for submission to the Membership for ratification.

Next Meeting

July 8, 2018
Salt Palace Convention Center | Salt Lake City, Utah

In conjunction with IAFP 2018

How to Join

Involvement in committees and professional development groups (PDGs) offers Members the opportunity to share a wealth of knowledge and expertise. Members of committees and PDGs are the architects of the Association structure. They plan, develop and institute many of the Association's projects, including workshops, publications and educational sessions. Technical challenges facing the food safety industry are discussed, examined and debated. Members may volunteer to serve on any number of committees or PDGs that plan and implement activities to meet the Association's mission.

Special Committees provide support services to IAFP on a continuous basis. Individuals are recommended by the President-Elect and confirmed by the Executive Board. Membership appointments are for 2-year renewable terms. Requests for membership should be directed to the Chairperson.

Minutes

2017 Board Response to Recommendations

  1. Consider whether to add a statement to the Bylaws about a quorum for Standing and Special Committees. In case a quorum is not present to transact necessary business, the special and standing committees should be authorized to act in the best interests of IAFP.

    Board Response: Language should be provided by the Constitution and Bylaws Committee for consideration by the Board before presenting to the Membership for a vote.

  2. The Board should contact members of the Constitution and Bylaws Committee whose two-year renewable terms are ending to inquire whether they want to continue for another two-year renewable term. This ensures active involvement and the ability to invite/welcome replacement members for those who are no longer active.

    Board Response: Agree, staff will follow up with current Committee members.

  3. Extend an invitation to the Past Chair of the Student PDG to serve on the Constitution and Bylaws Committee as a career building opportunity on a one year renewable term.

    Board Response: Agree, Constitution and Bylaws Committee should contact the Student PDG to solicit for a student liaison.

  4. Renewed recommendation for the Constitution and Bylaws Committee to provide a refresher on the basics of Roberts Rules of Order in the meeting of Chairs and Vice Chairs at the 2018 meeting.

    Board Response: Agree, Constitution and Bylaws Committee is requested to provide this refresher and a tip sheet for Chairs and Vice Chairs.

2016 Board Response to Recommendations

  1. Recommend refresher on the basics of Roberts Rules of Order in PDG Chair and Vice Chair meeting next year.

    Board Response: Agree

  2. To remind all IAFP Members to clearly pronounce all letters of “IAFP’s” acronym so as to not sound like other similar association acronyms.

    Board Response: Agree

  3. Provide in the rationale the name of the group/origin of the change for any proposed Constitution or Bylaws change.

    Board Response: Agree

  4. Approval of Melanie Neumann as Vice Chair.

    Board Response: Agree

2015 Board Response to Recommendations

  1. None.

2014 Board Response to Recommendations

  1. Recommendation: Approve election of Jenny Scott as Vice-Chairperson.

    Board Response: Approved.

  2. Recommendation: For future meetings, distribute committee agendas/ minutes by uploading agendas to meeting app and IAFP annual meeting website and provide a link to the published minutes which are already on the IAFP website.

    Board Response: Staff will investigate this option and implement it for IAFP 2015, if feasible. Staff will investigate this option and implement it for IAFP 2015, if feasible.