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Media Communications Association-International
c/o MCA-I Madison Chapter
P.O. Box 5135
Madison, WI 53705-0135

(888) 899-MCAI (6224)
Fax: (888) 862-8150

Executive Director
Lois Weiland

www.mca-i.org

Mission Officers By-Laws

MCA-I Atlanta BY-LAWS

 

ARTICLE I - NAME

 

Section 1. NAME

Paragraph 1. The name of this organization shall be the Atlanta Chapter - Media Communications Association International, a nonprofit, professional development membership chapter of the Media Communications Association International. In these Bylaws, this organization shall be referred to as the Chapter or the Atlanta Chapter; the parent organization, the Media Communications Association International, shall be referred to as International, or MCAI.

 

Section 2. GOVERNANCE

Paragraph 1. These Atlanta Chapter Bylaws shall be governed by the provisions of the Media Communications Association International Bylaws and Charter.

 

 

 

ARTICLE II- PURPOSES

 

Section 1. PURPOSES

Paragraph 1. The purposes of this Chapter shall be the same as those of the Media Communications Association International.

 

Paragraph 2. In addition, the Atlanta Chapter shall:

a. Provide professional development activities for its members;

b. Provide volunteer community services as defined in sections dealing with the Chapter Projects Committee; and Provide curriculum guidance to Georgia's educational institutions and career information to students regarding the video industry.

 

 

 

ARTICLE III- CHAPTER MEMBERSHIP

 

Section 1. MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES

Paragraph 1. There shall be all required categories of membership as defined by the International Bylaws.

 

Section 2. VISITING MEMBERS' RIGHTS

Paragraph 1. Members visiting from other MCAI chapters shall have all the rights and privileges as granted by the MCAI Bylaws, including the right to attend any and all Chapter meetings and functions.

 

Paragraph 2. Members visiting shall not be counted in determining the meeting quorum and shall not participate in Chapter business until their memberships have been assigned to the Atlanta Chapter of MCAI.

 

Section 3. ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP

Paragraph 1. The Atlanta Chapter shall offer associate memberships as a courtesy to those individuals who do not wish to hold the benefits of membership in the International Association.

 

Paragraph 2. Annual Associate Membership dues shall be twice the dollar amount as the membership rebates granted to the chapter by MCAI for individual membership. Dues for Associate Members joining after June 30th shall cost no less than the membership rebates granted to the Chapter by MCAI for individual membership.

 

Paragraph 3. All applications for Associate Membership shall be approved by the Chapter President and the membership chairperson.

 

Paragraph 4. All Associate Memberships shall be valid for the calendar year in which the application as accepted. Associate memberships shall expire on December 31st of each year.

 

Paragraph 5. Associate Members are not eligible for elected Chapter office, nor may they participate in nominations and elections unless otherwise specifically given those rights by the MCAI Bylaws. Associate Members may not vote in any Chapter election.

 

Paragraph 6. The total number of Associate Members shall not exceed one-fourth the total International members of the Atlanta Chapter.

 

 

 

Section 4. ORGANIZATIONAL MEMBERSHIP RESPONSIBILITY

Paragraph 1. It shall be the responsibility of Organizational Members to communicate immediately in writing to the Chapter Membership Chair any changes among their designated representatives.

 

Section 5. GUEST/VISITOR RIGHTS

Paragraph 1. Guests/Visitors may attend a maximum of three meetings, prior to initiating membership. The Membership Chair and/or the President shall enforce the maximum guest attendance standard and collect applicable meeting charges.

 

Paragraph 2. The Board of Directors shall establish meeting charges for additional meetings.

 

 

 

ARTICLE IV- OFFICERS, DIRECTORS AND OFFICIALS

 

Section 1. ELECTED OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS

Paragraph 1. The Chapter's elected officers shall be a President, a President-Elect, a Vice President, a Secretary, and a Treasurer.

 

Paragraph 2. The Chapter's Board of Directors shall consist of six elected Directors and the current Chapter President. The immediate past President shall serve as an honorary voting member.

 

Section 2. APPOINTED OFFICIALS

Paragraph 1. The appointed officials shall be selected by the President from the membership, in consultation with the President-Elect.

 

Section 3. ELIGIBILITY

Paragraph 1. Eligibility for Office shall be the same as set forth by International.

 

Section 4. TERMS OF OFFICE

Paragraph 1. The term of office for all Chapter officers shall be one year, beginning with the January Chapter meeting.

 

Paragraph 2. The term of office for Directors shall be two years, beginning with the July Chapter meeting.

 

Paragraph 3. The President may not serve successive terms. All other officers may serve successive terms without limitation.

