Section 1.   The PMI UNY Chapter shall be governed by a Board of Directors (Board). The Board shall be responsible for carrying out the purposes and objectives of the non-profit corporation (or equivalent).

Section 2.   The Board shall consist of the officers of the PMI UNY Chapter elected by the membership and shall be members in good standing of PMI and of the PMI UNY Chapter. Terms of office for the Officers shall be 2 YEARS, limited to 2 consecutive terms in the same position, and no more than 4 consecutive terms on the Board in general. These positions are staggered so that there are 6 positions open for election each year.

Section 3.   The President shall be the chief executive officer for the PMI UNY Chapter and of the Board, and shall perform such duties as are customary for presiding officers, including making all required appointments with the approval of the Board. The President shall also serve as a member ex-officio with the right to participate and vote on all committees except the Nominating Committee.

Section 4.   The Secretary shall keep the records of all business meetings of the PMI UNY Chapter and meetings of the Board.

Section 5.   The Treasurer shall oversee the management of funds for duly authorized purposes of the PMI UNY Chapter.

Section 6.   The Vice President of Communications & Publicity shall be responsible for the timely dissemination of information both to and from the membership. This Vice President shall also be responsible for all publicity and marketing information of the PMI UNY Chapter, and shall perform all other duties incidental to this office.

Section 7.   The Vice President of Membership shall be responsible for the development and maintenance of a Chapter membership plan, including recruitment and partnering with area employers, and the development and implementation of a retention program. In addition, a listing of all members with pertinent information will be maintained.

Section 8.   The Vice President of Special Projects shall be responsible for organizing and coordinating all special projects as assigned by the President and approved by the Board of Directors. This would include projects such as tracking and updating the strategic initiative assessment and other related efforts within the Chapter.

Section 9.   The 1st Vice President of Education shall share duties with the 2nd Vice President of Education and shall be responsible for organizing and coordinating all education and certificate driven programs such as the PMI Prep Workshop and outreach activities.

Section 10.   The 2nd Vice President of Education shall share duties with the 1st VP of Education and shall be responsible for organizing and coordinating all education and certificate driven programs such as the PMI Prep Workshop and outreach activities

Section 11.   The 1st Vice President of Programs shall share duties with the 2nd Vice President of Programs and shall be responsible for developing and coordinating the presentation of programs to the Chapter membership meetings. Programs include Chapter Presentations and special events such as the Professional Development Day.

Section 12.   The 2nd Vice President of Programs shall share duties with the 1st Vice President of Programs and shall be responsible for developing and coordinating the presentation of programs to the Chapter membership meetings and special events such as the Professional Development Day.

Section 13.   The 1st Vice President of Facilities & Reservations shall share duties with the 2nd Vice President of Facilities and be responsible for arranging for meeting facilities to conduct annual, regular, and special meetings, as well as special events (e.g., educational workshops) for the PMI UNY Chapter.

Section 14.   The 2nd VP Facilities & Reservations shall share duties with the 1st Vice President of Facilities and be responsible for arranging for meeting facilities to conduct annual, regular, and special meetings, as well as special events (e.g., educational workshops) for the PMI UNY Chapter.

Section 15.   The Assistant Secretary/Treasurer shall keep shall keep the records of all business meetings of the PMI UNY Chapter and meetings of the Board when the Secretary is not available. In addition, this position shall oversee the management of funds for duly authorized purposes of the PMI UNY Chapter when the Treasurer is not available.

Section 16.   The Board shall exercise all powers of the PMI UNY Chapter, except as specifically prohibited by these bylaws, the PMI Bylaws and policies, its charter with PMI, and the laws of the jurisdiction in which the organization is incorporated/registered. The Board shall be authorized to adopt and publish such policies, procedures and rules as may be necessary and consistent with these bylaws and PMI Bylaws and policies, and to exercise authority over all PMI UNY Chapter business and funds.

Section 17.   The Board shall meet at the call of the President, or at the written request of three (3) members of the Board. A quorum shall consist of no less than one-half of the membership of the Board at any given time. Each member shall be entitled to one (1) vote and may take part and vote in person only. At its discretion, the Board may conduct its business by teleconference, facsimile or other legally acceptable means. Meetings shall be conducted in accordance with parliamentary procedures determined by the Board.

Section 18.   The Board of Directors may declare an officer or Director at Large position to be vacant where an officer or Director at Large ceases to be a member in good standing of PMI or of the PMI UNY Chapter by reason of non-payment of dues, or where the officer or Director at Large fails to attend two (2) consecutive Board meetings. An officer or Director at Large may resign by submitting written notice to the President. Unless another time is specified in the notice or determined by the Board, the resignation shall be effective upon receipt by the Board of the written notice.

Section 19.   An officer or Director at Large may be removed from office for just cause in connection with the affairs of the organization by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the members present and in person at an official meeting of the membership, or by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the Board.

Section 20.   If any officer or Director at Large position becomes vacant, the Board may appoint a successor to fill the office for the unexpired portion of the term for the vacant position. In the event the President is unable or unwilling to complete the current term of office, the Vice President of Membership shall assume the duties and office of the presiding officer for the remainder of the term. In case the Vice President of Membership cannot assume the duties and office of the presiding officer, the Board will appoint a candidate by majority vote.

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