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CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS

University of Georgia Student Chapter American Meteorological Society Part I as set forth by the American Meteorological Society.

ARTICLE I: NAME

This organization can adopt any name desired by the majority of its active membership, provided the name in question is not in current use, upon approval of the Executive Committee, American Meteorological Society.

ARTICLE II: OBJECTIVES

Primary objectives of the organization shall be to foster the growth of operational meteorology, through research, forecasting, broadcasting, and education.

ARTICLE III: MEMBERSHIP

1. Membership in the local chapter is open to anyone interested in meteorology and its related fields and who agrees to abide by the requirements of this constitution.

2. Officers shall consist of President, Vice-President, Treasurer, and Secretary.

3. Officers shall be elected at the first official meeting of the chapter and at the first meeting of the calendar year thereafter. All officers shall hold their position for one year and may be re-elected.

4. Any vacated office shall be filled by action of the executive committee in accordance with the local chapter constitution.

5. The President shall report directly to the Executive Director, American Meteorological Society.

ARTICLE IV: COMMITTEES

1. The following committees are required: Program, Membership, and Publicity. The chairs of these committees will consist of the Vice-President (Program Committee), Treasurer (Membership Committee), and Secretary (Publicity Committee). Additional members of the committees shall be appointed in accordance with the local chapter constitution.

2. The Publicity Committee will keep the national American Meteorological Society advised of all local chapter activities.

3. The Executive Committee consists of the immediate past president and the current officers.

ARTICLE V: DUES

No national dues are required of chapter members. The American Meteorological Society does strongly recommend that all local chapter members become full members.

ARTICLE VI: MEETINGS

Chapters shall have a minimum of six meetings each year.

ARTICLE VII: VOTING PROCEDURES

1. All active members of the local chapter may participate in voting.

2. Voting for officers of the local chapter shall be in accordance with the local chapter constitution.

ARTICLE VIII: PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY

The rules contained in Robert’s Rules of Order, Revised Edition shall govern in all cases to which they are applicable, and in which they are not inconsistent with the constitution.

ARTICLE IX: NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION

This local chapter of the American Meteorological Society is organized and operated exclusively for nonprofit purposes, and no part of its earnings shall inure to the benefit of any member.

ARTICLE X: DISSOLUTION

Upon dissolution or disbandment of this organization, all funds and properties in excess of liabilities and expenses of dissolution will be distributed as determined by a majority of the active members.

ARTICLE XI: ADOPTION

This local chapter of the American Meteorological Society shall become effective upon approval of the Executive Committee, American Meteorological Society. Part II as set forth by this local chapter of the American Meteorological Society. We the members of the University of Georgia Chapter of the American Meteorological Society, and subscribing to the regulations and policies of the American Meteorological Association and the University of Georgia, establish this Constitution to govern the matters within our Chapter.

ARTICLE I: NAME

1. This local chapter shall be known as the University of Georgia Chapter of the American Meteorological Society (UGA AMS or AMS at UGA)

2. This organization can adopt any name desired by the majority of its active membership, provided the name in question is not in current use, upon approval of the Executive Committee, American Meteorological Society.

ARTICLE II: OBJECTIVES

The objectives of the University of Georgia Chapter shall be:

1. To assist in the professional development and continuing education of chapter members (including student members, faculty members, and members from the professional community).

2. To allow for opportunities for interaction and networking for students with faculty members, and with professional meteorologists, climatologists, and hydrologists in the local area. Opportunities are also possible for interaction with scientists, educators, writers, and other professionals who give presentations to the chapter.

3. To take part in outreach activities aimed toward increasing chapter members’ exposure to weather-related activities, and increasing the chapter’s interaction with the local community.

ARTICLE III: NON-DISCRIMINATION

1. Membership and all privileges, including voting and officer positions, must be extended to all students without regard to age, ethnicity, gender, disability, color, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. However Religious student organizations will not be denied registration solely because they limit membership or leadership positions to students who share the same religious beliefs.

2. Membership and all privileges, including voting and officer positions, must be extended to all students as stated in the University of Georgia Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy. However, religious student organizations will not be denied registration solely because they limit membership or leadership positions to students who share the same religious beliefs. Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments Act of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex or handicap in most educational programs and activities within the University.

ARTICLE IV: MEMBERSHIP

1. Membership in the local chapter is open to regularly enrolled University of Georgia students, faculty, and staff members with an interest in meteorology and its related fields and agree to abide by the requirements of this constitution.

2. National membership in the American Meteorological Society shall be encouraged but not required for membership in the local chapter.

ARTICLE V: OFFICERS

1. The elective officers shall consist of President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Historian.

2. All officers must be members of the National American Meteorological Society.

3. Officers shall be elected in March/April, and shall assume their duties at the conclusion of the final chapter meeting for the spring semester. The incoming secretary shall provide the election results to the American Meteorological Society.

4. Any vacated office shall be filled by an action of the Executive Committee in accordance with this Constitution.

5. President

a. The President shall hold membership in the National American Meteorological Society.

b. The President presides as the Chair at all local chapter meetings and is responsible for the ideological financial well-being of the chapter.

c. The President has the authority to appoint committees, to act upon local chapter interests as necessary, and to oversee the goals and aspiration of the active membership and the officers.

6. Vice-President

a. Vice-President shall hold membership in the National American Meteorological Society.

b. The Vice-President presides as the Chair in the absence of the President and is Chair of the Program Committee.

