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					FLINT HILLS KANSAS CHAPTER PHI DELTA KAPPA
INTERNATIONAL




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Article I       Name and Location

Article II      Authority

Article III     Membership Eligibility Requirements

Article IV      Dues

Article V       Chapter Officers and Other Functionaries

Article VI      Duties of Officers and Other Functionaries

Article VII     Standing Committees

Article VIII    Ad Hoc Committees

Article IX      Election of Officers

Article X       Order of Business for Chapter Meeting

Article XI      Amendments to Bylaws

Article XI!     Termination of Chapter

Article XIII    Ratification
Article I      Name, Location, and Purpose
Section 101   This chapter, a unit of the international fraternity of Phi
              Delta Kappa. Incorporated, shall be known as the Flint
              Hills Kansas (0106) Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa. It is
              located in District 3 (H) and shall have its head-quarters
              in Emporia, Kansas. Its purpose shall be to promote
              quality education, with particular emphasis on publicly
              supported education, as essential to the development
              and maintenance of a democratic way of life.

Article II     Authority
Section 201   The Flint Hills Kansas Chapter shall be governed by the
              Constitution and Bylaws of Phi Delta Kappa Incorporated.
              All revisions and amendments thereto are to be
              incorporated in these bylaws as editorial changes. Should
              this chapter's bylaws conflict with the Constitution and
              Bylaws of Phi Delta Kappa? Incorporated, the latter shall
              prevail, and the chapter's bylaws shall be revised
              accordingly.

Section 202   Upon the dissolution of the organization, the Board of
              (Executive Board) shall, after paying or making pro-visions
              for the payment of all of the liabilities of t h e organization,
              dispose of all of the assets of the organization in such
              manner, or to such organization or organizations organized
              and operated exclusively for charitable, educational,
              religious, or scientific purposes as shall at the time qualify
              as an exempt organization or organizations under section
              501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (or the
              corresponding provision of any future United States Internal
              Revenue Law) as the Board of Directors (Executive Board)
              shall determine. Any such assets not so disposed of shall
              be disposed of by the court of jurisdiction of the county in
              which the principal office of the organization is then
              located, exclusively for such purposed or to such
              organization or organizations, as said court shall determine,
              which are organized and operated exclusively for such
              purposes.

Section 203   This organization is organized and shall be operated
              exclusively for charitable and educational purposes
              within the meaning of section 501 (c) (3) of the
              Internal Revenue Code of 1954.
Section 504   The chapter delegate and alternate shall be elected at any
              regular meeting not later than the April meeting. The term
              of office for the delegate is two years.

Section 505   If the office of the president is vacated for any reason
              except expiration of term, the program vice president
              shall perform the duties, and shall be installed in the
              office at the next regular meeting.

Section 506   If the office of either vice president is vacated for any
              reason except expiration of term, the vacancy shall be
              filled by a special election called by the president. If,
              however, the vacancy occurs within three months of the
              next election, the office may be left vacant or the
              executive committee may appoint one of its members to
              carry out the duties of the office.

Section 507   The executive committee shall appoint a newsletter
              editor, who may appoint a staff to assist in publishing the
              newsletter. The editorial staff is subject to the approval
              of the executive committee.

Section 508   Newly elected officers shall be installed by the retiring
              president or designee at the last regular meeting of the
              Phi Delta Kappa year. No person may be declared an
              officer until formally installed.

Article VI    Duties of Officers and Other Functionaries

Section 601   See duties of officers as specified in Phi Delta
              Kappa International Chapter Officer's Handbook.

Section 602   The delegate shall represent the chapter at the
              district conference and biennial council. The
              alternate delegate may represent the chapter at
              the district conference and biennial council.
              If the chapter delegate and alternates cannot
              represent the chapter, it is the responsibility of the
              chapter president to inform the executive director
              and/or district representative of the substitute or
              substitutes.

