WBIA Constitution

 

TABLE OF   CONTENTS

Article 1 –   Name

Article II –   Location

Article III –   Objectives

Article IV –   Membership

Article V –   Meetings

Article VI –   Officers

Article VII –   Procedure

Article VIII –   Dues and Finance

Article IX –   Adoptions and Amendments

 

ARTICLE I – NAME

 

Section 1The name of this organization shall be the Wisconsin Boiler Inspector’s   Association.

 

 ARTICLE II – LOCATION

 

Section 1The Association shall have its principal office at the business location of the elected   Secretary.

ARTICLE III – OBJECTIVES

 

Section 1The primary objectives of the   Wisconsin Boiler Inspector’s Association shall be the general promotion of   boiler and pressure vessel accident prevention in the State of Wisconsin, and   more specifically to: 

A.             Provide contact for boiler inspectors and   boiler safety engineers for conference discussions of boiler and pressure vessel   accident prevention.

B.             Administer appropriate educational programs   of benefit to its membership.

C.             Develop and promote safe boiler and pressure   vessel operating practices.

D.             Discuss the various interpretations of the   Wisconsin Code requirements and codes it incorporates.

E.              Cooperate with state agencies and with   local, regional, and national safety organizations, industrial employers, and   other agencies in the promotion of boiler and pressure vessel accident   prevention.
Section 2The Association shall be civic in   character, non-profit, non-commercial, and non-political.  More specifically,   the Association shall not endorse, approve, or promote any product or   service.

ARTICLE IV – MEMBERSHIP

 

Section 1Commissioned Member in the   Association shall be open to all boiler inspectors and boiler safety engineers   holding National Board Commissions and Wisconsin Commissions.
Section 2Non-Commissioned Membership shall   be open to organizations, firms, or individuals who are interested in promoting   the objectives of the Association.
Section 3Guests are individuals invited by   Commissioned Members or Non-Commissioned Members of the Wisconsin Boiler   Inspectors’ Association.
Section 4The Board of Directors shall, by   two-thirds vote of the Board, be authorized to issue a Lifetime Membership to   retired or incapacitated former Commissioned Boiler Inspector upon request, if   approved by the Board of Directors.
Section 5Membership applications must be   approved by the Board of Directors.  It shall be the duty of the Board of   Directors to approve renewal of all Memberships on an annual basis.
Section 6Non-Commissioned Members shall not   be eligible to vote or hold office unless elected to the board of directors.    Non-Commissioned Members are allowed the privilege of the floor at all meetings,   at the discretion of the presiding officer.
Section 7Guests shall not be eligible to   vote but shall be allowed the privilege of the floor at the discretion of the   presiding officer.

ARTICLE V – MEETINGS

Section 1Meetings of the Association shall   be held at least once a year as designated by the Board of Directors.  At least   four weeks notice shall be given to the membership prior to any   meeting.

 

 ARTICLE VI – OFFICERS

Section 1The officers of the Association   shall be a President, a Vice-President,   Secretary and Treasurer.
Section 2Officers shall be elected by a   majority vote at the annual meeting, and shall serve for two years or until   their successors are elected and take office.
Section 3Officers shall be subject to   removal from office for due cause, by majority vote of the Board of   Directors.
Section 4The President and Vice-President   shall serve without enumeration.  The Board of Directors shall fix the   compensation to the Secretary and Treasurer.  Reimbursement of officers for   services and expenses directly related to the Association shall be paid as   determined by the Board of Directors.
Section 5The Board of Directors shall   consist of six elected members, plus the President of the Association.  Three of   the six members of the Board of Directors shall be commissioned boiler   inspectors.  The President shall be an official member of the Board and shall   have a vote only in the case of a tie vote of the full Board.  Elected Board   members shall serve until their successors are elected and take   office.
Section 6A  Non   Commissioned Member may be appointed by the Board of Directors to serve as a   Program Advisor.

