Article I. Title
The name of the organization is ICON.
ICON is a Nebraska nonprofit corporation, governed by its Articles of Incorporation and Articles of Amendment thereto.
Article II. Objectives
The objectives of the consortium are:
Article III. Membership
Section 1. Institutions
A. Eligibility. Institutional membership is open to any institution which agrees to share information resources and to work toward the attainment of consortium objectives.
B. Dues Institutional dues shall be determined by membership vote. Dues are payable in the first month of the fiscal year
C. Rights and Privileges Each institutional member shall designate an authorized representative who is eligible to vote, serve on committees, and hold office. Only such institutional representatives shall be eligible to vote on matters affecting the activities and welfare of institutional members. In the event that such designated person is unable to attend a meeting, a proxy may be named for purposes of debating issues and casting votes for the institution giving the proxy. In no case shall an institution have more than one vote on any issue affecting institutional members.
Section 2. Individuals
A. Eligibility Individual membership is open to persons who agree to work toward the attainment of consortium objectives.
C. Rights and Privileges Each individual member is eligible to vote, serve on committees, and hold office.
Section 3. Students
A. Eligibility. Student membership is open to students who agree to work toward the attainment of consortium objectives.
C. Rights and Privileges. Student members may vote and serve on committees, but may not serve as chairs of committees.
Section 4. Fiscal year
The fiscal year of the consortium is from January 1 through December 31 of each calendar year.
Section 5. Voting
All individual members are eligible to vote. For those items specifically related to institutional membership, only the designated institutional representative or his proxy is eligible to vote.
Unless stated otherwise in the bylaws, all general issues, including elections, shall be approved by simple majority present in person or by written proxy.
Article IV. Officers
Section 1. Elected officers
The elected officers constitute a three member Executive Board. They will be designated as the Senior, Junior, and Freshman members.
Section 2. Election and term of office
A. Election of Executive Board Members shall be held at the last meeting of the fiscal year.
Section 3. Duties of elected officers
A. The Senior member, beginning his third year in office, shall preside at all regular and special meetings of the consortium, prepare the agenda, preside over the Executive Board, chair the nominating committee appoint committee chairs and serve as a member of the Special Projects committee.
Section 4. Executive Board
A. The Executive Board shall consist of three elected Board members and shall meet as necessary between regular business meetings.
Section 5. Appointed Positions
A. Executive Secretary
Article V. Committees
Section 1. Standing Committees
Standing committees may be created or discontinued only by amending the bylaws. The standing committees of ICON are as follows:
Section 2. AD Hoc Committees
Ad hoc committees may be created by the Executive Board to conduct organization business.
Section 3. Committee Funding
Funds for committee expenses shall be authorized by the Executive Board.
Article VI. Meetings
Section 1. Regular Meetings
Regular meetings shall be held quarterly.
Section 2. Special Meetings
A special meeting of the consortium may be called by a member of the Executive Board and must be called within sixty days of a request by the majority of the membership.
Section 3. Quorum
A quorum shall consist of a majority of those members present, in person, or by written proxy.
Article VII. Amendments
These bylaws may be amended at any meeting by a two-thirds vote of the membership present, in person or by written proxy, provided there is thirty days notice. The subject(s) of proposed amendments must be included in the call for the meeting.
Article VIII. Parliamentary Authority and Procedure
The rules of parliamentary procedure governing ICON shall be those of the latest edition of Robert's Rules of order.
Original bylaws approved January 1990
Revised and Approved Sept. 18, 2009