Article VII    Standing Committees
Section 701   There shall be an executive committee composed of all
              elected officers of the chapter and chairs of standing and ad
              hoc committees. The executive committee shall determine
              the time and place of meetings; plan programs for the
              chapter; propose the budget for the fiscal year; recommend
              to the chapter members to fill offices vacated by
              resignations, dismissals, or deaths: carry out routine
              business between chapter meetings; and make
              recommendations to the chapter on other business
              matters such as expending unbudgeted funds.
Section 702    The membership committee will be chaired by the vice
               president for membership and include other members
               appointed by the executive committee. This committee
               has the right and duty of selecting as members those
               candidates who meet the chapter's minimum
               requirements for membership. The committee is to
               receive nominations for members. It will also seek out
               candidates in the area normally served by the chapter
               who have achieved a measure of success in the
               profession and who show promise of a successful
               career in education. It will also search carefully among
               all students of education for those most deserving of
               membership and present to the chapter the names of
               those graduate students who are preparing for a life
               career in educational service, who are maintaining a
               high standard of scholarship and who are likely to be
               helped by the fraternity and likely to be assets to the
               chapter. Before selecting a candidate for membership,
               the committee shall ensure that the individual satisfies
               the membership requirements outlined in the
               Constitution and Bylaws. The committee will also
               institute plans and procedures to encourage current
               members to remain in good standing and to encourage
               Kappans who move into the chapter's service area to
               affiliate with the chapter.

Section 703    Standing committees include: program committee,
               scholarship committee, initiation committee,
               newsletter committee, special awards committee,
               Teacher Hall of Fame project committee etc.

Article VIII    Ad Hoc Committees
Section 801    The executive committee may appoint ad hoc
               committees to perform whatever functions the executive
               committee, or the chapter deems necessary or
               desirable.




Section 802    At least two months prior to the election, the president
               shall appoint a nominating committee of members
               representing different educational communities served
               by the Flint Hills Kansas Chapter. This committee shall
               recommend a slate of officers and may recommend a
               slate of additional members for the executive committee.
               This committee may also serve as part of the election
               committee.
Section 803    The president shall appoint an election committee to
               assist in conducting the election, counting ballots, ruling
               on eligibility of voters, and the like. This committee
               may include the nominating committee and as many
               additional members as necessary. No candidate for
               president or vice president may serve on the election
               committee.

Section 804    Ad hoc committees include: nominating committee,
               bylaws committee, and auditing committee.

Article IX     Election of Officers

Section 901    The slate proposed by the nominating committee shall
               be announced at the meeting prior to the election or in
               the newsletter, and nominations also shall be open on
               the floor at the meeting.

Section 902    To be eligible for election, a candidate must accept the
               nomination in person at the election or in writing if
               unable to attend the election meeting.

Section 903    Elections shall be held yearly no later than the April
               meeting unless approval for a later election is given by
               the Board of Directors.

Section 904    Election shall be by a simple majority of those present and
               eligible to vote. The vote shall be by secret ballot.

Section 905    In the event of a tie between the two leading candidates
               for an office or between candidates, there shall be a run-
               off ballot to decide the winner.

Section 906    Only members of the Flint Hills Kansas Chapter of Phi
               Delta Kappa in good standing may hold office or vote in
               elections.

Article X      Order of Business for Chapter Meetings
Section 1001   The presiding officer shall call the meeting to order.
Section 1002     The normal order of business is as follows:
                a. Approval of minutes of previous meeting
                b. Treasurer's report
                c. Reports of standing committees
                d. Reports of special committees
                e. Unfinished business
                f. New business
                g. Remarks of members and visitors which are
                    unrelated to business
                h. Closing
Section 1003    The normal order of business may be altered by the
                presiding officer to accommodate guest speakers
                and/or to allow for special programs.
Section 1004    A quorums shall consist of the members present at a
                chapter meeting.
Section 1005    A minimum of six meetings shall be held during the
                fiscal year.

Article XI      Amendments to Bylaws

Section 1 101   These bylaws may be amended at any regular meeting
                provided the proposed amendments have been screened
                by the executive committee.
Section 1102    Proposed amendments to the bylaws must be written
                and presented to the executive committee at least
                30 days prior to final action. The executive committee
                shall screen them and present them on the floor at the
                next regular meeting or in the chapter newsletter
                following the 30-day period with the committee's
                recommendations for accepting, rejecting, or altering
                them. The committee may not alter or discard a
                proposed amendment without the consent of its
                originator.
Section 1103    A majority of two-thirds of the members present and
                eligible to vote is required to amend the bylaws.

Article Xll      Termination of Chapter
                If the chapter, at some future date, voluntarily
                surrenders its charter or has it withdrawn by Phi Delta
                Kappa International's Board of Directors, all remaining
                funds, after obligations have been met, will revert to Phi
                Delta Kappa International.
Article XIII    Ratification
               These bylaws shall become effective for the Flint Hills
               Kansas Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa after acceptance by
               two-thirds of the members present at a regular meeting,
               and after approval of these bylaws by the Board of
               Directors of Phi Delta Kappa International.

				
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