Articles Of The Constitution

Constitution Or Articles Of Association

Adopted September 11, 1941

Revised October 16, 1963

Amended October 18, 1967

Revised May 1, 1995

Revised August 10, 1995

Revised May 5, 1997

Revised April 18, 2000

Revised November 19, 2015

 

ARTICLE I – Name and Location                                                                     

 

This organization shall be known as the “Automotive Communications Council” and it shall be located in the city of St. Louis, Missouri.

 

ARTICLE II – Purpose

 

The purpose of the Council shall be to adopt and maintain a professional organization of persons vocationally interested in automotive communications, to provide a forum for the interchange of views and opinions regarding the needs of the automotive trade, to encourage study and research into ways and means of increasing marketing communications effectiveness, and to promote good fellowship among its members.

 

ARTICLE III – Uses Denied

 

The Council is not formed for pecuniary profit, and shall not engage, directly or indirectly, in any undertaking or enterprise of any character for the profit of itself or any of its members.

 

ARTICLE IV – Control and Management

 

The management of this organization shall be vested in a Board of Governors composed of ten active members elected by the active membership and the officers of the Council. Election to the Board shall be determined and provided for in the By-Laws, the officers of the Council shall consist of a President and a Vice President.  The officers shall be elected by the active membership of the Council and shall rank and officiate in the order listed. The term of office of all officers shall be for a period of one year only. An officer may not succeed himself in the same

 

ARTICLE V – By-Laws and Regulations

 

The Board of Governors shall adopt By-Laws, rules and regulations for the government of the Council, which may be changed from time to time, subject to the approval of a two-thirds majority of all votes cast by members attending the meetings at which the changes are presented.

 

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By-Laws Of The Council

 

As Revised to November 2015

 

ARTICLE I – OFFICES

 

SECTION 1

The registered offices of the Council shall be in St. Louis,

 

SECTION 2

Executive headquarters and business offices may be in such city or cities of the United States as the Board of Governors may from time to time determine.

 

ARTICLE II – PURPOSES

 

SECTION 1

To effectuate the purposes stated in the Articles of Association.

 

Whereas, the Auto Care Industry is a complex industrial manufacturing and marketing giant, and Whereas, since its infancy at the beginning of the twentieth century it has involved increasingly difficult advertising, communications and sales promotion problems, and

Whereas, existing associations and groups – even those devoted exclusively to industrial advertising, communication and sales promotion-seem too broad in scope for effective study for our particular problems.

 

Automotive Communications Council has been formed by executives mutually interested in advertising, communication and sales promotion problems peculiar to the Auto Care Industry, particularly in its various service market phases:

 

(a) To provide a means by which those engaged in the direction and practice of marketing communications and sales promotion in the automotive service market may assist each other, their companies, their profession and the Industry by frequent contact and a free exchange of ideas and experiences, and

 

(b) To promote the spirit of good fellowship and friendly cooperation among its members.

 

ARTICLE III – MEMBERSHIP

 

SECTION 1

Membership of the Automotive Communications Council will be composed of individuals actively participating in the advertising, communications and marketing fields of the automotive aftermarket industry. This includes, but is not limited to, employees of manufacturers, retailers, distributors, advertising agencies, trade press and information publishers and communication consultants.

 

Membership is not limited to one individual per company. The maximum number of members from a single company will be set by the Board of Governors. During business meetings, only one member from each company may vote. The voting member must be designated prior to the start of the business

 

SECTION 1A

In addition to active members as provided under Section 1, the Board of Governors may recommend by a two-thirds majority, and the membership in attendance at any regularly constituted meeting may elect by a two-thirds majority suitably qualified individuals as Honorary Members. Such individuals should be those who, in the judgment of the Board of Governors and the Council membership, have served a sufficient period of time as an active member and who have made contributions in time, effort and talents to promoting the objectives of the Council with such consistency and in such quantities as to merit the status of Honorary Membership.

 

Honorary Members may attend all regularly constituted meetings of the Council, except business meetings; may take part in topic discussions under member leaders; and may participate in all social functions of the Council. Honorary Membership may be rescinded for cause by a two-thirds vote of active members.

 

SECTION 2.

Application for membership shall be in writing.

 

SECTION 3.

