Laureate Eta Nu
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 CHAPTER- BY-LAWS   (Download PDF)

 

ARTICLE I
The name of the Chapter, by authority of the Executive Council of Beta Sigma Phi, shall be TEXAS Laureate Eta Nu, Houston PL2310. The chapter is a career chapter.

ARTICLE II
Regular meetings shall be held monthly on the 2nd Thursday of each month. The hour of the meeting shall be 7:00 p.m.

ARTICLE III
A quorum shall be not less than two-thirds (2/3) of the active membership.

ARTICLE IV
Section 1. Chapter dues shall be $35.00 per year, paid tri-annually ($10.00 in September, $10 in November and $15.00 in
January). Dues past due for a period of three (3) months shall be delinquent and the member shall be assessed $1.00 per
month until dues are brought current.
Section 2. A member of this chapter will be fined $1.00 for: a) Not wearing her pin to meetings and b) not attending
without calling.

ARTICLE V
A member shall be declared inactive by the Executive Board when absent from three (3) consecutive meetings without
sufficient excuse. NOTE: She may not be declared inactive for nonpayment of chapter dues, but her voting privileges
may be withdrawn until such time as any chapter dues or assessments have been brought up to date. Usually a stated
time is given for paying these - such as two (2) or three (3) months delinquency.

ARTICLE VI
Elections. Nominations for Chapter officers shall be made from the floor at the second regular meeting in March each
year. The President shall call for nominations for each office in order: President, Vice President, Recording Secretary,
Corresponding Secretary, and Treasurer. Elections shall be held at the same meeting immediately following
nominations for each office. A majority of those present and voting shall elect. The President and Vice President shall
serve as HCC Representatives. At the option of the President, members shall alternate as representatives.

ARTICLE VII
The Executive Board of Laureate Eta Nu shall consist of the elected officers of the Chapter and shall meet upon call of
the President.

ARTICLE VIII
Committees. The Standing Committees of this Chapter shall be: Program, Membership, Social, Publicity, Ways & Means
and Service. The duties and functions of these Committees are set forth in the Standing Rules. The members of the
Standing Committees of this Chapter shall be appointed by the President to serve on such committees during the same
term of office as her own. The Special Committees of this Chapter shall be: Audit, CAPA/Yardstick, Rosebud,
Scrapbook/Historian/ Photographer, Secret Sister, Telephone/Email, Yearbook and Website. The duties and functions of
these Committees are set forth in the Standing Rules. The members of the Special Committees of this Chapter shall be
appointed by the President to serve on such committees during the same term of office as her own and shall continue to
function through May, June and July.

ARTICLE IX
A member elected to represent Laureate Eta Nu at an HCC aair (i.e., Woman of the Year at Founder’s Day and
Chapter Sweetheart at Sweetheart Ball) will have her ticket paid for from the Chapter treasury.

ARTICLE X
The Treasurer will be responsible for establishing and maintaining an account at a local bank. Chapter checks issued will
be signed with dual signatures, as designated by the Chapter.

ARTICLE XI
The rules contained in the current edition of ROBERT'S RULES OF ORDER, NEWLY REVISED shall govern the meeting in all
cases not specifically covered by the rules and regulations in the Book of Beta Sigma Phi on Councils and in which they
are not inconsistent with these by-laws.

ARTICLE XII
Amendments or additional by-laws not in conflict with the Constitution of Beta Sigma Phi or Rules and Regulations of the
Executive Council, may be passed by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the Chapter. Such Amendments or by-laws must be presented
in writing to the Chapter thirty (30) days before adoption.

ADOPTED: June 15, 1994
REVISED: June 16, 2008