THE AMERICAN INDUSTRIAL
TABLE OF CONTENTS
ARTICLE I Name
ARTICLE II Purpose
ARTICLE III Membership
ARTICLE IV Membership Meetings
ARTICLE V Officers
ARTICLE VI Committees
ARTICLE VII Local Sections Council
ARTICLE VIII Public Statements
ARTICLE IX Dues
ARTICLE X Mail Ballots
ARTICLE XI Amendments
Article I – Name
The organization shall be known as the Arkansas Local Section
of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (Local Section).
Article II – Purpose
The purpose of the Local Section shall be to promote the
purposes of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), as set forth in
its Articles of Incorporation, within the geographic boundaries of the state of
Article III – Membership
Section 1. Any member of AIHA, residing within the
geographic boundaries of the Local Section, may become a Member of the Local
Section upon payment of local dues. Subject to the approval of the Local
Section Executive Committee, any member of AIHA living outside the geographic
boundaries of the Local Section may become a Member of the Local Section by
giving written notice to the Local Section and the Executive Director of AIHA.
A member of AIHA may be a member of more than one Local Section.
Section 2. On payment of local dues, and the approval
by a two-thirds vote of the Local Section Executive Committee, any person having
a professional interest in industrial hygiene may become an Associate Member of
the Local Section, entitled to the privileges of Local Section membership.
Associate Members may subscribe to the AIHA Journal at a reduced price through
the Treasurer of the Local Section for up to two years.
Section 3. Additional classes of membership in the
Local Section may be created with approval of the Board of Directors of AIHA.
Emeritus membership in the Local Section may be extended to a member who has
retired from the practice of the industrial hygiene profession, with approval of
the Local Section Executive Committee. An Emeritus Member retains all
privileges of a member of the Local Section but will not be assessed local dues.
Article IV – Membership Meetings
Section 1. Meetings of the Local Section shall be
held at the time and place designated by the Executive Committee.
Section 2. An Annual Meeting, at which the election
of officers shall take place, shall be held in the month following the Annual
Conference of AIHA.
Section 3. Special Meetings shall be called at the
discretion of the President, with the approval of the Executive Committee, or in
response to the written request of twenty percent (20%) of the members of the
Local Section in good standing.
Section 4. Notice of the time and place of any
meeting shall be delivered by mail not less than ten (10) days before the date
of the meeting.
Section 5. The presence of twenty percent (20%) of
the members of the Local Section in good standing shall be required to
constitute a quorum for any meeting.
Article V – Officers
Section 1. The officers of the Local Section shall
consist of the President, President-Elect, Secretary and Treasurer. Due to the
small size of the Arkansas Local Section and geographic distribution of its
members, only the President and President-Elect must be members of AIHA. All
other officers must be members in good standing of the Arkansas Local Section.
No person shall serve as officer of more than one Local Section at the same
time. An officer need not reside or work in the geographic boundaries of the
Local Section. Officers shall be elected by the members of the Local Section
in June of each year, and the Local Section shall give notice of the names and
addresses of the newly elected officers to the Executive Director within thirty
(3) days of such election. The officers shall serve a one year term unless a
successor is elected and installed at a special election. The President-Elect
automatically shall succeed the President in office upon completion of the
President’s term of office.
Section 2. A vacancy in office because of the death,
resignation or removal of an officer may be filled by the Executive Committee
for the unexpired term. If the vacancy occurs in the office of President-Elect,
the member appointed to fill the vacancy shall not automatically succeed the
President and the President for the following year shall be elected at the next
annual meeting of the Local section.
Section 3. An officer may resign by oral tender of
resignation at any meeting of the Executive Committee, or by giving written
notice thereof to the Executive Committee. Such resignation shall take effect
at the time specified and acceptance of such resignation shall not be necessary
to make it effective.
Section 4. An officer may be removed, with or without
cause, at a meeting expressly called for that purpose, by a majority vote of the
Section 5. The President shall preside at all
meetings of the Local Section membership and of the Executive Committee and
shall perform such other duties as may be directed by the Executive Committee.
The President shall appoint a Program Committee, Nominating Committee and such
other committees as the Executive Committee may deem necessary for the orderly
function of the Local Section. The President shall appoint members of the
committees. All committee appointments shall be for a one year term. The
President shall be an ex-officio member of all committees.
Section 6. The President-Elect automatically shall
succeed the President in office upon completion of the President’s term of
office. The President-Elect shall perform any duties delegated by the Executive
Committee or assigned by the President.
Section 7. The Treasurer shall receive, disburse and
be custodian of all funds of the Local Section. All disbursements shall be made
upon authorization of the President. The Treasurer shall prepare a preliminary
annual financial report and submit the accounts of the Local Section for audit
at the last meeting of the Executive Committee prior to the Annual Meeting of
the Local Section. The Treasurer shall present a final annual financial report
to the Executive Committee at the Annual Meeting of the Local Section. After
the Annual Meeting of the Local Section, the Treasurer shall transmit to his
successor in office, all funds and property of the Local Section.
