1 FLORIDA SOCIETY AMERICAN COLLEGE OF OSTEOPATHIC FAMILY PHYSICIANS CONSTITUTION AND BYLAWS Revised: July 27, 1995 July 29, 1999 July 29, 2005 August 1, 2008 July 30, 2010 April 12, 2014 **July 27, 2018**
2 CONSTITUTION I. PREAMBLE We, these Osteopathic Family Physicians of the State of Florida, do and hereby establish this Society for the purposes set forth below. II. NAME The name of this organization shall be The Florida Society of The American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, Inc. (FSACOFP), also referred to hereafter as the Society. The Society is a not-for-profit corporation chartered under the laws of the State of Florida and is an affiliate of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP). III. OBJECTIVES The objectives for this Society are: Section 1. To promote and provide quality cost-effective health care and patient education in all health related matters. Section 2. To promote public health, encourage scientific research and support high standards of Osteopathic education; Section 3. To identify, promote and advance the standards of Osteopathic family practice in the field of Osteopathic medicine and surgery; Section 4. To encourage and improve the educational opportunities in Florida for the training of Osteopathic family physicians in all branches of Osteopathic medicine and surgery, including all Osteopathic family practice training programs; Section 5. To promote the department of Osteopathic family physicians in all Florida hospitals and colleges; Section 6. To promote improved understanding by the public of the services rendered by the Osteopathic family physician; Section 7. To abide by the Code of Ethics of the American Osteopathic Association, which shall be the Code of Ethics of this Society; Section 8. To cooperate with the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP), the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association (FOMA). Section 9. To conduct at least one educational program annually. IV. VISION The Society shall promote Osteopathic family physicians as specialists of choice dedicated to the care and well-being of all human life.
3 V. MISSION To advocate for our profession and to engage our membership, students and residents in the ideals and practice of Osteopathic family medicine, as well as continue to advance quality, compassionate care for all patients. VI. MEMBERSHIP Section 1. The general membership of the Society shall consist of Osteopathic family physicians and other persons who have met the requirements of membership prescribed by the Society s Bylaws. VII. BOARD OF TRUSTEES Section 1. The Board of Trustees (BOT) shall be the policy-making body of the Society and shall consist of those members who have been elected as prescribed in the Bylaws. Section 2. The Board shall be the executive body of the Society and shall perform all such duties as provided in the Society s Bylaws and those directed by the membership. VIII. OFFICERS The elected officers of the Society shall be President-elect, Vice-president, Secretary and Treasurer. IX. PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY The Standard Code of Parliamentary Procedure by Robert s Rules of Order Alice Sturgis, newly revised, shall govern the proceedings of the Society in all matters to which they are applicable and not otherwise provided for in the Society s Constitution and Bylaws. X. AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION This Constitution may be amended at any annual meeting of the membership by an affirmative vote of two-thirds (2/3) of the total number of qualified members present at that meeting, provided that the membership has been duly notified at least thirty (30) days in advance via the official publication or website of the Society that a consideration of proposed Constitutional amendments shall be on the agenda of the annual meeting of the membership of the Society. I. MEMBERSHIP Section 1. Qualifications A. An applicant for membership shall be of good moral and professional character. B. Application shall be made upon the prescribed form and shall be accompanied by the annual dues as prescribed by these Bylaws. Section 2. Membership Classifications A. The membership of this Society shall consist of the following classes: Active, Associate, Student, Resident, Inactive, Honorary, Life and Advocate. B. Active members shall be a graduate of an AOA Accredited College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM), in good standing and shall be licensed to practice Osteopathic medicine. Each applicant
4 shall have conformed to the Code of Ethics of the AOA and the society and agree to do so in the future. Active members must have completed: (1) one year of a rotating internship approved by the AOA and at least three (3) years of active family practice, or, (2) at least five (5) years of active Osteopathic family practice, or, (3) an approved AOA or Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) family practice residency program. C. Associate members shall be health professionals whose activities involve cooperation with Osteopathic family physicians. Examples include internists, surgeons, allopathic physicians, academicians, and other professionals who contribute to some phase of the specialty of Osteopathic family medicine such as educators and researchers. Associate members must pay dues and assessments for their category. These members shall have voice but not be entitled to vote nor hold office. D. Student members must be enrolled in a COM and complete an application. Student membership terminates upon graduation from the COM. Student members shall not pay dues or assessments nor hold office nor vote. Student members serving on Society committees may vote in the committee meetings. One student will be elected by the Student Chapter of the ACOFP organization in each COM located in Florida to serve on the BOT and jointly will have one vote. E. Resident members must be graduates of a COM and physicians in training in Florida AOA or ACGME approved family practice or rotating internship programs and complete an application. Membership shall be for the duration of one s the resident member s residency and extended training. Resident members shall not pay dues or assessments nor hold office nor vote. Resident members serving on Society committees may vote in the committee meetings. One resident from an AOA training program will be selected by the BOT to serve on the BOT for one year and will have full voting rights. Upon completion of their residency training or extended training