INSTITUTE OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERS
Location and Object
Section 1. The name of this organization shall be “Central
Oklahoma Section of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers”.
Section 2, The headquarters of the
Section shall be located in the city of residence of the Chair.
Section 3. The object
of this section shall be (1)
the advancement of the profession of chemical engineering and encouragement of
high professional standards among its members,
(2) the formation of closer professional and personal
relations among the members, (3)
the furtherance of aims and purposes of the American Institute of
Chemical Engineers (AIChE), and (4) the promotion of cordial and helpful relations with
the faculties and students of nearby institutions giving courses in chemical
Obligations to the Institute
Section 1. The activities
of the Section and its members are subject to the provisions of the Constitution
and of the Code of Ethics of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.
Section 2. The Section shall not have authority to act for or in
the name of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and shall not incur any
financial obligations in the name of the Institute.
Section 1. The membership of the Section shall include,
subject to requirements hereinafter specifically stipulated,
all members, independent of
grade, of the American Institute of
Chemical Engineers residing or engaged in the district covered by the Section
as approved by the Career
and Education Operating Council
(CEOC) of the Institute. Membership
in the Central Oklahoma Section of AIChE shall
be limited to Fellow, Member,
Associate, Affiliate or
Student members of the American Institute of
Chemical Engineers. Nonmember
chemical engineers may become Local members
of the Central Oklahoma Section for a period not to exceed two years.
During this period, it is
expected that Local members will apply for one of the grades of membership in
the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.
Nothing in this by-law shall be construed to prevent members from
bringing nonmember guests to meetings of the Central Oklahoma
Section. Student members and
Local-only members may not hold office in the Central Oklahoma Section.
Section 2. Any member of the
American Institute of Chemical Engineers residing and engaged outside the above
district who desires to affiliate with the Section shall be eligible for
membership and may become a member of the Section by application in writing to
Section 3. Any member in good
standing of any of the Founder Societies (American Institute of Mining,
Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers;
American Society of Civil Engineers;
American Society of Mechanical Engineers International;
Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers) may be members of the
Section for an indefinite period without applying for membership in the AIChE.
Section 1. The dues for members of the Section shall be set by the
Executive Committee payable with national dues, or on joining the Section,
or at the September meeting.
Section 1. The officers of the Section shall be a Chair, a Vice-Chair, a Treasurer, a Newsletter Editor and six Directors (all of whom shall be members of the Institute, independent of grade) who shall constitute the Executive Committee. The retiring chairman of the Section shall automatically become a member of the Executive Committee for one year.
Section 2. The Vice-Chair, or in his/her absence a member of the Executive Committee designated by the Chair shall assume the duties of the Chair in case of the Chair’s absence.
Section 3. The Treasurer shall be charged with collection and disbursement of funds as authorized by the Executive Committee. At the end of each fiscal year, the Treasurer shall present a financial report. (See Article X for fiscal year definition.)
Section 1. There shall be an Executive Committee consisting
of the officers of the Section and
the retiring Chairman. This
committee shall act
at the call of the Chairman of the Section, who shall serve also as Chairman of the Executive Committee.
The Executive Committee shall be charged with the business
of the Section. Executive
Committee actions shall be reported
to the membership of the Section through the Section Newsletter.
Section 2. There shall be
a Program Committee, of which the
Vice Chair of the Section shall serve as Chair.
Section 3. There shall be
a Nominating Committee consisting of a Nominating Committee Chair and two
members, all of whom shall be
appointed yearly by the Chair of the Section.
Duties of this committee are defined in Article VIII.
This committee should be appointed no later than the February meeting
with instructions to report no later than the April meeting.
Section 4. Such other
committees as may be required shall be appointed by the Chair with the approval
of the Executive Committee.
Section 1. There shall be
at least six meetings of the Section each year.
The Executive Committee shall determine the date and place of meetings.
Section 2. The
Newsletter Editor shall send a notice of the meetings to all members at
weeks in advance of
Section 3. A quorum shall consist of
10 percent of the
enrolled, dues-paying members
of the Section.
Section 4. The Chair,
or in his/her absence the Vice-Chair,
or in his/her absence, a
member of the Executive Committee
designated by the Chair shall
preside at the meetings of the Section.
Section 1. Election of officers shall
be supervised by the Nominating Committee.
Section 2. It shall be
the duty of the Nominating Committee to nominate members for election to each
office of the Section, distribute,
collect and count the election ballots.
The assistance and service of the Newsletter Editor may be used
distributing and collecting the
Section 3. The Nominating
Committee shall report their nominations at the last meeting (not later than the
April meeting) preceding the election of officers.
Immediately following the report of the Nominating Committee,
the order of business shall be additional nominations from the floor.
Nominations from the floor are to be accepted with the understanding that
the knowledge and acquiescence of the nominee to accept the nomination have been
ascertained. No member shall be a
candidate for election to more than one office on the same ballot.
Section 4. Election shall be by
letter ballot (e-mail or fax supplemented by postal mail where necessary to
reach members) . Balloting
shall be completed before the last meeting of the operating year.
Section 5. The
term of office for the Chair,
Vice-Chair and Treasurer shall be for one year beginning June 1 in the
year of election. Should a vacancy occur in any office,
the Executive Committee shall appoint some member of the Section to fill
the unexpired term.
Section 6. The
term of office for the Directors shall
be for two years beginning June 1 in the year of election. Three members will be elected each year,
with one member each from the Ponca City area,
the Norman area and at-large
in one year and one member each from the Stillwater area,
the Oklahoma City area and
at-large on alternate years.
Section 7. Should a tie
occur in an election, the retiring Executive Committee shall decide who shall
hold the office for the yearly term.
Section 1. These By-Laws
may be amended at any meeting by an affirmative vote of not less than two-thirds
of the members in good standing voting, or
by letter ballot (e-mail or fax
supplemented by postal mail where necessary to reach members)
under regulations approved by the Executive Committee.
Section 2. Any proposed
amendment to these By-Laws must be presented to the Section at least one
regularly scheduled meeting prior to the voting and must be reported in writing
to all members of the Section prior to the voting.
Section 3. All
amendments to these By-Laws shall be subject to approval by the Career and
Educattion Operating Council of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.
Section 1. The fiscal
year for the Central Oklahoma Section will begin January 1 and end December 31.
Dissolution of the Section
Section 1. Upon the
dissolution of the Section, any
assets of the Section remaining thereafter shall be conveyed to such
organization then existent, within
or without the territory of the Section, dedicated
to the perpetuation of object similar to those of the American Institute of
Chemical Engineers, or to the
American Institute of Chemical Engineers so long as whichever organization is
selected by the governing body of the Section at the time of dissolution shall
be exempt under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 as
amended or under such successor provision of the Code as may be in effect at the
time of the Section’s dissolution.
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