Chapter Bylaws

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BYLAWS OF THE WASHINGTON, DC CHAPTER OF
FLORIDA A&M UNIVERSITY NATIONAL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION, INC.

SECTION I MEMBERSHIP AND DUES

  1. A person shall be considered an active Chapter member, or a member in good standing, when all applicable Association annual dues have been paid, in full. Membership dues are payable January – December, each year. Beginning January 1 of each year, a person who has not renewed dues is no longer an active member, until that time when the said person’s current year’s dues are paid.

  2. The Chapter members shall reserve the right to deny or revoke a person’s Chapter membership,

  3. Denial or revocation requires a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote of members present and voting at a regular Chapter meeting.

  4. Each active Chapter member is entitled to one vote each for all matters that come before the assembly. The presiding officer’s right to vote shall be under the circumstances as prescribed in the current edition of Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised.

  5. The amount of Chapter annual dues shall be determined by the general membership.

    SECTION II MEMBER RESPONSIBILITY

  1. Each member is responsible for adhering to the adopted rules governing the Chapter.

  2. All funds received in the name of the Chapter shall be submitted to the Financial Secretary or Assistant Financial Secretary within 10 days of receipt.

  3. Unless given consent by the Chapter President, no one is authorized to sign any legal or financial agreement with any party on behalf of the Chapter. The President, in consultation with the General Counsel, shall review and approve the terms of all Chapter-binding agreements, according to the general desires of the Chapter membership. Anyone who fails to comply with this provision and signs or amends any such agreement shall then be fully responsible for any and all terms of the said agreement.

    SECTION III OFFICERS

  1. The officers of the Chapter shall be: (1) President, (2)Vice President, (3) Recording Secretary, (4) Assistant Recording Secretary, (5) Corresponding Secretary, (6) Financial Secretary, (7) Assistant Financial Secretary, (8) Treasurer, (9) Assistant Treasurer, (10) Parliamentarian, (11) Sergeant-at-Arms, (12) Chaplain, (13) General Counsel, and (14) Historian.

  2. All officers, except the General Counsel and the Historian, shall be duly elected. The General Counsel and Historian shall be appointed by the President after presentation of the names and credentials to the Executive Board for a 2/3 majority vote.

  3. No person may hold more than one office at a time. 

 
  1. Only active Alumni Chapter members shall be eligible to hold office.

  2. The Chapter President, Financial Secretary, and Treasurer are the authorized signatories for the Chapter’s banking account(s).

  3. Each officer shall regularly attend Chapter executive board and general membership meetings, and perform the duties of office as outlined in this Constitution, Bylaws, and other governing rules, as adopted by the Chapter.

  4. The term for elected officers shall coincide with the fiscal year, currently July 1 – June 30.

  5. Each elected officer shall serve for a two (2) year term or until the officer’s successor takes office; unless, (a) the officer has been removed from office or (b) the officer chooses to vacate the office.

  6. No elected officer shall be eligible to hold the same office for more than three consecutive terms.

    SECTION IV
    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF OFFICERS

A. PRESIDENT

QUALIFICATIONS: The President shall have good communication skills, good management and organizational skills, be a consensus builder, and have knowledge of the Chapter’s Constitution, Bylaws, Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised, and other governing documents.

DUTIES:  Presides at all Chapter regular, special, and executive board meetings, and hearings.  Be the official representative of the Chapter in all pertinent matters.  Appoints chairpersons to standing and ad hoc committees, except the Nominating and Election Committees.  Serves as an ex-officio member of all standing committees, except the Nominating Committee.  Serves as an authorized signatory for the Chapter’s financial accounts and countersign payments made by the Chapter, except those made payable to the President.  Obtains 2/3 majority of the Executive Board and the Chapter's approval prior to the use and obligation of Chapter funds and all contractual matters.  Reviews, with General Counsel, and approves all legal documents and other documents pertinent to the Chapter (contracts, Form 990, etc.).  Reviews and approves all Chapter correspondence (Internet, telephone, and all other forms of external communication) before it is released.  Prepares and presents to the Executive Board and Chapter membership a State of the Chapter annual report  at the January regular Chapter meeting.  Coordinates with the University, the Association and the Northeast Region.  Serves as a member of the Northeast Region Executive Board and regularly attend the Region’s and membership meetings.  Appoints the Chapter representative to the Northeast Region’s Executive Board. The appointment of this NER Board Member requires a majority vote at a regular Chapter meeting.  Provides Chapter-related reports and documents to the Association and to the Region, as required.  Appoints the General Counsel and Historian after presentation of the names and credentials to the Executive Board for 2/3 majority vote.

