Article I. Name

The name of this organization shall be the Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences, hereinafter referred to as the CBMS.

Article II. Purpose

The purpose of the CBMS shall be to encourage in the broadest and most liberal manner the coordination of the activities of member organizations in the advancement of the mathematical sciences. This purpose is to be pursued by maintaining communications within the mathematical community and between that community and others, promoting public understanding of the importance of the mathematical sciences in a technical society, exchanging information between member societies, and other related activities as desirable and fiscally feasible.

Article III. Membership

Section 1. Members shall be national or international organizations which have as one of their primary objectives the increase or diffusion of knowledge in one or more of the mathematical sciences through promotion of research, improvement of education, or advancement of applications.

Section 2. Any organization qualifying for membership may be admitted by consent of three-fourths of the then current voting membership of the Council of the CBMS.

Section 3. Any member may withdraw from the CBMS one year following written notification of such intention.

Section 4. Any member that ceases to be eligible for membership under Section 1 above or that fails to meet its obligations to the CBMS may be dropped from membership by a unanimous vote of the remaining members of the Council.

Article IV. The Council

Section 1. The Council shall be the governing body of the CBMS and shall determine all scientific, professional, and fiscal policies and activities.

Section 2. The Council shall consist of the presidents of the member societies and the officers of the CBMS

Section 3. The Council shall elect the officers of the CBMS as specified in the Bylaws. They will also serve as the corresponding officers of the Council.

Section 4. The Council may invite the president (or his/her designated representative) of any organization not eligible for membership under Article III, Section 1 to sit on the Council with voice but not vote.

Article V. Amendments

Section 1. Any member society or Council member may propose to the Council, in writing, amendments to this Constitution. If approved by mail ballot or by a vote at a meeting by two-thirds of all voting members of the Council, the amendment shall be referred to the member societies. When approved by two-thirds of the member societies, the amendment shall be adopted.

Section 2. Bylaws may be adopted or amended by the Council at any meeting by a two-thirds majority of those voting provided the proposed changes have been announced to the members of the Council by mail at least 30 days before the meeting.

Last Amended January, 1982