Policy / Procedures Manual
Board Meeting Minutes
Our Bylaws identify how we operate as a democratic organization.
Created with input from members and approved by them, the Bylaws identify
the roles and responsibilities of leaders and specify realms of authority.
Since we are chartered by the International Reading Association, the IRA
also approves the Bylaws. Members are encouraged to become familiar with
the Bylaws and to suggest changes to extend the impact of our mission
and improve service to our members.
/ Procedures Manual
Various policies which have been established over the years
influence how we conduct business on a day-to-day basis. Additionally,
the various leaders develop patterns of conducting their work and interfacing
with other leaders which need to be transparent to all members of the
Board of Directors and to other interested members in order for this organization
to operate effectively since leaders and members are disbursed in such
an expansive geography. This information is essential for successors in
various offices and committees.
This information, currently in the process of being written
down, is informed by the Bylaws and many items are subject to change as
leaders create procedures to improve our work.
Input is strongly encouraged. Please send information to
Dr. Kaye West-Anderson.
A timeline is intended to place the tasks which need to be
completed by various leaders and committees into a sequence to facilitate
their interfacing with one another and to increase the transparency of
our operations. The timeline is currently being written down. Input is
strongly encouraged. Please send information to Dr.
The IRA CL/R SIG Board of Directors meets twice annually,
once at the International Reading Association Convention in late April
/ early May and again at the annual convention of the National Council
of Teachers of English, in late November.
Our Bylaws call for various leaders and committees to make
annual reports. Posting them on our website provides a means of making
sure all members have ready access to information from the various committees
which serve the group and provides an ongoing history for the group.
This is the repository for indexing outdated online documents.
In addition to online documents, the current editor has possession of
past issues of The Dragon Lode bound into permanent volumes
by editor, and various officers have materials which they have assembled
and/or received from their predecessors.
Information included in the Archives includes:
Past Officers and Members of the Board of Directors
Past Committee Directories
Past IRA Program Information
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and Reading Special Interest Group (IRA CL/R SIG).
All rights reserved. Website:
Dr. Kaye West, Webmistress
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