B. VICE PRESIDENT

 

QUALIFICATIONS: The Vice President shall have the ability to learn and understand the duties and responsibilities of the President, the ability to assume the duties of President if necessary, good communication skills, good organizational skills, and good management skills and have knowledge of the Chapter’s Constitution, Bylaws, Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised, and other governing documents.

DUTIES:  Assume the duties of the President when the President is unavailable.  Chair the Program Planning Committee.

C. RECORDING SECRETARY

QUALIFICATIONS: The Recording Secretary shall have the ability to listen, record, and report accurate minutes of the Chapter’s meetings; skillful in using tools and technology to conduct the duties of office; and have good organizational and communication skills

DUTIES:  Records and produce written minutes of all Chapter general membership meetings and present the minutes of the previous meeting at the next regular meeting.  Records and produce a summary of executive board meetings and present the written summary of the previous meeting at the next executive board meeting.  Provides copies of the membership and executive board meeting agendas.Maintains a repository of the minutes, sign-in sheets, copies of contracts, and other pertinent business documents for the Chapter.

D. ASSISTANT RECORDING SECRETARY

QUALIFICATIONS: The Assistant Recording Secretary shall have the ability to listen, record, and report accurate minutes of the Chapter’s meetings; skillful in using tools and technology to conduct the duties of the office; and have good organizational and communication skills.

DUTIES:  Performs the duties of the Recording Secretary when the Recording Secretary is unavailable or is not able.  Assists the Recording Secretary to record and produce minutes of Chapter general membership and executive board meetings.

E. CORRESPONDING SECRETARY

QUALIFICATIONS: The Corresponding Secretary shall be skillful in using tools and technology to disseminate information; obtain and distribute Chapter correspondence; and have good organizational skills.

DUTIES:  Notifies chapter members and the executive board of general membership and executive board meetings, respectively.  Performs or supervises all clerical duties related to correspondence for the Chapter, specifically:  Retrieves Chapter correspondence from the post office box or electronic mail; Distributes correspondence to appropriate persons in a timely manner;  Collects and distributes funds to the Financial Secretary or Assist Financial Secretary in a timely manner.  Coordinates with the Membership Committee to keep a current register of members in the Metropolitan Washington, DC area.  Publishes and disseminates the chapter’s calendar of events.  Disseminates correspondence on behalf of the Chapter or the President.  Serves as a member of the Communication Committee.  Utilizes Social media and changing technology as another resource for communicating with Chapter members and the public

F. FINANCIAL SECRETARY

QUALIFICATIONS: The Financial Secretary shall be skillful in the use of financial software for accurate accounting, have the ability to timely transact finances by multiple methods (e.g., paper, electronic), have good organizational skills, and be eligible for bonding.

DUTIES:  Provides a written detailed monthly report of all income at each regular membership and executive board meeting.  Is responsible for receiving all funds for the Chapter and submits to the Treasurer for depositing in the Chapter’s financial account(s). All monies must be submitted within 10 days of receipt.  Provides written receipts for all monies received.  Coordinates and verifies with the Assistant Financial Secretary, all income collected prior to submitting funds to the Treasurer.  Serves as an authorized signatory for all payments made by the Chapter, except those made payable to the Financial Secretary.  Submits to the Auditing Committee, annually, the Chapter’s financial records of income no later than July 31, or immediately upon vacating the office of Financial Secretary during a term of office.  Assists the Treasurer, upon request, in preparing the Chapter’s required tax documents.  Serves as a member of the Finance Committee.

G. ASSISTANT FINANCIAL SECRETARY

QUALIFICATIONS: The Assistant Financial Secretary shall be skillful in the use of financial software for accurate accounting, have the ability to timely transact finances by multiple methods (e.g., paper, electronic), have good organizational skills, be eligible for bonding, and will assist the Financial Secretary when needed.

DUTIES:  Serves as an additional officer responsible for receiving funds for the Chapter in the absence of the Financial Secretary and assist in receiving funds, at the request of the Financial Secretary.  Provides written receipts for all monies received.  In the absence of the Financial Secretary turns over all monies collected to the Treasurer within 10 days of receipt.  Coordinates and verifies with the Financial Secretary, all income collected prior to submitting funds.  In the absence of the Financial Secretary, the Assistant Financial Secretary will submit funds to the Treasurer with a report to the Financial Secretary.  Assists the Treasurer, upon request, in preparing the Chapter’s required tax documents.  Serves as a member of the Finance Committee.

