Administrative Handbook

VIII.A. AUTHORIZATION AND RENEWAL

The President may authorize the establishment of a roundtable for a period of four years.

Upon expressions of interest from MLA members, the President will then ask for six letters of support from members in good standing of the Association to be sent to the Assistant Planning and Reports Officer (APRO), identifying a common area of concern; the President will be notified when six letters are received. Application for a roundtable can be made at any time during the year, with the term of the roundtable beginning at the end of the next annual meeting.

Renewal of the authorization for another four years also requires six letters of support from members in good standing. The letters, which may be in either paper or electronic form, are due to the APRO by February 1 of the year of expiration. After the February 1 deadline the APRO will report to the President whether those roundtables have been renewed or not.

The President may dissolve a roundtable at any time, if it appears that it no longer serves a need or that a committee of the Association could carry on its work more effectively. A roundtable that has not been renewed may again be authorized after a hiatus of at least one year following the same guidelines for the establishment of a new roundtable. (rev. 9/2012); (rev. 5/2013)