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RPEC Constitution & ByLaws

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Last Approved by AFSCME on October 27, 2015.

CONSTITUTION
FOR
RETIRED PUBLIC EMPLOYEES COUNCIL OF WASHINGTON
RETIREE CHAPTER 10

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Preamble      

Article I – Name and Headquarters                                                                              

Article II – Affiliation                        

  • Section  1.      Affiliation with AFSCME
  • Section  2.      Affiliation with other organizations

Article III – Purpose             

Article IV – Membership            

Article V – Chapters         

  • Section   1.     Chapter establishment
  • Section   2.     Chapter officers
  • Section  3.      Nomination and election of chapter officers
  • Section   4.     AFSCME Retiree Election Manual
  • Section   5.     Campaign funds restriction
  • Section   6.     Chapter meeting schedule
  • Section   7.     Chapter meetings in accordance with constitution
  • Section   8.     Governed by chapter constitution – Appendix A
  • Section  9.      New member chapter assignment
  • Section  10.    Membership transfer
  • Section  11.    Member request for chapter reassignment
  • Section 12.     Chapter designation for out-of-state members
  • Section 13.     Chapter delegates for RPEC Convention

Article VI – Finances       

  • Section   1.     Monthly deduction from PERS check
  • Section   2.     Payment by cash or check
  • Section   3.     Lapsed Membership
  • Section   4.     Expenditures from the council’s general fund
  • Section   5.     Council fiscal year
  • Section  6.      Two signatures required on checks

Article VII – Officers                                   

  • Section   1.     Council officers
  • Section   2.     Eligibility for office
  • Section   3.     Paid employee cannot be officer

Article VIII – Election of Officers    

  • Section   1.     Terms of office
  • Section   2.     Nominations of officers
  • Section   3.     Election by acclamation/secret ballot
  • Section   4.     Votes required for election
  • Section   5      Nominations/election of district board members
  • Section   6      Filling of vacancies
  • Section   7.     AFSCME Retiree Election Manual
  • Section   8      Campaign funds restriction
  • Section   9.     Timing of election and installation

Article IX – Duties and Authority of Executive Board and Officers 

  • Section   1.     Council executive board authority/minutes
  • Section   2.     Board policies and programs
  • Section   3.     Convention expense paid for executive board members
  • Section   4.     Convention votes
  • Section   5.     Executive committee
  • Section   6.     Finance committee
  • Section   7.     Legislative Committee and Membership Committee
  • Section   8.     Annual audit
  • Section   9.     President’s duties
  • Section   10.   Vice-president’s duties
  • Section   11.   Secretary’s duties
  • Section   12.   Treasurer’s duties
  • Section  13.    District Executive Board Members duties
  • Section  14.    Council Delegates to AFSCME convention

 Article X – Meetings and Conventions   

  • Section   1.     Executive board meetings
  • Section   2.     Convention annually/quorum
  • Section  3.     Annual convention location
  • Section   4.     Special conventions
  • Section   5.     Annual convention notice
  • Section   6.     Convention committees

Article XI – Amendments to the Constitution and Bylaws 

  • Section   1.     Submitted in writing
  • Section   2.     Submitted by Executive Board
  • Section   3.     Explanation statement
  • Section  4.      Council Office submit proposed amendments
  • Section  5.      Votes necessary for adoption
  • Section  6.      Constitution prevails over Appendix A

Article XII – Miscellaneous Provisions    

  • Section   1.     Power to bind body

Bylaws  

  • Robert’s Rules of Order Revised

Standing Committees 

  • Serve under direction of President

Convention Committees  

  • Appointed by President

Resolutions      

  • Section 1.  Submitted in writing
  • Section 2.  Submitted by Council Executive Board
  • Section 3.  Accompanied by an explanation
  • Section 4.  Fifteen (15) day notice
  • Section 5.  Convention committee responsibility
  • Section 6.  Submitted from the convention floor
  • Section 7.  Voted necessary for adoption

 

Click here to view the complete RPEC Constitution & ByLaws

Last Approved by AFSCME on October 27, 2016.

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