I - NAME
shall be known as the Nevada Chapter of the American Statistical
II - PURPOSE
of this Chapter is to be a state and local area leader in promoting
all aspects of sound statistical science and practice, including
the advancement of statistical education, professional practice,
shall sponsor educational, professional and scientific activities
that benefit professional statisticians, students, and users of
statistics. The Chapter shall promote effective unified action
amongst all groups having an interest in or concern with statistics
and probability. The Chapter shall foster communcation between
the statistical community, other scientific organizations, and
the media for the enlightenment of the general public and enhancement
of the general welfare. The Chapter shall promote the proper aplication
of statistics in all fields, shall work for the improvement of
statistical education at all levels, and shall seek opportunities
to advance the statistics profession and professional work opportunities.
III - MEMBERSHIP
in the Chapter shall be by approval of the Chapter Executive Committee.
This Committee may delegate this function of approval. All Chapter
members may vote in Chapter elections. Chapter members may serve
as Chapter Officers subject to the requirements set forth in Article
IV below. The membership of the Chapter shall consist of three
persons who are members of the American Statistical Association,
as defined in the constitution thereof.
persons who, while not members of the National Association,
are willing to support the purposes and objectives of this Chapter
as set forth in Article II above.
persons who are full-time undergraduate or graduate students
at a Nevada college or university. These members pay reduced
IV - OFFICERS
of the organization shall be a President, Past President, Northern
Nevada Vice President, Southern Nevada Vice President, Secretary,
Treasurer, and Chapter Representative to the ASA Council of Chapters.
These officers shall serve as the Executive Committee of the Chapter.
The officers shall be duly elected by a majority vote of the Chapter
members casting mail ballots prior to the Annual meeting of the
Chapter. The Executive Committee may appoint a Regular Member
of the Chapter to fill any vacancy which occurs in an office between
elections. All officers shall be regular members of the Nevada
ASA Chapter, and the President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Chapter
Representative shall be full ASA members.
of the officers are as follows:
The President shall preside
over the Annual meeting, all other meetings of the Chapter,
and meetings of the Executive Committee.
The Past President shall
serve as Chair of the Nominating Committee.
One of the Vice Presidents
shall preside in the absence of the President and shall serve
as co-Chairs of the Arrangements and Program Committees. In
the event of the resignation or incapacity of the President,
the Executive Committee shall appoint one of the Vice Presidents
to succeed to the Presidency.
The Secretary shall keep
the minutes of the Annual Meeting and such other meetings
as directed by the President, shall serve as Chair of the
Membership Committee, and shall maintain correspondence between
the Chapter membership and the American Statistical Association.
The Treasurer shall keep
the roll of members of the Chapter, receive and disburse Chapter
funds, and maintain records of Chapter finances.
Representative to the ASA Council of Chapters
shall represent the interests of the Chapter in the annual
meetings of the Council of Chapters of the American Statistical
Association and shall give an annual report on the activities
of the Council and the Board of Directors of the American
Statistical Association to the membership or the Chapter.
V - TERMS OF OFFICE AND ELECTIONS
shall serve 2-year terms, except the Chapter Representative who
shall serve a 3-year term with the dates determined by the ASA
Council of Chapters rotation pattern. The Secretary and Northern
Nevada Vice-President shall be elected in odd numbered years and
the Treasurer and Southern Nevada Vice-Presidents elected in even
numbered years. The Nominating Committee shall annually select
candidates for the positions scheduled for election that year.
All officers except the President are eligible for renomination
to the same position without limit. A ballot should be mailed
to all members on the Chapter rolls at the time of the election.
The election results shall be reported at the Annual Meeting.
The President shall be elected in odd-numbered years.
Amendment: The President must serve a term as Past President before
being eligible for renomination to the office of President.
VI - EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Committee shall consist of the officers described in Article IV.
VII - STANDING COMMITTEES
of the Chapter shall consist of the five committees described
below and of such special committees as may be appointed by the
President. The President, in conjunction with each committee chair,
shall also appoint members of each committee as needed. The five
Standing Committees shall be:
- with the President as chair, to handle requests
from outside groups for speakers on statistics and to supervise
Chapter educational activities, including quantitative literacy
efforts with private and public schools.
- with the Secretary as chair, to encourage local
- with the Past President as chair, to present
a list of nominees for all elective offices.
- with the Vice Presidents as co-chairs, to plan
and schedule activities and speakers and arrange necessary
reservations and arrangements.
- with the Chapter Representative as chair, to
inform the American Statistical Association and the public
of the significant activities of the Chapter. This committee
shall oversee publication of the Chapter Newsletter and maintenance
of the Chapter webpage.
VIII - CHAPTER REPRESENTATIVE
to the Council of Chapters shall be a Regular Member of the Chapter.
The Representative shall be elected every third year as part of
the regular election held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting.
The name of the Representative shall be sent to the ASA office
before December 31 of that year. The Representative shall serve
the Chapter for a period of three years following the pattern
prescribed by the Council of Chapters.
IX - MEETINGS
be four or more regular meetings, including an Annual Meeting,
each Chapter Year, with at least one of the four regular meetings
held in Northern Nevada and at least one of the meetings held
in Southern Nevada. The state-wide Annual Meeting shall be in
October and shall be held in either Northern or Southern Nevada
in alternating years proportional to Chapter membership. The Chapter
Year shall run from January to December of each year.
X - FINANCE
in the amount of the annual Chapter dues, for regular, associate
and student members, shall be recommended by the Executive Committee
and approved by a majority of members voting at the Annual Meeting
of the Chapter. Notice of the proposed dues changes shall have
been sent to each member at least two weeks prior to the date
of the meeting. (A response by mail from a member shall be considered
the same as the vote of a member attending the meeting.) The Executive
Committee shall be responsible for overseeing the financial operations
of the Chapter and for insuring the fiscal soundness of such operations.
XI - NATIONAL CONSTITUTION
and By-Laws of the Chapter shall at all times be in harmony with
the Constitution and By-Laws of the American Statistical Association
and to this end, any and all applicable provisions of the Constitution
of the American Statistical Association shall be considered a
part of this Constitution. Any provisions of the this Constitution
which may be in conflict, at present or in the future, with the
Constitution of the American Statistical Association shall be
null and void.
XII - AMENDMENTS
may be amended by an affirmative 2/3 (two-thirds) vote of the
voting Chapter members at any meeting, provided notices of such
a meeting and the proposed amendment shall have been sent to each
member at least two weeks prior to the date of such a meeting.
(In the event of a mail ballot, the votes of the members responding
shall be considered the same as the vote of a member voting at
XIII - DISSOLUTION
Upon the dissolution
of the Chapter, assets shall be distributed to the AMERICAN STATISTICAL
ASSOCIATION, 1429 Duke Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314, for
one or more exempt purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3)
of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, or corresponding Section
of any future Federal tax codes.