ABOUT THE GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE

The Governance committee helps the Board carry out its due diligence function related to healthy development and operation of the board and its committees and task forces

DATE: February 2016-March 2017

GROUP EMAIL: governance@rid.org

Contacts: 

Board of Directors Liaison: Sandra Maloney & LaVona Andrew

Headquarters Liaison: Anna Witter-Merithew

Current committee members (2015-2017):

  • Margaret Ransom Cobb
  • Paola Morales
  • Sandra Maloney
  • LaVona Andrew
  • Margie English
  • Anna Witter-Merithew

Scope of Work:

TASKS TO COMPLETE DURING 2015-2017 TERM:

  • ELEMENT #1: Bylaws: Update
    • Review the current RID Bylaws, consider the following updates, not limited to:.
      • Include standing committees
      • Voting;
        • Process
        • Methods available
        • Ensure compliance with Roberts Rules of Order and business norms
      • Establish process for accepting and reviewing motions;
      • Neutral gender pronouns
    • Offer recommendations to the RID Board of Directors for consideration. Final decision of bylaws is voted on by the membership.
  • ELEMENT #2: Investigate Board Structure (terms, election cycle, etc)
    • Research the history of makeup of the RID Board.
    • Research possible alternatives options for Board representation,
      • Research should include but is not limited to term length, election cycle, constituent representation, etc.
    • Offer recommendations to the RID Board for consideration.
  • ELEMENT #3: Work with HQ to investigate the feasibility of recording meetings
    • CM 2015.07
      • Move that every open session, including online and face-t0-face meetings, of the RID Board of Directors shall be recorded in a video format. The video shall be published on www.rid.org within 15 calendar days after the meeting and the general membership will be emailed the video link. Video links will be archived and become a part of RID records. They may be removed from www.rid.org after six months.
    • Offer recommendations to the RID Board for consideration.
  • ELEMENT #4: Nominations process and procedures
    • Update nomination process and procedures
      • Review the work of the 2013-2015 Nominations Committee
    • Offer recommendations to the RID Board for consideration
      • November 2016 to enact by January 2017
  • ELEMENT #5: Oversee the completion of the work of Leadership Document Review
    • Offer recommendations to the RID Board for consideration.
  • ELEMENT #6: Review the current Standard Practice Paper (SPP) Program
    • Review the entire program.
    • Research options that may be more relevant to RID’s goal of the program.
    • Research the difference between an SPP and White Paper.
    • Investigate options for updating SPPs regularly
    • Offer recommendations to the RID Board for consideration.
  • ELEMENT #7: Investigate Name Change
    • Investigate the desire and means for an official name change of RID. Investigation should include, not limited to:
      • Member desire
      • Finances for such a change
      • Process/requirements for name change
      • Comparative research with other organizations who have changed their name
    • Offer recommendations to the RID Board of Directors for consideration.