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. Currently, membership dues are payable January – December, each year. In order for a member to remain active, the dues must be renewed no later than the last day of February, each year. Beginning March 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.
    1. The Chapter members shall reserve the right to deny or revoke a person’s Chapter membership, based on reasonable ground and by a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote. 

  2. 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. 

  3. 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 raised 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) a President, (2) a Vice President, (3) a Recording Secretary, (4) an Assistant Recording Secretary, (5) a Corresponding Secretary, (6) a Financial Secretary, (7) an Assistant Financial Secretary, (8) a Treasurer, (9) an Assistant Treasurer, (10) a Parliamentarian, (11) a Sergeant-at-Arms, (12) a Chaplain, (13) a General Counsel, and (14) a Historian. All officers, except the General Counsel and the Historian, shall be duly elected. The General Counsel and Historian shall be appointed by the President. 

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

  3. Only active Chapter members shall be eligible to hold office. Only active alumni Chapter members shall be eligible to hold the offices of President, Financial Secretary, Assistant Financial Secretary, Treasurer, or Assistant Treasurer. 

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

  5. 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. 

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

  7. Each elected officer shall serve for a two (2) year term or until the officer’s successor is duly elected and takes office; unless, (a) the officer has been removed from office or (b) the officer chooses to vacate the office. Each appointed officer shall serve at the pleasure of the President. 

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


SECTION IV

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF OFFICERS 


  1. The President shall:
    1. Preside at all Chapter regular, special, and executive board meetings, and hearings.
    2. Be the official representative of the Chapter in all pertinent matters.
    3. Coordinate the work of officers and committees in order to promote the objectives of the 
Chapter.
    4. Appoint chairpersons to standing and ad hoc committees, except the Nominating and Election Committees.
    5. Serve as an ex-officio member of all standing committees, except the Nominating Committee.
    6. Serve as an authorized signatory for the Chapter’s financial accounts and countersign 
payments made by the Chapter, except those made payable to the President.
    7. Not obligate the Chapter to any fiscal commitment, without the approval of the general 
membership.
    8. Review, with General Counsel, and approve all legal documents and other documents 
pertinent to the Chapter (contracts, Form 990, etc.).
    9. Review and approve all Chapter correspondence (Internet, telephone, and all other forms of external communication).
    10. Prepare an annual report to the Chapter membership at the September meeting.
    11. Coordinate with stakeholders – primarily the University, the Association and the Region.
    12. Serve as a member of the National Alumni Association Northeast Region Executive Board and regularly attend the Region’s executive board and membership meetings.
    13. Appoint two active Chapter members who will serve as Chapter representatives on the Region’s executive board (NER Board Members). The appointment of these two NER Board Members requires approval by a Chapter majority vote.
    14. Provide Chapter-related reports and documents to the Association and to the Region, as required.
    15. Appoint the General Counsel and Historian. 



      Qualifications
: The President shall be a strategic planner, 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. 


  2. The Vice President shall:
    1. Perform the duties of the President when the President is unavailable or is not able.
    2. Assist the President, when requested by the President, in coordinating the work of officers and committees, in order to promote the objectives of the Chapter.
    3. Chair the Program and Strategic Planning Committee. 



      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. 

  3. The Recording Secretary shall:
    1. Record and produce written minutes of all Chapter general membership meetings and present the minutes of the previous meeting at the next general membership meeting.
    2. Record and produce a written summary of executive board meetings and present the written summary of the previous meeting at the next executive board meeting.
    3. Provide copies of the membership and executive board meeting agendas.
    4. Maintain a repository of the minutes, sign-in sheets, copies of contracts, and other pertinent business documents for the Chapter. 

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


  4. The Assistant Recording Secretary shall:
    1. Perform the duties of the Recording Secretary when the Recording Secretary is unavailable or is not able.
    2. When requested, assist the Recording Secretary to record and produce written minutes of Chapter general membership and executive board meetings. 



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


  5. The Corresponding Secretary shall:
    1. Notify Chapter members and the executive board of general membership and executive board meetings, respectively.
    2. Perform or supervise all clerical duties related to correspondence for the Chapter.
    3. Retrieve Chapter correspondence from the post office box or electronic mail.
    4. Distribute correspondence to appropriate persons in a timely manner.
    5. In conjunction with the Membership Committee, keep a current register of members in the Washington, DC area.
    6. Publish and disseminate the Chapter calendar of events.
    7. Send correspondence on behalf of the Chapter or the President.
    8. Serve as a member of the Communication Committee.

