ARTICLE I: Name

This Society shall be known as the Chicago Radiological Society, a division of the Illinois Radiological Society.

ARTICLE II: Purposes and Principles

The Chicago Radiological Society shall:
a. Uphold the general purposes of the Illinois Radiological Society.
b. Adhere to the ethical Principles of the Illinois Radiological Society.
c. Hold periodic scientific and educational programs and meetings.
d. Assume such responsibilities and privileges as may from time to time be delegated by the Illinois Radiological Society.

ARTICLE III: Membership

a. Members of the Illinois Radiological Society who have their principal place of practice within the counties of Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Lake and Will in the State of Illinois shall automatically be members of the Chicago Radiological Society.
b. Other members of the Illinois Radiological Society may become members of the Chicago Radiological Society by petition to the President of the Chicago Radiological Society and approval of its Executive Committee.
c. Classification of members will be in accordance with ARTICLE IV, SECTION I of the By-Laws of the Illinois Radiological Society.
d. Members-in-training will be organized as a Resident and Fellow Section, governed by its own By-Laws subject to approval by the Executive Committee.

ARTICLE IV
Section 1: Officers

The officers of the Society shall be regular members of the Illinois Radiological Society:
a. PRESIDENT. The President shall preside over regular meetings of the Executive Committee. This person shall see that the By-Laws of the Illinois Radiological Society are enforced, and shall appoint such committees and institute such programs as shall be necessary to accomplish the purposes of this division of the Illinois Radiological Society. This person shall recommend candidates for membership on committees of the Illinois Radiological Society. This person shall serve as a member of the Executive Committee of the Illinois Radiological Society.
b. PROGRAM DIRECTOR. The Program Director shall, upon direction of the Executive Committee of the Chicago Radiological Society, organize and select speakers for the educational sessions taking place during the Chicago Radiological Society meetings. This person shall be Chair of the Program Committee and work with that committee in creating the educational program. This person shall also work with any outside medical societies or organizations on educational activities requesting Society participation. This person shall serve as a member of the Executive Committee of the Illinois Radiological Society.
c. SECRETARY-TREASURER. The Secretary-Treasurer shall, upon direction of the Executive Committee of the Chicago Radiological Society, disburse such funds allocated to this Division by the Illinois Radiological Society by Article VIII, Section 4, of the Illinois Radiological Society By-Laws. This person shall conduct such correspondence and business as is usually required of such office, or as may be delegated by the Executive Committee. This person shall act as liaison between the Executive Committee of the Chicago Radiological Society and the Resident and Fellow Section. This person shall present to the Executive Committee for its approval the budget of said Section. This person shall serve as a member of the Executive Committee of the Illinois Radiological Society.
d. PRESIDENT-ELECT. The Title of President-Elect shall be held by the Program Director or Secretary-Treasurer on alternate years and during the second year of their respective offices, to ensure continuity of succession in an orderly manner. This person shall perform the duties of the President in the event of absence or inability to act.
e. VICE-PRESIDENT. The Title of Vice-President shall be held by the Program Director or Secretary-Treasurer on alternate years and during the first year of their respective offices, to ensure continuity of succession in an orderly manner.
f. TRUSTEES. There shall be six trustees. They typically serve three consecutive terms, but longer or shorter terms are permitted at the discretion of the Executive Committee.

Section 2: Election
The President and the Trustees shall be elected for a term of one year at the annual meeting. The President cannot succeed himself or herself, nor are Past-Presidents eligible for election as Trustees. The Program Director and Secretary-Treasurer may be nominated from members who have previously served as Trustees. To aid in proper continuity and in understanding of the organization, the Program Director and the Secretary-Treasurer shall alternate each year in elevation to the Presidency, normally serving for two years in their respective offices before moving to the Presidency.

The newly elected officers shall assume their offices at the end of the annual meeting. Vacant offices in the Society shall be filled by the Executive Committee. The Nominating Committee shall present its slate of officers to the Executive Committee for approval, following which the slate shall be announced to the general membership at the meeting preceding the annual meeting. At that time, additional nominations may be made from the floor. Voting will be at the annual meeting.

ARTICLE V: Nominations of Councilors
The Nominating Committee of this division shall, according to the By-Laws of the Illinois Radiological Society, recommend to the Nominating Committee of the Illinois Radiological Society candidates for Councilors and Alternates from Illinois to the American College of Radiology in such numbers, for such terms, and at such time as designated by the Illinois Radiological Society and the American College of Radiology.

