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Article 1 - Dues

The membership dues for Organizational Members shall be as follows:

Category Number of Members Dues
I Greater than five hundred (500) Six hundred ($600)
II From two hundred one to five hundred (201-500) Four hundred twenty ($420)
III From one hundred one to two hundred (101-200) Two hundred forty ($240)
IV Fewer than one hundred one (101) One hundred twenty ($120)

The dues shall be twenty dollars ($24) for Individual Members and ten dollars ($10) for Associate Members.

Article 2 - Voting

Organizational Members shall be entitled to the following number of votes in any Organizational Vote:

Category Number of Members Votes
I Greater than five hundred (500) Twenty-five (25)
II From two hundred one to five hundred (201-500) Seventeen and a half (17.5)
III From one hundred one to two hundred (101-200) Ten (10)
IV Fewer than one hundred one (101) Five (5)

Each Individual Member shall be entitled to one (1) vote in an Organizational Vote. Associate members shall not be entitled to vote.

Article 3 - Council

Section 1 - Powers and Duties

The Council shall:

  1. Elect the officers and the Executive Committee of NCHE.
  2. Approve the budget of NCHE.
  3. Receive reports from officers, committees, and task forces.
  4. Adopt the official positions of NCHE.
  5. Amend or modify the Constitution and the Bylaws of NCHE.
  6. Adopt such plans of action as may be necessary for the implementation of NCHE positions at the Representative Assembly, the Resolutions Committee, the NEA Board of Directors, the NEA Budget Committee, and other appropriate governance bodies.
  7. Consider announced candidates for NEA office and determine whether or not NCHE will endorse their candidacy.

Section 2 - Quorum

A quorum of the Council shall be that number of delegates capable of casting a majority of NCHE votes as computed according to Article II of these Bylaws.

Article 4 - Executive Committee

Section 1 - Powers and Duties

The Executive Committee shall:

  1. Meet at least twice a year by telephone conference call in addition to meeting in conjunction with both Council meetings.
  2. Submit a proposed budget to the Council for adoption at its Regular Annual Meeting.
  3. Approve appointments to and discharge of members of all committees and task forces.
  4. Approve charges of all committees and task forces.
  5. Advise the President of NCHE.
  6. Fill vacancies in NCHE offices as prescribed in the Constitution.
  7. Report its actions to each meeting of the Council.

Section 2 - Quorum

A quorum of the Executive Committee shall be a majority of its members.

Article 5 - Amendments

Section 1 - Voting

These Bylaws may be amended at the Regular Annual Meeting of the Council in a secret-ballot Organizational Vote by a two thirds (2/3) vote of the ballots cast by delegates present and voting.

Section 2 - Submittal

The text of proposed amendments must be submitted to the President at least sixty (60) days prior to the Regular Annual Meeting (January 24 in 2010), and copies of the proposed amendment must be sent to all Organizational and Individual Members at least thirty (30) days prior to the Meeting (February 23 in 2010).

Section 3 - Nonsubstantive Changes

The Executive Committee is authorized to make nonsubstantive housekeeping changes in these Bylaws.

Adopted 3/6/87
Amended 3/4/88
Amended 3/2/90
Amended 3/1/91
Amended 2/26/93
Amended 4/8/94
Amended 3/6/98