[SASAG] Draft Bylaws - revision 2

Ski Kacoroski kacoroski at gmail.com
Fri Apr 1 18:17:54 PDT 2011


I only had a few comments on the first draft.  I have incorporated them 
into this draft.  Please let me know if you have any comments.  We will 
vote on them at our next meeting on April 14th and nominate folks for 



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 June until the
following May.  Nominations will be presented to the membership during 
April.  You may nominate yourself.

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 
to vote.

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 acceptable) 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 meet 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.

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