North Carolina System Administrators
NC*SA is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to
the professional education of computer system administrators.
Constitution of the
Article 1. Name and purpose of the society.
North Carolina System Administrators
Article 2. Qualifications of members.
The name of the society is North Carolina System Administrators, hereafter
The purpose of NC*SA is to advance the practice of computer system
administration in North Carolina and other areas.
Article 3. Officers and their election.
The members of NC*SA should be professionally interested in the practice of
computer system administration in North Carolina.
NC*SA maintains a list of its members, and a means by which they may be
NC*SA may impose further membership requirements, including a dues
structure and a means to remove inactive members.
Article 4. Meetings of NC*SA
There is a Steering Committee composed of a Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer,
Secretary, and three Members-At-Large. Steering Committee members must work or
reside in North Carolina.
NC*SA members elect the seven members of the Steering Committee at the
November general meeting by a majority of members present at that meeting. The
Steering Committee will then elect a Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer, and
Steering Committee members serve for two years, except that in the initial
election three designated members are elected to one year terms, and the other
four members are elected to two year terms. In subsequent elections, expiring
positions on the Steering Committee are filled for two year terms.
The Chair presides at Steering Committee meetings and general meetings. The
Vice Chair presides in the absence of the Chair.
The Treasurer receives and disburses money on behalf of NC*SA at the
direction of the Steering Committee.
The Secretary provides to NC*SA members a record of all the business
accomplished at Steering Committee meetings and general meetings.
The Steering Committee may establish other committees to further the
purposes of NC*SA.
An individual may be removed from office at a general meeting if the motion
to remove has been announced to the membership no more than sixty days nor less
than ten days prior to the meeting at which the motion is to be considered, and
two thirds of those present at the meeting vote to remove the individual.
Should a member of the Steering Committee vacate their office (by removal,
relocation outside North Carolina, resignation or death) the Chair nominates
someone to hold the office for the remainder of the term at the next general
meeting. The nominee is accepted by a simple majority of those present. If
the nominee is not accepted, the Chair nominates a different individual.
Article 5. How to amend the constitution.
General meetings of the NC*SA occur several times a year, as the members see
fit. A meeting must occur in November to elect new officers. Proposed actions
of the Steering Committee, including ad hoc delegation of authority consistent
with this constitution, must be confirmed at such meetings by a simple majority
vote. The Chair or the Vice Chair presides at these meetings.
The Steering Committee will designate one meeting per year as the "Annual
Membership Meeting" at which a financial report and other business of
importance to the membership will be presented. Each Annual Membership Meeting
must occur within fifteen months of the previous Annual Membership Meeting.
The Steering Committee meets as its officers see fit. Four members
constitute a quorum. The Chair or the Vice Chair presides at these meetings.
All meetings are conducted according to Robert's Rules of Order Revised, so
far as that is consistent with this constitution and consistent with such
bylaws, rules of order, and standing rules as NC*SA may adopt.
Bylaws and other organizational rules are proposed to members no more than
sixty days nor less than ten days before the meeting at which the bylaws are
considered. A bylaw may be approved by a simple majority vote of members
Article 6. How this constitution is adopted.
An amendment to this constitution may be proposed by the steering committee
or by one-tenth of NC*SA members presented as a petition to the Secretary.
The amendment is considered at a general meeting within three months of its
receipt by the Secretary.
The Secretary sends a notice that voting on an amendment will occur, along
with the text of the proposed amendment, to every member no more than sixty
days nor less than ten days before the meeting at which the amendment is
The amendment is adopted if two-thirds or more of the members present vote
This constitution is adopted as the Constitution of the NC*SA if two-thirds
of the attendees of the November, 1994 meeting vote affirmatively for its
Amendment I. Ratified January 10, 2005
- Section 1.
- No requirement shall be made of the NC*SA Steering Committee or
general membership to conduct meetings according to Robert's Rules
- Section 2.
- This amendment shall end suspension of the rules interfering with
Article 4, Section 4 of the Constitution, obtained under general
consent of the Steering Committee.
- Section 3.
- This amendment shall take effect immediately.