A Special Interest Group (SIG) may be formed by members whose common interests reflect the Goals of the Association. Members wanting to form an interest group submit a SIG Proposal Form to the Executive Board for recognition. The proposal will include the name of the member who will serve as the Executive Board liaison, a statement of purpose, and objectives related to the Goals of the Association.
Once formed, an interest group will annually submit a proposal for recognition by completing a SIG Renewal Form. The Executive Board shall authorize continued recognition of existing interest groups at the first Executive Board meeting following the close of the annual conference.
Each interest group will have an Executive Board liaison who shall represent the group and submit the group’s objectives, proposed activities, and budget requests to the Executive Board.
Interest groups may request a program or meeting time during the Association’s annual conference or other general meetings.
Each interest group liaison shall submit a written annual report to be published in the post-conference issue of the Association’s official periodical and shall submit this report to the Secretary at the close of the annual conference.