SOCIETY OF BROADCAST ENGINEERS
CHAPTER 48 DENVER
ARTICLE I. NAME AND PURPOSES
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
ARTICLE II. MEMBERSHIP
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
Each member of this Chapter shall be
a member of the Society in good standing.
ARTICLE III. OFFICERS AND DUTIES
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
The terms of all officers shall be
one (1) year.
Chairmen and Vice-Chairmen should
serve no more than three (3) consecutive terms in the same office.
The terms of office shall run from
November 1st of one year to November 1st of the next year.
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.
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.
The Chairman shall preside at all
meetings of the Chapter, and shall perform all other duties
normally associated with the office.
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.
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
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.
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.
ARTICLE IV. COMMITTEES
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.
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.
ARTICLE VI. NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS
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
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.
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.
The annual election shall be held at
the October meeting.
ARTICLE VII. CHAPTER MEETINGS
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
The general order of business at the
meetings shall be as follows:
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
Roberts Rules of Order, to establish
procedure and insure decorum, shall be the guide for all meetings
of the chapter.
A Quorum shall consist of at least
ten percent (10%) of the registered membership of the Chapter,
including one officer of the Chapter.
ARTICLE VIII. DISCIPLINE
The Chapter reserves the right to
discipline its members.
ARTICLE IX. AMENDMENTS
Section 1. The By-Laws may be amended as
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.
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.
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.
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.
ARTICLE X. DISSOLVEMENT
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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