The Board of Governors is responsible for determining the optimal number of members from the manufacturing, retailing/ distributing, and marketing service segments and may decline membership to any individual to maintain the appropriate balance. The prime criteria for membership will be the individual’s ability to contribute to the goals of the Council.

 

SECTION 4.

Because the value of each member of this Council is in direct proportion to his participation in discussion and his contribution of experience and ideas, any member who is absent for four consecutive regular meetings will have their membership status reviewed by the Board. Any action taken will be at the discretion of the Board.

 

SECTION 5.

Resignations shall be in writing to the Executive Director.

 

SECTION 6.

The Automotive Communications Council Code of Conduct (Appendix 1) shall be in force during all official Council meetings. It is the responsibility of the Board to remind the council members to adhere to the code. Violations of the code of conduct are to be reported to any Officer of the Council. Any member found violating the code should be asked to leave the Council Meeting and or removed as a Council Member. It is up to the discretion of a majority vote of the Board of Governors as to the actions taken against the member.

 

ARTICLE IV – OFFICERS

 

SECTION 1. The President shall preside at all meetings, and in general, shall supervise the affairs of the Council.  The President’s role is to provide direction for the ACC by establishing goals relative to membership growth and development, strategic implementation, and public awareness, and to provide leadership to help the Tracks achieve these set goals. Strategically, the President will focus on the overall direction of the organization.

 

  • Be accountable for direction of ACC and define goals (in partnership w/ Vice President)
  • Provide input and feedback on all ACC programs and goals
  • Review and approve budget
  • Preside over conferences, including business and board of governors meeting
  • Manage content and agenda for monthly leadership conference call
  • Attend all board meetings and conference calls during one-year term
  • Vote on relevant issues and provide direction to other board members
  • Represent ACC to industry, including all designated events
  • Annual Conference duties:
    • Approve conference budget
    • Assist Meetings & Events Track with developing content and sourcing speakers
    • Review/approve final agenda (in partnership w/ Vice President and Meeting/Event Chair)
    • Welcome and introduce speakers (in partnership w/ Vice President)
    • Manage content and agenda for board of governors meeting

 

SECTION 2.  The Vice President act in the absence of the President and shall assume such responsibilities as may be delegated to them by the President.  The Vice President’s role is to support the President in defining goals for the ACC and to provide leadership to help the Tracks achieve the set goals. Strategically, the Vice President will focus on the public image of the organization.

 

  • Be accountable for direction of ACC and define goals (in partnership w/ President)
  • Provide input and feedback on all ACC programs and goals
  • Approve member e-newsletter, “Spin” (in partnership w/ Communication Track chair)
  • Attend all board meetings and conference calls during one-year term
  • Vote on relevant issues and provide direction to other board members
  • Represent ACC to industry, including all designated events
  • Annual Conference duties:
    • Work with Strategy Track to define conference budget, present to President
    • Review final agenda, provided by Meetings & Events Chair
    • Welcome and introduce speakers (in partnership w/ President)
    • Work with Communication Track to define and implement needed support materials

 

ARTICLE V – MEETINGS AND MANAGEMENT

 

SECTION 1. Time, place and frequency of meetings of the Council shall be determined from time-to-time by the Board of Governors, provided, however, that the annual meeting of the Council shall be held each spring.

 

SECTION 1A. Non-members of the council may attend one meeting, with a fee set by the Board.

 

SECTION 2. Election to the Board of Governors and installation shall take place via email, within one month after the annual meetings. Two Board members will serve as Chair and Co-Chair of each of the five Committee Tracks. The Chair shall serve on the Board for a one year term.  The Co-Chair will succeed the Chair at the end of the Chair’s term.  New Co-Chairs will serve on the board for a two-year term, one year as Co-Chair and one year as .

 

SECTION 3. Any vacancy occurring on the Board of Governors between elections shall be filled by Presidential appointment from the active membership, the appointee to serve until the next meeting where board elections occur.

 

SECTION 4. Time, place and frequency of meeting of the Board of Governors shall be determined from time-to-time by the President, provided, however, that the annual meeting of the Board shall be held each spring in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Council. A quorum will consist of seven (7) members of which one (1) shall be officers.

 

SECTION 5. Election of officers and installation shall take place via email within one month of the annual meetings of the Board of Governors prior to the election of new Board members. Failure of an officer to serve, the vacancy will be filled by promoting the next ranking officer.