and upon verification of eligibility for active membership, resident members shall be automatically transferred to active membership. F. Inactive membership may be granted by the BOT to members who are incapacitated by reason of illness, accident, or infirmity, or who are totally retired from the practice of medicine with less than twenty-five (25) years of continued membership in the Society. In addition, under extenuating circumstances reviewed by the BOT, Active members who interrupt their practices may be elected to inactive membership; provided, however, that no person may hold an inactive membership who does not have a current medical license because such license has been revoked as a result of a disciplinary action. Inactive members shall not pay dues or assessments nor hold office nor vote. Upon change of circumstances, an inactive member may return to active membership status. G. Honorary membership may be conferred by a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote of the BOT present on persons of distinction who rendered outstanding service to or are distinguished members of the Society and retired from practice. These members shall not pay dues or assessments nor be entitled to vote nor hold office.
5 H. Life membership shall be conferred by the BOT on each President upon conclusion of his/her term of office. Life membership may also be granted by the BOT to any Active member who has reached a minimum of seventy (70) years of age and completed a minimum of twenty (20) years of family practice and who has been a member in good standing of this organization for fifteen (15) consecutive years immediately preceding the appointment. Life members shall not pay dues nor assessments. Life members may vote and hold office. I. Advocate membership shall be professionals, laypeople and other interested parties who support or are interested in the specialty of Osteopathic family medicine. Examples include spouses and significant partners of members, pharmaceutical representatives, individuals involved in political activities, insurance representatives, and hospital staff and administration. Section 3. In Good Standing. The phrase in good standing shall describe only those members who are current with all dues and assessments (.) and who document at least 120 hours within a three (3) year period of educational programs, approved by the AOA unless otherwise provided in these Bylaws. Section 4. Revocation of Membership A. The BOT shall assume full responsibility and exercise complete authority in regard to the status of all members of the Society. Membership may be revoked after due notice to the member and a hearing before the BOT based upon such notice. The BOT shall have the right to revoke such membership by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of a quorum of the BOT hearing such complaint. B. Membership in this organization may be revoked for one or more of the following reasons: (1) Noncompliance with the Constitution and Bylaws of the Society; (2) Breach of the Code of Ethics of the AOA; (3) Revocation of the member s license to practice Osteopathic medicine; (4) Held not in good standing ; (5) Conviction of a felony; (6) Nonpayment of dues; (7) Any other just cause. C. Any individual whose membership has been revoked by the BOT for reasons other than nonpayment of dues shall have the right of appeal to the general membership at its next annual meeting. The general membership may, at its discretion, take such action as it deems appropriate. Reinstatement of membership to the Society shall be by an affirmative vote of two-thirds (2/3) of the total number of qualified members present at that annual meeting. D. Revocation of membership does not bar one from future application for membership in the Society. E. Any member of the Society may tender his/her resignation to the BOT without prejudice.
6 II. ELECTIONS AND ANNUAL MEETING Section 1. Eligible members The general membership in good standing and present at the annual meeting shall constitute a quorum at this meeting and shall be considered the voting members of the Society. The COM chapters of the ACOFP located in the state of Florida shall be entitled to one voting member each (.) and one alternate member each at the annual meeting. Section 2. Speaker (Annual Membership Meeting) A. The outgoing president, or his/her designate, shall act as Speaker (preside over) at the annual membership meeting He/she shall preside over the membership at this meeting and shall be entitled to a vote on matters brought before this body only in the event of a tie. He/She shall be responsible for formulating the agenda. B. The annual meeting of the membership shall be held in conjunction with the annual convention of the Society. A quorum of the membership shall consist of those voting members in good standing present at the annual meeting. C. The Speaker shall be conversant with the Constitution and Bylaws and the Parliamentary Authority adopted by the Society. D. The Speaker shall be responsible for formulating the agenda of the annual meeting. Section 3. Annual Meeting The annual meeting of the membership shall be held in conjunction with the annual convention of the Society. A quorum of the membership shall consist of those voting members in good standing present at the annual meeting. Section 4. Elections A. General The BOT members and officers shall be elected by the membership at the annual membership meeting. BOT members and officers may succeed themselves. BOT members shall be selected in such a manner as to provide adequate geographical representations of the entire state. B. Nominating Committee (1) The Nominating Committee shall be appointed by the President and consist of the President, President-elect, one Past President, and one Active BOT member. the two (2) past presidents still serving as active member on the BOT, one (1) active member elected from the BOT and one (1) resident member representative to the BOT. (2) The Nominating Committee shall submit a slate panel of nominees for the various BOT positions at least thirty (30) ninety (90) days prior to the annual meeting. The final slate shall be submitted to the membership by being printed in the official publication or website of the society at least fourteen (14) thirty (30) days prior to the annual meeting. (3) Nominations for any office may be made from the floor during that portion of the annual membership meeting. (4) A majority vote of all qualified members present at the annual meeting shall be required for election of any officer or BOT member.