c. The Vice-President assists the other Officers in the performance of their duties. d. The Vice-President organizes and promotes professional/social meetings and schedules guest speakers. e. The Vice-President is responsible for organizing community events, school visits, and other outreach activities. 7. Treasurer a. The Treasurer shall hold membership in the National American Meteorological Society. b. The Treasurer serves as the administrative focal point for all chapter activities, presides as the Chair of the Membership Committee, keeps current list of the active membership, and maintains accurate financial records concerning local chapter activities. c. The Treasurer or designee of the Treasurer shall make a report of the financial status of the chapter at each meeting. d. In the absence of both the President and Vice President, the Treasurer serves as the Chair at the local chapter meeting. e. Treasurer is responsible for food purchases for meetings. f. The Treasurer should keep track of attendance at each meeting and collects dues. g. The Treasurer is responsible for creating and organizing fundraisers. 8. Secretary a. The Secretary shall hold membership in the National American Meteorological Society. b. The Secretary is charged with keeping the active membership informed about chapter functions: a. Create chapter posters and handouts b. Send out chapter minutes to members c. Assists with Vice President to publicize meetings c. Presides as Chair of the Publicity Committee, and submits reports of chapter activities to the national organizations through the President. d. In the absence of the President, Vice-President, and Treasurer, serves as Chair of the local chapter meeting. e. Manages and maintains the display case. 9. Historian a. The Historian shall hold membership in the National American Meteorological Society. b. Maintains and updates the chapter website. c. The Historian connects with Alumni and updates alumni information via the website. d. The Historian is responsible for taking pictures at chapter events and posting them online. e. Assists the Secretary with the display case. f. Update and print chapter brochures g. Historian can either be a graduate or undergraduate student. 10. Graduate Representative a. Assists the officers with suggestions and acts as the voice for graduate students. b. Connect faculty and graduate members with the AMS organization. c. Assists student members in planning and presenting at conferences and attending AMS events and fundraisers d. Chapter votes for Graduate Representative along with the other officers during the spring semester 11. The active membership has the right to impeach any officer if the officer’s actions or activities warrant dismissal. A majority vote by the active membership is required to dismiss a local chapter officer. This vote will be done by secret ballot. ARTICLE VI: COMMITTEES 1. The following committees are required: Program, Membership, and Publicity. The chairs of these committees will consist of the Vice-President (Program Committee), Treasurer (Membership Committee), and Secretary (Publicity Committee). Additional members of the committees shall be appointed in accordance with the local chapter constitution. 2. The Publicity Committee will keep the national American Meteorological Society advised of all local chapter activities. In addition, the Publicity Committee shall be responsible for maintaining the local chapter web and social media sites. 3. The Executive Committee consists of the current officers. 4. Additional committees may be appointed by the President as deemed necessary, in accordance with this constitution. ARTICLE VII: DUES 1. Semester dues of ten dollars ($10.00) OR annual dues of fifteen dollars ($15.00) shall be paid to the University of Georgia Chapter of the American Meteorological Society. Dues are payable at the first meeting of the chapter year. Payment of dues entitles the member to active member status and voting privileges. 2. If local chapter dues are not paid by the end of the third meeting of the chapter of each semester the individual’s membership privileges will be revoked. His/Her membership privileges may be reinstated by paying dues. 3. Use of all dues shall be for activities of the University of Georgia Chapter and for the betterment of the chapter. ARTICLE VIII: FINANCES 1. Expenditures of the University of Georgia Chapter of the American Meteorological Society less than fifty dollars ($50.00) may be authorized by a majority of the Executive Committee. The Treasurer shall have authority to sign checks for these expenditures. If the Treasurer is unavailable, the President shall have signature authority. 2. Expenditures of the University of Georgia Chapter of fifty dollars ($50.00) or more shall require the approval of a simple majority of a quorum present. Both the Treasurer and the President must sign checks for these expenditures. ARTICLE IX: MEETINGS 1. The chapter shall have a minimum of six meetings per chapter year. The chapter year shall run from the first day of classes of the current Fall semester to the last day of classes of the following Spring semester with elections held at the last meeting of the calendar year. 2. Time and location of the meetings will be determined by the Executive Committee with input from active membership. 3. All meeting minutes shall be sent in writing to all active members by the Program Committee at least ten (10) days prior to the next meeting. This message shall also include the time, place, and purpose of the next meeting. ARTICLE X: PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY Procedures during all business meetings of the University of Georgia Student Chapter shall conform to those listed in Robert’s Rules of Order. ARTICLE XI: VOTING PROCEDURES 1. All active members of the local chapter may participate in voting. 2. A quorum is defined as more than one-half of the active membership and must include one elected officer. 3. A simple majority of the quorum is required for the election of officers and matters other than constitutional reform. 4. Members who are not present at the time of voting are not eligible to cast a vote without having first informed the Executive Committee of their foreseen absence. In this case, the member will be allowed to submit a vote to the Executive Committee and have it counted. 5. If an Officer position becomes vacant, the remaining Executive Committee members shall select a qualified active member to fill the vacancy. Three votes are required to fill a vacancy in this fashion. If no candidate receives three votes, the President shall make the selection to fill the vacancy. In either case, the member selected to fill the vacancy must be ratified by a simple majority of the quorum present at the next chapter meeting. Should the selection to the vacancy not be ratified, then an election to fill the vacancy must be held immediately. 6. All other voting will follow the aforementioned specifications. As an issue arises, the active members will be notified in advance of voting that may take place at an upcoming meeting. 7. A two-thirds majority is required for amendment to the Chapter Constitution. In cases where certain issues arise in between meetings and immediate action is necessary, electronic voting may be used to pass any action by the chapter. The Executive Committee does reserve the right to pass emergency motions deemed appropriate. ARTICLE XII: AMENDMENTS 1. These Articles shall be amended or revised when deemed necessary by, and with the concurrence of, a two-thirds majority of those active members present at a meeting, given that a quorum is present. 2. The Executive Committee shall review these Articles before the first meeting of the year for the purpose of presenting to the membership at the meeting any revisions they deem necessary. 3. Any revisions to these Articles shall be presented in writing to the membership at one regular meeting and shall be voted upon at the next regular meeting of the Chapter. ARTICLE XIII: NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION This local chapter of the American Meteorological Society is organized and operated exclusively for nonprofit purposes, and no part of its earnings shall inure to the benefit of any member. ARTICLE XIV: DISSOLUTION Upon dissolution or disbandment of this organization, all funds and properties in excess of liabilities and expenses of dissolution will be distributed as determined by a majority of the active members. ARTICLE XV: ADOPTION This local chapter of the American Meteorological Society shall become effective upon approval of the Executive Committee, American Meteorological Society. Revised as of September 18, 2013.

d. The Vice-President organizes and promotes professional/social meetings and schedules guest speakers. e. The Vice-President is responsible for organizing community events, school visits, and other outreach activities. 7. Treasurer a. The Treasurer shall hold membership in the National American Meteorological Society. b. The Treasurer serves as the administrative focal point for all chapter activities, presides as the Chair of the Membership Committee, keeps current list of the active membership, and maintains accurate financial records concerning local chapter activities. c. The Treasurer or designee of the Treasurer shall make a report of the financial status of the chapter at each meeting. d. In the absence of both the President and Vice President, the Treasurer serves as the Chair at the local chapter meeting. e. Treasurer is responsible for food purchases for meetings. f. The Treasurer should keep track of attendance at each meeting and collects dues. g. The Treasurer is responsible for creating and organizing fundraisers. 8. Secretary a. The Secretary shall hold membership in the National American Meteorological Society. b. The Secretary is charged with keeping the active membership informed about chapter functions: a. Create chapter posters and handouts b. Send out chapter minutes to members c. Assists with Vice President to publicize meetings c. Presides as Chair of the Publicity Committee, and submits reports of chapter activities to the national organizations through the President. d. In the absence of the President, Vice-President, and Treasurer, serves as Chair of the local chapter meeting. e. Manages and maintains the display case. 9. Historian a. The Historian shall hold membership in the National American Meteorological Society. b. Maintains and updates the chapter website. c. The Historian connects with Alumni and updates alumni information via the website. d. The Historian is responsible for taking pictures at chapter events and posting them online. e. Assists the Secretary with the display case. f. Update and print chapter brochures g. Historian can either be a graduate or undergraduate student. 10. Graduate Representative a. Assists the officers with suggestions and acts as the voice for graduate students. b. Connect faculty and graduate members with the AMS organization. c. Assists student members in planning and presenting at conferences and attending AMS events and fundraisers d. Chapter votes for Graduate Representative along with the other officers during the spring semester 11. The active membership has the right to impeach any officer if the officer’s actions or activities warrant dismissal. A majority vote by the active membership is required to dismiss a local chapter officer. This vote will be done by secret ballot. ARTICLE VI: COMMITTEES 1. The following committees are required: Program, Membership, and Publicity. The chairs of these committees will consist of the Vice-President (Program Committee), Treasurer (Membership Committee), and Secretary (Publicity Committee). Additional members of the committees shall be appointed in accordance with the local chapter constitution. 2. The Publicity Committee will keep the national American Meteorological Society advised of all local chapter activities. In addition, the Publicity Committee shall be responsible for maintaining the local chapter web and social media sites. 3. The Executive Committee consists of the current officers. 4. Additional committees may be appointed by the President as deemed necessary, in accordance with this constitution. ARTICLE VII: DUES 1. Semester dues of ten dollars ($10.00) OR annual dues of fifteen dollars ($15.00) shall be paid to the University of Georgia Chapter of the American Meteorological Society. Dues are payable at the first meeting of the chapter year. Payment of dues entitles the member to active member status and voting privileges. 2. If local chapter dues are not paid by the end of the third meeting of the chapter of each semester the individual’s membership privileges will be revoked. His/Her membership privileges may be reinstated by paying dues. 3. Use of all dues shall be for activities of the University of Georgia Chapter and for the betterment of the chapter. ARTICLE VIII: FINANCES 1. Expenditures of the University of Georgia Chapter of the American Meteorological Society less than fifty dollars ($50.00) may be authorized by a majority of the Executive Committee. The Treasurer shall have authority to sign checks for these expenditures. If the Treasurer is unavailable, the President shall have signature authority. 2. Expenditures of the University of Georgia Chapter of fifty dollars ($50.00) or more shall require the approval of a simple majority of a quorum present. Both the Treasurer and the President must sign checks for these expenditures. ARTICLE IX: MEETINGS 1. The chapter shall have a minimum of six meetings per chapter year. The chapter year shall run from the first day of classes of the current Fall semester to the last day of classes of the following Spring semester with elections held at the last meeting of the calendar year. 2. Time and location of the meetings will be determined by the Executive Committee with input from active membership. 3. All meeting minutes shall be sent in writing to all active members by the Program Committee at least ten (10) days prior to the next meeting. This message shall also include the time, place, and purpose of the next meeting. ARTICLE X: PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY Procedures during all business meetings of the University of Georgia Student Chapter shall conform to those listed in Robert’s Rules of Order. ARTICLE XI: VOTING PROCEDURES 1. All active members of the local chapter may participate in voting. 2. A quorum is defined as more than one-half of the active membership and must include one elected officer. 3. A simple majority of the quorum is required for the election of officers and matters other than constitutional reform. 4. Members who are not present at the time of voting are not eligible to cast a vote without having first informed the Executive Committee of their foreseen absence. In this case, the member will be allowed to submit a vote to the Executive Committee and have it counted. 5. If an Officer position becomes vacant, the remaining Executive Committee members shall select a qualified active member to fill the vacancy. Three votes are required to fill a vacancy in this fashion. If no candidate receives three votes, the President shall make the selection to fill the vacancy. In either case, the member selected to fill the vacancy must be ratified by a simple majority of the quorum present at the next chapter meeting. Should the selection to the vacancy not be ratified, then an election to fill the vacancy must be held immediately. 6. All other voting will follow the aforementioned specifications. As an issue arises, the active members will be notified in advance of voting that may take place at an upcoming meeting. 7. A two-thirds majority is required for amendment to the Chapter Constitution. In cases where certain issues arise in between meetings and immediate action is necessary, electronic voting may be used to pass any action by the chapter. The Executive Committee does reserve the right to pass emergency motions deemed appropriate. ARTICLE XII: AMENDMENTS 1. These Articles shall be amended or revised when deemed necessary by, and with the concurrence of, a two-thirds majority of those active members present at a meeting, given that a quorum is present. 2. The Executive Committee shall review these Articles before the first meeting of the year for the purpose of presenting to the membership at the meeting any revisions they deem necessary. 3. Any revisions to these Articles shall be presented in writing to the membership at one regular meeting and shall be voted upon at the next regular meeting of the Chapter. ARTICLE XIII: NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION This local chapter of the American Meteorological Society is organized and operated exclusively for nonprofit purposes, and no part of its earnings shall inure to the benefit of any member. ARTICLE XIV: DISSOLUTION Upon dissolution or disbandment of this organization, all funds and properties in excess of liabilities and expenses of dissolution will be distributed as determined by a majority of the active members. ARTICLE XV: ADOPTION This local chapter of the American Meteorological Society shall become effective upon approval of the Executive Committee, American Meteorological Society. Revised as of September 18, 2013.

