BYLAWS OF THE SENSOR DIVISION OF THE
ELECTROCHEMICAL SOCIETY, INC.
The name of this Division shall be the Sensor
Division (herein-after referred to as the Division) of The Electrochemical Society, Inc.
(herein-after referred to as the Society).
Section 1. The purpose of the Sensor
Division of The Electrochemical Society, Inc. shall be to promote the science and
technology of sensors by conducting symposia and organizing general technical sessions at
Society Meetings, encourage publications such as contributions to the JOURNAL, symposia
proceedings volumes and monographs, assist in educational programs such as short courses
and lectures, and to cooperate with other Divisions, Groups, and Local Sections of the
Society in sponsoring sensor activities of mutual interest.
Section 2. The charter of the Sensor
Division is all interdisciplinary aspects of the science and technology of sensors
including synthesis, processing, fabrication, device operation, signal processing, and the
chemistry and physics of the detection or sensing process. The Division is interested in
sensors for all chemical species in both the gaseous and liquid phases as well as sensors
for measurement of physical parameters such as temperature, pressure, flow, magnetic
field, and electric field. The Division recognizes that most of this science and
technology has other existing potential applications, but the Division is only interested
in it as it pertains to sensors.
The members of this Division shall be those
members of the Society in good standing who are registered with the Secretary of the
Society as having a primary interest in the Sensor Division.
Officers and Executive Committee
Section 1. The officers of the Division
shall be a Chairman, a Vice Chairman, a Secretary, and a Treasurer. These officers shall
perform the duties prescribed by the Constitution and Bylaws of the Society, by these
Sensor Division Bylaws, and by the parliamentary authority adopted by the Division.
Section 2. The governing body of the
Division shall be the Executive Committee consisting of the officers of the Division, the
immediate past Chairman of the Division, and at least two other members-at-large.
Section 3. At least twelve months prior to
the Fall Society Meeting of an even-numbered year, a Nominating Committee of three
Division members - one specified as Committee Chairman - shall be appointed by the
Division Chairman, subject to the Executive Committee approval. It shall be the duty of
this committee to nominate candidates for the offices to be filled at the Division
Business Meeting to be held during the Fall Society Meeting of an even-numbered year, to
secure acceptance of nomination from each candidate, to report their list of candidates to
the Chairman and Secretary of the Division no later than four months prior to the Division
Business Meeting at which the election is to take place, and to report to Division members
at the Business Meeting at the time of election. The Nominating Committee Report shall be
published in a Society or Division publication that is distributed to every member of the
Division prior to the election. Before the election at the Division Business Meeting,
additional nominations either by petition signed by five members of the Division or from
the floor shall be permitted, provided they are accompanied by acceptance of nomination by
Section 4. The officers and members at
large of the Executive Committee shall be elected by ballot to serve for two years or
until their successors have been qualified, and their term of office shall begin at 8:00
A.M. of the first day after the close of the Society Meeting during which the Division
Business Meeting for the election was held.
Section 5. Only the offices of Secretary
and Treasurer may be held by the same person, and only the Chairman shall not be eligible
to serve consecutive two year terms in the same office.
Section 6. In the event of a vacancy in the
office of Chairman, the Vice Chairman shall succeed to this office for the remainder of
the term. In the event that the Vice Chairman does not wish to become Chairman, the
Secretary shall become Chairman for the remainder of the term. Other vacancies on the
Executive Committee shall be filled by appointment by the Chairman, subject to the
approval of the Executive Committee.
Section 7. The elected Vice Chairman shall
be considered eligible to serve as the alternate for the Chairman in attending meetings of
the Board of Directors of the Society from which the Chairman is absent and in exercising
at such meetings the rights, powers, and privileges of the absent Chairman. The Vice
Chairman shall be designated as the alternate at any particular meeting of the Board of
Directors of the Society by the Chairman or, in the absence of such a designation, by a
vote of the Executive Committee; written notice of this designation shall be provided to
the Secretary of the Society prior to the meeting of the Board.
Section 1. The regular business meetings of
the Division shall be luncheon meetings held annually during the Fall Society Meeting
unless otherwise ordered by the Division or the Executive Committee and shall be for the
purpose of receiving reports of officers, committees and transacting any other business
that may arise.
Section 2. The regular Division Business
Meeting during the Fall Society Meeting in an even-numbered year shall be for the purpose
of electing officers and members at large of the Executive Committee as well as for the
business normally taken up at such meetings.
Section 3. Special Division Business
Meetings can be called by the Chairman or by the Executive Committee and shall be called
upon written request of 15 members of the Division. The purpose of the meeting shall be
stated in the call. Except in the case of an emergency, at least thirty days notice shall
be given to all members of the Division.
Section 4. Fifteen members of the Division
shall constitute a quorum.
Section 1. The Executive Committee shall
have general supervision of the affairs of the Division between its business meetings,
shall be responsible for the planning, organization, and execution of the technical
programs and publications sponsored by the Division, shall make recommendations to the
Division and, through the Chairman of the Division, to the Board of Directors of the
Society, and shall perform such other duties as are specified by these Bylaws. The
Executive Committee shall be subject to the orders of the Division, and none of its acts
shall conflict with the actions taken by the Division or by the Society.
Section 2. Unless otherwise ordered by the
Committee, regular meetings of the Executive Committee shall be held during each Society
Meeting prior to the Annual Business (Luncheon Meeting) of the Division. Special meetings
of the Committee can be called by the Chairman and also shall be called upon written
request of three members of the Committee.
Section 1. An Auditing Committee of three
members of the Division shall be appointed by the Chairman promptly after taking office.
It shall be the duty of this Committee to audit the Division Treasurer's accounts at the
close of each fiscal year, which shall begin immediately following the Fall Meeting of the
Society, to report in writing to the Executive Committee, and to assure that adequate
calendar year financial reports for the Division are submitted to the Treasurer of the
Section 2. A Sensor Division Award
Committee composed of five members of the Division shall be appointed by the Chairman of
the Division before January first of odd numbered years. This committee shall select the
recipient of the Sensor Division Award according to the rules established for this
Section 3. Such other committees, standing
or special, shall be appointed by the Chairman as the Division or Executive Committee
shall from time to time deem necessary to carry on the work of the Division.
The rules contained in the current edition of
Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised shall govern the Division in all cases to which they
are applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with these bylaws and any special
rules of order the Division may adopt.
Amendment of Bylaws
Section 1. These bylaws can be amended,
subject to approval by the Board of Directors of the Society, at any regular meeting of
the Division by a two-thirds vote, provided that the amendment and notice of the vote have
been published in a Society or Division publication that is distributed to all Division
members prior to the meeting, or by a two-thirds vote of those responding within two
months to a mail ballot authorized by the Executive Committee and sent to all members of
Section 2. Amendments to these Bylaws
become effective on approval by the Board of Directors of the Society.
Approved by the Board of Directors May 19, 1988
Change to Division status and revisions approved by the Board of DirectorsOctober 14, 1993