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Bylaws

BYLAWS OF THE NORTH CAROLINA
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK CHAPTER OF APT

A Chapter of Association for Psychological Type

ARTICLE I:
Name
Section 1: The name of the organization shall be the North Carolina Research Triangle Park Chapter.
     
ARTICLE II:
Objectives
Section 1: To develop and improve practices in psychological type.
  Section 2: To increase interest in the field of psychological type.
  Section 3: To enhance the prestige of the psychological type professional.
  Section 4: To promote ethical use of psychological type.
     
ARTICLE III:
Officers & Board of Directors
Section 1: The officers of the association shall consist of a president, president-elect, vice-president of programs, vice-president of membership, vice-president of communications, secretary, and treasurer.
  Section 2: The board of directors shall be comprised of the seven elected officers and the immediate past president. With ratification of two-thirds of the board members, two members at large may serve as board members
  Section 3: Only those members in good standing for a year or more may be nominated for elective offices.
  Section 4: The president, president-elect, and treasurer must be members of APT Central and qualified to use the MBTI.
     
ARTICLE IV:
Duties ofOfficers & Board of Directors
Section 1: The president shall preside at meetings, act as business head of the organization, and appoint all standing committees.
  Section 2: The president-elect shall develop service and information functions and, in addition, shall perform all duties normally performed by the president in his/her absence.
  Section 3: The vice-president of programs shall plan and coordinate programs, workshops, and seminars for the professional growth and development of the members.
  Section 4: The vice-president of membership shall recruit new members, maintain current membership, and maintain a current directory of members.
  Section 5: The vice-president of communications shall gather information and print and distribute the newsletter to the membership.
  Section 6: The secretary shall keep the minutes, conduct the organization’s correspondence, and notify members of meetings.
  Section 7: The treasurer shall collect all dues, pay all bills, and render financial statements as directed by the board of directors.
  Section 8: The board of directors shall meet at least quarterly.
  Section 9: A simple majority of the board constitutes a quorum.
     
ARTICLE V:
Election of Officers & Board of Directors
Section 1: Election of officers and directors shall be held in the fall of each year. Officers and directors shall hold office for a period of one year, beginning January 1.Nominations for officers shall be placed before the association by a nominating committee at the fall meeting, at which time nominations may also be made from the floor. Permission should be obtained from all nominees prior to their names being placed in nomination. The nominating committee shall consist of the immediate past-presidents of the association, or others appointed by the president.The nominating committee shall prepare a slate of officers for each of the following positions: president-elect, vice president of communications, vice-president of programs, treasurer, and secretary.The president shall have discretionary authority to appoint standing committees. The chairperson of each committee shall serve as an ex-officio member of the board of directors.
  Section 2: If a vacancy occurs in any elected office other than president or president-elect between normal elections, the president shall appoint a successor.If a vacancy occurs in the office of president during a term, the president-elect shall immediately become president and shall continue as president for the remainder of the current term and the entire following term. If a vacancy occurs during a term in office of president-elect, a special election shall be held at the next association meeting which allows sufficient time for the conduction of the election process.The normal succession to the presidency shall be the president-elect and the vice-president of programs. If neither is able to serve, the secretary shall immediately call for a special election. The secretary shall serve as president during the interim.
  Section 3: If a board member has three absences, that member’s position can be deemed vacant, per approval of two-thirds of board members.
     
ARTICLE VI:
Meetings
Section 1: Association meetings shall be held at a time and place to be designated by the board of directors.
     
ARTICLE VII:
Dues
Section 1: Membership shall be by the calendar year, with dues payable by January 1. New members who join between October 1 and December 31 shall be considered in good standing for the following year.
  Section 2: Membership shall lapse if dues are in arrears three months. Reinstatement may be effected upon payment of dues.
     
ARTICLE VIII:
New Bylaws or
Amendments
Section 1: Bylaws shall be ratified, and may be amended at any time, upon recommendation of two-thirds of the board members.
     
ARTICLE IX:
Membership
Section 1: Terms and Classes: Persons possessing the necessary qualifications may upon approval of the board of directors be admitted to or, if applicable, allowed to retain member-ship in the association in one of the following classes:

  1. Regular Members: Persons who subscribe to the mission objectives of the NC RTP APT and pay dues.
  2. Honorary Members: Honorary membership is available by approval of the board of directors. Honorary members shall not have voting privileges, pay local dues, or be required to attend meetings.
  Section 2: Members of the local association will be encouraged to join the national association of the Association for Psychological Type.
     
ARTICLE X:
Charter Members
Section 1: It shall be recognized that the charter members of this chapter are the original steering committee (1989). This committee consists of Charter President Anne Britt, Dan Bruffey, Larry Collins, Gordon Folger, Rebecca Hutchinson, Ken McLeod, Ron Price, Mardi Reeves, Marilyn Vanderlugt, and Phill Wilson.
     


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