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AARP Chapter 2195 Standing Rules

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR RETIRED PERSONS (AARP)

CHAPTER 2195

PALMDALE, CA

STANDING RULES

(2015 REVISIONS WILL APPEAR IN THIS DOCUMENT IN BOLD AND ITALIC FONT)

 

PURPOSE: Standing Rules are operational procedures of this Chapter that supplement The Chapter Handbook. It is intended that these rules will facilitate the smooth functioning of the Chapter, Consequently, the Chapter officers and the Board of Directors should be alert to changes that keep these Rules current.
ARTICLE I CHAPTER ADDRESS:

The official address of the Chapter is the address Of the current Chapter President.

ARTICLE II MEMBERS AND DUES

A. Maitenance of Chapter Membership

  1. Failure of any individual member to maintain membership in good Standing in AARP/NRTA shall automatically result in termination of such individual’s membership in this chapter.
  2. Annual dues are $5.00 per calendar year (January-December).
  3. A member who is delinquent in chapter dues for thirty (30) days or more shall be notified by mail, phone or personal contact. A member who is ninety (90) days delinquent shall be dropped from the chapter membership rolls.
  4. An associate member is a person under 50 years of age who are in good standing ofAARP. Annual dues are $5.00 per calendar year.

B.Right to Hold Office:

A person who has been a chapter member for at least three (3) out of the previous six (6) months, shall have the right to hold any elective or       appointive office in the chapter and the right to serve on any committee to which he/she is appointed.

ARTICLE III        OFFICERS/CHAPTER BOARD

A.   Officers:

In addition to those officers required by the Bylaws, this chapter shall also Have as officers a 2nd Vice President and a Corresponding Secretary, if needed or required for a term continuous with their respective office.

B.  Duties of the 2nd Vice President and the Corresponding Secretary:

  1. 2nd Vice President: In the absence of the President and 1 st. Vice President or in the event of an inability or refusal for either one to act, the 2nd Vice President shall perform duties of the President, and, when so Acting, shall have all powers of and be subject to all the restrictions upon the President. The 2n Vice President shall perform such other duties and have such other powers as the Board may from time to time prescribe.
  2. Corresponding Secretary: The Corresponding Secretary shall handle, as Directed by the Board, the incoming and outgoing correspondence of the chapter and perform such other duties as may be assigned by the Board from time to time.

C.  Authority and Responsibility:

The authority and responsibilities of the chapter and board officers shall be as defined in the Chapter Bylaws, Chapter Handbook and the Chapter Standing Rules.

D.  Past President’s Recognition:

At the end of the Chapter President’s term of office, he/she shall be presented a Past Presidents’ plaque or certificate. Any Chapter President must have served at Least six (6) months of the term to be eligible. The treasurer shall be responsible for ordering the plaque or providing the certificate.

ARTICLE IV               Board of Directors

A.   Number of Directors:

The Board of Directors shall consist of the Executive Chapter Officers,Committee Chairs and up to three (3) additional Directors. All Board of Directors shall have voting privileges. The President, Vice President(s), Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary, and Treasurer are the only officers that are automatically Board Members as result of their officer position. All other members must be elected to the Board.

B.   Chapter Officers are Directors who serve for the term of their office which is two (2) years, and in no case shall an officer serve more than three (3) consecutive terms or hold that office for more than six (6) years.2