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Bylaws (Page 1)


ARTICLE I - NAME
The name of the organization shall be the AKRON COUNCIL OF ENGINEERING AND SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES, hereinafter referred to as ACESS.

ARTICLE II - PURPOSE
Section 1.
The purpose of ACESS is to enhance the technical environment in the Akron area through coordination and cooperation with the technical societies, industry and academia by:
  • Providing a forum for discussion and a vehicle for action on matters of concern and interest to the technical and scientific communities;
  • Serving as a focal point for contact between the business community, academia and society at large with the technical community;
  • Promoting inter-society communication, professional interchange of ideas and coordination of society activities;
  • Promoting interest in and encouraging careers in the technical professions.


Section 2.
ACESS shall be a not-for-profit organization incorporated under the general corporation laws of the State of Ohio.

ARTICLE III - MEMBERSHIP
Section 1.
Member Entities of ACESS shall consist of: 1) Member Societies, which are local technical, scientific, engineering, or similarly oriented groups, organized and active in the Akron area and/or active local branches, chapters or sections of national societies; and, 2) Affiliates, which may not be technical in nature.

Section 2.
Members in good standing of Member Societies and Affiliates shall be individual members of ACESS, but without vote.

ARTICLE IV - BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Section 1.
The management and operation of ACESS shall be vested in the Board of Directors. Each member of the Board shall have only one (1) vote on each stated question.

Section 2.
Each Member Entity shall select two (2) Representatives to the Board and shall notify the Secretary of ACESS of such selection by written notice ['either US mail or electronic delivery (e.g., email)']

Section 3.
The full Board shall consist of the four (4) principal officers (President, President-Elect, Secretary, and Treasurer) of ACESS, the immediate Past President (see Article IV, Section 5), and the two (2) Representatives duly selected by each Member Entity.

Section 4.
The Board may engage an Executive Director and an Administrator to function under the direction of the President. The Executive Director and the Administrator shall serve the Board with duties and responsibilities as outlined in the Policies and Procedures Manual.

Section 5.
On successful completion of his/her term as President, the new immediate Past President shall become a voting member of the Board, for a period of only the one (1) year following his/her year as President. Membership by the immediate Past President in one of the ACESS Member Entities shall not interfere with the normal voting rights of the two (2) Representatives of the same Entity serving on the Board. That is, this person can vote as both the immediate Past President and as an Entity Representative, if that person holds a Representative position in a Member Entity

ARTICLE V - EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Section 1.
The Executive Committee shall be comprised of the four (4) ACESS officers (President, President-Elect, Secretary, and Treasurer) as well as the Executive Director and Administrator.

Section 2.
The full Board delegates to the Executive Committee responsibility for the day-to-day operation of ACESS.

Section 3.
The Executive Committee shall meet as often as they deem necessary to reach consensus on any matters of strategic and/or urgent importance to ACESS, thereby preparing to give timely input to the full Board at the Board meetings.

                                                                              
  
  
  
Bylaws (Page 1)


ARTICLE I - NAME
The name of the organization shall be the AKRON COUNCIL OF ENGINEERING AND SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES, hereinafter referred to as ACESS.

ARTICLE II - PURPOSE
Section 1.
The purpose of ACESS is to enhance the technical environment in the Akron area through coordination and cooperation with the technical societies, industry and academia by:
  • Providing a forum for discussion and a vehicle for action on matters of concern and interest to the technical and scientific communities;
  • Serving as a focal point for contact between the business community, academia and society at large with the technical community;
  • Promoting inter-society communication, professional interchange of ideas and coordination of society activities;
  • Promoting interest in and encouraging careers in the technical professions.


Section 2.
ACESS shall be a not-for-profit organization incorporated under the general corporation laws of the State of Ohio.

ARTICLE III - MEMBERSHIP
Section 1.
Member Entities of ACESS shall consist of: 1) Member Societies, which are local technical, scientific, engineering, or similarly oriented groups, organized and active in the Akron area and/or active local branches, chapters or sections of national societies; and, 2) Affiliates, which may not be technical in nature.

Section 2.
Members in good standing of Member Societies and Affiliates shall be individual members of ACESS, but without vote.

ARTICLE IV - BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Section 1.
The management and operation of ACESS shall be vested in the Board of Directors. Each member of the Board shall have only one (1) vote on each stated question.

Section 2.
Each Member Entity shall select two (2) Representatives to the Board and shall notify the Secretary of ACESS of such selection by written notice ['either US mail or electronic delivery (e.g., email)']

Section 3.
The full Board shall consist of the four (4) principal officers (President, President-Elect, Secretary, and Treasurer) of ACESS, the immediate Past President (see Article IV, Section 5), and the two (2) Representatives duly selected by each Member Entity.

Section 4.
The Board may engage an Executive Director and an Administrator to function under the direction of the President. The Executive Director and the Administrator shall serve the Board with duties and responsibilities as outlined in the Policies and Procedures Manual.

Section 5.
On successful completion of his/her term as President, the new immediate Past President shall become a voting member of the Board, for a period of only the one (1) year following his/her year as President. Membership by the immediate Past President in one of the ACESS Member Entities shall not interfere with the normal voting rights of the two (2) Representatives of the same Entity serving on the Board. That is, this person can vote as both the immediate Past President and as an Entity Representative, if that person holds a Representative position in a Member Entity

ARTICLE V - EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Section 1.
The Executive Committee shall be comprised of the four (4) ACESS officers (President, President-Elect, Secretary, and Treasurer) as well as the Executive Director and Administrator.

Section 2.
The full Board delegates to the Executive Committee responsibility for the day-to-day operation of ACESS.

Section 3.
The Executive Committee shall meet as often as they deem necessary to reach consensus on any matters of strategic and/or urgent importance to ACESS, thereby preparing to give timely input to the full Board at the Board meetings.

                                                                              
  
  
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