Of the Arizona
Chinese History Association
Chapter I. Name and
Article 1.1- The name of
the Association is: Arizona Chinese History Association (hereinafter referred to
as the Association). The Chinese equivalent of this name is as follows:
Hereinafter, for this and
any other formal purposes, the organization shall be referred to as “ACHA.”
Article 1.2- The
Association’s mailing address shall be located in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona
as may be from time to time determined by the Board of Directors. As of the
current date, it is:
28254 North 32nd
Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85083
Article 1.3- ACHA shall be
a non-profit organization under the laws of the State of Arizona.
Article 1.4- The purpose
ACHA is to study and preserve the history of Chinese Americans, particularly
Chinese Americans in Arizona, and to promote the exchange of historical and
cultural research with other associations and public at large.
Membership and Members’ Right and duties
Article 2.1- Membership
A qualified member is one
Shares the purpose of ACHA stated above;
Has expertise or strong interest in history, culture, and literature;
Is willing to contribute in different forms to support this Association;
Pays membership fees, the amount of which will be decided by the board of
Applies and shall be approved by the simple majority of the Board of
Article 2.2.1- Members’
Right and Duties
Any Member, after
admission, shall have the right to participate in all activities, to attend
meetings, to vote, and to run for any offices of the association.
2.2.2- The membership fee
for general members is $20, and $100 for members of the Board of Directors.
Article 2.3-Termination of
2.3.1- Members of the
Association may resign at any time by written notice of resignation to the Board
2.3.2- The Board of
Directors reserves the right to issue an advise to a member to resign from the
Association for conducts that are in violation to these Bylaws or decisions made
by the Association or Board of Directors.
2.3.3- All membership fees
collected are not refundable.
Article 3.1-The governance
of the Association shall be the responsibility of the Board of Directors and the
Executive Team. The operation of the Association shall be managed by the
Executive Team under the supervision of the Board of Directors.
Article 3.2- The Board of
Directors shall be the highest decision making body of the Association. Ordinary
duties of the Board of Directors shall include (but not limited to): enacting
amending, and interpreting the Bylaws and rules; approving the Executive Team
appointments, appointment of Advisors; ensuring activities are in line with the
mission of the Association; and administering general conferences and elections.
Article 3.3- Election of
Board of directors and President:
Article 3.3.1- The number
of Directors shall be nine (9), which may be increased or decreased from time to
time by two thirds majority of the Board of Directors.
Article 3.3.2- The
President and members of the Board of Directors shall be elected by voting of
all members at a general conference.
Article 3.3.3- The term of
the President and members of the Board of Directors shall be two years and may
be re-elected for many terms with no limit.
3.3.4- The President
elected will organize the executive team with the approval of the Board of
Article 3.4- Meeting of the
Board of Directors
3.4.1- Meetings of the
Board of Directors can be called by:
The Chairperson of the Board of Directors, or
One half of the members of the Board of Directors, or
Two thirds of the Advisors, or
20% of the members of the Association.
Article 3.4.2- All members
should be noticed at least five days before the board meeting, and a simple
majority present shall constitute a quorum.
Article 3.5- The Executive
Article 3.5.1- The
Executive Team shall be formed by the President Elected with the approval of the
Board of Directors.
Article 3.5.2- The
Executive Team shall carry out the operation of the Association.
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