Utah Section, American Society of Civil Engineers

SOUTHERN UTAH BRANCH

BYLAWS

ARTICLE I - NAME AND OBJECT

Section 1 - The name of this organization shall be The Southern Utah Branch, Utah Section, American Society of Civil Engineers.

Section 2 - The objective of the Southern Utah Branch shall be the advancement of the science and profession of civil engineering through education in a manner consistent with the objective of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Section 3 - The actions of the Southern 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 Southern Utah Branch shall be the Counties of Beaver, Garfield, Iron, Kane, Piute, San Juan, Washington, and Wayne 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 Southern Utah Branch and who have satisfied current dues requirements of the Section and Branch, and who are residents 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 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.

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 resident Past-President shall constitute a Board of Directors in which the government of the Branch shall be vested.

Section 2 - All officers, except the President, shall be elected for terms of one year, which terms shall begin at the close of the Annual 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 Meeting.

Section 5 - A vacancy in the office of the President shall be filled by the President-Elect. A vacancy in the office of President-Elect shall be filled for the unexpired term by appointment of the Board of Directors. Other vacancies 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 Nominating Committee shall consist of not less than three members, including the three most recent active Past-Presidents of the Branch.

Section 2 - The 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 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 Meeting.

Section 4 - Ballots returned to the Secretary up to the time of counting shall be opened and counted by three tellers appointed by the 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 subscribing members.

Section 2 - A minimum of three (3) meetings shall be held each year at regular intervals.

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 Bylaw shall be distributed to the subscribing membership of the Branch who shall be given the opportunity to vote.

(b) Proposed amendment 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.

(c) To become effective it shall receive an affirmative vote of not less than a majority of the subscribing members voting, and the approval of the Board of Directors of the Utah Section (boundary changes would also be subject to the approval of the appropriate National ASCE Committee.)

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 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 quality 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.