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American Association of Airport Executives
California State University Los Angeles By Laws
The name of the organization shall be the California State University Los Angeles Chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives, Inc. Official abbreviation of the Chapter is AAAE at CSULA. Official abbreviation of the American Association of Airport Executives, Inc. is AAAE. Official abbreviation of California State University, Los Angeles is CSULA.
The purpose of the chapter shall be as follows:
Section 1. To aid organizational members in furthering their careers and to prepare students to make effective contributions to the aviation industry through internships, seminars, airport tours, guest speakers, and other activities.
Section 2. To establish and develop interchange of information and experience in the development, maintenance and operations of airports with the national organization and with other Student Chapters.
Section 3. To encourage professionalism in the administration of airports through the acquisition of knowledge.
Section 4. To establish both social and business relationships with people in the field of airport management and its allied professions.
Section 5. To represent airports and the airport management profession and to cooperate with other on-campus organizations for the general benefit of aviation.
Section 1. Regular voting membership in this student organization shall be open to all currently enrolled and continuing students of California State University, Los Angeles. An organization or its membership may not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, color, disability, national origin, age, or marital status, except in cases of fraternity and sorority organizations which are exempt by federal law from Title IX Regulations concerning discrimination on the basis of sex.
Section 2. The chapter shall be comprised of the following membership classes:
Academic Member – Any student enrolled or continuing at CSULA who is a national member of AAAE. They are eligible to run for elected offices, head working committees and vote on official chapter business.
Local Member – Any student enrolled at CSULA who is not a national AAAE member. They may vote, but are not eligible to hold any office in the Student Chapter.
Advisor – Member of the national organization of AAAE who do not qualify for academic membership. Such members are not eligible to vote or hold office, except that they may hold the position of Faculty Advisor.
Other Members – Faculty, Staff and alumni of CSULA, as well as non-students may be considered for non-voting membership in this organization. Only currently enrolled or continuing students of CSULA may be voting members.
Section 3. The Chapter Secretary shall maintain a current list of all members by classification.
Section 4. The dues for each class of membership shall be in accordance with a schedule of dues established and amended by a majority vote of the entire Chapter membership.
Section 5. Chapter dues shall be paid on a quarter/annual basis before the deadline established by the Executive Committee. Any member failing to pay dues by the established deadline shall forfeit membership in the Chapter and be dropped from the membership lists.
Section 6. Any local or academic member who attends at least 65% of the scheduled functions throughout the semester and is classified as a member in good standing.
Section 7. Academic members in good standing are each entitled to one vote on Chapter business.
Section 8. Thirty percent of the Chapter membership constitutes a quorum for the purpose of voting and official business requiring a quorum.
OFFICERS, COMMITTEES, ADVISOR
Section 1. OFFICERS – The officers shall consist of the President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Activities Coordinator. No person shall be an officer who, at the time of election, is not an Academic Member. No student shall be elected to an office while serving a school suspension. They shall have a minimum of 2.0 GPA. No student shall be on academic or disciplinary probation while serving as an officer. Only currently enrolled students or continuing students in good standing at CSULA may serve as officers in this organization.
- The President shall:
- Preside over all meetings
- Have authorization to sign all legal documents, including monetary transactions
- Call special meetings
- Serve as an ex-officio member of all committees
- Complete and submit a Student Chapter annual report by May 31st of each year
- The Vice-President shall:
- Carry out the duties of the president in the absence of the President
- Coordinate the work of committees
- Act as parliamentarian
- Carry out any other duties the President may request
- The Secretary shall:
- Keep records, reports and minutes of all meetings
- Organize and maintain the organizational files and records
- Be in charge of membership files
- Treasurer shall:
- Collect all money due to the organization and disperse money as needed
- Keep accurate, up-to-date records of all the organizations financial transactions
- See that all financial obligations are met
- Activities Coordinator
- Organize and plan activities
- Welcome guests
Section 2. COMMITTEES – The Committee heads shall not be on academic or disciplinary probation. No student shall serve on a committee while serving a school suspension. They shall have a minimum of 2.0 cumulative GPA. Committee heads shall be appointed as needed by the Executive Committee.
