FAUN Charter

SC FAUN - Foothills Arc Users Network

FOOTHILLS ARC USER NETWORK CHARTER

ARTICLE I – TITLE

The name of this organization shall be the Foothills Arc User Network, nurse hereafter referred to as FAUN.

ARTICLE II – MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of Foothills Arc User Network is to provide a regional network for the exchange of knowledge related to the use of ESRI products.

ARTICLE III – OBJECTIVES

The objectives of FAUN are to:

1.  Transfer knowledge regarding available data and technical expertise.
2.  Promote regional awareness of GIS related activities.
3.  Encourage the collaboration of GIS efforts on a regional basis.

ARTICLE IV – MEMBERSHIP

Membership shall be open to current and potential ESRI software users from the SC Upstate region including but not limited to Anderson, store Cherokee, Greenville, Laurens, Pickens, Spartanburg, and Oconee counties. Eligibility for voting on the election of officers, annual review of charter and by-laws and other matters of interest shall be limited to current members.

A membership fee will be collected each year by the Treasurer according to the following fee structure:

Student                                                                                   $5.00
Individual                                                                               $20.00
Organizations with fewer than 30 user-members             $100.00
Organizations with more than 30 user-members              $150.00

The membership year will begin July 1st and run to June 30th of the following year.

ARTICLE V – OFFICERS

FAUN will be guided by an Executive Committee comprised of a president, president-elect, treasurer and a communications officer.  The officers will be elected by the members and will hold office for a term of one year beginning on the first day of the membership year.  For the purposes of continuity in leadership, the president-elect will become president the following year. The other officers will be elected on an annual basis.

ARTICLE VI – MEETINGS

FAUN will hold at least one business meeting each year.  Special meetings will be scheduled periodically for vendors and consultants to promote products and services.  Minutes of all meetings will be documented and distributed by the communications officer.

ARTICLE VI – COMMITTEES

Standing or special proposed committees may be established as directed by the president.

ARTICLE VII – AMENDMENTS

Each proposed amendment to the charter shall be voted upon, provided the amendment has been submitted in writing prior to the meeting and signed by the proponent(s).  Adoption of any such amendment shall require a two-thirds majority vote of members present.

Adopted:   (March 31, 1999)
Amended: (August 29, 2002)

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