Committee members, except those serving by virtue of holding other office, shall be appointed by the President, in consultation with members of the Committees, and may be removed by a majority vote of the Committee. The President shall designate the chairperson of each committee from among its members. No chairperson may serve in that capacity for more than three years. Initial appointments to committees shall be of varying terms so as to allow staggering of appointments.
The EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE shall consist of the President, President elect, Immediate Past President, Secretary, Communications and IT Member and Treasurer. The Executive Committee shall be authorized, subject to review by the Committee, to act on behalf of the Committee between meetings.
The FINANCE COMMITTEE shall consist of the Treasurer, who will chair the committee, the President, Secretary, and a nominee of the Committee. The Finance Committee will advise the Committee and the Treasurer on the allocation of funds, within the limits set by the Committee.
The TASK FORCE COMMITTEE shall consist of six members appointed for three-year terms, two to be appointed each year. The President shall be the seventh member of this committee. The committee shall undertake specific projects assigned to it by the Committee Members.
The President shall designate the chairperson for the following year. The Program Committee is responsible for the scientific content of the AfSHG Meeting. No member of the committee may serve more than two consecutive terms.
The INFORMATION AND EDUCATION COMMITTEE shall consist of nine members appointed for three-year terms, up to three to be appointed each year. No member of the committee may serve more than two consecutive terms. The committee shall recommend, and upon Committee approval carry out, activities concerned with information relevant to human genetics as it relates to the education of students in general, the training of professionals in human genetics, and the awareness of human genetics by the general public.
OTHER COMMITTEES: The Committee may appoint such special and other standing committees as it deems necessary or that are voted by the Society.