Bylaws of ISACA South Carolina Midlands Chapter #54 Effective: 07/01/2011
Article I. Name The name of this nonunion, nonprofit organization shall be South Carolina Midlands Chapter of ISACA, hereinafter referred to as “Chapter”, a Chapter affiliated with the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), hereinafter referred to as the “Association”. The Chapter, apart from its innate affiliation with the international Association, is an independent entity from any other association, enterprise, or entity. Article II. Purpose Chapter’s Purpose The primary purpose of the Chapter is to promote the education of individuals for the improvement and development of their capabilities relating to the auditing of, management consulting in, or direct management of the fields of IT governance, IS audit, security, control and assurance. The objectives of the Chapter are: ● To promote the education of, and help expand the knowledge and skills of its members in the interrelated fields of IT governance, IS audit, security, control and assurance; ● To encourage an open exchange of IT governance, IS audit, security, control, and assurance techniques, approaches, and problem solving by its members; ● To promote adequate communication to keep members abreast of current events in IT governance, IS audit, security, control and assurance that can be of benefit to them and their employers; ● To communicate to management, auditors, universities, and to IS professionals the importance of establishing controls necessary to ensure proper IT governance and the effective organization and utilization of IT resources; and ● To promote the Association’s professional certifications and IT governance. Article III. Membership and Dues Section 1. Classifications and Qualifications Membership in the Association is a requirement for membership in a Chapter. Therefore, upon joining the Chapter, a person must also join the Association, with accompanying rights and responsibilities. A. Member — any person interested in the purpose and objectives of the Chapter as stated in Article II shall be eligible for membership in the Chapter, and the Association, subject to rules established by the Association Board. Members shall be entitled to vote and to hold office. B. Retired Member — any member, who presents proof of retirement status, subject to rules established by the Association Board. Retired members shall be entitled to vote and hold office at the Chapter level. C. Student Member — full time student currently enrolled in a degree program of an accredited college or university, subject to rules established by the Association Board. Student members shall be entitled to vote and hold office at the Chapter level. Section 2. Admission A. Potential members shall: 1. Meet the requirements of membership as outlined in Article III, Section 1. 2. Complete an Association membership application form. 3. Pay required dues to the Chapter and the Association. 4. Follow the Code of Professional Ethics of the Association. B. Membership in the Association shall be conferred upon an individual when the Association has received the
required Association dues for that individual.
Section 3. Dues A. Chapter dues shall be payable on or before 1 January of each year, in an amount determined by the Chapter Board, plus Association dues. B. A member whose dues are in arrears for more than 60 days shall no longer be deemed a member. C. A member shall forfeit membership if dues have not been paid to the Association and to the Chapter as required. D. Resignation — any member who resigns shall not be entitled to a refund of his/her annual membership dues. Article IV. Chapter Meetings Section 1. Educational sessions Educational sessions of the Chapter membership shall be held monthly unless otherwise determined by the Chapter Board. Section 2. Annual General Meeting The annual general meeting shall be held in June and shall be for the purpose of electing officers, receiving reports of officers and committees, and for any other business that may arise. The date and location of the annual general meeting shall be determined by the Chapter Board. Section 3. Special Meetings Special meetings may be called by the President, the Chapter Board or upon written request by 20 of the members. The purpose of the meeting shall be stated in the call. Section 4. Mail or Electronic Voting If required, paper mail or electronic means may be used for the purposes of membership voting on resolutions approved by the Chapter Board, and such correspondence will be considered a special meeting for the purposes of these bylaws. Section 5. Quorum for Chapter Meetings The quorum for any regular, annual general or special meeting shall be 20 members. In the absence of a quorum, the meeting will be adjourned and reconvened one week later. The new date and time will be communicated to members. Section 6. Act of the Membership The affirmative vote of the majority of the members at any chapter meeting shall constitute an act of the membership. Section 7. Notification Members shall be notified 30 days in advance of the annual general meeting. Members shall be notified at least 10 days in advance of any regular meetings or special meetings, except in case of emergency. Notification may be by postal mail, by email or by telephone. Article V. Chapter Officers Section 1. Chapter Officers The Officers of the Chapter shall be 6 in number, constituting: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Immediate Past President, and Web Master. Section 2. Term of Chapter Officers A. The Chapter Officers, except the immediate Past President, shall be elected for a term of 2 years. The term of office shall begin at the close of the annual meeting at which they are elected. B. No member shall hold more than one Chapter office at any time. C. If necessary, an officer will be allowed to serve consecutive terms. 2
