Membership in the School Nutrition Association is mandatory. There are four classes: School Foodservice & Nutrition, School District Owned Membership, Associate, and Affiliate.
Persons engaged in teaching or administration at the aforementioned levels.
Persons engaged in teaching present or potential school food service personnel.
Persons engaged in community nutrition programs.
Persons employed by the Association or a state affiliate.
a. School Foodservice & Nutrition members, School District Owned Membership, State Industry individuals, State Agency members and Associate retired members whose dues are currently paid, shall be entitled to vote for elections of officers and any other matter submitted by the membership.
b. Affiliate members shall be non-voting members.
Members who cease to be employed in an eligible field may continue their membership until their renewal date.
The official state publication of the Association shall be sent without charge to all classes of membership.
All members of the Association may observe the meeting of the Delegate Assembly, but only official delegates shall have the privilege of the floor and be entitled to vote.
Retired members shall not be eligible for nomination to elective office, but may serve in other appointed capacities.
Annual dues consist of the following:
a. National dues as set by the School Nutrition Association.
b. Dues for all classes of membership shall be established by the Delegate Assembly.
c. Collection procedures of dues of the Association shall be submitted at the same time and in the same manner as dues paid to the School Nutrition Association in accordance with the dues collection procedures established in the Association’s Policies and Procedures.
The membership year shall be the same as set by the School Nutrition Association. The Association membership dues shall be recommended by the Executive Board subject to the approval by a 2/3 majority at the annual meeting of the Delegate Assembly.
District Directors and Supervisors Chair shall be a current Food Service Director or Supervisor and shall have served the School Nutrition Association of Arizona in at least one of the following:
a. On the Executive Board within the last five (5) years
b. At the national association level in an elected or appointed position within the last five (5) years.
c. Participated at the chapter level on committees and through consistent attendance at meetings over the past five (5) years
d. Participated in the state association through attendance at the Annual Conference, Professional Growth Conference and/or School Nutrition Industry Conference at least three (3) years of the past five (5) years
Shall serve as a member of the Professional Growth Planning Committee.
Shall be a Certified or an SNA Credentialed member of the School Nutrition Association. Shall be the liaison for the Arizona Association of School Business Officials (AASBO)
Develops and promotes activities and programs which improves and markets the image of the Association upon approval of the President.
Develops brochures and flyers that promote public awareness of the Association goals and objectives.
Submits to the Program Chair of the Annual State Conference, at least one program presentation designed for the section representation and one presentation for the Annual Professional Development Seminar to the Certification and Professional Development Chair.
School Foodservice Employees/Managers Chair (SFEM) shall serve as a member of the Professional Growth Planning Committee.
Shall be a current foodservice employee or manager.
Shall have served on the Executive Board, on a committee, or on the Executive Board of an affiliate chapter within the last (3) years who demonstrates involvement and commitment.
Shall be a certified or an SNA credentialed member of the School Nutrition Association.
Responsible for submitting at least one (I) program presentation for the Annual State Conference and Annual Professional Growth Conference to the appropriate program chairs
Responsible for promoting, receiving, and evaluating activities of outstanding members for the
Heart of the Program Award.
Provide leadership, support, technical assistance, and resource lists and/or materials to members.
Responsible for developing and organizing professional growth and/or training opportunities at Affiliate Chapter meetings per request of the Affiliate Chapter.
State Agency Representative shall be the State Director of child nutrition programs from the Arizona Department of Health & Nutrition Services, or designee.
Shall assist with the Association’s goals and objectives.
Shall act in an advisory capacity to the Association and provide technical and any necessary support the Executive Committee deems necessary.
Each chapter will be known as the. _______________________________ Chapter of the School Nutrition Association of Arizona.
Any group of ten or more eligible members (as specified in Article III) may, on written application, petition the Executive Board to become an affiliate chapter of the Association on the following basis:
The affairs of the Association shall be managed and conducted by the Executive Board. The Executive Board and the Delegate Assembly shall not receive salaries for their services.
The Executive Board shall consist of the immediate Past President, President, President-elect, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, President and Presidents-elect of Affiliate Chapters, Section Chairs, and Chairs of Standing Committees and Arizona elected national officers to the School Nutrition Association Executive Board.
The Executive Board shall determine administrative policies, general policies and may propose amendments to the Bylaws.
The Executive Board shall transact all business referred to it by the Delegate Assembly and act in emergencies. No actions by Executive Board shall conflict with that of the Delegate Assembly, the Bylaws or Certificate of Incorporation.
Assist in implementing annual goals and objectives for the Association as developed by the Executive Committee.
Appoint any person with such powers and upon such terms as it may deem fit to be the agent of the Association as defined in policy and to arrange for bonding such person(s) as it may deem necessary.
Approve the Association budget for any given year.
All monies received for dues, proceeds from conferences, contributions or other sources shall be under the management of the Executive Board.
Approve the budget for all conferences and meetings and exercise general control over the program and establishment of all fees.
Invest the monies of the Association.
Delegate any of its powers in the course of current business of the Association, except as herein otherwise provided, to any standing or special committee or to any office or agent.
Develop any additional program of work or project that may further develop within the State the purposes as stated in Article II.
