Silicon Valley Software Quality Association (SSQA)
2.1.1 To promote increased knowledge of and greater interest in the quality aspects of software by providing a forum for discussion and printed articles, speakers, training, conferences, and information regarding the availability of related activities.
2.1.2 To provide a means of communication between persons having an interest in software quality.
2.1.3 To cooperate with other professional groups in the presentation of programs of interest in software quality.
2.1.4 To provide information to aid and assist members in their job search activities.
4.1.1 Up to two (2) Secretaries can be elected
4.1.2 All officer terms are for one (1) year.
4.3.1 In June a nomination committee is appointed by the Chair and a call for candidates is published in the SSQA Newsletter.
4.3.2 In July the Nomination Committee's slate of candidates is published in the SSQA Newsletter and nomination of candidates remains open.
4.3.3 In the August SSQA Newsletter all candidates for offices are invited to provide an article of up to 50 words in support of their candidacy.
4.3.4 In August, the official SSQA voting ballot is published and mailed to all members on the SSQA Membership List.
188.8.131.52 The ballot contains the names of all nominated candidates.
184.108.40.206 The ballot contains a space for write-in candidates for each elected office.
220.127.116.11 The ballot will have a mechanism for voting security. (For example, the ballot is printed on the opposite side of the paper from the mailing address label, and all mailed ballots must have the address label in tact.)
18.104.22.168 The ballot must include return information and mailing deadline.
4.3.5 The counting of ballots for the election of officers shall occur at the regular SSQA meeting in September.
22.214.171.124 All mailed ballots and ballots collected at the meeting will be checked against the SSQA Membership list to verify one vote per member.
126.96.36.199 The results of the election will be announced at the end of the meeting.
4.3.6 The Officers will be Installed at the annual October Banquet Dinner Meeting, and officially take office November 1.
4.5.1 The Chair shall:
188.8.131.52 Preside at all meetings of the SSQA organization.
184.108.40.206 Represent the SSQA at ASQ meetings.
220.127.116.11 Appoint all SSQA Committee Chairs (with the confirmation of the Executive Committee).
4.5.2 The Vice Chair shall:
18.104.22.168 Preside at SSQA meetings in the absence of the Chair.
22.214.171.124 Represent the SSQA at ASQ meetings in the absence of the Chair.
126.96.36.199 Take over all duties of the Chair in the case that the Chair resigns or can no longer fulfill his or her term.
4.5.3 The Secretary shall:
188.8.131.52 Keep the Minutes of all SSQA meetings.
184.108.40.206 Prepare the Annual Task Group Report as needed.
220.127.116.11 Submit proposed amendment of these bylaws to the ASQ Constitution and Bylaws Committee for approval.
4.5.4 The Auditor shall:
18.104.22.168 Collect any moneys as needed by the activities of the SSQA.
22.214.171.124 Work with the ASQ Treasurer for payment of bills.
126.96.36.199 Maintain the SSQA's financial record.
188.8.131.52 Prepare the SSQA's Annual Financial Report as requested.
5.1.1 Establishes operating procedures for the SSQA
5.1.2 Decides any and all financial matters of the SSQA, consistent with the Bylaws of the ASQ
5.1.3 Is the only authority that shall grant permission to use the name of the SSQA organization
5.1.4 Is made up of the elected officers
5.1.5 Administers the Steering Committee
5.1.6 Extends voting privileges to ex officio attendees of the Steering Committee
5.1.7 Is the only authority that can grant permission to use the SSQA membership list
5.2.1 Consists of the Executive Committee members, the immediate Past Chair, and the SSQA committee chair persons
5.2.2 Is open to all SSQA members as ex officio members.
6.2.1 Seek and arrange for the SSQA General Meeting's guest speakers.
6.2.2 Make facility arrangements for the program activities.
6.2.3 Oversee and direct plans and preparation for professional seminars, conferences, tutorials and workshops.
6.2.4 Recruit volunteers and select coordinators for each above referenced activity to manage and direct preparation for implementation of these activities.
6.2.5 Oversee the publication of the SSQA Newsletter.
6.2.6 Collect and prepare the SSQA Job Board information for the SSQA Newsletter.
6.2.7 Maintain the SSQA Membership database and mailing list.
6.2.8 Coordinate press announcements, electronic mail notices and other forms of communication of SSQA activities.
6.2.9 Oversee and promote the education and scholarships charter of the SSQA.
6.2.10 Provide for snacks at the SSQA meetings.
8.2.1 The Regional Group's elected Chair is on the SSQA Steering Committee.
8.2.2 The Regional Group's activities shall be announced in the SSQA Newsletter.
8.2.3 The Regional Group's membership list will be maintained with the SSQA's Membership list and their members will be considered as SSQA members until such time as they become independent organizations.
8.2.4 The Regional Group must adhere to the intent of the Charter and Bylaws of the SSQA.
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