Oklahoma Society of Enrolled Agents ByLaws



OKLAHOMA SOCIETY OF ENROLLED AGENTS BYLAWS

January 8, 2012


ARTICLE XI   - FISCAL YEAR

11.01:   FISCAL YEAR

The fiscal year of the Society shall be from July 1 through June 30, or such other period as is recommended by the Treasurer and approved by the Board.



ARTICLE XII   - LOCAL CHAPTERS AND REGIONS

12.01:   AUTHORITY TO CHARTER LOCAL CHAPTERS

The authority to charter Local Chapters resides with the Board. The Board shall establish procedures for the granting of charters at the regional level. Only one Local Chapter shall exist for any geographical area.

12.02:   GOVERNING DOCUMENTS

The governing documents of each Local Chapter shall be in basic conformity to the bylaws of the Society. Changes to the Local Chapter's governing documents shall be reported to the Society. In case of conflicts between governing document changes by a Local Chapter with the Society bylaws, the Society bylaws will prevail.

12.03:   CHARTERS

A charter shall be issued to each Local Chapter bearing the seal of the Corporation and the signature of the President and the Secretary of the Corporation. The acceptance of said charter by the Local Chapter shall be deemed to constitute ratification and acceptance of the bylaws of the Society, and the Local Chapter's membership shall be bound by the contents thereof.

12.04:   DUES AND APPLICATION FEES

The Society shall allow each Local Chapter to set and collect dues and application fees. Each Local Chapter may request the Society to collect the Local Chapter's dues and application fees from the Local Chapter's members for prompt forwarding to the Local Chapter.

12.05:   WITHDRAWAL OF CHARTER

Authorization to operate a Local Chapter may be withdrawn whenever the Board in good faith determines that any of the following events have occurred:

    a.   Failure to serve the Members within the Local Chapter's area of responsibility;

    b.   Failure to maintain and/or increase Membership in relation to the Member-Prospect base;

    c.   Failure to abide by Society bylaws;

    d.   Unethical conduct unbecoming of the profession.

The appropriate committee shall predicate such withdrawal under this section upon a thorough investigation. The Local Chapter shall receive notification that such withdrawal is being considered and shall benefit from the principles of due process. A Local Chapter shall retain the right to appeal any decision of the Board to the Membership at the annual meeting. A Local Chapter may voluntarily surrender its charter by submission of notice in writing, accompanied by the charter, to the Board.


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