Section 8. The Secretary shall give notice of all
meetings of the Local Section and the Executive Committee; maintain accurate
list of the members and their membership status; keep a record of the
transaction of business that may come before such meetings; and be custodian of
the records of the Local Section.
Section 9. Two at large Executive Committee members
shall serve 2-year terms; elected on alternate years they will function as
advisers and provide continuity.
Article VI – Committees
Section 1. The Executive Committee shall consist of
the officers of the Local Section and immediate Past President. The Executive
Committee shall be responsible for governance and management of the Local
Section and approval of new members. The President shall serve as Chairman of
the Executive Committee. The presence of a majority of the Executive Committee
is necessary to constitute a quorum for a meeting. The act of a majority
present at a meeting at which a quorum exists is the act of the Executive
Committee. Each member of the Executive Committee shall be entitled to one
vote. Meetings of the Executive Committee may be called at the discretion of
the President on not less than five (5) days notice.
Section 2. The Program Committee shall consist of not
less than two (2) members. The President-Elect shall serve as its chairman.
The Program Committee shall present a tentative schedule of programs for the
year to the Executive Committee for its approval. On approval of the Executive
Committee, the Program Committee will implement arrangements for the programs
and provide the Secretary with information to be circulated to the Members of
the Local Section.
Section 3. The Nominating Committee shall consist of
two (2) members appointed by the President at least thirty (30) days prior to
the Annual Meeting of the Local Section and the Immediate Past President who
shall serve as its Chairman. The Nominating Committee shall nominate persons
for officers of the Local Section and it shall deliver its nominations for each
office in writing to the Secretary for circulation with the Notice of the Annual
Meeting. In addition to nominations made by the Nominating Committee,
nominations may be received from the members not less than thirty (30) days
prior to the Annual Meeting.
Article VII – Local Sections Council
Section 1. The President and President-Elect shall
serve as representatives of the Local Section on the Local Sections Council of
AIHA provided that neither is an officer or director of AIHA, in which event,
the Executive Committee shall appoint another member as such representative.
Section 2. The representatives of the Local Section
shall report at the Annual Meeting of the Local Sections Council on the
activities of the Local Section and report back to the Local Section on the
actions of the Local Sections Council.
Article VIII – Public Statements
Section 1. The Local Section shall not issue or
publish any public statement which utilizes any form of the name of AIHA on a
policy or technical issue, other than issues which primarily affect the Local
Section, without prior consent of the Board of Directors of AIHA.
Section 2. No public statement on any matter, which
purports to represent the opinion of the Local Section, shall be issued or
published, unless that statement has been authorized by the Executive Committee
as expressing the opinion of a majority of the members of the Local Section.
Article IX – Dues
Section 1. Annual dues for Local Section membership
become payable on the first day of January of each year. The dues per year
shall be set by the Executive Committee and approved in accordance with the
procedure set forth in Article X.
Section 2. Members accepted for membership between
January and June shall pay dues for a full year. Members accepted for
membership between July and December shall pay dues for one-half of the year.
Section 3. Any member whose dues are unpaid on March
1 is not in good standing, and shall have no vote or other privileges of
membership in the Local Section. If the dues of any member are not paid within
one year of the date due, the membership of the member in the Local Section
shall be terminated subject to reinstatement as provided in Section 4.
Section 4. Any member terminated for nonpayment of
dues may be reinstated at any time before the next Annual Meeting of the year
following termination, by payment of dues in arrears together with the dues for
the current year.
Article X – Mail Ballot
Section 1. Officers of the Local Section shall be
elected by mail ballot of the voting members of the Local Section distributed
not less than twenty (20) days prior to the Annual Meeting of the Local Section,
which ballots shall specify a deadline for return. The President shall promptly
report the results of the election of the Executive Director of AIHA.
Section 2. The Executive Committee, at any time, may
conduct by mail ballot, a referendum of the membership of the Local Section in
connection with an issue it may consider or action to be taken. Except as
provided in Article XI, a plurality of the mail ballots cast in an election of
any officer or in a referendum on any issue to be considered or action to be
taken shall be effective to constitute the election of a person as an officer of
the Local Section and as a decision or act of the Local Section with respect to
any issue to be considered to any action to be taken. In the event of a tie
vote in any such mail ballot, the tie shall be resolved by vote of the Executive
Article XI – Amendments
Section 1. These Bylaws may be amended or new Bylaws
adopted by a two-thirds vote of the members of the Local Section who respond to
a mail ballot conducted in accordance with the provisions of Article X.
Section 2. Such amended or new Bylaws shall become
effective upon approval by the Board of Directors of AIHA.
March 20, 1989