LCSO CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS


CONSTITUTION

This LEAGUE, known as the “League of California Surveying Organizations”, is organized for the following purposes:

a. To foster and perpetuate high professional standards in the practice of Surveying and Mapping in California.

b. To encourage a spirit of mutual cooperation and friendship among all surveying and mapping organizations and societies.

c. To encourage standardization and uniform practices among all surveying and mapping agencies, organizations, and societies by publishing recommended standards and practices.

d. To discuss and disseminate all legislation that affects those in the surveying and mapping profession..

e. There is no intent for the LEAGUE to be an advocate organization, but one of communication and liaison.

 

BY-LAWS

Section 1. Composition of LEAGUE

a. The LEAGUE shall consist of a Northern Region and a Southern Region. Agencies, organizations or societies within the Central California area may apply for membership to the Region of their choice.

b. New Regions may be formed as deemed desirable by a majority vote of all regions.


Section 2. Membership Eligibility

a. Any governmental agency, public utility or professional consultant actively engaged in land surveying and any professional organization, association or society with an active interest in land surveying is eligible for membership.

b. Large and separate land surveying organizations within individual state, county and municipal agencies may be members separately.


Section 3. Membership Application

a. Any organization desiring to become affiliated with the LEAGUE shall apply in writing to a Region of the LEAGUE. The application must indicate the organization’s structure related to land surveying.

b. Membership shall be granted by a favorable vote of three-fifths of the representatives present at the regularly scheduled meeting at which the application is considered.


Section 4. Representatives

a. Each member organization shall appoint a representative. They, or their designated alternate, will attend regularly scheduled meetings, to serve on task committees of the LEAGUE, and to report on the LEAGUE’s activities.

b. All representatives shall be either licensed as a Land Surveyor, or registered as a Civil Engineer (practicing land surveying) by the California Board of Registration for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, & Geologists..


Section 5. Board of Directors

a. The governing body of the LEAGUE shall be the Board of Directors consisting of:

The Chair of each Region
The Secretary of each Region

b. The Board shall elect from its own number the President, Vice-President, and Secretary of the LEAGUE.

c. The Board and its officers shall serve for a term of one year.

d. A majority of the Board shall constitute a quorum thereof.


Section 6. Duties of the Board of Directors

a. The President shall preside at all Board and joint Region meetings.

b. The Vice-President shall exercise the duties of the President in the absence of the President.

c. The Secretary shall conduct the correspondence of the LEAGUE, give notice and keep minutes of Board and joint Region meetings and have custody of LEAGUE records.


Section 7. Region Officers

a. The officers of each Region shall be:

Chair
Vice-Chair
Secretary
Treasurer

b. The officers shall serve for a one-year term.

c. Should a vacancy occur, the representatives shall, by majority vote, appoint one of the representatives to fill the vacant position for the remainder of the one-year term.

Section 8. Duties of Region Officers

a. The Chair of each Region shall preside at all Region meetings. He/she shall appoint such task committees as he considers necessary or as instructed by the Board of Directors (Region Officers). He/she shall be an ex-officio member of each committee. He/she shall be responsible to the Board of Directors for the functioning of all Region committees.

b. The Vice-Chair of each Region shall assume the duties of the Chair in the event of the Chair’s absence or inability to act.

c. The Secretary of each Region shall conduct the correspondence of the Region, give notice and keep minutes of its meetings, and have custody of all its records.

d. The Treasurer shall keep all financial records and funds. He/she shall provide a treasurer’s report at each meeting.


Section 9. Election of Region Officers

a. Nominations shall be from the floor by the representatives present. The nominee must concur in the nomination for it to be valid.

b. The election may be oral or by written ballot at the regularly scheduled December meeting. A majority vote is required for election.

c. The newly elected officers shall be installed at the regularly scheduled January meeting.


Section 10. Meetings

a. Regular Region meetings shall be held monthly at the time and place designated by majority vote of the separate Regions.

b. Special Region meetings may be held on the call of the Chair of the respective Regions.

c. Joint Region meetings may be held at a time and place determined by the Board of Directors.


Section 11. Charter and Honorary Members

a. Each Region shall designate it’s own Charter Members.

b. Each Region shall designate its own Honorary Members through motion and vote. Vote shall be taken at the next regularly scheduled Region meeting after the motion has been carried by majority vote.


Section 12. Dues

a. Annual dues shall be set and collected by each Region of the LEAGUE.

b. Annual dues shall be assessed each member organization. The dues amount shall be set each December meeting by majority vote and assessed the following January.


Section 13. Amendments

Amendments to these By-Laws may be proposed by resolution of the Board of Directors, or by petition of no less than ten percent of the representatives. The proposed amendment shall be submitted in writing to the representatives at least 30 days prior to the time set for casting of ballots. An affirmative vote of three-fifths of all votes cast by the representatives shall be necessary for adoption of the amendment.


It is the intent of this organizing document to formally create a non-profit organization named "the LEAGUE of california surveying organizations" for the purposes set forth in the Constitution, subject to the Bylaws as stated above.

Approved by majority vote - effective September 1, 2014.


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