Alpha Delta Kappa
                       California Beta Eta Chapter

International Honorary Sorority for Women Educators

Beta Eta Chapter Bylaws

Bylaws of Beta Eta Chapter

California Alpha Delta Kappa

of Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority, Incorporated

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 ARTICLE I                   NAME

 ARTICLE II                 PURPOSE

 ARTICLE III                MEMBERSHIP

 ARTICLE IV                CHAPTER ORGANIZATION

 ARTICLE V                 SUSPENSION AND REVOKING OF CHAPTERS

 ARTICLE VI                INTERNATIONAL EXECUTIVE BODIES

ARTICLE VII               OFFICERS

 ARTICLE VIII              COMMITTEES

 ARTICLE IX                INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION

 ARTICLE X                 INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF PRESIDENTS

 ARTICLE XI                REGIONS AND REGIONAL CONFERENCES

 ARTICLE XII               STATE/PROVINCIAL/NATIONAL CONVENTIONS

 ARTICLE XIII              STATE/PROVINCIAL/NATIONAL COUNCILS OF CHAPTER PRESIDENTS

ARTICLE XIV              DISTRICTS

 ARTICLE XV               CITY/AREA COUNCILS OF CHAPTER PRESIDENTS

ARTICLE XVI              CHAPTER MEETINGS

 ARTICLE XVII STATE/PROVINCIAL/NATIONAL AND CHAPTER MEETINGS

 ARTICLE XVIII           PUBLICATIONS

 ARTICLE XIX             PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY

 ARTICLE XX               SUSPENSION OF BYLAWS

 ARTICLE XXI             AMENDING OF BYLAWS

                

 

                                     

 Bylaws of Beta Eta Chapter

California Alpha Delta Kappa

of Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority, Incorporated

  

 Beta Eta Chapter shall be in compliance with the current bylaws of California Alpha Delta Kappa, Inc. and Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority, Inc. 

 ARTICLE I - NAME

The name of this organization, whose corporate charter was granted on January 6, 1964, in Roseville, California, shall be Beta Eta Chapter of  California Alpha Delta Kappa, Incorporated, hereafter referred to as California Alpha Delta Kappa, a state unit of Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority, Incorporated.

 ARTICLE II – PURPOSE

 The purpose of ­ Beta Eta Chapter California Alpha Delta Kappa shall be to promote the purposes set forth in Article II of the current bylaws of the Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority, Inc.  In addition to these purposes, Beta Eta Chapter shall plan an effective, continuing membership program.

 ARTICLE III - MEMBERSHIP

 Refer to Article III in the current Bylaws of Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority, Inc. and California Alpha Delta Kappa for information on membership, transfer, resignation, reinstatement, termination, Omega Chapter, and dues, fees and assessments.  See also Chapter Policies and Procedures Manual for information on dues, fees and assessments.

                           

A memorial service for Omega Chapter shall be held at International and State Conventions for members who become deceased during that biennium. 

 

ARTICLE IV - CHAPTER ORGANIZATION

 

Refer to Article IV in the current Bylaws of the Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority, Inc. for information on chapter organization.

 

ARTICLE V - SUSPENSION AND REVOKING OF CHARTERS

 

Refer to Article V in the current Bylaws of the Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority, Inc. for information on suspension and revoking of charters.

 

ARTICLE VI - INTERNATIONAL EXECUTIVE BODIES

 

Refer to Article VI in the current Bylaws of the Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority, Inc. for information on International Executive Bodies.

 

ARTICLE VII – OFFICERS

 

Refer to Article VII in the current Bylaws of the Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority, Inc. and California Alpha Delta Kappa.   See also Chapter Policies and Procedures Manual.  

 

The election of the Chapter Officers shall be held at the May meeting in the even numbered years.

 

Election shall be by ballot, and requires a majority vote of the members present to elect.

 

 The elected Chapter Officers shall be President, President-Elect and/or Vice-President,

Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary, Treasurer, Historian, Chaplain, and Sergeant-at-Arms (opt.). These Officers and the Immediate Past President shall comprise the Executive Board.

 

A Nominating Committee shall be selected no later than January of even-numbered years, and shall present a list of candidates at the April meeting.  Additional nominations may be made from the floor if consent of the nominee has been obtained first.

