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|Approved and Adopted by First Annual Conference
Owre Hall, University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota, August 20, 1976
|Revised at Twenty Third Annual Conference
ISUS Corporate Office
Salt Lake City, Utah, October 27, 2001
|Revised at Sixth Annual Conference
North American Rockwell Plant
Downey, California, Aug. 16, 1981
|Revised at Twenty Fifth Annual Conference
ISUS Corporate Office
Salt Lake City, Utah, October 18, 2003
|Revised at Seventeenth Annual Conference
University Of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah, August 6, 1992
1.1. The name of this membership corporation shall be the International Society of Unified Science, hereinafter referred to as ISUS.
2.1. The objective of this organization shall be to advance in all ways deemed feasible the Reciprocal System of physical theory as proposed by Dewey B. Larson and as presently set forth in the books named below, and in other published works, and as may be set forth in future articles and books:
2.1.1. The Structure of the Physical Universe (1959), North Pacific Publishers, Portland, Oregon.
2.1.2. The Case Against the Nuclear Atom (1963), North Pacific Publishers, Portland, Oregon.
2.1.3. Beyond Newton (1964), North Pacific Publishers, Portland, Oregon.
2.1.4. New Light on Space and Time (1965), North Pacific Publishers, Portland, Oregon.
2.1.5. Quasars and Pulsars (1971), North Pacific Publishers, Portland, Oregon.
2.1.6. Nothing but Motion (1979). North Pacific Publishers, Portland, Oregon.
2.1.7. The Neglected Facts of Science (1982), North Pacific Publishers, Portland, Oregon.
2.1.8. Universe of Motion (1984), North Pacific Publishers, Portland, Oregon.
2.1.9. Basic Properties of Matter (1988), North Pacific Publishers, Portland, Oregon.
2.1.10. Beyond Space and Time (1995), North Pacific Publishers, Portland, Oregon.
2.2. A corollary purpose of this organization shall be to publish and to distribute RECIPROCITY as the official publication of ISUS, to discontinue the publication if so voted by the Board of Trustees, and to publish and distribute other publications as approved by official vote of the Board of Trustees.
2.3. A corollary purpose of this organization shall be to reexamine and revalue existing and generally accepted theories of physics, chemistry and biology and the Reciprocal System of physical theory in the light of sound experimental data, it being assumed that when any theory is in disagreement with valid experimental data the theory is wrong.
3.l. Membership in this organization shall be open to any individual who is interested in promoting the establishment of sound consistent theories of the physical universe.
3.2. Membership in this organization shall be accepted without discrimination on account of sex, race, color, creed or national origin.
3.3. Membership grades shall consist of two types: MEMBER and STUDENT MEMBER:
3.3.1. MEMBER Grade. Any person who subscribes to the objectives of this organization and who does not fall into the STUDENT MEMBER classification may become a MEMBER by applying for membership and paying the annual dues as set by the Board of Trustees. Membership is automatically terminated by the failure to continue dues payment.
3.3.2. STUDENT MEMBER. Any person who is enrolled full-time or part-time in a post high school educational curriculum and who subscribes to the objectives of this organization may become a STUDENT MEMBER by applying for membership and paying the dues as set by the Board of Trustees. STUDENT MEMBERS will be automatically transferred to MEMBER status upon completion of their educational curriculum. At the end of the STUDENT MEMBER dues period, the student who has been transferred to MEMBER status may continue in that classification by the payment of MEMBER dues. Failure to continue dues payments in any category of membership automatically terminates that membership.
3.4. Any MEMBER of this organization may terminate membership by submitting a termination request in writing to the secretary. MEMBERS who terminate before the end of the dues period forfeit their right to continue to receive any of the publications of this organization and may not request a pro rata refund of their dues.
3.5. All members of this organization have the responsibility of promoting, to the best of their abilities, the general welfare of this organization by:
3.5.1. Encouraging the achievement of the stated objectives.
3.5.2. Encouraging membership in the organization.
3.5.3. Supporting the publications of the organization by submitting contributions in the form of articles, news items, reviews and criticisms.
