Leadership

Jack Myers, Iowa State University, President; Paige Cecil, University of Kentucky, Secretary-Treasurer; Nick Uzee; Louisiana State University, 2nd Vice President; Jessica Sexton, University of New Hampshire, 3rd Vice President; Garrett Fleming, Virginia Tech, 1st Vice President; Jay Moon, University of Georgia, Officer at Large.

Not pictured: Dr. Peter S. Erickson, University of New Hampshire, 1st Year Advisor; Dr. Stephanie Hill Ward, North Carolina State University, 2nd Year Advisor; Dr. Leanne Berning, Cal Poly State University, 3rd Year Advisor.

2018–2019 ADSA SAD Officers and Advisors

President
Jack Myers (Jr)
Iowa State University

1st Vice President
Garrett Fleming (Jr)
Virginia Tech

2nd Vice President
Nick Uzee (Jr.)
Louisiana State University

3rd Vice President
Jessica Sexton (Sr.)
University of New Hampshire

Secretary-Treasurer
Paige Cecil (Jr)
University of Kentucky

Officer at Large
Jay Moon (Sr)
University of Georgia

1st Year Advisor
Dr. Peter S. Erickson
University of New Hampshire

2nd Year Advisor
Dr. Stephanie Hill Ward
North Carolina State University

3rd Year Advisor
Dr. Leanne Berning
Cal Poly State University

SAD Liaison
Molly Kelley
ADSA
1800 South Oak Street Suite 100
Champaign, IL 61820
217/684-3007
mollyk@adsa.org

ADSA HQ
Peter Studney, Executive Director
ADSA
1800 South Oak Street Suite 100
Champaign, IL 61820
217/356-5146
peters@adsa.org

ADSA HQ
Morgan Montgomery
ADSA
1800 South Oak Street Suite 100
Champaign, IL 61820
217/356-5146
MorganM@assochq.org

Constitution and Bylaws

Consitution

Article I

Name

The name of this organization shall be the Student Affiliate Division of the American Dairy Science Association (hereafter called the Student Affiliate Division).

Article II

Purpose

The purpose of this organization shall be: to provide a channel of communication whereby information of mutual interest may be exchanged between the various member chapters and between the American Dairy Science Association (ADSA); to acquaint students with ADSA, its scope, purpose, and program; and to develop leadership and promote scholarship among students interested in the dairy industry.

Article III

Membership

Section 1. The Student Affiliate Division shall consist of undergraduate and graduate students who are certified by a Professional Member as regularly enrolled college students who do not hold full-time positions at the time of application for, or annual renewal of, affiliate membership and who do not hold ranks of instruction or higher, or the equivalent. These graduate students, however, are not eligible to serve as officers or voting delegates.

Section 2. Student Affiliate Branches of the Student Affiliate Division shall consist of local chapters organized at colleges and universities offering courses which pertain to dairy manufacturing and/or production. A local chapter may be authorized as a Student Affiliate Branch by the Board of Directors on petition from a majority of the local chapter members and on recommendation of two Professional Members of the Association. Members of approved Student Affiliate Branches may participate in the affairs and activities of the Student Affiliate Division.

Section 3. Annually at a date to be set by the Executive Committee, each local chapter shall submit a brief report of its activities to the Second Vice President of the Student Affiliate Division who will serve as editor, then forward them to the Executive Secretary of ADSA. The charter of a local chapter may be revoked by the Board of Directors of ADSA upon recommendation of the Executive Committee of the Student Affiliate Division if that local chapter fails to submit an annual report or evidence of effective action in line with the objectives of this organization.

Section 4. The local chapters shall elect their own officers and make rules to govern themselves in a manner consistent with their charter, the Constitutions and By-Laws of ADSA, and of the Student Affiliate Division.

Article IV

Officers and Student Affiliate
Division Advisory Council

Section 1. The officers of this Division shall be President, First Vice President, Second Vice President, Third Vice President, Secretary-Treasurer, and Officer-at-Large. These officers shall be elected by the voting members of the Student Affiliate Division at the national convention of the organization according to the National SAD Election Guidelines. They shall serve a term of one year or until their successors are elected. Their terms of office shall begin at the time of their installation during the national convention. If no national convention is held, officers shall be elected by mail ballot to all Student Affiliate members and their terms of office shall begin on July 1.

Section 2. Officers of the organization must be undergraduate members of the Student Affiliate Division of ADSA.

Section 3. The Student Affiliate Division Advisory Council shall consist of three Professional Members that serve to advise the Student Affiliate Division. Each Professional Member shall serve a term of three years with one new member being elected at the annual meeting after the Student Affiliate Division officers are elected.

Section 4. The six officers of this division, together with the Student Affiliate Division Advisory Council, shall constitute the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee shall transact the business of the Division.

Article V

Regions and Sections

Section 1. Regions of the Student Affiliate Division shall be organized on the basis of geographical division as is the American Dairy Association. The regional division may be authorized by the Board of Directors of the American Dairy Science Association upon petition by the local chapters involved and recommendation by the Executive Committee of the Student Affiliate Division.

