Charter and Bylaws:
1 - Name
name by which this
committee shall be known is the "Technical Committee for Juice and
Products" (hereinafter referred to as the "committee")
2 - Purposes
committee is organized and operated exclusively for
non-profit scientific and educational purposes within the meaning of
501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code of 1954.
Its primary purpose is to support the
Association of Official Analytical Chemists (hereinafter referred to as
"Association") by providing government agencies and other interested
parties, particularly regulated industries, with analytical
expertise, and methods (chemical, biological and physical) which have
adopted by the committee for use as follows: by
government agencies for enforcement of, and by industry
compliance with, legal or voluntary requirements or recommendations;
monitoring; for research;
and for other pertinent applications. To
accomplish this purpose, the committee
will carry out the following activities:
improve, develop, test, and adopt uniform, precise,
and accurate methods for the analysis of juices and juice products.
- Facilitate broader
acceptance and more rapid involvement
in collaborative testing of new juice analytical methods and their
publishing in standardized formats.
quickly develop methods for juice content
authentication and facilitate their acceptance as officially accepted
improve communications among government, academic,
industrial, and private laboratory scientists working in the area of
research and analysis by providing an open forum for discussion of all
of juice and juice product analytical methods within the scope of the
readily assess analysis need areas, recommend and
acquire funding for development of analytical methods.
- Develop workshops as
appropriate and needed in the area
of juice analysis.
- Augment the technical
expertise and analytical support
already existing in other organizations providing juice and juice
research, methods, and standards.
with the association to publish a compendium of
official juice and juice product methods and provide information and
instruction material to committee members.
- Promote wider use of
official methods of the committee by
all sectors in order to obtain the benefits of uniform, practicable,
reliable methods for regulatory, compliance, and forensic purposes; for
monitoring, for research, for quality control, and for other pertinent
- Maintain cooperative
arrangements with other state,
national, and international juice and juice product associations and
for achieving insofar as possible uniformity in analytical methods for
within the areas of concern to the committee.
out such other activities which, in the opinion of
the committee operating board, assist in accomplishing these purposes.
3 - Membership
shall be three classes
of membership in the Technical Committee: Individual
Members, Sustaining Member Organizations, and
will be open to any
organizational representative of a governmental agency, academia,
association, private laboratory, or industry involved directly in the
- Individual Members
shall be one (1) class
of individual membership. Qualifications
for individual membership shall be a
science, or equivalent if approved by the committee board, and interest
purposes and goals of the committee.
- Scientists shall
be eligible for membership provided that they
engaged, directly or indirectly, in analysis or research with respect
products, and pay the annual Individual Member dues beyond those of the
shall be three (3) classes of sustaining
sustaining member shall be able to designate 2 voting
- A class A
Member Organization shall be any agency of a local, state, provincial
national government, a Class B shall be a college or University, and a
shall be any firm, business, or organization with an interest in the
development and inter laboratory evaluation of analytical methodology,
it is engaged, directly or indirectly, in analysis or research with
juice and juice products.
members shall be eligible to hold office, serve on the
Technical Committees and Subcommittees, and vote on amendments to the
election of officers, methods, dues, and all matters not otherwise
3. Application for Membership
members shall be
persons recognized for their substantial contribution toward the
the objectives of the committee. They
shall be nominated by the officers of the technical committee board,
and may be
elected by a two-thirds vote of the members voting.
An honorary member shall
have all of the rights and privileges
shall be submitted to the committee. Election
to membership shall
become effective upon payment of
as otherwise provided.
4 - Elected Officers
officers of the
Technical Committee shall be Committee members and shall consist of a
Chairperson, Chairperson-elect, Secretary, Treasurer, and other
officers designated later by the Technical Committee Board. The Chairperson, Chairperson-elect,
Secretary, and Treasurer shall be elected by the majority of members
The Chairperson, Chairperson-elect shall serve for two years beginning
adjournment of the meeting at which they are elected.
The Chairperson-elect shall become Chairperson upon
of the meeting closest to two years from the election.
- The Secretary and
Treasurer shall be elected
for staggered three year terms.
chairperson shall, with
the approval of the committee board, be the principal executive officer
Committee, and shall be responsible for all the business
and affairs of the Committee between
meetings and in accordance with the Committee's policies.
He shall preside at all meetings of the
members, and the Committee board.
shall call regular or special meetings or authorize mail ballots to
necessary matters, or instruct the appropriate officer to do so.
Chairperson shall, with
the approval of the board, appoint the following: Subcommittees for
methods, grants, communications, membership, collaborative testing,
dues, workshops, educational programs, etc.
