ITS Bylaws

The following is an excerpt from the International Thermoelectric Society Bylaws dated 30 September 2009.
 A pdf version of the complete Bylaws is available here.

 


BYLAWS
for the regulation, except
as otherwise provided by statute or
its articles of incorporation,
of

 

INTERNATIONAL THERMOELECTRIC SOCIETY

a California nonprofit public benefit corporation
(the “Corporation”)

 

I. CORPORATE NAME.


Section 1. Name.

The name of this Corporation is INTERNATIONAL THERMOELECTRIC
SOCIETY.

ARTICLE II. OFFICES.


Section 1. Principal Office.

The Corporation’s principal office shall be fixed and located at such place as the Board of Directors (“Board”) shall determine. The Board is granted full power and authority to change said principal office from one location to another.

 

ARTICLE III. PURPOSE.


Section 1. Public Charity.


The purposes of this Corporation shall be:

  • TO PROMOTE an understanding of the role thermoelectric technology may play in environmental impact and mitigating global climate change;
  • TO PROMOTE the advancement of the thermoelectric industry, science and engineering;
  • TO PROMOTE collection and exchange of information and education which will benefit the thermoelectric community;
  • TO PROMOTE systemization of measurements to and in comparison of materials and devices;
  • TO PROMOTE awareness of the larger community to thermoelectric issues
    and solicit wider involvement;
  • TO PROMOTE various forums of exchange of information and achievements;
  • TO PROMOTE a mechanism for coordinating and promoting conferences;
    and,

other charitable activities associated with these goals as allowed by these Bylaws and otherwise provided by statute.


This Corporation’s assets are irrevocably dedicated to scientific, educational and public benefit purposes. No part of the net earnings, properties, or assets of the Corporation, on dissolution or otherwise, shall inure to the benefit of any private person or individual, or to any director or officer of the Corporation. On liquidation or dissolution, all properties and assets remaining after payment, or provision for payment, of all debts and liabilities of the Corporation shall be distributed to a nonprofit fund, foundation, or Corporation that is organized and operated exclusively for charitable or social welfare purposes and that has established its exempt status under Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4).

 

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The above is an excerpt from the International Thermoelectric Society Bylaws dated 30 September 2009.
 A pdf version of the complete Bylaws is available here.