Section 2. Sections of the Student Affiliate Division organized by members on the basis of special interests may be authorized by the Executive Committee of the Student Affiliate Division upon petition of not less than ten members.

Section 3. The regions and Sections of the Student Affiliate Division shall elect their own officers and make rules to govern themselves in a manner consistent with the Constitution and By-Laws of ADSA and of the Student Affiliate Division.

Article VI

Conventions

Section 1. The national convention shall be each year in conjunction with the annual meeting of ADSA.

Section 2. Each local chapter may send as many delegates as it desires to the national convention providing each delegate is a member in good standing of his local chapter and of the Student Affiliate Division. A delegate from an institution at which no local chapter exists must be a Student Affiliate Division member in good standing.

Section 3. For the purpose of election of officers, each local chapter with a delegation at the convention will be entitled to two votes provided it has at least two delegates in attendance. If only one delegate is present, only one vote will be allotted to that club. Each academic institution which does not have a local chapter will be entitled to one vote providing it is represented by at least one Student Affiliate Division member in good standing.

Article VII

Ratification and Amendments

Section 1. This Constitution, when ratified, shall direct all proceedings and activities of this organization and its local chapters.

Section 2. This Constitution shall be ratified when it has been approved by a two-thirds vote of the delegates at the national convention.

Section 3. Any other Constitution of the Student Affiliate Division which was written and approved prior to the ratification of this Constitution shall be considered void.

Section 4. This Constitution may be amended by a two-thirds vote of the voting members in attendance at the national convention, providing that the proposed amendment has been submitted in writing by the Secretary-Treasurer of the Student Affiliate Division to each local chapter and to each Student Affiliate Division member at least 60 days prior to the national convention. Publication in the Journal of Dairy Science may be used as an alternative to written notification.

BY-LAWS

Article I

Dues

The Board of Directors of ADSA shall determine the dues to be paid by members of theStudent Affiliate Division.

Article II

Meetings

Section 1. Robert`s Rules of Order shall govern the meetings of this organization in all cases where they are applicable and when they do not conflict with the Constitution, By-Laws, or special rules of the organization.

Section 2. Any action which will effect a change in the manner in which competitive activities are judged at the current national meeting must:

a) be approved by a 100 percent vote at that meeting in order to be effective at the current meeting

b) or not take place until the following annual meeting.

Article III

Duties of Officers

Section 1. The President shall preside at all meetings of the organization and the Executive Committee. He or she shall be responsible for the program at the national meetings as well as appointing any committees, other than the Executive Committee, that are deemed necessary. It shall be his or her responsibility to see that the other officers and the appointed committees carry out their duties in a satisfactory manner. The President shall be an ex officio member of the ADSA Board of Directors and of the ADSA Program Planning Committee.

Section 2. The First Vice President shall be responsible for the educational activities of the organization, which includes overseeing the judging of the chapter contest.

Section 3. The Second Vice President shall be responsible for membership and will assist the various chapters with their membership problems as well as helping to organize new chapters. In doing this, he or she shall be responsible for the student articulates, student symposiums, and the Student Affiliate Newsletter.

Section 4. The Third Vice President shall be responsible for the awards given by the Student Affiliate Division. He or she shall also coordinate any other award involving Student Affiliate Members such as the Most Miles Traveled Award and the Yearbook Contest Award. Other duties may be assigned by the President.

Section 5. The Secretary-Treasurer shall keep the records and handle the correspondence of the organization in accordance with policies established by the Executive Committee. A copy of all records, important correspondence, and all business transactions will be sent to the Executive Secretary of ADSA.

Section 6. The Officer-at-Large shall be responsible for the undergraduate paper contest. Other duties may be assigned by the President. In the case of any office becoming vacant he or she shall fill that office and assume all of the responsibilities of that office. However, if the office of President becomes vacant the First Vice President will assume this position and the Officer-at-Large will assume the duties of First Vice President.

Section 7. The order of succession, in the absence of the President, shall be: First Vice President, Second Vice President, Third Vice President, Secretary-Treasurer, and the Officer-at-Large.

Section 8. All officers are required to submit an annual report to the Secretary-Treasurer for the minutes.

Section 9. The Executive Committee shall serve as an advisory group and for major decisions, new programs, significant appointments, and other significant matters, this committee must give its approval before they can be enacted.

Article IV

Ratifications and Amendments

Section 1. These By-Laws shall be ratified when approved by a two-thirds vote of the voting members at the national convention.

Section 2. These By-Laws may be amended by a two-thirds vote of the voting members at the national convention, providing that the proposed amendment has been submitted in writing by the Secretary-Treasurer of the Student Affiliate Division to each member at least 60 days prior to the time of the national convention. Publication in the Journal of Dairy Science may be used as an alternative to written notification.

(revision as of January 1988)