H. TREASURER

QUALIFICATIONS: The Treasurer will be skillful in accurate accounting, have the ability to timely transact finances by multiple methods (e.g., paper, electronic), have the ability to responsibly manage the finances of the Chapter, be willing and able to learn tax form requirements for non-profit organizations, have good organizational skills, and be eligible for bonding.

DUTIES:  Responsible for reconciling the financial records for the Chapter.  Submits timely payments of membership dues and Chapter assessments to the Association and to the Region.  Collects monies from the Financial Secretary or the Assistant Financial Secretary. Deposit said funds in the Chapter’s financial account(s) within five business days of receipt.  Maintains copies of all documents pertaining to securities, investments, title papers, and other financial matters.  Serves as an authorized signatory for all payments made by the Chapter, except those made payable to the Treasurer.  Provides a written detailed monthly report of all expenditures at each regular membership and executive board meeting.  Receives all financial statements, canceled checks, and reconcile bank statements in a timely manner.  Submits to the Auditing Committee, annually, the Chapter’s financial records of expenditures no later than July 31, or immediately upon vacating the office of Treasurer during a term of office.  Timely prepare and submit the Chapter’s IRS Form 990 and other financial documents as required.  Serves as a member of the Finance Committee.

 

I. ASSISTANT TREASURER

QUALIFICATIONS: The Assistant Treasurer shall be skillful in accurate accounting, have the ability to timely transact finances by multiple methods (e.g., paper, electronic), have the ability to responsibly assist in managing the finances of the Chapter, be able to learn tax form requirements for non-profit organizations, have good organizational skills, be eligible for bonding, and be willing to assist the Treasurer when needed.

DUTIES:  Serves as an additional officer responsible for disbursing funds for the Chapter in the absence of the Treasurer and assist in disbursing funds, at the request of the Treasurer.  Submits to the Treasurer or to the Chapter’s banking accounts all monies collected, within 5 days of receipt.  Coordinate and verify, with the Treasurer, all income collected prior to the Assistant Treasurer submitting funds to the banking account(s) or when transferring money to the Treasurer.  Assist the Treasurer, upon request, in preparing the Chapter’s required tax documents.  Serve as a member of the Finance Committee.

J. PARLIAMENTARIAN

QUALIFICATIONS: The Parliamentarian shall have good working knowledge of the Chapter’s Constitution and Bylaws, Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised, and any other Chapter governing documents and have good communication skills.

DUTIES:  Ensures the proper conduct of Chapter business according to the Chapter’s Constitution and Bylaws, the current edition of Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised, and other adopted rules governing the Chapter.  Serves as a member of the Bylaws Committee.  Provides clear and concise guidance based on interpretation of each of the Chapter’s governing documents as needed.

K. SERGEANT AT ARMS


QUALIFICATIONS: The Sergeant-at-Arms shall have the ability to ensure and maintain decorum for meetings, be timely, and have good organizational skills.

DUTIES:  Assists the chair in preserving order at all Chapter meetings and other activities when appropriate.  Serves as the custodian of Chapter property (e.g. maintain property inventory)  Provides a sign-in sheet at each Chapter meeting and submit to the Recording Secretary for filing.  Sets up the room prior to each meeting and re-set the room, if needed, at the end of each meeting. 

L. CHAPLAIN

QUALIFICATIONS: The Chaplain shall be of good moral character, be willing and able to effectively reach out to Rattlers and others in times of need, and have good communication skills.

DUTIES:  Leads the religious activities of the Chapter and offer prayers as appropriate at meetings and events.  Sends congratulations and well wishes for celebrations and achievements; send spiritual support and comfort for bereavement and illnesses, to Chapter members and FAMU DC Metro students and parents.  Upon request of the bereaved family, prepares or arrange resources of support.  Communicate with the University, regarding the passing of alumni, through the Fallen Rattler Form.  Prepares for presentation documents such as courtesy resolutions, tributes, etc., as deemed appropriate and approved by family members.

M. GENERAL COUNSEL

QUALIFICATIONS: The General Counsel shall have the ability to interpret the law, have good communication and negotiation skills, and be licensed to practice law in the United States. It is recommended that the General Counsel be a member of the District of Columbia, Maryland, and/or Virginia Bar Association.

