CONSTITUTION OF

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY SRINAGAR STUDENT BRANCH OF THE 

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF HEATING, REFRIGERATING AND

AIR-CONDITIONING ENGINEERS, INC.

 

Sponsored by the India Chapter 

Approved by the Society: 

ARTICLE I – NAME

The name of the organization is the National Institute of Technology Srinagar Student Branch (herein “Branch”) of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc. (herein “Society”). 

ARTICLE II - PRINCIPAL OFFICE

The principal office of the Branch is located at the National Institute of Technology, in Srinagar, India. 

ARTICLE III - OBJECTS

The objects of the Branch are exclusively scientific and educational and include, but are not limited to: (1) the advancement of the sciences of heating, refrigerating and air-conditioning engineering and related sciences; (II) the continuing education of the members and other interested persons in said sciences, through lectures, demonstrations and publications; (III) the rendition of career guidance to students of the sciences; and (IV) the encouragement of the scientific research. 

ARTICLE IV - POWERS

The Branch shall have the power to perform all lawful acts which may be deemed necessary or expedient for the proper and successful prosecution of the objects and purposes for which it is organized and operated, consistent with the Certificate of Consolidation, Bylaws, and Rules of the Board of Directors of the Society, and applicable tax regulations for non-profit organizations or corresponding provisions of tax laws. 

ARTICLE V - LIMITATION OF POWER

5.1 The Branch is not operated for the pecuniary profit of its members; no part of the net income of the Branch shall be payable to or shall otherwise be available for the personal benefit of any proprietor, employee or shareholder; no salary, emolument or compensation shall be paid to any 

member; and no part of the activities of the Branch shall consist of the performance of particular services for individual members. 

5.2 The Branch shall not have the authority to act for or in the name of the Society and notice to such effect shall be printed on the Branch stationery; the Branch shall not use the name of the Society except as part of its own name; the Branch shall not use the emblem of the Society without the written approval of the Board of Directors of the Society; and the Branch shall not incur any financial liability or contractual obligation in the name of the Society 

5.3 The Branch shall not issue publications for distribution to persons other than members without prior approval of the Board of Directors of the Society. Certain publications for members such as a chapter newsletter or chapter membership roster/product directory may be distributed to persons other than members provided it clearly complies with paragraph. 

5.4 The Branch shall not contribute to, affiliate with, or hold membership in any society, association, council or other organization without the prior approval of the Board of Directors of the Society. 

5.5 The Branch shall not recommend, endorse or approve any product, service, publication, person or entity for the promotion of private interests. 

ARTICLE VI – DISSOLUTION

6.1 Upon the dissolution of the Branch, any assets remaining thereafter shall be conveyed to the Society. 

6.2 In the event that the Society is not then in existence or is not then exempt under applicable tax regulations for non-profit organizations or corresponding provisions of tax laws, the assets shall be conveyed to such organization then existent, dedicated to the perpetuation of objectives similar to those of the Society and exempt.

ARTICLE VII - AMENDMENTS

7.1 All articles of this Constitution shall be subject to alteration or repeal, consistent with the Certificate of Consolidation, Bylaws, and Rules of the Board of Directors of the Society and applicable tax regulations for non-profit organizations or corresponding provisions of tax laws. 

7.2 Amendments to this Constitution set forth in written directives of the Secretary of the Society may be adopted by a majority of the Board of Governors. Written copies of said amendments shall be sent by the Secretary to all members, or an officer of the Branch shall read said amendments at the next succeeding meeting. 

7.3 Amendments to this Constitution may also be initiated by a written resolution of a majority of the Board of Governors or of not less than five (5) members in good standing with voting privileges, presented at any meeting of the Branch. If approved by a majority of the members present, the Secretary shall mail copies of the proposed amendments to all members not less than seven (7) days before the next succeeding meeting. If approved by a two-thirds (2/3) vote at such meeting, the Secretary shall forward such amendments to the Secretary of the Society for approval by the Charter & Bylaws Committee of the Society and review by the Regional Chairman. Any amendments shall become effective only upon receipt of written notice of approval by the Charter & Bylaws Committee of the Society. 

ARTICLE VIII - ADOPTION

This Constitution shall be completed and adopted by a majority of the Board of Governors. Written copies of the Constitution shall be sent by the Secretary to all members and shall be sent as amended to such persons as shall, from time to time, become members of the Branch. 

June 20, 2018 

  Student Branch Advisor (Prof Adnan Qayoum, PhD) 

 

BY LAWS  OF 

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY SRINAGAR STUDENT BRANCH OF THE 

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF HEATING, REFRIGERATING AND

AIR-CONDITIONING ENGINEERS, INC.

Sponsored by the India Chapter 

Approved by the Society: 

ARTICLE 1 - Government

1.1 The governing instruments are the Certificate of Consolidation, the Bylaws, the Rules of the Board of ASHRAE, and the Constitution and Bylaws for the Branches.

1.2 Rules of Order for the conduct of meetings are Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised as revised, except as otherwise provided in ASHRAE Bylaws or these Bylaws. 

ARTICLE 2 - Membership

2.1 Members of this Student Branch shall be student members of ASHRAE in good standing and registered at National Institute of Technology Srinagar. 

2.2 All rights and privileges of a member are vested solely in the member and may not be delegated or transferred and are contingent upon payment of Branch fees within sixty (60) days of their due date. 

ARTICLE 3 - Meetings of Members

3.1 Regular meetings of the Branch shall be held on at least a monthly basis from September through May at such time and place as prescribed by the Board of Governors. 

3.2 The annual meeting for the installation of officers and Board of Governors shall be held in the month of April. 

ARTICLE 4 - Dues and Finance

4.1 Dues for membership in the Society shall be paid to the Society. 

4.2 Branch dues may be assessed by the Board of Governors as are reasonable and necessary to meet current operating expenses. 

4.3 Fiscal Year: The fiscal year of the Branch shall end on June 30 of each year. 

ARTICLE 5 - Officers and Board of Governors

5.1 The affairs of this Branch shall be managed by a Board of Governors consisting of three (3) elected officers and a minimum of two (2) other member(s). 

5.2 The officers of this Branch shall be a President, a Vice President, and a Treasurer/Secretary. 

ARTICLE 6 – Amendments

6.1 These Bylaws may be amended by the Society or by this Branch in like manner to amendments to the Constitution as outlined in Article VII of the Constitution. 

                                                     June 20, 2018 

                           Student Branch Advisor (Prof Adnan Qayoum, PhD) 


 

 

 

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