[SASAG] Draft Bylaws
kacoroski at gmail.com
Thu Mar 10 12:42:38 PST 2011
Here are the draft bylaws. Please reply and comment. I will then
organize all the comments and we can discuss at our April meeting
(possibly even vote on them at the same time depending on the comments).
Article 1. Name
The name of this local chapter of the League of Professional System
Administrators (LOPSA) shall be Seattle Area System Administrators
Guild, herein referred to as the “Chapter”.
Article 2. Purpose
The Chapter is dedicated to the furtherance of all aspects of system
administration as a profession. Through: education; development,
contribution to and/or promotion of standards of practice and education;
recognition; and published media, the organization furthers the scope of
system administration and promotes activities that advance the state of
the art and the community.
Article 3. Membership
Membership is open to anyone interested in the practice of System
Administration and who agrees to abide by the requirements of these
Bylaws. At least 6 members must be current LOPSA members. Membership
in LOPSA is strongly encouraged, but not required.
Article 4. Officers
The Officers of the Chapter shall be: (a) the President, (b) the
Vice-President, and (c) the Secretary-Treasurer. These Officers shall
perform those duties prescribed by these Bylaws, must be LOPSA members
in good standing, and will encompass the Executive Committee. All
Officers are elected for a term of one year, and may be re-elected. The
Officer duties are:
(a) The President shall preside over all general meetings and Executive
Committee meetings, report to the President of LOPSA, enforce the
Bylaws, and have general supervision over the affairs of the Chapter.
(b) The Vice-President shall perform all the duties of the President in
the President's absence and assume the office of President should that
office become vacant.
(c) The Secretary-Treasurer shall ensure that all financial books and
records are maintained, record minutes of meetings, keep a roll of
members, and send Chapter updates to LOPSA.
Article 5. Elections
Elections of the officers shall be conducted during the regularly
scheduled May meeting and the officers will serve from May until the
following April. Nominations will be presented to the membership during
All chapter members are eligible to vote. A general meeting quorum is
10 members or one half the membership, whichever is less. Voting takes
place at a meeting where a quorum is present and members must be present
In the event that any officer is unable to maintain his/her position
during his/her term, the Executive Committee shall appoint an individual
to maintain the position for the duration of the
term. There are no term limits.
Article 6. Removal of an Officer
Any Officer may be removed by a referendum. The referendum must be
presented to the Executive Committee in writing (email ok) and will be
considered during any regular or special meeting at which a quorum is
present provided all members have been notified of the proposed
referendum at least 10 days in advance of the meeting date. A simple
majoirty vote (at least 51%) is required to remove an Officer. An
Officer so removed shall not be eligible to fill any vacancy on the
Executive Committee during the remainder of the Current Term, but shall
be eligible to be nominated for future Officer positions.
Article 7. Meetings
This Chapter shall meeting monthly at a place and time determined by the
Executive Committee. Special meetings may be called by majority vote of
the executive committee. All meeting minutes will be available on the
chapter web site within a reasonable time after a meeting. Meeting
minutes will include details on the next chapter meeting. These details
will include, but are not limited to: Date; time; location and purpose
of the next meeting.
Article 8. Committees
The Chapter may form various committees for the purposes of controlling
the varied activities of the Chapter. Each committee leader shall keep
regular records of its proceedings and report the same to the Chapter.
Article 9. Amendments to Bylaws
These Bylaws, except for this Article, may be amended by any member who
is also a LOPSA member. Amendments must be presented to the Executive
Committee in writing (email ok), and will be considered for adoption
during any regular or special meeting at which a quorum is present. This
is provided all members have been notified of the proposed amendment at
least 10 days in advance of the meeting date. The adoption of a proposed
amendment shall require the affirmative vote of at least two-thirds of
all members who cast vote.
Article 10. Dissolution
If the Chapter should become dissolved, no part of the funds or property
shall be distributed to or among the members. After payment of all
indebtedness of the Chapter, its surplus and properties shall be
forfeited to LOPSA.
Article ?. Membership Dues
Annual dues of _____ dollars shall be paid to the Chapter due at the
first meeting of each calendar year. All memberships shall expire at
the end of the calendar year.
Currently I do not think we need the membership dues, but I wanted to
make people aware that it is an option.
"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it
connected to the entire universe" John Muir
Chris "Ski" Kacoroski, kacoroski at gmail.com, 206-501-9803
or ski98033 on most IM services
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