Executive Committee 

The Executive Committee of AVHTM shall include the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Executive Director. The Executive Committee shall have and exercise the authority of the Directors in the management of AVHTM. The President shall serve as the chair of the Executive Committee. Interim vacancies occurring on the Executive Committee shall be filled by the Executive Committee on the recommendation of the President. The appointee shall serve until the next annual business meeting of AVHTM.

Scientific and Research Board

The Scientific and Research Board of AVHTM shall consist of the President of AVHTM, the Editor(s) of AVHTM’s newsletter (if applicable), and members appointed by the Board of Directors. The President will chair the Scientific and Research Board. The purpose of the Scientific and Research Board is to advise and direct the scientific endeavors of AVHTM, such as the educational meetings, research projects and scholarly publications.

Fundraising, Sponsorship and Grants Committee

The Fundraising and Grants Committee shall consist of the members of the Executive Committee and others as appointed by the Executive Committee. The purpose of the Fundraising and Grants Committee is raise money through charitable fundraising events and secure grant money to fund research. This committee will also seek to secure a broad-base of support from potential sponsors to underwrite AVHTM meetings, publications or other such functions which promote safe and effective veterinary transfusion practice.

Guidelines Committee

The Guidelines Committee shall consist of the President, who shall serve as the chair, two Directors and up to four (4) general members appointed by the President. The purpose of the Guidelines Committee is to develop, evaluate, and promote guidelines for safe and effective veterinary transfusion practice.

Bylaws Committee

The Bylaws Committee shall consist of three Directors, at least one of whom shall be a member of the Executive Committee, to review and maintain these Bylaws in good order and compliance with applicable statutes; and to receive and consider proposals for amendments to these Bylaws from affiliate members of AVHTM.

Membership and Elections Committees

The Elections Committee shall consist of three Directors, at least one of whom shall be a member of the Executive Committee, to review candidates running for a position on the AVHTM Board of Directors and ensure a Conflicts of Interest disclosure has been submitted.

Finance Committee

The Treasurer is the chair of the Finance Committee, which includes three other Board members. The Finance Committee is responsible for developing and reviewing fiscal procedures, fundraising plans, grants, and annual budget with any staff and other Board members. The Board must approve the budget and all expenditures must be within budget. Any major change in the budget must be approved by the Board or the Executive Committee. Annual reports are required to be submitted to the Board showing income, expenditures, and pending income. The financial records of the organization are public information and shall be made available to Board members and to the public.

Audit Committee

The Board shall appoint an Audit Committee. Notwithstanding Article 9, Section 1 of the Bylaws, which shall otherwise govern the committee’s operations, the committee may be composed of one or more persons and may include persons other than the directors of AVHTM. The membership of the Audit Committee shall not include the President, Treasurer, any employee, or any person with a material financial interest in any entity doing business with AVHTM. Members of the Finance Committee must constitute less than one-half of the membership of the Audit Committee.  The Audit Committee shall make recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding the hiring and termination of an auditor, who shall be an independent certified public accountant, and may be authorized by the Board to negotiate the auditor’s salary. The Audit Committee shall confer with the auditor to satisfy its members that the corporation’s financial affairs are in order, and shall review and determine wither to accept the audit.  In the event that the auditor’s firm provides non-audit services to AVHTM, the Audit Committee shall ensure that the auditor’s firm adheres to the standards for auditor independence set forth in the latest revision of the Government Auditing Standards published by the Comptroller General of the United States, or any standards promulgated by the Attorney General of Arizona.

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