NNS activities and initiatives are lead by a number of committees. Committees are composed of NNS members and Council members.
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Committee shall be comprised of a chair, and at least two (2) Society members. The committee shall work with the Executive Director and the Secretary to coordinate Society communications and marketing efforts, including, but not limited to social media presence, newsletters, website content, logos, press and media relations, and membership campaigns. The Communications and Marketing Committee shall work with other committees to ensure unified messaging. Any material proposals that are recommended by this committee shall be submitted to the Council for approval.
This Committee shall be comprised of the current Secretary-Treasurer who will be chair of the committee and three Society members, each serving a term of three years. The primary purpose of the committee is to increase individual memberships in the Society and to review applications for membership. Applicants may be granted membership by the committee. Applications must obtain the approval vote of at least two-thirds of the members of the committee.
This committee shall be comprised of the immediate past-president who will be chair of the committee and at least three other members of Council. Committee members may not currently be from the same institution. The nominating committee shall submit nominations for the office of President-elect, vice president-elect and secretary-treasurer-elect. They shall also submit the names of candidates for each position on the Council. It will be the responsibility of the nominating committee to prepare lists of nominees from the membership as described herein to ascertain the willingness of each nominee, if elected, to serve. Other names may be added to the ballot upon petition in accordance with the procedures established in these By Laws. At least two months before the Annual Meeting, a ballot containing the list of all nominees will be sent to the membership. For a member to be eligible for nomination for elective office he/she must be an active member in good standing.
The Advocacy and Policy Committee shall be comprised of a chair, and at least two (2) other members of Council. This committee will be responsible for advancing advocacy efforts to further the Society’s objectives. Proposals that are recommended by this committee shall be submitted to the Council for approval.
This committee serves as liaison between the membership and the publisher of the Journal, offering advice and comment on general publication policies and fees.
This committee shall be comprised of two Society members as advisors, the President, Secretary-Treasurer, Secretary-Treasurer-elect, previous Secretary-Treasurer. The current Secretary-Treasurer will serve as chair. The committee is responsible for monitoring and advising the membership on the Society’s investments. Any changes that are recommended by this committee are approved by the Officers and Councilors at the Annual Meeting or via email.