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THE BYLAWS

OF THE NORTH CAROLINA SECTION

OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CIVIL ENGINEERS

Article 1:  General

     1.1 Use of Name and Marks. The use and publication of the Society and Section name and marks shall be in accordance with the Society's governing documents and official policies.

Article 2:  Area and Membership - Not Used

Article 3:  Separation from Membership - Not Used

Article 4:  Dues

     4.1  Annual Dues.  The Annual Dues for members of the North Carolina Section shall be fifteen dollars payable in U.S. currency in advance of January 1st.

Article 5:  Management

     5.1  Duties of the Board of Directors.  Duties of the North Carolina Section Board of Directors shall include management of the North Carolina Section, responsibility for the budget and financial resources, strategic planning, providing leadership, overseeing the various activities within the North Carolina Section and its subsidiary organizations, communicating with the Region, and facilitating the election process for Officers and Directors of the North Carolina Section and its subsidiary organizations. The Board of Directors shall have control of property of the North Carolina Section.

     5.2  Annual Report.  The Board of Directors shall oversee the preparation of the Annual Report which shall be submitted to the Society in accordance with published requirements.

Article 6:  Officers and Directors

     6.1  Qualifications.  Officers and Directors shall be Subscribing Members of the North Caroling Section in a voting grade of Society membership who have demonstrated interest and ability regarding Section affairs, have declared a willingness to serve, and have made a commitment to the time required.

     6.2  Officers.  The Officers of the Section shall be elected by the Subscribing Members of the Section, with the exception of the President and Past President. The President-Elect shall automatically succeed to the office of the President at the close of the Annual Meeting in the year in which the President's term expires. At the conclusion of the term as President of the Section, the President becomes the Past President for a term of one (1) year.

          6.2.1  President.  The President shall preside at Business Meetings of the Section, shall chair and attend all meetings of teh Section Board of Directors, and shall appoint members to committees where authorized. Also, the President (or their designated proxy) shall serve as a Delegate to the Region 4 Assembly of Delegates. In addition, the President shall chair and coordinate collaborative activities between the Student Chapters and the Section.

          6.2.2  President-Elect.  The President-Elect shall attend meetings of the Section Board of Directors act in place of the President when the President is not available. The President-Elect shall also serve as the vice chair and attend all meetings of the Section Board of Directors.

          6.2.3  Secretary.  The Secretary shall attend meetings of the Section Board of Directors and serve as secretary. The Secretary shall keep the minutes of Section meetings and be in charge of Section correspondence.

          6.2.4  Treasurer.  The Treasurer shall monitor the funds of the Section, assist in preparation of the Section's annual budget, report periodically to the Section Board of Directors, provide an annual financial report to the Section Board of Directors, and attend all meetings of the Section Board of Directors.

          6.2.5  Past President.  The Past President shall attend meetings of the Section Board of Directors and serve as the Chair of the Nominating Committee and Scholarship Committee. Also, the Past-President (or their designated proxy) shall serve as a Delegate to the Region 4 Assembly of Delegates.

          6.2.6  Vice President.  The Vice President shall attend meetings of the Section Board of Directors and serve as the Chair of the Spring Technical Seminar and Fall Annual Meeting Committee.

     6.3  Directors.  The Directors of the Section shall be the Region 4 Governor and one representative selected from each established Branch.

          6.3.1  Region 4 Governor.  The Region 4 Governor shall attend meetings of the Region 4 and Section Boards of Directors and shall serve as the communication link between Boards.

          6.3.2  Branch Representative.  The Branch Representatives shall attend meetings of the Section and their respective Branch Boards and shall serve as the communication link between these Boards.

     6.4  Terms.  The term of office for each officer except the Treasurer and the Region 4 Governor shall be one year. The term of office for the Treasurer shall be two (2) years, and the term of office for the Region 4 Governor shall be three (3) years. Terms shall begin at the close of the Annual Meeting and continue until their successorts are elected and assume their offices.

     6.5  Vacancies.  A vacancy in the office of the President shall be filled by the President-Elect. A vacancy in the office of President-Elect shall be filled by the Vice-President until an election to fill the position can be held. In the event the Past President position becomes vacant, the latest active resident Past President available and willing to serve shall assume the position. Other vacancies shall be filled for the unexpired term by appointment by the Board of Directors.

     6.6  Limitation of Terms.  No member shall serve in one elected office other than that of Secretary and/or Treasurer for more than two (2) seccessive elected terms.

     6.7  Reimbursement.  Officers and Directors do not receive compensation for their services, but may be reimbursed for authorized expenses.



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