ARTICLE I: NAME AND USE OF TRADEMARKS
Section 1.01 Name. The name of this organization shall be the Georgia Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (referred to as the "Chapter"). The Chapter is affiliated with the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Inc. (referred to as "the Corporation") and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (A Non-Profit Corporation) (referred to as "the Association").
Section 1.02 Trademarks. The Corporation owns all federal and common law trademarks in the following marks: (I) "Association of Certified Fraud Examiners"; (2) "ACFE"; (3) "Certified Fraud Examiner"; (4) "CFE"; (5) the Seal of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners; and (6) the ACFE Logo. The use of these trademarks and of any other trademarks owned by the Corporation (collectively referred to herein as "ACFE Marks") by the Chapter is governed by the Trademark License Agreement executed by the Chapter and the Corporation, the terms of which are incorporated into these Bylaws. Except as provided in the Trademark License Agreement, no other use of the Corporation's trademarks by the Chapter is permitted without the prior written permission of the Corporation.
ARTICLE II: PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES
Section 2.01 Purpose and Objectives. The Chapter is a not-for-profit entity whose primary purpose is to serve the community by the promotion of improved fraud detection and deterrence and through expansion of knowledge and the interaction of its members.
ARTICLE Ill: MEMBERSHIP AND PARTICIPATION
Section 3.01 General Eligibility. All applicants are subject to approval by the Corporation and the Chapter Board of Directors. No person shall be eligible to participate in the Chapter as a member or an affiliate if that person is currently expelled or suspended from the Association or any other Chapter of the Association. All applicants must complete and submit a written application, pay applicable Chapter dues, and agree to abide by these Bylaws and the operational guidelines established by the Corporation. Read more...
ARTICLE VII: OFFICERS
Section 7.01 Officer Positions and Qualifications. The officers of the Chapter shall consist of a President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. The Board of Directors may create additional officer positions and define the authority and duties of each position. The same person may hold any two or more offices, and may simultaneously serve as an officer and director, provided that such is permitted by the laws of the jurisdiction in which the Chapter operates. The Board of Directors shall have the option to allow associate members to hold office, subject to the restrictions in these Bylaws. Read more...