7 C. Elected Officers The newly elected officials shall assume their duties immediately following the adjournment of the annual convention. The following officers are elected positions: President Elect, Vice-president, Secretary, and Treasurer. All positions shall be for a term of one year. All the above positions shall be held only by duly elected BOT members. All elected officers shall function as BOT members as well. These Officers will be referred to as the Executive Committee and will include the Immediate Past President. D. Board of Trustees BOT members shall be active members, elected by the general membership at its annual meeting for a one (1) year term. annually to a one (1) year term. E. Convention Committee The Convention Committee nominees shall consist of four (4) BOT members appointed by the President. approved by the BOT and presented to be elected with the rest of the nominees to the membership at the annual meeting. The Treasurer is an ex- officio voting member of this committee. F. Appointed Officers. The President shall appoint a parliamentarian and other such nonvoting officers and committee chairs as he/she deems necessary. All such appointed positions shall be for one year and do not exclude duly elected BOT members. III. BOARD OF TRUSTEES Section 1. Qualifications The Officers and BOT members shall be elected by the general membership at its annual meeting. These officers and BOT members shall be elected from the ranks of the Life or Active members of the Society in good standing. BOT members and officers may succeed themselves. Section 2. Composition of BOT A. The BOT shall consist of the President, President Elect, Vice president, Immediate Past President, Secretary, Treasurer, and the elected BOT members. The total number of the BOT may not exceed more than twenty (20) active voting members, including the BOT Executive Committee. This total number will not include the non-voting members such as the Associate Board Members and the Emeritus BOT. B. Quorum of BOT: A majority of those presently on the BOT shall constitute a quorum at any duly called meeting. C. The Family Physician Chair at each Florida COM shall be invited to serve as a voting member of the BOT. D. Associate Board Members: The BOT may appoint associate board members to the BOT for the purposes of training new board members. These positions are non-voting. Prospective associate board members should have submitted a curriculum vitae and a letter of interest to be considered for the BOT.
8 Section 3. Executive Committee The Executive Committee shall consist of the President, President-elect, Vice- president, Immediate Past President, Secretary, and Treasurer. Section 4. Emeritus Board of Trustees A. The President may appoint up to five (5) Past Presidents to the Emeritus Board of Trustees. A. Automatic Appointment of Immediate Past President of the Regular Board of Trustees: Immediately after coming off of the regular Board of Trustees as an Immediate Past President, this member shall automatically serve on the Emeritus Board of Trustees B. While Emeritus Board of Trustees members are encouraged to attend all regular Board of Trustees meetings, Emeritus Board members have no voting privileges on the regular Board of Trustees. C. Exceptions to Emeritus Board status: if a member who otherwise meets the terms for automatic appointment to the Emeritus Board of Trustees is also a dean of a Florida osteopathic medical college who is an AOA board certified family physician or the family practice department chair or chief academic officer of a Florida osteopathic medical college or of an osteopathic medical college with a branch in Florida, that member would not be affected and could remain an active voting member of the regular Board of Trustees in accordance with these bylaws. In addition, this provision would not affect the status of the Immediate Past President as otherwise noted in these bylaws. Section 4. Governance and General Functions The BOT shall be the governing body and shall manage the affairs of the Society in accordance with its Constitution and Bylaws and the motions, policies and directives of the membership. A. Board Meetings. The BOT shall meet up to at least four (4) times annually. on a quarterly basis. (1) Annual Meeting. One BOT meeting shall be held in conjunction with the Annual convention of the Society B. Special Meetings. Special meetings of the BOT may be called by the President: (1) ) By the President, by giving each BOT member fifteen (15) days written notice. (2) Upon written request to the President by any three (3) members of the BOT. The President shall call such special meeting within thirty (30) days of the request. Section 5. Waiver of Notice of Board Meetings The transaction of any meeting of the BOT, however called and noticed and wherever held, shall be as valid as any regular quarterly meeting provided: (1) A quorum is present, or (2) Sufficient absent members sign, either before or after the meeting, a written waiver of notice or consent in writing, to the holding of such meeting, or (3) Sufficient absent members sign an approval of the minutes thereof, thereby constituting a quorum. All such waivers, consents, or approvals shall be filed with the corporate records and made a part of the minutes of that meeting.