      

Qualifications
: The Corresponding Secretary shall be skillful in technology used to disseminate communication, be willing to obtain and distribute Chapter correspondence, and have good organizational skills. 

  6. The Financial Secretary shall:
    1. Provide a written detailed monthly report of all income at each regular membership and 
executive board meeting.
    2. Be primarily responsible for receiving all funds for the Chapter and submit to the Treasurer for depositing in the Chapter’s financial account(s). All monies must be submitted within 10 days of receipt.
    3. Provide written receipts for all monies received.
    4. Coordinate and verify, with the Assistant Financial Secretary, all income collected prior to submitting funds to the Treasurer.
    5. Serve as an authorized signatory for all payments made by the Chapter, except those made payable to the Financial Secretary.
    6. Submit 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.
    7. Assist the Treasurer, upon request, in preparing the Chapter’s required tax documents.
    8. Serve as a member of the Finance Committee. 



      Qualifications:  
The Financial Secretary shall be skillful in 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. 


  7. The Assistant Financial Secretary shall:
    1. Serve 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.
    2. Provide written receipts for all monies received.
    3. Submit to the Financial Secretary all monies collected, within 10 days of receipt.
    4. Coordinate and verify, with the Financial Secretary, all income collected prior to the Financial Secretary submitting funds to the Treasurer.
    5. Assist the Treasurer, upon request, in preparing the Chapter’s required tax documents.
    6. Serve as a member of the Finance Committee. 



      Qualifications
: The Assistant Financial Secretary shall be skillful in 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 be willing to assist the Financial Secretary when needed.
  8. The Treasurer shall:
    1. Be responsible for balancing the finance records for the Chapter.
    2. Submit timely payments of membership dues and Chapter assessments to the Association and to the Region.
    3. Collect monies from the Financial Secretary. Deposit said funds in the Chapter’s financial account(s) within five business days of receipt.
    4. Maintain copies of all documents pertaining to securities, investments, title papers, and other financial matters.
    5. Serve as an authorized signatory for all payments made by the Chapter, except those made payable to the Treasurer.
    6. Provide a written detailed monthly report of all expenditures at each regular membership and executive board meeting.
    7. Receive all financial statements, canceled checks, and reconcile bank statements in a timely manner.
    8. Submit 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.
    9. Timely prepare the Chapter’s IRS Form 990 and other required tax documents.
    10. Timely send letters to donors acknowledging and documenting all donations (cash, in-kind gifts, etc.) in the amount of, or valued at, $10 or more.
    11. Serve as a member of the Finance Committee. 



      Qualifications
: The 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 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. 

  9. The Assistant Treasurer shall:
    1. Serve 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.
    2. Submit to the Treasurer or to the Chapter’s banking accounts all monies collected, within 10 days of receipt.
    3. 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.
    4. Assist the Treasurer, upon request, in preparing the Chapter’s required tax documents.
    5. Serve as a member of the Finance Committee. 



      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 willing and 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. 


  10. The Parliamentarian shall:
    1. Ensure 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.
    2. Serve as a member of the Bylaws Committee.
    3. Provide clear and concise guidance based on interpretation of each of the Chapter’s governing documents. 



      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. 


  11. The Sergeant-at-Arms shall:
    1. Preserve order at all Chapter meetings and other activities when appropriate.
    2. Serve as the custodian of Chapter property – maintain property inventory, etc.
    3. Provide a sign-in sheet at each Chapter meeting and submit to the Recording Secretary for filing.
    4. Set up the room prior to each meeting and re-set the room, if needed, at the end of each meeting. 



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


  12. The Chaplain shall:
    1. Lead the religious activities of the Chapter and offer prayers as appropriate at meetings and events.
    2. Send 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.
    3. Upon request of the bereaved family, prepare or arrange resources of support.
    4. Communicate with the University, regarding the passing of alumni, through the Fallen Rattler Form.
    5. Prepare for presentation documents such as courtesy resolutions, tributes, etc., as deemed appropriate and approved by family members. 



      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. 


  13. The General Counsel shall:
    1. Review with the President and advise the Chapter on:
    2. all legal documents
    3. any communication transmitted from the Chapter (Internet content, voice, hard copy, electronic, etc.) that may have legal consequences to the Chapter.
    4. Render an opinion on any legal issues that may arise.
    5. Assist in all other legal matters as requested by the President. 



      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. If a licensed attorney is not available, the President may appoint a legal assistant to provide guidance on legal matters. It is recommended that the General Counsel be a member of the District of Columbia, Maryland, and/or Virginia Bar Association.

