CONSTITUTION OF THE SNAKE RIVER CHAPTER OF THE AMERICAN STATISTICAL ASSOCIATION ARTICLE I – Name 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.