Governance

Bylaws - Article IX

Bylaws

ARTICLE IX: ADDITIONAL DECLARATIONS AND ADMINISTRATION

Section 1.
Official Journal Publication
The official journal publication of the association is the FMJ. The association’s annual report to the membership shall be published in FMJ.

Section 2.
Official Logo
The logo of the association shall consist of the following:

This logo and designation may not be used by any person, company, business, organization or group for any purpose without the express written consent of the association.

Section 3.
Parliamentary Authority
The rules contained in the current edition of “Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised” shall govern the association, its Board, House of Delegates, committees and components in all cases in which they are applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with the Articles of Incorporation, the Constitution, these Bylaws, or any special rules of order that the association, the Executive Committee, the Board, the House of Delegates or such components may adopt for their own governance. Rules in the nature of rules of order contained in the Constitution and these Bylaws may not be suspended unless the rule provides for its own suspension.

Section 4.
Definitions

  1. "Cause" for discipline, including expulsion from membership or removal from office, shall include, but is not limited to: violation of the association's Articles of Incorporation, Constitution, Bylaws, or adopted policies and procedures, including but not limited to the Code of Ethics, and conduct tending to injure the association's good name, disturb its well-being, or hamper its work.
  2. "Member in good standing" shall mean a member who has neither voluntarily resigned from membership nor been expelled or suspended from membership.
  3. "Past Chair" shall mean a member in good standing who served to the end of a term as Chair after election or succession. "Immediate Past Chair" shall mean the Past Chair, if any, who served immediately before the commencement of the current full annual officers' term, and who agrees to serve in the roles assigned by these Bylaws to the Immediate Past Chair.
  4. "Components" (i.e., geographic chapters, student chapters, councils, communities) are operational groups within the association. The association’s Board of Directors is authorized to form new components as needed and to determine the structure, qualifications, limitations and requirements of such components.
  5. "Task Force" shall mean an action-oriented group that may consist of association members and non-members. The Chair with approval of the Executive Committee may establish a task force, appoint its members, determine its duration, monitor its progress and terminate its function, and each task force shall be responsible to the Executive Committee. The charge of a task force may include addressing specific goals, completing a specific task or considering a particular issue.

Section 5.
Disqualification for Interest
A member of the Board of Directors or of a committee shall be disqualified from participation concerning or voting on any item of business as to which the member has a direct personal or pecuniary interest not common to the other members of the Board or committee, respectively, in accordance with the Conflict of Interest Policy adopted by the Board.

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