This Governance Manual was first prepared in 1995 in response to the growing needs and complexity of conducting the organizational business of the POD Network. As the scope of activities, programs, committees, and practices have developed or changed, revisions have been made in accord with the policies.
Our bylaws, mission statement, and guidelines exist to guide the officers, Executive Director, the Core Committee, and Chairs of the standing committees in conducting the business of the organization and facilitating its efficient conduct from year to year. These documents are regularly reviewed to assure their accuracy and relevance.
Any member of the POD Network may bring recommendations for changes to this Governance Manual forward at any time. They should be submitted to the Past President and will be reviewed by the Governance Committee. If recommended for adoption by the Governance Committee, changes will be considered for final adoption by the Core Committee.
The present version was approved at the June 12–13, 2023, meeting of the Core Committee of the POD Network.
Past President, 2022–2023
Chair, Governance Committee, 2022–2023