The NHSCS Bylaws:
ARTICLE I: Meeting Conduct
The business of every semi-annual membership meeting of the Society shall be taken in the following order:
a. Opening of Society meeting in due form
b. Calling the roll of officers
c. Reading the minutes of the last regular or special meeting
d. Communications and bills
e. Reports of officers and committees
f. Nominations and elections of officers
g. Unfinished business
h. New business
i. Appointment of committees
ARTICLE II: Membership
SECTION 1. Applications for executive, active, or associate membership shall be made upon official application blanks and shall be forwarded to the Treasurer. Honorary members require no application and are voted in by the Board of Directors.
SECTION 2. RIGHTS OF MEMBERSHIP. All members, executive, active, associate, honorary, and student shall be granted the right to take full participation in the affairs of the Society, with only executive and active members having voting rights. Any member may attend meetings and serve on committees. See Constitution, Article III, Sec. 1-5.
ARTICLE III: Dues and Assessments
The dues for an executive membership are $1,000.00 per year ($100.00 a month for 12 months if paid monthly). Active membership dues are $360.00 per year. Active practicing spouses ($600.00), (for a first year practicing chiropractor, active membership dues are $150.00 per year; for a second year practicing chiropractor, active membership dues are $200.00 per year). Supportive friends of NHSCS membership dues are $120.00 per year. Honorary membership dues are complimentary. Student membership dues are $25.00 (one-time fee). Special assessments may be levied by the Board of Directors in the event of legislative emergency.
ARTICLE IV: Nomination and Election of Officers
Nomination and election of any officer shall take place at the fall semi-annual membership meeting.
ARTICLE V: State Board of Examiners
The Society shall nominate and elect a member(s) to be forwarded to the governor for selection and appointment to the State Board of Chiropractic Examiners, with one nominee from each councilor’s district, if possible.
ARTICLE VI: Committees
SEC. 1. The following standing committees shall be appointed by the President:
d. Public Relations
h. Peer Review
SEC. 2. MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE Shall contact all unaffiliated New Hampshire chiropractors who qualify for membership in NHSCS, and attempt to engage in promoting straight chiropractic by joining our Society.
SEC.3. BYLAWS COMMITTEE Shall accept and consider all suggestions from the membership relating to changes in the Constitution and Bylaws of this Society and to make available to the membership such reports and recommendations at its semi-annual membership meetings as the committee shall deem necessary.
SEC. 4. ETHICS COMMITTEE Shall draw up the basic code of ethics of the NHSCS, and also keep it consistent with current amendments.
SEC. 5. PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE Shall provide the public relations of the NHSCS. The membership as a whole shall have a vote on any program involving the expenditure of extensive sums of money.
SEC. 6. LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE Shall keep the members informed of all bills in the legislature relative to chiropractic or any others that will generally affect chiropractors per se; also shall organize a legislative working group throughout the State for action, when needed.
SEC. 7. AUDITING COMMITTEE Shall audit the financial records of the Society and report its findings at each semi-annual membership meeting.
SEC. 8. RESOLUTIONS COMMITTEE Shall draw up on behalf of the Society formal resolutions expressing gratitude, congratulations, sympathy, and such other sentiments as the need for such expressions may arise.
SEC. 9. PEER REVIEW COMMITTEE Shall carry out the duties of a peer review committee as established by the Federation of Straight Chiropractic Organizations, the International Chiropractic Association, or the New Hampshire State Chiropractic Society.
SEC. 10. GOALS COMMITTEE Shall monitor the progress of ongoing goals of the Society; also shall develop new goals on a continuous basis as the previous ones are achieved.
- Original Printing September 20, 1975
- Revised/Reprinted September 26, 1993
- Revised/Reprinted March 18, 2001
- Revised/Reprinted January ‘09
- Reviewed/reprinted Sept ‘12
NHSCS Membership Policy and Procedures
Executive, Active, and Associate Membership Dues
1. The NHSCS membership year runs from the fall semi-annual membership meeting to the following fall semi-annual membership meeting.
2. Membership dues for executive, active, and associate classifications are due by the beginning of the NHSCS fall semi-annual membership meeting.
3. An NHSCS member who fails to pay membership dues before the start of the NHSCS fall semi-annual membership meeting will have all membership privileges suspended until they are paid.
4. At the discretion of the NHSCS Treasurer, an NHSCS member in good standing may request a payment option of membership fees without loss of membership privileges. (See Bylaws, Article III.)
New Member Dues:
1. The membership year for a new member applicant to the NHSCS is divided into quarters:
a.) Up to 90 days following the fall semi-annual membership meeting = full year’s membership dues.
B.) Up to 180 days following the fall semi-annual membership meeting = 3/4 year’s membership dues*
C.) After the spring semi-annual membership meeting = 1/2 year’s membership dues.
*Or the spring semi-annual membership meeting, whichever comes first. A minimum of 1/2 year’s membership dues are required for membership to the NHSCS.