Approve the establishment of any new standing committee, the chair of which is to become a voting member of the Executive Board.
Retain the services of an Executive Secretary and assign duties and responsibilities as determined by contract and evaluation.
The Executive committee shall consist of the President, President-elect, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer and immediate Past President. (Unless invited by the President, the executive secretary will not attend Executive Committee meetings.) They shall have the following responsibilities, with the immediate Past President serving only in an advisory capacity;
Shall act in emergencies when it is not feasible to assemble the Executive Board.
Upon recommendation of the President, establish ad hoc committees for any purpose deemed desirable for the good of the Association.
Upon recommendation of the President-Elect, except as herein provided, approve chairs of all standing committees for the forthcoming year.
Interview Executive Secretary and submit any recommendations to the Executive Board for approval.
Any elected officer; Chapter President or appointed Chair who is found in violation of conditions required for election, a breach of fundamental principles or rules of the Association, or failing to work under the framework of the Association may be removed from office. The Executive Committee, upon receipt of charges shall investigate the charges, hold a hearing if requested and render a decision. The Executive Committee will establish guidelines for officers.
a. Review reports of Affiliate Chapters, Association Officers and Standing Committees.
b. Pursue matters of professional interest and make appropriate recommendations to the Executive Board.
c. Present resolutions and amendments to the Bylaws, as provided herein, that affects the future of the Association.
Each member of the Delegate Assembly shall cooperate with the National and Affiliate Chapters in implementing the Association’s annual goals and other such activities as may be designated important.
a. The purpose of a resolution is to present to the Delegate Assembly matters of concern regarding Association policy or those matters in which the Association should take action.
b. All proposed resolutions to be brought up for vote at the annual Delegate Assembly shall be submitted to the Resolutions and Bylaws Chair no later than ten (10) weeks prior to the scheduled meeting. Proposed resolutions may be submitted from the floor upon unanimous consent of the delegates.
a. All proposed amendments to be brought up for vote at the annual Delegate Assembly shall be submitted to the Resolutions and Bylaws Chair no later than ten (10) weeks prior to the scheduled meeting. Amendments to the Bylaws and Articles of incorporation may be proposed in any of the following ways;
Upon written petition of I% of membership. By an official request of a Chapter.
By individuals or groups provided the amendment is approved by the Executive Committee
Amendments received after 45 days may be submitted by majority vote of the Executive Board.
Resolutions and/or amendments, submitted by the Resolutions and Bylaws Chair and an agenda for the Delegate Assembly meeting shall be given by the Delegate Assembly Chair to all members of the Delegate Assembly at least two (2) weeks prior to the annual state meeting. An amendment which has been presented to the Delegate Assembly for a vote in any two consecutive years and is defeated shall not be placed on the agenda of the Delegate Assembly until the second year following the defeat of the issue.
These Bylaws may be amended, added to, rescinded or repealed by two-thirds majority vote at the Delegate Assembly.
Any resolutions and/or amendments adopted shall become effective at the close of the annual Delegate Assembly.
The responsibility for proper documentation of deposits and withdrawals of monies shall be vested in the Treasurer after an initial review by the Executive Secretary, President, President-Elect &/or Vice-President. The President and President-elect and in the event of absence the Vice President shall be authorized to sign checks; two approvals shall be required for each check. Financial obligations and expenditures of monies shall be limited to funds on hand. Assessments cannot be levied on members nor dues raised to meet obligations.
Refer to procedures for payment process, revenue process (non-conference vendors), vendor revenue process and regular reporting and verification process.
All Candidates Shall:
Be an active member in the School Foodservice and Nutrition Member category.
Be regularly employed in an eligible field, as defined by SNA. Retired members may not hold elected office.
Have served on a State or Chapter Executive Board or State Committee within the last 5 years.
Shall be a Certified or an SNA Credentialed member of SNA.
1. Budget Committee – The Budget Committee should consist of the Treasurer as Chair, President, President-elect, Vice President, Secretary and one current chapter President and one Committee Chair to be appointed by the President. They shall submit the budget to the Executive Board for approval by the beginning of the new Association business year. They shall make proposals as to new sources of income; shall give counsel upon any and all financial matters affecting the Association if so requested by any of its governing bodies, committees or affiliated chapters.
3. Public Policy and Legislation (PPL) Chair -The PPL Committee shall consist of the Chair who has met any of the following;
4. Membership – The Membership Chair shall inform interested groups of members as to Eligibility
requirements for affiliation; shall be responsible for activities in forming new chapters.
5. Certification and Professional Development-The Chair shall be the liaison between the National Association and the Chapter Certification Chair.
12. Social Media Chair- Supports the membership through the effective use of social media
These committees shall be designed and appointed as needed to expedite the Association’s goals, objections, and business. The tenure of each ad-hoc committee shall be at the discretion of the Executive Board. The Chairs of such ad-hoc committees shall be appointed by the President.
Shall meet annually and be called by the Chair of the Delegate Assembly.
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Revised: November 18, 2020
We are a state affiliate to the School Nutrition Association (SNA), which represents over 55,000 individuals who have made a commitment to child nutrition.
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