The Standing Committees are sub-committees of the Executive Committee, established to enable the Executive Committee to fulfill its goals and responsibilities. The County Chair shall appoint the Committee Chairs for each Standing Committee. The County Chair shall appoint half of the committee members and the Committee Chairs shall appoint the other half from applicants with committee interests. Committee members are subject to the approval of the Executive Committee. In the interest of the effectiveness of the Party, the County Chair may appoint someone to a committee who is not a Precinct Chair.
Any Executive Committee member has the privilege of attending any Standing Committee meeting. Standing Committees shall report at each meeting of the Executive Committee when requested and provide a copy of the report to be filed with the Secretary’s minutes.
The Standing Committees shall be: Budget and Finance, Financial Review, Rules (Bylaws, Rules, and Resolutions), Communications (Public Relations, Public Communication, Social Media, Website, Lobbying, and Education), Precinct Chair Recruitment & Development, Events and Community Engagement, Legislative Priorities, Prayer Team, and Victory Committee.
Section 1: Budget and Finance Committee
- The Committee shall operate within the standard operating practices for budgeting and finance and it shall be responsible for preparation and presentation of a three-tiered operating budget annually for approval by the Executive Committee. After approval, the Committee shall have authority to reallocate funds within the budget one time as long as the total reallocation does not exceed five percent (5%) of the total annual budget. Reallocation must be reported to the Executive Committee at the next Executive Committee meeting, but no later than sixty (60) days.
- The Committee shall plan and execute fundraising activities for the CCGOP, and shall advise the Chair and the Executive Committee on fundraising possibilities and execution for approval.
Section 2: Financial Review Committee
- The Committee shall perform the Financial Review to include itemized lists of all receipts, expenses paid, outstanding debts, and offer a comparison with the Annual Budget.
- Report to the Executive Committee at the first Executive Committee meeting of the calendar year results of its review of the preceding calendar year.
Section 3: The Rules Committee
This Committee shall ensure the Bylaws and Rules conform to the rules of the TEC and the RPT. The Committee shall review and make changes to the Rules and Bylaws as necessary, and shall oversee the processing of all submitted resolutions. Resolutions shall be processed as follows:
A. The Committee shall meet on the fourth (4th) Tuesday of each month. Resolutions shall be submitted electronically or in hard copy to the County Chair and the Rules Committee Chair. The Committee Chair shall be responsible for providing a copy of the resolution to each member of the Committee.
- During the review, the Committee and submitter shall perfect the resolution for submission to the Executive Committee at the next monthly meeting.
- The Committee Chair shall be responsible for forwarding the proposed resolution to the Executive Director who will submit the resolution with the call of the next monthly meeting agenda.
Section 4: Communications Committee
This Committee shall be responsible for Public Relations, Public Communication, Social Media, Website, Lobbying, and Education.
Section 5: Precinct Chair Recruitment & Development
This Committee shall consist of the Committee Chair, the HD Chairs, and Executive Committee members. The Committee shall qualify applications, vet the applicant, train, and recommend approval to the Executive Committee for appointment. The Committee Chair shall forward a copy of all Precinct Chair applications to all committee members no later than seventy-two (72) hours prior to the vetting of the applicant. Where two (2) or more candidates are qualified for the same precinct opening, the appointment shall be determined by the vote of the Executive Committee.
Section 6: Events and Community Engagement Committee
This Committee shall be responsible for identifying and determining the yearly external events in which the CCGOP will participate to provide the optimum representation, communication, and education of Republican principles and legislative priorities.
Section 7: Legislative Priorities Committee
This Committee shall adopt grassroots advocacy to encourage the Collin County Republican legislative caucus (county, state, and federal) in sponsoring, supporting, and/or voting for the Legislative priorities of the Party as outlined in the SREC Bylaws by:
- Reviewing and/or monitoring bills filed in the Texas Legislature and U. S. Congress and providing information to the Executive Committee and the Republican voting public on bills that implement in whole or in part any of the Legislative Priorities of the Party.
- Promoting communication and education to Republican voters to promote passage of bills that implement the Legislative Priorities of the Party. Such activities may include testifying before the Texas Legislature, letter writing, making phone calls, emailing, and social media.
- Making recommendations to other committees for action(s) to take in support of the Legislative Priorities of the Party.
Section 8: Prayer Team
Section 9: Victory Committee
The Victory Committee is responsible for the development, coordination, and implementation of political strategies for the Collin County Republican Party for the purpose of electing Republican candidates to office at all levels of government.
Although for reporting purposes to the Federal and Texas Elections Commissions all financial Victory transactions are included in the reports of the Collin County Republican Party, and the financial records of the Victory Committee are maintained by designated Collin County Republican Party Headquarters personnel, all donations and expenditures for Victory are maintained in separate bank accounts, by the Collin County Republican Party Treasurer, from the operating funds of the Collin County Republican Party, with no co-mingling of funds. All approvals for expenditures from the Victory accounts are to be made by authorized Victory Committee representatives, and the Collin County Republican Party Chairman.
Any rules or restrictions on disbursements of funds for Collin County Republican Party operating accounts set forth in this document do not apply to funds in the separate Victory Committee accounts.