3.6. The official membership year for this organization shall be that set by vote of the Board of Trustees.
4.1. An annual meeting of ISUS for the purpose of electing trustees and for the transaction of any other business authorized to be transacted by the members shall be held at such time and place as specified by the Board of Trustees.
4.2. Advance notice of all meetings of members shall be given the members by the Secretary, or in his absence, by another officer. All such notices shall be posted to an ISUS electronic forum selected by the Board of Directors on the official ISUS website. Notice to members without an email address shall be sent by mail to the last known post office address. All notices shall be made at least thirty (30) days in advance of the date set for the meeting.
4.3. At any meeting of ISUS, those members present in person shall have authority to transact all business which may come before the meeting, and there shall be no voting by proxy or cumulative voting. Decisions shall be by majority vote of those members in good standing present and voting.
5.1. The concerns, direction and management of the affairs of ISUS shall be vested in the Board of Trustees, who shall pursue such policies and principles as shall be in accordance with the provisions of the Articles of Incorporation, these Bylaws, and the statutes of the State of Utah.
5.2. The Board of Trustees shall be composed of not more than fifteen (15) members, but no act of ISUS shall be void because, at any time, there be fewer than 15 Trustees in office. No person shall be eligible for election as a Trustee who is not a member in good standing at the time of his election.
5.3. The Board of Trustees shall be divided into three classes. At each Annual Meeting of ISUS one-third (1/3) of the membership of the Board of Trustees shall be elected for a term of three (3) years. Each trustee shall hold office for three years and until his successor shall be chosen. Directors shall be eligible for re-election.
5.4. In the event any Trustee shall by death, resignation, incapacity to act or otherwise, cease to be a Trustee during his or her term, his or her successor may be chosen by the Board and shall hold office during the remainder of the unexpired term of his or her predecessor. In no case may a person be appointed to serve as a Trustee who is ineligible for election as a Trustee.
5.5. In order to maintain numerical balance between the three classes of the Board, a nominee for a hitherto unfilled vacancy on the Board may, however, be elected for a term shorter than three (3) years, and such a term shall then run concurrently with a class of one-third of the Board whose other members were elected in a previous year.
5.6. Special meetings of the Board of Trustees may be called by the President, or by the Secretary when requested to do so in writing by any five (5) Trustees of ISUS.
5.7. No notice shall be required for any meeting date set when all Trustees are present, provided every Trustee shall waive the notice otherwise required. The business of the Board of Trustees may be transacted by written ballot, as specified in § 5.8.
5.8. Business of the Board of Trustees may be transacted in meetings or by balloting outside physical meetings.
5.8.1. Votes at meetings. A majority of the members of the Board of Trustees shall constitute a quorum. However, for the purposes only of aiding the Board in achieving a quorum, a Trustee who is unable to attend a meeting may give his written proxy to any other Trustee. The Trustee holding the written proxy of the absent Trustee may also cast a vote in behalf of the absent Trustee, provided that such proxy voting shall not be permitted on matters other than agenda items furnished to all Trustees by mail in advance of the meeting. In no event shall the number of Trustees physically or electronically present via a communication service (phone or Internet) at a Board meeting where a quorum is partially achieved by means of written proxies be less than five (5), and a minimum of two need to be physically present together.
5.8.2. Votes outside physical meetings. Balloting outside physical meetings can be conducted by the Secretary, or other person designated by the board, provided the votes are tabulated according to these procedures. No Proxy activity or secret balloting is allowed. Ballots by mail or fax shall be signed. Ballots may be submitted by mail, fax, email or other means approved by the Board. Trustees not casting ballots shall be counted as "No" votes. Voice votes may be taken by telephone or internet conference calls as long as at least five Trustees are included, all participants can hear votes being cast, Trustees not included in the conference are counted as "No" votes unless they later submit valid "Yes" votes and the Secretary records individual votes cast. In balloting outside meetings, a majority of all current Board members must be counted voting "Yes" for the issue to pass. The Secretary shall record individual Trustee votes and the manner in which they were cast. All ballots shall be retained until the vote record is approved. The voting record shall be appended to the minutes of the previous annual meeting and made a part of those records with approval at the next regular meeting.
