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BYLAWS OF THE SENSOR DIVISION OF THE

ELECTROCHEMICAL SOCIETY, INC.

 

ARTICLE I.

Name

 

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).

 

 

ARTICLE II.

Purpose

 

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.

 

 

ARTICLE III.

Members

 

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.

 

 

ARTICLE IV.

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 each candidate.

 

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.

 

 

ARTICLE V.

Meetings

 

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.

 

 

ARTICLE VI.

Executive Committee

 

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.

 

 

ARTICLE VII.

Committees

 

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 Society.

 

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 procedure.

 

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.

 

 

ARTICLE VIII.

Parliamentary Authority

 

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.

 

 

ARTICLE IX.

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 the Division.

 

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

 

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