Hi Lon, good to hear from you again, and once again with an elegant and thoughtful solution.
You're right, I've got this working now and it's almost killed me (well, felt like it at times) so I'm going to launch it and let it be.
If I ever get around to rebuilding this site, your way would be much neater and easier to maintain. Yes, each Committee page is just a list of links to meeting minutes, terms of reference, trial protocols specific to that committee. One problem though is that the Executive Committee has access to all Committee page so their page would be huge. If I get what you're suggesting.
Part of the problem is that this job kept changing and growing, the scope just kept getting bigger. In the beginning, if you can believe it, they were talking about a "Members' Section" and public-access areas. Now, six months later, it has come to this.
I also realise now that SA is not designed for complex systems, just your average admin, power-user and member levels. It's perfect for that. But I was already in and past the point of no return, I just had to make it work.