Section 1. General

The standing committees of the SCASA-USA shall be the Strategic Direction Committee, the Fundraising Committee, the Audit & Finance Committee and the Nominating & Governance Committee. Each committee shall be composed of a chairperson appointed by the president, one board member and be comprised of at least 20% (twenty percent) athlete representation and other members as appropriate. All committee members must be current members of the SCASA-USA and shall serve to the end of the current Summer Olympiad.

   

Section 2. Strategic Direction Committee

a. The President of the Board of Directors shall appoint the chair of this committee. The chair of the Strategic Direction Committee can appoint up to four members to serve on this committee.

b. The members of the Strategic Direction Committee shall serve for terms of four (4) years or less. An individual shall not serve on the Strategic Direction Committee for more than two (2) consecutive terms.

c. The Strategic Direction Committee is responsible for advising the board on progress towards the organization’s mission, vision, strategic direction and major programs and services and to:

1. Ensure board and management has implemented an effective strategic planning process, including development of a three to five year strategic plan which includes measurable goals and objectives;

2. Periodically review the mission, vision, and strategic plan and make recommends to the board and executive director;

3. Assist in the implementation of a process that monitors key strategic indicators, projects and programs;

4. Monitor SCASA-USA’s performance against measureable objectives in relationship to the strategic plan and update Board on progress quarterly.


Section 3. Fundraising Committee

a. The President of the Board of Directors shall appoint the chair of this committee. The chair of the Fundraising Committee can appoint up to four members to serve on this committee.

b. The members of the Fundraising Committee shall serve for terms of four (4) years or less. An individual shall not serve on the Fundraising Committee for more than two (2) consecutive terms.

c. The Fundraising Committee is responsible for maintaining and creating strategies to increase revenue streams for the organization in order to carry out the mission. To accomplish this, its responsibilities are:

1. To work with the executive director and Development Director to identify perspective major donors, foundations and corporations;

2. To be responsible for involvement of all board members in giving process and in their fundraising efforts;

3. To monitor fundraising efforts to ensure that ethical practices are in place those are cost-effective.

   

Section 4. Audit and Finance Committee

a. The President of the Board of Directors shall appoint the chair of this committee. The chair of the Audit and Finance Committee can appoint up to four members to serve on this committee.

b. The members of the Audit and Finance Committee shall serve for terms of four (4) years or less. An individual shall not serve on the Strategic Direction Committee for more than two (2) consecutive terms.

c. The Audit and Finance Committee is responsible for:

1. Review the reports of the auditors and management letters, and recommend action as needed;

2. Investigate matters of fiscal controls and disclosure and other matters as directed by the board;

3. Work with staff to make financial reports, recommendations and report to the Board of Directors;

4. Review budgets initially prepared by staff, to help develop appropriate procedures for budget preparations and on a consistency between the budget and the organization's plans;

5. Report to the board any financial irregularities, concerns, opportunities;

6. Recommend financial guidelines and policies to the board;

7. Make recommendations on the reserve funds and where they are managed.


Section 5. Governance and Nominating Committee

a. The president of the Board of Directors shall appoint the chair of the committee. The chair of the Governance & Nominating committee can appoint the 3 members to this committee who include 2 board members of the board and one athlete.

b. The members of the Governance and Nominating Committee shall serve for terms of four (4) years or less. An individual shall not serve on the Governance & Nominating Committee for more than two (2) consecutive terms.

c. The Governance & Nominating Committee is responsible for making sure the board is qualified, capable, and governing the organization appropriately. This important committee ensures quality leaders govern efficiently and in accordance with nonprofit best practices. It also sees to it that SCASA-USA remains current on compliance requirements and educates and informs the board on these important areas.

  

The Nominating and Governance Committee is responsible for:

1. Lead the search for individuals qualified to become members of the board. The Nominating and Governance Committee shall select individuals for nomination to the full board to serve as directors who shall have the highest personal and professional integrity, who shall have demonstrated exceptional ability and judgment in collectively serving the long-term interests of the organization with respect to vetting all nominations for potential conflict of interest or other problematic background issues;

2. Work with president and executive director to develop and implement an appropriate orientation program for new directors and identify opportunities to educate of existing directors;

3. Develop and recommend to the board for its consideration a set of governance guidelines that adheres to nonprofit best practices. The Nominating and Governance Committee shall review current compliance requirements on an annual basis, or more frequently if appropriate, and recommend changes to the board necessary;

4. To develop and recommend to the board for its consideration an annual self-evaluation process of the board and its substructures and maintain an on-going process with the board;