State Sociological

This is the website of the National Council of  State Sociological Associations

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ARTICLE I: NAME

The name of this organization shall be the National Council of State Sociological Associations

ARTICLE II: OBJECTIVES

The chief objective of the organization shall be (a) to promote and. facilitate communications among established state associations, (b) to share common concerns and (c) to contribute to the effective development of state sociological associations.

An adjunct objective shall be to assist emerging state associations in the establishment of new state associations.

Additional objectives may evolve through the leadership of the Exeo~1tive Board, or may be suggested for consideration by any member either in writing or at the annual meeting of the National Council.

ARTICLE III: MEMBERSHIP

Any organized or organizing state sociological association shall be eligible for membership. Depending upon the idiosyncratic practice of each state, membership on the National Council will consist of the immediate past chief operating officer, the current chief operating officer, the chief officer-elect, and the secretary (or the equivalent officers) from each member state association.

ARTICLE IV: OFFICERS

The Executive Board of the NCSSA shall consist of the immediate past president, the current president, and the president-elect, to be supplemented as other offices are deemed necessary.

ARTICLE V: ELECTIONS

Election of membership in the National Council adheres to the elective processes of the respective state association members, who my elect or appoint representatives to the National Council in the manner appropriate to their association.

The president-elect of the National Council shall be elected at the annual meeting of the NCSSA by vote of those present, either in person or by proxy.

ARTICLE VI: MEETINGS

The NCSSA shall meet at least once each year, coincidentally with the meetings of the American sociological Association, and at other times as need arises.

ARTICLE VII: AMENDMENTS

Amendments to the Constitution may be submitted and distributed far consideration by mail one month in advance of the annual meeting to be voted on by those present and may be passed by a simple majority.