 

ARTICLE VIII – COMMITTEES

 

Refer to Article VIII in the current Bylaws of the Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority, Inc. and California Alpha Delta Kappa for information on committees.  See also: Chapter Policies and Procedures Manual, or refer to the Officer and Committee Manual in the Handbook of Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority, Inc.

         

Standing or special committees shall be appointed by the President as authorized or required by International and State bylaws. These committees may also be authorized by the Chapter Executive Board or by a majority of members present at a regular meeting.  

 

Standing committees shall be in place prior to the planning meeting for the new biennium.

 

See the International Bylaws for officer and individual committee responsibilities, duties, and pertinent timetables.

 

ARTICLE IX - INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION

 

 Refer to Article IX in the current Bylaws of the Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority, Inc. for information on International Convention.

 

ARTICLE X - INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF PRESIDENTS

 

Refer to Article X in the current Bylaws of the Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority, Inc. for information on the International Council of Presidents.

 

ARTICLE XI - REGIONS AND REGIONAL CONFERENCES

 

Refer to Article XI in the current Bylaws of the Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority, Inc. for information on regions and regional conferences.

 

Beta Eta Chapter is in the Southwest Region, one of the seven regions of AΔK.

 

ARTICLE XII - CALIFORNIA CONVENTIONS

 

Refer to Article XII in the current Bylaws of the Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority, Inc. California State Conventions are held in even-numbered years.  See also California Bylaws for information and number of chapter delegates to the Convention.

 

ARTICLE XIII - CALIFORNIA COUNCIL OF CHAPTER PRESIDENTS

 

Refer to Article XIII in the current Bylaws of the Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority, Inc.  See also California Bylaws for information about membership in the Council and meeting time.

 

ARTICLE XIV – DISTRICTS

 

Refer to Article XIV in the current Bylaws of the Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority, Inc. For information on districts.  Also see the California Bylaws for information about the districts in California.

 

California has four districts :  Marina, Northern, Southern, and Valley.  Beta Eta Chapter is in the Northern District, one of the four districts in California.  Each district has a Council of Chapter Presidents.

 

Northern District meets in the fall each year.

 

 

ARTICLE XV - CITY/AREA COUNCILS OF CHAPTER PRESIDENTS

 

Refer to Article XV in the current Bylaws of the Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority, Inc. for information on city/area councils of chapter presidents.  Also see the California Bylaws for information about the City/Area Councils in California.

 

Beta Eta Chapter is in the Sierra Council of Chapter Presidents.

 

ARTICLE XVI - CHAPTER MEETINGS

 

Refer to Article XVI in the current Bylaws of the Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority, Inc., and the California Bylaws for information on chapter meetings.

 

See also Chapter Policies and Procedures Manual for information related to the following, but not limited to these topics :  meeting dates/times, Founders’ Day observation, and requirements for transacting business.

 

ARTICLE XVII - STATE, PROVINCIAL OR NATIONAL AND CHAPTER BYLAWS

 

Refer to Article XVII in the current Bylaws of the Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority, Inc. for information on state, provincial or national and chapter bylaws.  See also California Bylaws

 

The chapter Bylaws Chairman shall send, for certification, a current copy of the chapter bylaws, which must be in compliance with the International Bylaws and California Bylaws, to the chairman of the California Bylaws Committee by October 15 of even-numbered years.

 

ARTICLE XVIII – PUBLICATIONS

 

Refer to Article XVIII in the current Bylaws of the Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority, Inc. for information on publications.  See also bylaws of California of Alpha Delta Kappa.

 

Beta Eta Chapter official publications include:  Chapter Bylaws, Yearbook.

 

ARTICLE XIX - PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY

 

Refer to Article XIX in the current Bylaws of the Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority, Inc. for information on parliamentary authority.

 

ARTICLE XX - SUSPENSION OF BYLAWS

 

Refer to Article XX in the current Bylaws of the Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority, Inc. for information on suspension of bylaws.

 

ARTICLE XXI - AMENDING OF BYLAWS

 

Refer to Article XXI in the current Bylaws of the Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority, Inc. for information on amending of bylaws.  See also California Bylaws regarding amending bylaws.

 

Chapter bylaws may be amended by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the members present at the meeting to vote.  All members must have at least thirty (30) days to consider the proposed amendments for adoption before a vote can be taken.  An amendment becomes effective at the close of the meeting at which it has been adopted.

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