9 Section 6: Termination A. In the event any BOT member officer fails to perform the duties of his/her office as determined by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the BOT at any regular or special meeting, the BOT shall declare the office vacant and the President shall appoint a replacement elect a successor to serve until the next annual meeting.not withstanding Section 7: Presidential vacancy. B. Excused absences and 75% rule. Unless excused by written or oral notice to the Executive Director prior to the meeting, each BOT member must attend seventy-five (75%) of the yearly four regularly scheduled BOT meetings., not to exceed three excused absences over a two year period, or his/her seat shall be declared vacant and the ensuing vacancy shall be filled by a majority vote of the BOT at the next annual meeting. In the event of extenuating circumstances, exceptions to this rule can be considered and made by a vote of the BOT Executive Committee. C. Any other vacancy, than B above, occurring on the BOT shall be filled by Presidential appointment. with the approval of the majority of the remaining BOT members present at that meeting. The successor shall serve until the next annual meeting of the membership at which time he/she shall may run for election for the remaining unexpired term for this BOT position. Section 7. Presidential Vacancy In the event the office of President becomes vacant the President elect shall assume the duties of the office of President. The office of President elect shall then be declared vacant, and said vacancy shall be filled as provided by the Bylaws. In the event the President becomes unable to perform the duties of his/her office, but does not request the President elect to assume the duties of the President, it shall be the duty of the BOT to declare the President disabled and require the President elect to assume the duties of the President. Such action requires a two-thirds (2/3) vote of a quorum of BOT members present and voting at a duly called meeting of the BOT. IV. OFFICERS Section 1. Composition The officers of the Society shall be the President, President-elect, Vice- president, Immediate Past President, Secretary, and Treasurer (these persons shall also constitute the Executive Committee of the BOT). All elected officers shall (with the exception of the President) be full voting members of the BOT. In the event of a tie vote on any matter, the President shall vote to break the tie. Section 2. Qualifications All officers shall be either Life or Active members of the Society. Section 3. Elections The officers of the Society shall be elected as outlined by the Bylaws. Section 4. Term and Tenure All officers shall hold office for a term of one year, or until their successors are elected. The President may be elected for a second term if recommended by the nominating committee and approved by the BOT. Section 5. General Duties A. The officers of the Society shall conduct their activities in accordance with the Constitution and Bylaws of the Society and shall perform such other duties as the Society may require of them. All
10 individual officers are responsible to the BOT and membership. B. All officers shall submit a written report at the annual meeting of the membership detailing the activities and affairs of their respective offices for the preceding year. Section 6. Duties of Officers A. The President: (1) Shall perform those duties which usually pertain to that office as well as those duties specified in the Constitution and Bylaws of this Society and by the BOT. (2) Shall be the Chair of the BOT and preside at all its meetings. (3) Shall appoint all standing committees of the Society and be an ex-officio member of these committees. (4) Shall appoint a parliamentarian. (5) Shall exercise a general supervision and have charge of the affairs, business matters, employees and property of the Society and be subject to the advice and authority of the BOT and the membership as provided by the Constitution and Bylaws of the Society. (6) Shall have sole authority to execute all contracts for and on behalf of the Society, subject to the approval of the BOT. (7) Shall, together with the Treasurer, make conveyances of real estate, releases and assignments subject to the approval of the BOT and also constitute the Finance Committee. (8) Shall together with the Secretary execute all other documents or instruments in the name of and on behalf of the Society. (9) Shall keep or cause to be kept a permanent record of all the official acts made in the performance of the duties of the office of President in the books of the Society. These books shall be made available to the membership and the BOT and shall be subject to their inspection (10) Shall present a general report on the affairs of the society at the annual meeting. (11) Shall fill any vacancies, upon approval by the BOT, make appoints to fill any vacated office. (12) Shall discharge such other duties as may be required of the President by the Constitution and Bylaws of the Society and the BOT thereof. (13) Shall have the right to appoint an Executive Director. This appointment shall require Executive Committee approval BOT approval. (14) The order of business of the annual membership meeting shall be prepared by the outgoing President or his/her designate. B. The President Elect: (1) Shall become well acquainted with the duties of the President and the function of the Society. (2) Shall perform those duties as provided by the Constitution and Bylaws. (3) Shall become the President: (a) at the expiration of the President s term of office or (b) in accordance with the provisions of the Bylaws (4) Shall be the General Chair of the Public Affairs and the Society Business Affairs Standing Committees. C. The Vice President: (1) Shall function in the capacity of President in the event that the President and President elect are unable to perform their respective duties.
