Advisory Board

Advisory Board Committees

Committees will function as defined in BY-LAWS (ARTICLE SIXTH and ARTICLE EIGHTH)

ARTICLE SIXTH
Board of Directors

Section 6.4 Committees
The directors may elect or appoint one or more Committees and may delegate to any such committee or committees any or all of their powers. Any committee to which the powers of the directors are delegated shall consist solely of directors. Unless the directors otherwise designate, committees shall conduct their affairs in the same manner as is provided in these by-laws for the directors. The members of any committee shall remain in office at the discretion of the directors.

ARTICLE EIGHTH
Advisory Board, Sponsors, Benefactors, Contributors, Advisors, Friends of the Corporation

The directors may designate certain persons or groups of persons as members of an advisory board, sponsors, benefactors, contributors, advisors or friends of the corporation or such other title as they deem appropriate. Such persons shall serve in an honorary capacity and, except as the directors shall otherwise designate, shall in such capacity have no right to notice of or to vote at any meeting, shall not be considered for purposes of establishing a quorum, and shall have no other rights or responsibilities.

Each committee will appoint a Chairperson who will: (1) schedule and conduct meetings and (2) prepare and submit a committee report outlining (a) current initiatives, (b) needs, and (c) achieved outcomes. This report will be submitted to the Executive Board of Directors prior to all scheduled Board Meetings.

Personnel Committee
This committee develops and reviews personnel policies and procedures, organizational/employee benefits, conducts employee performance evaluations and deals with grievances and interpretation of policy disputes.

Nominations/Board Development
This committee is responsible for recruitment of members of the Executive Board or Directors and Advisory Board members, orientation and training of board members and monitoring board member satisfaction and utilization.

Program Development
This committee is responsible for development of new programs, program evaluation, as well as recruitment of individuals and organizations that can benefit from specialty therapeutic services offered.

Legal Advisory
This committee is responsible for development and evaluation of legal/medical procedures, contracts, and protocols that govern the operation of programs and services.

Medical Advisory
This committee is responsible for development and evaluation of medical procedures and protocols that govern the operation of programs and services.

Finance
This committee is responsible for monitoring the current financial status and long term needs and development of the organization. Evaluates and reports on monthly cash flow, prepares tax reports, makes recommendations for long term financial needs based on income/expense reports.

Fund Raising – (Special Fund Raising Initiatives, Special Events)
This committee may be comprised of 2 or more sub-committees that will focus on – (1) Special Fund Raising Initiatives, and (2) Special Events. Members will recruit and manage the personnel, volunteers and resources necessary for all organization fund raising efforts.

Grants & Development
This committee is responsible for researching potential grant sources – businesses, corporations, foundations, government agencies (contact information, deadlines, reporting requirements, funding focus, etc.) that will serve as sources of funding to carry out the vision of Therapeutic Adventures and IndependencePlus Adaptive Sports.

Marketing/Public Relations
This committee is responsible for development of publications, newsletters, and other printed materials (shirts, hats, pins, patches, etc.) used to improve organization awareness.

Military/Veterans/Armed Forces Relations
This committee is responsible for development of programs and services for military personnel, Wounded Warriors Disabled Veterans and personnel who have been injured and/or disabled while serving our country in one of the branches of the armed forces — (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, and National Guard).

Communications/Resource Development
This committee is responsible for development of website, CD’s, DVD’s, videos, radio spots and other media used to improve organization awareness.

Alumni Relations
This committee is responsible for: (1) tracking and monitoring Alumni – clients, staff, board members and volunteers (maintaining contact through a current data base); (2) organizing events and services to maintain Alumni support.

Volunteer
This committee is responsible for: (1) recruitment and training of volunteers; (2) developing community partnerships with individuals, businesses and civic organizations (3) coordinating volunteer recognition.

TA-Building Development
This committee is responsible for raising funds to address the construction and operation of Independence Lodge that will serve as our base lodge for many adaptive sports and adaptive outdoor recreation programs.

Risk Management
This committee is responsible for oversight of risk management policies and procedures that govern the organization. Works closely to adhere with policies, procedures and publications set forth by the the Adaptive Outdoor Safety Council (AOSC).

Accessibility & Adaptive Equipment
This committee is responsible oversight of guidelines that: (1) ensure safe accessibility in the environments where TA or IP~AS programs are offered, and (2) promote independence through the procurement and distribution of adaptive equipment for TA & IP~AS programs and/or individual clients who require and benefit use of adaptive equipment.

Environmental Stewardship
This committee is responsible for development of initiatives to preserve, protect and improve the environments where TA & IP~AS programs are offered.