OKC APICS Chapter 86
Bylaws
08-07-10
ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION AND BYLAWS OF
OKLAHOMA CITY CHAPTER OF APICS 86,
THE ASSOCIATION FOR OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
ARTICLE I
A.
NAME
The name of the corporation shall be known as the APICS Oklahoma
City Chapter; herein after referred to as “OKC CHAPTER ” with
permanent headquarters in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
B.
OKC CHAPTER is associated with APICS, The Association for
Operations Management, hereinafter referred to as Corporate, and
currently headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, an international education
organization. Corporate hosts an annual convention each year, which
OKC CHAPTER will attempt to support, if funds are available, by sending
the President or designate.
C.
OKC CHAPTER is administrated by a Board of elected officers operating
under the direction of Corporate. Corporate has divided the North
American continent into Districts of which OKC CHAPTER is a member
of the Terra Grande District. Terra Grande holds mulltiple meetings,
which OKC CHAPTER will attempt to send members of the Board as
finances permit. The President will decide who shall attend each district
meeting.
ARTICLE II
A.
PURPOSES
The OKC CHAPTER IS ORGANIZED AND SHALL BE OPERATED FOR
EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES AS SET FORTH IN Section 501(c)(6) of
the Internal Revenue Code of 1954.
OKC CHAPTER shall operate for the following purposes:
1. Provide various opportunities for individuals to gain knowledge and
professional expertise in the Supply Chain Management field.
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2. Provide awareness of the local and national APICS organizations
capabilities as a global, professional association and educational
leader in the Oklahoma City Chapter’s area of influence.
3. Coordinate with other professional and community leadership
organizations in support of the Chapter’s constituents.
4. Ensure that Chapter member volunteers are recognized,
appreciated and rewarded for efforts in support of meeting Chapter
goals and objectives.
5.
Establish an awareness and recognition among leaders of industry
in the field of operations management.
ARTICLE III
A.
FISCAL YEAR
The fiscal year of OKC CHAPTER shall be from July 1 to June 30 of the
following year.
ARTICLE IV
A.
MEMBERSHIP
Membership shall be divided into five classes per Corporate
Enterprise/Group
Professional
Academic Professional
Student
Retired
1. Enterprise/Group – as defined by Corporate a company may
purchase memberships according to the tiered pricing structure and
designate an individual name for each membership, and will be
referred to as “Enterprise Professional”. Each full time employee of
the company will be entitled to member discounts.
2. Professional – any member of Corporate that has designated OKC
CHAPTER as the home chapter. Each person holds his or her own
membership and is entitled to full member privileges.
3. Academic Professional – employed full time by one or more
accredited academic institution as: Professor, assistant professor,
researcher, dean, or lecturer.
4. Student - membership available to those pursuing a degree at an
accredited college or university and engaged in the study of
operations management or related fields.
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5. Retired - Individuals who have reached the age of 62, retired from
formal employment, and been APICS chapter members for a
minimum of five years are eligible for this membership classification
upon approval by their chapters
OKC CHAPTER will follow the corporate lead in regards to Membership
Transfer, Dues, Termination of Membership, Life Members, and Retired
Members.
ARTICLE V
A.
MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS
The meetings of OKC CHAPTER shall consist of:
1. Regular - the Vice-President of Professional Development will
determine the time and place of a regular membership meeting
under the direction of the President. Each member of OKC
CHAPTER shall be notified of regular meetings or cancellation of
meetings in advance.
2. Board monthly - shall be determined by the President. Each Board
member shall be notified of the meeting time and place by the
Secretary/Treasurer under the direction of the President.
ARTICLE VI
A.
OKC CHAPTER BOARD
The members of the Board of OKC CHAPTER shall be as follows:
President
President-Elect
Secretary/Treasurer
Vice-President of Professional Development
Vice-President of Education
Vice-President of Membership
Vice-President of Information
Past President
B.
The term of each position of the OKC CHAPTER Board should
commence of July 1st of each year and shall cease at midnight on June
30th of the following year.
ARTICLE VII
DUTIES OF THE BOARD
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The Board of OKC CHAPTER has detailed duties listed below. Each
member of the Board will chair a committee, made up of volunteers from
the membership that will assist and aid the Board member to fulfill their
responsibilities.
A.
The President shall be the chief executive officer and shall preside at all
membership and board meetings. The President shall interpret all
policies to ensure they are consistent with the intent of these bylaws.
The President may assign other duties to Board members besides those
specified herein.
B.
The President-elect shall perform all the duties of the President during
the President’s absence. The President-elect shall be responsible for
special programs at the President’s direction as well as be responsible
for Corporate awards programs.
