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- BYLAWS (approved by Executive Committee 2002-2003) -

 

 

[ SECTION I. NAME ] [ SECTION II. PURPOSE ]  [ SECTION III. CONFORMITY ]

[ SECTION IV. MEMBERSHIP ] [ SECTION V. DUES ] [ SECTION VI. OFFICERS ]

 [ SECTION VII. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE ] [ SECTION VIII. DUTIES OF OFFICERS ] [ SECTION IX. STANDING COMMITTEES ] [ SECTION X. MEETINGS ]

[ SECTION Xl. AMENDMENTS ]

 

SECTION I. NAME

ARTICLE 1. The organization shall be known as the University of Louisiana at Lafayette SPE Student Chapter.

SECTION II. PURPOSE

ARTICLE 1. The purpose shall be to provide each affiliate with opportunities for professional and personal growth through the SPE Student Membership Benefits, and the regular planning and execution of technical, social, cultural and sport activities. By doing so, the chapter aims at improving the quality of life of its members and of the community in which they live, while extending and consolidating the presence of the SPE in academic grounds in the Lafayette and Louisiana areas.

SECTION III. CONFORMITY

ARTICLE 1. The organization and operation of the chapter shall be in accordance with the bylaws of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), Inc.
 

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SECTION IV. MEMBERSHIP

ARTICLE 1. All students registered at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette or other educational institutions in the Lafayette area that are enrolled in a course of study leading to an undergraduate or graduate degree in petroleum engineering, chemical engineering, geological engineering, petroleum technology, geophysics or other related fields are eligible for membership, and shall become members upon payment of dues.

ARTICLE 2. Membership shall consist of, but not be limited to, Student Members of SPE.

ARTICLE 3. All members of the chapter shall be entitled to the same rights and privileges of the chapter except the right to hold office and the SPE Student Membership Benefits, which shall be limited to Student Members of SPE.

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SECTION V. DUES

ARTICLE 1. Student Members in good standing with SPE will not be charged with annual dues by the chapter. Students willing to become members of the chapter but not wishing to apply for membership in SPE shall pay annual dues equivalent to 75% of the annual dues for Student Members requested by SPE in the year of application.

ARTICLE 2. Chapter dues, if any, for non SPE Student Members are payable at the beginning of each academic year.

ARTICLE 3. Nonpayment of dues automatically results in suspension of membership in the chapter.

ARTICLE 4. The executive committee of the chapter shall have the power to levy special assessments on endorsement by a two-thirds vote of the membership of the chapter.

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SECTION VI. OFFICERS

ARTICLE 1. Only Student Members of SPE in good standing shall be eligible to serve as officers of the chapter.

ARTICLE 2. The officers of the chapter shall be a president, a vice president, a secretary, and a treasurer.

ARTICLE 3. The term of office for each officer should ordinarily be one academic year, starting the first day of the fall term and ending the last day of the summer term.

ARTICLE 4. Election of officers for the following year should be held not later than the last day of April of the academic year in progress.

ARTICLE 5. Student Members shall not serve as officers for more than two consecutive academic years. The candidacy of a Student Member not eligible for that reason shall be accepted in Election Day for a given office, only if none of the eligible Student Members postulates his/her name to serve in that office once the president of the chapter has requested nominations at least three times in the session.

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SECTION VII. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

ARTICLE 1. The management of the affairs of the chapter shall be in the hands of the chapterís executive committee, consisting of the duly elected officers of the chapter and the faculty sponsor approved by SPE.

ARTICLE 2. The president of the chapter shall be the chairperson of the executive committee.

ARTICLE 3. The executive committee shall be the governing body of the chapter and shall transact all business it deems advisable including the filling of vacancies in offices, authorization of expenditures, etc.

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SECTION VIII. DUTIES OF OFFICERS

ARTICLE 1. The president shall preside at all meetings of the chapter. He/she shall appoint all committees, subject to the approval of the executive committee, and shall assume all other executive duties not otherwise delegated.

ARTICLE 2. The vice president shall perform all functions of the president in the latterís absence or at his/her request.

ARTICLE 3. The chapter secretary shall keep a record of all activities of the chapter and shall report the same to SPE Richardson, together with any special reports required by SPE Richardson, within a reasonable time after each meeting. He/she shall carry on all communications necessary to the activities of the chapter. He/she shall keep a record of the names of members in attendance at the meetings.

ARTICLE 4. The treasurer shall receive all money and pay all debts of the chapter authorized by the executive committee, and he/she shall keep an exact account of all receipts and expenditures.

ARTICLE 5. A complete annual report shall be submitted by the president at the last regular meeting of the year and shall be forwarded by the chapter secretary to the SPE Professional Development Manager upon certification by the faculty sponsor.

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SECTION IX. STANDING COMMITTEES

ARTICLE 1. The following standing committees or their equivalent shall be appointed by the president: activities committee, publicity committee, membership committee and website committee.

ARTICLE 2. The activities committee shall prepare the programs for all meetings, activities, and events and shall be responsible for all arrangements for these meetings.

ARTICLE 3. The publicity committee shall be responsible for proper advertising of each meeting or particular event.

ARTICLE 4. The membership committee shall bring the advantages of membership in the Society and in the chapter to the attention of all potential Student Members.

ARTICLE 5. The website committee shall be responsible for updating the website that represents this chapter.

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SECTION X. MEETINGS

ARTICLE 1. The chapter shall hold regular and special meetings at such places and times as designated by the executive committee, with a minimum of three meetings annually.



SECTION Xl. AMENDMENTS

ARTICLE 1. The bylaws may be amended by a two-thirds vote of the members of the chapter present and voting provided the amendment shall have been proposed at least one duly publicized meeting previous to the time of voting.

ARTICLE 2. Such amendments become effective only upon the approval of the Executive Committee of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), Inc.

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