- In the
absence of the
chairperson, or in the event of his inability to act, the
shall perform the duties of the chairperson, and when so acting, shall
the powers of, and be subject to all the restrictions upon the
shall perform such other duties as from time to time may be assigned to
the Chairperson or the Committee Board.
Secretary shall be
responsible for recording the minutes of each meeting, issuing the
the membership, maintaining membership roles, and such other duties as
assigned to him by the Chairperson or the Committee Board.
The same individual may hold
Secretary and Treasurer positions.
Treasurer shall be
responsible for the funds and securities of the Committee, and in
perform all the duties incident to the office of Treasurer and such
duties as may be assigned to him by the Chairperson or the Committee
5 - Committee Board
2. Powers and
Committee Board shall
consist of nine (9) members to include the Chairperson,
Secretary-Treasurer, and six (6) Committee Board Members, all of whom
individual members of the committee. Whenever
possible, the Board shall have representatives
of the following: a national, state, provincial, or municipal
regulatory agency, academia, or industry. No
member of the Board may be elected for more than six
years. The non-executive Board members
shall serve staggered three year terms. The
Immediate Past Chairperson
shall be a non voting member of the Board.
Committee Board shall
have the authority to:
- establish general
policies, and shall manage the affairs
of the committee between meetings of the membership
- determine all
activities of the membership
- fix the annual dues
of the membership, subject to the
approval by the members
- determine the
membership year and the delinquency date
- approve procedures
for election to membership and
requests for dues waivers, and may nominate Honorary Members
- be responsible for
the employment and appointment of
individuals necessary for the efficient operation of the Committee
- further define, when
necessary, official duties of the
employees, officers, and subcommittees of the Committee, and may assign
additional duties to the chairperson-elect, Secretary-Treasurer, Board,
other officers, except that of the chairperson, in accordance with
- fill vacancies in
the offices of Chairperson-elect,
Secretary-Treasurer, or other offices, except that of Chairperson, in
accordance with these bylaws
- establish and
- determine the time
and place of the annual meeting, and
may call a special meeting of the committee membership
- set geographic
limits, authorize establishment and
dissolution of regional sections, and approve bylaws adopted by the
recommendations of the standing and special
- review all proposed
amendments to the bylaws which are
received by the Board at least 90 days in advance of a meeting of the
committee, and submit the proposals, with Board recommendations, to the
membership in accordance with procedures in these bylaws
dissolution of the committee, distribute remaining
assets in accordance with these bylaws and other applicable
meetings shall be held at the call of the
Chairperson, or as ordered by the Board.
meetings of the Board may be called by the
Chairperson shall preside at all meetings except as
otherwise provided in these bylaws.
- A mail
ballot may be
authorized by the Chairperson.
6 - Nominations and Elections
2. Vacancies: Office
shall recommend Members as candidates for elected offices.
It shall consist of three (3) members who
are or have been past officers of the Committee or who have served on
Committee Board. Other
members shall be
appointed by the Chairperson, with the approval of the Committee Board,
extent necessary to constitute the three member committee.
- If the
office of Chairperson
should become vacant, the Chairperson-elect shall thereupon become
of the committee for the unexpired term. Such
service will not effect such person becoming
Committee upon adjournment of the next annual meeting.
In the event that the office of Chairperson
becomes vacant at the time that the office of Chairperson-elect is also
such vacancy shall be filled by the action of the other members of the
Committee Board. If
any office other
than that of Chairperson shall become vacant, the office shall be
the remainder of the term by appointment by the Chairperson, with the
of the Committee Board.
7 - Appointed Officers
1. Appointed Officers
2. Liaison Officers
Committee Board may appoint
such individuals as are necessary to carry out the following functions:
the directives and policies of the Board; supervise the business Office
perform any duties necessary in the day to day management of the
keep the minutes of the meetings of the members and the Board; see that
notices are duly given in accordance with the provisions of the bylaws;
register of membership of the Committee and their addresses; edit and
the publications of the Committee.
appointed Officer with
concurrence of the Chairperson shall appoint members to work with the
Association Associate Referees an subjects complementary to the general
subjects assigned to the General Referees.
Liaison Officers shall
coordinate the development and adoption of uniform analytical methods
the Technical Committee and related interested organizations.
8. - Standing Committees
1. Committee on
2. Long Range
Chairperson shall act as
chairman of the Subcommittee
3. Charter and
Committee shall make
recommendations to the Committee Board on improving the functions of
Section 4. Subcommittee for Educational
shall organize and coordinate educational programs including workshops,
symposia, and courses.
9 - Meetings
1. Annual and Other Meetings
meetings of the
Committee shall be held at the time and place decided by the Committee
Board. A special meeting of the
individual subcommittees or the Committee Board may be called by the
be made at least two months prior to the time of the meetings.