- Executive Committee – Shall consist of each Chapter Officer and the President as the chairman. They shall perform their assigned officer duties, and any other duties assigned by the President. The executive committee has the power to establish any working committee deemed necessary. The executive committee shall determine the chairman of any other committee.
Section 3. ADVISOR – The advisor shall be a member of the national AAAE organization and also on faculty at the Chapter’s sponsoring University. The advisor shall be subject to all rules set forth in the University regulations and is not eligible to vote or hold office.
Section 4. REMOVAL FROM OFFICE – Any officer elected by the membership may be removed from office by a majority membership vote. Any member appointed as chairman of a working committee may be removed by a majority vote of the Executive Committee.
Section 1. Nominations shall be held on the first meeting of the Fall Quarter. Elections shall be held at the second meeting of the Fall Quarter for officers serving that year.
Section 2. One-half of the membership shall constitute a quorum for elections. Candidates with the highest vote shall be elected to office.
Section 3. Elections shall be by secret ballot if so requested by any member. Installation of officers shall be done immediately after ratification of ballots.
Section 4. Should a vacancy occur in a position before the completion of the term in office, the Executive Committee shall call a special election at the next scheduled meeting. The same procedures for a normal election will apply for a special election.
Section 5. Term of office for all officers shall be one year; all officers are limited to one term for the office held.
Section 1. Meetings shall be held as often as deemed necessary by the Executive Committee. At least one meeting shall be held at the beginning of every quarter.
Section 2. Authority to call special meetings is vested in the Executive Committee.
Section 3. The types of meetings shall be:
- Orientation Meeting – The first business meeting of the academic year, held to inform new members about the Chapter and about AAAE. This meeting is open to all students, staff, faculty and guests.
- Business Meeting – A meeting for the purpose of elections, announcements, voting on proposals, and other business. Usually includes a guest speaker or some type of presentation. This meeting is open to all Chapter members and prospective members.
- Special Meeting – Special gatherings and events for the purpose of socializing and/or presenting guest speakers or VIPs in a more social environment. These events are open to Chapter members in good standing.
- Executive Meetings – A meeting of the Executive Committee for the purpose of carrying out operations of the Chapter. The meeting is confidential and open only to officers, committee chairpersons, and the advisor.
- Committee Meetings – Conducted for the purpose of carrying out committee responsibilities. These meetings shall be held at the discretion of the chairperson.
Section 1. The dues for each class of membership shall be in accordance with a schedule of dues established and amended by a majority vote of the entire Chapter membership.
Robert’s rules of order shall govern the conduct of all meetings and prevail over all cases not covered by this Constitution.
Section 1. Recommendations for amendments to the Constitution of the Chapter may be submitted at any business meeting or through electronic notification posted on the Chapter’s designated electronic message board.
Section 2. Any recommendation for amendments shall be submitted in writing, including electronically to the membership at least fourteen days before a vote can be taken. The vote will be held at a meeting designated by the President.
Section 3. To become effective, an amendment must be accepted by no less than one-half of the members present and voting.
Section 4. The constitutions and/or its amendments shall go into effect after accepted by no less than one-half of the members present and voting and by the AAAE, Inc.
**Important Note: According to U-SU, Club Presidents and Treasurers must meet this requirement (more details on school’s website):
Incumbent Maximum Allowable Units
Undergraduate students are allowed to earn a maximum of 150 semester (225 quarter) units or 125 percent of the units required for a specific baccalaureate degree objective, whichever is greater. Graduate and credential students are allowed to earn a maximum of 50 semester (75 quarter) units or 167 percent of the united required for the graduate or credential objective, whichever is greater. Students holding more than this number of units will no longer be eligible for minor student government office.
The actions and opinions of this organization do not necessarily reflect those of the students, staff, faculty, or administration of California State University, Los Angeles.
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