Bylaws of the International Society of Unified Science

Bylaws of the
International Society of Unified Science, Inc.
doing business as the
Reciprocal System Research Society

Approved and Adopted by First Annual Conference
Owre Hall, University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota, August 20, 1976

Revised at Twenty Third Annual Conference
ISUS Corporate Office
Salt Lake City, Utah, October 27, 2001

Revised at Sixth Annual Conference
North American Rockwell Plant
Downey, California, Aug. 16, 1981

Revised at Twenty Fourth Annual Conference
ISUS Corporate Office
Salt Lake City, Utah, October 18, 2003

Revised at Seventeenth Annual Conference
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah, August 6, 1992

Revised by Board of Directors
ISUS Corporate Office
Salt Lake City, Utah, April 27, 2015

  1. Name

    1. The name of this membership corporation shall be the International Society of Unified Science, doing business as ISUS, Inc. (ISUS) and the Reciprocal System Research Society (RSRS or RS2).1 For the purpose of this document, the name “the RSRS” will be used to refer to the society.

  2. Objectives

    1. The primary objective of this organization shall be to advance in all ways deemed feasible the Reciprocal System of physical theory, referred to as RS, as proposed by Dewey B. Larson and as presently set forth in the books named below and in other published works, and as may be set forth in future articles and books:

      1. The Structure of the Physical Universe (1959), North Pacific Publishers, Portland, Oregon.

      2. The Case Against the Nuclear Atom (1963), North Pacific Publishers, Portland, Oregon.

      3. Beyond Newton (1964), North Pacific Publishers, Portland, Oregon.

      4. New Light on Space and Time (1965), North Pacific Publishers, Portland, Oregon.

      5. Quasars and Pulsars (1971), North Pacific Publishers, Portland, Oregon.

      6. Nothing but Motion (1979), North Pacific Publishers, Portland, Oregon.

      7. The Neglected Facts of Science (1982), North Pacific Publishers, Portland, Oregon.

      8. Universe of Motion (1984), North Pacific Publishers, Portland, Oregon.

      9. Basic Properties of Matter (1988), North Pacific Publishers, Portland, Oregon.

      10. Beyond Space and Time (1995), North Pacific Publishers, Portland, Oregon.

      11. The Road to Full Employment (1976), North Pacific Publishers, Portland, Oregon.

      12. The Road to Permanent Prosperity (2008), ISUS, Inc., Salt Lake City, Utah.

    2. To publish and distribute books, journals, e-Zines and other materials concerning the Reciprocal System of physical theory, as specified by the Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees may discontinue any publication or distribution by an official vote.

    3. To reexamine and revalue other theories of physics, chemistry, astronomy, biology and the Reciprocal System of physical theory, itself, in the light of sound experimental data, being assumed that when any theory is in disagreement with valid experimental data the theory is wrong.

    4. To maintain a presence on the World Wide Web (the “Internet”), including web and social media sites, to communicate the concepts and ideas of the Reciprocal System and provide various electronic tools for contact, feedback and the purchase of books and materials.

      1. The official website(s) of the RSRS shall be designated by the Board of Trustees.

      2. A Webmaster shall be appointed by the Board of Trustees to maintain the day-to-day operations of official websites.

    5. To encourage and support new research into the Reciprocal System, including better ways to document, describe and explain concepts based on a universe of motion, scalar motion and the reciprocal relation between space and time.

  3. Membership and Member Responsibilities

    1. Membership in this organization shall be open to any individual who subscribes to the objectives of this organization and is interested in promoting the establishment of sound, consistent theories of the physical universe.

    2. The RSRS prohibits discrimination against its members, employees, and applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation or income.

    3. Membership grades.

      1. Regular Member. Any person who subscribes to the objectives of this organization may become a Regular Member by applying for membership and paying the dues as set by the Board of Trustees. Membership is automatically terminated by the failure to continue dues payment.

      2. Student Member. Any person who is enrolled full-time or part-time in a post high school educational curriculum and who subscribes to the objectives of this organization may become a Student Member by applying for membership and paying the dues as set by the Board of Trustees. Student Members will be automatically transferred to Regular Member status upon completion of their educational curriculum. At the end of the Student Member dues period, the student who has been transferred to Regular Member status may continue in that classification by the payment of Regular Member dues. Failure to continue dues payments in any category of membership automatically terminates that membership.

      3. Lifetime Member. Any person who subscribes to the objectives of this organization may become a Lifetime Member by applying for membership and paying a fixed amount as set by the Board of Trustees.

      4. Subscription Member. Any person who subscribes to the objectives of this organization may become a Subscription Member by applying for any electronic services on the official website. Subscription Memberships are free, but have no voting rights in the society nor any notification requirements for meetings.

    4. Any MEMBER of this organization may terminate membership by submitting a termination request in writing or by e-mail to the secretary, or by any electronic tool available on the official website. Members who terminate before the end of the dues period forfeit their right to continue to receive any of the publications of this organization and may not request a pro rata refund of their dues.