11 (2) Shall be the general chair of the Education & the Professional Affairs Standing committees. D. The Secretary: (1) Shall perform all the functions of that office, which are specified in the Parliamentary Authority and Bylaws of the Society. (2) Shall (or his/her designee) be responsible for recording the minutes of BOT meetings and keeping the records of all other meetings of the BOT and the membership. E. The Treasurer: (a) Shall approve all invoices and checks. Shall work directly with the Executive Director on all financial matters and prepare an annual budget to be presented to the Executive Committee for approval. (b) Executive Director shall present all items, budgeted or not budgeted, greater than $2,500, $10,000 to the Treasurer for their approval Executive Committee of the BOT for their approval before issuing such checks which must be signed by the Treasurer or his/her designee and the Executive Director. The President may be the second signature in the absence of either of the above. (c) Shall prepare an annual budget and present it to the general membership at the annual meeting. V. DEPARTMENTS AND COMMITTEES Section 1. Qualifications Committee members shall be members of the Society in good standing. Committee chairs shall be elected members of the BOT. Section 2. Appointments. A. All chairs of the Standing Committees (excepting permanent committees) shall be appointed by the President. and these appointments shall be subject to the approval of the BOT. B. Special committees may be appointed by the President at any time. Section 3. Organization A. The activities of the Society shall be organized under such committees as the President so designates. An elected number of the BOT shall serve as Chair of each committee. No co-chair shall be appointed. B. The Chair shall organize and supervise the work of his/her respective committee and see that necessary meetings are held, programs of work developed, and reports prepared in accordance with those obligations and duties as listed in the Constitution and Bylaws. C. Each Chair shall be responsible for developing a budget for next year s committee. This budget shall be presented to the BOT for its approval at the annual meeting.
12 D. STANDING COMMITTEES The General Chair of the Standing Committees shall be the President Elect and the Vice President as outlined below. Each subcommittee chair reports directly to the above named officer in charge of his/her subcommittee. The Standing Committees with their respective general chair and subcommittees (the general chair shall, at his/her discretion, create or not create sub- committees) shall be: (1) EDUCATIONAL COMMITTEES: General Chair: Vice- Pres. Subcommittees are: ACOFP Fellowships, Hospital Liaison, Resident/Intern/Extern Liaison, and Osteopathic Colleges Liaison. (2) PROFESSIONAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEES: General Chair: Vice- President. Subcommittees are: Awards, Florida Academy of Osteopathy (FAO)/ Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) Liaison, FOMA Liaison (includes Legislation), Hospital FP/GP Departments, State regulatory agencies, Long Range Planning, membership, ACOFP Liaison (includes resolutions) and FAFP Liaison. (3) PUBLIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEES: General Chair: President Elect. Subcommittees are: Historian, Medico-Legal Liaison, and Communications (Newsletter, Public Relations, Social Media and Website). (4) SOCIETY BUSINESS AFFAIRS COMMITTEES: General Chair: President Elect. Subcommittees are: Publications and permanent committees, including the executive, finance, annual convention committees, Legal Liaison, and Communications (Newsletter, Public Relations, Social Media and Website). E. PERMANENT COMMITTEES shall include: The Executive Committee, the Finance Committee and the Annual Convention Committee. These committees shall be comprised of elected BOT members only. (1) The Executive Committee shall consist of the President, President- Elect, Vice President, Immediate Past President, Secretary and Treasurer. The President shall serve as the chair of the committee (2) The Finance Committee shall consist of the President and the Treasurer. (3) ANNUAL CONVENTION COMMITTEE: a. The BOT shall approve four (4) nominees for this committee. The nominees are presented at the annual meeting for election by the members. The Chair may be nominated for a second term by the BOT. b. They shall be charged with the successful operation of all convention functions and activities at the annual convention. c. They shall be required to submit a budget to the BOT for its approval at least three (3) months prior to the annual convention. Within three (3) months
