Dues and Fees
Section 1. The admission fee for each society elected to
membership shall be ten dollars ($10.00).
Section 2. The
annual dues, to be paid by each member society, shall be fifty dollars
Section 3. The
fiscal year shall be from June 1 to May 31.
Section 4. The
budget shall be supported by the member societies. The annual dues are part
support for the budget.
Section 5. The
admission fee and proportioned annual dues shall be paid within one month
after date of acceptance and annual dues shall be, thenceforth, paid by May
20 of each year, as payment in advance, for the next year.
Section 1. Any organization or society requesting membership
in the Council shall file with the president of the Council a formal letter
of application signed by its presiding officer and secretary. Such
application shall be accompanied by a current list of its members and a copy
of its Constitution and By-Laws.
Section 2. Upon
receipt of an application for membership in the Council and the accompanying
membership list, Constitution and By-Laws, the same shall be referred to the
membership Committee for consideration and recommendation. This Committee
shall make its recommendations through its chairman to the Council who shall
then vote upon the admission of the applicant. In the event that an
application is rejected by the Council, the applicant society or
organization so rejected may, upon satisfactory showing that it can meet
Council's membership requirements, make a new application for membership at
any time, but in the absence of such showing, the Council shall not
entertain a subsequent application by the same applicant for a period of two
years from the date of such ejection.
Section 3. Any
member organization, which has not paid its dues by May 20, of any year,
shall be considered in arrears until its dues have been paid.
Section 4. Any
organization which has forfeited its membership in the Council by reason of
non payment of dues, as provided in Section 3 of this Article, shall, upon
filing a new application for membership and payment of all dues in arrears
at the time for forfeiture, be reinstated with the approval of the members
Section 5. A
member organization whose purpose, activities, and functions are determined
no longer to be in accordance with the expressed limitations of membership
under the Constitution of the Council shall be liable to forfeiture of
Charges against a member
organization, hereinafter referred to as the defendant, must be made in
writing by another member organization, hereinafter called the plaintiff,
through its duly authorized representative, and must be delivered to the
Secretary of the Council, who shall immediately furnish a copy to the
defendant, the plaintiff and the President of Council. The Council shall
investigate the charges on their merits, but no action shall be taken by the
Council until the defendant shall have had ample time for a hearing and in
no case less than thirty (30) days nor more than sixty (60) days after the
presentation of the charges to the defendant.
Should the Council, after
careful investigation, find that insufficient cause for action exists at the
time of the hearing, the Council shall dismiss the complaint, and the action
of the Council shall be final.
Should the Council find there
is cause for complaint, it shall order the case for hearing at a special
meeting of the Council to be held within thirty (30) days. In all cases the
President of the Council shall appoint a member of the Council as prosecutor
of the case. The President of the Council shall preside at the hearing and
shall rule on the evidence, but shall not vote. The Council shall furnish
its conclusions in writing to the governing bodies of each of the other
Member Societies, who shall ballot for or against expulsion within sixty
(60) days after receipt of the evidence. If three fourths of the governing
bodies vote for expulsion, the Secretary of the Council shall send an
official notice of the expulsion to the defendant Society by registered
mail, the effective date of the expulsion being the date of mailing of the
Section 6. The
expelled Society may re apply for membership in the Council as provided in
Sections 1 and 2, Article III, herein, but in no case shall re application
be heard before two years after the date of expulsion.
Section 7. Any
changes in membership status should be made in writing, addressed to the
President of CJEC.
(a) If the office of the President becomes vacant for any reason during the
elected term, the Vice-President shall become President for the remainder of
the unexpired term, thereby creating a vacancy as Vice-President. This will
not affect his right of election to the office of President for full term.
(b) If any elected office other
than that of the President becomes vacant, the Council shall fill the
vacancy from that office not later than June 1, and shall serve until their
successors are installed in office. If no more than one candidate is
nominated for each office, election may be by acclamation.