Current Bylaws - As of August 2015

Bylaws of the
Project Management Institute
Silver Spring (Maryland) Chapter 


For a copy of the new (voted in on August 4, 2015) PMISSC Bylaws, click here.


Article I – Name, Principal Office and Relationship to PMI

Section 1. This organization shall be called the Project Management Institute, Silver Spring, Maryland Chapter, (hereinafter "the [PMI-SSC]"). This organization is a Silver Spring, Maryland PMI Chapter chartered by the Project Management Institute, Incorporated (hereinafter "PMI®") and separately incorporated as a non-profit, tax exempt corporation (or equivalent) organized under the laws of the United States of America and those of the State of Maryland.
Section 2. The principal office of the PMI-SSC shall be located in 13100 Columbia Pike, Silver Spring, Maryland – 20904, USA.
Section 3. The PMI-SSC is responsible to the duly elected PMI Board of Directors and is subject to all PMI policies, procedures, rules and directives lawfully adopted.
Section 4. The PMI-SSC shall meet all legal requirements in the jurisdiction(s) in which the PMI-SSC conducts business or is incorporated/registered.
Section 5. The bylaws of the PMI-SSC may not conflict with the current PMI’s Bylaws and all policies, procedures, rules or directives established or authorized by the PMI Board of Directors as well as with the PMI-SSC’s Charter with PMI.
Section 6. The terms of the Charter executed between the PMI-SSC and PMI, including all restrictions and prohibitions, shall take precedence over these Bylaws and other authority granted hereunder.

Article III – Membership

Section 1. Membership in this organization is voluntary and shall be open to any eligible person interested in furthering the purposes of the organization. Membership shall be open to all eligible persons without regard to race, creed, color, age, sex, marital status, national origin, religion, or physical or mental disability.
Section 2. Membership in the PMI-SSC requires membership in PMI. The PMI-SSC shall not accept as members any individuals who have not been accepted as PMI members, and shall not create its own membership categories.
Section 3. Only "Active Members" of PMI-SSC are eligible to Vote and Hold Office in the PMI-SSC.
Section 4. Members shall be governed by and abide by the PMI Bylaws and by the bylaws of the PMI-SSC and all policies, procedures, rules and directives lawfully made thereunder.
Section 5. All members shall pay the required PMI and Local Chapter membership dues to PMI and in the event that a member becomes inactive, resigns or is expelled from membership dues shall not be refunded by PMI or the PMI-SSC.
Section 6. Membership in the PMI-SSC shall terminate upon the member’s resignation, failure to pay dues or expulsion from membership for just cause.
Section 7. Except for failure to pay dues, no member shall be expelled from the Chapter without fair process.
Section 8. Members who fail to pay the required dues for one (1) month shall be delinquent and their names removed from the official membership list of the PMI-SSC. A delinquent member may be reinstated by payment in full of all unpaid dues for PMI and the PMI-SSC.
Section 9. Upon termination of membership in the PMI-SSC the member shall forfeit any and all rights and privileges of membership.
Section 10. The membership database and listings provided by PMI to the PMI-SSC may not be used for commercial purposes and may be used only for non-profit purposes directly related to the business of the PMI-SSC, consistent with PMI policies.

Article II – Purpose

Section 1. The objectives of the PMI-SSC:
  1. Support and grow the mission and objectives of PMI within the Silver Spring and suburban Maryland area.
  2. Continue to grow the membership of the local Silver Spring chapter with committed individuals and businesses.
  3. Promote members' high ethical professional business standards.
  4. Enhance educational offerings to strengthen the membership's knowledge and support PMI certification programs.
  5. Promote members' opportunities for professional growth and development.

Article IV – Officers

Section 1. The PMI-SSC shall have up to 8 elected officers to serve in the following positions: President, Secretary & Treasurer, Vice President- Finance, Vice President- Technology, Vice President- Education & Training, Vice President- Membership, Vice President & Trustee, Vice President - Special Projects. All officers shall be members in good standing of PMI and of the PMI-SSC. The officers will serve 2-year terms of office, staggered so that a minimum of 3 officer(s) is elected each year.
Section 2. The President shall be the chief executive officer for the PMI-SSC and of the Board, and shall perform such duties as are customary for presiding officers, including making all required appointments with the approval of the Board. The President & CEO shall also serve as a member ex-officio with the right to vote on all committees except the "Nominating Committee".
Section 3. The Secretary & Treasurer shall keep the records of all business meetings of the PMI-SSC and meetings of the Board.
Section 4. The Vice President Finance & cfo shall oversee the management of funds for duly authorized purposes of the PMI-SSC. The Duties will also include seeking and securing corporate sponsorship and fund-raising activities.
Section 5. The Vice President- Technology shall oversee the development, implementation and management of technology for the overall chapter requirements.
Section 6. The Vice President- Education & Training shall oversee the development, implementation and management for the overall chapter requirements.
Section 7. The Vice President- Membership shall oversee all matters related to chapter membership.
Section 8. The Vice President- Trustee shall oversee all matters of an Ethical nature for the organization at the request of the Officers and Board of Directors. PMI's member's standards will be used as the guideline in reviewing all issues.
Section 9. The Vice President – Special Project will oversee such projects as the board directs.
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