CONSTITUTION

ILLINOIS COMPUTING EDUCATORS

ARTICLE I. NAME AND DEFINITION

The name of the corporation shall be Illinois Computing Educators. It shall be referred to as ICE for the remainder of this CONSTITUTION. ICE shall be a not-for-profit charitable and educational corporation.

ARTICLE II. PURPOSE

  1. Promote the development, growth, and use of computers and technology in all facets of the educational process.
  2. Assist in the professional growth and development of its members and other interested parties in the use of computers and technology.
  3. Facilitate the dissemination of information concerning computing and technology.

ARTICLE III. MEMBERSHIP

Membership is open to any person or organization that has an interest in the instructional use of computers and technology and who also subscribe to the stated PURPOSE of ICE.

SECTION 1. CURRENT MEMBERSHIP

Active membership shall be for a period of five calendar years. There will be a re-enrollment process at the end of each calendar year for those members wishing to continue as current members.

SECTION 2. CHAPTERS AND LIAISONS

  1. Chapters may be formed within ICE, but must subscribe to the Constitution and Bylaws of ICE.
  2. Official chapters may form with a minimum of 10 ICE members and approval of the Governing Board
  3. Other professional organizations may send a liaison to ICE meetings by either approval or invitation of the Executive Board.

ARTICLE IV. GOVERNANCE

SECTION 1. OFFICERS

The officers of ICE shall be President, President-Elect, Immediate Past President, Secretary, and Treasurer.

SECTION 2. EXECUTIVE BOARD

The Executive Board shall consist of President, President-Elect, Immediate Past President, Secretary, and Treasurer. Duties as assigned in the ICE Bylaws.  ICE Executive Director and Administrative Coordinator shall sit on the Executive Board as non-voting members.

SECTION 3. GOVERNING BOARD

  1. Voting: Voting members of the Governing Board shall consist of the Executive Board, the Chairpersons of standing committees and Chapter Representatives.
  2. Non-Voting: Non-voting members by the invitation of the Executive Board may sit with the Governing Board.

SECTION 4. VACANCIES

  1. Executive Board: Any Executive Board position which becomes vacant will be filled by Executive Board appointment and subject to confirmation of the Governing Board.
  2. Governing Board: Any voting position on the Governing Board, with the exception of Executive Board members and Chapter Representatives, shall be appointed by the President with the approval of the Executive Board. Chapter Representatives shall be replaced by their regions.

ARTICLE V. ELECTION OF OFFICERS

Election of the Executive Board will occur annually. It will be accomplished either by mail or at an Annual Meeting as directed by the Governing Board.

ARTICLE VI. AMENDMENT(S)

SECTION 1. PROCESS

Amendment(s) to the ICE Constitution must be submitted in writing at least 30 days prior to the next scheduled meeting of the Executive Board. Within 30 days the Executive Board will refer the amendment to the Legislative Committee for review and recommendation. The Legislative Committee will report to the Governing Board within 60 days. The Governing Board will vote to either reject or send to the membership for approval the amendment(s).

SECTION 2. NOTICE

The Governing Board will notify the voting membership in writing within 30 days of the Annual Meeting or 45 days if the mail voting procedure is used. The notice will contain both present and proposed language.

SECTION 3. VOTING

The Constitution of ICE may be amended by a two-thirds majority of those members voting at an Annual Meeting or if an Annual Meeting is not held, the Constitution may be amended by a two-thirds majority of those members voting by mail.

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