About AACT – Rocky Mountain Section
The objectives of the Association shall be: to facilitate interchange of ideas among its members; to stimulate scientific investigations into technical problems dealing with the manufacture and distribution of candy; to encourage the use of the results of research in candy technology; to offer a medium for the discussion of these results; to plan, organize and administer projects for the advancement and application of science insofar as it is fundamental to a wider knowledge of candy; and to encourage candy manufacturers to employ qualified candy technologists in the direction of manufacturing, selecting, procuring and distributing operations.
ARTICLE XI: REGIONAL SECTIONS
1. The Council is empowered to grant authority in the form of a charter, to organizations of members of the Association residing in the same geographical district for the establishment of a Regional Section of the Association when such organization of members shall petition the Council for authority to designate itself a Regional Section of the Association and the Council shall have ascertained that the conditions prescribed in this Article for such authorization have been met, and further that the petitioning organization of members will agree to conduct its affairs in the manner hereinafter set forth.
2. The region in which members may form sections shall be defined as any reasonable geographic region in which ten or more members of the Association reside.
3. Authority for the establishment of a Regional Section shall be withheld unless the petitioning organization of members shall have held at least three stated meetings during the proceeding year and, provided further that the officers and a majority of the member petitioning organization shall have been members of the Association in good standing for a minimum of one year.
4. When any Regional Section shall cease to function as a section of the Association for a period of more than one year, or if it shall hold less than three meetings per year, or if its membership shall be less than ten members of the Association for one year, the Council may terminate the charter of such Regional Section.
5. The Council may grant a charter from the Association if the conditions in this Article of the Constitution have been met, and if the members of the petitioning organization signify by their signatures that they agree to adopt and abide by the Regional Section By-Laws appearing herein.
REGIONAL SECTION BY-LAWS
ARTICLE I: NAME, LOCATION AND OBJECTIVES
1. The name of the section shall be the AMERCAN ASSOCIATION OF CANDY TECHNOLOGISTS __________________ SECTION.
2. The headquarters of this section shall be located in ______________________.
3. The objectives of the section shall be the same as those outlined in Article III of the Constitution of the American Association of Candy Technologists.
ARTICLE II: OBLIGATIONS TO THE ASSOCIATION
1. The activities of the section are subject to the provisions of the Constitution of the American Association of Candy Technologists.
2. The section shall not have authority to act for or in the name of the American Association of Candy Technologists and shall not incur any financial obligations in the name of the Association except when authorized by the Council of the American Association of Candy Technologists.
3. The fiscal year for the section shall be June 1 to May 31.
ARTICLE III: MEMBERSHIP
1. A member shall be a person whose training and knowledge is of special service to the practice of candy technology.
2. Every candidate for membership in the section should be a member of the Association.
ARTICLE IV: DUES
The dues for members of the section and all regulations regarding payment of dues shall be decided by the Executive Committee of the Section.
ARTICLE V: SECTION OFFICERS
1. Officers of the section should be Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Program Chairperson, Membership Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer. The section may, if it so elects, combine into one the offices of Secretary and Treasurer or establish other officers or committees as needed to perform duties of the section.
2. The Chairperson, or in the Chairperson’s absence, the Vice-Chairperson shall:
a. Preside at all meetings of the section and Executive Committee meetings.
b. Superintend the official acts of the section officers to see that their respective duties are properly performed.
c. Guard carefully against any infraction of the Association Constitution.
d. Cause all necessary notices to be issued in proper form.
e. See that the annual report of the section is filed with the National Secretary-Treasurer prior to the National Meeting. The annual report shall embrace a complete list of officers, number of active members, and a summary of the section’s activities during the previous fiscal year.
3. The Secretary shall keep a record of the proceedings of the section and shall, under the direction of the Chairperson, issue notices of meetings to the members.
4. The Treasurer shall be charged with the collection and distribution of funds as authorized by the Executive Committee. At the first section meeting of each fiscal year, the Treasurer shall present a financial report to the section membership.
5. The Secretary and Treasurer shall be eligible for re-election without limitation. Other officers shall be eligible for re-election to a second term only.
6. Officers shall be members of the National Association.
ARTICLE VI: COMMITTEES
1. There should be an Executive Committee consisting of the officers of the section and the retiring Chairperson of the section and other members who would generally represent the industry in that area. The Chairpersonof the section shall be the Chairperson of the Executive Committee. This Committee shall meet at the call of the Chairperson or at the call of the Vice-Chairperson and Secretary of the section.
2. There may be a Program Committee to serve with the Program Chairperson. The Committee shall be appointed by the Chairperson.
3. There shall be an Auditing Committee appointed by the Chairperson of the section. This Committee shall make a full audit of the Treasurer’s record books, bank deposits and withdrawals for the previous fiscal year and make report of its findings not later than during the first quarter of each fiscal year.
4. There should be a Membership Committee to serve with the Membership Chairperson. The Committee shall be appointed by the Chairperson.
5. There shall be a Nominating Committee consisting of three members of the section, none of whom are members of the Executive Committee, except the immediate past Chairperson. This Committee shall be appointed by the Chairperson with the approval of the Executive Committee and report to the membership one meeting prior to the election.
6. Such other committees as may be required shall be appointed by the Chairperson of the section.
ARTICLE VII: MEETINGS
1. There shall be at least three meetings of the section each year. The Executive Committee shall determine the date and place of meetings.
2. The Secretary shall send a notice of each meeting to members at least three weeks in advance of such meeting.
3. A quorum shall consist of such percent of the enrolled members of the section as its Executive Committee may decide.
ARTICLE VIII: ELECTIONS
1. All officers of the section shall be elected prior to the close of the fiscal year and shall take office immediately following induction. Election shall be by a majority vote of those present at the annual meeting or by mail ballot. Immediately after the annual election, the Secretary of the section shall forward the names of the newly elected officers to the President and/or Secretary of the National AACT Association.
2. Should a vacancy occur in any office, the Executive Committee shall fill the unexpired term.
ARTICLE IX: AMENDMENT OF BY-LAWS
Amendment of these by-laws may be made in accordance with ARTICLE XII of the Constitution of the Association.