Article I. Membership
persons listed by the NCA as emeritus members and who have duly
selected the Emeritus / Retired Members Section as an interest group
shall be considered as Section members. Those who are retired but do
not hold NCA emeritus status and any member interested in promoting the
purposes of the Section may become Section members by duly selecting
the Emeritus / Retired Members Section as an interest group.
Article 2. Meetings
1. The annual meeting of the Section shall be held at the time and
place to be designated by the Vice Chair in Consultation with the First
Vice President of NCA.
Section 2. All meetings of the Section shall be open to all members.
Section 3. The Section shall assume no responsibility for statements of
opinion expressed at the annual meeting or at any program or event
sponsored by the Section.
Article 3. Nominations and Elections
Section 1. All elections shall take place at the annual meeting of the Section.
Section 2. The Nominating Committee shall nominate at least one person
for each vacancy to be filled.
Section 3. Additional nominations for each vacancy may be made from the
floor by any member attending the annual business meeting providing
written permission is obtained from the member being nominated.
Section 4. All voting for elections shall be conducted by a showing of
hands unless the majority of those present and voting at the annual
business meeting vote in favor of a secret ballot.
Section 5. To be elected, a nominee must receive a majority of the
votes cast by Section members present and voting. In the event that
more than two are nominated for a vacancy and no one receives a
majority of the votes cast, a run-off election between the two nominees
receiving the most votes shall be held immediately.
Section 6: The Vice Chair Elect shall be elected at the annual business
meeting held one year from the date he or she assumes office. All other
nominees elected shall assume office upon conclusion of the convention
Article 4: Duties of Officers and Chair of the Publications Committee
1. The Chair shall preside at all business meetings and meetings of the
Executive Committee and shall perform all duties normally adhering to
Section 2. In the absence of the Chair, the Vice Chair
shall preside at all business meetings and meetings of the Executive
Committee and shall perform all duties normally adhering to this
office. The Vice Chair shall, in consultation with appropriate section
and NCA officers, engage in preliminary annual meeting program planning
for the following year’s convention program.
Section 3. The Vice Chair Elect shall in consultation with appropriate
Section and NCA officers, engage in preliminary annual meeting program
planning a year in advance.
Section 4. The Secretary shall prepare minutes of the meetings of the
section and the Executive Committee and provide appropriate information
to SPECTRA and perform other customary duties adhering to this office.
The Secretary shall allocate these funds in consultation with the
Section 5. The Chair of the Publications Committee shall be responsible
for collecting appropriate information and disseminating that
information in a timely manner to the members of the Section in the
Section’s Newsletter. In consultation with the Chair of the
Publications Committee shall coordinate and direct all other
publication activities of the section.
Article 5: Parliamentary Authority
absence of any provisions to the contrary in the Constitution and
Bylaws, all business meetings of the section and the Executive
Committee shall be governed by the parliamentary procedures contained
in ROBERTS RULES OF ORDER, current edition.
Article 6: Amendments
1. Amendments to the Bylaws may be initiated by the Executive Committee
or by any bona fide member of the section at the annual business
meeting. Any proposed amendments must be submitted in writing.
Section 2. Such proposed amendments require a majority vote of the
members present and voting at the annual business meeting for passage.