The IAPR Constitution & Bylaws (C&B) provide a definitive set of regulations concerning the election of officers, the appointment of Committee members and the statutory duties of officers, Committee members and Committees as a whole. Experience has shown that whilst these regulations broadly define what is required of individuals and Committees, it would be helpful if much more detailed guidance could be given, especially after new appointments have been made. At the same time, it has often been said that further elaboration of the already complex C&B should be avoided. The Guidelines in this document are intended to assist new officers to work effectively for IAPR but should not be seen as having the authority of the C&B; all the Guidelines are open for discussion and liberal interpretation. They should be seen as recommendations rather than instructions.
Revised March 3, 2009