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The Constitution of the New Mexico Tech Chapter of the International Society of Explosives Engineers
of the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

Article 1: Name

Section 1:
The name of this student chapter shall be the New Mexico Tech Chapter of the International Society of Explosives Engineers.

Section 2: 
This student chapter shall be chartered by the International Society of Explosives Engineers.

Article 2: Statement of Purpose

Section 1:
The purpose of this Chapter shall be to promote and provide knowledge of explosives engineering and energetic materials to all interested parties. 

Article 3: Membership

Section 1:
Membership is open to all students, faculty and staff of the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, as well as any member of the community with interest in explosives engineering.

Section 2:           
Voting rights are limited to students, faculty and staff of the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology.  Only student members who are registered as a member of the International Society of Explosive Engineers may vote on the expenditure of Student Association Funds.

Article 4: Dues

Section 1:           
There shall be no dues charged to be a member of the New Mexico Tech Chapter of the International Society of Explosives Engineers.

Section 2:           
Members are encouraged, but not required, to join the International Society of Explosives Engineers.

Article 5: Officers

Section 1:           
The leadership of the New Mexico Tech Chapter of the International Society of Explosives Engineers shall be comprised of a President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary.  These officers shall be elected by a popular majority of voting members at the second to last meeting of each Spring semester.

Section 2:           
Only members of the International Society of Explosives Engineers may be elected as officers.

Section 3:           
If the office of president becomes vacant for any reason during the elected term, the vice-president shall become president for the remainder of the term, thereby creating a vacancy of vice-president. Vacancies in any elected office other than that of President shall be filled by simple majority vote at a regularly scheduled chapter meeting.

Section 4:           
The President of this chapter shall preside at all meetings.  The President assumes all executive duties not otherwise delegated to other officers in these bylaws. 

Section 5:           
The Vice-President shall provide over meetings in the absence of the President.

Section 6:           
The Secretary shall keep records of each meeting for the permanent chapter records. The Secretary shall also be responsible for submitting brief reports of all activities for publication by the International Society of Explosives Engineers.  The Secretary shall forward an Annual Report, prepared by the club officers, to the International Society of Explosives Engineers, summarizing the activities of the Chapter during the year and listing the newly elected officers.

Section 7:           
The Treasurer shall submit a Financial Report to the Chapter Executive Committee giving a complete accounting of the Chapter's finances. This report shall be appended to the Annual Report.

Section 8:           
All club documents and funds shall be left with the Faculty Advisors during any vacation period, or when New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology is not in session.

Article 6: Meetings

Section 1:
Regular meetings shall be held bi-weekly at a time and place designated by the club’s officers.  Special meetings can be called by the Faculty Advisor of Club President at any time.

Article 7: Quorum

Section 1:           
In order to conduct the business of the New Mexico Tech Chapter of the International Society of Explosives Engineers, a quorum consisting of 50% of the voting membership must be in attendance.  Additionally, 50% of the membership who are on the official member list must be present when voting on the expenditure of Student Association funds. 

Article 8: Amendments

Section 1:           
This constitution may be amended at any time provided that request for amendment is approved by a popular majority of the voting members at a special meeting to become effective.  Any newly approved amendment shall be immediately added to the constitution and distributed to the voting members by no later than one week after its ratification.

Article 9: Ratification

Section 1:
This constitution shall be ratified by a popular majority vote of the total voting membership.  New officers shall be elected at ratification, and thereafter as described in Article 4.  

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