e. The Vice-President is responsible for organizing community events, school visits, and other outreach activities.

7. Treasurer

a. The Treasurer shall hold membership in the National American Meteorological Society.

b. The Treasurer serves as the administrative focal point for all chapter activities, presides as the Chair of the Membership Committee, keeps current list of the active membership, and maintains accurate financial records concerning local chapter activities. c. The Treasurer or designee of the Treasurer shall make a report of the financial status of the chapter at each meeting. d. In the absence of both the President and Vice President, the Treasurer serves as the Chair at the local chapter meeting. e. Treasurer is responsible for food purchases for meetings. f. The Treasurer should keep track of attendance at each meeting and collects dues. g. The Treasurer is responsible for creating and organizing fundraisers. 8. Secretary a. The Secretary shall hold membership in the National American Meteorological Society. b. The Secretary is charged with keeping the active membership informed about chapter functions: a. Create chapter posters and handouts b. Send out chapter minutes to members c. Assists with Vice President to publicize meetings c. Presides as Chair of the Publicity Committee, and submits reports of chapter activities to the national organizations through the President. d. In the absence of the President, Vice-President, and Treasurer, serves as Chair of the local chapter meeting. e. Manages and maintains the display case. 9. Historian a. The Historian shall hold membership in the National American Meteorological Society. b. Maintains and updates the chapter website. c. The Historian connects with Alumni and updates alumni information via the website. d. The Historian is responsible for taking pictures at chapter events and posting them online. e. Assists the Secretary with the display case. f. Update and print chapter brochures g. Historian can either be a graduate or undergraduate student. 10. Graduate Representative a. Assists the officers with suggestions and acts as the voice for graduate students. b. Connect faculty and graduate members with the AMS organization. c. Assists student members in planning and presenting at conferences and attending AMS events and fundraisers d. Chapter votes for Graduate Representative along with the other officers during the spring semester 11. The active membership has the right to impeach any officer if the officer’s actions or activities warrant dismissal. A majority vote by the active membership is required to dismiss a local chapter officer. This vote will be done by secret ballot. ARTICLE VI: COMMITTEES 1. The following committees are required: Program, Membership, and Publicity. The chairs of these committees will consist of the Vice-President (Program Committee), Treasurer (Membership Committee), and Secretary (Publicity Committee). Additional members of the committees shall be appointed in accordance with the local chapter constitution. 2. The Publicity Committee will keep the national American Meteorological Society advised of all local chapter activities. In addition, the Publicity Committee shall be responsible for maintaining the local chapter web and social media sites. 3. The Executive Committee consists of the current officers. 4. Additional committees may be appointed by the President as deemed necessary, in accordance with this constitution. ARTICLE VII: DUES 1. Semester dues of ten dollars ($10.00) OR annual dues of fifteen dollars ($15.00) shall be paid to the University of Georgia Chapter of the American Meteorological Society. Dues are payable at the first meeting of the chapter year. Payment of dues entitles the member to active member status and voting privileges. 2. If local chapter dues are not paid by the end of the third meeting of the chapter of each semester the individual’s membership privileges will be revoked. His/Her membership privileges may be reinstated by paying dues. 3. Use of all dues shall be for activities of the University of Georgia Chapter and for the betterment of the chapter. ARTICLE VIII: FINANCES 1. Expenditures of the University of Georgia Chapter of the American Meteorological Society less than fifty dollars ($50.00) may be authorized by a majority of the Executive Committee. The Treasurer shall have authority to sign checks for these expenditures. If the Treasurer is unavailable, the President shall have signature authority. 2. Expenditures of the University of Georgia Chapter of fifty dollars ($50.00) or more shall require the approval of a simple majority of a quorum present. Both the Treasurer and the President must sign checks for these expenditures. ARTICLE IX: MEETINGS 1. The chapter shall have a minimum of six meetings per chapter year. The chapter year shall run from the first day of classes of the current Fall semester to the last day of classes of the following Spring semester with elections held at the last meeting of the calendar year. 2. Time and location of the meetings will be determined by the Executive Committee with input from active membership. 3. All meeting minutes shall be sent in writing to all active members by the Program Committee at least ten (10) days prior to the next meeting. This message shall also include the time, place, and purpose of the next meeting. ARTICLE X: PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY Procedures during all business meetings of the University of Georgia Student Chapter shall conform to those listed in Robert’s Rules of Order. ARTICLE XI: VOTING PROCEDURES 1. All active members of the local chapter may participate in voting. 2. A quorum is defined as more than one-half of the active membership and must include one elected officer. 3. A simple majority of the quorum is required for the election of officers and matters other than constitutional reform. 4. Members who are not present at the time of voting are not eligible to cast a vote without having first informed the Executive Committee of their foreseen absence. In this case, the member will be allowed to submit a vote to the Executive Committee and have it counted. 5. If an Officer position becomes vacant, the remaining Executive Committee members shall select a qualified active member to fill the vacancy. Three votes are required to fill a vacancy in this fashion. If no candidate receives three votes, the President shall make the selection to fill the vacancy. In either case, the member selected to fill the vacancy must be ratified by a simple majority of the quorum present at the next chapter meeting. Should the selection to the vacancy not be ratified, then an election to fill the vacancy must be held immediately. 6. All other voting will follow the aforementioned specifications. As an issue arises, the active members will be notified in advance of voting that may take place at an upcoming meeting. 7. A two-thirds majority is required for amendment to the Chapter Constitution. In cases where certain issues arise in between meetings and immediate action is necessary, electronic voting may be used to pass any action by the chapter. The Executive Committee does reserve the right to pass emergency motions deemed appropriate. ARTICLE XII: AMENDMENTS 1. These Articles shall be amended or revised when deemed necessary by, and with the concurrence of, a two-thirds majority of those active members present at a meeting, given that a quorum is present. 2. The Executive Committee shall review these Articles before the first meeting of the year for the purpose of presenting to the membership at the meeting any revisions they deem necessary. 3. Any revisions to these Articles shall be presented in writing to the membership at one regular meeting and shall be voted upon at the next regular meeting of the Chapter. ARTICLE XIII: NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION This local chapter of the American Meteorological Society is organized and operated exclusively for nonprofit purposes, and no part of its earnings shall inure to the benefit of any member. ARTICLE XIV: DISSOLUTION Upon dissolution or disbandment of this organization, all funds and properties in excess of liabilities and expenses of dissolution will be distributed as determined by a majority of the active members. ARTICLE XV: ADOPTION This local chapter of the American Meteorological Society shall become effective upon approval of the Executive Committee, American Meteorological Society. Revised as of September 18, 2013.

