Article 1: Name
The name of this organization is the Northeast Region Biofeedback Society.
Article 2: Purposes
The Society is an open forum for the exchange of ideas, methods, research, clinical experience, and the results of biofeedback and related techniques. In addition, the society represents interests of biofeedback clinicians and researchers before the legislature and other governmental bodies and agencies, to promote the enactment of legislation, rules, regulations and other governmental enactments considered to be beneficial to biofeedback clinicians and researchers and to promote the repeal of any legislation, rules, regulations and other governmental enactments considered to be detrimental to biofeedback clinicians and researchers (as stated in the Certificate of Amendment of the certificate of Incorporation of BSNY, Inc.1998). Specifically, the goals are to:
Article 3: Membership
Membership in the Society shall be in three categories: Member, Associate Member, and Student.
Article 4: Officers of the Society
The officers of the Society shall consist of a President, a President-elect, and a Treasurer, each serving for a one-year term of office. Only Members may service as officers. Officers may be reelected. The President shall preside at all meetings of the Society and of the Executive Board, exercise supervision over the affairs of the Society. The President-elect shall assume duties of the President in the absence, incapacity, or resignation of the President. In the absence of the President-elect the Secretary shall assume the duties of the President elect. If the Secretary cannot assume those duties, then they shall be assumed by the Treasurer.
Article 5: Executive Board
The Executive Board of the Society shall consist of the officers and four Members-at-large.
Article 6: Elections and Nominations
Article 7: Meetings
There shall be a minimum of one annual business meeting of the Society.
Article 8: Liability
No individual shall be liable for the collective debts and obligations of the Society. The Society shall not be liable for the collective debts and obligations of a Member.
Article 9: Dues
Article 10: Committees
Article 11: Amendments
Amendments to these by-laws may be proposed and submitted in writing by Members of the Society to the President. Amendments must be approved by a majority of the Members of the Society by a mail or e-mail ballot. The Executive Board shall prepare a ballot containing the proposal and send it to all Members.
Article 12: Procedures
Procedures of the Society in the conduct of all meetings shall be determined by the current revision of Robert’s Rules of Order unless otherwise specified herein.
Article 13: Exceptions
The President and the Executive Board may grant Member Emeritus standing to an individual of unusual accomplishment in the field of biofeedback.
Article 14: Dissolution
Subject to and in accordance with Sections 1001 and 1002 of the New York Not-for-Profit Corporation Law (NYNFPCL), any plan of dissolution and distribution of assets to be adopted by the Board and/or the members shall provide that, after paying, or providing for the payment of its liabilities, and to do all other acts appropriate to liquidate its business, the remaining assets of the corporation shall be distributed in the following manner: All remaining cash shall be distributed to another non-profit Biofeedback organization, to be determined at the time of dissolution.
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