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Constitution of the Fort Riley-Central Kansas Chapter





Article I. General

Article II. Aims and Objectives

Article III. Regional Area

Article IV. Membership

Article V. Governance

Article VI. Officers

Article VII. The Board of Governors

Article VIII. Eligibility and Terms of Office

Article IX. Meetings

Article X. Amendments

Article XI. Chapter Desolution


ARTICLE I. TITLE


This organization shall be known as the Fort. Riley Central Kansas Chapter of the Association of the United States Army.

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ARTICLE II. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES


The aims and objectives of the Fort Riley- Central Kansas Chapter of the Association of the United States Army shall be wholly, educational, literary, scientific, fostering esprit de corps, dissemination of professional knowledge, and the promotion of the efficiency of the Army components of the Armed Forces and out Country; and by local action to further the aims and objectives of the Association of the United States Army

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ARTICLE III. REGIONAL AREA


The regional area encompassed by the Fort Riley Central Kansas Chapter of the Association of the United States Army shall include the following counties in the State of Kansas: Cheyenne, Sherman, Wallace, Rawlins, Thomas, Logan, Decatur, Sheridan, Gove, Norton, Graham, Trego, Phillips, Rooks, Ellis, Smith, Osborne, Russell, Jewell, Mitchell, Lincoln, Ellsworth, Republic, Cloud, Ottawa, Saline, Washington, Clay, Dickinson, Riley, Geary, Morris, Marshal, Pottawatomie, Wabaunsee, Lyon, and Coffey.

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ARTICLE IV. MEMBERSHIP


SECTION 1. ELIGIBILITY AND CLASSES. Membership in the Fort Riley Central Kansas Chapter of the Association of the United States Army shall be open to all those persons residing in or with place of business in the regional area as designated in Article III above, and who subscribe to Article II of these by-laws, and shall include General, Life and Associate memberships.

National sustaining member companies may not be members of this Chapter but national sustaining member designees will be accepted as members. Corporate members will be affiliated with the Chapter and corporate member designees will be enrolled as Chapter members.

SECTION 2. TERMS OF MEMBERSHIP. Membership in the Fort Riley Central Kansas Chapter shall remain in force so long as the member maintains current status by payment of National dues.

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ARTICLE V. GOVERNANCE


The management and administration of the Fort Riley - Central Kansas Chapter of the Association of the United States Army are vested in the officers of the Chapter who with the immediate past President shall comprise the Executive Committee which under the broad guidance of the Board of Governors shall operate the Fort Riley Central Kansas Chapter of the Association in accordance with the By-Laws of the Association of the United States Army, and Constitution and By-Laws of the Fort Riley Central Kansas Chapter, as well as in accordance with applicable national and state laws and regulations.

The Executive Committee, with a minimum of three members present and voting, may transact business in behalf of the Chapter or authorize the President to transact such business, in accordance with the Chapter Constitution and By-Laws.

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ARTICLE VI. OFFICERS


The officers of the Fort Riley Central Kansas Chapter of the Association of the United States Army shall consist of: a President, a First Vice President, and a Second Vice President all of whom are elected by the membership, Vice-President for enlisted and retired affairs, a Secretary and a Treasurer who are appointed by the president with the consent of the majority of the members of the Board of Governors, and the Immediate Past President of the Chapter. The duties of the Chapter Officers are outlined in the Chapter By-Laws.

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ARTICLE VII. THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS


SECTION 1. COMPOSITION. The Board of Governors of the Fort Riley- Central Kansas Chapter of the Association of the United States Army shall consist of:

A. The seven Chapter Officers enumerated in Article VI above, to wit:

Immediate Past President, President, First Vice-President, Second Vice-President, Vice-President for enlisted and retired affairs, Secretary and Treasurer.

B. Any Chapter member who is a National Officer of AUSA shall serve as a voting member of the Board of Governors until such time as he or she is no longer a National Officer.

C. All past Chapter Presidents shall serve ex officio as voting members of the board.

D. Any individual, so designated by the Board in recognition of long and faithful service shall serve as emeritus and voting members of the board.

E. Twenty-one other individuals who shall be elected and serve for the term set forth in the By-Laws.

F. The duties of the Board of Governors are outlined in the Chapter ByLaws.

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ARTICLE VIII. ELIGIBILITY AND TERMS OF OFFICE


SECTION 1. No member of the active military service or Reserve Component on extended active duty may hold the office of President, First Vice-President or Second Vice-President of this Chapter.

SECTION 2. No person who is not a member of the Fort Riley Central Kansas Chapter of the Association of the United States Army, as prescribed in Article IV, may serve as an officer, or as a member of the Board of Governors of this Chapter.

SECTION 3. The term of office of the Chapter President, Chapter First Vice-President, and Chapter Second Vice-President is one year, to begin on July 1st.

SECTION 4. The term of office of the members of the Board of Governors is three years. One third of the membership of the Board of Governors shall be elected each year, with their terms beginning July 1st.

SECTION 5. The Vice-President for enlisted and retired affairs, Secretary and Treasurer of the Fort Riley Central Kansas Chapter of the Association of the United States Army serve at the pleasure of the Chapter President by whom they were appointed.

SECTION 6. No elected officer, nor member of the Board of Governors if the Fort Riley Central Kansas Chapter may succeed himself or herself in office more than once.

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ARTICLE IX. MEETINGS


SECTION 1. Annual General Membership Meetings. An annual meeting of the general membership shall be held no later than June of each year for the purpose, among other things, of the election of one-third of the members Board of Governors and to elect or re-elect the Chapter Officers. Members elected to office will be installed at the meeting at which elected.

SECTION 2. Other Meetings. Other general membership meetings and meetings of the Board of Directors shall be held at the call of the President.

There shall be no less than three general membership meetings each operational year (1 July to 30 June).

SECTION 3. Quorum for conduct of Business. At a general membership meeting, 25 members present and voting shall be needed to conduct business.

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ARTICLE X. AMENDMENTS


SECTION 1. This constitution may be amended or adopted at any general membership meeting by a majority of those present voting, in accordance with Article IX, provided advance notice of at lease fifteen days of such meeting is given by the President.

SECTION 2. The By-Laws of this Chapter of the Association of the United States Army may be amended or adopted by a majority of the Board of Governors present and voting.

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ARTICLE XI.


In the event this Chapter shall cease to exist for any reason, all assets remaining after all obligations have been met will be transferred to the AUSA National Headquarters.

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Adopted this _____ day of _____________, ______, by a majority of the voting membership of this Chapter.