    5. All members of this organization have the responsibility of promoting, to the best of their abilities, the general welfare of this organization by:

      1. Encouraging the achievement of the stated objectives.

      2. Encouraging membership in the organization.

      3. Supporting the publications of the organization by submitting contributions in the form of articles, news items, reviews and criticisms.

    6. The official membership year for this organization shall be one calendar year from the time that membership is recorded electronically or by the Secretary.

    7. “Member in good standing” is defined as any member that has a continuous membership of any combination of membership grades for a period of three years and their dues (if any) are current.

  4. Meetings of Members

    1. An annual meeting of the RSRS for the purpose of election of the Board of Trustees, presenting new research and the transaction of any other business authorized by the Board shall be held at such time and place as specified by the Board of Trustees.

    2. Advance notice of all meetings of members shall be given the members by the Secretary, or in his absence, by another officer. All such notices shall be posted to the official RSRS website. Notice to members without an email address shall be sent by mail to the last known post office address. All notices shall be made at least thirty (30) days in advance of the date set for the meeting.

    3. At any meeting of the RSRS, those members present in person shall have authority to transact all business which may come before the meeting and there shall be no voting by proxy or cumulative voting. Decisions shall be by majority vote of those members in good standing present and voting.

  5. Board of Trustees

    1. The concerns, direction and management of the affairs of the RSRS shall be vested in the Board of Trustees, who shall pursue such policies and principles as shall be in accordance with the provisions of the Articles of Incorporation, these Bylaws, and the statutes of the State of Utah and the United States of America.

    2. The Board of Trustees shall be composed of not more than fifteen (15) members, but no act of the RSRS shall be void because, at any time, there be fewer than 15 Trustees in office.

    3. Trustees must be Regular (§ 3.3.1 ) or Lifetime (§ 3.3.3 ) Members in good standing for a minimum period of 5 years.

    4. In the event that there are insufficient members to meet the minimum Trustee requirements, the Board of Trustees may appoint any Regular or Lifetime member in good standing to the position of Trustee.

    5. The Board of Trustees shall be divided into three classes. At each Annual Meeting of the RSRS one-third () of the membership of the Board of Trustees shall be elected for a term of three (3) years. Each trustee shall hold office for three years and until his successor shall be chosen. Directors shall be eligible for reelection.

    6. In the event any Trustee shall by death, resignation, incapacity to act or otherwise, cease to be a Trustee during his or her term, his or her successor may be chosen by the Board and shall hold office during the remainder of the unexpired term of his or her predecessor. In no case may a person be appointed to serve as a Trustee who is ineligible for election as a Trustee.

    7. In order to maintain numerical balance between the three classes of the Board, a nominee for a hitherto unfilled vacancy on the Board may, however, be elected for a term shorter than three (3) years, and such a term shall then run concurrently with a class of one-third of the Board whose other members were elected in a previous year.

    8. Special meetings of the Board of Trustees may be called by the President, or by the Secretary when requested to do so in writing by any five (5) Trustees of the RSRS.

    9. No notice shall be required for any meeting date set when all Trustees are present, either physically or by electronic communications, provided every Trustee shall waive the notice otherwise required. The business of the Board of Trustees may be transacted by written ballot, as specified in § 5.10.

    10. Business of the Board of Trustees may be transacted in meetings or by balloting outside physical meetings.

      1. A majority of the members of the Board of Trustees shall constitute a quorum.

      2. The Secretary, or other person designated by the Board should the Secretary be absent, shall conduct the balloting.

      3. Proxy voting shall not be allowed.

      4. Secret balloting shall not be allowed.

      5. Ballots may be cast in person, by telephone, text message, postal mail, FAX, Internet conference or email.

        1. Telephone or Internet conference votes must be heard by at least five Trustees participating.

        2. Email votes must be sent from the email address registered on the membership role for the Trustee.

        3. Text votes must originate from the phone number registered on the membership role for the Trustee.

      6. Trustees not present shall be counted as “No” votes but may submit a “Yes” vote within a period of 30 calendar days after a meeting.

      7. Abstaining from a vote shall not include that vote in the tally.

      8. A majority of all current Board members must be counted voting “Yes” for the issue to pass.

      9. A minimum of two Trustees need to be physically present together to conduct a vote at a meeting.

      10. The Secretary shall record individual Trustee votes and the manner in which they were cast. All ballots shall be retained until the vote record is approved. The voting record shall be appended to the minutes of the previous annual meeting and made a part of those records with approval at the next regular meeting.

    11. Elections of Board Members

      1. The Board shall notify the Secretary of the RSRS of its nominations, who shall post the nominations at the headquarters of the RSRS and shall make the list of nominations available to any member in good standing upon request.

      2. The nominations of the Board at the Annual Meeting will be voted on by the Board of Trustees attending the Annual Meeting.

      3. In the event that all Trustees are deceased or incapacitated, a new Board may be nominated and elected by the members in good standing at the annual meeting.

