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ALAC Bylaws

ARTICLE I. GOVERNING BODY

Section A. The governing body of the Alamo Water/Wastewater Laboratory Analysts’

Association shall consist of the following officers:

1. The properly elected President, who shall conduct meetings, appoint committees, act as chairman o

f the executive committee, and serve as a non-voting advisory member of all other committees.

2. The properly elected Vice-President, who shall fulfill the duties and responsibilities of the President in his

absence, and act as chairman of the program committee.

3. The properly elected Secretary-Treasurer, who shall record minutes of the meeting, notify members of meetings and special events, execute clerical duties, record attendance, record and collect dues, execute financial business, and act as chairman of the membership committee.

4. The properly elected Editor, shall advise the President on proper rules of order, act as chairman of the Newsletter Committee, and editor of the Association’s Newsletter.

Section B. The governing body of the Alamo Water/Wastewater Laboratory Analysts’

Association shall be referred to collectively as the Executive Committee and shall consist of the five aforementioned officers and the immediate past president. The duties of the Executive Committee shall consist of conducting general business affairs and attending to the general well-being of the Association

Section C. Standing Committees shall meet at regular intervals, no less than four (4) times per year to coordinate its activities.

ARTICLE II. ELECTION OF OFFICERS

Section A. The election of officers shall be completed at the December meeting

providing a quorum of the active membership is present. If a quorum is not obtained at the December meeting, the elections shall be held at the next meeting when a quorum is determined to be present. A quorum shall be defined as a simple majority of the active membership.

Section B. All nominations for each office will be mailed to each member of the

Association. This notice of election of officers shall carry the following items:

1. Two names for each office.

2. A 100 word (or less) biography of each candidate.

3. Date, time, and location of election meeting.

4. Reprinting of Article II, Section A of the By-Laws.

ARTICLE III. MEETINGS

Section A. Meetings shall be monthly at an appropriate date, time, and location.

Section B. Meetings shall have the following order:

1. Business meeting and committee reports.

2. Program.

ARTICLE IV. REMOVAL OF OFFICERS

Section A. Removal of an elected officer from his/her office before his/her term expires

may be accomplished using the following procedure:

1. Appropriate drafting of the charges or complaints against the officer.

2. Submission of the charges to the entire Executive Committee at a meeting called by the President within 10 days after presentation f charges and/or complaints.

3. Discussion of the charges with the officer in question.

4. Approval of two-thirds of the active membership at the meeting following ratification of membership.

Section B. An officer who wishes to resign office before term expires should submit a formal written resignation to the rest of the Executive Committee.

RATIFIED THIS 9TH DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 1977

AMMENDED THIS 28TH DAY OF JUNE, 1983