SELCA Operating Guidelines 2017

October 12, 2016

SELCA Operating Guidelines 2017

Dues Schedule for the Year:

For the 2017 calendar year:

Dues for membership will be $35.00.  Board members will pay dues of $10.00.  Group membership is available at $30.00 per person for groups of 5 or more.

Speakers Compensation for SELCA Meetings:

Speakers who present a CERP topic at a SELCA meeting will be offered a free SELCA membership for their choice of the current or the following year.

Non-monetary tokens of appreciation may be given to speakers as determined by the Board, which for 2017 remained $5 Starbucks Gift Cards.

Board Reimbursable Expenses:

A budget will be established annually, with a minimum balance maintained at $200.  Monies will be allocated in the following order: operating expenses, conference attendance, community outreach, and any other activities deemed appropriate by the Board.  The budget will be presented to the general membership at meetings.

The Treasurer shall be the only authorized person to disburse funds, with the exception of Board-designated instances authorizing use of the credit card for approved expenses by other Board members to improve operational efficiency.

Expected expenses related to conducting Board business, such as gas, parking, conference exhibit fees,  should be included in the appropriate area of the budget, and reimbursable if not paid directly by SELCA.

SELCA will provide for conference attendance in the budget so that SELCA is represented at ILCA and/or USLCA.   If an employer, or other entity, is paying any Board member’s conference fee in full, he/she will not be entitled to a share of the SELCA money.  If, for any reason, a Board member vacates office prior to the end of the elected term, he/she is not eligible for the conference money.  Anyone utilizing SELCA money to attend a conference agrees to present the information at a SELCA meeting as part of CERP provision.

Other Operational Items:

For 2017, CERPS at Membership Meetings and at additional opportunities as determined by the Board will be provided as part of SELCA’s designation as a Professional Education Group by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE), application pending.

SIGs for 2017 shall be Private Practice IBCLCs (PP) and Hospital-Based IBCLCs (HB) and Tongue-Tie/Lip-Tie Support (TT), and Chairs of SIGs shall be invited as non-voting attendees to the Board meetings. 

SELCA is a non-profit organization and does not specifically endorse any product.

Adopted February 25, 2017 as per bylaws. Operating Budget 2017 incorporated herein by reference.