Learn About Our Standing Committees
Committees are critical to LKS and serve a variety of functions to help keep the Fraternity running smoothly throughout the biennium. Each committee has a list of charges designed to help Lambda Kappa Sigma continue to grow and to develop leaders within the profession of pharmacy.
The Grand President assigns members to the Fraternity’s various Standing Committees. If you would like more information about getting involved or would like to sign up for a committee, contact headquarters at LKSHQ@lks.org.
ADVISOR: Provides guidelines and support for collegiate chapter advisors.
AWARD NOMINATION & SELECTION: Accepts nominations for Fraternity awards, selects awardees and arranges for preparation and presentation of the award. Nominates Fraternity members for awards from other organizations.
BUDGET & FINANCE: Prepares biennial budget and submits it to the Grand Council. Advises on budget, financial and investment matters and policies.
BYLAWS: Reviews chapter bylaws for conformity to Fraternity bylaws, requests proposals for biennial bylaws changes, prepares them in correct format and ensures distribution to chapters and members. Assists with presentation of proposals to the convention body.
COLLEGIATE COMMITTEE: Comprised of collegiate members, this committee is focused on enhancing the collegiate experience.
COMMUNICATIONS: Advises on the content for each Blue & Gold Triangle, assists editor on feature articles, assists with proofreading, reviews and advises on content or formal revisions of all LKS publications.
EDUCATIONAL GRANTS: Reviews applications and selects annual awardees for the Cole, Craven, Livingston, Wells and Lowe Grants. Notifies successful and unsuccessful applicants, HQ, GC and TLC chair of the names of the recipients. Ensures that the award checks are distributed per procedure.
MEMBERSHIP: Creates programming to increase the number of dues paying members.
MEMORIALS & RESOLUTIONS: Gathers information for Memorial ceremony recognition, monitors professional media for potential professional resolutions, prepares memorial, professional and courtesy resolutions at convention.
POLICY AND PROCEDURE MANUAL REVIEW: Reviews and makes recommendations for updating, deleting or adding to the Grand Council Policy and Procedure Manual.
HISTORY & PRESERVATION: Prepares a written history of significant Fraternity events each biennium. Advises on chapter Historian manual.
PROFESSIONAL PROJECTS: Gathers information and advises on potential professional projects for chapters, advises on dissemination of project ideas, reviews current projects and publicizes in Fraternity publications.
PROJECT HOPE: Maintains liaison with Project HOPE, gathers information about HOPE and disseminates to Grand Council, chapters and members. Encourages contributions and sends articles to HOPE about LKS participation in their newsletter. Assists with HOPE reports and presentations at LKS meetings.
WOMEN’S HEALTH ISSUES: Gathers information on issues and new topics which can be publicized in Fraternity publications, programs which chapters can present, identifies a biennial issue for Fraternity focus, maintains liaison with women’s health issues organizations. Advises on companies who have products to treat women’s conditions and who may sponsor a Fraternity presentation, disseminates information to members which is useful regarding their personal health or when counseling patients.