 

 

 

Section 5. DUTIES OF THE PRESIDENT

Paragraph 1. The duties of the President shall include:

a. Presiding at Chapter meetings and Executive Committee meetings and amending as a voting member at the Board of Directors meetings.

b. Presenting to the membership periodic reports on the state of the Chapter;

c. Representing the Chapter in dealings with International, the public, and others;

d. Making appointments to committee chairmanships; and

e. Enforcing these Bylaws and the International Bylaws.

 

Paragraph 2. The President, with the advice of elected officers, shall have the power to make all administrative decisions and set interim policy, except as stated herein, and in accordance with the International Bylaws.

 

Paragraph 3. Financial decisions of the President must be approved by the Treasurer unless the President-Elect and Secretary both agree with the financial decisions of the President.

 

Paragraph 4. The President shall distribute copies of all International correspondence to all elected Chapter officers within 30 days of receipt. The President shall distribute current copies of these Bylaws, Chapter Policy Statements, Chapter Operating Rules and Procedures, International Bylaws, and International Policy Statements to all Executive Committee members and Directors within 30 days of their election or appointment.

 

Paragraph 5. The President may confer Presidential administrative powers upon the President-Elect under special circumstances, which include illness or his/her inability to perform the duties of the office. In no event shall the President abdicate or share such responsibilities by conferring voting powers to the Executive Committee except as stated herein.

 

Paragraph 6. The President shall be a member of the Board of Directors for a period of one year following the expiration of his/her term.

 

 

Paragraph 7. The President and the Chairperson of the Board of Directors shall administer all video festivals and competitions. The President and the Chairperson of the Board of Directors shall select, with the concurrence of the Board of Directors, an outside MCAI chapter or chapters to judge the above festivals and competitions. All festivals and competitions shall be conducted with the concurrence of the Regional Vice President.

 

 

TERMS:

 

LEADERSHIP TEAM: Appointed by President

Attend bi-monthly Executive Committee meetings

 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: Elected by Members

Attend bi-monthly Executive Committee meetings

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Currently Appointed by President

 

 

ELECTED POSITIONS FOR MCA-I ATLANTA

 

PRESIDENT-ELECT (becomes President in the following year)

 

SECRETARY

 

TREASURER

 

VICE-PRESIDENT

 

 

Section 6. DUTIES OF THE PRESIDENT-ELECT

Paragraph 1. The duties of the President-Elect shall include:

a. Presiding at Chapter meetings and Executive Committee meetings in the absence of the President;

b. Chairing the committee on Chapter workshops and conferences.

c. Other duties as determined by the President.

 

Paragraph 2. It is the duty of the President-Elect to attend monthly Chapter meetings, Executive Committee meetings, Board of Director meetings, and other Chapter committee meetings such as Program, Membership, Chapter Projects, etc. with the purpose of preparing for the Presidency.

 

Paragraph 3. The President-Elect shall serve as advisor to the President and shall assume the powers of the President in the event the President resigns or is removed from office.

 

Paragraph 4. The President-Elect shall accept any Presidential administrative powers as conferred by the President.

 

 

 

Section 7. DUTIES OF THE SECRETARY:

Paragraph 1. The duties of the Secretary shall include:

a. Responsibility for the recording and distribution of the minutes of Chapter and Executive Committee meetings;

b. Maintaining the Chapter files;

c. Researching the chapter file for information for any Chapter member;

d. Administering the annual Chapter elections;

e. Communicating with trade journals and the press; and

f. Any other duties as by the President.

 

Paragraph 2. The Secretary shall serve as advisor to the President, shall assume the unexpired term of the President-Elect, and shall assume the powers or the President in the event both the President and the President-Elect resign or are removed from office.

 

 

DUTIES OF THE TREASURER:

Paragraph 1. The duties of the Treasurer shall include:

a. Assuming responsibility for and maintenance of all financial records and bank accounts of the Chapter;

b. Publishing quarterly financial statements in the newsletter;

c. Reviewing budgets and expenditures of the Chapter; and

d. Preparing annual operating budgets in cooperation with the President and the President-Elect.

 

Paragraph 2. The Treasurer shall serve as advisor to the President and shall assume the unexpired term or the Secretary and that of the President in the event the President, the President-Elect, and the Secretary resign or are removed from office.

 

DUTIES OF THE VICE-PRESIDENT:

Paragraph 1. The duties of the Vice-President shall include:

a. Assuming responsibility for and maintenance of chapter video festival.

b. Any other duties as assigned by the President.

 

Paragraph 2. The Vice-President shall serve as advisor to the President and shall assume the unexpired term of the Treasurer in the event the President, the President-Elect, and the Treasurer resign or are removed from office.

 

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