13 following the annual convention they shall be required to give a detailed, line by line account of all monies collected and disbursed for the most recent convention, and they shall be required to submit these reports to the Treasurer so that these receipts and disbursements may be included in the annual audit of the treasury. d. They may employ or appoint certain persons interested in the Society to assist them in carrying out their duties. Section 4. General Duties of Committees A. It shall be the duty of all committees to prepare a program of work at the beginning of each fiscal year. It shall then be the responsibility of the committee to accomplish this program. The General Chair shall be responsible for giving a written or oral report of his/her subcommittee s progress if any committee business has been conducted at each BOT meeting. While not all committees will be required to give oral reports at each board meeting, committees responsible for giving oral reports to the board at a given BOT meeting shall be notified in advance of that board meeting. He/she shall also be responsible for preparing a final report of the subcommittee s activities for the year and delivering this report to the general membership at the annual meeting. The Chair shall also be responsible for transmitting all reports and pertinent papers to the following year s committee Chair. B. Committees shall secure approval from the BOT for projects and programs unless the BOT has granted approval and instructions in advance. VI. FINANCES, DUES AND ASSESSMENTS Section 1. Fiscal Year The Society s fiscal year will begin January 1 st of each year and end on December 31 st of the same year. Section 2. Budget The annual budget shall be prepared by the President in consultation with the Treasurer and the Executive Director and presented to the BOT for its approval at the December third quarterly BOT meeting. Section 3. Audit The BOT shall commission a certified annual audit of the financial records of the Society no later than thirty (30) days after the end of the fiscal year. Section 4. Appropriations All appropriations shall be subject to approval by the BOT at the second quarterly BOT meeting following the annual meeting. Section 4. Emergency Funds The BOT, by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the members present and voting, may make emergency appropriations for items not included in the approved budget. Section 5. Dissolution In the event the Society should be dissolved the total assets of the Society, including cash and title to real estate and all other property, shall be dispersed as determined by the BOT.
14 transferred to the ACOFP. Section 6. Annual Dues/Assessments A. The amount of the annual dues and/or assessments shall be determined by the BOT and presented to the membership for ratification at the annual meeting. B. All dues are payable at the beginning of the fiscal year except in the year a member joins when such dues shall accompany the application. C. If dues are not paid by October 1, the member shall be automatically suspended. D. The following categories of members shall not pay dues nor assessments: honorary, life, residents, inactive, and student. E. Active members must pay those dues and assessments as established by the membership at the annual meeting. The BOT shall prepare the recommendation for such dues and assessments in advance of the annual meeting. F. All interim members must pay those dues and assessments established by the membership at the annual meeting. Section 7. Waiver of Dues and Assessments A member may apply for waiver of dues and assessments for cause to the membership Chair committee which shall make its recommendation to the BOT. A majority vote by the BOT may waive all or part of such dues and assessments. Section 8. Reinstatement of Membership A member who has been suspended because of nonpayment of dues or assessments may request reinstatement. Upon payment of all outstanding dues and assessments and by submitting an official application with said dues and assessments, the board can, by a majority vote, reinstate such member. VII. OFFICIAL PUBLICATION The Society shall have an official publication, the name of which shall be the Florida Society News. The Executive Director shall coordinate publication and distribution of the Florida Society News, with approval by the President. VIII. EMBLEM The logo of the Society shall be the emblem which was adopted by the Founders, or any revision, as described in the Policy Manual of the ACOFP. IX. PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURES Section 1. The Standard Code of Parliamentary Procedure by Alice Sturgis The Standard Code of Parliamentary Procedure by Alice Sturgis, shall govern the proceedings of the Society in all matters in which they are not inconsistent with the Constitution and Bylaws or the special rules of order of the Society. Section 2. Order of Business The order of business of the annual membership meeting shall be prepared by the outgoing President (Speaker) or his/her designate.
15 X. AMENDMENTS These Bylaws may be amended at any annual meeting of the membership by an affirmative vote of two-thirds (2/3) of the total number of qualified members present at that meeting, provided that the membership has been notified at least thirty (30) days in advance via the official publication of the Society that a consideration of proposed Bylaws amendments shall be on the agenda of the annual meeting of the membership of the Society. XI. SIGNATURES Original document approved by the general membership at the Annual Meeting this 30th day of July 2014:, President, Secretary, Executive Director Sworn before me this day of,. Notary My commission expires the day of,. SEAL:
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