Bylaws of the Colorado Earth
Article I (Officers)
Section 1: Only those
who are members in good standing shall be eligible for elected or
Section 2: The President
shall appoint a member of CESN to fill the vacancy of an elected or
appointed office. Appointments to an elected office will terminate with
the next election.
Article II (Duties)
Section 1: The
President shall preside at all business sessions of a planned conference
and at all meetings of the Board of Directors. The President shall
determine the appointed officers with Board approval. The President,
under the direction of the Board of Directors shall have charge of the
affairs of CESN.
Section 2: The
President Elect shall preside at all business meetings in the absence of
the President. The President-Elect shall help coordinate workshops and
Section 3: The
Secretary shall keep a correct record of the proceedings of CESN, conduct
the correspondence of CESN, and send notices of regular and special
meetings of the members.
Section 4: The
Treasurer shall have charge of all monies of CESN and shall submit an
annual report for audit by the Board of Directors. They also will keep
records of memberships.
Section 5: Advisors
shall be appointed at the discretion of the President to advise and assist
in the affairs of CESN.
Section 6: The Board of
Directors shall transact business, plan the overall program for the year,
make recommendations regarding proposed amendments to the Bylaws, and
devise and carry out measures for the growth and welfare of the
organization. They shall establish annual dues and authorize additional
publications and productions.
Section 7: The Board of
Directors shall ratify all appointments.
Section 1: Committees
shall be appointed from time to time as deemed necessary.
Article IV (Nominations
Section 1: A nominating
Committee shall be appointed by the President to prepare and present a
slate of nominees to the membership by mail and/or electronic means
(e-mail or a secured part of the website) prior to the date when officers
are to be elected. The committee shall be chaired by the President-Elect.
Section 2: Nominations
may be made by the membership; election of officers shall be by mail
ballot and/or by voting on a secure, official Internet website for the
Section 3: The election
of officers shall be held prior to the Colorado Science Conference. All
elected officers shall hold office for two years. The election of
Treasurer will be held in odd years and Secretary in even years. The term
of office and installation of elected and appointed officers shall be at
the Annual Meeting, which shall be held during the Colorado Science
Section 4: Re-election
to any office shall not be limited in any way.
Section 5: The
President shall become Past-President of CESN upon completion of his/her
term of office, and shall serve in the capacity of advisor to and member
of the Board of Directors.
Article V (Meetings)
Section 1: There shall
be at least one meeting of CESN each year. Meetings shall be organized
and planned by the Board of Directors.
Section 2: The date of
the meeting shall coincide with the Colorado Science Conference.
Article VI (Dues and
Section 1: The annual
dues shall be established by the Board of Directors before December. The
membership year shall coincide with the calendar year.
Section 1: These bylaws
may be amended by a two-thirds vote of those members responding to the
mail or electronic ballot, providing a copy of the proposed amendment
shall be available to every member before it is to be voted upon.
Section 2: The Bylaws
may be amended at any planned meeting without notice by a two-thirds vote
of the membership present, providing a copy of the proposed amendment has
been made available to every member before the planned meeting.
Section 1: In all
questions of parliamentary law not covered by the Constitution and Bylaws,
Robertís Rules of Order, Revised shall prevail.