Article I - Duties of The Officers
The President shall preside at all meetings and shall appoint all committees not otherwise provided for, and shall be chairman of the Council.
In his or her absence, the duties of the President will be assumed by the President-Elect. In the absence of both the President and President-Elect, the chair is to be assumed by the most senior member of the Council who may be present as decided by the Council.
As Secretary, the Secretary-Treasurer will maintain all correspondence in the Society. He or she shall keep adequate files of such correspondence, prepare an agenda for any meeting called by the Council, notify Council Members of such a meeting, and arrange for the necessary time and place. He or she will keep a file of significant actions taken by the Council and/or the membership, such as amendments to the Constitution and Bylaws, policy decisions, and shall keep a file of policies not stated in the Constitution and Bylaws.
As Treasurer, the Secretary-Treasurer will maintain an active mailing list of all members with an accurate postal address and, if available, electronic mail address.
A file will be kept with a listing of the dues schedule for each member. It is the duty of each member to inform the Treasurer of change of address. All dues remittances will be made out to the Frederick A. Coller Surgical Society, and sent to the Treasurer. The Treasurer will bill members annually. The Treasurer will close the books annually in the fall. The fiscal year will run from September 1 to August 31. At the conclusion of the fiscal year, the Treasurer will render a report to the membership at large indicating the financial status of the Society.
The duties of the Council Members are to attend all meetings as called by the President, and to keep themselves informed about the wishes of the Membership of the Society so that they can properly reflect the opinion and desires of the Society at Council Meetings. A Council Member who is unable to attend a Council Meeting must notify the Secretary. The President may appoint a substitute to replace him or her temporarily.
Article II - Meetings
Article III - Dues
There will be no initiation fee. The Council will determine the annual dues to be paid by active members. Proper consideration will be given to the nonprofit status of the Society and the educational goals of the Society.
An active member who is called to extended active duty in the armed forces will pay no dues during the time of that service.
Associate members will not be required to pay dues.
Upon graduation all Chief Residents from Michigan Medicine and St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor Hospital will be considered for active membership waiving the dues requirement for one year.
It will be the duty of members to notify the Treasurer of a change of status, address, or error in their billing. If the Secretary is notified that a member has retired there will be; no further payment of dues.
Dues are to be paid annually to the Secretary-Treasurer of the Society. The Treasurer, and in his or her absence the President is empowered to draw upon this account for expenses incurred in the operation of the Society. A bi-annual audit is to be completed by an Audit Committee appointed by the President. Funds of the Society will be on deposit in a bank to be chosen by the Treasurer.
Article IV - Educational Program
Article V - Membership Certificate
There will be a certificate of membership available to each member.
Article VI - Changes in Constitution and Bylaws
Portions of the Constitution or Bylaws may be amended or appealed only upon vote of the members of the Society at a regular Annual Meeting. Proposals for changes in the Constitution should be signed by three members, submitted to the Council and in turn to the members of the Society. After presentation to the members of the society, the suggested alteration may be offered for vote after a 1-month period for discussion. For it to be effective, an affirmative vote of 3/4 of the ballots cast will be required.
All matters not specifically covered in the Constitution or Bylaws are to be presented to the Council for consideration, recommendation, or action.
Article I - Name
This Society shall be called the Frederick A. Coller Surgical Society.
Article II - Objective
The aim of the Society is to perpetuate the ideals and philosophy exemplified by Doctor Coller with regard to the care of the patient, the continuing education of the surgeon, clinical and laboratory investigation, and the perpetuation of friendships.
Article III - Membership
The Frederick A. Coller Surgical Society shall consist of Active, Associate, Retired and Honorary Members.
Article IV - Termination of Membership
Membership in the Society may be terminated under the following circumstances:
Article V - Officers