Constitution


ARTICLE I. NAME AND OBJECT

Section 1.  The name of this organization shall be the American Society of Civil Engineers, Hawaii Section.

Section 2. The objective of the Hawaii Section shall be the advancement of the science and profession of engineering, in a manner consistent with the objectives of the American Society of Civil Engineers. 

ARTICLE II.  MEMBERSHIP

Section 1. All members of the American Society of Civil Engineers of all grades, subscribing to the Constitution and By-Laws of the Hawaii Section, as evidenced by having met the dues requirements of the Hawaii Section, shall be members of the Hawaii Section.  All members of the American Society of Civil Engineers of all grades, whose addresses are within the boundaries of the Hawaii Section, as defined by the Society, shall be Assigned Members of the Hawaii Section.

Section 2. Only subscribing members shall have the right to vote, to hold office, to serve on committees, or to represent the Hawaii Section officially. 

ARTICLE III. DUES

Section 1. There shall be no entrance fee.

Section 2.  The annual dues of each member shall be established by the By-Laws of the Hawaii Section. 

ARTICLE IV. OFFICERS

Section 1. The officers shall be a President, a President-Elect, a Vice-President, a Secretary, a Treasurer and a Younger Member Forum President, who with the latest resident Past-President shall constitute the Executive Committee in which government of the Hawaii Section shall be vested. 

ARTICLE V. MEETINGS

Section 1. The Annual Meeting shall be held on such date in October and at such place as the Executive Committee designates.  Other meetings shall be called at the discretion of the Executive Committee, or by the President upon the written request of at least eight members.  There shall be a minimum of eight meetings during the calendar year. 

ARTICLE VI. BY-LAWS

Section 1. The Hawaii Section may adopt By-laws consistent with this Constitution for the guidance of officers and members. 

ARTICLE VII. AMENDMENTS TO CONSTITUTION

Section 1. This Constitution may be amended only by the following procedure:

(a) The proposed amendment shall be voted upon by letter ballot, by a majority of the members of the Hawaii Section.

(b) It shall receive an affirmative vote of not less than two-thirds of the members voting.

(c) To become effective it shall receive the approval of the Board of Direction of the Society. 

ARTICLE VIII. MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

Section 1. No part of the net earnings of the Hawaii Section shall inure to the benefit of any private shareholder or individual and no substantial part of the activities of the Hawaii Section shall be carrying on propaganda, and the Hawaii Section shall not participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distributing of statements), any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office.

Section 2. Upon dissolution of the Hawaii Section the assets remaining after the payment of the debts of the Hawaii Section shall be distributed to such corporation, community chest fund, or foundation, organized and operated exclusively for religious, charitable, scientific, testing for public safety, literary or educational purposes, or for the prevention of cruelty to children or animals, which would than qualify under the provisions of Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, as they now exist or as they may hereafter be amended, as the Board of Directors shall have designated and in the absence of such designation they shall be conveyed to the American Society of Civil Engineers.


By Laws


ARTICLE I. DUES

Section 1. The annual Hawaii Section dues for other than life and honorary members shall be twenty dollars ($20.00) payable in advance of January 1st.  Life and honorary members shall be exempt from annual Hawaii Section dues.  New members entering after June 1st and student members shall pay half the annual Hawaii Section dues for that year.  The Executive Committee may waive Hawaii Section dues of new members. 

ARTICLE II. OFFICERS, TERMS, AND VACANCIES

Section 1. Officers shall serve for terms of one year.  Terms shall commence with assumption of office at the Annual Meeting and shall continue until the successors are elected and installed.

Section 2. A vacancy in the office of President shall be filled by the President-elect, and a vacancy in the office of President-Elect shall be filled by the Vice-President.  Other vacancies shall be filled for the unexpired term by appointment by the Executive Committee.

Section 3. No member shall serve in one elected office for more than two successive elected terms. 

ARTICLE III. NOMINATION AND ELECTION OF OFFICERS

Section 1. A Nominating Committee, consisting of the three latest resident past presidents, shall choose one or more candidates for election to each office, except the office of President, prescribed by the Constitution and obtain the consent of the nominees to serve if elected.

Section 2. Officers shall be elected at a regular meeting held within the last 60 days of the fiscal year ending September 30.  Members shall be notified by letter or published notice of the date of the election meeting.  Election shall be by all members present at the election meeting, except in the case of the Younger Member Forum President, who shall be elected by only the younger members present at the same meeting.

Section 3. Only members of the Hawaii Section shall be eligible for election.  For each office the candidate receiving the highest number of votes cast shall be declared elected. 

ARTICLE IV. MEETINGS

Section 1. Notice of each meeting of the Hawaii Section shall be sent to each member of the Hawaii Section.

Section 2. Forty members shall constitute a quorum for voting upon any business of the Hawaii Section. 

ARTICLE V. COMMITTEES

Section 1. Committees deemed necessary from time to time shall be appointed by the President.

Section 2. The following standing committees may be appointed each year: Auditing; Younger Member Forum; Local Legislative Affairs; Membership; Practitioner Advisors; Hospitality; History and Heritage; Awards; Newsletter; Outreach; Webmaster, and Scholarship. 

ARTICLE VI. ESTABLISHMENT OF TECHNICAL DIVISION

Section 1. Upon petition by at least fifteen Hawaii Section members, the Executive Committee, with the approval of the Board of Direction of the Society, may establish one or more Technical Divisions, which shall conform with the current provisions set forth by the Society. 

ARTICLE VII. YOUNGER MEMBER FORUM

Section 1. All members of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Hawaii Section in good standing and 35 years of age and younger shall also be members of the Younger Member Forum.

Section 2. The Younger Member Forum shall promote greater interest in the American Society of Civil Engineers, Hawaii Section among Younger Members.

Section 3. The Younger Member Forum President shall appoint officers of the Younger Member Forum.  The terms of such officers shall be one year and shall begin on the first of October.

Section 4. Activities of the Younger Member Forum shall comply with the Constitution and By-Laws of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Hawaii Section. 

ARTICLE VIII. ADOPTION OF OR AMENDMENTS TO BY-LAWS

Section 1. By-Laws may be adopted or amended only by the following procedure:

(a) The proposed by-law or amendment shall be voted by the members at a meeting of the Hawaii Section or by mailout ballot.  Notice of proposed by-law or amendment shall be sent to all members of the Hawaii Section by letter or published notice.

(b) It shall receive an affirmative vote of not less than a majority of the members voting.

(c) To become effective it shall receive the approval of the Board of Direction of the Society.

Constitution & By Laws

2014 Copyright ASCE Hawaii Section