Committees

Committee on Bylaws and Contracts

The Committee on Bylaws and Contracts, when so required by the Board of Directors, will meet and carefully consider any alterations or amendments to the Bylaws, Contract or Rules of the Association (not including Rules of Arbitration) submitted to it by the Board and promptly report its conclusions and recommendations concerning the same. The Committee on Bylaws and Contracts also shall submit to the Board such amendments or changes therein as in their opinion are deemed advisable or necessary. In addition, the Committee on Bylaws and Contracts shall consider from time to time any new additional forms of contracts, which may be deemed advisable, in the interest of uniform practices and in an endeavor to recommend forms of contracts acceptable to both buyer and seller.

Activities Committee

The Committee shall have the responsibility of planning, organizing and conducting all social and educational activities on behalf of the Association

Education Committee

The Committee shall have the responsibility of researching items that may be of educational value to the membership and compiling information on such items for distribution. The Committee shall also have responsibility for working in coordination with other Committees to coordinate educational sessions as needed.

Logistics Committee

The Logistics Committee shall meet from time to time for discussion and shall formulate recommendations of such action as they deem necessary to protect and foster the best interests of the Industry on the questions of transportation, customs, warehousing and the handling of green coffee.

Long Range Planning Committee

The Committee shall maintain advisory responsibility for issues as to long term growth and the future direction of the Association.

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee shall receive applications of prospective active or associate members; carefully investigate the eligibility of the applicants and report thereon to the Board of Directors.

Standard Type Committee

The Standard Type Committee shall have the authority to communicate with associations or official agencies in the producing countries to obtain samples of types, official data, grades, etc. with the understanding that the use of such information shall not be binding on the Committee or the Association. The Standard Type Committee shall also from time to time, hold seminars in the United States and in producing countries to assist and instruct individuals on cupping and grading techniques.

Activities Committee

The Committee shall have the responsibility of planning, organizing and conducting all social and educational activities on behalf of the Association.

Public Relations Committee

The Committee shall have the authority to communicate with the membership and other associations with information that may be of interest to both the membership and the industry with the understanding that the use of such information shall not be binding on the Association.

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