Article 1: Name
The Calgary Section of the Canadian
Society, hereinafter called the Section, shall be part of the Canadian
Operational Research Society, hereinafter called the Society.
Article 2: Objectives
The objectives of the Section shall be the following:
a) Holding conferences (meetings, seminars, etc.) for the
presentation of original research and application work, and providing
means for the exchange and
dissemination of information on Operational
b) Stimulating contact between workers engaged in
c) Promoting education and training in Operational Research
within and outside the O.R. community:
d) Encouraging the establishment of liaisons with other
Operational Research groups, within the Society or not;
e) Carrying on other activities conducive to the objectives
By-Law No. 1: Membership – Classes, Rights and
a) The membership of the Section shall
of Full Members,
Associate Members, and Student Members as outlined in By-Law No. 1 of
Society. Those wishing to become members of
the Section can do so by
the Secretary of either the Section or the Society, presenting a
and paying the applicable dues. All members
are also members of the Society.
b) Members of the Society who wish to join the
Section can do so
by notifying in writing the Secretary of either the Section or the
c) All members of the Section can vote and hold
office in the
d) A member may resign from the Section by
Secretary of the Section or the Society. There shall be no refund of
Resignation from the Section
does not release a member from his
the Society, unless action is also taken under By-Law No. 2(s) of the
Constitution. A member
may resign from the Society by submitting a
resignation to the Secretary of the Society.
By-Law No. 2: Membership – Dues
Membership dues of the Section shall cover
the member’s dues
to the Society, together with any additional dues recommended by the
the Section and approved by the membership at a General Meeting of the
Dues shall be paid for membership for the
fiscal year – a new
member’s dues shall be pro-rated for the portion of the fiscal year
A member’s name shall be removed from the
membership roll of
the Society, after due notice has been given, if the dues of the member
unpaid beyond six months.
By-Law No. 3: Officers and Governing Body
The section shall be governed by a Council
The immediate past president of the Section
The Officers of the Section
At most four other elected members
The Officers of the Section shall be:
By-Law No. 4: Election and Tenure of Officers and
The Vice-President becomes President upon
elected term as Vice-President, whether or not the Vice-President has
President due to the resignation of the President.
The Council shall appoint a Nominating
Committee which shall
be responsible for preparing a list of nominees for election to the
and for conducting an election. The Nominating Committee shall consist
President, past President, and three other members, one of whom shall
designated by the Council as Chair.
By-Law No. 5: Management of the Section – Council
The Council shall be responsible for all
matters of policy
affecting the Section and the government and regulation of the Section.
The Council shall meet as often as is
considered necessary by
the President, with a minimum of two meetings per year.
A quorum of the Council shall consist of
members, at least two of whom must be Officers of the Section.
By-Law No. 6: Management of the Section – General
There shall be an Annual General Meeting of
the Section, at
which the Council will present its report on the activities of the
date of this meeting shall be determined by the Council.
Additional General Meetings of the Section
may be called at
such times and in such manner as determined by the Council.
A quorum for a General Meeting shall be
one-tenth of the
members of the Section or 10 members, whichever is the less.
Any member who is unable to attend a General
submit opinions on any issue before the meeting in writing to the
and the Secretary shall make these opinions known to the meeting.
By-Law No. 7: Management of the Section – Financial
The fiscal year of the Section shall close
on March 31st
of each year, being the fiscal year end of the Society.
The Treasurer shall have the general
supervision of the
financial affairs of the Section and shall have charge of the books of
He/she shall produce an Annual Financial Report for the fiscal year
after proper audit, shall be presented at the Annual General Meeting.
No member of the Section shall receive
services rendered to the Section except for reasonable expenses
incurred in the
conduct of the Section'’ business.
Before proceeding with any endeavour which
may strain the
finances of the Section, the Council of the Section must obtain the
the Executive of the Society.
By-Law No. 8: Relations of the Section with the Society
The President of the Section shall be
informing the Council of the Society of the activities of the Section,
informing the members of the Section of the activities of the Society,
discussed by the National Council.
The Treasurer of the Section shall present
an Annual Report to
the Council of the Society which shall include the Annual Financial
of the Section.
The Section shall appoint a member of the
Society to represent
the Section on the Council of the Society
The Vice President of the Section shall be
to the Public Relations Committee of the Society.
By-Law No. 9: Amendments to the Constitution and By-Laws
No part of the Constitution or By-Laws of
the Section shall be
amended or repealed except by formal proposal of amendment, followed by
opportunity for discussion at a General Meeting and by a vote of all
which will be decided by approval of at least two thirds of those
Proposal of an amendment may be made by the Council or by a petition to
President signed by at least five members of the Section.
The Secretary shall distribute copies of the
amendment to all members of the Section not less than three weeks
General Meeting at which the proposal is to be discussed.
Amendments to the Section Constitution and
By-Laws shall be
submitted to the Executive of the Society for approval and shall not be
enforced or acted upon by the Section until this approval has been
By-Law No. 10: Enactment of New By-Laws
If it should become desirable or necessary
to enact new
By-Laws the provisions of By-Law No. 9 shall apply.