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The Ancient Coin Collectors Guild has become a driving force in the ongoing effort to protect coin collectors and museums in which coins are stored from being forced to give up these items to foreign governments under the premise the coins are the cultural patrimony of the claimant nation. — Richard Giedroyc, World Coin News April 26, 2010

Organization

An organizational Flow Chart and excerpts from the ACCG Policies and Procedures Manual outlining the responsibilities of key personnel, task forces and committees.

Organization

  • 2-0 Committees and Task Forces

    2-0-1. The Executive Director shall establish, by executive order, the committees, task forces and appointed positions necessary to conduct the business of the Guild. Committees shall be established as either special or standing committees. Special Committees are established for the purpose of addressing specific short term needs. Standing Committees are established for the purpose of addressing continuing long term needs. Each committee will consist of a Chairperson, to be appointed by the Executive Director, and the number of committee members deemed necessary by the Committee Chairperson. Task Forces may address either short or long term needs of the Guild and differ from committees only in the sense that they combine both the planning and execution phases of Guild activities. All committee and task force member appointments are subject to approval by the Executive Director. Committee and Task force goals will be determined through the coordinated effort of the Executive Director and the Committee Chairperson or Task Force Leader.

    2-0-2. The Committee Chairperson or Task Force Leader shall be responsible for developing plans and objectives to achieve the goals set forth at the time of appointment. An initial report of committee plans and objectives shall be submitted for approval to the Executive Director within 90 days of formation of a Standing Committee and within 30 days of formation of a Special Committee.

    2-0-3. Chairpersons of all standing committees will submit to the Budget and Finance Officer, no later than October 31 of each year, a projected budget outlining fiscal needs of the committee for the following calendar year.

    2-0-4. The Committee Chairperson or Task Force Leader shall keep a written or electronic record or journal of committee activities for purposes of corporate history, committee continuity and Board management. This record shall include details as appropriate from committee meetings, correspondences, expenditures, and other items of potential interest to Guild managers or committee chair successors. The Committee Chairperson shall be responsible for updating that committee's section of any electronic activity log maintained on the Guild web site.

  • 2-1 Education and Youth Programs Task Force

    2-1-1. The Education and Youth Programs Task Force, an element of the Directorate of Plans and Programs, is authorized as a "standing committee" of the ACCG. The Task Force is responsible for developing and implementing plans and programs to support the educational goals of the ACCG as stated in the Guild Bylaws and established Guild objectives. The Task Force will evaluate educational needs of the hobby, identify available resources, coordinate fiscal and personnel resources and oversee the implementation of educational and youth programs that are sponsored by the ACCG. The Task Force leader is authorized to assign specific projects and tasks within the appointed group and to enlist additional volunteers as needed to accomplish various projects. The Education and Youth Programs Task Force Leader is responsible through the Director of Plans and Programs to the Executive Director.

  • 2-2 Legislative Affairs Task Force

    2-2-1. The Legislative Affairs Task Force, an element of the Directorate of Plans and Programs, is authorized as a "standing committee" of the ACCG. The Task Force is responsible for developing and coordinating the ACCG position and response to all legislative proposals that may be of interest or concern to the Guild. The Task Force will identify and monitor newly proposed legislation; track the status of legislation; develop a strategic action plan to oppose objectional legislation or to support favorable legislation; and coordinate with various standing and special committees as needed to implement strategic action plans. The Task Force leader is authorized to assign specific projects and tasks within the appointed group and to enlist additional volunteers as necessary to accomplish various projects. The Legislative Aaffairs Task Force Leader is responsible through the Director of Plans and Programs to the Executive Director.

  • 2-3 Public Affairs Committee

    2-3-1. The Public Affairs Committee is appointed by and responsible to the Executive Director as a standing committee of the ACCG. The committee is responsible for the development and dissemination of media releases, policy statements, informational brochures, white papers, and other grass roots lobbying efforts. The committee will identify opportunities for media coverage, cultivate positive relationships with media outlets and advance the goals of the Guild as outlined in the Guild bylaws.

  • 2-4 Research and Analysis Committee

    2-4-1. The Research and Analysis Committee is appointed by and responsible to the Executive Director as a standing committee of the ACCG. The committee is responsible for accumulating and analyzing data in support of other ACCG committees, task forces or staff members.

  • 2-5 International Affairs Committee

    2-5-1. The International Affairs Committee, appointed by and responsible to the Executive Director, compiles and archives information about foreign laws and import/export procedures in source countries. Among these, are actions taken under the British Treasure Trove law. It tracks international events such as UNESCO, Unidroit and similar conventions that have an impact on ancient coin collecting. It identifies and maintains a dialogue with various organizations and government officials in countries outside of the U.S. The committee also serves as a liaison to individual members of the ACCG who live in countries outside of the U.S.

  • 4-0 Affiliate Member Liaison

    4-1. The Affiliate Member Liaison, appointed by and responsible to the Executive Director, is responsible for promoting the Affiliate Member program of the ACCG to local and regional clubs and service organizations that share the values and interests of the Guild.

    4-2. The Affiliate Member Liaison shall act as an interface between member organizations and ACCG committees and/or officers to identify Affiliate Member needs and to coordinate ACCG efforts and initiatives on their behalf. The Liaison may also, if requested, coordinate direct programs and activities between different member clubs.