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Bylaws of the México Special Interest Group in Human-Computer Interaction of the Association for Computing Machinery



Article I - Name and Scope

1. This organization shall be called the México Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group in Human-Computer Interaction, also known as the Mexico ACM SIGCHI. In these bylaws it will be referred to as "the Chapter" and the Association for Computing Machinery will be referred to as "ACM".
2. The scope of the Chapter is to bring together people working on the design, evaluation, implementation, and study of interactive computing systems for human use.
3. The Chapter will support activities complimentary to ACM SIGCHI, the ACM, and other ACM activities in México This chapter will serve as a national forum for the exchange of ideas about the field of human-computer interaction (HCI).
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Article II - Purpose

1. The Chapter is organized and will be operated exclusively for educational and scientific purposes. Specific objectives are:
2. The activities of this Chapter will include the following:
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Article III - Charter

1. This Chapter is chartered by the ACM. It is formed and will operate under the sponsorship of the ACM, the Local Activities Board, ACM SIGCHI and the SIG Board.
2. This Chapter can be dissolved by consent of its members, or by action of the Local Activities Board with the concurrence of the SIG Board.
3. These bylaws neither supersede nor abrogate any of the provisions in the ACM Constitution and Bylaws or Policies and Procedures of the ACM that regulate SIG or chapter affairs.
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Article IV - Membership

1. Voting membership in the Chapter shall be open to all ACM SIGCHI members in México upon request and payment of any local dues, as determined by the Executive Committee.
2. Voting membership in the Chapter shall also be open to other interested persons in México upon request and payment of local dues, as determined by the Executive Committee.
3. The Executive Committee may consider to charge higher local dues to members who are not ACM members.
4. Student membership shall be open to all full-time students; student membership dues shall be determined by the Executive Council, but shall not exceed 75 percent of regular member dues.
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Article V - Officers

1. The officers of this Chapter shall be: Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer.
2. All officers of the Chapter must be voting Members of the Association and members of ACM SIGCHI
3. Officers shall be elected by a plurality of votes cast by the voting members of the Chapter.
4. The officers shall take office on July 1 and serve for 2 years.
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Article VI - Duties of Officers

1. The Chair is the principal officer and is responsible for leading the Chapter and managing its activities in accordance with the policies and procedures of the ACM. The Chair shall preside at all meetings of this Chapter and of its Executive Council.
2. The Vice Chair shall preside at meetings in the absence of the Chair, assist the Chair in the management of the Chapter, and perform other duties that may be assigned by the Chair.
3. The Secretary shall keep the minutes of all business and Executive Council meetings of the Chapter. Other duties of the Secretary include:
4. The Treasurer is the chief financial officer of the Chapter. Duties of the Treasurer include:
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Article VII - Executive Council

1. The Executive Council shall consist of the present officers of the chapter, the immediate past Chairman, and the chairmen of all committees.
2. The term of the members of the Executive Council shall be coincident with the terms of the officers.
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Article VIII - Standing Committees

The Standing Committees of the Chapter shall be Program, Membership, and Publicity.
1. The Program Committee shall plan and make arrangements for the technical programs of the Chapter's meetings in accordance with the membership's interests and the aims of the Chapter as set forth in Article II.
2. The Membership Committee shall manage the membership applications, directory and services.
3. The Publicity Committee shall maintain current information to the public, and promote services and events.
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Article IX - Temporary Committees

1. With the advice of the Executive Council, the Chair may appoint such temporary committees as appropriate.
2. A Nominating Committee, consisting of at least three members of this Chapter, at least two of whom shall not be members of the Executive Council, shall be appointed by the Chair at least two months prior to the time the election is to be held.
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Article X - Meetings

1. Meetings shall be held as planned by the Program Committee. The Chapter will conduct at least two meetings a year for the general membership.
2. Written notices of all meetings shall be distributed to all members at least one week prior to any meeting.
3. The Chapter shall hold meetings only in places that are open and accessible to all members of the Association.
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Article XI - Disbursements and Dues

1. Disbursements from the Treasury for expenditures of the Chapter shall be made by the Treasurer with authorization of the Executive Council and shall be included in the minutes of its meetings.
2. Dues shall be fixed annually by the Executive Council.
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Article XII - Amendment and Election Procedures

1. All proposed changes to these Chapter Bylaws shall have been approved by the Chairmen of the Local Activities Board and the ACM Constitution and Bylaws Committee before being presented to the Chapter membership for a vote.
2. No official business of the Chapter shall be conducted unless a quorum of the Chapter is present.
3. A quorum of the Chapter shall be defined as 25 percent of the voting membership of the Chapter or at least 3 voting members, which ever is greater.
4. A simple majority of the members present and voting shall be required to carry a motion.
5. Officers will be elected by a plurality of votes cast. If the election is conducted by mail ballot, sufficient ballots must be returned to have constituted a quorum.
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Article XIII - Dissolution of the Chapter

1. Dissolution of this Chapter by consent of the members shall consist of unanimous agreement of all its officers together with a majority vote at a meeting which has been publicized in advance to all members of the Chapter for the purpose of taking this vote.
2. Should this Chapter be dissolved, its assets and liabilities shall be transferred to ACM and shall be supervised by the Local Activities Board.
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