Section 1. Name.

The name of this organization shall be Chapter 48 of the Society of Broadcast Engineers, herein after referred to as the Chapter.

Section 2. The Chapter.

The Chapter is a part of a non-profit professional society designed to serve the professional needs of those persons engaged in Broadcast Engineering. This includes Radio, Television and Industry.


Section 1.

Each member of the Chapter shall register with the secretary of the chapter when he joins the Chapter, and each March or April of each year, shall renew his National Society Membership. Chapter membership automatically terminates on April 1st of each year. Each member shall provide the secretary with his name, Society number, mailing address, and employment affiliation.

Section 2.

Each member of this Chapter shall be a member of the Society in good standing.


Section 1.

The membership of the Chapter shall elect the officers; which shall consist of the Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer. (Secretary and Treasurer positions may be combined.)

Section 2.

The terms of all officers shall be one (1) year.

Section 3.

Chairmen and Vice-Chairmen should serve no more than three (3) consecutive terms in the same office.

Section 4.

The terms of office shall run from November 1st of one year to November 1st of the next year.

Section 5.

No officer shall receive any compensation for services performed in his official capacity, but officers may be reimbursed for reasonable expenses incurred in the performance of official duties.

Section 6.

The Vice-Chairman shall fill a vacancy in the office of Chairman. The Chairman shall fill vacancies in the other offices by appointment until the time of the next upcoming election.

Section 7.

The Chairman shall preside at all meetings of the Chapter, and shall perform all other duties normally associated with the office.

Section 8.

The Vice-Chairman shall assume the duties of the Chairman in his absence, and shall assist the Chairman and shall perform all other duties normally associated with the office.

Section 9.

The Secretary shall record the minutes of all meetings of the Chapter. The Secretary shall be responsible for the circulation of meeting notices, and shall send meeting reports and attendance records to the Society National Office and shall keep any other Chapter records as may become necessary.

Section 10.

The Treasurer shall be responsible for all records and books of account of the Chapter. All of his records shall be open to inspection by members in good standing at reasonable times. The Treasurer shall generally supervise all accounts and monies of the Chapter. The Treasurer shall furnish an annual financial report to the Society Treasurer and keep any other Chapter financial records as may become necessary.

Section 11.

The Chapter shall maintain a checking account requiring that the checks be signed by any two (2) of the four (4) officers who shall be the authorized signatories for the account.


Section 1.

The Chairman shall appoint committees as required and for the length of time required, but not to exceed the Chairman's term of office. The new Chairman shall appoint standing committees after each election.

Section 2.

Standing Committees:

a) Nominations Committee, which shall consist of at least three (3) members whose duties, is outlined in ARTICLE VI.

b) Election Committee, which shall consist of three members (two tellers and one judge) whose duties, is outlined in ARTICLE VI.


Section 1.

A Nominating Committee shall be appointed and shall consist of at least three (3) members. At least ninety (90) days prior to the date fixed for the election of officers, they shall nominate a slate of officers and notify each Chapter member by mail of the slate and the meeting when the elections will be held. The committee, when possible, shall nominate at least two (2) members for each office. Members of the Nominations and Elections committees cannot be candidates for office for that election, unless nominated at large from the floor.

Section 2.

Any member of the Chapter in good standing may vote. Members will vote by secret ballot. The ballots shall be mailed at least thirty (30) days prior to the election to each member of the Chapter. If member cannot be present at the election, then he may mail his ballot to the Secretary no later than ten (10) days prior to the election.

Section 3.

The Election Committee shall supervise the election, tally the votes and notify all candidates and the Secretary of the results. The Secretary shall notify the members of the results in the next mailing. The Election Committee shall act as arbitrator in any election dispute.

Section 4.

The annual election shall be held at the October meeting.


Section 1.

The Chapter shall meet normally once a month, with the meeting dates, times and location to be determined by the Chairman, with advance notice to the Chapter membership.

Section 2.

The general order of business at the meetings shall be as follows:

a) Opening

b) Report of the Secretary

c) Report of the Treasurer

d) Report of the Committees

e) Unfinished Business

f) New Business

g) Anything for the good of the Organization

h) Close

Section 3.

Roberts Rules of Order, to establish procedure and insure decorum, shall be the guide for all meetings of the chapter.

Section 4.

A Quorum shall consist of at least ten percent (10%) of the registered membership of the Chapter, including one officer of the Chapter.


Section 1.

The Chapter reserves the right to discipline its members.


Section 1. The By-Laws may be amended as follows:

On either a resolution proposed by the Chapter Officers, or by a petition by not less than ten percent (10%) of the Chapter members in good standing. Copies of the proposed amendment shall be submitted to the Chapter membership by mail for approval by ballot.

Section 2.

Absentee ballots on the proposed amendments shall be returned to the Secretary within thirty (30) days of the mailing. Any further discussion and voting shall take place at the next meeting.

Section 3.

If two-thirds (2/3) or more of the votes cast are in favor of the amendment, the amendment shall become part of the By-Laws and shall take effect thirty (30) days after its adoption.

Section 4.

When an amendment is adopted, the Secretary shall so notify all Chapter members of such in his next mailing, and shall provide all Chapter members with a copy of the amended By-Laws as soon as possible.


Section 1.

Should it become necessary to dissolve the Chapter, the assets shall be distributed as directed by the Chapter in accordance with the guidelines prescribed by the Board of Directors of the Society of Broadcast Engineers, Inc.



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