I - Name and Territory
organization shall be known as the Sendai Section
of The Institute of Electrical and Electronics
Engineers, Inc., hereinafter called the IEEE
territory of the IEEE Sendai Section, as approved
by the Regional Activities Board, shall be Tohoku
Region of Japan (Postal codes 010 through 039,
and 960 through 999).
II - Officers and Auditors
elected officers of the Section shall be the
Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer, hereinafter
called the Section Officers. The offices of the
Secretary and Treasurer may be combined. Two
Auditors shall be elected by the Sendai Section
terms of office of the elected officers and auditors
shall be for two (2) years.
terms of office will begin on January 1, but
in any case the outgoing Officers and Auditors
will continue until their successors are duly
elected and take office.
vacancy occurring during the year shall be filled
for the remainder of the term by a majority vote
of the Section Executive Committee.
consecutive period of service in any one office
shall not exceed three years except when the
extension and written reasons therefore have
been approved by the Regional Director and the
Regional Activities Board.
duties of the Section Officers shall be as described
in the IEEE Bylaws and in the IEEE Section Operations
|Article III - Standing Committee
Standing Committees of the Section will be as
- Chapter Promotion Committee
Chairs 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 Section Chair's end-of- term
Standing Committee Chair will appoint his/her
Committee members, with approval from the Section
Executive Committee, and their terms will expire
on the Section Chair's end-of- term date.
of the Standing Committees will be as generally
described in the IEEE Section Operations Guide.
|Article IV - Management
management of the Section shall be conducted
by the Section Executive Committee which shall
consist of the Section Officers, Past Section
Chair, Chairs of the Standing Committees, such
other members appointed by the Section Executive
Committee, and such other members appointed by
the Section Chair, however, the number of the
Section Executive Committee members shall not
exceed nineteen (19).
majority of the Section Executive Committee shall
constitute a quorum.
majority of the Section Executive Committee present
shall be necessary in the conduct of Section
of the Section Executive Committee will be held
at least two (2) times a year, and will be called
by the Chair or by a request of any three (3)
members of the Section Executive Committee.
fiscal year for the Section shall be the calendar
V - Nomination and Election of Officers and
Nominations Committee consisting of three (3)
or more members, not then Section Officers, shall
be appointed by the Section Chair with the approval
of the Section Executive Committee.
nominations by the Nominations Committee will
be announced to the Section membership and, following
this, a minimum of twenty-eight (28) days allowed
for additional nominations by petition.To be
valid, the petition must be signed by two percent(2%)
or more voting membership.
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. The
votes will be counted by a Tellers Committee
appointed by the Section Chair.
timetable for this procedure is as follows:
of Nominations by August 31
Nominations by Petition by September 30
a Ballot (if required) by October 31
Elections by November 30
plurality of the votes cast shall be necessary
|Article VI - Business Meeting
In order to transact business at a Section meeting,
at least three (3) Section Executive Committee
members must be present to constitute a quorum.
|Article VII - Finances
expenditures of Section funds must be approved
by the Section Executive Committee.
prior authorization of the IEEE Executive Committee,
Section funds can only be used for normal operations
of the Section.
Treasurer shall be authorized to draw funds as
approved by the Section Executive Committee.
assessment can be charged to members of the Sendai
Section in accordance with the IEEE Bylaws.
|Article VIII - Amendments
for amendments to these Bylaws may originate
in the Section Executive Committee or by a petition
signed be twenty percent (20%) or more voting
to or revocation of these Bylaws shall require
a two third (2/3) majority vote of the Section
the event of a conflict between these Bylaws
and IEEE Bylaws, the IEEE Bylaws will prevail.
IEEE SENDAI SECTION
Tatsuo Higuchi, Interim Section Chair