Section 1. The Olympia Chapter shall be governed by a Board of Directors (Board). The Board shall be responsible for carrying out the purposes and objectives of the non-profit corporation (or equivalent).
Section 2. The Board shall consist of the officers of the Olympia Chapter elected by the membership and
shall be members in good standing of PMI and of the Olympia Chapter. Terms of office for the Officers shall be two year terms, staggered, with the President, Vice President Programs, Vice President Operations, Vice President Marketing, Vice President Professional Development, Vice President of Information Technology beginning their terms in odd-numbered years and the Vice President Membership, Vice President Finance, Director of Sponsorship, Vice President Administration, Vice President and Vice President at Large beginning their terms in even-numbered years. These positions are staggered so that half of Olympia Chapter Board positions are elected each year.
Section 3. The President shall be the chief executive officer for the Olympia Chapter and of the Board, and shall perform such duties as are customary for presiding officers, including making all required appointments with the approval of the Board. The President shall also serve as a member ex-officio with the right to vote on all committees except the Nominating Committee.
Section 4. The Vice President of Administration shall keep the records of all business meetings of the Olympia Chapter and meetings of the Board.
Section 5. The Vice President of Finance shall oversee the management of funds for duly authorized purposes of the Olympia Chapter.
Section 6. The Vice President shall be responsible for the management of the organization and the direction of the organizations Board of Director in the absence of the President and shall perform such duties as are customary for the Vice President.
Section 7. The Vice President of Membership shall be responsible for Olympia Chapter membership growth and retention.
Section 8: The Vice President of Professional Development shall be responsible for special programs to advance project management skills and knowledge and programs designed to prepare persons for Project Management certifications offered by PMI and project management education outreach programs.
Section 9: The Vice President of Information Technology shall be responsible for fulfilling the information technology requirements of the Olympia Chapter.
Section 10: The Director of Sponsorship shall be responsible for securing sponsors for chapter programs, and chapter professional development offerings and events.
Section 11: Vice President of Marketing shall be responsible for external communications with community businesses, mass media for chapter events and chapter newsletters to raise the visibility of project management within the community.
Section 12: Vice President of Programs shall be responsible for acquiring speakers for monthly chapter meetings.
Section 13: Vice President of Facilities shall coordinate with local venues for space and meal planning for Chapter events.
Section 14: Vice President at Large shall be responsible for providing support to the Board of Directors and providing leadership to specifically assigned projects.
Section 15. The Board shall exercise all powers of the Olympia Chapter, except as specifically prohibited by these bylaws, the PMI Bylaws and policies, its charter with PMI, and the laws of the jurisdiction in which the organization is incorporated/registered. The Board shall be authorized to adopt and publish such policies, procedures and rules as may be necessary and consistent with these bylaws and PMI Bylaws and policies, and to exercise authority over all Olympia Chapter business and funds.
Section 16. The Board shall meet at the call of the President, or at the written request of three (3) members of the Board as directed to the Vice President of Administration. A quorum shall consist of no less than one-half of the membership of the Board at any given time. Quorum of the Board shall be necessary to approve business including Board nominees. Each member shall be entitled to one (1) vote and may take part and vote in person or via teleconference. At its discretion, the Board may conduct its business by teleconference, facsimile or other legally acceptable means. Meetings shall be conducted in accordance with parliamentary procedures determined by the Board.
Section 17. The Board of Directors shall declare an officer position to be vacant where an officer ceases to be a member in good standing of PMI or of the Olympia Chapter by reason of non-payment of dues, or where the officer fails to attend two (2) unapproved consecutive Board meetings. An officer may resign by submitting written notice to the President and Vice President of Administration. Unless another time is specified in the notice or determined by the Board, the resignation shall be effective upon receipt by the Board of the written notice.
Section 18: An officer may be removed from office for just cause in connection with the affairs of the organization by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the members present and in person at an official meeting of the membership, or by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the Board. Just cause includes, but is not limited to, illegal activities and violation of the PMI Code of Ethics.
Section 19: If any officer position becomes vacant, the Board may appoint a successor to fill the office for the unexpired portion of the term for the vacant position. In the event the President is unable or unwilling to complete the current term of office, the Vice President shall assume the duties and office of the presiding officer for the remainder of the term.