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Policy (Page 3)


ARTICLE IX - AWARDS OF COUNCIL
Section 1.
ACESS may make the following annual awards: Distinguished Award of Council, ACESS Award, and any special award that may be designated.

Section 2.
The recipients of these awards shall be chosen by an Honors and Awards Committee, whose Chair shall be appointed by the President. The Committee members shall be chosen from current or previous Directors by the Committee Chair together with the President. The make-up of this Committee can be known to the entire Board, but the Committee's deliberations are to be held "confidential", within the Committee.

Section 3.
The qualifications necessary for anyone to receive an award shall be determined by the Board. The criteria shall be set forth in written form.

Section 4.
Nominations for the Distinguished Award of Council may only be submitted by a Member Entity, by a member of the Board, or by a member of the Advisory Council.

Section 5.
Nominations for the ACESS Award may only be submitted by any present or past member of the Board, any present or past committee member or committee chair, or any present or past officer of ACESS.

ARTICLE IX - DUTIES OF STANDING COMMITTEES
Section 1.
The duties of the various committees shall be as follows:
  1. The Banquet Committee shall have direct responsibility for the ACESS Annual Honors and Awards Banquet and any other such responsibilities as the Board may determine.
  2. The Communications and Social Media Committees shall have direct responsibility for all matters pertaining to publication and dissemination of ACESS information, interaction with all news media, and any other such responsibilities as the Board may determine. They are expected to coordinate their efforts with the ACESS Webmaster. The split between Communications and Social Media is expected to be flexible, with Social Media handling anything transmitted by social media and Communications handling anything else.
  3. The Community Relations Committee shall have direct responsibility for community relations, civic activities, science fairs, and any other such responsibilities as the Board may determine.
  4. The Educational Fund Raising Committee shall have direct responsibility for fund raising, educational programs for the public and the ACESS membership, selection of scholarship recipients, mentoring, and any other such responsibilities as the Board may determine.
  5. The Honors & Awards Committee shall have direct responsibility for selection of Teacher Grants, the annual recipients of the ACESS Distinguished Award of Council and ACESS Award, and any other such responsibilities as the Board may determine.
  6. The Grant Writing Committee shall have direct responsibility for preparation and submittal of any grant requests that the ACESS Board may consider it appropriate to solicit.
  7. The Speakers Bureau Committee shall have direct responsibility for keeping track of all potential Speakers who offer their services to interested societies and organizations.
  8. The K-12 Educational Outreach Committee shall have direct responsibility as liaison with the Akron Public Schools (APS) and non-APS schools within the area that ACESS serves (herein stated as "Summit County and all schools served by the Summit Educational Service Center").
  9. The Strategic Planning Committee shall have direct responsibility for investigating ways of promoting improvements within ACESS and any other such responsibilities as the Board may determine.


Section 2.
Each Committee Chair shall submit to the President-Elect the annual program for his/her respective committee for the ensuing year together with expected income and expenses, if applicable. After approval of the program by the Board, the Chair of each committee shall be responsible to implement the program through the delegation of activities to his/her respective committee members.

Section 3.
Each Committee Chair shall be responsible for verbal and written reports as may be necessary at each scheduled Board meeting. A written summary report shall be submitted upon request of the President at the end of the Administrative Year.

ARTICLE XI - ADVISORY COUNCIL
Section 1.
The Advisory Council shall consist of no less than six (6) business and/or technical leaders of the Greater Akron Area to be selected annually by the ACESS President. No more than two (2) should represent any one company, academic institution, or organization. The purpose of said Advisory Council shall be to act in an advisory capacity to the ACESS Board.

Section 2.
The Advisory Council shall meet at least once annually to consider an agenda prepared by the President. The President shall determine the time and place of this meeting.

Section 3.
The Advisory Council may hold additional meetings if requested by any two (2) or more members to consider any other matters they deem pertinent to the accomplishment of ACESS objectives. The results of any such meetings should be communicated to the President who will then be responsible for the transmittal of these results to the Board.

Section 4.
Members of the Advisory Council are encouraged to attend all of the Board meetings, to provide their input to the Board, in timely fashion, on items as they arise.

Section 5.
Members of the Advisory Council are encouraged to attend all of the Board meetings, to provide their input to the Board, in timely fashion, on items as they arise.

Section 6.
Members of the Advisory Council do not vote.

