The Bylaws of Milwaukee Section of the ASME

BY-LAWS
MILWAUKEE SECTION
THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS

Preface

In accordance with the Constitution and By-Lays of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, which provide in Article C.5.1.2 that:

"The provisions of the Constitution and By-Laws and Society Policies established by the Board of Governors of the Society shall govern the procedure of all units of the Society but no action or obligation of such units shall be considered an action or obligation of the Society as a whole." In Article B.5.9.2 that "Each Section shall adopt its own By-Laws, for the conduct of its affairs, which must be in harmony with the Constitition and By-Laws of the Society. Every publication of such By-Laws shall be prefaced with a copy of Article C.5.1.2 of the Society's Constitution. A copy of Section By-Laws shall be filed with the Managing Director, Member Affairs.".

These By-Laws of the Milwaukee Section of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers were adopted March 8, 1944; amended September 26, 1951; amended July 15, 1956, amended April, 1951; amended April 5, 1961; amended February 1, 1967; amended April 18, 1979; and amended March, 1981

Article I

Name

Section A. The name of this Section shall be the Milwaukee Section of the American society of mechanical Engineers.

Section B. The Milwaukee Section of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers shall hereinafter be referred to as the "Section". The American Society of Mechanical Engineers shall hereinafter be referred to as the "Society".

Article II

Purpose

Section A. The purpose of this Section shall be to promote the objects and purposes of the Society as set forth in the Society's Constitution and By-Laws, and to cooperate with other local organizations in the matters of civil welfare.

Article III

Membership

Section A. Any member of the Society assigned to the Section by the Society is a member of the Section without payment of any local initiation fee or local annual dues. All non-Student members of the Section shall be entitled to vote and hold office in the Section.

Section B. The listed membership of the Section shall consist of all members assigned to the Section by the Society.

Article IV

Officers

Section A. The Section shall be governed by an Executive Committee consisting of a Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, and six (6) Directors, hereinafter referred to as the "Executive Committee". These officers shall be elected by the general members of the Section from among their number as provided in Article V of these By-Laws.

Section B. The Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer shall be elected annually to hold office for one year. Two of the six Directors shall be elected annually to hold office for three years. No officer shall be eligible for election to the same office for more than two consecutive terms, except that no Director shall be eligible for immediate re-election to the same office. The Board thus constituted shall be the legal trustees of the Section.

Section C. Should any vacancy occur in the Executive Committee, the Executive Committee shall elect, by at least a two-thirds (2/3) majority of the quorum present at a board meeting, a member to fill the vacancy for the remainder of the term of that office

Section D. A minimum of five members of the Executive Committee shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. A majority of votes entitled to be cast by the Executive Committee present in person at a meeting at which quorum is shall be necessary for the adoption of any matter voted upon by the Executive. Executive Committee members may not vote by proxy.

Section E. The Executive Committee shall regulated its own proceedings and may by resolutions delegate specific power to a committee or to one or more members of the Executive Committee. an act of a committee or delegate shall not be binding upon the Section until it has been approved by resolution of the Executive Committee.

Section F. The Executive Committee shall regularly meet every month during the year except that no meeting shall be scheduled for July and august. Special meetings of the Executive Committee may be called by any Executive Committee member or by petition to an officer of a group of at least 25 members of the listed membership.

Article V

Election of Officers

Section A. At the Executive Committee meeting in December of each year, the Executive Committee shall appoint a Nominating Committee consisting of four (4) members, none of whom shall be a member of the Executive Committee.

Section B. The Nominating committee shall nominate candidates for the various Executive Committee offices and report such nominations to the Secretary at least six weeks prior to the March regular meeting. The Secretary shall communicate these nominations to the members not less than four weeks preceding the March regular Meeting, together with a notice of the time and place of the election. additional nominations may be made by petition of a group of at least 25 members of the listed membership, to be sumitted to the Sectretary not less than two weeks prior to the election. a copy of Article V, Section B, of these By-Laws shall be printed on the notice of election.

Section C. The election shall be by standing vote or a show of hands at the March regular meeting. A majority of the votes entitled to be cast by the members present in person at the meeting shall be necessary for the election of the candidate to that office. members must be present to voted. They may not voted by proxy or mail ballot. The Secretary may be directed by a member present to cast a unanimous ballt for the candidate election. The Secretary may also be directed by member present to cast a unanimous ballot for all of the candidates election.

Section D. All elected offices shall take office on the first day of July. The officers shall continue holding their respective offices until their successors have been elected and have assumed their offices.

Article VI

Meetings

Section A. the Section shall hold at least one regular meeting in each month during the year, except that no regular meeting shall be scheduled for June, July, or August. These meetings may be joint meetings with other organizations.

Section B. The regular meeting in the month of May shall be the Annual Meeting of the Section.

Section C. Reports of the various officers and committees Of the Section shall be presented at the Annual Meeting.

Section D. Special meetings may be called at any time by the Executive Committee, or upon the written request of a group of at least 25 members of teh listed membership to the Secretary. The Secretary shall notify the members by mail at least five days in advance of the date fixed for any special meeting.

Section E. At any meeting of the Section, a majority of the votes entitled to be cast by the members present n person at a meeting shall be necessary for the adoption of any matter voted upon by the members. Members must be present to voted. They may not vote by proxy or mail ballot.

Article VII

Committees

Section A. Committees of the Section may be appointed by the Chair.

Article VIII

Section Representatives to Regional Administrative Committee (RAC) Meeting

Section A. The two Section representatives to the RAC Meeting shall be the Chair and Vice Chair of the Section. The Executive Committee shall elect two alternate representatives to the RAC to represent the Section in the event that one or both of the regular representatives are unable to attend.

Section B. The Sections two representatives shall be instructed by the Executive Committee.

Article IX

Affiliation

Section A. The Section shall not affiliate with other organizations.

Article X

Cooperation

Section A. The Section may cooperate with other local organizations in activities concerning civic or professional affairs, provided such activities do not conflict with these Section By-Laws, the Constitution and By-Laws of the Society, and do not violate the ethics of the Profession.

Section B. the power to negotiate such cooperative agreements shall be vested in the Executive Committee.

Cooperative agreements involving financial obligations shall be ratified by a majority voate at a regular of special business meeting of the Section.

Section C. Cooperative agreements shall included provisions whereby the Section may withdraw on ten (10) days notice by the Executive Committee.

Article XI

Funds

Section A. The deposit and disbursement of all funds fo the Section shall be subject to the direction of the Executive Committee.

The Treasurer of the Section shall be custodian of all funds of the Section and shall be responsible for the accounting of such funds. In the event that the Section Treasurer becomes unable to fulfill the duties of the office, the Section Chair shall be the interim custodian by vote of the Executive Committee unti the Treasurer returns or the office is filled.

Section B. The financial obligation of the Section under all agreements shall at no time exceed sixty (60) percent of the annual income of the Section. The Section can at no time assume financial obligations in excess of its annual income.

Article XIII

Section A. These By-Laws may be amended at a regular or special business meeting by a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote of the members present, provided such majority constitutes at least one-tenth (1/10) of the listed membership.

Section B. Amendment to the By-Laws may be proposed by the Executive Committee or petition of a group of at least 25 members of the listed membership to the Executive Committee.

The Executive Committee shall submit amendments proposed by petition to a vote of the Section within ninety (90) days after proposal.

The Secretary shall submit a copy of the proposed amendments to each member accompanied by a ballot to be cast by a specific date by not less than thiry (30) days from the date submitted.

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