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Bylaws of the Colorado Earth Space Network

 Article I (Officers)

 Section 1: Only those who are members in good standing shall be eligible for elected or appointed office.

 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 field trips.

 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.

 Article III (Committees)

 Section 1:  Committees shall be appointed from time to time as deemed necessary.

 Article IV (Nominations and Elections)

 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 organization.

 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 Conference.

 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 Publications)

 Section 1:  The annual dues shall be established by the Board of Directors before December.  The membership year shall coincide with the calendar year.

 Article VII (Amendments)

 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.

 Article VIII (Parliamentary Authority)

 Section 1:  In all questions of parliamentary law not covered by the Constitution and Bylaws, Robertís Rules of Order, Revised shall prevail.

(adopted 11/17/2006)


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