Constitution

The International Association for Computing and Philosophy (IACAP) Constitution

(amended October 2012)

ARTICLE I: NAME AND PURPOSE

Section 1: The name of this organization shall be the International Association for Computing and Philosophy.
Section 2: The purpose of the organization shall be to promote interaction among philosophers, computer scientists, and scholars in related fields on issues of common concern. To accomplish this end, the Association shall engage in activities such as: sponsoring conferences and meetings, and awarding prizes for distinguished work in the field.
Section 3: Said Association is organized exclusively for charitable, religious, educational, or scientific purposes, including, for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 or the corresponding provision of any future United States Revenue law.
Section 4: No part of the earnings of the Association shall inure to the benefit of or be distributed to its members or other persons, except that the corporation be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered and to make payments and distributions in furtherance of the purposes set forth in Sections 1 and 2 hereof. No substantial part of the activities of the Association shall be the carrying on of propaganda or otherwise attempting to influence legislation and the corporation shall not participate in or intervene in any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office.

ARTICLE II: MEMBERSHIP

Section 1: Membership in the Society shall be open to anyone interested in joining.
Section 2: Anyone paying the annual dues is a member of the Society.
Section 3: Anyone who has paid lifetime dues at the rate set by the Executive Committee at the time of payment is a member of the Society.

ARTICLE III: ANNUAL DUES

Section 1: Annual dues are recommended by the executive committee for the membership categories of faculty and students, and are approved by a simple majority of the membership voting at the annual business meeting. Dues are payable by the first of January and place a member in good standing for the following year.

ARTICLE IV: ORGANIZATION

Section 1: The affairs of the Association shall be administered by a president, the current past president, an executive director, a treasurer, and a membership and promotions coordinator, with the advice and assistance of an executive committee to include the above, two members-at-large to be elected by the association and the directors of any special interest groups within the Association.
Section 2: Election of officers
A. The election of officers (president, executive director, treasurer, membership and promotions coordinator, and two members-at-large) shall be for a period of three years with elections being held every eighteen months. Three officers are to be elected during each election.
B. All officer positions become effective on 15th of the month following the election.
C. A nominating committee appointed by the president shall prepare a slate of candidates for vacant offices. Additional nominations may be made from the floor.
D. Election shall be by majority vote of members of the Association in good standing, that is, current on their dues.
E. Elections are to be administered by the executive director, except when elections are for the executive director, in which case that duty falls to the treasurer.
Section 4: All matters of policy shall be decided by a majority of the members in good standing, except that when policy matters arise that must be decided between annual meetings, the decision shall be made by the executive committee.
Section 5: A Technical Director to oversee the website, any mailing lists, etc., will be appointed by the Executive Committee.

ARTICLE V: ANNUAL MEETINGS


Section 1:
The Society shall meet once a year at a site and time determined by the membership at a previous annual meeting, if possible. If this is not possible, the time and place will be decided by the executive committee.
Section 2: At each annual meeting the president shall appoint a program committee, which shall have the responsibility for the organization of the next annual meeting.
Section 3: At each annual meeting a business meeting shall be held.

ARTICLE VI: AMENDMENTS

Section 1: This document is subject to amendment or revision by a two-thirds vote of those members in good standing.

ARTICLE VII: DISSOLUTION OF THE SOCIETY

Section 1: Upon the dissolution of the Association, the Executive Committee shall, after paying or making provision for the payment of all of the liabilities of the Association, dispose of all of the assets of the Association exclusively for the purposes of the Association in such manner or to such organization or organizations organized and operated exclusively for charitable, educational, religious, or scientific purposes as shall at the time qualify as an exempt organization or organizations under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 or corresponding provisions of any future United States Internal Revenue law as the Executive Committee shall determine.