Bylaws & Policies and Procedures Manual
The RID Bylaws govern the internal management of the association, as well as the board of directors, members and staff. The bylaws contain the most fundamental principles and rules regarding the nature of RID, such as how directors are elected, how meetings of directors are conducted, and so on.
You can either download the Bylaws as a whole document or in separate sections. All files are in PDF file format.
Bylaws Complete Document
RID Policies and Procedures Manual
The purpose of this Policies and Procedures Manual (referred hereinafter as the PPM) is to contain the policies set by the board of directors of the association and to establish procedures for the key elements and operations of the national association, including its affiliates, committees and member sections. The policies and procedures contained in the manual are general guidelines for the association. There can always be exceptions to the policies and procedures, except that the provisions of the Bylaws cannot be waived except as noted in the Bylaws.
Policy is defined as what the association does. It is policy which defines the arena in which a decision is to be made and serves to guarantee that decisions made are in keeping with the overall goals and objectives of the association.
Procedure is how the association implements policy. It is the sequence of activity required to carry out a policy statement or move the association toward one of its stated goals. Procedures are also the rules and regulations that entities within the association abide by in the conduct of business. They are a consistent guide to follow through any decision-making process.
View the RID Policy and Procedures Manual>> (The PPM is temporarily unavailable until the RID Board of Directors discussion of this document at the October 2014 Board meeting)
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