Members present in person
or by proxy shall constitute a quorum at any meeting of the Committee
duly called pursuant to the provisions of these bylaws.
10 - Voting
1. Voting by Mail Ballot
2. Voting at
requiring a vote of the membership shall be presented to the members at
sixty (60) days in advance of the Annual International Meeting of the
allow for mail balloting. Deposit in
the United States mail shall serve as verification of this requirement. Such matters
shall include amendments to the
Committee bylaws, election of officers, and dues.
3. Voting by Proxy
on matters relating
to the analytical methods and other business transactions of the
shall be conducted at the business meetings held during the year. A two thirds
vote of the Members present and
voting at business meetings shall be required for adoption or repeal of
methods, changes in methods, and procedures, and for election of
- At any
meeting of Members, a
Member entitled to vote may vote by proxy executed in writing by the
his duly authorized attorney in fact. No
proxy shall be valid for
more than eleven(11) months after
of its execution unless otherwise provided in the proxy.
11 - Dues
- Section 1. Membership
dues for membership in the Committee shall be fixed by
the Committee Board, subject to the approval by the majority of the
voting by mail ballot.
membership year and the delinquency date shall be
determined by the Board.
- Honorary Members
be exempt from payment of dues and
annual meeting registration fees.
12 - Earnings and Assets
1. - Non Profit Status
- Regardless of any
provision of the bylaws which may be
part of the net earnings of the Committee shall under any circumstances
to the benefit of any member or individual.
Committee shall not be operated for a profit.
lawful dissolution of the Committee, the Board shall
distribute all remaining assets of the Committee to one or more
selected by the Board which have been held exempt from Federal Income
organizations described in section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue
13 - Political Activities
substantial part of the Committee's activities shall
consist of carrying on propaganda or otherwise attempting to influence
state, or national laws. All activities
of the Committee shall be determined by the Board.
Committee shall not participate or intervene in any
manner in any campaign on behalf of any candidate for a political
14 - Parliamentary Authority
rules contained in the
current edition of Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised shall govern
committee in all in which they are applicable.
15 - Amendments to the bylaws
proposed amendments to
these bylaws shall be presented in writing to the Committee Board. The Board shall present the proposals to the
Committee membership, with recommendations.
A two thirds vote of the members voting by mail ballot is
Article 16 - Educational
Article 2D of the Charter and
states that one of the Committee's purposes is to "Develop workshops as
appropriate and needed in the area of juice analyses".
Article XVI addresses policies and
procedures to be followed in sponsoring workshops and symposia. The purpose of these programs is
educational. Financial planning will be
for a "break-even" budget with any profits to be used in the
sponsoring of future educational programs.
- To provide expert
instruction in the
effective use of analytical methods and the data derived from these
the analysis and authentication of juice and juice products.
present information on new
analytical methods and technologies and their application to juice
provide a forum for the exchange of
information on the advantages and limitations of analytical
provide written materials such as
notebooks, published proceedings, and monographs.
- Section 2.
shall authorize sponsorship of educational programs and appoint a
and a program director to organize and coordinate the event.
- The proposed
(topic, speakers/instructors) shall be presented in written form to the
Committee Board for approval.
estimated expenses and income shall be presented to the Committee Board
shall address income from
registration fees and expenses for speakers ( travel, per diem,
fees), facilities, marketing and written materials.
- Plans for
distribution, and/or sale of written materials is to be presented to
Committee Board for approval.
(Chairperson, Chairperson-Elect, Secretary-Treasurer) shall approve
materials for marketing of the educational program.
- Not later than 30
preceding the event, the Program Director shall inform the Board
the number of registrants and projected profit/loss.
The Board Officers shall make the decision as to whether
event shall be canceled. In
cancellation, registrants are to be informed promptly.
- The Educational
Subcommittee shall provide the Board officers with a financial
summarizing income and expenses within ninety days after course
speakers/instructors have responsibility for their respective materials
are distributed as part of the planned
has responsibility for assembling and distributing course
such cases where the
Technical Committee undertakes publishing and sale of proceedings,
there is to
be peer review of the publication documents.
- When the Committee
Board jointly sponsors educational programs with AOAC, ACS, IFT, IFJU, or other
professional organizations there
shall be a written contract outlining respective responsibilities.
Items to be
in Section 2A
Sharing of any
profits or losses.
- The Chairperson
Program Director will sign the contract for the Technical Committee
receiving approval by the Board.
Dana Krueger, date unknown.
May 31, 01 by Steve Cockram to change the term of Chair and Chair-elect
to two years and to split
the Secretary and Treasurer positions.