Chapter Bylaws

Article I:  Name and Affiliation
 
The organization will be known as the Computer Science Teachers Association Arkansas (hereafter
referred to as Chapter), a local chapter of the Computer Science Teachers Association
(hereafter referred to as CSTA).
 
The Chapter is a legal and separate entity from the CSTA and the CSTA’s incorporation
status, tax status, and insurance coverage do not extend to the Chapter.
 
Article II:  Purpose
 
CSTA is a membership organization that supports and promotes the teaching of computer
science and other computing disciplines. CSTA provides opportunities for K-12 teachers
and students to better understand the computing disciplines and to more successfully
prepare themselves to teach and learn.
 
The mission of the Chapter is to further the mission of the CSTA and to promote Computing careers in the K-12 environment through teaching, mentorship and advocacy within Arkansas and beyond.
 
The policies of the Chapter shall not reflect any political partisanship, nor any preference,
discrimination, or limitation based upon sex, race, or religious affiliation.
 
Article III:    Membership
 
Section 1:  All members of the Chapter shall be members in good standing of the CSTA.
 
Section 2:  The Chapter shall have a minimum of five (5) members, not all from the same
institution.

Section 3: A member is in good standing if he/she does not miss more than three (3) consecutive meetings.
 
Article IV:  Governance
 
Section 1:  Leadership
The Chapter shall be governed by a President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer
elected by the membership of the Chapter.  No member of the Chapter shall receive
compensation for serving in the leadership of the Chapter.
 
Section 2:  Duties of the Leadership
The President of the Chapter is responsible for chairing meetings of the membership and
communicating with the CSTA Chapter Liaison.
 
The Vice-President of the Chapter is responsible for chairing meetings of the
membership in the President’s absence.
 
The Secretary of the Chapter is responsible for sending out meeting notices and
maintaining meeting minutes and the membership roster.
 
The Treasurer of the Chapter is responsible for the financial management of the Chapter.
 
Section 3:  Meetings. 
The Chapter shall hold regular membership meetings.  One meeting per year shall
include election of the Chapter leadership.  The Chapter shall hold a minimum of four (4) meetings per year.
 
Article V:  Chapter Obligations
 
Section 1:  Annual Report
The Chapter shall submit an annual report to the CSTA consisting of the activities of the
Chapter during the preceding year and the proposed plan for the Chapter for the
upcoming year.
 
Section 2:  Membership Roster
The Chapter shall submit a complete membership roster (including contact information)
to the CSTA at least semi-annually.
 
Section 3:  Leadership Roster
The Chapter shall submit a complete roster of the Chapter leadership (including contact
information) to the CSTA annually and whenever changes occur in leadership or contact
information.
 
Section 4:  Other Obligations
The Chapter shall promptly provide other information to CSTA as requested.
 
Article VI:  Amendments
 
These Bylaws may be amended by a vote of 2/3 of the Chapter membership and approval
of the CSTA Board of Directors.
 
Article VII:  Dissolution
 
The Chapter may be dissolved by a vote of 2/3 of the Chapter membership or by the
CSTA Board of Directors. Any funds remaining for the Chapter upon dissolution and
after the payment of legitimate debts shall revert to CSTA.
 
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