AGS Bylaws

(Revised, 1984. Amended, 4/2002; 4/2006; 4/2009; 8/2011)
Article I: Name and Purpose
Article II: Membership
Article III: Chapters
Article IV: State Organization
Article V: Meetings
Article VI: Officers, Duties, and Elections
Article VII: Apportionment of Funds
Article VIII: Parliamentary Authority
Article IX: Amendment to the Bylaws

Section 1. This revision supersedes all previously adopted Bylaws of Alpha Gamma Sigma, Inc. All chapters' bylaws must be in agreement.

Section 2. Amendments to these bylaws may be initiated by a majority vote of any one of the following bodies: (1) the membership of any chapter in good standing, (2) the General Assembly of Delegates present at a Regional Conference, (3) the General Assembly of Delegates present at a State Convention, (4) the advisors present at a Regional Conference, or (5) the State Advisory Board at any regularly scheduled meeting.

Section 3. The initiation of a proposed amendment by the State Advisory Board at a regularly scheduled meeting shall, itself, be initiated by an advisor of a chapter in good standing who shall first compose both the text of the amendment and a statement of rationale for its adoption, and then arrange for its emailing to the advisors of all active chapters at least three weeks before the date of the next State Advisory Board meeting. Advisors may request a mailed ballot.

Section 4. A proposed amendment not initiated by the State Advisory Board must first be approved by a majority vote of that body at one of its regularly scheduled meetings. Proposed amendments to be presented to the Advisory Board for approval must be mailed to all chapters in good standing at least three weeks before the meeting at which approval is sought.

Section 5. Final ratification of a proposed amendment shall be accomplished by a two-thirds affirmative vote of chapters in good standing. Each chapter in good standing shall have one vote. The vote must be signed by a chapter advisor and returned by US mail, email, or in person by the start of the next state advisory board meeting.

Section 6. The Advisory Board Secretary shall mail, receive and process bylaws ratification ballots in accordance with the provisions of Article VI, Section 2, Paragraph "d", and Item 3.

Section 7. These bylaws shall be reviewed by a committee appointed by the President no later than three years after the date of the last amendment or the last review, whichever occurred later. The committee shall determine if amendments need to be made and shall make recommendations to the Advisory Board.