Virginia Breastfeeding Taskforce
Article I – Name
The name of this organization shall be the Virginia Breastfeeding Task Force, and it shall include membership for all counties, cities and communities in the Commonwealth of Virginia
Article II – Purposes
The stated purposes of the Task Force shall be:
Article III –Membership
Membership shall be open to any person residing or working in Virginia who is interested and who can contribute to the work of the Task Force. Representatives from the following areas will be encouraged to maintain membership: health care providers including hospital staff, private physicians, nurses, lactation consultants, health department personnel,dietitian and mental health professionals; social service providers; school personnel; La Leche League Leaders; community leaders and legislators; representatives of other community groups; and breastfeeding women. Membership information will be updated biannually.
There will be two levels of membership:
Article IV – Officers
Officers shall include an Executive Board, made up of Chair, Co Chair, Treasurer and Secretaries: Recording, Membership and Correspondence. The term of office for each shall be two years with elections held in even years at the fall meeting. The duties of the officers shall be as follows:
Article V – Meetings
The Task Force shall meet quarterly in February, May, August, and November on the first Thursday of the month at a designated place. There may be additional meetings of the Board as needed. Special meetings of the membership can also be scheduled for committee work as needed and agreed upon. All meetings shall be conducted according to Robert’s Rules of Order. A majority vote of the members present (minimum of 8 members) is necessary for passing on any issue, or issues may be passed by acclamatio
Article VI – Committees
Committees shall be appointed as needed by the Chair for any matters of business necessary. These committees shall cease to exist when the purposes have been completed.
Article VII – Bylaws
All business of the Task Force shall be conducted in accordance with the bylaws contained in this document. These bylaws maybe revised at any time by majority vote of those members in attendance (minimum of 8 members). Members will be apprised of upcoming proposed changes at least 30 days in advance of next quarterly meeting. Any bylaws changes will take place at the close of the meeting in which they are approved. These bylaws must be reviewed biannually.
Article VIII- Dissolution
The Task Force can be dissolved by majority vote of the current membership. Any assets of the Task Force will be donated to another non-profit organization that promotes breastfeeding.
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