c. The Treasurer or designee of the Treasurer shall make a report of the financial status of the chapter at each meeting. d. In the absence of both the President and Vice President, the Treasurer serves as the Chair at the local chapter meeting. e. Treasurer is responsible for food purchases for meetings. f. The Treasurer should keep track of attendance at each meeting and collects dues. g. The Treasurer is responsible for creating and organizing fundraisers. 8. Secretary a. The Secretary shall hold membership in the National American Meteorological Society. b. The Secretary is charged with keeping the active membership informed about chapter functions: a. Create chapter posters and handouts b. Send out chapter minutes to members c. Assists with Vice President to publicize meetings c. Presides as Chair of the Publicity Committee, and submits reports of chapter activities to the national organizations through the President. d. In the absence of the President, Vice-President, and Treasurer, serves as Chair of the local chapter meeting. e. Manages and maintains the display case. 9. Historian a. The Historian shall hold membership in the National American Meteorological Society. b. Maintains and updates the chapter website. c. The Historian connects with Alumni and updates alumni information via the website. d. The Historian is responsible for taking pictures at chapter events and posting them online. e. Assists the Secretary with the display case. f. Update and print chapter brochures g. Historian can either be a graduate or undergraduate student. 10. Graduate Representative a. Assists the officers with suggestions and acts as the voice for graduate students. b. Connect faculty and graduate members with the AMS organization. c. Assists student members in planning and presenting at conferences and attending AMS events and fundraisers d. Chapter votes for Graduate Representative along with the other officers during the spring semester 11. The active membership has the right to impeach any officer if the officer’s actions or activities warrant dismissal. A majority vote by the active membership is required to dismiss a local chapter officer. This vote will be done by secret ballot. ARTICLE VI: COMMITTEES 1. The following committees are required: Program, Membership, and Publicity. The chairs of these committees will consist of the Vice-President (Program Committee), Treasurer (Membership Committee), and Secretary (Publicity Committee). Additional members of the committees shall be appointed in accordance with the local chapter constitution. 2. The Publicity Committee will keep the national American Meteorological Society advised of all local chapter activities. In addition, the Publicity Committee shall be responsible for maintaining the local chapter web and social media sites. 3. The Executive Committee consists of the current officers. 4. Additional committees may be appointed by the President as deemed necessary, in accordance with this constitution. ARTICLE VII: DUES 1. Semester dues of ten dollars ($10.00) OR annual dues of fifteen dollars ($15.00) shall be paid to the University of Georgia Chapter of the American Meteorological Society. Dues are payable at the first meeting of the chapter year. Payment of dues entitles the member to active member status and voting privileges. 2. If local chapter dues are not paid by the end of the third meeting of the chapter of each semester the individual’s membership privileges will be revoked. His/Her membership privileges may be reinstated by paying dues. 3. Use of all dues shall be for activities of the University of Georgia Chapter and for the betterment of the chapter. ARTICLE VIII: FINANCES 1. Expenditures of the University of Georgia Chapter of the American Meteorological Society less than fifty dollars ($50.00) may be authorized by a majority of the Executive Committee. The Treasurer shall have authority to sign checks for these expenditures. If the Treasurer is unavailable, the President shall have signature authority. 2. Expenditures of the University of Georgia Chapter of fifty dollars ($50.00) or more shall require the approval of a simple majority of a quorum present. Both the Treasurer and the President must sign checks for these expenditures. ARTICLE IX: MEETINGS 1. The chapter shall have a minimum of six meetings per chapter year. The chapter year shall run from the first day of classes of the current Fall semester to the last day of classes of the following Spring semester with elections held at the last meeting of the calendar year. 2. Time and location of the meetings will be determined by the Executive Committee with input from active membership. 3. All meeting minutes shall be sent in writing to all active members by the Program Committee at least ten (10) days prior to the next meeting. This message shall also include the time, place, and purpose of the next meeting. ARTICLE X: PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY Procedures during all business meetings of the University of Georgia Student Chapter shall conform to those listed in Robert’s Rules of Order. ARTICLE XI: VOTING PROCEDURES 1. All active members of the local chapter may participate in voting. 2. A quorum is defined as more than one-half of the active membership and must include one elected officer. 3. A simple majority of the quorum is required for the election of officers and matters other than constitutional reform. 4. Members who are not present at the time of voting are not eligible to cast a vote without having first informed the Executive Committee of their foreseen absence. In this case, the member will be allowed to submit a vote to the Executive Committee and have it counted. 5. If an Officer position becomes vacant, the remaining Executive Committee members shall select a qualified active member to fill the vacancy. Three votes are required to fill a vacancy in this fashion. If no candidate receives three votes, the President shall make the selection to fill the vacancy. In either case, the member selected to fill the vacancy must be ratified by a simple majority of the quorum present at the next chapter meeting. Should the selection to the vacancy not be ratified, then an election to fill the vacancy must be held immediately. 6. All other voting will follow the aforementioned specifications. As an issue arises, the active members will be notified in advance of voting that may take place at an upcoming meeting. 7. A two-thirds majority is required for amendment to the Chapter Constitution. In cases where certain issues arise in between meetings and immediate action is necessary, electronic voting may be used to pass any action by the chapter. The Executive Committee does reserve the right to pass emergency motions deemed appropriate. ARTICLE XII: AMENDMENTS 1. These Articles shall be amended or revised when deemed necessary by, and with the concurrence of, a two-thirds majority of those active members present at a meeting, given that a quorum is present. 2. The Executive Committee shall review these Articles before the first meeting of the year for the purpose of presenting to the membership at the meeting any revisions they deem necessary. 3. Any revisions to these Articles shall be presented in writing to the membership at one regular meeting and shall be voted upon at the next regular meeting of the Chapter. ARTICLE XIII: NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION This local chapter of the American Meteorological Society is organized and operated exclusively for nonprofit purposes, and no part of its earnings shall inure to the benefit of any member. ARTICLE XIV: DISSOLUTION Upon dissolution or disbandment of this organization, all funds and properties in excess of liabilities and expenses of dissolution will be distributed as determined by a majority of the active members. ARTICLE XV: ADOPTION This local chapter of the American Meteorological Society shall become effective upon approval of the Executive Committee, American Meteorological Society. Revised as of September 18, 2013.