C.
The Secretary/Treasurer shall be the financial officer of OKC CHAPTER.
1. The Secretary/Treasurer shall ensure that complete financial records
are kept in accordance with Corporate financial procedures.
2. The Secretary/Treasurer shall ensure that the Board of OKC
CHAPTER is kept appraised of OKC CHAPTER financial conditions
on a timely basis.
3. The Secretary/Treasurer shall ensure that OKC CHAPTER accounts
are audited annually.
4. The Secretary/Treasurer shall maintain minutes of all meetings and
supply each member of the Board copies within 10 business days of
each meeting.
D.
The Vice-President of Education is responsible for all educational
opportunities of OKC CHAPTER.
1. Classes on operations management to provide the membership with
means for professional development and growth in accordance with
Corporate-developed materials.
2. A listing of corporate recognized instructors shall be maintained.
3. A listing of corporate recognized certifications shall be maintained.
E.
The Vice-President of Professional Development is responsible for
professional development meetings.
1. Arrange for speakers and topics that assist the membership in
growth opportunities in operations management, following Corporate
developed protocols.
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2. Provide information to prospective members regarding chapter
programs, to include certification program curriculum, meetings of
chapter membership, etc.
F.
The Vice-President of Membership will be responsible for growth of OKC
CHAPTER through membership growth.
1. Keep a complete and current record of members and be responsible
for promoting Corporate and OKC CHAPTER to anyone interested in
operations management.
2. Work closely with Vice-President of Professional Development in
providing new opportunities for those interested in operations
management.
G.
The Vice-President of Information shall be responsible for
communicating with the membership of OKC CHAPTER by:
1. Notifying the membership of professional development meetings.
2. Maintaining the Chapter Web site.
3. Maintain the OKC CHAPTER library.
H.
The Past-President is responsible for:
1. Advising the President as required
2. Chairing the nominating committee
ARTICLE VIII
ELECTION OF THE BOARD
The election of the Board of OKC CHAPTER shall be conducted as
follows:
A.
The President shall appoint a nominating committee consisting of a
chairperson and two other members who shall select a slate of potential
Board members of not more than two candidates for each office.
Whenever possible past Presidents should be considered for this
committee, with the most recent past President serving as chairperson
(Article VII, H.2)
The committee is to be appointed by 30th March each year and must
present their slate to the Board for their consideration by 30th April of
each year. The current Board may reject a maximum of two candidates.
The election will either be held at the June professional development
meeting or through the Web site. A public installation will be conducted
by a District representative at the earliest professional development
meeting possible in the new year.
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ARTICLE IX
A.
TERMS OF OFFICE
The officers shall serve for a period of one full fiscal year and may
succeed themselves for a successive year; in the best interest of the
OKC CHAPTER an officer may serve more than two years.
B.
The President may appoint a replacement to fill vacancies subject to
approval of 4 of 7 of the other members of the Board. In the event that
not all 7 board positions are filled at the time, a simple majority vote of
the sitting board members will suffice.
ARTICLE X
A.
TERMINATION OF AN OFFICER
The President may ask an officer to resign at any time. The President
must use good judgment and only ask for a resignation after trying all
methods to correct the problem. Removal of a sitting officer requires
approval by 4 of the 7 other Board members or a majority of the sitting
officers if less than 7. The President will appoint a replacement, subject
to approval by the Board of Directors.
B.
The President may be asked to resign at any time upon approval of 4 of
7 of the other Board members or a majority of the sitting officers if less
than 7.
C.
In the event of the removal of the President per Article X (B) above, the
remaining board members shall select a replacement from amongst the
current board membership to serve the remainder of the term with a
simple majority, and shall seek approval of the majority of the
membership present at the next membership meeting.
ARTICLE XI
A.
PROCEDURE
Robert’s Rules of Order, revised, where applicable, shall determine the
conduct of business in all meetings except where they are inconsistent
with Articles of the Bylaws.
ARTICLE XII
A.
CHAPTER DISSOLUTION
No private person shall share in the distribution of any of the Chapter
assets upon dissolution of the Chapter. Upon final dissolution, all
remaining assets shall be donated to a local charity(s), or to other APICS
chapters as determined by remaining board members.
B.
All members will be formally notified of final dissolution of the Chapter.
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ARTICLE XIII
A.
AMENDMENTS
These Bylaws may be altered, amended, or replaced by a simple
majority vote of those members present at a regular membership
meeting. Members shall be notified of amendments to Bylaws through
electronic media prior to vote at membership meeting.
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