All official League travel shall be properly authorized, reported, and reimbursed. It is the traveler's responsibility to report his or her actual travel expenses in a responsible and ethical manner. Expense reports should be submitted no later than two weeks after completion of travel.
Stipends and Honoraria
LWVUS/LWVEF board members shall not accept stipends, grants or fees for service for any LWVUS/LWVEF projects because they sit on the policy-making board that is responsible for the project.
Board members may accept gifts and honoraria.
The LWVUS/LWVEF, in both its values and practices, affirms its belief and commitment to diversity and pluralism, which means there shall be no barriers to participation in any activity of the LWVUS/LWVEF on the basis of gender, race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin or disability.
Conflict of Interest Policy
LWVUS/LWVEF board members are encouraged to be active in their state and local Leagues and ILOs. However, it is expected that the national level of the League will be the primary focus of their League volunteer time. In order to avoid time or fundraising conflicts with other levels of the League, board members may not chair major state League, ILO, or local League projects/events or serve on state League, ILO, or local League boards.
Appointments to Non-League Boards
Service on Boards of Non-League Organizations and Corporations
Nominating Committee begins outreach to League leaders across the country to solicit nominations for LWVUS Board and Nominating Committee.
LWVUS Board Members and Nominating Committee members attend League conventions where possible to meet and observe League leaders.
Nominating Committee participates in LWVUS Council to report on progress and to solicit nominations.
Summer – Fall 2013:
Continue contact with League leaders to solicit nominations.
Aaah, the lazy, crazy days of summer are upon us! But before you get too comfortable, it’s time to celebrate all that you have done and accomplished in your League journey. Then, we want you to take the next step and nominate yourself or another Leaguer with exceptional leadership skills for the national board.
The LWVUS nominating committee asked current and former national board members about their experiences on the board. Their remarks are so inspiring that we wanted to share some of them with you.
Roles and Responsibilities of LWVUS/LWVEF Committee Chairs Purposes of Committees
1. To develop and funnel creative ideas so that the best rise to the top and to communicate those ideas to board or staff, as appropriate.
2. To consider whether sufficient staff and financial resources are available to carry out projects/programs to achieve the desired result.
3. To develop options and make recommendations on plans, policies and priorities for board consideration.