Bylaws

In all instances, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Bylaws, Constitution, Policy and Procedures manual, and the Member and Geographic Activities (MGA) Board Operations Manual will prevail when there is a conflict between these documents and Section Bylaws

ARTICLE I --- Name and Territory

Section 1

This organization shall be known as the Kansai Section of the IEEE.

Section 2

The territory of the Kansai Section, as approved by MGA, includes the following: Osaka, Kyoto, Hyogo, Nara, Shiga, and Wakayama prefectures, JAPAN (The districts with the postal codes starting with 52 through 67 inclusive.)

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ARTICLE II --- Officers

Section 1

The elected officers of the Kansai Section shall be the 4 Executive officers: Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary & Treasurer. The offices of the Secretary and Treasurer may be combined.

Section 2

The terms of office of the elected officers shall be for 2 years.

Section 3

Terms of office will begin on January 1 but, in any case, the outgoing officers will continue until their successors are duly elected and take office. The consecutive period of service shall not exceed two years.

Section 4

Any vacancy occurring during the year shall be filled by a majority vote of the Section Executive Committee.

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ARTICLE III --- Standing Committee

Section 1

The Standing Committees of the Section will be as follows:

  • Membership Development Committee
  • Nominations Committee
  • Student Activities Committee
  • Technical Program Committee
  • Awards Committee
  • Chapter Operations Committee

Section 2

The Chair of the Standing Committees will be appointed by the Section Chair with the approval of the Section Executive Committee, and their terms will expire on the end-of-term date of the Section Chair.

Section3

Each Committee Chair will appoint his/her Committee members, with the approval of the Section Executive Committee, and their terms will expire on the end-of-term date of the Committee Chairs'.

Section4

Duties of the Standing Committees will be as generally described in the IEEE Section Operations Guide.

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ARTICLE IV --- Management

Section 1

The management of the Section shall be by the Section Executive Committee which shall consist of the elected officers, the Past Section Chair and the following:

Standing Committee Chairs
representatives of Chapters,
representatives of Affinity Groups,
such other members appointed by the Section Executive Committee,
and such other members appointed by the Section Chairman.

The number of voting members elected must be at least one greater than those appointed.

Section 2

A majority of the Section Executive Committee shall constitute a quorum, provided that delegates elected by the Section membership are at least one greater in number than delegates appointed to the Committee.

Section 3

A majority of the Section Executive Committee present shall be necessary in the conduct of its business.

Section 4

Meetings of the Section Executive Committee ordinarily will be held at least twice a year and will be called by the Section Chair or by a request of three members of the Section Executive Committee.

Section 5

The fiscal year of the Section shall be the calendar year.

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ARTICLE V --- Nomination and Election of Officers

Section 1

A nominating Committee consisting of three members, not then officers of the Section, shall be appointed by the Section Chair with the approval of the Section Executive Committee.

Section 2

The nominations of the Nominating Committee will be announced to the Section membership and, following this, a minimum of 28 days allowed for additional nominations by petition. To be valid, the petition must be signed by 2% or more voting membership.

Section 3

If only one nomination is made for each office, the election will be made at the Annual Meeting. If additional nominations are made, election will be by ballot, mailed to the membership with the vote counted by a Tellers Committee appointed by the Section Chair.

Section 4

The timetable for this procedure is as follows:

  • Appointment of Nominating Committee: by August 31
  • Announcement of Nominations: by September 30
  • Close nominations by petition: by October 31
  • Hold election: by November 30

Section 5

A plurality of the votes cast shall be necessary for election.

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ARTICLE VI --- Business Meeting

Section 1

In order to transact business at a Section meeting, at least 3 members must be present to constitute a quorum.

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ARTICLE VII --- Finances

Section 1

All expenditures of Section funds must be approved by Section Treasurer or Chair.

Section 2

Without prior authorization of the IEEE Executive Committee, Section funds can be used only for normal operations of the Section.

Section 3

The treasurer shall be authorized to draw funds as approved by the Section Executive Committee.

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ARTICLE VIII --- Amendments

Section 1

Proposals for amendments to these Bylaws may originate in the Section Executive Committee or by a petition signed by 20% or more voting members.

Section 2

Amendments to or revocation of these Bylaws shall be in accordance with the IEEE Bylaws, Policies, and the MGA Operations Manual.

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2015年 2月 10日 修正
(2015年 総会資料 p.46 参照)

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