University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan.
 
By-Laws

Committee Members:

  • Khawar, Abdul Majeed
  • Malik, Irfan
  • Saleem, Mohammad
  • Shaikh, Abdul Hai
  • Wyne, Amjad Suhail

Index:

ARTICLE I: Name, Affiliation, Regional Chapters and Principal Office

  • Section 1: Name of Organization
  • Section 2: Affiliations
  • Section 3: Regional Chapters
  • Section 4: Principal Office
ARTICLE II: Purpose
  • Section 1: Purposes
  • Section 2: Non-Profit Character
ARTICLE III: Membership
  • Section 1: Eligibility
  • Section 2: Membership Fees
  • Section 3: Assigned Memberships
  • Section 4: Voting
  • Section 5: Voting Rights and Interests
  • Section 6: Rights to Property
  • Section 7: Honorary Membership
  • Section 8: Member Access to Bylaws
ARTICLE IV: Member Meetings
  • Section 1: Annual Meetings
  • Section 2: Meeting Notices
  • Section 3: Quorum
  • Section 4: Attendance
ARTICLE V: Officers
  • Section 1: Elected Officers
  • Section 2: Assumption of Office
  • Section 3: Proxy
  • Section 4: Regional Officers
ARTICLE VI: Duties and Powers
  • Section 1: President
  • Section 2: Vice President
  • Section 3: Secretary
  • Section 4: Treasure
  • Section 5: Borrowing/Lending Funds
  • Section 6: Delegation
ARTICLE VII: Amendments to the Bylaws
  • Section 1: Requirements
ARTICLE VIII: Bank Accounts, Gifts and Audits
  • Section 1: Bank Accounts
  • Section 2: Gifts
  • Section 3: Fiscal Year
  • Section 4: Annual Audits


ARTICLE I: Name, Affiliation, Regional Chapters and Principal Office

SECTION 1: Name of Organization

The name of the organization shall be UET-Lahore Alumni Association, North America, hereinafter referred to as the "Association".

SECTION 2: Affiliations

The Association shall not affiliate with any political or government organization in Pakistan nor will it support any political cause, activity or candidate for political office in Pakistan.

SECTION 3: Regional Chapters

The Association may form regional chapters to complement its activities.

SECTION 4: Principal Office

The principal office of the Association in the State of Maryland shall be located at 9522 Duffer Way, Gaithersburg, MD 20879. The office may be relocated in the future.

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ARTICLE II: Purpose

SECTION 1: Purposes

The purposes of the Association are as follows:

  1. To provide a forum for bringing together Alumni and current and retired faculty of the University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore (UET) for providing assistance to the UET and its students in meeting their academic and professional goals. This assistance may be in the form of funds for student scholarships, technical literature or consultation on specific tasks or projects.
  2. To serve as a resource center for the UET in meeting its technological needs identified by maintaining regular contact with its faculty and students.
  3. To organize seminars or lectures in conjunction with the UET in subject areas that will contribute to the overall progress of engineering and technology in Pakistan.
  4. To serve as a vehicle for organizing and maintaining social interaction between the Alumni.

SECTION 2: Nonprofit Character

The Association is a Maryland nonprofit Association created exclusively for non-profit purposes as defined in section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code. The Association may engage in activities for the purpose of raising funds to cover the cost of its operations and programs as identified in ARTICLE II, SECTION I. No part of its funds shall inure to the benefit of any officer, member or private individual, nor shall it ever declare or make to any such person any dividend or other distribution. Individuals designated by the Association to perform tasks consistent with the ARTICLE II, SECTION I, however, shall be entitled to reimbursement of actual expenses incurred in performing such tasks.

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ARTICLE III: Membership

SECTION 1: Eligibility

The membership of the Association is open to the Alumni, current and past faculty members of the University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan resident in North America. Spouses of the Alumni, current and past faculty members are eligible as associates. Voting on professional matters will be restricted to members only.

SECTION 2: Membership Fees

In order to maintain membership in the Association, a member shall pay an annual non-refundable membership fee. All annual membership fees are due before January 31st of the year for which the membership is sought. Members joining the Association after September 31st will not be required to pay the dues until Jan 31st of the following year. The amount of annual dues may be changed by a majority vote during any general meeting of the Association.

The secretary shall maintain a list of active members of the Association.

SECTION 3: Assigned Membership

Membership in the Association shall not be assigned by operation of law or otherwise. Any attempt to assign said membership shall be null and void and of no effect and shall result in automatic termination of said member.

SECTION 4: Voting

In the election of officers and other matters or transaction of such other business as may come before the Members of the Association, each paying Member shall be entitled to one vote. Voting by proxy shall be permitted.

SECTION 5: Voting Rights and Interests

The voting power and interest of Members in the Association shall be equal.

