Revised May 14, 1996
Constitution | By-laws |
Description of Duties |
The name of this organization is "Canton Joint Engineering Council"
hereinafter referred to as the CJEC.
(1) The objectives of the CJEC shall be to bring the Engineering and
Scientific Societies in Canton and vicinity into close association with one
another for effective public service, to cooperate in technical activities,
promote meetings of mutual interest and conduct effective educational
(2) The CJEC shall be a non
profit organization incorporated under the laws of the State of Ohio. It
shall be operated exclusively for a scientific and educational purpose and
no substantial part of the activity shall be the carrying on of propaganda
or otherwise influencing or tending to influence legislation, nor will it
participate in any manner in political campaigning or activities.
(3) The CJEC shall have no
jurisdiction over the facilities, meetings or activities of any of the
individual Member Societies.
(4) The CJEC shall not commit
any Member Society to actions in conflict with the charter, constitution,
and By-Laws of said member's parent organization.
(1) The membership of the CJEC shall consist of the delegates of member
(2) Member Societies of the CJEC shall consist of professional technical organizations with acceptable
ethical standards which have as their main objectives the advancement of the
theory and practice of the science concerned.
(3) Any society whose
qualifications conform with the requirements of Section (2), Article III may
be elected as a Member Society of the CJEC by the affirmative vote of three
fourths of the delegates.
(4) Any member Society may
withdraw from membership in the CJEC on its own initiative at the end of a
fiscal year provided that written notice of its intention to withdraw has
been received by the Secretary of the CJEC by April 1 for withdrawal
effective the following June l.
(5) Any Society may be
expelled for justifiable cause (reference Article III of the By-Laws) by an
affirmative vote of three fourths of the delegates.
(1) A member of the Council may represent only one Member Society and each
Member Society is entitled to two votes.
(2) Each Member Society of
the CJEC shall appoint two delegates to the Council for a term of two
calendar years. One delegate shall be appointed each year. When elected as a
Member of the Council, a society shall appoint two delegates, one for a one
year term and the other for the standard two year term. The Society shall
notify the Secretary of the CJEC of the appointment, in writing, not later
than April 1 of the year preceding the delegate's term, which is from June l
to May 31. A delegate may be appointed for succeeding terms. The secretary
shall maintain a record of each delegate's term and include this information
in the directory.
(3) A delegate must be a
member of the Member Society and must have been eligible to hold office in
that society for at least three years.
(4) The President of the CJEC
shall convoke a session (known as the annual meeting) of the Council and the
newly appointed delegates as early as practical after April 1 of each year
for the purpose of electing Officers of the CJEC for the ensuing fiscal year
as defined in Article VII, (2) of the Constitution.
The designated delegates for
the ensuing year shall elect from among themselves: a President, a Vice
President, a Secretary, and a Treasurer. No officer shall immediately
succeed himself in the same office more than once, except the Treasurer, who
may be re-elected more than one.
(5) An Executive Secretary
shall be elected by the CJEC delegates for a five year term.
Duties of Officers
(1) The Officers of the CJEC shall consist of an elected President, Vice
President, Secretary, Treasurer and an Executive Secretary.
(2) It shall be the duty of
the President to ensure that the Articles of the Constitution and the
By-Laws are duly observed and executed and to preside at all meetings of the CJEC. He shall appoint, subject to the approval of the Council, the chairmen
of all committees and he shall be a member ex officio of all committees. Any
member of Member Societies may serve as a committee chairmen or committee
(3) The Vice President, in
the absence or disability of the President shall assume and execute the
duties of the President. He shall be a member ex officio of all committees.
(4) The Secretary shall keep
and distribute minutes of Council meetings to the delegates and to the
Chairmen of Member Societies.
(5) The Treasurer shall have
custody of the CJEC funds and shall report to the Council at each CJEC
monthly meeting. He shall present an annual report and balance sheet as of
May 31, audited by an auditing committee appointed by the incoming
(6) The Executive Secretary
shall assist the President in the performance of his responsibilities,
maintain all of the records of the Council and assist in the planning of
programs to insure the progressive continuity of the organization. He shall
have no vote unless he is also a present delegate of a Member society.
(7) Retiring officers, after
their tenure of office, shall be ex officio members of the Council for the
first year following their retirement. An ex officio member of the Council
shall have no vote unless he is a present delegate of a Member Society.
(8) A detailed description of
the duties for officers and committee leaders is attached following the
(1) Standing Committees, with membership and duties as judged necessary by
the Council, shall be selected from the members of Member Societies. A
detailed description of the duties for officers and committee leaders is
attached following the By-Laws.
(1) All receipts from CJEC activities and from dues of Member Societies
shall be placed in the general fund and all expenses incurred by the CJEC
shall be disbursed from the general fund.
(2) Annual budget for the
fiscal year from June l to May 31 shall be prepared by the Treasurer by
September l for approval by Council.
(3) In the event of the
dissolution of the CJEC, any remainder of its net assets after discharge of
all of its just debts and other legal and moral obligations shall be paid
over either to the Member Societies or to such other professional,
scientific, educational, or charitable institutions as may be approved by
(1) An amendment to this Constitution may be proposed at any time by any
Member Society through its duly authorized delegates to the Council or by
special committee appointed by the President of CJEC. Such proposed
amendments shall be in writing.
(2) Any amendment proposed
shall be submitted in writing by the CJEC Secretary to each Member Society
through its delegate to the Council, within thirty days of its receipt by
(3) A proposed amendment to
this Constitution shall be declared adopted if it receives the affirmative
votes of three fourths of the governing bodies of the Member Societies.
(1) There shall be appended to this Constitution suitable By-Laws which
shall become effective after having been approved by two thirds vote of the
Council as per Article VI, (2) of the By-Laws.