Example of Chapter By laws of Future Without Poverty, Inc.
Article I – Identification
Section 1: Name. The name of the organization shall be (Student Chapter Name).
Section 2: National Affiliation. (Student Chapter Name), hereinafter referred to as the chapter, shall be affiliated with the Future Without Poverty, Inc., hereinafter referred to as FWOP.
Article II – Purposes
The purposes of the chapter shall be as follows:
a) To acquaint students, with the mission and projects of Future Without Poverty
b) To keep students up-to-date on new developments in the field of global poverty and sustainable development issues
c) To provide learning opportunities through interaction with Future Without Poverty members and projects
d) To promote the development of a world vision of a future with out poverty
e) To encourage adherence to the Code of Ethics of the Future Without Poverty, Inc..
To achieve these purposes, there shall be no discrimination in individual membership or chapter affiliations because of race, religion, sex, age, or national origin.
Article III – Membership
Application for membership shall be made through the chapter. Annual dues shall become payable upon joining the chapter. Student members of the chapter who pay annual dues to the national FWOP shall be designated as student members of FWOP.
Article IV – Meetings of Members
Notice of the time and place of each meeting shall be served not less than seven (7) nor more than fourteen (14) days before the meeting.
A majority of voting members present at any meeting shall constitute a quorum. Such quorum may, by majority vote of the members present, transact any business which may properly be brought before the meeting, except as otherwise indicated in these Bylaws. A meeting may be adjourned or recessed by majority vote of the members present.
At all meetings of the members, the President, or if absent, the Vice President, shall preside as Chairperson. In the absence of said officers, the Chairperson shall be elected by a majority of the members present.
Every regular member of the chapter in good standing shall be entitled to one vote on any matter of the chapter’s business to be acted upon by vote of the membership.
Article V – Elections and Balloting
Elections of officers shall be held within the first two (2) meetings held by the chapter at the beginning of the academic year.
Each officer shall be elected on the basis of a plurality of votes cast for that office. In the event of a tie vote, successive balloting shall be conducted until one candidate receives a plurality.
All elected officers shall be expected to hold their office and faithfully discharge its duties until the end of the academic year. However, in the event that an officer is unable to complete his/her term in office, a new election shall be held to fill that office as soon as is conveniently possible for the chapter.
Article VI – Parliamentary Procedure
Robert’s Rules of Order shall govern all parliamentary procedure unless otherwise specified.
Article VII – Amendment or Revision of Bylaws
The Bylaws may be amended or revised by a majority vote of the chapter membership.