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Serving on a Nominating Committee is an honor and privilege. The job should be taken seriously by those asked to serve on the committee. It is their responsibility to find the best candidates to fill the positions. You must be a Major Degree member to be eligible to hold an office .
A member of the committee may become a Candidate for Office without resigning from the committee. The candidate should be asked to leave the room so the committee can discuss their qualifications and allow for additional names to be submitted for consideration without having any hurt feelings. The candidate may return to the room to vote.
Should a member of the committee find it necessary to resign before the committee has completed its work, the member need not be replaced unless the by-laws make provisions for a replacement. A member of the committee may become a Candidate for Office without resigning from the committee.
After the committee has reached a decision, the Chairlady is responsible for contacting each nominee for formal consent to place their name in nomination and also inform them of the responsibilities of the Office.
All deliberations of the Nomination Committee must remain confidential and no information on the names of persons considered for office or those who decline should ever be made public.
If the Committee is unable to find a nominee for an office, it reports that fact and nominations are taken from the floor.