SECTION 6: Rights to Property

No members or officials of the Association shall have any right, title or interest whatsoever in or to any property or assets, which the Association may have or hereafter acquire. In the event of or upon the dissolution or winding up of this Association, the officers or persons in charge of the liquidation shall distribute any assets remaining after payment or the discharge of all the Association's duties or obligation to the University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan's student scholarship fund.

SECTION 7: Honorary Membership

The Association may grant an honorary membership to a person in recognition of outstanding services and support provided to the Association and/or University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan.

SECTION 8: Member Access to Bylaws

Upon induction into the Association, each new member shall receive a copy of the Bylaws.

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ARTICLE IV: Membership Meetings

SECTION 1: Annual Meetings

The annual meeting of the Association will be held during the summer of every year for the purpose of electing officers, and for the transaction of any business as may properly come before the meeting. Officers elected at the annual meeting of the Association shall assume office effective September 1st of the same year.

SECTION 2: Meeting Notices

A written notice of meeting shall be given by the Secretary of the Association and mailed to the members at least thirty(30) days before the date of the meeting. A statement of the written notice given by the Secretary shall be entered in the minutes of the following meeting; and the said minutes upon being read and approved at the next meeting of the membership shall be conclusive.

SECTION 3: Quorum

Twenty percent (20%) of the Members of the Association eligible to vote shall constitute a quorum for all purposes at a regular or special meeting of the Association. A majority vote as set forth in this section shall constitute an official and valid act of said membership of the Association.

SECTION 4: Attendance

Members will be expected to attend general periodic meetings, which will be held at intervals not less than thirty days as determined by the officers of the Association.

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ARTICLE V: Officers

SECTION 1: Elected Officers

The officers of the Association shall include a President, a Vice President, a Secretary, and a Treasurer and shall be annually elected from the members during the general Members meeting of the Association in the summer. If the election of officers does not take place at such a meeting, such election shall be held as soon thereafter as possible.

SECTION 2: Assumption of Office

Officers elected at the annual meeting of the Association shall take office on September 1st of the same year. Officers shall hold the office for a term of one year and until their successors are elected and duly qualified or until their earlier resignation, removal or departure from the office.

SECTION 3: Proxy

Nominations for officers, voting and election may be conducted by proxy so long as the proxy is received at least two days prior to the scheduled general membership meeting in which such nominations, voting and/or election are to take place.

SECTION 4: Regional Officers

Regional chapters of the Association may elect their own officers as needed. The regional president will be an ex officio vice president of the Association.

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ARTICLE VI: Duties and Powers

The officers of the Association shall exercise all lawful powers of the Association, except as constrained by these bylaws or provided in the Articles of Incorporation.

SECTION 1: President

The President shall preside over all meetings of the Association, decide all points of order, and generally perform all duties incidental to the Office of the President.

SECTION 2: Vice President

In the absence of the President, the Vice President shall preside, and if the Vice President for any reason shall be unable to act, the Secretary and the Treasure of the Association shall jointly decide and appoint a president pro tempora from the Members to so preside, in whom shall be vested for the time being the duties and function of the President's office.

SECTION 3: Secretary

The Secretary shall receive and keep custody of all minutes and records of the Association, and perform all duties incident to the office of Secretary and such other duties as may be assigned to the Secretary from time to time by the President and Vice President of the Association.

SECTION 4: Treasurer

The Treasurer shall receive and keep custody of all funds and financial records of the Association, and perform all duties incident to the office of Treasurer and such other duties as may be assigned to the Treasurer from time to time by the President and the Vice President.

SECTION 5: Borrowing/Lending Funds

The officers shall have no power to borrow or lend money on behalf of the Association unless the same shall be approved and authorized by at least 20% of the Members of the Association.

SECTION 6: Delegation

The officers may delegate, to the extent considered necessary, any portion of their authority to manage, control and conduct the Association's business to any standing or special committee of Association members. Notwithstanding such delegation, the officers shall exercise general supervision and oversight of the committee(s) and their members.

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ARTICLE VII: Amendments to the Bylaws

SECTION 1: Requirement

Amendments to the bylaws can be made by simple majority in a valid general Membership meeting.

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ARTICLE VIII: Bank Accounts, Gifts and Audits

SECTION 1: Bank Accounts

The officers of the Association from time to time will designate one or more banks as depositories for the funds of the Association. These funds shall be withdrawn over the signatures of two officers of the Association on the Association's checks.

SECTION 2: Gifts

The officers may accept on behalf of the Association any contributions, gifts or bequest for the general purposes or for any specific purpose of the Association.

SECTION 3: Fiscal Year

The fiscal year of the Association shall begin on the first day of January, and end on December 31st.

SECTION 4: Annual Audits

An annual audit of the Association's book shall be performed by a qualified accountant and presented to the officers no later than May 31st.

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