Article 1: Name of organization
Section 1: The organization shall be known as the Electrical Contractors
Association of Tidewater (a non-profit organization).
Article 2: Objective
Section 1: To provide an association for individuals in the electrical industry to
direct and conserve the best interest of the industry, to lend it’s
cooperation to all electrical activities, and to increase the knowledge
of the science of electricity in all it’s branches, to promote safety,
dependability, integrity and fairness.
Article 3: Officers
Section 1: The following officers shall be elected for a period of one year and
consist of a President, Vice-President, Recording Secretary,
Treasurer, Corresponding Secretary, Historian, and four directors.
One of these directors shall be the immediate past President.
Section 2: The nominating of officers shall be held in March by a nominating
Committee of two members who shall be appointed by the President.
The election of the officers shall be held at the April meeting by
majority 2/3 vote.
Article 4: Duties of Officers
Section 1: The President shall preside at all meetings of the association. He shall
have power to call special meetings, appoint committees and in the
event of a tie vote shall cast the deciding vote. In the event any officer
resigns for any reason, the vacancy shall be filled by election for the
un-expired term.
Section 2: The Vice-President shall exercise all duties and enjoy all powers and
privileges of the President in the Presidents absence. He shall also
preside over the standing chairmen.
Section 3: The Recording Secretary shall keep the minutes of all regular and
special meetings, shall furnish one copy of the minutes each month
to the Historian. The Secretary shall retain all minutes during his term
of office and pass on those documents to the incoming secretary.
Section 4: The Treasurer shall receive and dispense the funds of the association,
keep an accurate record of all receipts and disbursements, submit a
statement of his accounts at each meeting or whenever required by
the President. All disbursements shall be made by check and must be
signed by the Treasurer and countersigned by the President. The
Treasurer shall turn over the association’s accounts for audit quarterly.
Section 5: The Corresponding Secretary shall send out notices, conduct the
necessary correspondence of the association
Section 6: The Historians duties shall consist of keeping the associations records
and complete history of the association and pass the documents on to
the incoming Historian.
Section 7: The Officers and Directors shall audit the Associations accounts and
install a budget at the annual meeting in June.
Article 5: Membership
Section 1: The membership shall consist of electrical contracting firms who shall
be examined, licensed and bonded in the electrical installation
industry, and be known as the voting membership on policy as
determined by the president.
Section 2: Associate members shall consist of individuals engaged in the
electrical installation industry, electrical supply houses, factory
representatives, electrical utility companies, telephone company,
electrical engineers, electrical inspectors and architects. Associate
members shall be allowed to vote on all matters of the association.
Associate members cannot serve as committee chairmen but may
enjoy all other privileges of the association.
Section 3: Membership dues shall be ($250) per year. Special assessments may
be made at any time at the discretion of the members and the
affirmative vote of two thirds (2/3) of the members present.
Section 4: All members shall be in good standing and have current association
year card.
Section 5: A current member of the association having personal knowledge of the
prospective member’s character and qualifications shall sponsor
prospective members.
Section 6: Any member may be expelled for a cause following a hearing and by a
two thirds (2/3) vote of the members present at the regular business
Section 7: Any member, whose membership in the association has been
terminated, shall forfeit all interest and shall forfeit all interest in any
funds or property of the association.
Article 6: Meetings
Section 1: There shall be 7 regular meetings of the association on the third (3rd)
Thursday of each month at 7:30pm or at such time and place as the
President may designate.
Section 2: The annual meeting of the association shall be held on the third (3rd)
Thursday of June of each year at which meeting a report shall be
made to all officers and directors of the Associations standing.
Section 3: The month of June shall be installation of new officers and officers
shall be announced (introduced) at the April prior Meeting.
Article 7: Association Chairmen
Section 1: Standing Chairmen shall be appointed each year to oversee
ProgramingHouse affairsPublicityMembership and BI-Laws.
Section 2: Program Committee – All Directors
The Program Committee shall provide programs of the association’s
choice. (Performed by all Directors)
Section 3: House Affairs Chairman shall be responsible for securing proper
meeting places, be responsible for menu, see that the podium and
emblems are in their proper places, see that the proper number of
place settings are available. The House Affairs Chairman shall also be
custodian of all properties of the association.
Section 4: Media Director’s duties shall be to furnish newspapers with
meeting places and dates and all activities of interest.
Section 4: Membership Chairman’s duties shall consist of securing name tags
complete with identification and make up-to-date name tags available
at meetings, contact prospective members and call inactive members.
Section 4: By-law’s Chairman shall also be known as Parliamentarian whose
duties are to see that by-laws are carried out and meetings are
governed by Roberts Rules. Propose and study any new amendments
and present them to the president for action of the membership.
Section 4: Advertising Director shall be responsible for promoting the
organization through flyers, mailings, ads and any other promotional
Section 4: Web-Coordinator shall keep current the website, promote meetings,
update newsletter and keep all web activities and active sites.
Article 8: Amendments
Section 1: The by-laws of the association may be changed at any regular
business meeting provided that a notice of such change be mailed to
each member seven (7) days in advance of such meeting and such
notice shall clearly set forth the proposed change and be accepted by
a two thirds (2/3) vote of the members present.