By Laws

ARTICLE I: IDENTIFICATION

A. The name of this Organization will be Charlotte Area Liaison Group, Inc. (CALG).

B. The fiscal year of this Organization will start on January 1 and end on December 31 of each year.

ARTICLE II: GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

A. To foster and strengthen the partnership among OFCCP, EEOC, and other government agencies with private industry to enhance cooperative compliance efforts in a proactive way.

B. To serve as a focal point for the exchange of data and information.

C. To provide leadership in establishing and supporting standards of excellence in every phase of EEO and Affirmative Action Compliance and other related areas of Human Resources.

D. To assist members in valuing and managing a diverse work force.

E. To provide assistance in the professional development of CALG members.

ARTICLE III: MEMBERSHIP

A. Eligibility
1. Members must be currently employed and actively engaged in the practice of Affirmative Action, EEO, and other fair employment compliance activities.

2. Eligibility is dependent on III.A.1. above without regard to race, creed, color, sex, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status.

3. Membership will reside with the individual, not the individual’s company.

4. Companies may have as many members as desired that meet the criteria outlined above.

5. Membership can be transferred to another individual at the sponsoring company, but a membership application must be submitted prior to such a transfer.

6. Members who change companies or become unemployed during a calendar year may continue their membership through the remainder of the calendar year.

7. Employees of permanent or temporary placement agencies, and consulting firms are eligible for membership, but no solicitation of CALG members will be allowed.

B. Application
Candidates for membership will make a written application. Such application will be reviewed by the Membership Committee. In the event of any eligibility question, applicants will be reviewed by the Board of Directors.

ARTICLE IV: DUES

A. Dues of memberships of this Organization will be determined annually by the Board of Directors.

B. The amount of dues will be determined and approved no later than the November meeting of each year.

C. All dues and fees will be payable within 30 days when billed by the Treasurer. When any member owes dues or is otherwise indebted to the Group for a period of 60 days from the date when same becomes due and payable, the matter will be brought before the Board of Directors for consideration and appropriate action.

ARTICLE V : BOARD OF DIRECTORS

A. The Board of Directors will be composed of five officers, two directors at large, and the immediate past President who will each serve one year terms; provided, however an initial Board of Directors composed of those individuals named as initial directors in the Articles of Incorporation shall serve for the initial fiscal year of the organization.

B. Any vacancy in the Board will be filled for the unexpired term by vote of a majority of the Board.

C. The purpose of the Board of Directors is to assure that the goals and objectives of the Organization are met.

D. No business requiring Board voting will be conducted without a quorum, which is defined as a majority of Board Members. Voting will be done by a majority vote at a meeting at which a quorum is present.

E. Any director may be removed by a majority vote at a meeting where a quorum is present for any reason deemed appropriate by the Board.

ARTICLE VI: OFFICERS

A. There will be five officers of this Organization: President, First Vice President, Second Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. Any vacancy in these offices will be filled for the unexpired term by vote of the majority of the Board subject to ratification by members at large at the next meeting. The initial officers, however, shall be those individuals as named in the Articles of Incorporation.

B. Election of the officers and members of the Board of Directors will be held at the November scheduled meeting of the fiscal year. Each elected officer and director will assume office on January 1.

ARTICLE VII: NOMINATION AND ELECTION

A. The President shall appoint a Nominating Committee Chairperson prior to the September meeting who will then select at least two other active members to serve on the committee. The Nominating Committee Chairperson must be a past President and will normally be the most recent past President who is also serving as a Board member. The initial Nominating Committee Chairperson, however, may be the President or such other officer as the initial Board of Directors may deem appropriate.

B. The Nominating Committee will make its first report at the September meeting.

C. The Nominating Committee will make its final report no later than the November meeting at which time the election of officers and at large members of the Board of Directors will take place.

D. The officers and at large Board members shall be elected by a simple majority of the membership who vote. Regular CALG members will be given the opportunity to vote by absentee ballot if their schedule does not permit attendance at the November meeting. Requests for absentee ballots must be initiated by the members desiring such ballots.

E. The business portion of the November meeting will be closed with no guests or non-member business professionals in attendance.

ARTICLE VIII: MEETINGS

A. CALG will normally meet on the second Friday of each of the following months: January, March, May, July, September, and November.

B. The meeting schedule may be changed, either temporarily or permanently, by a simple majority of the membership who vote.

C. Special meetings, or the emergency change of a meeting, may be called by the President.

D. No business requiring voting of the membership will be enacted without majority vote of the members present (except as modified in Article X Amendments). There will be no quorum requirements for meeting of the membership.

ARTICLE IX : COMMITTEES

A. The Board of Directors will decide upon committees deemed proper and necessary to fulfill objectives and purposes of the Organization.

B. All committee chairpersons will be appointed by the President subject to the approval of the Board of Directors.

ARTICLE X : AMENDMENTS

The By-Laws of which this Article is a part, may be amended upon recommendation of the Board of Directors and ratified by a two-thirds vote of the members present at any general or special meeting provided written notice has been given each member at least ten (10) days in advance of such meeting.

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