COLORADO RIVER BASIN SECTION (CORBS) OF THE

CALIFORNIA WATER ENVIRONMENT ASSOCIATION (CWEA)

  CONSTITUTION

 

1.0 NAME AND BOUNDARIES

1.1 The name of this section shall be the Colorado River Basin Section, hereinafter referred to as the ‘Section', of the California Water Environment Association, hereinafter referred to as the ‘Association'. The boundaries of the Section shall be as determined by the Association.

2.0 AFFILIATION

2.1 The Section shall be a member of the Association, and shall participate in its activities. It is intended that the Constitution and Bylaws of the Section shall be in harmony with the Constitution and Bylaws of the Association.

3.0 MISSION STATEMENT

3.1 The purpose of this Section is to assist its members to enhance education, technology, and inter-agency communication to protect the quality of our water resources and to promote the ecological balance with environment's other resources such as land and air.

4.0 OBJECTIVES

4.1 The advancement of fundamental knowledge of the water environment, its basic qualities, and the physical laws governing its interaction with other aspects of the environment and with the aesthetic, economic, and biological needs of the earth's inhabitants.

4.2 The advancement of practical knowledge in the technology, design, construction, operation, and management of water quality control systems and facilities.

4.3 The increased understanding of the nature and function of the earth's natural waterways, surface, subsurface, and atmosphere, and encouragement and promotion of action necessary to preserve and enhance them.

4.4 The implementation of the objectives previously stated through an exchange of information and experience among its members, and other interested persons, by conducting meetings of its members.

4.5 The publication and distribution of information relating to the water quality control field.

4.6 The promotion of public understanding and the encouragement of sound regional policy in matters relating to the water quality control field.

4.7 The improvement of the professional status of all personnel engaged in any aspect of the water quality control field including, but not limited to, the design, management, and operation of water quality control systems.

4.8 The stimulation of public awareness of the relationship of water resources to the general public welfare, and the need for preservation and reuse of water resources.

5.0 MEMBERSHIP

5.1 Membership shall consist of Active, Student, Corporate, Affiliate, Retired, Life or Professional Wastewater Operators Division members of the Association who have paid a subscription fee to this Section. Any interested person, however, may attend Section meetings. Each member shall have one vote.

6.0 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

6.1 The affairs of the Section shall be managed by a Board of Directors, hereinafter referred to as the Board, under such rules as the Board may determine, subject to the specific conditions of this Constitution and Bylaws.

6.2 The Board shall consist of elected officers.

6.3 All members of the Boards shall be members in good standing of the Association and the Section.

7.0 OFFICERS

7.1 The Officers of this Section shall be President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and a minimum of three Directors, one of which may be a Corporate Director.

8.0 QUORUM

8.1 A quorum of the Board shall consist of a simple majority of its members.

9.0 AMENDMENTS

9.1 Initiation

9.11 Amendments to the Constitution and/or Bylaws may be proposed by a majority of the Board, or petition by 20% of the membership. All proposed amendments shall be referred to the Association's Constitution and Bylaws Committee for certification as to being in harmony with the Constitution and Bylaws of the Association.

9.12 Upon certification by the Association, Amendments to the Constitution and/or Bylaws may be made by a two-thirds vote of the members at the next regular meeting following the meeting at which the Amendments are introduced.

10.0 DISPOSITION OF ASSETS UPON DISSOLUTION

10.1 In the event of dissolution of the Section, the property and assets, after providing for all obligations and liabilities of the Section, shall revert to the Association.