Standing Rules

STANDING RULES ADOPTED ON JUNE 3, 2017

Duties of the Standing Committees: 

1. Campaign Committee - the chairman keeps up with and verifies campaign hours submitted by members; she sends out reminders to members and coordinates all campaign hours and compiles report for president. 

2. Finance Committee - the chairman is the fund raising chair and devises opportunities for raising money; she should have items for sale at meetings and events to sell for the TFRW. 

3. Public Relations Committee - the chairman sends out notices and press releases to newspapers, radio and TV regarding TFRW information. 

4. Bylaws- the chairman works with her committee to oversee compliance with State and Club Bylaws; the committee reviews Club Bylaws to ensure compliance with the template. State Bylaws are reviewed  for compliance with NFRW Bylaws. The Bylaws Committee works in consultation with the Parliamentarian. 

5. Legislative & Research Committee - chairman informs members of current legislative actions. 

6. Membership Committee - the chairman helps promote membership throughout the state; she helps form clubs and promotes membership incentives.



APPROVED BY THE TFRW BOARD OF DIRECTORS ON May 31, 2014


Standing rules outline the procedures of the association with specific details that are not included in the bylaws and that must not conflict with the bylaws. Standing Rules are a board document that formalize how decisions can be made and business conducted. Unlike bylaws which can be changed only by membership, standing rules can be changed more easily, usually by a majority vote of the board at a regularly scheduled board meeting.


1. The President's and Treasurer's signatures are required for transactions over $1000. 

2. All reimbursement requests must be filed at the next board meeting following the date the transaction occurred. 

3. TFRW debit/credit card transactions are to be treated the same as checking and other financial transactions except when securing services and arrangements for approved TFRW functions. 

4. No TFRW officer or member has authority to move monies in accounts without approval of the Executive Board; the approval shall be reflected in the minutes. 

5. The TFRW follows the in NFRW bylaws when the TFRW Bylaws are silent on an issue. 

6. It is preferred that the office of president rotates from West to Middle to East. 

7. The TFRW Biennial Convention shall rotate from West to East to Middle region. 

8. All TFRW board meetings are to be held in the Nashville region within a 50 mile radius.

9. No member can hold two voting positions on the TFRW Board of Directors simultaneously. 


STANDING RULE ADOPTED ON MAY 30, 2015

"An Area Vice President must endeavor to attend every board meeting. If unable to attend, she must make an effort to send a proxy. Any Area VP who misses two (2) consecutive meetings without a valid explanation will be considered for removal from her position."