Article 1. Name
The name of this local chapter of the League of Professional System Administrators (LOPSA) shall be Seattle Area System Administrators Guild, herein referred to as the “Chapter”.

Article 2. Purpose
The Chapter is dedicated to the furtherance of all aspects of system administration as a profession. Through: education; development, contribution to and/or promotion of standards of practice and education; recognition; and published media, the organization furthers the scope of system administration and promotes activities that advance the state of the art and the community.

Article 3. Membership
Membership is open to anyone interested in the practice of System Administration and who agrees to abide by the requirements of these Bylaws. At least 6 members must be current LOPSA members. Membership in LOPSA is strongly encouraged, but not required.

Article 4. Officers
The Officers of the Chapter shall be: (a) the President, (b) the Vice-President, and (c) the Secretary-Treasurer. These Officers shall perform those duties prescribed by these Bylaws, must be LOPSA members in good standing, and will encompass the Executive Committee. All Officers are elected for a term of one year, and may be re-elected. The Officer duties are:

(a) The President shall preside over all general meetings and Executive Committee meetings, report to the President of LOPSA, enforce the Bylaws, and have general supervision over the affairs of the Chapter.

(b) The Vice-President shall perform all the duties of the President in the President’s absence and assume the office of President should that office become vacant.

(c) The Secretary-Treasurer shall ensure that all financial books and records are maintained, record minutes of meetings, keep a roll of members, and send Chapter updates to LOPSA.

Article 5. Elections
Elections of the officers shall be conducted during the regularly scheduled May meeting and the officers will serve from June until the following May. Nominations will be presented to the membership during April. You may nominate yourself. All chapter members are eligible to vote. A general meeting quorum is 10 members or one half the membership, whichever is less. Voting takes place at a meeting where a quorum is present and members must be present to vote. In the event that any officer is unable to maintain his/her position during his/her term, the Executive Committee shall appoint an individual to maintain the position for the duration of the term. There are no term limits.

Article 6. Removal of an Officer
Any Officer may be removed by a referendum. The referendum must be presented to the Executive Committee in writing (email acceptable) and will be considered during any regular or special meeting at which a quorum is present provided all members have been notified of the proposed referendum at least 10 days in advance of the meeting date. A simple majority vote (at least 51%) is required to remove an Officer. An Officer so removed shall not be eligible to fill any vacancy on the Executive Committee during the remainder of the Current Term, but shall be eligible to be nominated for future Officer positions.

Article 7. Meetings
This Chapter shall meet monthly at a place and time determined by the Executive Committee. Special meetings may be called by majority vote of the executive committee. All meeting minutes will be available on the chapter web site within a reasonable time after a meeting. Meeting minutes will include details on the next chapter meeting. These details will include, but are not limited to: Date; time; location and purpose of the next meeting.

Article 8. Committees
The Chapter may form various committees for the purposes of controlling the varied activities of the Chapter. Each committee leader shall keep regular records of its proceedings and report the same to the Chapter.

Article 9. Amendments to Bylaws
These Bylaws, except for this Article, may be amended by any member who is also a LOPSA member. Amendments must be presented to the Executive Committee in writing (email ok), and will be considered for adoption during any regular or special meeting at which a quorum is present. This is provided all members have been notified of the proposed amendment at least 10 days in advance of the meeting date. The adoption of a proposed amendment shall require the affirmative vote of at least two-thirds of all members who cast vote.

Article 10. Dissolution
If the Chapter should become dissolved, no part of the funds or property shall be distributed to or among the members. After payment of all indebtedness of the Chapter, its surplus and properties shall be forfeited to LOPSA.

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