Log in Page Discussion History Go to the site toolbox

Entreprelliance Bylaws

From BluWiki

Navigation:

Wiki pages:

Site content:

Add Link

The Bylaws of Entreprelliance

Article I: Member Group Selection/Expulsion

1. All organizations meeting the requirements as described in Article III of the Constitution of Entreprelliance may be considered for acceptance into Entreprelliance.

2. Procedures and timelines for selecting a new member clubs or expelling current member clubs and shall be governed by the Alumni/Membership Committee in accordance to Article V, Section 1 of these Bylaws.

3. All membership selection or expulsion requests require a unanimous vote of the Executive Board to be considered in effect

Article II: Membership Responsibilities

1. Entreprelliance delegates may not have more than two absences in a given academic year from any regularly Membership Meeting.

2. All Entreprelliance delegates must serve on a committee in accordance to Article V, Section 1 of these Bylaws. The Directors shall be exempt from this requirement.

3. Entreprelliance delegates shall be responsible for communicating events to the member clubs they represent.

4. Enforcement: A. The Executive Board shall be responsible for enforcing this section. B. Gross neglect of this section will result in the loss of the seat of the delegate and the appointment of another delegate by the respective member club. C. Examples of gross neglect include failure to comply with attendance rules, not working on a committee, or sending absolutely no messages to constituents.

Article III: Executive Officers

Section 1: Membership

The elected offices of the Executive Board shall consist of: A. Two (2) Directors B. Treasurer C. Secretary D. Standing Committee Chairs

Section 2: Eligibility

Any Student Member of the National Society is eligible for a National elected office who: A. has a minimum classification of junior undergraduate status or the equivalent for the elected term, and B. has been registered as a full-time student the academic semester prior to the beginning of the elected term and must maintain student status the academic term prior to and throughout the elected term.

Section 3: Powers and Responsibilities

1. The Directors shall have the following duties and powers: A. Preside over all official meetings of Entreprelliance. B. Act as the chief executive and operating officers of Entreprelliance. C. Supervise the internal affairs of the Executive Board and serve as general spokespersons for this Entreprelliance. D. Sign all requisitions on behalf of Entreprelliance. E. Appoint members of all standing, and ad hoc committees, with advice and consent of the Executive Board, except where otherwise provided for in this document. F. Serve as ex-officio members of all standing, and ad hoc committees G. Appoint ad hoc committees. H. Have veto power over Executive Board legislation as described in Article VIII, Section 1 of the Constitution of Entreprelliance. I. Call special meetings at their discretion, in accordance with the Entreprelliance Bylaws. J. Execute all acts of the Executive Board and of Entreprelliance and inform the Executive Board of the state of Entreprelliance at the first meeting of each term. K. Organize the agenda for the Executive Board and are responsible for coordinating the activities leading to the convening of the Executive Board. L. Report on the state of Entreprelliance at the memberships meetings.

2. The Treasurer shall have the following duties and powers: A. Serve as the chief financial officer of this Organization. B. Serve as an ex officio voting member of the Sponsorship Committee. C. Maintain the Entreprelliance accounts. D. Assist the Directors with the completion of their duties. E. Report on the state of Entreprelliance's accounts at the memberships meetings and conference calls. F. Sign requisitions on behalf of the Entreprelliance.

3. The Secretary shall have the following powers and duties: A. Serve as the chief legislative officer of the Executive Board. B. Take and distribute Entreprelliance minutes in timely manner. C. Take the roll, and notify the Executive Board if any member has missed three consecutive conference calls/meetings. D. Serve as the archivist of Entreprelliance. E. Assist the Directors with the completion of their duties. F. May appoint a secretary pro tempore to aid with the completion of duties.

4. No person may hold two offices at the same time.

Section 4: Election, Removal, and Vacancy Proceedings

1. Elections A. The Executive Officers shall be elected in the spring of each school year by the B. At no time shall the two Directors be students of the same Affiliate college. C. Elections must be decided by a majority vote through the use of preferential/ranked elections. D. The outgoing Directors shall be responsible for the transition of government to the incoming officers and each serve as Director-Emeritus. E. The Director-Emeritus shall serve as an advisor to the National Executive Board and shall not have a vote as Director-Emeritus. The term shall coincide with the term of the Executive Board. F. The Executive Board term of office shall be one year.

2. Impeachment A. The accused shall have the right to be present during all phases of the impeachment proceedings. B. The accused shall have an opportunity to present his case before the Executive Board.

3. Removals A. In case of negligence of duties or misconduct thereof, it shall require a three-fourths (3/4) majority vote of the Entreprelliance voting membership to remove a Director. B. In case of negligence of duties or misconduct thereof, it shall require a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote of the Entreprelliance voting membership to remove all other Executive Officers.

