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Articles 8-12: Activities

Article IX - Meetings

1. Regular Meeting.
A meeting of the Topical Group to be known as the Regular Meeting or Town Hall shall be held each year at such time and place as shall be ordered by PERLOC. Whenever it shall be feasible, and not to the disadvantage of the members of the PERTG, the Organizing Council may order this or any other meeting to be held jointly with a Meeting of the AAPT.

2. Annual Business Session.
Each year the PERTG shall hold a Business Session that shall be part of the Regular Meeting. This Business Session shall be devoted to the reports of officers and committees, election results, items of interest to Topical Group members, and to the transaction of business affairs. No scientific program shall be presented simultaneously with the Business
Session. A majority vote of those Topical Group members present at the Business Session shall be sufficient for approval of actions.

3. Other Meetings.
Meetings of the Topical Group, other than the Regular Meeting, may be scheduled by PERLOC.

Article X - Dues

Dues for maintenance of membership in the Topical Group shall be established by the PERLOC in consultation with AAPT Executive Board.

Article XI - Official Announcements

Official announcements shall be made via email to the members, in appropriate venues such as the PERLOC / PERTG website (on PER-Central), PERTG Newsletter, AAPT Website, and associated journals and publications.

Article XII - Procedure for Amendment of Bylaws

Proposal of an Amendment to these bylaws may be made by the Physics Education Leadership Organizing Council, or by a petition to the PERLOC Chair signed by not fewer than ten percent of the members of the Topical Group. Following PERLOC approval, the Council shall distribute copies of the proposed amendment to all members of the Topical Group not less than three weeks before the Regular Meeting, and opportunity shall be given for discussion during the Business Session. With the unanimous consent of those members present and voting, the voting on the proposed Amendment may be carried out at the Business Session. Adoption of the Amendment shall require the affirmative votes of not fewer than two-thirds of the members voting. Lacking that consent for a vote at the Business meeting, the voting on the proposed Amendment shall be carried out as follows: Not later than twelve weeks after said Regular Meeting, the Committee shall again distribute copies of the proposed Amendment via email. Adoption of the Amendment shall require the affirmative votes of not fewer than two-thirds of the members voting.



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