WSC By-Laws

Article I Name

The name of the corporation is the Vietnam Veterans of America Inc. Wisconsin State Council as prescribed by the Articles of Incorporation and hereinafter referred to as the “Council”.

Article II Purpose

The purposes of the Council are those prescribed by the Articles of Incorporation and the Constitution of Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc.

Article III Members

Each chapter shall be entitled to two delegates for every twenty-five members; a chapter with less than twenty-five members shall be entitled to one delegate.  At-large members shall be entitled to one delegate for every twenty-five at-large members.

Article IV Officers & Directors

§1 The Officers of the Council shall be a president, a vice president, a secretary, and a treasurer, and their duties shall be as prescribed in these bylaws and by the parliamentary authority adopted by the Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc.

§2 Each Council Region, in Appendix 1, of these bylaws, shall elect a Director.  The duties of a Director shall be to attend all Council meetings, to coordinate Council activities and policies with the chapters in their region, and to comply with the directives of the President.

Article I Name

The name of the corporation is the Vietnam Veterans of America Inc. Wisconsin State Council as prescribed by the Articles of Incorporation and hereinafter referred to as the “Council”.

 

Article II Purpose

The purposes of the Council are those prescribed by the Articles of Incorporation and the Constitution of Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc.

 

Article III Members

Each chapter shall be entitled to two delegates for every twenty-five members; a chapter with less than twenty-five members shall be entitled to one delegate.  At-large members shall be entitled to one delegate for every twenty-five at-large members.

Article IV Officers & Directors

§1 The Officers of the Council shall be a president, a vice president, a secretary, and a treasurer, and their duties shall be as prescribed in these bylaws and by the parliamentary authority adopted by the Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc.

§2 Each Council Region, in Appendix 1, of these bylaws, shall elect a Director.  The duties of a Director shall be to attend all Council meetings, to coordinate Council activities and policies with the chapters in their region, and to comply with the directives of the President.

 

Article V Meetings

§1 The Council shall meet in March, June, September and December. 

§2 A quorum shall be one voting member from each of a majority of the Chapters.

§3 Chapters are required to have at least one delegate present at half the Council meetings each calendar year; failure of a Chapter to meet this requirement shall result in the automatic suspension of that Chapter’s voting rights at Council meetings until that Chapter is following the attendance requirement.  If the Chapter fails the attendance requirement in the following calendar year the Council will invoke Article II Section 3(A)(2) of the VVA Constitution.

 

Article VI Amendments of By-Laws

These bylaws may be amended at any meeting of the Council by two-thirds vote provided the amendment has been given to the members within thirty to sixty days before the meeting. 

Appendix 1 Regions

§1 Region 1 shall include the following Chapters: 324 Milwaukee, 409 Fort Atkinson, 425 Waukesha, 448 Newburg, 635 Oconomowoc, 767 Racine, and 921 Waterford.

§2 Region 2 shall include the following Chapters: 101 Wisconsin Rapids, 220 Madison, 221 Baraboo, 236 Janesville, and 729 Castle Rock.

§3 Region 3 shall include the following Chapters: 115 Plover, 206 Shawano, 224 Green Bay, 351 Appleton, 437 Oshkosh, 618 Sheboygan, and 731 Manitowoc.

§4 Region 4 shall include the following Chapters: 5 Eau Clair, 92 Chippewa Falls, 256 Minocqua/Woodruff, 331 River Falls, 479 Wausau, 529 Hurley, and 1130 Stone Lake. 

Established 2012, Rev. 06/2019

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