5.9. Elections of Board Members:
5.9.1. The Board shall notify the Secretary of ISUS of its nominations, who shall post the nominations at the headquarters of ISUS and shall make the list of nominations available to any member in good standing upon request. Also any member in good standing and attending the Annual Meeting may nominate one or more candidates for membership on the Board.
5.9.2. The nominations of the Board and any nominations from the floor at the Annual Meeting will be voted on by the members attending the Annual Meeting.
5.9.3. Nominations for positions on the Board of Trustees may also be made from the floor during the Meeting where trustees are to be elected.
6.1. At each annual organization meeting of the Board of Trustees, the Board shall elect from its own membership, a President, a Vice President, a Secretary and a Treasurer. The Board may also elect such other officers as the business of ISUS may require.
6.2. All officers shall hold office at the pleasure of the Board of Trustees, but in no case beyond the time their respective successors shall be elected and shall qualify. Any officer may be removed from office by a majority vote of the Board of Trustees at any time.
6.3. Whenever any vacancy shall occur in any office of ISUS by death, resignation or other, the vacancy may be filled by the Board of Trustees.
6.4. The duties of the President shall be those which normally pertain to the office of President and shall include but not be limited to the following:
6.4.1. to preside at the Annual Meeting and at all called meetings of the members.
6.4.2. to serve at a voting MEMBER on the Board of Trustees.
6.4.3. to serve as the official representative of the organization as occasions demand.
6.4.4. to work for the preservation, improvement and growth of the organization.
6.4.5. to recommend to the Board of Trustees the appointment of an Acting Vice President, an Acting Secretary or an Acting Treasurer in the event that the officially elected officer resigns or dies.
6.4.6. to serve as ex officio of all committees.
6.5. The duties of the Vice President shall be those which normally pertain to this office and shall include but not be limited to the following duties:
6.5.1. to perform all the duties of the President when requested to do so by the President.
6.5.2. to perform all the duties of the President at the request of the Executive Council after the President has been declared incapacitated or unable to act on his own behalf.
6.5.3. to serve as a voting member of the Board of Trustees.
6.6. The duties of the Secretary shall be those which normally pertain to this office and shall include but not be limited to the following duties:
6.6.1. to record and faithfully preserve the minutes of the Annual Meeting, all called meetings and the meetings of the Executive Council, and to report all minutes as requested to do so by the President.
6.6.2. to conduct the normal business and membership correspondence necessary for the preservation, improvement and growth of the organization.
6.6.3. to conduct special correspondence as requested by the Board of Trustees.
6.6.4. to maintain an accurate list of the members of the organization by membership classification.
6.6.5. to serve as a voting member on the Board of Trustees.
6.7. The duties of the Treasurer shall be those which normally pertain to this office and shall include but not be limited to the following duties:
6.7.1. to collect and to retain in accord with good business procedures all funds of this organization and to disburse funds in accord with regulations established by the Board of Trustees.
6.7.2. to keep an accurate account of all funds and to submit financial reports at the Annual Meeting and at all other meetings as requested by the President.
6.7.3. to provide the Board of Trustees with quarterly and yearly financial statements and with special statements as requested by the President.
6.7.4. to serve as a voting member on the Board of Trustees.
7.1. RECIPROCITY shall be the official publication of the International Society of Unified Science, Incorporated, until such time as the Board of Trustees votes to cease its publication. In this event another publication may be selected by the Board as the official publication.
7.2. The International Society of Unified Science, Incorporated, shall issue no newsletter or other publications without the approval of the Board of Trustees.
7.3. The Board of Trustees shall have the authority to appoint an editor for RECIPROCITY and for any other publication issued by ISUS; all editors shall serve at the pleasure of the Board.
8.1. These Bylaws may be amended by a two-thirds majority vote of the Board of Trustees.