Chinese American Faculty Association
of Southern California
Article I. Name.
This organization shall be known as Chinese American Faculty Association of
Article II. Purpose.
The purposes of the organization are:
- To promote closer cultural and social ties among Chinese scholars in
colleges and universities in Southern California;
- To stimulate the discussion and exchange of ideas on matters of
scholarly interest and on problems on cultural, social, political and
economic concern; and
- To render services where possible on broad questions and problems
pertaining to the Chinese community at large.
Article III. Territory of Operation.
The organization will conduct its activities principally in Southern California.
Article IV. Membership.
- Any person of Chinese origin who is engaged in teaching or research in
colleges or universities in Southern California may be eligible.
- A scholar residing outside the geographical confines of Southern
California may be nominated to honorary membership upon recommendation
of the executive committee and approved by the membership at large.
- Each member shall pay annual dues to the organization. The amount of
such dues shall be prescribed by the executive committee.
Article V. Executive Committee.
- The executive powers of the organization shall be vested in an executive
- The executive committee shall be composed of the following officers:
- Vice President
- The executive committee shall convene a conference on all of the members
of the organization at a meeting to be held each year for the purposes
of electing a slate of officers and transacting such business or
conducting such discussions as it deems appropriate and necessary.
- All officers of the executive committee shall be elected for a term of
one year. The President of the organization shall be the chief
executive officer of the organization. He/She shall be elected by the
membership at large one year in advance and shall assume the position of
President-Elect for the first year of his/her term, at the end of which
he/she shall automatically become President of the organization.
- In case any officer of the executive committee who is elected by the
membership at large resigns or is otherwise unable to serve, his/her
seat shall be filled for the remainder of his/her term by another
officer elected by the executive committee.
Article VI. Dissolution.
In the event of the dissolution of the organization, all of its properties or
assets shall, subject to the discharge of valid obligations of the
organization, be distributed to one or more charitable organization as the
executive committee may decide.
Article VII. Amendments.
Amendments to this constitution shall come into force when they have been
adopted by a vote of simple majority of the executive committee and ratified
by a simple majority of the membership present at the annual conference.
Article VIII. Ratification.
This constitution shall become effective upon ratification by at least
two-third of the membership at large at the Inaugural Banquet meeting
scheduled for February 21, 1970. (Amended and ratified at the Annual
Conference on October 23, 1982.)