                                                                              
  
  
  
Policy (Page 3)


ARTICLE IX - AWARDS OF COUNCIL
Section 1.
ACESS may make the following annual awards: Distinguished Award of Council, ACESS Award, and any special award that may be designated.

Section 2.
The recipients of these awards shall be chosen by an Honors and Awards Committee, whose Chair shall be appointed by the President. The Committee members shall be chosen from current or previous Directors by the Committee Chair together with the President. The make-up of this Committee can be known to the entire Board, but the Committee's deliberations are to be held "confidential", within the Committee.

Section 3.
The qualifications necessary for anyone to receive an award shall be determined by the Board. The criteria shall be set forth in written form.

Section 4.
Nominations for the Distinguished Award of Council may only be submitted by a Member Entity, by a member of the Board, or by a member of the Advisory Council.

Section 5.
Nominations for the ACESS Award may only be submitted by any present or past member of the Board, any present or past committee member or committee chair, or any present or past officer of ACESS.

ARTICLE IX - DUTIES OF STANDING COMMITTEES
Section 1.
The duties of the various committees shall be as follows:
  1. The Banquet Committee shall have direct responsibility for the ACESS Annual Honors and Awards Banquet and any other such responsibilities as the Board may determine.
  2. The Communications and Social Media Committees shall have direct responsibility for all matters pertaining to publication and dissemination of ACESS information, interaction with all news media, and any other such responsibilities as the Board may determine. They are expected to coordinate their efforts with the ACESS Webmaster. The split between Communications and Social Media is expected to be flexible, with Social Media handling anything transmitted by social media and Communications handling anything else.
  3. The Community Relations Committee shall have direct responsibility for community relations, civic activities, science fairs, and any other such responsibilities as the Board may determine.
  4. The Educational Fund Raising Committee shall have direct responsibility for fund raising, educational programs for the public and the ACESS membership, selection of scholarship recipients, mentoring, and any other such responsibilities as the Board may determine.
  5. The Honors & Awards Committee shall have direct responsibility for selection of Teacher Grants, the annual recipients of the ACESS Distinguished Award of Council and ACESS Award, and any other such responsibilities as the Board may determine.
  6. The Grant Writing Committee shall have direct responsibility for preparation and submittal of any grant requests that the ACESS Board may consider it appropriate to solicit.
  7. The Speakers Bureau Committee shall have direct responsibility for keeping track of all potential Speakers who offer their services to interested societies and organizations.
  8. The K-12 Educational Outreach Committee shall have direct responsibility as liaison with the Akron Public Schools (APS) and non-APS schools within the area that ACESS serves (herein stated as "Summit County and all schools served by the Summit Educational Service Center").
  9. The Strategic Planning Committee shall have direct responsibility for investigating ways of promoting improvements within ACESS and any other such responsibilities as the Board may determine.


Section 2.
Each Committee Chair shall submit to the President-Elect the annual program for his/her respective committee for the ensuing year together with expected income and expenses, if applicable. After approval of the program by the Board, the Chair of each committee shall be responsible to implement the program through the delegation of activities to his/her respective committee members.

Section 3.
Each Committee Chair shall be responsible for verbal and written reports as may be necessary at each scheduled Board meeting. A written summary report shall be submitted upon request of the President at the end of the Administrative Year.

ARTICLE XI - ADVISORY COUNCIL
Section 1.
The Advisory Council shall consist of no less than six (6) business and/or technical leaders of the Greater Akron Area to be selected annually by the ACESS President. No more than two (2) should represent any one company, academic institution, or organization. The purpose of said Advisory Council shall be to act in an advisory capacity to the ACESS Board.

Section 2.
The Advisory Council shall meet at least once annually to consider an agenda prepared by the President. The President shall determine the time and place of this meeting.

Section 3.
The Advisory Council may hold additional meetings if requested by any two (2) or more members to consider any other matters they deem pertinent to the accomplishment of ACESS objectives. The results of any such meetings should be communicated to the President who will then be responsible for the transmittal of these results to the Board.

Section 4.
Members of the Advisory Council are encouraged to attend all of the Board meetings, to provide their input to the Board, in timely fashion, on items as they arise.

Section 5.
Members of the Advisory Council are encouraged to attend all of the Board meetings, to provide their input to the Board, in timely fashion, on items as they arise.

Section 6.
Members of the Advisory Council do not vote.

                                                                              
  
  
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