AMERICAN SOCIETY OF HEATING, REFRIGERATION AND
AIR-CONDITIONING ENGINEERS, INC.
APPROVED BY THE SOCIETY: January 8, 1987
ARTICLE I – NAME
The name of the organization is the Shreveport Chapter (herein Chapter) of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc. (herein Society).
ARTICLE II – PRINCIPAL OFFICE
The principal office of the Chapter is located in the City of Shreveport, in the state of Louisiana.
ARTICLE III – OBJECTS
The objects of the Chapter are exclusively scientific and educational and include, but are not limited to: (I) the advancement of the sciences of heating, refrigerating and air conditioning engineering and related sciences; (II) the continuing education of the members and other interested persons in said sciences, through lectures, demonstrations, and publications; (III) the rendition of career guidance and financial assistance to students of the sciences; and (IV) the encouragement of scientific research.
ARTICLE IV – POWERS
The Chapter shall have the power to perform all lawful acts which may be deemed necessary for the proper and successful prosecution of the objects and purposes for which it is organized and operated, consistent with the Certificate of Consolidation, Bylaws, and Rules of the Board of Directors of the Society, and with the provisions of Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, as amended, or corresponding provisions of any subsequent tax laws.
ARTICLE V – LIMITATION OF POWERS
5.1. The Chapter is not operated for the pecuniary profit of its members; no part of the net income of the Chapter shall be payable to or shall otherwise be available for the personal benefit of any proprietor, employee or shareholder; no salary emolument or compensation shall be paid to any member and no part of the activities of the Chapter shall consist of the performance of particular services for individual members.
5.2. The Chapter shall not have the authority to act for or in the name of the Society and notice to such effect shall be imprinted on the Chapter stationery; the Chapter shall not use the name of the Society except as a part of its own name; the Chapter shall not use the emblem of the Society without the written approval of the Board of Directors of the Society; and the Chapter shall not incur any financial liability or contractual obligation in the name of the Society.
5.3. The Chapter shall not issue publications for distribution to persons other than members without prior approval of the Board of Directors of the Society.
5.4. The Chapter shall not contribute to, affiliate with, or hold membership in any society, association, council, or other organization without prior approval of the Board of Directors of the Society.
5.5. The Chapter shall not recommend, endorse or approve any product, service, publication, person or entity for the promotion of private interests.
ARTICLE VI – DISSOLUTION
6.1 Upon the dissolution of the Chapter, any assets remaining thereafter shall be conveyed to the Society.
6.2 In the event that the Society is no then in existence or is not then exempt under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, as amended, or under such successor provision of the Code as may be in effect at such time, the assets shall be conveyed to such organization then existent, dedicated to the perpetuation of objectives similar to those of the Society and exempt.
ARTICLE VII – AMENDMENTS
7.1 All articles of this Constitution shall be subject to alteration or repeal, consistent with the Certificate of Consolidation, Bylaws, Rules of the Board of Directors of the Society, and Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, as amended, or corresponding provisions of any subsequent federal tax laws.
7.2 Amendments to this Constitution, set forth in written directives of the Secretary of the Society, may be adopted by a majority of the Board of Governors. Written copies of said amendments shall be sent by the Secretary to all members, or an officer of the Chapter shall read said amendments at the next succeeding meeting.
7.3 Amendments to this Constitution may also be initiated by a written resolution of a majority of the Board of Governors or of not less than five (5) members in good standing with voting privileges, presented at any meeting of the Chapter. If approved by a majority of the members present, the Secretary shall mail copies of the proposed amendments to all members not less than seven (7) days before the next succeeding meeting. If approved by a two-thirds (2/3) vote at such meeting, the Secretary shall forward such amendments to the Secretary of the Society for approval by the Charter & Bylaws Committee of the Society and review by the Regional Chairman. Amendments shall become effective only upon receipt of written notice of approval by the Charter & Bylaws Committee of the Society.
ARTICLE VIII – ADOPTION
This Constitution shall be completed and adopted by a majority of the Board of Governors. Written copies of the Constitution shall be made available by the Secretary to all members upon request.
Adopted by the Shreveport Chapter