Chapter Constitution - American Statistical Association

This organization shall be known as the Snake River Chapter of the American
Statistical Association.
ARTICLE II – Purpose
The purpose of this organization shall be to foster in the broadest manner
statistics and its applications, and to promote unity and effectiveness of effort among all
groups in the Idaho and eastern Washington area having an interest in or being
concerned with statistical problems.
ARTICLE III – Membership
The membership of this organization shall consist of two classes:
1. Regular Members: Persons holding full membership in the American
Statistical Association.
2. Associate Members: Persons interested in statistics in general or the
organization in particular, who are not also members of the American
Statistical Association.
Membership in the Snake River Chapter will be granted upon request to the
chapter secretary and paying dues. To maintain membership, a member must not be a
year or more in arrears for paying Chapter dues. Anyone may participate in Chapter
activities, but only members may vote and only regular members may hold office.
ARTICLE IV – Officers
The officers of the organization, who shall be regular members, shall be a
President, Vice President, Secretary/Treasurer, and representative to the Association’s
Council of Chapters. The President, Secretary/Treasurer, and Chapter Representative
shall be full members of the American Statistical Association. The officers shall be duly
elected during the annual meeting except that the Executive Committee shall fill any
vacancy which may occur between the elections in any office. The term for President,
Vice President, and Secretary/Treasurer will run for one year following the annual
meeting at which they are elected. The Council Representative will serve a 3-year term.
All officers shall be permitted to be renominated for the same office.
ARTICLE V – Executive Committee
The Executive Committee shall consist of the officers mentioned in Article IV and
the chairs of each of the standing committees. Meetings of the Executive Committee
shall be held whenever called by the President or requested by a majority of the
committee members.
ARTICLE VI – Committees
The committees of the organization shall consist of standing committees
appointed by the President. Members of the standing committees shall be appointed by
the President and shall serve until their successors are appointed.
ARTICLE VII – Meetings
There shall be a minimum of one meeting each year, the annual meeting, during
which election of officers shall be held. Other meetings may be called as desired, at the
request of members to the President.
ARTICLE VIII – National Constitution and Bylaws
Any and all provisions of the Constitution and By-laws of the American Statistical
Association and the Charter of the Council of Chapters of the American Statistical
Association are considered a part of this Chapter Constitution.
ARTICLE IX – Amendments
This Constitution may be amended by an affirmative 2/3 (two-thirds) vote of the
chapter members at any meeting of this organization, provided notices of such meeting
and of the proposed amendment shall have been sent to each voting member at least
two weeks before the date of the meeting at which the proposed amendment is to be
voted on.
ARTICLE X – Chapter Dissolution
In the event of dissolution of the Snake River Chapter, the officers shall, after
paying or making provision for payment and discharge of all the liabilities of the Snake
River Chapter, distribute all of the remaining net assets of said Chapter to the American
Statistical Association exclusively for charitable, scientific, literary, and educational
purposes. The American Statistical Association is an exempt organization under Section
501 c 3 of the Internal Revenue Code.