Branch Officers and Committees

The following text is from the IEEE bylaws for the student branches and describes the duties of the various officers and committess of a student branch.


Sec. 9. The officers of the Branch shall be a Chairman, a Vice-Chairman, a Treasurer, and a Secretary.
Sec. 10 To be eligible for office, a candidate must be enrolled as a Student member of the IEEE and a member in good standing in the local Branch.
Sec. 11 The term of office shall ordinarily be one year.
Sec. 12 Election of officers for the following year shall be held not later than the last meeting of each year.

Executive Committee

Sec. 13 The management of the affairs of the Branch shall be in the hands of the Executive Committee, consisting of the duly elected officers of the Branch and the Counselor appointed by the IEEE.  The Chairman of the Branch shall be Chairman of the Executive Committee.
Sec. 14 The Executive Committee shall be the governing body of the Branch and shall transact all business it deems advisable, including the filling of vacancies in offices, authorization of expenditures, etc.

Duties of Officers

Sec. 15 The Chairperson shall preside at all meetings of the Branch.  He/she shall appoint all committees, subject to the approval of the Executive Committee, and shall assume all other executive duties not otherwise delegated.
Sec. 16 The Vice-Chairman shall perform all functions of the Chairman in the latter's absence or at his/her request.
Sec. 17 The Branch Secretary shall keep a record of all activities of the Branch and shall report same to IEEE Headquarters, together with any special reports required by IEEE Headquarters, within a reasonable time after each meeting.  The secretary shall carry on all other communications necessary to the activities of the Branch.  The secretary shall keep a record of the names of members in attendance at the meetings.
Sec. 18 The Treasurer shall receive all money and pay all debts of the Branch authorized by the Executive Committee, and shall keep an exact account of all receipts and expenditures.
Sec. 19 A complete annual report shall be submitted by the Chairman and the Treasurer at the last regular meeting of the year, and shall be forwarded by the Branch Secretary to the IEEE Manager of Student Services, upon certification by the Counselor.

Standing Committees

Sec. 20 The following Standing Committees or their equivalent shall be appointed by the Chairman:
a) Program Committee
b) Publicity Committee
c) Membership Committee
Sec. 21 The Program Committee shall prepare the programs for all meetings and shall be responsible for all arrangements for these meetings.
Sec. 22 The Publicity Committee shall be responsible for proper advisement of each meeting.
Sec. 23 The Membership Committee shall bring the advantages of membership in the Branch, and in the IEEE, to the attention of all potential Student members.
Sec. 24 In addition to the above standing committees, the Chairman may appoint other committees which he may deem necessary.