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Section 1.PurposesAssociation Chapters shall foster the vision, mission, credo, goals, core values and Code of Ethics of the association in a distinct geographic area. Members of association chapters shall strive to implement the association's professional policies among themselves and in the organizations which they serve.
Section 2.ChaptersChapters shall be chartered and shall be affiliated with the association.
Section 3.MembershipAs stated in the Constitution [Art. VII], membership in chapters shall be restricted to association members. The chapter may invite non-members to attend chapter meetings and events in accordance with such policies and procedures, if any, adopted by the association's Board of Directors.
Each chapter shall adopt bylaws approved by the association's Board of Directors, as provided in the following section. The association's Board of Directors may adopt model bylaws for the advice of association members organizing a chapter. The chapter bylaws shall provide that the chapter:
Section 5.Formation Requirements
Section 6.RecertificationEach chapter shall submit a request for recertification to the association's Service Center of Excellence each year by the date established by the association's Service Center of Excellence. The request shall include such information as required by policies and procedures adopted by the association's Board of Directors. The association's Board of Directors shall review the request for recertification and approve or deny the request based upon the professional activity of the chapter and its officers. The Board may grant conditional recertification upon such terms and conditions as the Board deems appropriate.
Section 7.Suspension and TerminationFor failure:
If the chapter is suspended, the association's Board shall consider chapter termination at its next meeting. The association's Board may reverse a suspension by the association's Executive Committee. If the association's Board determines that the circumstances listed in this section exist, it may terminate the chapter and revoke its charter or choose to continue to recognize the chapter as an active component upon such terms and conditions as the association's Board deems appropriate.
Section 8.DissolutionIn the event that the Board terminates a chapter or a chapter votes to dissolve voluntarily, the chapter shall immediately return its charter to the association's Service Center of Excellence. The chapter then shall take all action necessary to dissolve. If the chapter is unable to dissolve and liquidate its assets, the association's President and Chief Executive Officer or designee shall be deemed the chapter's representative and may perform all acts useful and necessary for the dissolution of the chapter and the liquidation of its assets. Any properties, funds or moneys, securities or other assets remaining in the treasury of, or held to the account of, or otherwise belonging to the chapter shall be disposed of as follows:
Section 9.Student ChaptersStudent chapters may be established at accredited universities and colleges which have a facility management or related field of study. To become an association student chapter, the organizers of the proposed student chapter must submit and the association's Board of Directors must approve:
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