CONSTITUTION Of THE ROCHESTER ACADEMY OF SCIENCE
as of 1989
ARTICLE I Name.
This organization shall be called the Rochester Academy of Science,
ARTICLE II Object.
The purpose of this society shall be to promote scientific study and
research, to gain and publish a through knowledge of natural history,
particularly of that part of the State of New York in the vicinity of
Rochester, to make collections of material in illustration of the natural
history of that region, and to disseminate scientific knowledge.
ARTICLE III Membership.
Membership in this Academy shall be open to any person interested in
science, who shall subscribe to the objects and purposes of the Academy.
There shall be five classes of members, namely, Active Members including
children up to age 18, Junior Members, Student Members Non-resident
Members, and Honorary Members, as further defined in the By-Laws.
ARTICLE IV Voting Privileges.
Only active members shall be entitled to vote or hold office in the
ARTICLE V Election of Members.
All candidates for membership shall be approved by the Board of Directors
and elected by a three-fourths affirmative vote of the members present
at any regular meeting of the Academy.
ARTICLE VI Officers.
The officers of the Academy shall be a President, a Vice-President,
a Recording Secretary, a Corresponding Secretary, a Treasurer, and such
other officers as may be provided for in the By-Laws. The officers shall
be chosen annually, by plurality ballot, at the first regular meeting
of the calendar year, and shall enter upon their duties at a time provided
in the By-Laws.
ARTICLE VII Board of Directors.
The Board of Directors consists of the five constitutional officers
of the Academy, the immediate past president, the chairman of each active
section and six others, who shall be elected or designated, and for
such terms of office, as the By-Laws provide.
ARTICLE VIII Quorum.
Ten active members at a regular meeting, and fifteen at a special meeting,
shall constitute a quorum. Seven directors shall constitute a quorum
at a Board meeting.
ARTICLE IX By-Laws.
By-Laws for the further regulation of the Academy may be adopted and
ARTICLE X Alterations.
No alterations shall be made in this constitution except by a two-thirds
vote at two successive regular business meetings after full notice of
the proposed changes or amendments and date of the voting shall have
been sent to all the Active Members.