ARTICLE VII

FUNCTIONS AND POWERS OF COMMITTEES

All committees shall function for a maximum of two terms of two years each.

Section 1: Executive Committee

A. The Executive Committee shall be composed of the President, the Vice
President, the Secretary, the Publicity Secretary, the Financial Secretary, the
Treasurer, the Provost, and the Local Chapter Presidents.

B. The Executive Committee shall be the principal administrative organ of the
Association.

C. It shall be the chief legislative and policy-making branch of the Association.

D. The President or members of the Executive Committee, however, shall pass
no laws or by-laws governing the IPAI unless such laws, by-laws or rules are
approved by a simple majority of the chapter organizations or by at least a
simple majority of members at the general meeting or convention.

E. The Executive Committee shall subject to the provisions of this charter,
discuss matters of common interest to the IPAI with a view of harmonizing the
general policy of the Association. It may, in addition, review the structure,
functions and acts of all the committees.

F. The Executive Committee shall approve the annual budget by at least a
simple majority vote of its members.

G. The Executive Committee shall administer the Association’s budget and
appropriate its funds.

Section 2: Finance and Fund-Raising Committee

A. The Finance and Fund-Raising Committee shall act as the principal
budgeting organ of the Association.

B. It shall investigate and prepare the budget for the following year.

C. It shall identify means and ways of enhancing revenues for the Association.

D. The Financial Secretary and the Treasurer shall be ex-officio members of
this committee.

E. The Finance and Fund-Raising Committee shall have not more than five
members.

Section 3: Project Planning Committee

A. The Project Planning Committee shall have the responsibility for developing
plans for the projects of the Association.

B. It shall assess and prioritize IPAI projects.

C. In cooperation with Finance and Fund-Raising Committee, it shall develop
strategies for implementing the projects.

D. The Project Planning Committee shall have not more than five members.

Section 4: Membership and Outreach Committee

A. The Membership and Outreach Committee shall have the responsibility for
recruitment of new members and shall compile a directory of all Igbere people
overseas.

B. It shall have additional responsibility of encouraging participation of members
in all affairs of the Association.

C. The Membership and Outreach Committee shall have a minimum of five
members.

Section 5: Cultural and Social Committee

A. The Cultural and Social Committee shall promote Igbere culture.

B. The Cultural and Social Committee shall be actively involved in organizing IPAI
conventions, end of year parties and general meetings.

C. The Cultural and Social Committee shall have a minimum of five members.
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