COUNCIL ON FOREST ENGINEERING
BYLAWS / CHARTER - Continued
Article V - Officers
Officers of the Council shall include:
Past-Chairpersons (from previous three years)
Such officers shall comprise the Executive Committee of the Council. The Executive Committee shall be led by the Chairperson of the Council and will convene at least once per year to consider the business of the Council. Their duties shall be as follows:
1. Chairperson: The principal duties of the chairperson are to organize and arrange the annual meeting of the Council, including publicity, registration, arrangements, and publication and distribution of any proceedings. During his/her term of office, he/she shall represent the Council where required, serving as liaison with other professional organizations and responsible for the conduct of Council business. His/her term of office is one year.
2. Vice-Chairperson: The vice-chairperson will assist the chairperson in all matters pertaining to the conduct of Council business, serving as chairperson if required. The vice-chairperson will serve in this office for one year, automatically succeeding the chairperson in the next year.
3. Past-Chairpersons: The past-chairpersons will be the former chairpersons from the previous three years. They will serve as members of the Executive Committee in the directing and carrying out of business of the Council.
4. Member-at-Large: The member-at-large will be elected each year at the annual meeting and serve for one year as a member of the Executive Committee.
Article VI - Non-Profit Amendment
1. This organization is organized exclusively for scientific and educational purposes within the meaning of section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
2. Notwithstanding any other provisions of these articles, the organization shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on by an organization exempt from federal income tax under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
3. Upon the dissolution of this organization, after paying or adequately providing for the debts and obligations of the organization, the remaining assets shall be distributed to a nonprofit fund, foundation, or corporation which has established its tax-exempt status under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
4. This organization is not organized for profit, and no part of the earnings shall inure to the benefit or any private shareholder.
Article VII - Anti-Trust Statement
It has been and will continue to be the Council's firm policy to adhere to all requirements of the anti-trust laws of the United States as they affect the national organization and its regional chapters. The Council firmly believes in the competitive, free enterprise system which the anti-trust laws are designed to foster and protect.