The Governance Committee has the authority and responsibility to oversee the administration of all aspects of the Association, including:
a. administering policies concerning the Association's publications and other Association business.
b. fostering affiliations with other learned societies.
c. collecting and disbursing funds acquired from dues, publications, etc.
d. nominating candidates for the Governance Committee.
e. creating other ad hoc or standing committees as necessary, and in accordance with the provisions of Article III Section 8 herein.
f. communicating with members and maintenance of the Association's web site and other aspects of its presence on the internet.
g. developing guidelines and requirements for membership in the Association.
h. drafting nominating and election procedures for approval by the voting membership.
i. developing policies for issues regarding governance of the APT as they arise, subject to approval by the voting membership.