. Treasurer a. The Treasurer shall hold membership in the National American Meteorological Society. b. The Treasurer serves as the administrative focal point for all chapter activities, presides as the Chair of the Membership Committee, keeps current list of the active membership, and maintains accurate financial records concerning local chapter activities. c. The Treasurer or designee of the Treasurer shall make a report of the financial status of the chapter at each meeting. d. In the absence of both the President and Vice President, the Treasurer serves as the Chair at the local chapter meeting. e. Treasurer is responsible for food purchases for meetings. f. The Treasurer should keep track of attendance at each meeting and collects dues. g. The Treasurer is responsible for creating and organizing fundraisers. 8. Secretary a. The Secretary shall hold membership in the National American Meteorological Society. b. The Secretary is charged with keeping the active membership informed about chapter functions: a. Create chapter posters and handouts b. Send out chapter minutes to members c. Assists with Vice President to publicize meetings c. Presides as Chair of the Publicity Committee, and submits reports of chapter activities to the national organizations through the President. d. In the absence of the President, Vice-President, and Treasurer, serves as Chair of the local chapter meeting. e. Manages and maintains the display case. 9. Historian a. The Historian shall hold membership in the National American Meteorological Society. b. Maintains and updates the chapter website. c. The Historian connects with Alumni and updates alumni information via the website. d. The Historian is responsible for taking pictures at chapter events and posting them online. e. Assists the Secretary with the display case. f. Update and print chapter brochures g. Historian can either be a graduate or undergraduate student. 10. Graduate Representative a. Assists the officers with suggestions and acts as the voice for graduate students. b. Connect faculty and graduate members with the AMS organization. c. Assists student members in planning and presenting at conferences and attending AMS events and fundraisers d. Chapter votes for Graduate Representative along with the other officers during the spring semester 11. The active membership has the right to impeach any officer if the officer’s actions or activities warrant dismissal. A majority vote by the active membership is required to dismiss a local chapter officer. This vote will be done by secret ballot. ARTICLE VI: COMMITTEES 1. The following committees are required: Program, Membership, and Publicity. The chairs of these committees will consist of the Vice-President (Program Committee), Treasurer (Membership Committee), and Secretary (Publicity Committee). Additional members of the committees shall be appointed in accordance with the local chapter constitution. 2. The Publicity Committee will keep the national American Meteorological Society advised of all local chapter activities. In addition, the Publicity Committee shall be responsible for maintaining the local chapter web and social media sites. 3. The Executive Committee consists of the current officers. 4. Additional committees may be appointed by the President as deemed necessary, in accordance with this constitution. ARTICLE VII: DUES 1. Semester dues of ten dollars ($10.00) OR annual dues of fifteen dollars ($15.00) shall be paid to the University of Georgia Chapter of the American Meteorological Society. Dues are payable at the first meeting of the chapter year. Payment of dues entitles the member to active member status and voting privileges. 2. If local chapter dues are not paid by the end of the third meeting of the chapter of each semester the individual’s membership privileges will be revoked. His/Her membership privileges may be reinstated by paying dues. 3. Use of all dues shall be for activities of the University of Georgia Chapter and for the betterment of the chapter. ARTICLE VIII: FINANCES 1. Expenditures of the University of Georgia Chapter of the American Meteorological Society less than fifty dollars ($50.00) may be authorized by a majority of the Executive Committee. The Treasurer shall have authority to sign checks for these expenditures. If the Treasurer is unavailable, the President shall have signature authority. 2. Expenditures of the University of Georgia Chapter of fifty dollars ($50.00) or more shall require the approval of a simple majority of a quorum present. Both the Treasurer and the President must sign checks for these expenditures. ARTICLE IX: MEETINGS 1. The chapter shall have a minimum of six meetings per chapter year. The chapter year shall run from the first day of classes of the current Fall semester to the last day of classes of the following Spring semester with elections held at the last meeting of the calendar year. 2. Time and location of the meetings will be determined by the Executive Committee with input from active membership. 3. All meeting minutes shall be sent in writing to all active members by the Program Committee at least ten (10) days prior to the next meeting. This message shall also include the time, place, and purpose of the next meeting. ARTICLE X: PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY Procedures during all business meetings of the University of Georgia Student Chapter shall conform to those listed in Robert’s Rules of Order. ARTICLE XI: VOTING PROCEDURES 1. All active members of the local chapter may participate in voting. 2. A quorum is defined as more than one-half of the active membership and must include one elected officer. 3. A simple majority of the quorum is required for the election of officers and matters other than constitutional reform. 4. Members who are not present at the time of voting are not eligible to cast a vote without having first informed the Executive Committee of their foreseen absence. In this case, the member will be allowed to submit a vote to the Executive Committee and have it counted. 5. If an Officer position becomes vacant, the remaining Executive Committee members shall select a qualified active member to fill the vacancy. Three votes are required to fill a vacancy in this fashion. If no candidate receives three votes, the President shall make the selection to fill the vacancy. In either case, the member selected to fill the vacancy must be ratified by a simple majority of the quorum present at the next chapter meeting. Should the selection to the vacancy not be ratified, then an election to fill the vacancy must be held immediately. 6. All other voting will follow the aforementioned specifications. As an issue arises, the active members will be notified in advance of voting that may take place at an upcoming meeting. 7. A two-thirds majority is required for amendment to the Chapter Constitution. In cases where certain issues arise in between meetings and immediate action is necessary, electronic voting may be used to pass any action by the chapter. The Executive Committee does reserve the right to pass emergency motions deemed appropriate. ARTICLE XII: AMENDMENTS 1. These Articles shall be amended or revised when deemed necessary by, and with the concurrence of, a two-thirds majority of those active members present at a meeting, given that a quorum is present. 2. The Executive Committee shall review these Articles before the first meeting of the year for the purpose of presenting to the membership at the meeting any revisions they deem necessary. 3. Any revisions to these Articles shall be presented in writing to the membership at one regular meeting and shall be voted upon at the next regular meeting of the Chapter. ARTICLE XIII: NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION This local chapter of the American Meteorological Society is organized and operated exclusively for nonprofit purposes, and no part of its earnings shall inure to the benefit of any member. ARTICLE XIV: DISSOLUTION Upon dissolution or disbandment of this organization, all funds and properties in excess of liabilities and expenses of dissolution will be distributed as determined by a majority of the active members. ARTICLE XV: ADOPTION This local chapter of the American Meteorological Society shall become effective upon approval of the Executive Committee, American Meteorological Society. Revised as of September 18, 2013.