DUTIES:  Reviews with the President and advise the Executive Board and the Chapter on:  all legal documents, any communication transmitted from the Chapter (Internet content, voice, hard copy, electronic, etc.) that may have legal consequences to the Chapter.  Renders an opinion on any legal issues that may arise.  Assists in all other legal matters as requested by the President.

N. HISTORIAN

QUALIFICATIONS: The Historian shall be skillful in preserving documents, be willing to learn Chapter and University history and notable events, have good organizational and written communication skills.

DUTIES:  Accurately documents and preserves the history of the Chapter.  Documentation shall be by written accounts, photography, or other appropriate means to capture the pertinent information.  Creative means should be used to preserve the Chapter history.  Promotes awareness of University and Chapter historical and other notable events.  Verifies all information prior to submission to the Chapter. The Chapter membership shall approve the  documentation prior to it being accepted as official Chapter history.

SECTION V REMOVAL OF OFFICERS

  1. Any officer, who violates the rules, commits misconduct, or causes damage to the Association, the Region, or the Chapter, may be removed from office. The President or the Executive Board shall appoint a special committee to investigate the allegations. All allegations must be brought on reasonable ground. The officer must be notified of all allegations in writing and has the right to be present at the hearing and prepare a defense.
  2. Consideration for removal may be initiated when a petition is signed by twenty (20) percent of the active members of the Chapter and is presented at a regular Chapter meeting or Executive Board meeting. The petition shall specify the allegations. The President or Executive Board shall be required to notify the officer in writing within 5 business days of said allegations.
  3. The hearing and vote regarding the removal of an officer must take place at least 30 days, and not more than 90 days, after the petition or allegations are presented to the officer. The officer and all active members must be notified of the hearing date, time, and place at least 20 days prior to the hearing. Final approval for removal of any officer will require a hearing and a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote at the hearing held during a regular Chapter or special called meeting.
  4. Only active members of the Chapter are permitted to attend the hearing and vote on the removal of any officer.

 SECTION VI
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS

  1. Regular Chapter meetings shall be held on the first Saturday of each month, from September through June. When the first Saturday coincides with an official U.S. holiday or conflicts with a major University, Association or Region event, the alternate date, time, and location shall be designated by the President, with the approval of the Executive Board. All active Chapter members must be notified of the new meeting date, time, and location at least 14 days before the date of the regularly scheduled meeting or the new meeting, whichever date is earlier.

  2. Special Chapter meetings shall be called by the President or designated representative at least 14 days in advance. The purpose of the special meeting shall be indicated at the time the meeting is called.

  3. A quorum for regular a Chapter meeting shall be fifteen (15) active Chapter members.

  4. Attendance at a Chapter meeting is to be in person for a quorum, voting and speaking.

  5. Voting and actively participating in Chapter meeting discussions must be in person.

  6. Written reporting must be done in person by the Committee Chair or designated Chapter member.

    SECTION VII EXECUTIVE BOARD

  1. The Executive Board shall consist of the President, Vice President, Recording Secretary, Assistant Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary, Financial Secretary, Assistant Financial Secretary, Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer, Parliamentarian, Sergeant-at-Arms, Chaplain, General Counsel, Historian, Immediate Past President, and the chairperson of each standing committee.

  2. Seven (7) members of the executive board shall constitute a quorum.

  3. The Board shall have regular monthly meetings, September through June, prior to the general membership meeting, with the date, time, and place designated by the President. All executive board members must be notified of the regular meetings at least three days in advance for teleconferences and at least seven days in advance for face-to-face meetings.

  4. It is the responsibility of the Board to review reports, activities, and recommendations presented by the officers and committees for general membership approval.

  5. For time-sensitive matters that need to be addressed when the general membership is not available, the President may call a special meeting of the Executive Board. The Board shall act on said time-sensitive matters to effectively ensure the best interests and financial integrity of the Chapter. Special called meetings require at least a 24-hour advance notice to all Board members and at least 12 Board members must acknowledge the said notification in order for a special Board meeting to be held. The executive board quorum requirement shall still apply to the special meetings.

  1. No committee or chapter member shall have the authority to commit the credit of the Chapter unless specifically authorized beforehand, in writing, by the Executive Board.

  2. The Executive Board may meet in-person, via teleconference, videoconference, or other means. All meetings must be conducted in such a manner that all attending members are able to hear, or hear and see, each other simultaneously.