ARTICLE VII – PROCEDURE

 

Section 1The scope of the Association’s   activities shall be channeled to assist in the formulation of the safety   standards for boiler installation and for use of electrical and mechanical   materials, devices and appliances.
Section 2The Association’s activities shall   strive to promote understanding and application of the Wisconsin Boiler and   Pressure Vessel Code.
Section 3The Association shall collect and   disseminate information relative to the safe use of boilers and pressure vessel   and any other information the Board of Directors deems to be essential or   informative.
Section 4The elected officers shall prepare   slate of Board of Directors for submission to the voters at the spring meeting.    Additional nominations for the Board of Directors may be made from the   floor.
Section 5The business of the Association   shall be conducted by its elected officers in cooperation with the Board of   Directors.
Section 6The Board of Directors shall meet   no less than annually.
Section 7Board of   Directors may serve as many consecutive three-year terms as elected.
Section 8No officer, individual, or group   of officers or group of individuals of the Association shall appear before any   local or state legislative board as a representative or representatives of the   Wisconsin Boiler Inspectors’ Association without authorization from the Board of   Directors.
Section 9A vacancy in any office or on the   Board of Directors shall be filled by an appointee of the Board of Directors   until the next spring election.
Section 10Robert’s Rules of Order shall   govern the conduct of all meetings of the Association, except where they   conflict with the procedure outlined herein.

 

ARTICLE VIII – DUES AND   FINANCE

 

Section 1Commissioned Membership dues shall   be $50 per annum.
Section 2Non-Commissioned Membership dues   shall be $50 per annum.
Section 3Lifetime Members shall not be   required to pay membership dues.
Section 4Membership shall run for the   calendar year.
Section 5All dues shall be payable no later   than April 30th.  In addition to dues, a $5.00 fee will be charged to all   new members for processing and mailing.  All dues received after May 1st will be   assessed a $10.00 late charge.
Section 6A seminar fee shall be charged to   cover the cost of speakers, meal, and refreshments at the meetings.  All fees   will be set by the board.
Section 7Guests shall be charged seminar   fees only.
Section 8The funds of the Association shall   be deposited in a bank designated by the Treasurer.  The Treasurer shall read a   financial report at each regular business meeting.

ARTICLE IX – ADOPTIONS AND   AMENDMENTS

Section 1This Constitution shall become   effective if and when approved by the Membership of the Association at its   semi-annual meeting or at a special meeting called specifically for this   purpose, with at least four weeks notice being given to the entire voting   membership of the Association.
Section 2Amendments to this Constitution   shall become effective after ratification by two-thirds of the members of the   Association present at the semi-annual meeting or a special meeting of the   membership that has been called for the specific purpose.

 

 

 

Section 1The scope of the Association’s   activities shall be channeled to assist in the formulation of the safety   standards for boiler installation and for use of electrical and mechanical   materials, devices and appliances.
Section 2The Association’s activities shall   strive to promote understanding and application of the Wisconsin Boiler and   Pressure Vessel Code.
Section 3The Association shall collect and   disseminate information relative to the safe use of boilers and pressure vessel   and any other information the Board of Directors deems to be essential or   informative.
Section 4The elected officers shall prepare   slate of Board of Directors for submission to the voters at the spring meeting.    Additional nominations for the Board of Directors may be made from the   floor.
Section 5The business of the Association   shall be conducted by its elected officers in cooperation with the Board of   Directors.
Section 6The Board of Directors shall meet   no less than annually.
Section 7Board of   Directors may serve as many consecutive three-year terms as elected.
Section 8No officer, individual, or group   of officers or group of individuals of the Association shall appear before any   local or state legislative board as a representative or representatives of the   Wisconsin Boiler Inspectors’ Association without authorization from the Board of   Directors.
Section 9A vacancy in any office or on the   Board of Directors shall be filled by an appointee of the Board of Directors   until the next spring election.
Section 10Robert’s Rules of Order shall   govern the conduct of all meetings of the Association, except where they   conflict with the procedure outlined herein.