This local chapter of the American Meteorological Society shall become effective upon approval of the Executive Committee, American Meteorological Society. Part II as set forth by this local chapter of the American Meteorological Society. We the members of the University of Georgia Chapter of the American Meteorological Society, and subscribing to the regulations and policies of the American Meteorological Association and the University of Georgia, establish this Constitution to govern the matters within our Chapter. ARTICLE I: NAME 1. This local chapter shall be known as the University of Georgia Chapter of the American Meteorological Society (UGA AMS or AMS at UGA) 2. This organization can adopt any name desired by the majority of its active membership, provided the name in question is not in current use, upon approval of the Executive Committee, American Meteorological Society. ARTICLE II: OBJECTIVES The objectives of the University of Georgia Chapter shall be: 1. To assist in the professional development and continuing education of chapter members (including student members, faculty members, and members from the professional community). 2. To allow for opportunities for interaction and networking for students with faculty members, and with professional meteorologists, climatologists, and hydrologists in the local area. Opportunities are also possible for interaction with scientists, educators, writers, and other professionals who give presentations to the chapter. 3. To take part in outreach activities aimed toward increasing chapter members’ exposure to weather-related activities, and increasing the chapter’s interaction with the local community. ARTICLE III: NON-DISCRIMINATION 1. Membership and all privileges, including voting and officer positions, must be extended to all students without regard to age, ethnicity, gender, disability, color, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. However Religious student organizations will not be denied registration solely because they limit membership or leadership positions to students who share the same religious beliefs. 2. Membership and all privileges, including voting and officer positions, must be extended to all students as stated in the University of Georgia Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy. However, religious student organizations will not be denied registration solely because they limit membership or leadership positions to students who share the same religious beliefs. Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments Act of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex or handicap in most educational programs and activities within the University. ARTICLE IV: MEMBERSHIP 1. Membership in the local chapter is open to regularly enrolled University of Georgia students, faculty, and staff members with an interest in meteorology and its related fields and agree to abide by the requirements of this constitution. 2. National membership in the American Meteorological Society shall be encouraged but not required for membership in the local chapter. ARTICLE V: OFFICERS 1. The elective officers shall consist of President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Historian. 2. All officers must be members of the National American Meteorological Society. 3. Officers shall be elected in March/April, and shall assume their duties at the conclusion of the final chapter meeting for the spring semester. The incoming secretary shall provide the election results to the American Meteorological Society. 4. Any vacated office shall be filled by an action of the Executive Committee in accordance with this Constitution. 5. President a. The President shall hold membership in the National American Meteorological Society. b. The President presides as the Chair at all local chapter meetings and is responsible for the ideological financial well-being of the chapter. c. The President has the authority to appoint committees, to act upon local chapter interests as necessary, and to oversee the goals and aspiration of the active membership and the officers. 6. Vice-President a. Vice-President shall hold membership in the National American Meteorological Society. b. The Vice-President presides as the Chair in the absence of the President and is Chair of the Program Committee. c. The Vice-President assists the other Officers in the performance of their duties. d. The Vice-President organizes and promotes professional/social meetings and schedules guest speakers. e. The Vice-President is responsible for organizing community events, school visits, and other outreach activities. 7. Treasurer a. The Treasurer shall hold membership in the National American Meteorological Society. b. The Treasurer serves as the administrative focal point for all chapter activities, presides as the Chair of the Membership Committee, keeps current list of the active membership, and maintains accurate financial records concerning local chapter activities. c. The Treasurer or designee of the Treasurer shall make a report of the financial status of the chapter at each meeting. d. In the absence of both the President and Vice President, the Treasurer serves as the Chair at the local chapter meeting. e. Treasurer is responsible for food purchases for meetings. f. The Treasurer should keep track of attendance at each meeting and collects dues. g. The Treasurer is responsible for creating and organizing fundraisers. 8. Secretary a. The Secretary shall hold membership in the National American Meteorological Society. b. The Secretary is charged with keeping the active membership informed about chapter functions: a. Create chapter posters and handouts b. Send out chapter minutes to members c. Assists with Vice President to publicize meetings c. Presides as Chair of the Publicity Committee, and submits reports of chapter activities to the national organizations through the President. d. In the absence of the President, Vice-President, and Treasurer, serves as Chair of the local chapter meeting. e. Manages and maintains the display case. 9. Historian a. The Historian shall hold membership in the National American Meteorological Society. b. Maintains and updates the chapter website. c. The Historian connects with Alumni and updates alumni information via the website. d. The Historian is responsible for taking pictures at chapter events and posting them online. e. Assists the Secretary with the display case. f. Update and print chapter brochures g. Historian can either be a graduate or undergraduate student. 10. Graduate Representative a. Assists the officers with suggestions and acts as the voice for graduate students. b. Connect faculty and graduate members with the AMS organization. c. Assists student members in planning and presenting at conferences and attending AMS events and fundraisers d. Chapter votes for Graduate Representative along with the other officers during the spring semester 11. The active membership has the right to impeach any officer if the officer’s actions or activities warrant dismissal. A majority vote by the active membership is required to dismiss a local chapter officer. This vote will be done by secret ballot. ARTICLE VI: COMMITTEES 1. The following committees are required: Program, Membership, and Publicity. The chairs of these committees will consist of the Vice-President (Program Committee), Treasurer (Membership Committee), and Secretary (Publicity Committee). Additional members of the committees shall be appointed in accordance with the local chapter constitution. 2. The Publicity Committee will keep the national American Meteorological Society advised of all local chapter activities. In addition, the Publicity Committee shall be responsible for maintaining the local chapter web and social media sites. 3. The Executive Committee consists of the current officers. 4. Additional committees may be appointed by the President as deemed necessary, in accordance with this constitution. ARTICLE VII: DUES 1. Semester dues of ten dollars ($10.00) OR annual dues of fifteen dollars ($15.00) shall be paid to the University of Georgia Chapter of the American Meteorological Society. Dues are payable at the first meeting of the chapter year. Payment of dues entitles the member to active member status and voting privileges. 2. If local chapter dues are not paid by the end of the third meeting of the chapter of each semester the individual’s membership privileges will be revoked. His/Her membership privileges may be reinstated by paying dues. 3. Use of all dues shall be for activities of the University of Georgia Chapter and for the betterment of the chapter. ARTICLE VIII: FINANCES 1. Expenditures of the University of Georgia Chapter of the American Meteorological Society less than fifty dollars ($50.00) may be authorized by a majority of the Executive Committee. The Treasurer shall have authority to sign checks for these expenditures. If the Treasurer is unavailable, the President shall have signature authority. 2. Expenditures of the University of Georgia Chapter of fifty dollars ($50.00) or more shall require the approval of a simple majority of a quorum present. Both the Treasurer and the President must sign checks for these expenditures. ARTICLE IX: MEETINGS 1. The chapter shall have a minimum of six meetings per chapter year. The chapter year shall run from the first day of classes of the current Fall semester to the last day of classes of the following Spring semester with elections held at the last meeting of the calendar year. 2. Time and location of the meetings will be determined by the Executive Committee with input from active membership. 3. All meeting minutes shall be sent in writing to all active members by the Program Committee at least ten (10) days prior to the next meeting. This message shall also include the time, place, and purpose of the next meeting. ARTICLE X: PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY Procedures during all business meetings of the University of Georgia Student Chapter shall conform to those listed in Robert’s Rules of Order. ARTICLE XI: VOTING PROCEDURES 1. All active members of the local chapter may participate in voting. 2. A quorum is defined as more than one-half of the active membership and must include one elected officer. 3. A simple majority of the quorum is required for the election of officers and matters other than constitutional reform. 4. Members who are not present at the time of voting are not eligible to cast a vote without having first informed the Executive Committee of their foreseen absence. In this case, the member will be allowed to submit a vote to the Executive Committee and have it counted. 5. If an Officer position becomes vacant, the remaining Executive Committee members shall select a qualified active member to fill the vacancy. Three votes are required to fill a vacancy in this fashion. If no candidate receives three votes, the President shall make the selection to fill the vacancy. In either case, the member selected to fill the vacancy must be ratified by a simple majority of the quorum present at the next chapter meeting. Should the selection to the vacancy not be ratified, then an election to fill the vacancy must be held immediately. 6. All other voting will follow the aforementioned specifications. As an issue arises, the active members will be notified in advance of voting that may take place at an upcoming meeting. 7. A two-thirds majority is required for amendment to the Chapter Constitution. In cases where certain issues arise in between meetings and immediate action is necessary, electronic voting may be used to pass any action by the chapter. The Executive Committee does reserve the right to pass emergency motions deemed appropriate. ARTICLE XII: AMENDMENTS 1. These Articles shall be amended or revised when deemed necessary by, and with the concurrence of, a two-thirds majority of those active members present at a meeting, given that a quorum is present. 2. The Executive Committee shall review these Articles before the first meeting of the year for the purpose of presenting to the membership at the meeting any revisions they deem necessary. 3. Any revisions to these Articles shall be presented in writing to the membership at one regular meeting and shall be voted upon at the next regular meeting of the Chapter. ARTICLE XIII: NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION This local chapter of the American Meteorological Society is organized and operated exclusively for nonprofit purposes, and no part of its earnings shall inure to the benefit of any member. ARTICLE XIV: DISSOLUTION Upon dissolution or disbandment of this organization, all funds and properties in excess of liabilities and expenses of dissolution will be distributed as determined by a majority of the active members. ARTICLE XV: ADOPTION This local chapter of the American Meteorological Society shall become effective upon approval of the Executive Committee, American Meteorological Society. Revised as of September 18, 2013.