      4. Conflict of Interest. Any member owning or operating a business or other activity that conflicts or competes with the RSRS shall not be eligible to be nominated, nor retain the position of an Officer or Trustee.

  6. Officers

    1. At each annual organization meeting of the Board of Trustees, the Board shall elect from its own membership, a President, a Vice President, a Secretary and a Treasurer. The Board may also elect such other officers as the business of the RSRS may require.

    2. All officers shall hold office at the pleasure of the Board of Trustees, but in no case beyond the time their respective successors shall be elected and shall qualify. Any officer may be removed from office by a majority vote of the Board of Trustees at any time. Any officer is automatically removed from office should they cease to be a member in good standing, effective on the date their membership ended.

    3. Whenever any vacancy shall occur in any office of the RSRS by death, resignation or other, the vacancy may be filled by the Board of Trustees.

    4. The duties of the President shall be those which normally pertain to the office of President and shall include but not be limited to the following:

      1. To preside at the Annual Meeting and at all called meetings of the members.

      2. To serve as a voting Member on the Board of Trustees.

      3. To serve as the official representative of the organization as occasions demand.

      4. To work for the preservation, improvement and growth of the organization.

      5. To recommend to the Board of Trustees the appointment of an Acting Vice President, an Acting Secretary or an Acting Treasurer in the event that the officially elected officer resigns or dies.

      6. To serve as ex officio of all committees.

      7. The President has no “executive powers” to unilaterally create rules, regulations or any restrictions on the behavior of the RSRS.

    5. The duties of the Vice President shall be those which normally pertain to this office and shall include but not be limited to the following duties:

      1. To perform all the duties of the President when requested to do so by the President.

      2. To perform all the duties of the President at the request of the Executive Council after the President has been declared incapacitated or unable to act on his own behalf.

      3. To serve as a voting member of the Board of Trustees.

    6. The duties of the Secretary shall be those which normally pertain to this office and shall include but not be limited to the following duties:

      1. To record and faithfully preserve the minutes of the Annual Meeting, all called meetings and the meetings of the Executive Council, and to report all minutes as requested to do so by the President.

      2. To conduct the normal business and membership correspondence necessary for the preservation, improvement and growth of the organization.

      3. To conduct special correspondence as requested by the Board of Trustees.

      4. To maintain an accurate list of the members of the organization by membership classification.

      5. To serve as a voting member on the Board of Trustees.

    7. The duties of the Treasurer shall be those which normally pertain to this office and shall include but not be limited to the following duties:

      1. To collect and to retain in accord with good business procedures all funds of this organization and to disburse funds in accord with regulations established by the Board of Trustees.

      2. To keep an accurate account of all funds and to submit financial reports at the Annual Meeting and at all other meetings as requested by the President.

      3. To provide the Board of Trustees with quarterly and yearly financial statements and with special statements as requested by the President.

      4. To serve as a voting member on the Board of Trustees.

  7. Publications

    1. All official publications as defined by § 2.2 shall continue until such time as the Board of Trustees votes to cease their publication. In this event, another publication may be selected by the Board as the official publication.

    2. The International Society of Unified Science, Incorporated, shall issue no newsletter or other publication without the approval of the Board of Trustees.

    3. The Board of Trustees shall have the authority to appoint an editor for all publications issued by the RSRS; all editors shall serve at the pleasure of the Board.

    4. Editors may appoint associate editors to assist with publications, at their discretion.

  8. Amendment of Bylaws

    1. These Bylaws may be amended by a two-thirds majority vote of the Board of Trustees.

    2. The Secretary shall maintain and update § 9 Board Decisions with all determinations, appointments and other requirements set forth in the prior sections to keep this document current. No vote of the Board shall be necessary for the update to that section.

       

  9. Board Decisions

    1. Per § 2.2

      1. The official journal of the RSRS shall be called “Reciprocity.”

      2. The membership journal (or “Blog”) of the RSRS shall be called “RSRS News.”

    2. Per § 2.4.1 , the root domains of the official websites of the RSRS are:

    1. Per § 2.4.2 , Bruce Peret is appointed Webmaster.

    2. Per § 5 , the Board of Trustees and expiration dates are:

      2015

      2016

      2017

      KVK Nehru, India

      Rainer Huck, USA

      Bruce Peret, USA

      Robin Sims, Canada

      Phil Porter, USA

      Gopi K Vijaya, India

       

       

      David Halprin, Australia

    3. Per § 5.11.4 , businesses found to be in conflict of interest are:

      1. Transpower Corporation, owned by Ronald Satz.

      2. The Dewey B Larson Memorial Research Center, owned by Douglas Bundy.

    4. Per § 6.1 , the elected Officers are:

    • President: Rainer F. Huck

    • Vice President: Robin Sims

    • Secretary: Bruce Peret

    • Treasurer: Rainer F. Huck

    1. Per § 7.3 , Bruce Peret is appointed Editor.

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International Society of  Unified Science
Reciprocal System Research Society

Salt Lake City, UT 84106
USA

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