- to represent the members of the Institute assigned to this Section through the Section’s delegate on the Advisory Board of the Institute;
- to encourage nonmember geologists within the territory of this Section to obtain the qualifications for and to apply for membership in, or affiliation with, the Institute;
- to assist in the selection and screening of applicants for membership or affiliation in accordance with the Bylaws, policies, procedures and directives of the Institute;
- to monitor and influence legislation and regulation affecting the professional activities of geologists within the territory of this Section, in accordance with the legislative and regulatory goals and objectives of the Institute and the Institute’s Policy on Advocacy;
- to promote the professional awareness and technical skills of geo1ogists, the interchange of ideas and the cohesion and fellowship of the profession through professional and educational meetings.
- to provide liaison between the members of this Section and the local geological community, the state comprising its territory, and the public;
- to enhance the image, reputation and awareness of the profession and the Institute through the dissemination of information to governments, schools, civic organizations, and the general public; and
- to assist and support the work of the Institute.
1.3.2 Limitations. This Section shall take no. action which shall contravene any Bylaw, policy, procedure or directive of the Institute. In particular, this Section shall have no power to do any of the following:
- subject to the approval of the Institute, to adopt and amend these bylaws to govern its organization and affairs;
- to propose dues for the members and adjuncts assigned to it by the Institute;
- to determine its governance and organizational structure, and to elect the officers and appoint the committees to carry out the purposes of this Section;
- to raise funds and make expenditures within the budgets and fiscal criteria approved and established by the Institute, which funds shall at all times, however, remain the property of the Institute under the management of this Section; and
- to establish subsidiary districts and chapters to operate within the territory and under the supervision of this Section.
- to bind or make statements on behalf of the Institute;
- to incur any liability or financial obligation in excess of the assets in the custody of the Section;
- to own any real property;
- to approve or deny admission to membership in the Institute, or to impose any form of discipline upon a member of the Institute; or
- to establish or maintain any category or class of membership or affiliation other than those permitted by the Institute.
Any two or more offices, except the office of President and President-Elect, may be held by a single person.
- the President;
- the President-Elect; and
- the Secretary / Treasurer..
5.1.2 Appointments. Unless otherwise provided in these Bylaws or in the resolution of the Section Executive Committee establishing a committee, the President shall appoint, and shall have the power to remove, the Chairman and members of all Section committees. Committee Chairmen may also appoint members of their committees.
- Screening Committee
- Nominating Committee
- Legislation and Regulation, (known in the Hawaii Section as the Legislative Affairs (or Leg/Reg) Committee
8.2.4 Amendments by Executive Committee. These Bylaws may be amended by a two-thirds vote of the entire Section Executive Committee where (1) the amendments do not substantially affect the rights, privileges, and obligations of the membership of this Section, or (2) such amendments have been recommended (but not required) by the Institute, upon 30 days notice to the membership describing the proposed amendments. All amendments are subject to approval by the Institute Executive Committee.
- shall have been approved by the Section Executive Committee, or set forth in a written petition signed by at least a quorum of the Members of this Section; or
- shall have been the subject of not less than 60 days notice to the voting membership containing the proposed amendment or description thereof.