  3. Transition meeting will be held in July after Chapter elections. A transition/planning meeting is recommended for years when no election is held. This meeting will focus on transition of new officers that have been elected since the last Chapter elections and planning for the next year’s activities. The transition and or transition/planning meeting should be held face-to-face. The time shall be used for outgoing members to provide information about the duties and activities and to transfer records and or other materials to incoming elected officers. The purpose of the meeting is to support a smooth transition from the outgoing to incoming officers.

    SECTION VIII COMMITTEES

COMMITTEES:

Committees may meet in-person, via teleconference, videoconference, or other means. All meetings must be conducted in such a manner that all participants are able to hear, or hear and see, each other simultaneously.

  1. The Standing Committees of this Chapter shall be (1) Program Planning, (2) Nominating, (3) Bylaws, (4) Scholarship, (5) Membership, (6) Student Recruitment, (7) Fundraising, (8) Governmental Relations, (9) Communication, (10) Rattler Booster, (11) Finance, and (12) Auditing.

  2. An Ad Hoc committee shall be appointed by the President to address a specific subject, issue, or concern.

The Ad Hoc committee will be disbanded after making its final report.

  1. The Program Committee shall submit annually, a one-year plan, which outlines programs for the success of the Chapter. Plans shall be submitted in writing to the Chapter at the September meeting for approval.

  2. The Nominating Committee, in an election year, shall be elected by the active membership at the March regular meeting. The committee shall consist of at least three active chapter members. Committee members shall not be precluded from being nominated or running for chapter office. The Nominating Committee members shall serve for a term of two years. This committee shall nominate, at least one, and not more than three, eligible active chapter members for each office and report the same to the membership, at least 30 days, prior to the June regular meeting and prior to the election. This committee shall also nominate eligible members for any special elections that may occur.

  3. The Bylaws Committee shall make recommendations for the establishment, amendment, and revision of all rules governing the Chapter; evaluate and make recommendations for all rules proposed to be adopted or amended by the Chapter; be responsible for making recommendations that comply with the principles of parliamentary procedure; comply with all applicable superseding governing documents; review all Chapter rules at least every two years; and document and make available all adopted rules to active Chapter members. The Parliamentarian shall serve as a member of this committee.

  4. The Scholarship Committee shall be responsible for developing and recommending criteria for academic scholarships and book awards based on scholastic achievements and other student financial aid awards. The committee is also responsible for developing and evaluating applications for scholarships and financial aid awards and recommending to the Chapter the recipient(s) and amount(s) of each award. The Chapter shall determine the final award selection(s) by majority vote. The Scholarship Committee chair shall submit required documentation for each student award to the Treasurer to provide payment(s) to the University through the Association before the last drop/add class date.

  1. The Membership Committee shall develop, design, and recommend programs which will enhance the growth of the Chapter; coordinate with the Financial Secretary to collect membership dues and maintain an accurate membership list with contact information; provide a membership report at each general membership meeting; lead the membership drive program; and be responsible for orienting new members to the Chapter.

  2. The Student Recruitment Committee shall actively seek opportunities to recruit qualified and talented students to attend the University; plan and coordinate the Chapter’s participation in student recruitment fairs and, upon the University’s request to the Chapter, lead in the support of University sponsored recruitment events in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area,.

  3. The Fundraising Committee shall plan, develop, recommend and lead programs designed to increase the Chapter’s funds; submit to the membership, in a timely manner, written reports of all income and expenses for each fundraising event. All recommended fundraising program activities require chapter approval, by majority vote, prior to implementation.

  4. The Governmental Relations Committee shall plan, develop, and implement programs to promote the University’s legislative agenda and establish rapport with local public and Florida Congressional delegation to promote the positive image of the University.

  5. The Communication Committee shall promote the positive image of the Chapter; maintain the Chapter’s website with current information; provide a means to timely publicize all chapter events and programs; and communicate newsworthy items of the membership to the Chapter, Region, University, and community, as appropriate. The Corresponding Secretary shall serve as a member of this committee. All chapter external communication requires prior approval by the President.

  6. The Rattler Booster Committee coordinates programs between the Chapter and the University regarding all University athletic matters; keep the membership apprised of the status of the various sports teams; assist in identifying financial support needed for the University’s intercollegiate athletic program. The chair of this committee serves as the primary liaison between the Chapter and the University; coordinates with the Fundraising Committee to solicit resources, whether cash or in-kind, for the support of intercollegiate athletics at the University and coordinates with the Athletic Department regarding needed chapter assistance when teams are scheduled to compete in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area.