Section 4. Chapter Officer Vacancies A. If a vacancy should occur in the office of President, the vacancy shall be filled by the VicePresident. B. If a vacancy should occur in any other office, except that of Immediate Past President, the vacancy shall be filled by the Chapter Board. If necessary, the president will fill the vacancy from the general membership and obtain approval from the Chapter Board. C. If a vacancy occurs in the office of Immediate Past President, the vacancy shall remain vacant until filled by routine succession. D. If a Chapter Officer’s membership in the Association shall for any reason terminate, that individual’s position as Chapter Officer shall automatically become vacant. Article VI. Nominations and Elections Section 1. Chapter Nominations A. A Nominating Committee of 3 members shall be elected by the Chapter Board as needed. B. The Nominating Committee shall solicit candidates for office from the Chapter membership and shall nominate candidates for offices to be filled at the annual general meeting. C. The Nominating Committee shall report to the membership at a regular meeting as needed. D. Nominations from the floor shall not be permitted prior to the election. Each candidate shall have consented to serve prior to the election. Additional procedures will be developed to implement a Willingness to Serve agreement and Conflict of Interest form. Section 2. Chapter Elections A. Officers shall be elected by ballot. B. In the event there is only one candidate for any office, voting on that office may be by voice. Article VII. Chapter Board Section 1. Composition of the Chapter Board The Chapter Board shall consist of the Officers and Directors. Directors will be appointed as chapter needs are identified. Section 2. Duties of Chapter Directors A. The Communications Director shall: ● Maintain electronic lists of members and guests, ● Forward information on events and other pertinent information to email lists, ● Identify and use other means of disseminating information about events and the chapter, where appropriate, and ● Perform other duties as pertain to this office. B. The Membership Director shall: ● Maintain accurate lists of membership, ● Disseminate membership lists as directed by Chapter Board, with due regard to security and privacy issues, ● Report on membership data from the Association, ● Coordinate plans for maintaining and Increasing Chapter membership, and ● Perform other duties as pertain to this office. C. The Certification Director shall: ● Maintain resource material related to CISA, CISM, and CRISC certifications, ● Promote certification accreditation within the Chapter membership, including exam preparation sessions, 4
● Maintain exam participation rate to sustain the local area as an exam writing site, ● Report to Chapter Board on exam results, ● Act as a liaison between exam participants and the Association, and ● Perform other duties as pertain to this office.
D. The IT Governance Director shall: ● Encourage Chapter membership to participate in review of Association standards and guidelines, ● Promote CGEIT accreditation within the Chapter membership, ● Provide liaison with Association re: IT governance issues and approaches to dissemination, ● Assist in the inclusion of IT governance presentations in the chapter education sessions, ● Coordinate with outside bodies on awareness, presentations and conferences related to IT governance, ● Stay current with the offerings of the Association as related to C OBI T and other ITgovernance resources, ● Work with Education Director to arrange training sessions on C OBI T, ● Assist in expanding awareness and use of C OBI T, and ● Perform other duties as pertain to this office. E. The Marketing Director shall: ● Conduct general marketing and publicity of the Chapter, CISA, CISM, CRISC, CGEIT, C OBI T, Val IT, the Association, and any other new initiative, ● Coordinate initiatives involving partnerships and alliances, ● Acquire any required marketing materials from ISACA International as authorized by the Chapter Board, ● Exercise general policy control and direction of any mailout kits, publications, editorial or advertising which the Chapter may issue, authorize or sponsor under the direction of the Chapter Board, and ● Perform other duties as pertain to this office. F. The Academic Relations Director shall: ● Provide liaison with academic institutions, ● Establish opportunities to brief appropriate classes of academic institutions on ISACA, CISA, CISM, CRISC, CGEIT and IT governance, ● Coordinate scholarship initiatives approved by the Chapter Board, ● Liaise with appropriate professors, and where appropriate take steps to establish an "Academic Advocate" program in local academic institutions, and ● Perform other duties as pertain to this office. G The Newsletter Director shall: ● Creates a monthly newsletter to distribute to the distribution lists maintained in Constant Contact. ● Keep the membership informed about the success of chapter and association activities and board activities. ● Reprint selected ISACA headquarters news articles in chapter newsletters. ● Coordinate with the Membership director to obtain a listing of new members to announce in newsletter. ● Increases chapter awareness and appreciation of awards of members or the chapter by publicizing the recognition program in the chapter newsletter on a regular basis (i.e., quarterly) ● Coordinate with the Certification Director to obtain names of those members who recently passed exams or received certifications. ● Coordinates with other board members to gather articles about the chapter’s educational activities, publicity events, student night events or socials. H. The Director at Large shall: ● Contribute to the work of the Chapter Board on a wide variety of topics and projects, as directed by the President and Chapter Board. Section 3. Duties The Chapter Board shall: A. Supervise the affairs and conduct the business of the Chapter between business meetings 5