This local chapter of the American Meteorological Society shall become effective upon approval of the Executive Committee, American Meteorological Society. Part II as set forth by this local chapter of the American Meteorological Society. We the members of the University of Georgia Chapter of the American Meteorological Society, and subscribing to the regulations and policies of the American Meteorological Association and the University of Georgia, establish this Constitution to govern the matters within our Chapter. ARTICLE I: NAME 1. This local chapter shall be known as the University of Georgia Chapter of the American Meteorological Society (UGA AMS or AMS at UGA) 2. This organization can adopt any name desired by the majority of its active membership, provided the name in question is not in current use, upon approval of the Executive Committee, American Meteorological Society. ARTICLE II: OBJECTIVES The objectives of the University of Georgia Chapter shall be: 1. To assist in the professional development and continuing education of chapter members (including student members, faculty members, and members from the professional community). 2. To allow for opportunities for interaction and networking for students with faculty members, and with professional meteorologists, climatologists, and hydrologists in the local area. Opportunities are also possible for interaction with scientists, educators, writers, and other professionals who give presentations to the chapter. 3. To take part in outreach activities aimed toward increasing chapter members’ exposure to weather-related activities, and increasing the chapter’s interaction with the local community. ARTICLE III: NON-DISCRIMINATION 1. Membership and all privileges, including voting and officer positions, must be extended to all students without regard to age, ethnicity, gender, disability, color, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. However Religious student organizations will not be denied registration solely because they limit membership or leadership positions to students who share the same religious beliefs. 2. Membership and all privileges, including voting and officer positions, must be extended to all students as stated in the University of Georgia Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy. However, religious student organizations will not be denied registration solely because they limit membership or leadership positions to students who share the same religious beliefs. Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments Act of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex or handicap in most educational programs and activities within the University. ARTICLE IV: MEMBERSHIP 1. Membership in the local chapter is open to regularly enrolled University of Georgia students, faculty, and staff members with an interest in meteorology and its related fields and agree to abide by the requirements of this constitution. 2. National membership in the American Meteorological Society shall be encouraged but not required for membership in the local chapter. ARTICLE V: OFFICERS 1. The elective officers shall consist of President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Historian. 2. All officers must be members of the National American Meteorological Society. 3. Officers shall be elected in March/April, and shall assume their duties at the conclusion of the final chapter meeting for the spring semester. The incoming secretary shall provide the election results to the American Meteorological Society. 4. Any vacated office shall be filled by an action of the Executive Committee in accordance with this Constitution. 5. President a. The President shall hold membership in the National American Meteorological Society. b. The President presides as the Chair at all local chapter meetings and is responsible for the ideological financial well-being of the chapter. c. The President has the authority to appoint committees, to act upon local chapter interests as necessary, and to oversee the goals and aspiration of the active membership and the officers. 6. Vice-President a. Vice-President shall hold membership in the National American Meteorological Society. b. The Vice-President presides as the Chair in the absence of the President and is Chair of the Program Committee. c. The Vice-President assists the other Officers in the performance of their duties. d. The Vice-President organizes and promotes professional/social meetings and schedules guest speakers. e. The Vice-President is responsible for organizing community events, school visits, and other outreach activities. 7. Treasurer a. The Treasurer shall hold membership in the National American Meteorological Society. b. The Treasurer serves as the administrative focal point for all chapter activities, presides as the Chair of the Membership Committee, keeps current list of the active membership, and maintains accurate financial records concerning local chapter activities. c. The Treasurer or designee of the Treasurer shall make a report of the financial status of the chapter at each meeting. d. In the absence of both the President and Vice President, the Treasurer serves as the Chair at the local chapter meeting. e. Treasurer is responsible for food purchases for meetings. f. The Treasurer should keep track of attendance at each meeting and collects dues. g. The Treasurer is responsible for creating and organizing fundraisers. 8. Secretary a. The Secretary shall hold membership in the National American Meteorological Society. b. The Secretary is charged with keeping the active membership informed about chapter functions: a. Create chapter posters and handouts b. Send out chapter minutes to members c. Assists with Vice President to publicize meetings c. Presides as Chair of the Publicity Committee, and submits reports of chapter activities to the national organizations through the President. d. In the absence of the President, Vice-President, and Treasurer, serves as Chair of the local chapter meeting. e. Manages and maintains the display case. 9. Historian a. The Historian shall hold membership in the National American Meteorological Society. b. Maintains and updates the chapter website. c. The Historian connects with Alumni and updates alumni information via the website. d. The Historian is responsible for taking pictures at chapter events and posting them online. e. Assists the Secretary with the display case. f. Update and print chapter brochures g. Historian can either be a graduate or undergraduate student. 10. Graduate Representative a. Assists the officers with suggestions and acts as the voice for graduate students. b. Connect faculty and graduate members with the AMS organization. c. Assists student members in planning and presenting at conferences and attending AMS events and fundraisers d. Chapter votes for Graduate Representative along with the other officers during the spring semester 11. The active membership has the right to impeach any officer if the officer’s actions or activities warrant dismissal. A majority vote by the active membership is required to dismiss a local chapter officer. This vote will be done by secret ballot. ARTICLE VI: COMMITTEES 1. The following committees are required: Program, Membership, and Publicity. The chairs of these committees will consist of the Vice-President (Program Committee), Treasurer (Membership Committee), and Secretary (Publicity Committee). Additional members of the committees shall be appointed in accordance with the local chapter constitution. 2. The Publicity Committee will keep the national American Meteorological Society advised of all local chapter activities. In addition, the Publicity Committee shall be responsible for maintaining the local chapter web and social media sites. 3. The Executive Committee consists of the current officers. 4. Additional committees may be appointed by the President as deemed necessary, in accordance with this constitution. ARTICLE VII: DUES 1. Semester dues of ten dollars ($10.00) OR annual dues of fifteen dollars ($15.00) shall be paid to the University of Georgia Chapter of the American Meteorological Society. Dues are payable at the first meeting of the chapter year. Payment of dues entitles the member to active member status and voting privileges. 2. If local chapter dues are not paid by the end of the third meeting of the chapter of each semester the individual’s membership privileges will be revoked. His/Her membership privileges may be reinstated by paying dues. 3. Use of all dues shall be for activities of the University of Georgia Chapter and for the betterment of the chapter. ARTICLE VIII: FINANCES 1. Expenditures of the University of Georgia Chapter of the American Meteorological Society less than fifty dollars ($50.00) may be authorized by a majority of the Executive Committee. The Treasurer shall have authority to sign checks for these expenditures. If the Treasurer is unavailable, the President shall have signature authority. 2. Expenditures of the University of Georgia Chapter of fifty dollars ($50.00) or more shall require the approval of a simple majority of a quorum present. Both the Treasurer and the President must sign checks for these expenditures. ARTICLE IX: MEETINGS 1. The chapter shall have a minimum of six meetings per chapter year. The chapter year shall run from the first day of classes of the current Fall semester to the last day of classes of the following Spring semester with elections held at the last meeting of the calendar year. 2. Time and location of the meetings will be determined by the Executive Committee with input from active membership. 3. All meeting minutes shall be sent in writing to all active members by the Program Committee at least ten (10) days prior to the next meeting. This message shall also include the time, place, and purpose of the next meeting. ARTICLE X: PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY Procedures during all business meetings of the University of Georgia Student Chapter shall conform to those listed in Robert’s Rules of Order. ARTICLE XI: VOTING PROCEDURES 1. All active members of the local chapter may participate in voting. 2. A quorum is defined as more than one-half of the active membership and must include one elected officer. 3. A simple majority of the quorum is required for the election of officers and matters other than constitutional reform. 4. Members who are not present at the time of voting are not eligible to cast a vote without having first informed the Executive Committee of their foreseen absence. In this case, the member will be allowed to submit a vote to the Executive Committee and have it counted. 5. If an Officer position becomes vacant, the remaining Executive Committee members shall select a qualified active member to fill the vacancy. Three votes are required to fill a vacancy in this fashion. If no candidate receives three votes, the President shall make the selection to fill the vacancy. In either case, the member selected to fill the vacancy must be ratified by a simple majority of the quorum present at the next chapter meeting. Should the selection to the vacancy not be ratified, then an election to fill the vacancy must be held immediately. 6. All other voting will follow the aforementioned specifications. As an issue arises, the active members will be notified in advance of voting that may take place at an upcoming meeting. 7. A two-thirds majority is required for amendment to the Chapter Constitution. In cases where certain issues arise in between meetings and immediate action is necessary, electronic voting may be used to pass any action by the chapter. The Executive Committee does reserve the right to pass emergency motions deemed appropriate. ARTICLE XII: AMENDMENTS 1. These Articles shall be amended or revised when deemed necessary by, and with the concurrence of, a two-thirds majority of those active members present at a meeting, given that a quorum is present. 2. The Executive Committee shall review these Articles before the first meeting of the year for the purpose of presenting to the membership at the meeting any revisions they deem necessary. 3. Any revisions to these Articles shall be presented in writing to the membership at one regular meeting and shall be voted upon at the next regular meeting of the Chapter. ARTICLE XIII: NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION This local chapter of the American Meteorological Society is organized and operated exclusively for nonprofit purposes, and no part of its earnings shall inure to the benefit of any member. ARTICLE XIV: DISSOLUTION Upon dissolution or disbandment of this organization, all funds and properties in excess of liabilities and expenses of dissolution will be distributed as determined by a majority of the active members. ARTICLE XV: ADOPTION This local chapter of the American Meteorological Society shall become effective upon approval of the Executive Committee, American Meteorological Society. Revised as of September 18, 2013.

