Committees shall report their progress and activities to the Secretary by the requested dates. Committees shall file an annual financial activity report unless required by the committee’s standing rule to file more often.
Committees shall contact the President for advice if needed
The general membership may form a committee of the Whole during Annual or Semi-Annual meetings, as provided for in Robert’s Rules of Order, Newly Revised and nominate and elect the nomination committee at the Semi-Annual meeting as provided for in the Association’s constitution. The assembly at either of these meetings may direct the staffing of such committee. Such committee is a committee of the Board and subject to the Board’s direction and/or dismissal. The Board of Directors shall not abnegate its responsibility under the constitution and Robert’s Rules of Order, Newly Revised, to form and manage Association committees.
Health & Research Committee
The Health & Research Committee Chair shall be appointed by the American Bullmastiff Association Board and shall always be subject to the final authority of the ABA Board and By-Laws as it functions. Membership to the Health and Research committee shall be by appointment of the Chair and/or Co-chair, with Board approval. The responsibilities of the Health and Research committee are to include: reviewing and recommending research studies to be funded by the ABA; raising funds to support studies relating to the health of the bullmastiff breed; reporting to the membership; via the Newsletter and Bulletin, the progress of studies funded and matters of interest relating to the health of our breed; recommending health and research related educational opportunities for National and regional events; and organizing and implementing sample collections at National and regional events. All H & R fundraising efforts will be approved by the ABA Board with profits to be reported and forwarded to the ABA Treasurer. (LAW 09/07)