ACERT, Inc. is a Non-Profit Educational Organization
Adopted May 3, 1975. As Revised February, 2010
This non-profit educational organization shall be known as the :
Section 1. The objectives and purposes of this non-profit organization are to Improve the educational programs of collegiate Radiologic Science programs and more specifically:
SECTION 1. Qualifications for Membership
SECTION 2. Application for Membership
SECTION 3. Voting
SECTION 4. Membership Termination
Memberships may be terminated by the Board of Directors, after appropriate review, by majority vote for failure to adhere to the educational standards set by ACERT or failure to pay the dues or fees assessed institutional members.
SECTION 5. Liability
No member of ACERT shall be personally liable for any debts, liabilities, or obligations of the organization.
SECTION 1. Elected Officers
The elected officers of this organization shall be the President, President-Elect, Vice President, and Secretary/Treasure.
SECTION 2. Board of Directors
The Board of Directors shall consist of the Immediate Past President, President, President-Elect, Vice President and Secretary/Treasurer.
SECTION 3. Tenure
The Immediate Past President, President, Vice-President and Secretary/Treasurer shall serve a two-year term; the President-Elect shall serve a one-year term.
SECTION 4. Nominations, Elections and Appointments
SECTION 5. Duties
SECTION 1. Annual Meeting
An annual meeting shall be called once a year at such time and place as designated by the Board of Directors.
SECTION 2. Special Meetings
Special meeting shall be called as deemed necessary by the Board of Directors or upon petition by twenty percent of membership or five institutional members, whichever number is greater.
SECTION 3. Committee Meetings
Committee meetings shall be called at the discretion of each committee chairman.
SECTION 4. Order of Business
The annual and special meetings shall be conducted under Robert’s Rule of Order, newly Revised in which cases they are applicable and which they are not inconsistent with the Bylaws.
Amendments to this constitution and/or bylaws shall be effected only by the following procedure:
It shall be the policy of ACERT that no person will be excluded from participation, be denied services or benefits, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination regardless of race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, age, religion, marital status, medical condition or disability
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SECTION 1. The President shall serve as ex-officio member of all committees. He/she shall authorize any bills of expense incurred by committees or members of the organization in the conduct of association business.
SECTION 2. The Secretary/Treasurer shall keep complete and accurate minutes of all meetings of the organization including those of the Board of Directors. He/she shall be responsible for proper dissemination of such minutes and for all appropriate correspondence of his/her office and for such communications as assigned by the President.
The Secretary/Treasurer will keep accurate financial records of the organization. They shall have charge of the books of account, shall collect all monies due the organization, and upon arrival of bills, make payment of same. They shall maintain a current and active roster of all members of the organization. They will present all books of account to the Board of Directors annually, and/or on demand for audit.
SECTION 3. The Vice-President shall assume the duties of the President in the absence of the President and assume duties as designated by the President.
SECTION 4. The President-Elect shall familiarize himself/herself with the activities of ACERT and shall make all preparations necessary for his/her elevation to the office of President.
Section 1. All bills incurred by any committee for expense shall be approved by the chairman of that committee and submitted to the President for approval.
Section 2. Members of the Board of Directors may vote by mail ballot when so requested by the President on matters requiring attention between meetings or if members are unable to attend scheduled meetings of the Board. A majority shall constitute affirmative action.
Section 3. Ad Hoc Committees
Ad Hoc Committees may be convened by the President or in his/her absence, by the Vice-President to study or resolve questions not within the purview of a standing committee.
Active institutional membership dues shall be $150.00 annually. The membership year shall be from October 1 through September 30 of the calendar year.
Associate membership dues shall by $35.00 annually. The membership year shall be from October 1 through September 30 of the calendar year.
A Life Member shall pay no dues.
The Board of Directors shall be empowered to appoint Advisory Committee to ACERT, composed of individuals from such bodies as state and national societies, state and federal agencies, foundations, etc. The Advisory Committee members may or may not be registered technologists, but are selected on the basis of their ability to advice on and contribute to the meeting of the objectives of ACERT. The term of office, the number and the responsibilities of the member(s) of the Advisory Committee shall serve ACERT in the advisory capacity only and shall have no voting privileges.
In the event of dissolution or final liquidation of the Society, all of its assets remaining after payment of its obligations shall have been made or provided for, shall be distributed to and among such corporations, foundations or other organizations operating exclusively for scientific or educational purposes consistent with those of ACERT, as designated by the Board of Directors.