Constitution of the
Amateur Computer Group of New Jersey


May, 1976

(Revised Spring 1981)

(Revised February 1991)

(Revised December 2001)

(Revised December 2008)

This document has been through legal review (2008) and is to be considered current.

ARTICLE I - NAME

SECTION I.

The name of this non-profit organization shall be: AMATEUR COMPUTER GROUP OF NEW JERSEY, INC (ACGNJ).

ARTICLE II - PURPOSE

SECTION I.

The purpose of this organization is to provide and promote the dissemination and exchange of computer- related information of an educational nature to its members having comparable interests in support of the computer-related arts and sciences.

ARTICLE III - MEMBERSHIP

SECTION I.

Membership will be open to students, individuals, families, clubs, educational institutions, businesses and corporations who have comparable interests in support of the computer-related arts and sciences. Eligibility for membership shall be determined by the Executive Board, who will use the ACGNJ By-Laws as set forth and in effect at the time, as the basis for selection.

ARTICLE IV - OFFICERS

SECTION I.

(Deliberately Not Revised December 2008) The Officers of this organization shall be the President, Vice-President, Corresponding Secretary, Recording Secretary, and Treasurer. These Officers, along with the Directors-at-Large, shall be elected by ballot at the Annual Business Meeting for their term as covered in the By-Laws as set forth. The Executive Board shall consist of the Officers, the Directors-at-Large, the immediate Past President, the Chairmen of Board recognized Subgroups, and Sol Libes, who shall be a permanent member of the Executive Board.

SECTION II.

(Enacted December 2001, Revised December 2008) The offices of Corresponding Secretary and Recording Secretary shall be consolidated into the single office of Secretary.

SECTION III.

(Revised December 2008) A vacancy in the office of President shall be filled by the Vice-President. A vacancy in the office of Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer or Director shall be filled by appointment by the President, subject to confirmation by a majority of the remaining directly elected members of the Executive Board.

ARTICLE V - MEETINGS

SECTION I.

The time and place of each succeeding monthly meeting shall be decided by the Executive Board.

SECTION II.

The President may, at the President's option, or on the written request of any two members in good standing of ACGNJ, conduct a Business Meeting as part of any monthly meeting. The President shall also have the prerogative to change the date by two weeks before or after the time set for any monthly meeting, should he deem it necessary for a more successful meeting. The membership must be notified of any such agenda or date changes as soon as possible. Final notice should be sent to all members in good standing, preferably ten days prior to the affected meeting.

SECTION III.

Special Meetings may be called by the Executive Board. The call of the Special Meeting must state the business to be transacted, and no business shall be transacted except that stated in the call.

SECTION IV.

(Revised December 2008) A quorum shall be determined according to the By-Laws as set forth and in effect at the time. All official business shall be transacted by a majority of all votes cast by the members present making up a quorum.

ARTICLE VI - AMENDMENTS

SECTION I.

(Revised December 2008) This Constitution may be amended according to the By-Laws as set forth and in effect at the time. However, its structure and contents shall be kept as close as possible to the original ACGNJ Constitution, as it existed when voted upon and passed by a majority of the membership in attendance at the May 2, 1976 General Business Meeting. Should a provision in this Constitution conflict with a provision in the By-Laws as set forth and in effect at the time, the provision in the By-Laws will be considered to have priority. As soon as possible thereafter, the Executive Board must take action to resolve that conflict by amending either this Constitution or those By-Laws, according to the current procedures as specified in those By-Laws.


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