Jungian Society for Scholarly Studies (JSSS)

The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.-- Carl Jung


March 2011 Final Draft





NAME The name of this organization shall be The Jungian Society of Scholarly Studies, Incorporated, hereinafter called this Society.



PURPOSES AND POLICIES The purpose of this Jungian Society is exclusively nonprofit and educational and is to promote the interdisciplinary study of the ideas of C. G. Jung and post-Jungians in the arts, sciences, and culture.




Section 1. Administrative This Society is currently independent of any other organization. It has a duly established tax-exempt status under Section 501(c) (3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code.

Section 2. Program This Society endeavors to deliver and publish presentations and papers that draw upon the ideas and concepts of analytical psychologist C.G. Jung and/or of post-Jungians.




Section 1. Classes of Membership

A. Members will be committed to pursuing the scholarly investigation and application of the ideas and concepts of psychoanalyst C. G. Jung and/or post Jungians.

B. Honorary Members are those elected by the membership as a special honor. They may attend all meetings but may not hold office or vote. Dues are optional


Section 2. Admission to Membership

A. Eligibility: Members are those who are in good financial standing with the Society and whose dues are current for the year.

B. Removal: A member may be removed by a two thirds vote of the Board of Directors at its discretion.


Section 3. Nonliability of Members

A member of this Society is not, as such, personally liable for the debts, liabilities or obligations of the corporation.




Annual dues for membership are set by the Board of Directors. Conference fees include dues. Participation in conferences also incurs fees that must be paid separately.




Section 1. Personnel

The Society's officers shall consist of a President, Vice-President, Recording Secretary, Treasurer, Conference Coordinator (possibly a shared office), Public Relations Coordinator, Membership and Volunteer Coordinator, and Past-President(s). All officers are Board Directors.


Section 2. Candidates for Office

Every three years the President shall present a single slate of can didates for each office at the annual general meeting. Board Directors and general members may offer further nominations during the annual meeting and need not present an entire slate. The nominees shall be voted upon by the Board of Directors.


Section 3 Duties

The powers and duties of the officers are as follows:

A. The President shall be the executive officer of the Society and shall preside at the general meetings and at the Board meetings. The President shall, subject to the control of the B oard of Directors, supervise the affairs of the Society and the activities of the officers. He or she shall perform all duties incident to the office and such other duties as may be required by law, by the Articles of Incorporation, or by these Bylaws, or which may be prescribed from time to time by the Board of Directors. Except as otherwise expressly provided by law, by the Articles of Incorporation, or by these Bylaws, he or she shall, in the name of the Society, execute such deeds, mortgages, bonds, contracts, checks, or other instruments that may from time to time be authorized by the Board of Directors.

B. The Vice-President shall assist the President and shall have other powers and perform such other duties as may be prescribed by law, by the Articles of Incorporation, or by these Bylaws, or which may be assigned to him or her from time to time by the Board of Directors.

C. The Recording Secretary shall keep minutes of the meetings of the Society's Board and shall maintain a file of essential records to be transferred to the successor at the close of the term. In addition, he or she shall keep a copy of the current Bylaws along with dates of any changes to them and shallpost them on the Society's Website. In general, the Recording Secretary shall perform all duties incident to the office of the Secretary and such other duties as may be required by law, by the Articles of Incorporation, or by these Bylaws, or which may be assigned to him or her from time to time by the Board of Directors.

D. The Treasurer shall be the Chief Financial Officer and custodian of the funds of the Society and shall deposit all such funds in the name of the Society in such banks, trust companies, or other depositories as shall be approved by the Board of Directors. The Treasurer shall keep full and accurate accounts and shall present written financial statements, including bank statements, at the regular meeting of the Board, which shall become part of the minutes of that meeting. The Treasurer may disburse the funds of the Societ as may be directed by the President, subject to approval by the Board of Directors, or as may be directed by a majority vote of the Board of Directors, and may sign agreements and obligations as authorized by the Board. In general, the Treasurer shall perform all duties incident to the office of Treasurer and such other duties as may be required by law, by the Articles of Incorporation, or by these Bylaws, or which may be assigned to him or her from time to time by the Board of Directors.

E.The Conference Coordinator shall organize the yearly conference and keep accurate records of such expenditures. Should the conference organization require a committee, the Conference Coordinator will be the chair of that committee.

F.The Public Relations Coordinator shall work to maintain and increase the public profile of the Society and its activities.

G.The Membership and Volunteer Officer shall seek to recruit appropriate members and shall be responsible for keeping records of current members in good standing having the right to vote. The Membership and Volunteer Officer will seek to recruit, and will keep records of, members who are willing to provide volunteer service to the organization and the kinds of service that are needed.

H. Past-Presidents: Upon the election of a new president, the outgoing president shall serve as a consultant and advisor.