  7. The Finance Committee shall monitor the financial state of the Chapter; prepare and recommend and present, annually, a draft budget which shall be presented at the May meeting, for approval by the membership; the budget shall be presented at the June meeting for Chapter approval; create quarterly variance reports showing the Chapter’s budget versus actual income, expenditures and allocated funds; recommend budget amendments, if necessary; monitor the investment account(s); and make investment portfolio recommendations for chapter approval. The Financial Secretary, Assistant Financial Secretary, Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer, and Fundraising Chair, at least, shall serve as members of this committee.

  8. The Auditing Committee shall be responsible for making a full examination of the finances of the Chapter at the close of the term of office or upon one vacating the office of President, Financial Secretary, Treasurer and submitting a written report of all findings to the Chapter by the October regular Chapter meeting. The audit report requires a Chapter majority vote for approval.

     

 

SECTION IX ELECTIONS

  1. The regularly scheduled election of officers shall be held biennially at the June regular Chapter meeting. A notice of election shall be made to active Chapter members no later than the April regular Chapter meeting. The Election Committee; is a special committee, consisting of three active Chapter members, elected by the general membership no later than the April meeting prior to the June meeting for elections. The Nominating and Election Committees shall coordinate the nomination and election processes according to the Chapter’s Constitution, Bylaws, and other governing rules.

  2. Only active alumni members shall be eligible to run for or become elected to the chapter offices.

  3. Each candidate for office must be an active chapter member at least 30 days prior to the meeting scheduled for the election of officers.

  4. Only active Chapter members, qualified 30 days prior to elections, shall be eligible to vote in the elections.

  5. Members of the Election Committee shall be prohibited from running for any office.

  6. At the June regular meeting when elections are held, the Nominating Committee gives its report of nominees for office. The presiding officer shall call for nominations from the floor. Only those who have consented to serve shall be eligible for nomination, either by the committee or from the floor. Once all nominations are closed, the Election Committee shall conduct the election.

  7. The election shall be by on-site balloting. The ballot shall include the names of all nominees and include a provision for a write-in vote for each office. The Election Committee shall be responsible for preparing the election ballots, disseminating the ballots, collecting ballots, counting the votes for each nominee, announcing the vote counts, and ensuring the integrity of the entire election process.

  8. A candidate shall be declared elected upon receiving a majority vote and being eligible to serve in the specific office. In the event that no candidate for a specific office receives a majority vote, there shall be an immediate run-off election between as few candidates as possible receiving the highest number of votes for that office. The presiding officer shall announce the election results.

  9. There shall be an officer transition meeting, called by the outgoing President, after the elections.

  10. Any vacancy occurring during a term of office shall be filled for the remaindering of the term by the person elected by a majority vote of the Executive Board, except for the office of the President. In the event that the office of the President is vacated, the Vice President shall assume the duties of the President until a new President is elected. The Nominating Committee shall notify all active Chapter members, within 30 days after the vacancy, of the person or persons nominated for the position of President. The Vice President will call the date, time, and place for the election to the office of President. This election shall occur no later than 30 days after the election notification to chapter members.

    SECTION X PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY

The rules contained in the current edition of Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised shall govern the proceedings and business of the Chapter, to which they are applicable, unless otherwise provided in this Constitution or Bylaws.

 

SECTION XI AMENDMENT

These Bylaws may be amended at a general membership regularly scheduled or special called meeting, by a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote, provided that a notice of intent to amend has been sent to all active Chapter members at least 14 days prior to the said meeting. This notice shall include the written proposed Bylaws amendment(s).  Nothing in these Bylaws is intended to constitute a waiver of any article of the Constitution. These Bylaws shall be pursuant to the Constitution. 

 

Adopted on the 2nd day of February, 1996

Constitution Committee:  Johnny Jones, Chairman

 

   David Bryant 


  Frank Porter


  Leroy C. Bell, President 


Amended - January 9, 2010

 

Revised on the 5th day of January, 2013 
 


Bylaws Committee:  Artisha R. Polk, Chair

Leroy C. Bell


Arien P. Cannon


Penelope Jones


Joseph K. Moore


Robert J. Warren, President 

Amended – February 7, 2015

 

 

Revised on the 4th day of March, 2017

 

 

Bylaws Committee:  Alean Miller, Chair


Latoya Grant, Vice-Chair

Eric O’Rear, Parliamentarian

Leroy Bell


Horace Knight

Artisha Polk

Avis Payne

Penelope Jones

Bennie Samuels

Thomas Stafford


Sharelle Dailey, President

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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