RTICLE I: NAME 1. This local chapter shall be known as the University of Georgia Chapter of the American Meteorological Society (UGA AMS or AMS at UGA) 2. This organization can adopt any name desired by the majority of its active membership, provided the name in question is not in current use, upon approval of the Executive Committee, American Meteorological Society. ARTICLE II: OBJECTIVES The objectives of the University of Georgia Chapter shall be: 1. To assist in the professional development and continuing education of chapter members (including student members, faculty members, and members from the professional community). 2. To allow for opportunities for interaction and networking for students with faculty members, and with professional meteorologists, climatologists, and hydrologists in the local area. Opportunities are also possible for interaction with scientists, educators, writers, and other professionals who give presentations to the chapter. 3. To take part in outreach activities aimed toward increasing chapter members’ exposure to weather-related activities, and increasing the chapter’s interaction with the local community. ARTICLE III: NON-DISCRIMINATION 1. Membership and all privileges, including voting and officer positions, must be extended to all students without regard to age, ethnicity, gender, disability, color, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. However Religious student organizations will not be denied registration solely because they limit membership or leadership positions to students who share the same religious beliefs. 2. Membership and all privileges, including voting and officer positions, must be extended to all students as stated in the University of Georgia Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy. However, religious student organizations will not be denied registration solely because they limit membership or leadership positions to students who share the same religious beliefs. Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments Act of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex or handicap in most educational programs and activities within the University. ARTICLE IV: MEMBERSHIP 1. Membership in the local chapter is open to regularly enrolled University of Georgia students, faculty, and staff members with an interest in meteorology and its related fields and agree to abide by the requirements of this constitution. 2. National membership in the American Meteorological Society shall be encouraged but not required for membership in the local chapter. ARTICLE V: OFFICERS 1. The elective officers shall consist of President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Historian. 2. All officers must be members of the National American Meteorological Society. 3. Officers shall be elected in March/April, and shall assume their duties at the conclusion of the final chapter meeting for the spring semester. The incoming secretary shall provide the election results to the American Meteorological Society. 4. Any vacated office shall be filled by an action of the Executive Committee in accordance with this Constitution. 5. President a. The President shall hold membership in the National American Meteorological Society. b. The President presides as the Chair at all local chapter meetings and is responsible for the ideological financial well-being of the chapter. c. The President has the authority to appoint committees, to act upon local chapter interests as necessary, and to oversee the goals and aspiration of the active membership and the officers. 6. Vice-President a. Vice-President shall hold membership in the National American Meteorological Society. b. The Vice-President presides as the Chair in the absence of the President and is Chair of the Program Committee. c. The Vice-President assists the other Officers in the performance of their duties. d. The Vice-President organizes and promotes professional/social meetings and schedules guest speakers. e. The Vice-President is responsible for organizing community events, school visits, and other outreach activities. 7. Treasurer a. The Treasurer shall hold membership in the National American Meteorological Society. b. The Treasurer serves as the administrative focal point for all chapter activities, presides as the Chair of the Membership Committee, keeps current list of the active membership, and maintains accurate financial records concerning local chapter activities. c. The Treasurer or designee of the Treasurer shall make a report of the financial status of the chapter at each meeting. d. In the absence of both the President and Vice President, the Treasurer serves as the Chair at the local chapter meeting. e. Treasurer is responsible for food purchases for meetings. f. The Treasurer should keep track of attendance at each meeting and collects dues. g. The Treasurer is responsible for creating and organizing fundraisers. 8. Secretary a. The Secretary shall hold membership in the National American Meteorological Society. b. The Secretary is charged with keeping the active membership informed about chapter functions: a. Create chapter posters and handouts b. Send out chapter minutes to members c. Assists with Vice President to publicize meetings c. Presides as Chair of the Publicity Committee, and submits reports of chapter activities to the national organizations through the President. d. In the absence of the President, Vice-President, and Treasurer, serves as Chair of the local chapter meeting. e. Manages and maintains the display case. 9. Historian a. The Historian shall hold membership in the National American Meteorological Society. b. Maintains and updates the chapter website. c. The Historian connects with Alumni and updates alumni information via the website. d. The Historian is responsible for taking pictures at chapter events and posting them online. e. Assists the Secretary with the display case. f. Update and print chapter brochures g. Historian can either be a graduate or undergraduate student. 10. Graduate Representative a. Assists the officers with suggestions and acts as the voice for graduate students. b. Connect faculty and graduate members with the AMS organization. c. Assists student members in planning and presenting at conferences and attending AMS events and fundraisers d. Chapter votes for Graduate Representative along with the other officers during the spring semester 11. The active membership has the right to impeach any officer if the officer’s actions or activities warrant dismissal. A majority vote by the active membership is required to dismiss a local chapter officer. This vote will be done by secret ballot. ARTICLE VI: COMMITTEES 1. The following committees are required: Program, Membership, and Publicity. The chairs of these committees will consist of the Vice-President (Program Committee), Treasurer (Membership Committee), and Secretary (Publicity Committee). Additional members of the committees shall be appointed in accordance with the local chapter constitution. 2. The Publicity Committee will keep the national American Meteorological Society advised of all local chapter activities. In addition, the Publicity Committee shall be responsible for maintaining the local chapter web and social media sites. 3. The Executive Committee consists of the current officers. 4. Additional committees may be appointed by the President as deemed necessary, in accordance with this constitution. ARTICLE VII: DUES 1. Semester dues of ten dollars ($10.00) OR annual dues of fifteen dollars ($15.00) shall be paid to the University of Georgia Chapter of the American Meteorological Society. Dues are payable at the first meeting of the chapter year. Payment of dues entitles the member to active member status and voting privileges. 2. If local chapter dues are not paid by the end of the third meeting of the chapter of each semester the individual’s membership privileges will be revoked. His/Her membership privileges may be reinstated by paying dues. 3. Use of all dues shall be for activities of the University of Georgia Chapter and for the betterment of the chapter. ARTICLE VIII: FINANCES 1. Expenditures of the University of Georgia Chapter of the American Meteorological Society less than fifty dollars ($50.00) may be authorized by a majority of the Executive Committee. The Treasurer shall have authority to sign checks for these expenditures. If the Treasurer is unavailable, the President shall have signature authority. 2. Expenditures of the University of Georgia Chapter of fifty dollars ($50.00) or more shall require the approval of a simple majority of a quorum present. Both the Treasurer and the President must sign checks for these expenditures. ARTICLE IX: MEETINGS 1. The chapter shall have a minimum of six meetings per chapter year. The chapter year shall run from the first day of classes of the current Fall semester to the last day of classes of the following Spring semester with elections held at the last meeting of the calendar year. 2. Time and location of the meetings will be determined by the Executive Committee with input from active membership. 3. All meeting minutes shall be sent in writing to all active members by the Program Committee at least ten (10) days prior to the next meeting. This message shall also include the time, place, and purpose of the next meeting. ARTICLE X: PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY Procedures during all business meetings of the University of Georgia Student Chapter shall conform to those listed in Robert’s Rules of Order. ARTICLE XI: VOTING PROCEDURES 1. All active members of the local chapter may participate in voting. 2. A quorum is defined as more than one-half of the active membership and must include one elected officer. 3. A simple majority of the quorum is required for the election of officers and matters other than constitutional reform. 4. Members who are not present at the time of voting are not eligible to cast a vote without having first informed the Executive Committee of their foreseen absence. In this case, the member will be allowed to submit a vote to the Executive Committee and have it counted. 5. If an Officer position becomes vacant, the remaining Executive Committee members shall select a qualified active member to fill the vacancy. Three votes are required to fill a vacancy in this fashion. If no candidate receives three votes, the President shall make the selection to fill the vacancy. In either case, the member selected to fill the vacancy must be ratified by a simple majority of the quorum present at the next chapter meeting. Should the selection to the vacancy not be ratified, then an election to fill the vacancy must be held immediately. 6. All other voting will follow the aforementioned specifications. As an issue arises, the active members will be notified in advance of voting that may take place at an upcoming meeting. 7. A two-thirds majority is required for amendment to the Chapter Constitution. In cases where certain issues arise in between meetings and immediate action is necessary, electronic voting may be used to pass any action by the chapter. The Executive Committee does reserve the right to pass emergency motions deemed appropriate. ARTICLE XII: AMENDMENTS 1. These Articles shall be amended or revised when deemed necessary by, and with the concurrence of, a two-thirds majority of those active members present at a meeting, given that a quorum is present. 2. The Executive Committee shall review these Articles before the first meeting of the year for the purpose of presenting to the membership at the meeting any revisions they deem necessary. 3. Any revisions to these Articles shall be presented in writing to the membership at one regular meeting and shall be voted upon at the next regular meeting of the Chapter. ARTICLE XIII: NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION This local chapter of the American Meteorological Society is organized and operated exclusively for nonprofit purposes, and no part of its earnings shall inure to the benefit of any member. ARTICLE XIV: DISSOLUTION Upon dissolution or disbandment of this organization, all funds and properties in excess of liabilities and expenses of dissolution will be distributed as determined by a majority of the active members. ARTICLE XV: ADOPTION This local chapter of the American Meteorological Society shall become effective upon approval of the Executive Committee, American Meteorological Society. Revised as of September 18, 2013.