Standing Committees

The Information on these standing Committees of Grand Camp were taken from The Constitution and Bylaws of Alaska Native Brotherhood and the Alaska Native Sisterhood, with Appendix: Duties of Officers. Adopted on October 6, 2011 and Amended on October 8, 2016

 

 

Constitution Committees

Article VI - Executive Committees

Section 1

ANB Executive Committee Composition. 

The ANB officers of the Grand Camp [which includes past ANB Grand Presidents] and the President of the Alaska Native Sisterhood shall constitute the ANB Executive Committee

(ref)Section 2. ANB Executive Committee Duties and Powers

 

Section 4

 ANS Executive Committee Composition.

The ANS Grand Officers[which includes past ANS Grand Presidents] shall constitute the ANS Executive Committee

 

Article VII - Committees

Section 1

A Program Committee is a standing committee. The 

  • ANB First Vice President
  • ANB Sergeant at Arms
  • ANS Sergeant at Arms
  • And the ANB and ANS Presidents of the Local Camps hosting the next Grand Camp

shall server as a Program Committee from the adjournment of one Grand Camp until the adjournment of the next. The ANB First Vice President shall serve as committee chair. It shall be the duty of the Program Committee to ensure that goods, services, and facilities are adequately proveded for in order to satisfactorily operate the Grand Camp.

 

Secion 2

A Finance Committee is a standing committee.

  • The ANB Treasurer and the
  • ANS Treasurer of the Grand Camp,
  • two members appointed by the ANB President and
  • two members appointed by the ANS President of the Grand Camp

promptly after the adjournment of the Grand Camp shall sesrve as the Finance Committee. The ANB Treasurer shall serve as chair of the Finance Committee. It shall be the duty of the Finance Committee to prepare a budget for the forthcoming fiscal year and submit it to the Grand Camp: to monitor expenditures; and to submit proposed budget amendments as needed to the ANB Grand Camp President for consideration for approval by the ANB Executive Committee. The members of the Finance Committee shall serve until their successors are selected.

 

Section 3

AN Audit Committee is a standing committee.

Promptly after adjournment of the Grand Camp, the ANB President of the Grand Camp shall appoint three persons who are competent in the understanding of the financial statements to serve as an Audit Committee. It shall be the duty of the Audit Committee to provide for an audit of the financial records of the ANB and the ANS for the fiscal year, and report audit findings to the Grand Camp.

 

 

Section 4

A Scholarship Committee is a standing committee. An ANB/ANS Grand Camp Scholarship Committee consisting of five members shall serve five-year staggered terms, with one committee member appointed by the ANB President of the Grand Camp promptly after adjournment of each Grand Camp, except that the initial appointment after adoption of this provision shall be of five members and the President shall designate one-year, two-year, three-year, four-year, and five-year terms for respective committee members. It shall be the duty of the ANB Grand Camp Scholarship Committee to solicit scholarship funds andto establish programs for the fair award of scholarships andother incentives to encourage Native American students to attend post-secondary educational institutions. The Committee shall independently select recipients of scholarships and other awards and shall report to the Grand Camp annually.

 

Section 5 Other Committees; Presidents' Ex-officio Committee Membership. Such other committees, standing or special, including those provided for in the grand Camp bylaws shall be appointed by the ANB President as the Grand Camp or the ANB Executive Committee shall from time to time deem necessary to carry out the work of the ANB or the Grand Camp. The ANB and ANS Grand Camp Presidents shall be ex-officio members of all committees exept when such committee membership may involve a confilct of interest.

Bylaw Committees

GC 1.04 Grand Camp Committees

Special committees for the operation and management of the Grand Camp shall be appointed as follows:

GC 1.04.a Committee on Committees

A Committee on Committees consisting of three members, including the committee chairperson, shall be appointed by the ANB President of the Grand Camp at least one week prior to convening of the Grand Camp. It shall be the duty of the Committee on Committees to recommend to the Grand Camp the assignment of each member of the Grand Camp to each serve on one or more Grand Camp committees. The Committee on Committees shall meet no later than the day preceding the convention of the Grand Camp and be prepared to report its recommened committee assignments short after the Grand Camp convenes.

GC 1.04.b Credentials Committee

It shall be their duty to verify the qulifications of each person applying to be seated as a voting member of the Grand Camp. The ANB and ANS Grand Second Vice Presidents, serving as co-chairs, both Grand Treasurers, both Grand Secretaries, and the ANB or the ANS host camp Treasurer are responsible for organizing the registration process at Grand Camp convention. The co-chairs will appoint: a Credentials Committee member to update credential information on the computer; a committee member to present the Credentials report on the floor; another to maintain the portable Credentials file box during the session and deliver it to one o the newly elected Grand 2nd Vice Presidents for use the followiing year.

GC 1.04.c Resolutions Committee

A Resolutioons Committee composed of three members shall be appointed by the Presidents of the Grand Camp at least one week prior to convening of the Grand Camp. It shall be the duty of the Resolutions Committee to recommend to the Grand Camp the asssignment of each resolution to the appropriate committee for review and for a report to the Grand Camp with a recommendation for its disposition.

GC 1.04.d Fisheries, Wildlife, and Subsistence Committee

The Presidents of the Grand Camp shall, at least one week prior to the convening of the Grand Camp, appoint a chairperson of the Fisheries, Wildlife, and Subsistence Committee, and each Local Camp may assign one of its delegates to serve on such committee. It shall be the duty of the Fisheries, Wildlife, and Subsistence Committee to review resolutions that are assigned to it and make recommendations accordingly to the Grand Camp, and to provide such advice and recommendations as it deems appropriate regarding fisheries, wildlife, and subsistence.

GC 1.04.e Health and Education Committee

A Health and Education Committee consisting of Grand Camp members selected in conjunction with the report of the Committee on Committees shall have the duty of reviewing heallth and education issues, including resolutions, that may be referred to it by the Grand Camp, to submit recommendations accordingly to the Grand Camp, and such other duties as may be assigned to it by the Grand Camp

GC 1.04.f Grand Ball Committee

The Committee on Committees shall recommend to the ANB President of the Grand Camp a member of the Grand Camp to serve as chairperson of the Ritual and Grand Ball Committee, and each Local Camp present shall appoint a member of its delegation or an alternate to serve on the Grand Ball Committee. It shall be the duty of the Grand Ball Committee to take all actions necessary to iimplement the installation of officers and the Grand Ball, and to assume other responsibilities as assigned by the Grand Camp or the President of the Grand Camp.

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