VERMONT JCI SENATE

Celebrating 50 Years
of Service!

Vermont JCI Senate By-Laws and Policy

Current Officers:

Original 11/06/67. Amended 06/10/78, 05/03/86, 07/01/87, 01/01/90, 05/25/91, 05/07/94, 05/07/95, 05/06/00, 05/03/03, 05/09/09, 08/18/09.

ARTICLE 1: NAME & OFFICERS

Section 1: The name of this organization shall be the “Vermont JCI Senate”.

Section 2: (a) The principle officers of this organization shall be a President and two Vice Presidents who shall be elected at the annual meeting. If there is more than one candidate for President, and / or more than two candidates for Vice President, the elections for these offices will be held by secret ballot.
(b) The Secretary and Treasurer will be appointed as separate positions or as one at the discretion of the President. The President at his / her discretion may also appoint a Chaplain.
(c) The immediate past President will serve as the Chairman of the Board of Directors.
(d) Voting members of the Executive Committee will include the President, two Vice Presidents, a Secretary, a Treasurer, a Chaplain, and the Chairman / Chairwoman of the board. If the office of Secretary / Treasurer is combined, that person shall have only one vote on the Executive Committee.
(e) An Editor may be appointed to publish the newsletter, but will not have a vote on the Executive Committee. This position may be separate or combined with another position on the Executive Committee.


ARTICLE 2: ASSOCIATION

Section 1: The organization will be associated with the Vermont Junior Chamber Of Commerce and its successors through its International portfolio.

Section 2: The organization will be associated with all JCI Senate groups locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally.

Section 3: The organization will not be affiliated with any other Junior Chamber of Commerce organization.


ARTICLE 3: PURPOSE

Section 1: To encourage local Junior Chamber of Commerce chapters to nominate outstanding members and former members for membership in the JCI Senate.

Section 2: To promote fellowship among JCI Senators.

Section 3: To meet locally as individuals to provide a means of retaining friendships and expanding co-operation.

Section 4: To enable JCI Senators to benefit from another through the exchange of ideas.

Section 5: To maintain contact with the Junior Chamber movement, inviting local, state, national, and International Junior Chamber members as guests.

Section 6: Such other purposes as may from time to time be approved by a majority of dues paid members at a duly convened meeting.

Section 7: To be non-partisan, non-profit, and non-sectarian in purpose and activities.


ARTICLE 3: PURPOSE (continued)

Section 8: We believe:
That faith in God gives meaning and purpose to human life; That the brotherhood of man transcends the sovereignty of nations; That economic justice can best be won by free men through free enterprise; That government should be of laws rather than of men; That earth’s great treasure lies in human personality; And that service to humanity is the best work of life.


ARTICLE 4: MEMBERSHIP

Section 1: All JCI Senators are eligible for membership in this organization.

Section 2: Qualifications for Senatorships are determined by Junior Chamber of Commerce state organizations.


ARTICLE 5: DUES

Section 1: Annual dues will be $15.00 over the USJCI Senate dues.

Section 2: The Treasurer will send to each member of the Vermont JCI Senate a dues billing statement in July of each year. The amount due to the USJCI Senate will be paid upon the anniversary of the paying member’s dues as determined by the USJCI Senate. Those Senators without an anniversary date will be billed at the discretion of the President and Treasurer.

Section 3: Lifetime memberships shall be 10 (ten) times the regular dues of the Vermont JCI Senate. All lifetime dues shall be deposited in a special account and only the interest can be transferred to the operating account of the Vermont JCI Senate.

Section 4: The President may offer a lifetime dues deal with the advice and consent of the Executive Committee. This lifetime dues deal shall not be less than (8) times the annual Vermont JCI Senate dues.


ARTICLE 6: MEETINGS

Section 1: There shall be at least 4 (four) general membership meetings during the year: traditionally, August, Fall, Winter, Spring.

Section 2: The Annual Meeting of the organization (corporation) shall be held in the month of August with the date to be determined by the President and the Board of Directors.

Section 3: It will be the responsibility of the President and his / her designee to notify the membership of dates of any meetings during the year. This notice shall be at least 30 days prior to the meeting. It may be by mail and electronic means.

Section 4: The President of the Vermont JCI Senate shall lead any delegation to the “Fall Frolic” (Region 1 meeting) held in the fall. Funds as designated in the operating budget for the President’s expenses.

Section 5: The President of the Vermont JCI Senate shall lead any delegation to the National Convention. Funds as designated in the operating budget for the President’s expenses.


ARTICLE 7: AMENDMENTS

Section 1: Amendments to these bylaws can be voted upon at the Annual Meeting of the Vermont JCI Senate, providing the proposed amendment(s) has (have) been mailed to the paid membership no less than 30 (thirty) days prior to the meeting.

Section 2: Adoption of any amendments to these Bylaws shall require a two-thirds majority vote for approval.