BYLAWS OF THE
KENTUCKY LAKE SECTION
AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY
BYLAW I - NAME
This organization shall be known as the Kentucky Lake Section of the American Chemical Society.
BYLAW II - OBJECTS
The objects of the Kentucky Lake Section of the American Chemical Society shall be to encourage in the broadest and most liberal manner the advancement of chemistry in all its branches; the promotion of research in chemical science and industry; the improvement of the qualifications and usefulness of chemists through high standards of professional ethics, education, and attainments; the increase and diffusion of chemical knowledge; and by its meetings, professional contacts, reports, papers, discussions, and publications, to promote scientific interests and inquiry, thereby fostering public welfare and education, aiding the development of our country's industries, and adding to the material prosperity and happiness of our people.
BYLAW III - TERRITORY AND HEADQUARTERS
Section 1. The territory of the Section shall be that assigned to it by the Society. The headquarters of the Section shall be at Murray, Kentucky.
BYLAW IV - MEMBERS AND AFFILIATES
Section 1. The rolls of the Section shall include those MEMBERS, ASSOCIATE MEMBRES, and National Affiliates of the Society residing within the territory of the Section, provided that exceptions to this rule may be made in conformity with the Constitution and Bylaws of the Society.
Section 2. The Section may have local section affiliates as authorized in the Constitution and Bylaws of the Society.
Section 3. Members, ASSOCIATE MEMBERS, National Affiliates, and Affiliates shall have such rights and privileges as are accorded them by the Constitution and Bylaws of the Society. National Affiliates and Affiliates may not vote for or hold an elective position of the Section, vote on articles of incorporation and bylaws of the Section, or serve as voting members of the Executive Committee.
BYLAW V - ORGANIZATION
Section 1. The officers of the Section shall be a Chairman, Chairman-Elect, and Secretary Treasurer.
Section 2. The Section shall have councilors and alternate councilors as provided in the Constitution and Bylaws of the Society.
Section 3. The Executive Committee shall consist of the officers of the Section, the immediate Past Chairman, the councilors, the alternate councilors, and one member-at-large appointed by the Chairman.
Section 4. All officers, councilors, alternate councilors, and other persons elected by the members shall be chosen from the MEMBERS.
BYLAW VI - MANNER OF ELECTION AND TERMS OF OFFICE
Section 1. Elected officers of the Section shall serve for a term of one (1) year, beginning on January 1. The Chairman-Elect shall succeed to the office of Chairman upon completion of his term of office.
Section 2. Councilors and alternate councilors shall be elected for a term of three years, beginning on January 1. In case more councilors are authorized by the Society their terms may be for one or two years so as to produce rotation.
Section 3. In the event of a vacancy in the office of Chairman, the Chairman-Elect shall assume the added duties of the Chairman for the unexpired term. All other vacancies shall be filled by the Executive Committee by interim appointment for the period up to the next annual election, at which time the Section shall choose a member to fill out the unexpired term, if any. In the event the office of Chairman-Elect is filled by such interim appointment, the Section shall elect both a Chairman and a Chairman-Elect at its annual election.
Section 4. At the September meeting the Chairman shall appoint a Nominating Committee consisting of at least three MEMBERS, who shall nominate two persons for each office to be filled. Their nominations shall be made known at the October meeting at which time nomination from the floor will be in order. The Secretary shall prepare a ballot containing the names of all persons nominated for each office. This ballot shall be mailed to the entire membership of the Section with the notice for the November meeting. The ballots may be returned to the Secretary in the specially prepared envelope or brought to the November meeting. The Secretary shall turn the ballots over to the Nominating Committee for tabulation. No ballots received after the date of the November meeting shall be considered valid.
BYLAW VII - DUTIES OF OFFICERS AND EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Section 1. The duties of the officers shall be those customarily performed by such officers, together with those responsibilities prescribed by the Constitution and Bylaws of the Society and by these bylaws and such other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the Executive Committee.
Section 2. The Chairman of the Section shall serve as Chairman of the Executive Committee and shall have full power to conduct, manage, and direct the business and affairs of the Section in accordance with the Constitution and Bylaws of the Society and these bylaws.
Section 3. The Executive Committee shall be the governing body of the Section, and as such, shall have full power to conduct, manage and direct the business and affairs of the Section in accordance with the Constitution and Bylaws of the Society and these bylaws.
BYLAW VIII - COMMITTEES
There shall be the following standing committees: Membership, Program and Publicity. Other committees may be formed as needed.
BYLAW IX - MEETINGS
Section 1. The Section shall hold not less than eight (8) regular meetings each year, at places designated by the Executive Committee.
Section 2. The Section may hold special meetings at the call of the Executive Committee or at the request of 10% of the membership. The notices of special meetings shall state the exact nature of the business to be considered and no other business shall be transacted at such meetings.
Section 3. Due notice of all meetings shall be sent to each member and National Affiliate of the Section. A quorum for all meetings shall consist of 20% of the members of the Section. In the absence of a quorum, no matters of business may be transacted.
Section 4. The Executive Committee shall meet upon due notice to its members at the call of the Chairman or at the request of a majority of the members of the Committee. A quorum shall be a majority of the members of the Committee.
BYLAW X - DUES
Section 1. All members of the Section, except members of the Society in emeritus status, and National Affiliates may be assessed such annual local section dues as may be set by the Executive Committee.
Section 2. The annual dues of local section affiliates shall be set by the Executive Committee in accordance with the Constitution and Bylaws of the Society.
BYLAW XI - AMENDMENTS
Section 1. A proposed amendment to these bylaws must first be submitted in writing to the Executive Committee. If it is approved by a majority of the Executive Committee, the Secretary shall furnish all members of the Section with copies of the proposed amendment at the time when notice of the next meeting of the Section is given.
Section 2. At the second meeting of the Section after notice of the proposed amendment is given, the amendment may be adopted by a majority of the votes of the members voting by mail. It shall become effective upon approval of the Council unless a later date is specified.
Section 3. Any amendment not approved by Executive Committee within 90 days from the time it is submitted thereto, may be brought to a vote of the membership in the aforementioned manner by a petition signed by not less than 20% of the members of the Section.
BYLAW XII - DISSOLUTION OF SECTION
Upon the dissolution of the Section and the discharge of its debts and the settlement of its affairs, any funds and property of the Section remaining thereafter shall be conveyed to the American Chemical Society for the general purposes of the Society.