The name of this organization shall be the Aerospace Control and Guidance
Systems Committee, Incorporated, hereafter abbreviated as ACGSC.
The ACGSC is an independent entity aligned in purpose and objectives with the Aerospace & Electronics Systems Society (AESS) of the Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
The purpose of ACGSC is to sponsor and provide a forum for discussion,
development and rapid dissemination of technical information within the scope of
aerospace engineering interests and encompassed by aerospace control and
guidance systems technologies.
The ACGSC membership is open to anyone in industry, government or academia interested in the control and guidance of aerospace vehicles. The manner and form of admission of new members shall be provided for in Article I of the Bylaws hereinafter adopted.
The following officers shall be elected by the planning advisory board (PAB) in
the manner directed by the Bylaws: (1) Chairman (2) Vice Chairman (3)
Secretary and (4) Treasurer.
PLANNING ADVISORY BOARD:
The PAB shall consist of the current Officers, the immediate Past Chairman, and at least ten, but no more than twenty five, members selected as provided in Article III of the Bylaws. Each PAB member shall have one vote. The purpose of the PAB is to assist the Chairman in his leadership responsibilities and represent the membership with respect to planning and executing activities in the name of the ACGSC.
The initial ACGSC members, officers and PAB shall be those individuals who are currently identified as such in the unincorporated Society of Automotive Engineers Aerospace Control and Guidance Systems Committee.
Meetings of the ACGSC shall be held as provided in the Bylaws.
Section 1 – Nominations of Officers shall be made at a PAB meeting prior to the expiration of the Chairman’s term of office. Election shall be by ballot in the manner and form prescribed in the Bylaws.
Section 2 – All Officers, except the Treasurer, shall be elected for a two year term, however the Vice-Chairman shall succeed as Chairman at the expiration of the Chairman’s term of office. Their term of office shall commence immediately after the fall ACGSC meeting. In order to provide continuity, the term of the Treasurer shall be three years.
Section 3 – No Officer, except the Treasurer, may be elected for the same office for more than two (2) consecutive terms.
Section 1 – The Chairman, with the approval of the majority of the PAB, is authorized to establish and disband committees as necessary to carry on the program of the ACGSC.
Section 2 – The Chairman is an ex-officio member of all committees, except the nominating committee.
Amendments to the constitution may be proposed at any regular meeting of the PAB. A motion to consider amendment of the Constitution must be approved by a majority of the Board. Proposed constitutional amendments will be mailed (electronic mail is acceptable) to the membership. Ratification shall be on the basis of a 2/3 majority of the returned ballots received within 30 days of the mailing (electronic mail is acceptable). The Secretary shall tabulate and report the results prior to or at the next regular ACGSC meeting.