Caucuses relating to areas of interest that do not fall within the scope of any one Division and do not conflict with any other established subunit of the Association may be authorized by the Board upon written petition of 15 individual members of the Association. The initial period of authorization of a Caucus and subsequent reauthorizations if any, shall be for such periods as the Board may determine.
Individual members may join a Caucus or Caucuses upon payment of an annual fee for each Caucus.
Each Caucus shall choose from among its members a convener whose term of office shall be until a successor is chosen or the Caucus is dissolved.
The convener of each Caucus shall submit an annual report on its activities to the Association staff officer.
A Caucus shall receive an annual budget allotment based on a share of the annual Caucus fee paid by its members. All funds for a Caucus shall be disbursed or reimbursed by the Association Office on written authorization from the convener of a Caucus, who shall be responsible for keeping track of the total authorized expenditures.
Unspent funds will revert to the Association at the end of each fiscal year. Requests for additional funds may be submitted to the Board and may be granted by the Board at its discretion.
Dissolution of a Caucus shall occur at the end of its term of authorization or subject to such conditions as the Board may determine. All assets, if any, of the Caucus shall revert to the Association.
Adopted June 2002