The chapter has established a set of formal rules, responsibilities, and procedures to be followed by the officers, committee chairs, volunteers, and members. These rules are defined primarily within two sets of documents.
The first important document is the Bylaws. These rules are the foundational base of the chapter, and provide a higher level direction for the chapter. They don’t involve that much detail, but they do define our committees, membership requirements, our executive board, and our officers. These rules are also the hardest to change. The parent organization’s bylaws and constitution, supercede that of our own. We also must submit proposed changes to them for approval. Additionally, it requires a certain number of voters amongst the chapter membership (known as a quorum), and 2/3rds of the voters must vote in favor of the changes for them to pass.
The second important set of documents are our Standing Rules. These rules provide more detail into the monthly responsibilities of the board and committees, along with more detailed information on election and budget procedures, membership criteria, and additional duties of the board, and certain special procedures. These rules can be changed by a simple majority vote of the Executive Council.
Drill down our menu above to see view these documents by going to to “About -> Governing Rules ->” and the name of the document you wish to view.