Constitution of the Cave Conservation and Management Section

of the National Speleological Society, Inc.  As amended 5 July 2005  Conservation Section Home

 

I. The name of this organization shall be the Cave Conservation and Management Section of the National Speleological Society, Inc.

II. The purpose of this section shall be to promote interest in, to develop and to advance in any and all ways the study and practical application of the techniques of cave conservation and management, the wise management of caves and their natural contents, and to promote fellowship among those interested therein.

III. The government of this organization shall be by an Executive Committee consisting of the Officers elected by the membership at the annual meeting, who shall have full power to conduct and supervise all business of the Section and perform all functions incident to the proper conduct of the Section.

IV. Membership in this Section shall be open to all persons who are members in good standing of the National Speleological Society, who are interested in cave conservation and management, and who have complied with conditions of membership set forth in the Bylaws.

V. An annual meeting of the Section shall be held during the annual convention of the NSS for the purpose of electing the Executive Committee, adopting By-Laws, amending the Constitution, or conducting other necessary business. Additional meetings may be held as set forth in the Bylaws.

VI. By-Laws shall be adopted by a majority vote of the members present at the annual meeting.

VII. In the event of the dissolution of the Section, any NSS property held by the Section shall revert to the NSS.

VIII. Charter members of the Section shall be those persons signing this constitution, or otherwise becoming members, w1th six months of the first annual meeting of the Section.

IX This constitution may be amended by a 2/3 vote of the members attending an annual meeting.

X. Officers of this Section shall be a President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and five Officers-At-Large.