 

SECTION 6. In the event of the inability or failure of an officer other than President to serve, the President, if deemed necessary, shall appoint a member to serve as such officer until the next meeting of the Board of Governors.

 

SECTION 7. The President, with the approval of the Board of Governors may appoint an Executive Director at a monthly fee, to be approved by the Board of Governors. It shall be the duty of the Executive Director to assist in the management of affairs of the Council, as the same shall be delegated to the Executive Director by the President and the Board of Governors.

 

ARTICLES VI – DUES

 

SECTION 1. The amount of annual dues shall be determined by the Board of Governors.

 

SECTION 1A. Annual membership dues will be billed on August 1 of each calendar year due in 30 days.

 

ARTICLE VII – FINANCES

 

SECTION 1. No expenditure over $100 shall be made by the Executive Director, unless authorized by the Board of Governors. No other members shall incur expenditures on behalf of the Council unless specifically authorized by the Board of Governors to do so.

 

SECTION 2. All financial records of the Council shall be open to inspection by any active member at any meeting. Such records shall be audited concurrent with the expiration of the Executive Director term of office or resignation, by a Certified Public Accountant.

 

SECTION 3. No funds shall be borrowed in the name of the Council at any time.

 

SECTION 4. The Executive Director shall be bonded for a sum determined to be adequate by the Board of Governors.

 

ARTICLE VIII – NOMINATIONS AND ELECTION

 

SECTION 1. Nominations for membership on the Board of Governors may be made by any active member. Nominations will be collected in writing at the annual meeting and by email during two weeks following the annual meeting.

 

SECTION 2. Ballot shall be secret. The five candidates receiving the highest number of votes shall be considered elected for the two year Co-Chair Track positions and one year Vice President position.

 

SECTION 3. Ballots will be submitted anonymously via online survey. The survey will be created and tracked by the Communications Track. After ballots are collected via online survey, the President and Vice President will verify the results.

 

ARTICLE IX – CONSTRUCTION OF BY-LAWS

 

SECTION 1. A decision of the Board of Governors shall be final upon all question of construction or interpretation of these By-Laws.

 

SECTION 2. Should any necessity arise for action not covered by an appropriate by-law, it shall be the duty of the Board of Governors to pass upon the subject and its decision shall be final and binding on the corporation.

 

ARTICLE X – AMENDMENTS

 

SECTION 1. Amendments to By-Laws shall be submitted to the membership at any regular meeting or at any other meeting called for that purpose. The Executive Director shall inform the membership of the proposed Amendments, in writing, at least thirty (30) days prior to the meeting.

 

APPENDIX I  

 

The Executive Director shall have custody of the funds of the Council with the oversight from the President, Vice President and Strategy Track and shall execute corporate documents of the The Executive Director runs the day-to-day operations of the organization. General goals and objectives include:

 

  • Work with the Strategy Track to develop long and short-term goals for the association
  • Keep the Board of Governors current on all issues and developments that impact the association and its members
  • Drive the recruitment of new members and corporate sponsors
  • Drive the educational webinar program
  • Coordinate and manage the annual conference
  • Developing and maintain working relationships with other associations such as Auto Care Association and the Car Care Council Women’s Board

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES:

Provide the Automotive Communications Council with a headquarters, financial and operations management.

 

Operations Management and Member Services:
  • Manage day-to-day operations, including mail, email, phone calls,
  • Establish and maintain internal financial controls and accounts
  • Respond to member, prospect and other inquiries
  • Maintain ACC records and databases
  • Provide routine governance support, i.e. bylaw maintenance, contract reviews
Financial Management:
  • Handle invoicing, receivables and payables
  • Generate invoices for membership dues and corporate sponsorships; follow up as needed
  • Maintain accounting ledgers and checkbook
  • Send financial reports to the board prior to monthly board meetings
  • Track finances relative to budget and develop actionable reports as needed
  • Prepare budgets in cooperation with the Strategy Track
  • Coordinate annual tax return for our contracted independent CPA

 

 

SUPPORT SERVICES:

Professional meeting services and member services support to be held in-house.

