Committees: The Executive Board may create such committees with such powers as it deems it wise to have. The President shall appoint persons to chair and members to fill seats on the committee with the advice and consent of the Executive Board. The following committees shall be considered Standing Committees:

A.      Rules and Bylaws Committee: The Rules and Bylaws Committee shall be chaired by the Executive Vice-President and shall consist of at least three (3) members. The Rules and Bylaws Committee shall be responsible for reviewing the Bylaws at least once per year and recommending any necessary changes to the Executive Board. All amendments to the Bylaws must be reviewed before the Rules and Bylaws committee before going before the Executive Board. In the event an issue arises where the meaning of these bylaws or of YDM is in question, this committee shall meet to settle the dispute.

B.       Fundraising Committee: The Fundraising Committee shall be chaired by the Treasurer, Vice-Chaired by the Vice President of Programming, and shall consist of at least three (3) members. The Fundraising Committee shall propose a fundraising plan to the Executive Board and coordinate at least one (1) fundraising event per year.

C.      Programming Committee: The Programming Committee shall be chaired by the Vice-President of Programming and shall include the Chair of the Council of Chapter Presidents as well as at least three (3) other members. The Programming Committee shall propose a programming calendar of events to the Executive Board and coordinate at least three (3) programming event a year. A programming event shall be defined as an event that occurs for the membership of YDM whether it is social, educational, or otherwise defined. The committee shall make every effort to ensure that every member of YDM has the opportunity to attend all events.

D.       Chapter Building Committee: The Chapter Building committee shall be chaired by the Vice President of Membership and consist of the National Committeeman and Woman as well as at least three (3) other members. The Chapter Building Committee shall work to strengthen active local chapters and help to grow new chapters across the State.

E.       Convention Committee: The Convention Committee shall be chaired by an appointment of the President and co-chaired by the Vice President of Programs. The Committee shall consist of the Secretary, Treasurer, Executive Vice President, and any other such member as maybe appointed by the President. The Convention Committee shall, in conjunction with the Executive Board, select the host site for the annual convention. The committee shall also plan and organize the annual convention.

F.       Ad-hoc Committees: The Executive Board may establish such special committees as they shall determine are necessary for the functioning of the Organization. Each such committee shall be given a specific charge and term. No special committee shall have a term extending beyond one (1) year unless reappointed. The Executive Board shall name the members of special committees.

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