I. NAME. The Golden Section of the Mathematical Association of America
for Northern California, Nevada, and Hawaii. Depending on the context, either or both parts of this name (the geographical or the descriptive) may be used to denote the section although it is expected that in most situations the section shall be referred to as simply The Golden Section.
II. PURPOSES. The purposes of this Section shall be to promote and conserve interest in mathematics, to provide meetings for the presentation and discussion of papers, to furnish an opportunity for fellowship to teachers of mathematics, and to carry out in this region any other purposes of the national organization.
III. MEMBERSHIP. The membership in the section shall be members of the Mathematical Association of America whose mailing addresses are in (1) all counties of California except the following thirteen counties: Imperial, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Los Angeles, Mono, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Santa Barbara , Tulare, and Ventura; (2) all counties of Nevada except Clark County; (3) all of Hawaii and other Pacific Islands. Other members of the Association shall be welcome at all meetings and persons not members may be invited to attend meetings.
IV. OFFICERS. The officers of this Section shall be a Chair, a Vice-Chair, A Secretary- Treasurer, and a Program Chair. The Executive Committee shall consist of the above named officers together with the Sectional Governor. The Chair shall be the Vice-Chair of the previous year and the Program Chair shall be the Chair of the previous year. The tenure of office shall be five years for the Secretary- Treasurer and one year for the Vice~Chair, Chair and Program Chair. The Secretary- Treasurer shall be elected every five years and the Vice- Chair each year at the first meeting of the calendar year. The new officers shall assume office upon adjournment of the first meeting of the year. Nominations may be made by a nominating committee appointed by the Chair, but this shall not prevent other nominations being made by any member at the time of the election. The officers are empowered to fill any vacancy which may occur. Officers other than the Secretary- Treasurer shall not be eligible to succeed themselves after a full term of office.
V. MEETINGS. Meetings may be called at any time by a vote of the officers, or by resolution by the members at a previous meeting. There shall be at least one meeting and preferably two or more, each year. The places, times, and programs for the meeting are to be arranged by the officers of the section.
VI. AMENDMENTS. These By-laws may be amended by a majority vote of the members present at any regular meeting.