Constitution for Colorado
Earth Space Network
Article I (Name)
Section 1: The name of
this organization shall be the Colorado Earth Space Network, hereafter to
be known as CESN.
Article II (Purpose)
Section 1: The purpose
of CESN shall be the advancement, stimulation, extension, improvement and
coordination of Earth and Space Science education at all educational
Section 2: To operate
exclusively as an educational organization as described in Section 501 (c)
(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Section 3: In the event
of dissolution, all assets, real and personal, shall be distributed to
such organizations as are qualified as tax exempt under section 501 (c)
(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or the corresponding provisions of future
United States Internal Revenue Law.
Section 1: Membership
is available to those actively engaged in the teaching of Earth or Space
Science and to those with an interest in Earth and Space Education.
(Organization of Officers)
Section 1: The elected
officers of CESN shall be the President, President-Elect, Past-President,
Secretary, and Treasurer.
Section 2: The
appointed officers shall include Workshop Coordinator, Webmaster,
Communications Coordinator, and others to be determined by the President
with the approval of the other elected officers.
Section 3: The Board of
Directors shall consist of all elected and appointed officers.
Section 4: The powers
and duties of the officers, together with the method of their selection
shall be prescribed in the Bylaws.
Section 5: The
President-Elect shall ascend to the position of President upon completion
of his/her term of office as President-Elect. The President-Elect shall
ascend to the President in the case of the inability of the current
President to fulfill the duties of the office.
Article V (Quorum)
Section 1: Three
elected officers, and other attending members of the Board of Directors
shall constitute a quorum of the Board of Directors.
Section 2: Those
members attending any planned CESN conference shall constitute a quorum of
Article VI (Amendments)
Section 1: Suggestions
for amendments to the Constitutions may be proposed to the Board of
Directors by any CESN member in good standing. The amendment must be
ratified by a majority vote of the Board of Directors.
Section 2: A proposed
amendment to the Constitution, if ratified by the Board of Directors,
shall be submitted to the membership by mail and/or electronic means
(e-mail or on a secure part of the website), for acceptance or rejection.
The method to be used is outlined in the Bylaws.