Utah Section, American Society of Civil Engineers
NORTHERN UTAH BRANCH
ARTICLE I - NAME AND OBJECT
Section 1 - The name of this organization shall be the Northern Utah Branch, Utah Section, American Society of Civil Engineers (hereinafter referred to as the "Northern Utah" Branch).
Section 2 - The objective of the Northern Utah Branch shall be the advancement of the science and profession of engineering in a manner consistent with the purpose of the American Society of Civil Engineers.
Section 3 - The actions of the Northern Utah Branch shall be consistent with the provisions as set forth in the Constitution and Bylaws of the Utah Section.
ARTICLE II - AREA AND MEMBERSHIP
Section 1 - The area of the Northern Utah Branch shall be the Counties of Box Elder, Cache, Morgan, Rich and Weber in the State of Utah.
Section 2 - All members of the American Society of Civil Engineers of all grades, who subscribe to the Bylaws of the Northern Utah Branch and who have satisfied current dues requirements of the Section and Branch, and who reside or are employed in the Branch area, shall be Subscribing Members of the Branch. All other members of the American Society of Civil Engineers of all grades, whose addresses of record are within the boundaries of the Branch, as defined by the Society, shall be Assigned Members of the Branch.
ARTICLE III - DUES AND FINANCES
Section 1 - The Branch activities shall be financed by an annual allocation of monies from the Section based on a budget proposed by the Branch and approved by the Section.
Section 2 - There shall be no entrance fee.
Section 3 - There shall be no dues.
ARTICLE IV - OFFICERS
Section 1 - The officers of this Branch shall be a President a President-Elect, and a Secretary/Treasurer, who with the latest active resident Past-President shall constitute a Board of Directors in which the government of the Branch shall be vested.
Section 2 - The President-Elect shall be elected for a term of one year, and the Secretary/Treasurer shall be elected for a term of two years, which terms shall begin at the close of the Annual Section Meeting and continue until their successors are elected and assume their offices.
Section 3 - Only subscribing members of the Branch shall be eligible for election to office.
Section 4 - The term of office for the President shall be one year. The President-Elect shall succeed to the office of President at the close of the Annual Section Meeting.
Section 5 - A vacancy in any office shall be filled for the unexpired term by appointment of the Board of Directors.
Section 6 - The duties of officers shall be those usual for such officers.
Section 7 - The Board of Directors shall oversee the preparation of the Annual Report which shall be submitted to the Section in accordance with published requirements.
Section 8 - At meetings of the Board of Directors, three (3) members shall constitute a quorum.
ARTICLE V - NOMINATION AND ELECTION OF OFFICERS
Section 1 - The Branch Nominating Committee shall consist of not less than three subscribing members as appointed by the Branch Board of Directors.
Section 2 - The Branch Nominating Committee shall choose one or more candidates for election to each office, except the office of President, and obtain the consent of each nominee to serve if elected.
Section 3 - The Section Secretary shall send a letter ballot, containing the list of official nominees and a space for a write-in vote for another candidate for each office, to each subscribing member of the Branch at least 20 days previous to the Annual Section Meeting.
Section 4 - Ballots returned to the Section Secretary up to the time of counting shall be opened and counted by three tellers appointed by the Section President. For each office the candidate receiving the highest number of votes cast shall be declared elected.
ARTICLE VI - MEETINGS
Section 1 - Official Branch Meetings shall be held on such date and at such place as the Board of Directors designate. Other meetings shall be called at the discretion of the Board of Directors; or by the President upon the written request of at least ten (10) subscribing members.
Section 2 - A minimum of three (3) meetings shall be held each year.
Section 3 - At all meetings ten (10) subscribing members shall constitute a quorum.
Section 4 - Notice of each meeting of the Branch shall be sent to each member of the Branch.
Section 5 - All business meetings of the Branch Board of Directors shall be governed by Robert's Rules of Order, Revised, except as provided in these Bylaws.
ARTICLE VII - COMMITTEES
Section 1 - The President each year shall appoint standing committees as needed and approved by the Board of Directors.
Section 2 - Any appointed committee shall have the same tenure of office as the President.
ARTICLE VIII - AMENDMENTS
Section 1 - Bylaws may be adopted or amended only by the following procedure:
(a) The proposed bylaws or amendments shall be approved by not less than a majority of the Branch Board of Directors and approved by not less than a majority of the Section Board of Directors. Changes in boundary shall be approved by the ASCE Council of Vice Presidents.
(b) Following approval by the Branch Board of Directors, the Section Board of Directors, and, if necessary, the ASCE Council of Vice Presidents, the proposed Bylaw amendments shall be distributed to the subscribing membership of the Branch who shall be given the opportunity to vote.
(c) Proposed amendments to the Bylaws may be distributed to the subscribing membership of the Branch to be voted upon or voted upon by those subscribing members of the Branch in attendance at a regular or called meeting if the intent of the proposed amendment was made known to the subscribing members along with the meeting notice.
(d) To become effective the proposed amendments shall receive an affirmative vote of not less than a majority of the subscribing members voting.
ARTICLE IX - MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
Section 1 - No part of the net earnings of the Branch shall inure to the benefit of any private shareholder or individual and no substantial part of the activities of the Branch shall be carrying on propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation and the Branch shall not participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distributing of statements), any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office.
Section 2 - Upon dissolution of the Branch, the assets remaining after the payment of the debts of the Branch shall be distributed to such corporation, community chest, fund or foundation, organized and operated exclusively for religious, charitable, scientific, testing for public safety, literary or educational purposes, or for the prevention of cruelty to children or animals, which would then qualify under the provisions of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, as they now exist or as they may hereafter be amended, as the Board of Directors shall have designated and in the absence of such designation they shall be conveyed to the American Society of Civil Engineers.
Last Amended: March 2004