OVERVIEW INTRODUCTION TO THE MANUAL The Operations Manual is designed to assist Governing Council Members and elected Officers to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of their respective offices. The Manual or sections of the Manual also provide guidance to committee chairs and other specially appointed members to assist them in successfully completing their assigned tasks. The Manual is organised to address major operational components of the Association. The introduction provides a brief history and describes the purpose of the organisation. Section 1 provides an overview of governing Board of the organisation. This section also addresses procedures for updating the Operations Manual. A current copy of the Constitution and Bylaws is included in Section 2 of the Operations Manual. The Constitution and Bylaws are posted on the website.