ARTICLE I. Name
ARTICLE II. Purpose
ARTICLE III. Membership
Section 2. There shall be two classes of membership:
Section 3. Dues shall be determined by the Executive Board and shall be approved by the membership at the annual meeting.
Section 4. Failure to pay dues within three months of date due (1st day of January) shall constitute a default and shall result in the suspension of member rights and privileges. Members in default shall be reinstated upon payment of dues for the current year.
Section 5. Individual members and the representative of an institutional member have one vote each, may chair committees, serve on committees, and may be elected to office. (See Article VII, Section 4.)
ARTICLE IV. Officers
Section 1. Officers shall be a president, a vice president/president elect, a secretary and a treasurer.
Section 2. Officers of DCAHSL shall serve for a term of one year or until their successors are elected with the exception of the treasurer, who shall serve a 2-year term and the vice president/president elect, who shall serve one year as vice president/president elect and a second year as president.
Section 3. In order to be eligible to hold office, the candidate must be a dues paying individual member or the representative of a dues paying institutional member.
Section 4. Duties of officers:
ARTICLE V. Executive Board
ARTICLE VI. Committees
Section 2. Special Committees. Special committees may be created by the president. The chairs and members of such committees shall be appointed by the president.
Section 3. Nominating Committee.
Section 4. Annual Reports of Committees. A written annual report shall be submitted by all committee chairs at the annual meeting and a copy of the report shall be sent to the president well in advance of this meeting for preparation of the president's annual report and so that it may be filed with the minutes for a permanent record.
ARTICLE VII. Elections
Section 2. Nominations may be made from the floor, provided the nominee is present and is willing to accept the nomination or, if absent, has previously given his/her consent to be a candidate, in writing to his/her sponsor.
Section 3. Election shall be by paper ballot at the annual meeting. Absentee ballots may be requested from the secretary prior to this meeting and returned to same before this meeting. Office shall be assumed at the time of election, after the close of the annual meeting.
Section 4. Individual members who are also the representatives of an institutional member shall have one vote.
ARTICLE VIII. Meetings
Section 2. The president shall call a special meeting of the general membership for the transaction of business when it is deemed necessary.
Section 3. The annual meeting of DCAHSL shall be the last meeting of the calendar year. Elections shall take place at this meeting. The president, treasurer, and chairs of standing committees shall present their annual reports at this meeting.
Section 4. A schedule of meeting dates for the year shall be sent with the announcement of the first meeting of the calendar year.
ARTICLE IX. Fiscal Year
ARTICLE X. Amendments to the Bylaws
ARTICLE XI. Parliamentary Authority
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