Board/Committee Staff Support:
  • Arrange and participate in the board and committee meetings as needed
  • Prompt President to draft and send board agenda
  • Save copies of all agendas and minutes
Communications and Public Relations:
  • Inventory, update and reprint ACC brochures, reports and other materials as needed
  • Manage webinars, including seeking sponsorship opportunities
  • Serve as liaison to and coordinate with the Women’s Board for annual AAPEX reception and presentation of marketing awards
  • Maintain all information pertaining to upcoming chapter functions to include dates, times, locations, directions and content of meetings

MEETINGS MANAGEMENT:

Provide annual conference support, working in partnership with the Meetings & Events Track. Responsibilities are outlined as follows:

 

  • Site Selection and Contract Management
    • Work with the Track to identify sites
    • 1 site visit (travel and lodging expenses for one night to be paid by ACC)
    • Negotiate and secure rates
  • Event Planning, Budget and Timeline
    • Produce and manage budget, reconcile all costs, provide final report
    • Assist with the design of events based on ACC guidance and recommendation
  • Marketing and Communications
    • Assist with developing a plan that engages membership and other customers to drive attendance
  • Pre-Event Registration & Internet Communications
    • Manage online registration; send electronic confirmations, process credit card transactions
    • Prepare name badges, name table tents, ribbons and all conference materials
    • Manage printing of agendas and conference materials
    • Prepare registration packets to be given to attendees at registration
    • Record attendance
  • Food & Beverage Management
    • Recommend and negotiate menus/pricing for cost effective food functions
    • Prepare and submit Banquet Event Orders
    • Review hotel food/beverage bill and reconcile for accuracy
  • On-Site Event Management
    • Run registration table on first day of event
    • Prepare signage, including printing, shipping and onsite placement
    • Ensure all on-site functions are set up accurately and timely
    • Coordinate social and special events
    • Ordering of podium, tables, chairs, plaques, awards, pins, banners and gavel
  • Facility Management
    • Work as ACC’s liaison with the facility for most efficient and effective services
    • Attend pre and post-convention meetings with hotel staff
    • Schedule meeting rooms with the hotel
    • Coordinate meeting room audio/visual management
  • Attendee Evaluations
    • Work with the Track to develop attendee evaluation forms
    • Print and provide hard copy to attendees
    • Produce summary results and recommendations

MEMBERSHIP DEVELOPMENT SERVICES:

Understand the value that our members derive from the organization, what motivates members to join and remain members, as well as what barriers prevent others from joining. Work with the Membership Track to provide analysis and recommendations to the board.

Membership Recruitment & Retention:
  • Analyze and focus current value propositions of membership for specific audiences
  • Audit current practices and materials
  • Provide input for expanding membership
  • Assist in the development and implement membership recruitment and retention plan
  • Explore new member services and other development opportunities
  • Develop and maintain member and prospect database

SPONSORSHIP DEVELOPMENT SERVICES:

Work with the board and the Membership Track to implement a sponsorship program and recruit sponsors.

 

Membership Track

Responsible for the successful recruitment and retention of Automotive Aftermarket (Auto Care) industry professionals to the council.

 

  • Attract new members
  • Develop a 2-3 year plan to grow membership
  • Diversify member channel mix
  • Develop engagement plan
  • Create networking events at all meetings
  • Develop member testimonials
  • 1 webinar per year
  • Measure success and failures of action items

 

Membership Track Chair

The role of the Membership Track Chair is to provide leadership and direction to track Members in support of the ACC’s established goals. The Chair will delegate projects to track members, schedule and run monthly track meetings, and provide guidance to ensure the success of the Membership Track. The Chair will collaborate with Chairs of other Tracks as required and keep the Executive Director and Board appraised of Membership Track progress.

 

  • Monitor membership activities
  • Report on current membership levels during monthly board conference call
  • Attract new members
  • Develop engagement plan
  • Manage any membership campaigns within set budget guidelines
  • Develop plan to diversify member channel mix
  • Create networking events at all meetings and events in coordination with the Meetings & Events Chair
  • Develop member testimonials
  • Produce 1 webinar per year
  • Measure success and failures of all action items
  • On the monthly board conference call, provide an update as to what projects the track is currently working on
  • Provide input and feedback on all ACC programs and goals
  • Attend all board meetings and conference calls during one-year term
  • Vote on relevant issues and provide direction to other board members
  • Represent ACC to industry, including all designated events

 

Membership Track Co-Chair

The role of the Membership Track Co-Chair is to provide support to the Chair and Track Members in support of the ACC’s established goals. The Co-Chair will participate in projects, take minutes at monthly track meetings, and shares accountability for the success of the Membership Track.

