ARTICLE I – Name of Organization
SECTION 1. The name of this organization shall be The International College of Chiropractors, Incorporated, and it may hereafter be referred to as the College.
SECTION 2. The management and control of the business and professional affairs of the College shall be vested in the Board of Trustees as hereinafter provided.
SECTION 3. The officers of the College shall be a President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. The office of Secretary and Treasurer may be held by the same person when such actions may seem expedient.
ARTICLE II – Membership
SECTION 1. Membership in the College shall be of three classes, namely, Trustees, Fellows, and Honorary Fellows.
SECTION 2. The Trustees shall be those National or American Chiropractic Association members, in good standing, who have served as President or Vice President of the National or American Chiropractic Association, and who are members of the American Chiropractic Association Gravel Club.
SECTION 3. Members of the College designated as “Fellows” shall be members of the American Chiropractic Association or Canadian Chiropractic Association, or a National Chiropractic Association of their country and chiropractic institutions of learning acceptable to the Board of Trustees, who have been elected to membership by the Trustees and Faculty and who continue to meet the qualification requirements from time to time established by the Trustees.
SECTION 4. The Trustees may elect as Honorary Fellows individuals (a) who possess an international reputation in the field of chiropractic or (b) who have rendered outstanding services in promoting the science of chiropractic honorary. Fellows shall not be required to pay fees or dues but shall enjoy all the privileges of the Fellows except they shall not have the right to hold office. The number of living Honorary Fellows shall not exceed fifty (50).
SECTION 5. Each individual election to Fellowship in the College shall be designated as Fellow of the International College of Chiropractors, and shall be authorized and encouraged to use the “F.I.C.C.” after their name on professional cards, in directories, and in articles for publications.
SECTION 6. The Trustees may expel, call for the resignation of, or otherwise discipline any Fellow if a majority of the Board of Trustees shall find that the conduct of the Fellow has been injurious to the good order, reputation or best interests of the College, is derogatory to its dignity, or who is more than three months, delinquent in dues without having given a satisfactory explanation.
SECTION 7. Before disciplinary action is taken by the board of Trustees relative to a Fellow, a written notice shall be sent to him or her, by registered mail to the last known address at least thirty (30) days prior to the called meeting of the Board of Trustees. The notice shall state that disciplinary action may be taken and that he or she may defend himself either in person or through representation.
SECTION 8. A Fellow whose membership in the College has been terminated shall forth-with return the Bronze/Walnut Plaque certificate of membership to the College and shall in no way hold himself or herself our as a member.
ARTICLE III – Nominations for Membership
SECTION 1. Nominations of candidates for Fellowship in the College shall not exceed three percent of the total number of general memberships of the American Chiropractic Association, in any given year. The limitation of nominations shall apply to each directoral district of the American Chiropractic Association.
SECTION 2. Each nomination for Fellowship must be made by a Trustee or Fellow.
SECTION 3. A Trustee or Fellow may only propose one candidate in any give year.
ARTICLE IV – Dues and Fees
SECTION 1. The Fellowship fee shall be established by the Trustees payable upon notification of election.
SECTION 2. There shall be no fee for Honorary Fellowships but the recipient thereof may be permitted to donate to the College treasury should he or she so desire.
SECTION 3. Dues for both Trustees and Fellows, with the exception of Honorary Fellows, shall be such amount as the Board of Trustees shall determine, payable on or before July first each year.
SECTION 4. Upon written request to the Secretary-Treasurer, Fellows of the College may be exempt from payment of dues after reaching the age of seventy (75) years.
SECTION 5. The Board of Trustees may cancel the indebtedness of any Fellow of the College, without publicity, when in its judgment such dues constitute a financial hardship. A Fellow of the College may, upon request, be exempted from the payment of annual dues after he has retired from active practice.
ARTICLE V – Election of Officers
SECTION 1. The Trustees of the College shall elect annually from their number a President, a Vice President, a Secretary-Treasurer, all of whom shall serve for one year or until their successors have been duly elected and qualified.
SECTION 2. A Faculty shall be elected by the Board of Trustees which shall be five or more in number, each of whom shall be a man of distinction in the pedagogical field of chiropractic; actively serving in some of the regularly accredited institutions of chiropractic learning, and willing to serve upon written request of the Trustees of the College.
SECTION 3. The Faculty shall select from their numbers two members to serve respectively as Dean and Registrar, who shall form a liaison between Faculty and Trustees.
SECTION 4. A Vacancy in any office of the College shall be filled by the Board of Trustees, and any officer thus appointed to fill an unexpired term shall serve for the remainder of the term of his predecessor.
ARTICLE VI – Duties of Officers and Faculty
SECTION 1. The duty of the President shall be to call meetings to order, to preside over all meetings, decide questions of procedure and cast the deciding ballot in the event of tie votes. He shall be an ex-officio member of all committees including that of the Faculty.
SECTION 2. The duties of the Vice President shall be to attend all official meetings and perform the duties of the President upon his request or during his absence.
SECTION 3. The Secretary shall have custody of all records of the College. He shall keep accurate minutes of all College proceedings; receive and transmit to the Trustees and to Faculty members information regarding Fellowship proposals, and make interim reports to the Trustees when necessary.
SECTION 4. The Treasurer shall be custodian of all funds of the College; keep accurate record of all monies received and disbursed, and make a financial report at the annual meeting of the Trustees.
SECTION 5. It shall be the duty of the Faculty to advise, aid and assist the Trustees in passing on the eligibility of all candidates for Fellowship; to obtain information regarding eligibility for Fellowship of those who are engaged in chiropractic teaching or research; and to make recommendations consistent with their findings.
ARTICLE VII – Meeting and Balloting
SECTION 1. A regular annual meeting of the College shall be held during the annual convention of the American Chiropractic Association, Inc.
SECTION 2. Special meetings of the College may be called by the President or upon written request of three-fourths of the Trustees.
SECTION 3. Any balloting done by mail shall require a three-fourths affirmative vote for passage.
SECTION 4. The Trustees present at any regularly called special or annual meeting shall constitute a quorum.
ARTICLE VIII – Seals and Emblem
SECTION 1. The seal of the corporation shall contain the words “International College of Chiropractors, Inc.” in circular form. The official emblem shall be the emblem of the College.
ARTICLE IX – Wallet Certificates and Plaques
SECTION 1. All certificates of Fellowship shall be signed by the President and Secretary.
SECTION 2. A suitable copper-walnut plaque shall be presented to each new Fellow.
ARTICLE X – Amendments
SECTION 1. These bylaws may be amended by a three-fourths vote of the Trustees of the College present at any regular or specially called meeting of the College. All proposed amendments shall be mailed to Trustees of the College at least thirty (30) days preceding the meeting at which such amendments are voted upon.