Article 4: Officers

Amendments to Article 4 are relatively minor. Please comment below or send an email to smrphilosophy@gmail.com.

Proposed Text

Article IV: Officers

Section 1. Number and Qualifications. The officers of the Society shall be a president, a vice president, and a secretary-treasurer. All officers must be active members of the Society, and no individual may hold more than one office in the Society at the same time.

Section 2. Election and Term of Office. The president and vice president shall serve two-year terms and the secretary-treasurer shall serve a three-year term. The vice president and secretary-treasurer shall be chosen by the Executive Committee at the recommendation of the Nominating Committee at meetings of the Executive Committee held immediately prior to the annual membership meetings, and the outgoing vice president shall automatically succeed to the office of president, whether upon expiration of the term of the previous president upon the end of the calendar year or upon his or her resignation, removal, disability or death. The vice president shall have been a member of the Executive Committee prior to, though not necessarily immediately prior to, his or her election. An individual may not hold the offices of president or vice president for more than one term.

Section 3. Other Agents. The Executive Committee may appoint from time to time such agents as it shall deem necessary, each of whom shall hold office during the pleasure of the Executive Committee, and shall have such authority and perform such duties and shall receive such reasonable compensation, as the Executive Committee may from time to time determine.

Section 4. Removal. Any officer of the Society may be removed by a vote of the majority of the Executive Committee then in office.

Section 5. Vacancies. In case of any vacancy in any office, a successor to fill the unexpired portion of the term may be elected by the Executive Committee.

Section 6. President: Powers and Duties. The president shall preside at all meetings of the members and of the Executive Committee. He/she shall have general supervision of the affairs of the Society. He/she shall keep the Executive Committee fully informed, and shall freely consult them concerning the activities of the Society. He/she shall have the power to sign alone, unless the Executive Committee shall specifically require an additional signature, in the name of the Society all contracts authorized either generally or specifically by the Executive Committee. He/ she shall be an ex officio member of all standing and special committees. He/she shall perform such other duties as shall from time to time be assigned to him/her by the Executive Committee.

Section 7. Vice President: Powers and Duties. The vice president shall have such powers and duties as may be assigned to him/her by the Executive Committee. In the absence of the president, the vice president shall in general perform the duties of the president.

Section 8. Secretary-Treasurer: Powers and Duties. The secretary-treasurer shall act as secretary of all meetings of the members and the Executive Committee, and shall keep the minutes of all such meetings. He/she shall attend to the giving and serving of all notices of the Society, shall handle all official correspondence and mailings, and shall perform all the duties customarily incident to the office of the secretary, subject to the control of the Executive Committee. He/she shall have the custody of the records of the Society and of all funds and securities of the Society which may come into his/her hands. He/she shall keep or cause to be kept full and accurate accounts of receipts and disbursements of the Society, and shall deposit all moneys and other valuable effects of the Society in the name and to the credit of the Society in such banks or depositories as the Executive Committee may designate. Whenever required by the Executive Committee, he/she shall render a statement and report of his accounts. He/she shall administer the funds of the Society with the consultation of the Finance Committee. He/she shall at all reasonable times exhibit his/her books and accounts to any officer or member of the Executive Committee of the Society and shall perform all duties incident to the position of treasurer subject to the control of the Executive Committee. He/she shall propose an annual budget. He/she finally shall perform such other duties as shall from time to time be assigned to him/her by the Executive Committee.


Current Constitution

Article IV: Officers

Section 1. Number and Qualifications. The officers of the Society shall be a president, a vice president, and a secretary-treasurer, All officers must be regular members of the Society, and no individual may hold more than one office in the Society at the same time.

Section 2. Election and Term of Office. The first president and vice president shall serve until the second annual membership meeting and the first secretary treasurer shall serve until the third annual membership meeting. Thereafter The president and vice president shall serve two year terms and the secretary treasurer shall serve three year terms. The vice president and secretary treasurer shall be chosen by the Executive Committee at the recommendation of the Nominating Committee at meetings of the Executive Committee held immediately prior to the annual membership meetings, and the outgoing vice president shall automatically succeed to the office of president, whether upon expiration of the term of the previous president upon the end of the calendar year or upon his or her resignation, removal, disability or death. The vice president shall have been a member of the Executive Committee prior to, though not necessarily immediately prior to, his or her election. An individual may not hold the offices of president or vice president for more than one term.

Section 3. Other Agents, etc. The Executive Committee may appoint from time to time such agents as it shall deem necessary, each of whom shall hold office during the pleasure of the Executive Committee, and shall have such authority and perform such duties and shall receive such reasonable compensation, as the Executive Committee may from time to time determine.

Section 4. Removal. Any officer of the Society may be removed by a vote of the majority of the Executive Committee then in office.

Section 5. Vacancies. In case of any vacancy in any office, a successor to fill the unexpired portion of the term may be elected by the Executive Committee.

Section 6. President: Powers and Duties. The president shall preside at all meetings of the members and of the Executive Committee. He/she shall have general supervision of the affairs of the Society. He/she shall keep the Executive Committee fully informed, and shall freely consult them concerning the activities of the Society. He/she shall have the power to sign alone, unless the Executive Committee shall specifically require an additional signature, in the name of the Society all contracts authorized either generally or specifically by the Executive Committee. He/ she shall be an ex officio member of all standing and special committees. He/she shall perform such other duties as shall from time to time be assigned to him/her by the Executive Committee.

Section 7. Vice President: Powers and Duties. The vice president shall have such powers and duties as may be assigned to him/her by the Executive Committee. In the absence of the president, the vice president shall in general perform the duties of the president.

Section 8. Secretary treasurer: Powers and Duties. The secretary treasurer shall act as secretary of all meetings of the members and the Executive Committee, and shall keep the minutes of all such meetings. He/she shall attend to the giving and serving of all notices of the Society, shall handle all official correspondence and mailings, and shall perform all the duties customarily incident to the office of the secretary, subject to the control of the Executive Committee. He/she shall have the custody of the records of the Society and of all funds and securities of the Society which may come into his/her hands. He/she shall keep or cause to be kept full and accurate accounts of receipts and disbursements of the Society, and shall deposit all moneys and other valuable effects of the Society in the name and to the credit of the Society in such banks or depositories as the Executive Committee may designate. Whenever required by the Executive Committee, he/she shall render a statement and report of his accounts. He/she shall administer the funds of the Society with the consultation of the Finance Committee. He/she shall at all reasonable times exhibit his/her books and accounts to any officer or member of the Executive Committee of the Society and shall perform all duties incident to the position of treasurer subject to the control of the Executive Committee. He/she shall propose an annual budget. He/she finally shall perform such other duties as shall from time to time be assigned to him/her by the Executive Committee.


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