Article I - Name:
The name of the organization shall be HAITIAN-AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF ENGINEERS AND SCIENTISTS. Local or international established chapters shall bear the name of the parent organization, appended to its place of inception.
Article II - Purpose:
To develop a network of professionals devoted to engineering, Science, Technology and to promoting opportunities for Haitians and the communities in which they reside.
Article III - Membership:
A. Membership is either general, honorary, student or institutional
General, Honorary and student.
B. Membership shall be unlimited to number of individuals.
Article IV - Membership fee:
A. General membership
An annual fee of $75.00 shall be due immediately after his/her acceptance in the organization. B. Honorary Membership
B. Honorary Membership
No membership fee shall be imposed. However, a meaningful donation is required to be in that category.
C. Student membership
An annual fee of $20.00 shall be due immediately after the acceptance of a student in the organization. However, the general membership fee will be immediately applied after his/her graduation.
D. Institutional membership
An annual fee of $250.00 is required from any institutional member.
Article V - Code of ethics:
All members of HAES and its Chapters are expected to abide by the code of ethics of the organization. (Refer to the "CODE OF ETHICS" Document). Members pledge:
Article VI - Board Of Directors:
A. The Board of directors shall consist of 9 (nine) members of which 7 (seven) shall be engineers or scientists, one shall be a technician, one shall be a student in the fields of engineering or science.
B. The Board members are chosen yearly from among the general membership through an election process.
Article VII - Qualifications for Board Members:
A. Be an engineer, scientist, technician or a student in one of these fields.
B. Be a HAES member.
C. Sign the Code of Ethics of the organization and promise to conduct themselves as stipulated in the Code of Ethics.
D. Qualification criteria for all Board Members:
E. Qualification criteria for remote (Regional/International) Board members:
Article VIII - Officers:
A. Officers of this organization will be chosen by the board members from among themselves by a majority vote.
B. Officers shall be elected for a period of one year.
C. Officers of this organization are Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, Coordinator, and Public Relations Officer.
D. Upon the occurrence of a vacancy, an interim election shall be held by the board to fill the vacancy for the balance of the term except for the office of the Chairman.
E. Grounds for dismissal are three consecutive unexcused absences, or by vote of the board.
F. Duties of the officers shall be as follows:
G. Directors that are not serving as officers shall perform duties as may be requested by the Board.
Article IX - Expenses:
A. All expenses shall be paid according to the accounting manual of the organization.
B. All disbursed checks must be signed by any two of the following officers: Chairman, Vice-Chairman and Treasurer.
Regional and International Chapters
This article defines procedures for the establishment of HAES chapters, sets the responsibilities of the BOD of HAES and that of its Chapters. In this context, BOD is the name given to the parent or Miami HAES Board of Directors. Likewise, the term "affiliate Board" refers to the Board of Directors of a Chapter, regional or international.
Article XI - HAES subsidiariesThis article describes the operational standards, and sets directives for the management of HAES subsidiaries.
ARTICLE XII - Modus Operandi of HAES Chapters
Article XIII - Amendments to the By-Laws:
This By-Laws may be amended by a 2/3 vote of the membership after receiving proper notice and explanation of proposed changes.
This document was prepared on July 6, 1989 and approved by the undersigned members on July 15, 1989: Yves Pierre, Max Massac, Bernard Etheart, Alex Gaspard, Anthony Polycape, Jean Augustin, Noe Dorestant.
This document was amended twice by the board of 1996 and approved by the following board members on December 13, 1996: Max Massac, Noe Dorestant, Romain Preal, Guy Lacombe, Fritzgerald Wolff, Alex Gaspard and Oduy Joseph. Refer to ARTICLE VII Qualifications for Board Members, amended sections D and E.
This document was amended once in 1997 with the consent of over 2/3 vote of the membership and approved by the following board members: Carmelle Lucas, Noe Dorestant, Romain Preal, Guy Lacombe, Fritzgerald Wolff, Max Massac, Serge, Petit-Homme, Sylvan Jolibois. Refer to ARTICLE 1 Name, amended organization name change from HAITIAN-AMERICAN ENGINEERING SOCIETY to HAITIAN-AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF ENGINEERS AND SCIENTISTS.
This document was amended to include provisions for the operation and conduct of HAES chapters and their members (Article X and XII) and subsidiaries (Article XI).
These revisions and amendments were submitted to and approved by the HAES Board on August 11, 2007 thanks to the diligent efforts of Marc A. Leveille and Charles E. Blot, Public Relations Officer and Vice-Chairman respectively.