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Charter

ARTICLE I

NAME

The name of this organization is South Texas Section of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (hereinafter called "Section").

ARTICLE II

PURPOSES

The purposes of the Section, a nonprofit scientific, educational and charitable organization, are the furtherance of the aims and purposes of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and the advancement of the science of chemical engineering and of related sciences through the education of members and nonmembers in the science, career guidance and financial assistance to students of the science, and encouragement of research in the sciences.

ARTICLE III

POWERS

The Section shall have the power to do any lawful acts reasonably necessary or desirable to carry out the Section's purposes and to protect the lawful rights and interests of its membership in connection therewith.

ARTICLE IV

GENERAL

Section 1. All matters properly brought in question shall be decided by a majority of the votes cast, except where the Charter or Bylaws provide for a greater ratio of favorable votes.

Section 2. In the case of any question concerning the interpretation of any portion of the Charter or Bylaws, the decision of the Executive Committee of the Section shall be final unless it is superseded by a decision of the Council of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

Section 3. The Section shall not be held responsible for unauthorized opinions of its members, no matter how or where expressed.

Section 4. The Section does not consent to the use of its name for any purpose other than the objects stated in the Charter.

ARTICLE V

AMENDMENTS

Section 1. All provisions of this Charter shall be subject to alteration or repeal, and new provisions not inconsistent with the Constitution of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers or any provision of law, may be made by the affirmative vote of a majority of the members entitled to vote in respect thereof, given at an annual meeting or at any special meeting, provided that notice of the proposed alteration or repeal of the proposed new provision is included in the notice of such meeting.

Section 2. All amendments to the provisions of this Charter shall be subject to approval by the Council of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

ARTICLE VI

DISSOLUTION

Section 1. Upon the dissolution of the Section, any assets remaining thereafter shall be conveyed to the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

Section 2. In the event that the American Institute of Chemical Engineers is not then in existence or is not then exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, as amended, or under such successor provision of the Code as may be in effect at such time, the assets shall be conveyed to an organization dedicated to the perpetuation of objectives similar to those of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the internal Revenue Code of 1954 as amended or under such successor provision of the Code as may be in effect at such time.