  14. The Historian shall:
    1. Accurately document and preserve the history of the Chapter.
    2. Documentation shall be by written accounts, photography, or other appropriate means to capture the pertinent information.
    3. Creative means should be used to preserve the Chapter history.
    4. Promote awareness of University and Chapter historical and other notable events.
    5. Verify all information prior to submission to the Chapter. The Chapter membership shall approve the documentation prior to it being accepted as official Chapter history. 



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

SECTION V

REMOVAL OF OFFICERS

  1. Any officer, who knowingly 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 may 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 general membership meeting. The petition shall specify the allegations. The President or Executive Board shall be required to immediately notify the officer 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 the regularly scheduled or special called general membership meeting. 

  4. Only active members of the Chapter are permitted to attend the hearing or vote on the removal of any officer. 


SECTION VI

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS

  1. Regular 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 meeting 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 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 general membership meetings shall be ten (10) active Chapter members. 


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 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. 

  6. The Executive Board 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. 


SECTION VIII

COMMITTEES

The Standing Committees of this Chapter shall be (1) Program and Strategic 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. 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 Program and Strategic Planning Committee shall submit annually, a one-year plan and a long- term plan, which outline programs for the success of the Chapter. Plans shall be submitted in writing to the Chapter at the June meeting for approval, prior to implementation the following fiscal year. 

  2. The Nominating Committee shall consist of at least three active Chapter members elected by the general membership no later than the March general membership meeting. Members of this committee 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 by the June membership 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 to govern the Chapter; evaluate and make the final recommendation 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 and comply with all applicable superseding governing documents; review all Chapter rules at least every two years; 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 to award scholarships and student financial aid; developing and evaluating applications for scholarships and financial aid; and recommending to the Chapter the recipient(s) and amount(s) of each award. The Chapter shall determine the final award selection by majority vote. The Scholarship Committee Chair shall timely submit to the University the necessary documents for students’ awards. 

  5. The Membership Committee shall develop, design, and recommend programs which will enhance the growth of the Chapter; collect 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. 

  6. 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 lead the support to University sponsored recruitment events in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area, upon the University’s request to the Chapter. 

  7. The Fundraising Committee shall plan, develop, recommend and lead programs 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 fundraising program recommendations require a Chapter majority vote for approval to implement. 

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

  9. 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 Chapter and individual members’ newsworthy items 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. 

  10. The Rattler Booster Committee shall serve as the primary liaison 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; in conjunction with the Fundraising Committee, solicit resources, whether cash or in-kind, for the support of intercollegiate athletics at the University; and coordinate with the Athletic Department regarding needed Chapter assistance when teams are scheduled to compete in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area. 

  11. The Finance Committee shall monitor the financial state of the Chapter; prepare a draft budget, annually, to recommend to the Chapter for approval; create quarterly reports to monitor 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. 

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


SECTION IX 

ELECTION 


  1. The regularly scheduled election of officers shall be held biennially at the June general membership meeting. A notice of election shall be made to the active Chapter members no later than the April general membership meeting. The Nominating Committee shall nominate eligible active Chapter members for office. 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 Chapter members shall be eligible to run for office or become elected. Each candidate for office must be an active Chapter member at least 30 days prior to the June meeting for election. 

  3. Only active alumni members shall be eligible to run for or become elected to the offices of President, Financial Secretary, Assistant Financial Secretary, Treasurer, or Assistant Treasurer. 

  4. The Nominating Committee shall select at least one (1) and no more than three (3) eligible nominee(s) for each office to be filled, prior to reporting during the meeting announced for the election of officers. 

  5. At the meeting when elections are held, the Nominating Committee gives its report of nominees for office. Then, 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. 

  6. Only those members in good standing at the time of the election shall be eligible to vote in the election. 

  7. The election shall be by ballot. 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. Members of the Election Committee shall be prohibited from running for any office. 

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

  9. The Election Committee shall report the vote counts to the members during the meeting held for elections. Then, the presiding officer shall announce the election results. 

  10. There shall be an officer transition meeting, called by the outgoing President, after the election and before the September general membership meeting. 

  11. Any vacancy occurring during a term of office shall be filled for the remaining of the term by a 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 Vice President shall notify all active Chapter members, within 30 days, of the date, time, and place of the election for President. This election shall occur no later than 60 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

  1. 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). 

  2. 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
  • Robert J. Warren, President

Amended
February 7, 2015

PROVISO TO THE CONSTITUTION AND BYLAWS

Provided, that any reference in the constitution or bylaws regarding the change of the term of office (from three years to two years) and the addition of elected officers (e.g., Assistant Financial Secretary, Assistant Treasurer) will not go into effect until the 2014 election process.

 

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