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ARTICLE I. Name and Purpose

Section 1:   Name

The name of this organization shall be “The National Management Association, NASA Johnson Space Center Chapter, Inc.” hereinafter referred to as “the Chapter.”

Section 2:   Purpose

The purpose of this chapter is to:

  1. Develop an understanding of management as a profession.
  2. Provide opportunity for development of leadership and managerial skills through practice.
  3. Provide opportunity for exchange of ideas and information on management practices.
  4. Encourage the spirit of unity and cooperation among managers at all levels.

Section3:   National Management Association

All members shall be members of the National Management Association with which this Chapter is affiliated.

ARTICLE II.   Membership

Section 1:   Requirements

Membership is extended to persons aspiring to or involved in managing or directing people or resources. 

Section 2:   Admission.

Any person desiring membership in the Chapter shall submit to the Membership Chairperson a properly completed application form, accompanied by dues (or payroll deduction authorization) for the current fiscal year, and the registration fee when applicable.

ARTICLE III. Dues

Section 1: Annual Dues. Annual membership dues and registration fees will be as determined by the Officers. Dues shall include applicable registration fees upon entry into the Chapter, as well as amounts due to the National Management Association. Members admitted during the year shall have their dues prorated.

Section 2: Suspension for Non-Payment of Dues. If dues are not paid (or payroll deduction authorization not filed) within ninety days after the beginning of the fiscal year, the member will be dropped from the membership rolls.

Section 3: Reinstatement of Members. A member dropped from the membership rolls for non-payment of dues may be readmitted upon receipt of the full annual dues.

ARTICLE IV. Officers 

Section 1: Officers. The officers of this Chapter shall be a President, Vice President(s), Secretary, and Treasurer, elected by the general membership. 

Section 2: Eligibility. Candidates for officer positions shall normally have been a member of the Chapter for one year before taking office. 

Section 3: Officer and Committee Chairpersons Responsibilities and Duties. The officers are responsible for policy-making, goal setting and planning, appointing a nominating committee, appointing a committee to annually audit the books of the Chapter, evaluating Chapter programs and activities, and monitoring activities to assure that policies are being observed. The President may cause the removal and replacement of an officer for failure to fulfill his/her responsibilities upon a majority vote of the entire Officers.

A. President. The President is responsible to the membership for the satisfactory operation of the Chapter in accordance with the constitution and by-laws; establishing an organizational structure and staffing it; presiding at all regular and special membership meetings of the Chapter; and signing, with the Secretary, all written contracts of the Chapter.

B. Vice President. The Vice President is responsible for performing the duties of the President in his or her absence; and providing leadership and direction to those leaders reporting to him or her.

C. Secretary. The Secretary is responsible for signing, with the President, all written contracts as authorized by the Board of Directors; maintaining records for the Chapter; and performing such other duties pertaining to his or her office as may be designated by the President.

D. Treasurer. The Treasurer is responsible for managing and depositing Chapter income; paying all bills that fall within the budget, provided the invoices are approved by the official responsible for the activity; paying all other bills duly approved by the Officers; maintaining books of account of receipts and expenditures which shall be open at all times for inspection by the Officers; and making such reports as designated by the President.

E. Committee Chairpersons. Committee Chairpersons are responsible for providing leadership and management of their committees’ activities and for reporting to the Officers the activities thereof. They attend scheduled meetings of the Officers, and participate in discussions thereof. While they are not voting members of the Officers meetings, their opinions are actively sought, and considered by the Officers before proceeding with contemplated actions.

ARTICLE V. Nominating Procedure, Elections, and Vacancies in Office

Section 1: The Nominating Committee. The President shall appoint a nominating committee. The committee’s membership shall be announced at a general meeting at least two months prior to the election.

Section 2: Committee Instructions. The committee shall nominate candidates for officer positions. The list of candidates selected by the nominating committee shall be submitted to the membership at a meeting one month in advance of election. Additional nominations may be made from the floor upon recognition from the President. All nominees must be members in good standing.

Section 3: Procedures and Time of Election. Election of officers shall be one or more months in advance of the start of the administrative year. The officers shall determine the method of election (e.g., by regular ballot, electronic ballot, etc.). 

Section 4: Term of Office. The officers shall serve for a period of one year from installation or until their successors have been elected and installed.

Section 5: Vacancy of Office. If a vacancy occurs in an Officer’s position, remaining officers shall appoint a qualified member to serve for the balance of the term of office.

ARTICLE VI. Meetings
Section 1: Membership Meetings. The time, place, and purpose of membership meetings shall be determined by the Officers.

Section 2: Quorum. A quorum for the transaction of business at a membership meeting shall be twenty-five percent of the membership of the chapter. However, business may be conducted electronically or via mail or fax, in which case a quorum is established by sending e-mail, mail, or fax to the entire membership. 

Section 3: Procedure. The rules of procedure contained in Roberts Rules of Order Revised shall be used in the conduct of business on the Chapter in all cases not covered by the constitution and bylaws, or other special rules, of this Chapter.

ARTICLE VII. Committees

Section 1: Establishment of Committees and Appointment of Chairpersons. Standing committees (a committee may consist of one or more persons) will be determined by the Officers based upon the needs of the Chapter. Special committees of a temporary nature may be established by the President. The chairpersons of all standing committees shall be appointed by the President. Committee Chairpersons shall submit reports to the officer to whom they are responsible.

Section 2: Appointments to Committees. Appointments of members to standing committees may be made by the chairperson. Appointments of members to special committees shall be made by the chairperson unless previously designated by the President.

ARTICLE VIII. Amendments
The constitution and bylaws may be amended by a two-thirds vote of the members at any regular meeting where a quorum is present. However, proposals to amend may be voted upon electronically, or via e-mail or fax, in which case a quorum is established by sending e-mail, mail, or fax to the entire membership. Amendments must be proposed in writing by the Officers; or by a petition signed by at least ten members and presented to the Officers. The Officers must notify the entire membership of the vote on a proposed amendment and the content of the amendment, at least thirty days in advance of the vote.

ARTICLE IX. Disbandment or Affiliation
In the event this Chapter should desire to vote on disbandment or on continued affiliation with the National Management Association, the National Headquarters shall be notified at least ninety days before such a vote is taken.

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