 

  • Provide input and feedback on all ACC programs and goals
  • Attend all board meetings and conference calls during one-year term
  • Vote on relevant issues and provide direction to other board members
  • Represent ACC to industry, including all designated events

 

Meetings & Events Track

Responsible for the successful creation, promotion and execution of the ACC Annual Conference and any other meetings or events.

 

  • Annual conference: site selection, theme, agenda, site resources, recruitment of presenters, post-event feedback
  • Work with other relevant tracks to promote ACC programs
  • 1 webinar per year

 

Meetings & Events Track Chair

Responsible for the successful creation, promotion and execution of the ACC Annual Conference and any other meetings or events.  Track Chair will oversee monthly meetings, set objectives and assign projects to Track members for the betterment of ACC Annual conference and all other events.

 

  • Annual Conference
    • Work with the Strategy Track to define budget & propose to President & Vice President
    • Manage event budget
    • Research and recommend two proposed sites to board by May1
    • Secure contract with site by June 1
    • Develop theme and logo in coordination with Communications Track
    • Develop agenda
    • Recruit speakers/presenters
    • Manage site resources
    • Provide needed information for feedback form to Communications Track for development
    • Generate post-event report for the board
  • 1 webinar per year
  • Measure success and failures of above action items
  • On the monthly board conference call, provide an update as to what projects this Track is working on, and all conference items
  • Provide input and feedback on all ACC programs and goals
  • Attend all board meetings and conference calls during one-year term
  • Vote on relevant issues and provide direction to other board members
  • Represent ACC to industry, including all designated events

 

Meetings & Events Track Co-Chair

Responsible for the successful creation, promotion and execution of the ACC Annual Conference and any other meetings or events.  Track Chair will oversee monthly meetings, set objectives and assign projects to track members for the betterment of ACC Annual conference and all other events.  The Track Co-Chair will assist in all responsibilities and provide backup in the Chair’s absence.  The Track Co-Chair will also invest time in researching sites and costs associated with the following year’s annual ACC Conference.

 

  • Provide input and feedback on all ACC programs and goals
  • Attend all board meetings and conference calls during one-year term
  • Vote on relevant issues and provide direction to other board members
  • Represent ACC to industry, including all designated event

Communications Track

Responsible for the deployment of marketing & communication strategies, designed to promote the ACC throughout the Automotive Aftermarket (Auto Care) industry.

 

  • Creative design when needed (designing conference materials, collateral materials for the ACC, etc.)
  • Social media on behalf of the ACC, including Facebook and LinkedIn
  • Updating the ACC website
  • General public relations needs
  • Contributing to the “Spin” ACC-dedicated newsletter
  • Produce 1 webinar per year
  • Additional communications projects as they arise

 

Communications Track Chair

Communication Chair & Co-Chair will work together to handle responsibilities of the Track.  Both are expected to contribute ideas & content for social media, website and SPIN newsletter.

 

  • If Co-Chair is absent, take meeting minutes at all board meetings and conference calls
  • On the monthly board conference call, provide an update as to what projects this Track is working on
  • Determine what materials require creative/graphic design
  • Graphic Design: Execute, find an ACC member who can provide it as an in-kind service, or, find a paid third party to execute it within budget
  • Maintain a cohesive look and feel to all ACC communications by coordinating with other Tracks on needed materials
  • Write and distribute news releases
  • Organize content direction on ACC social media channels
  • Define structure of content posting to ACC’s social media properties on a regular basis, among Track members
  • 1 webinar per year
    • Collect and publish relevant info from other Tracks
    • Consult with Analytics Track regarding content and tactics
  • Provide input and feedback on all ACC programs and goals
  • Attend all board meetings and conference calls during one-year term
  • Vote on relevant issues and provide direction to other board members
  • Represent ACC to industry, including all designated events
  • Measure success and failures of all action items

 

Communications Track Co-Chair

Communication Chair & Co-Chair will work together to handle responsibilities of the Track.  Both are expected to contribute ideas & content for social media, website and SPIN newsletter.

