Branch Practices

Policies and Procedures of LCVA

Financial

  1. Fundraising is required for awarding local scholarship(s) and for affiliate donations to
    AAUW Funds.
  2. Donations from members may be applied to operational expense, e.g. cultural
    activities, hospitality needs, etc.
  3. It is mandatory that there are sufficient monies in bank accounts prior to committing to scholarship(s) offerings.
  4. In all affiliate accounts, assets must be categorized at minimum by operational spending, local scholarship funds, and AAUW Funds.
  5. The Helen Sommer Graves Memorial Fund, received in 1999, is maintained by the affiliate. At no time shall the principal of said fund fall below $15,000 without board approval.
  6. A yearly audit of the affiliate’s financial records shall be performed by two affiliate members other than the treasurer, before the end of the fiscal year, prior to July 1st.

Social

  1. Potential members and/or family members are allowed to attend two regular monthly affiliate meetings.
  2. Programs of community value sponsored by the affiliate may be open to the public based on board approval. Such programs and their location shall be publicized in advance.
  3. A guest may attend any interest group gathering only once.
  4. Attendance by guests at special events/cultural trips will be determined on an individual
    basis. Members will have first choice of available openings. If additional openings are
    allowed, guests may attend, with the president’s approval.
  5. The affiliate will allow promotions of AAUW programs or events sponsored by the local, state or national level. No other promotions are acceptable.
  6. Personal information listed in the affiliate Membership Directory is proprietary and  is not to be used by members for commercial or non-AAUW purposes.
  7. The by-laws committee will present policies and procedures to the affiliate board for its
    consideration and adoption. The board will notify the general membership of these policies for implementation.

(Posted 10/2020)