4. Vacancies A. In the event of a vacancy in the office of Director, the membership shall hold an election by the second regular executive conference call after the vacancy opens, in accordance with item (B). B. In the event of a vacancy in the office of Treasurer or Secretary, the Directors shall appoint someone to fill the position by the second regular conference call after the vacancy opens.

Section 5: Order of Succession

1. In the event of a vacancy in the office of an Entreprelliance Director, the remaining Director shall immediately appoint a successor who shall become active upon the approval of a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote of the Executive Board.

2. In the event of simultaneous vacancies in the office of both Directors, the Treasurer shall temporarily assume the office of Director and must appoint an acting co-Director. The Executive Board shall then call for elections for the offices of Directors to be held within thirty days, unless regular elections are to be held within sixty days.

3. In the event of simultaneous vacancies in the offices of both Directors and the Treasurer, the Executive Board shall call for elections for the offices of interim Directors to assume the duties of the vacant offices. These officers shall then act in accordance with the procedures as described in this Constitution and the Bylaws of Entreprelliance, the Executive Board, and Cabinet.

Article VI: Committees of Entreprelliance

1. Certain major functions of this Organization shall be entrusted to the standing and ad hoc committees of Entreprelliance described in Article VII, Section 1 of the Constitution of Entreprelliance.

2. The Executive Board shall grant the proper powers to all committees. Further, they shall approve termly charges and projects as prepared by the Cabinet with a majority vote.

Section 1: General Regulations Concerning Committees

1. The chair of each Entreprelliance Committee shall be responsible to the Cabinet for the proper functioning of their committee. The chairmen or other officers may be impeached by a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote of the Executive Board for gross neglect of duty, misconduct, or other extreme violations of this Constitution, the Bylaws of Entreprelliance, the Executive Board, or Cabinet or any other rule governing their performance in this Organization. They may further be censured by a majority vote of the Executive Board for the same reasons.

2. The election and appointment of the Chairman and the Vice-Chairman of all Standing committees of Entreprelliance shall not be considered valid without having received approval of the Directors. If the committee fails to select a chair, the Directors shall have the power to appoint one.

3. A two-thirds (2/3) majority of the Executive Board shall be required to overrun or amend a decision of an Entreprelliance Standing or ad hoc committee unless otherwise stated in this Constitution or the Bylaws of the Executive Board.

4. The bylaws of the Entreprelliance Standing committees shall be established by the respective committee and shall become effective upon review by the Directors and ratification by a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote of the Executive Board.

5. Amendments to the bylaws of any Entreprelliance committee shall require the approval of two-thirds (2/3) majority vote of the respective committee plus a majority vote of the Executive Board.

6. The Executive Board may create a standing committee with a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote and may dissolve a standing committee with a three-fourths (3/4) majority vote.

7. Unless otherwise specified in the Constitution or Bylaws of Entreprelliance, neither Executive officers shall be allowed to chair any Entreprelliance committee (exclusive of subcommittees and ad hoc committees). In addition, an individual may not chair more than one Entreprelliance committee or subcommittee at a time. Under this subsection, an Entreprelliance committee shall be defined as any committee enumerated in the Constitution or Bylaws of Entreprelliance. This rule may be suspended on an individual basis by a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote of the Executive Board.

Section 2: Standing Committees

1. The standing committees of Entreprelliance shall report regularly to the Cabinet and these reports shall be communicated to the Executive Board. They shall be free to take actions and endorse policy as an Entreprelliance Committee. These actions can be ceased or endorsed by the Directors and policy statements may be reversed or endorsed by a majority vote of the Executive Board.

2. The Entreprelliance standing committees shall be the Logistics/Planning Committee, Sponsorship Committee, the Web/Marketing Committee, and the Public Relations/Newsletter Committee.


Section 3: Ad hoc Committees of Entreprelliance

1. The Executive Board may create ad hoc committees by a majority vote.

2. At the formation of such a committee, a procedural charter must be created by the Directors and approved by a majority vote of the Executive Board. This charter shall contain the following information: the name of the committee, its purpose, the basis principles of its operation, any limitations on size or requirements for membership, and the period of its operation.

3. The Directors shall recommend the chairmen of all ad hoc committees to the Executive Board, which shall appoint them with a majority vote. The Executive Board may replace them if it feels there exists cause to do so.

Article VI: Responsibilities of Advisor(s)

To be completed at a future time

Site Toolbox:

Personal tools
GNU Free Documentation License 1.2
This page was last modified on 20 September 2006, at 18:11.
Disclaimers - About BluWiki