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Agility Association of Canada


Standing Rules Committee


Section: Committees                                                                     P&P: v. 2.0

Revised: 20 January, 2013


This Policy and Procedures document outlines the duties and responsibilities of the Standing Rules



Composition of the Standing Rules Committee:


The members of this committee shall be nominated by the existing members of the Standing Rules Committee and approved by the BOD. The Standing Rules Committee is made up a minimum of one representative from each Region, and a Chairperson.


The Committee shall elect its own chair, unless otherwise directed by the Board. The Chair shall be responsible for ensuring that the committee fulfills its stated function in a timely manner. The Chair shall have a tie-breaking vote only.


The Committee shall also have a Board Liaison, who may participate in committee discussions and activities as would any other member, but will not have a vote. The Board Liaison shall be a member of the current Board of Directors. During the start-up phase of the committee, and/or during periods of transition, the Board Liaison shall be responsible for identifying and connecting interested parties with the committee, and for helping to define the committee structure and function. If needed, the Board Liaison may temporarily assume the function of committee Chair until such time as a (new) Chair is elected, but may not assume that position permanently.


 The Board Liaison shall be responsible for communications to and from the Board of Directors, and shall help the Chair, if needed, to ensure that committee discussions and activities are carried out in a timely manner.


To be considered for the Standing Rules Committee, the candidate must:




Being an AAC judge will be considered an asset.


The duties and responsibilities of the Standing Rules Committee are as follows:


Suggested vehicles:

  1. AAC Member French discussion group
  2. AAC Member English discussion group
  3. Judge’s List
  4. Clinic Facilitator’s List
  5. Other interested parties, as the topic warrants (e.g. AAC Equipment Committee for questions of obstacle design)


Committee Procedure:


Questions on rule interpretation and suggested changes and/or additions to the AAC Rulebook may be brought to the Standing Rule Committee in any one of several ways:


The priority of each topic for discussion shall be set by the Chair of the SRC, unless otherwise directed by the BOD. The Chair shall be responsible for providing periodic updates to the Board of Directors on the status of any active discussions, as well as on the priority of any pending discussions. More than one topic may be active at any given time.


The Chair shall solicit input from the sources outlined above, shall compile, or cause to be compiled, a summary of the opinions expressed, and shall prepare, or cause to be prepared, a report to the Board of Directors.  This report shall provide recommendations about any proposed rule changes and/or additions. The majority opinion expressed via feedback from the above sources must be the primary recommendation, however minority opinions shall also be included


Terms of Service:


The term for members of the Standing Rules Committee shall be two (2) years. A committee member may reapply at the end of their term.


Any committee member, including the Board Liaison, may be removed by the Board of Directors for cause, or by Consent Resolution of the committee members themselves.


Consent Resolution:  Should the majority of the committee feel that one (or more) of their number is acting against the stated purpose of the committee, or is behaving in a fashion inconsistent with the smooth functioning of the committee, and the committee is unable to resolve these conflicts internally, they may apply to the AAC Administrator for a Consent Resolution, which must be signed by at least 75%  of the committee members, and returned to the administrator, who shall then pass the matter to the Board of Directors for formal action.