B. Make recommendations to the membership C. Be subject to the orders of the membership D. Meet monthly at a time and place determined by the Chapter Board E. Perform the duties prescribed in these bylaws and the parliamentary authority adopted by the Chapter F. Regular or special meetings of the chapter board may be held electronically. A conference meeting must be arranged at least 48 hours in advance of the call. Each member should seek recognition from the chair before beginning to speak, and each member should identify himself or herself prior to speaking. Motions will be voted on by voice vote. If the chair has a problem determining the vote, he or she may call for a roll call vote. The roll call vote is for determination of the outcome of the vote and shall not be recorded in the minutes. The minutes of the meeting shall be approved at the next inperson meeting. Section 4. Financial Authority The Chapter Board shall have the authority to: A. Approve the annual budget B. Expend funds allotted in the approved budget C. Authorize nonbudgeted expenditures not to exceed $5000. Section 5. Fiscal Year & Annual Financial Statements A. The fiscal year of the Chapter shall run from July 1st to June 30th unless otherwise established by the Chapter Board. B. The Chapter Board shall ensure that annual financial statements are prepared, approved by the Chapter Board, presented to members at the annual general meeting, and submitted as part of the Chapter Annual Report to the Association. Section 6. Insurance The Chapter Board shall secure whatever insurance coverage is deemed necessary to meet the needs of the Chapter. Section 7. Quorum A majority of the Chapter Board shall constitute a quorum for any Chapter Board meeting. Article VIII. Chapter Committees Section 1. Program Committee There shall be a Program Committee with the objective of developing and implementing the Chapter training and development events for the year. Section 2. Special Committees Other committees may be created as necessary by the Chapter Board. Article IX. Indemnification The Chapter shall indemnify any and all of its Directors or Officers or former Directors or Officers or any person who may have served at its request or by its election as a Director or Officer of another corporation, against expenses actually and necessarily incurred by them in connection with the defense or settlement of any action, suit or proceeding in which they, or any of them, are made parties, or a party, by reason of being or having been Directors or a Director or Officer of the corporation or of such other corporation, except in relation to matters as to which any such Director or Officer or former Director or Officer or person shall be adjudged in such action, suit or proceeding to be liable for willful misconduct in performance of duty and to such matters as shall be settled by agreement predicated on existence of such liability. 6
The indemnification provided hereby shall not be deemed exclusive of any other rights to which anyone seeking indemnification may be entitled under any bylaw, agreement, vote of members, or disinterested Directors or otherwise, both as to action in his or her official capacity and as to action in another capacity while holding such office. Article X. Dissolution If dissolution of the Chapter becomes inevitable, these bylaws must be rescinded by a twothirds (2/3) vote of the chapter membership after ten (10) days notice has been mailed to each member. In the event of dissolution, the Chapter shall notify the Chief Executive Officer of the Association, in writing, indicating the reason(s) for dissolution and shall return the Chapter charter and any other Chapter or Association documents to International Headquarters. All net assets shall be distributed to other selected ISACA chapters, or to a welfare, education, or civic project designated by the Chapter membership, pursuant to Section 501 (c) of the US Internal Revenue Code with the approval of the Association’s International President and Chief Executive Officer. Article XI. Parliamentary Authority The rules contained in the current edition of Roberts Rules of Order Newly Revised , shall govern the chapter in all cases to which they are applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with these bylaws and any special rules the chapter may adopt. Article XII. Amendment of Chapter Bylaws The Chapter Board shall approve all suggested bylaw changes and forward them to the Membership Division of the Association, with changes indicated. The Association must give approval to all bylaw changes prior to them being submitted for a vote by chapter membership. Chapter bylaw amendments will be approved, at any chapter meeting, by a twothirds (2/3) vote, provided that the amendment has been submitted in writing at the previous meeting, or has been mailed or emailed to the entire Chapter membership at least ten (10) days prior to the meeting at which it will be considered. The Membership Division of the Association will be advised that the Bylaw amendments have been approved, and will be sent a copy of the approved version of the Bylaws. The Chapter Board shall conduct a periodic, ideally annual, comparison of the Chapter practices to the bylaws. The Chapter must ensure the compliance of the bylaws with the Association's bylaws and any applicable country or state requirements.