MAST By-Laws

  1. The name of the organization shall be Madison Area Science and Technology (also known as MAST).
  2. Repealed.
  3. Madison Area Science and Technology (MAST) is a nonprofit citizen science organization whose mission is to support scientific research without regard to credentials, to support a scientifically informed public, and to perform tasks of a scientific nature on behalf of the public.
  4. The MAST headquarters shall be located within 20 miles of Madison as determined by the Board of Directors (see below).
  5. The current headquarters is located at 1517 Trailsway #4, Madison, Wisconsin.
  6. The Officers are appointed by the Board of Directors. The appointment of an officer takes place at a meeting of the Board of Directors. Duties of said officer are to begin immediately upon appointment and shall continue until the officer resigns or until they are removed by majority vote of the Board.
  7. The Board of Directors shall be composed of the following officers: President, Secretary, Research Projects Coordinator, and Treasurer.
  8. The President is responsible for strategic planning, day-to-day operations, and personnel.
  9. The Secretary is responsible for all filings required, all documentation, and record keeping.
  10. The Treasurer is responsible for all financial matters and quarterly reports.
  11. The Research Projects Coordinator shall be responsible for MAST research projects, research grant proposals, and keeping track of those member projects requiring an application for research grants.
  12. Vacancies on the Board shall be the responsibility of The President. Such vacancies must be filled as soon as possible by qualified personnel from the membership.
  13. Bylaws can only be changed by unanimous vote of the Board of Directors.
  14. Membership in MAST costs $10 per year, life memberships are $100. These membership fees are non-refundable.
  15. Repealed.
  16. MAST membership allows access to any MAST project of interest, use of local laboratory facilities, and the ability to take MAST courses online and/or in person (at a reduced cost, if any).
  17. Unless otherwise specified any paid member may vote on issues pending at a meeting.
  18. Meetings shall be held at the location of the headquarters or at another location as specified by the Board of Directors.
  19. Business meetings shall be held on the second Saturday of January, April, July, and October, or as otherwise specified by the Board of Directors.
  20. Awards for participation in a project shall be determined by the relevant documents for the project in question.
  21. The Board of Directors shall approve the use of MAST equipment and resources for research or educational purposes by any Member if the Member has made a successful proposal to the Board of Directors.
  22. The Board of Directors shall issue educational certifications in accord with existing MAST procedures as specified in the web pages, "MAST Educational Programs." These can be found from the home page by clicking on Educational programs for science hobbyists.
  23. MAST shall receive 5% of any grant/donation received in its name for administration of that grant/donation.

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