Section 4. Terms of Office

All officers except Past-Presidents, and the Conference Coordinator(s) shall serve for a term of three years. The Conference Coordinator(s) may serve one or more years as determined by the Board. Officers may serve consecutive terms.




Section 1. Annual Meeting

The annual meeting of the general membership will be held at the annual conference. Any Board member may call special meetings.


Section 2. Voting

All members in good standing whose annual dues have been paid have voting rights and will be given the opportunity to vote on Society business not limited by these Bylaws at general meetings.


Section 3. Quorum

One-third of current membership shall constitute a quorum of the general membership. Should, how ever, no quorum be achieved, a quorum of the Board may either a) postpone determining the issues submitted to the general membership for a vote until a quorum can be achieved, or b) at its discretion, decide those issues.




Section 1. Personnel

The Board of Directors shall consist of the officers and a varying number of Members at Large. All Directors shall provide a service to the organization, such as advising with regard to policies; editing, coediting, or copy-editing the journal; evaluating conference and/or journal submissions; chairing committees involving administrative or program responsibility; promoting conferences; helping with the Society's Website, membershiplists, or other needs of the Society as they arise.


Section 2. Powers

The activities and affairs of this Society shall be conducted and all corporate powers shall be exercised by or under the direction of the Board of Directors subject to the provisions of the laws of Rhode Island and any limitations in the Articles of Incorporation and in these Bylaws.


Section 3. Numbers of Directors

The minimum number of Directors shall be nine and the maximum number shall be twenty. In case the number falls below nine, the President shall appoint Director(s) whowill serve until the next election period.


Section 4. Qualifications

All Directors, with the exception of any Members at Large who are students, shall possess 1) a PhD; or 2) an MA or MS together with a peer-reviewed publication of a book of Jungian scholarship; or 3) shall be an analyst or practicing therapist; or 4) shall be nominated by two Directors in order to stand for election.


Section 5. Student Member(s) at Large

Three Members at Large may be graduate students accepted either at a Jungian institute of study or in an accredited PhD program. Nominees for these positions must receive two nominations from the floor and must be endorsed by at least one Board Director in order to stand for election.


Section 6. Election and Term

Nominations for and election of Directors of the Board shall be made at the annual General Meeting as terms of service expire or as vacancies or Board decision to add Directors to the Board necessitate. With the exception of past-Presdents, Directors shall serve for a term of three years unless a resignation is tendered and may stand for re-election at the completion of each term.

 Past -presidents need not stand for re-election and shall be Directors until they wish to resign.


Section 7. Meetings

The Board of Directors shall hold a regular meeting at the annual conference . Any Board Director may call a Special Meeting. Special Meetings may be called and conducted via e-mail or through other technological media providing that no Directors are prevented from participating thereby.


Section 8. Quorum

A majority of Board Directors shall constitute a quorum.


Section. 9. Voting

All Board Directors except the current JSSS President shall vote on all matters brought before the Board. Should there be a tie, the President shall vote.


Section 10. Nonliability of Directors

The Directors shall not be personally liable for the debts, liabilities, or other obligations of the corporation.


Section 11. Removal of Directors

Directors may be removed from office through a two-thirds vote of the Board of Directors with or without cause, as permitted by and in accordance with the laws of Rhode Island.


Section 12. Special Committees and Advisors

The President may appoint a Special Committee or Advisor upon confirmation by the Board of Directors.




Section 1. Fiscal Year

The fiscal year shall be from September 1 to August 31.


Section 2. Accounts and Audits

The books and accounts shall be kept in accord with sound accounting practice, subject to audit by a Certified Public Accountant at the discretion of any Society member who has submitted a dated request in writing to the Board. The Board shall report any major discrepancies to the membership.


Section 3. Dissolution

In the event that the Society is dissolved, the Board of Directors shall turn over the assets to a nonprofit fund, foundation, or corporation that has tax exempt status under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.




The most recent edition of Robert's Rules of Order shall be the parliamentary authority for all matters of procedure not specifically covered by the Bylaws or by rules of procedure adopted by the Society.




Amendments The Standing Rules, that is, rules or resolutions passed by the Board of Directors  consonant with the Bylaws concerning administrative matters that affect ongoing business, may be amended by a quorum of the Board of Directors.

Those Standing Rules that restrict or impose financial obligations or time commitment on the membership shall be presented to the membership for a majority approval.




Section 1. Procedure

A. A quorum of the Board can amend the Society's Bylaws.

B. Any member may propose an amendment to the Bylaws by submitting the same, supported by signatures of three other members. Upon receipt, the Board will consider the recommendation at the next Board meeting.

C. In case of doubt or difference of opinion about these Bylaws, the Board of Directors will determine by majority vote the meaning thereof, and this decision shall be final and shall become part of the Bylaws

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