 

  • Take meeting minutes at all board meetings and conference calls. Distribute minutes to the board following the call
  • Create content for and distribute “Spin” e-newsletter
  • Update ACC website on regular basis with fresh, relevant content
  • Provide input and feedback on all ACC programs and goals
  • Attend all board meetings and conference calls during one-year term
  • Vote on relevant issues and provide direction to other board members
  • Represent ACC to industry, including all designated events

 

Strategic Planning

Responsible for bringing together all ACC Tracks, developing an effective and coherent strategy and plan that will promote both the satisfaction of current and potential ACC members in coordination with the President and Vice President.

 

  • Build a pro-forma budget that will support our strategic plan
  • Support the Board with strategic planning and execution on all projects
  • Work closely with other Tracks to help meet strategic objectives

 

Strategic Planning Track Chair

The Strategic Planning Track Chair’s role is to define goals for the Track and to provide leadership to help the Tracks achieve the set goals. Strategically, the strategic planning Track Chair will focus on developing a 2-3 year budget, scholarships, analyzing the membership fee structure and updating the by-laws if needed.

 

  • Develop strategic plan that focuses on increased revenue through increased membership and enhanced sponsorship offerings
  • Build a pro-forma budget that supports the strategic plan
  • Annual Conference:
    • Build a budget, along with the Meetings & Events Chair
    • Build fee structure, along with the Meetings & Events Chair
  • Build membership rate structure, along with the Membership Chair
  • Support the board with strategic planning and execution
  • 1 webinar per year
  • Measure success and failures of above action items
  • On the monthly board conference call, provide an update as to what projects this Track is working on
  • Provide input and feedback on all ACC programs and goals
  • Attend all board meetings and conference calls during one-year term
  • Vote on relevant issues and provide direction to other board members
  • Represent ACC to industry, including all designated events

 

Strategic Planning Track Co-Chair

The Strategic Planning Track Co-Chair’s role is to support the leadership initiatives set forth by the Strategic Planning Track Chair throughout the course of the year. The Strategic Planning Track Co-Chair will focus on tactical application and architectural support of strategic endeavors.

 

  • Provide input and feedback on all ACC programs and goals
  • Attend all board meetings and conference calls during one-year term
  • Vote on relevant issues and provide direction to other board members
  • Represent ACC to industry, including all designated events

 

Analytics

Responsible for the exploration of existing and emerging data platforms and the actionable insights that can be obtained from analyzing the data.

 

  • Google analytics for the new ACC website
  • Create website content in coordination with the Communication Track aligned to the use of analytics to improve marketing results
  • Assist with email communication strategies aligned to achieving council goals
  • Introduce members to new technologies that allow for a richer understanding of the target audiences of ACC members
  • Develop data analytics blog with new content posted on a regular schedule

 

Analytics Track Chair

The Data Analytics Track Chair’s role within the ACC is to manage analytical tools tied into the ACC website while defining ways to meet the goals of the Track. With these tools, the Chair tracks the performance of the website and provides recommendations to other Track Chairs on how to present content to maximize search engine optimization.

 

  • Google Analytics:
    • Implement on the ACC website
    • Provide monthly reporting to the Communications Track, including recommendations on how to make improvements
    • Provide monthly summary to the board
  • Content for Members:
    • Create website content for review and upload by the Communications Track on a regular basis. This content should be aligned with using analytics to improve marketing results.
    • Website content may be in the form of a data analytics blog
    • Advise the Communications Track regarding email marketing strategies and content
  • 1 webinar per year
  • Measure success and failures of above action items
  • On the monthly board conference call, provide an update as to what projects this Track is working on
  • Provide input and feedback on all ACC programs and goals
  • Attend all board meetings and conference calls during one-year term
  • Vote on relevant issues and provide direction to other board members
  • Represent ACC to industry, including all designated events

 

Analytics Track Co-Chair

The Co-Chair assists in the identification of CRM tools which can be used by all members of the ACC Board.

 

  • Provide input and feedback on all ACC programs and goals
  • Attend all board meetings and conference calls during one-year term
  • Vote on relevant issues and provide direction to other board members
  • Represent ACC to industry, including all designated events

Automotive Communications Council Code of Conduct

To support and promote high standards in Advertising and Communication for professionalism in the Auto Care Industry.

To expect that members will conduct themselves according to the standards of business ethics as established by their employers.

To serve as a resource to other council members.

To serve as a forum for the free exchange of ideas and assure all members have equal opportunity to express their views.

To refrain from conducting or soliciting business with ACC members during ACC functions.