ARTICLE VI: Committees
The President shall appoint such committees, and the members thereof, as shall be necessary to accomplish the purposes of this division of the Illinois Radiological Society. The following standing committees shall be appointed:

a. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. The Executive Committee shall consist of the President, Program Director, Secretary-Treasurer, three immediate Past-Presidents of the Society, Trustees, Councilors and Alternate Councilors of the American College of Radiology who are members of the Chicago Radiological Society, any member of the Chicago Radiological Society who is on the Board of Trustees of either the Chicago Medical Society or the Illinois State Medical Society, and a Representative of the Resident and Fellow Section duly elected by that Section. The business and affairs of the Society between regular meetings shall be managed by the Executive Committee. Meetings of the Executive Committee shall be called by the President, who shall designate the time and place. Those members present shall constitute a quorum.

b. NOMINATING COMMITTEE. The Nominating Committee shall consist of five members:
1. The three immediate Past-Presidents, the most recent serving as Chair.
2. The Secretary-Treasurer of the Resident and Fellow Section
3. One appointed member who has not previously served on the Executive Committee.

c. PROGRAM COMMITTEE. The Program Committee shall consist of at least seven members:
1. Program Director – Chair.
2. At least six appointed members.

d. LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE. This committee is charged with the obligation of detecting and evaluating any legislative matters (local, state, or national) which pertain to Medicine and Radiology. It shall consist of at least three members, one of whom shall be a Councilor or Alternate.

e. PUBLIC INFORMATION COMMITTEE. The Advisory Committee on Public Information shall be charged with the responsibility of evaluating matters relative to Radiology which have a Public impact or are of Public concern and advising the President on the proper course of action to be taken by the Society. The Committee shall consist of at least three members, one of whom shall be a member of the Executive Committee.

f. BY-LAWS COMMITTEE. The By-Laws Committee shall periodically review the By-Laws, Procedures, and Rules of Conduct of the Chicago Radiological Society and recommend any changes that should be made to the Executive Committee. It shall consist of at least three appointed members, one of whom shall be a Trustee or officer.

g. RADIATION ONCOLOGY COMMITTEE. This committee is charged with evaluating and presenting to the Executive Committee matters of concern to the Chicago Radiological Society which directly impact upon the Radiation Oncology membership. It shall consist of at least three appointed members.

h. RADIATION SAFETY COMMITTEE. This committee is charged with the obligation of detecting and evaluating issues pertaining to radiation safety including but not limited to those incurred by diagnostic imaging examinations and therapeutic radiation oncology procedures. This committee will also be the government and media liaison in the event of a radiation disaster or terrorist event. It shall consist of at least three appointed members, one of whom shall be a Trustee or officer.

i. DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD COMMITTEE. This Committee will consist of the three (3) immediate past Presidents of the Chicago Radiological Society and will be chaired by the longest tenured member. Its purpose will be to select for an Annual Recognition Award a present or past member of the Chicago Radiological Society who has brought honor to Chicago Radiology through outstanding service to Radiology in teaching, research, organizational work, and/or practice. This Award will be known as The Distinguished Service Award to consist of a gold medal and/or a certificate. Any member of the Society may nominate a candidate for the Award, submitting reasons for nomination and a curriculum vitae. The Committee will select from the nominees one (1) name which will be submitted to the Executive Committee for ratification. Failure to ratify will require a second selection by the Committee and so on until ratification is accomplished. It is not deemed necessary to grant an Award each year.

j. The President shall appoint such other committees as are deemed necessary.
k. In addition to the elected representative to the Executive Committee, a representative of the Resident and Fellow Section shall be appointed to each of the other standing committees with voting privileges, except where otherwise stated.

ARTICLE VII: Meetings
Meetings shall be held on the third Thursday of October, November, January, February, March and April or on other designated date(s) at such time and place and upon such notice as may be arranged by the Executive Committee. The April meeting shall be the annual meeting. Changes and additions to any meeting other than the annual meeting may be made by the Executive Committee. The current edition of Sturgis’ “Standard Code of Parliamentary Procedure” shall be used in the conduct of the meetings.

ARTICLE VIII: Dues and Assessments
a. DUES. Dues will be established pursuant to ARTICLE VIII, SECTION 4 and ARTICLE XII of the By-Laws of the Illinois Radiological Society.
b. ASSESSMENTS. Assessments may be levied by the Executive Committee upon approval by a majority vote at the annual meeting, notice of such assessment having been sent to the membership not less than thirty days prior to the meeting.

ARTICLE IX: Amendments
Amendments to these By-Laws must be approved by a two-thirds vote of all members present at any regular meeting, following thirty days written notice of such amendments to the membership. All amendments must conform to the corporate By-Laws of the Illinois Radiological Society.

This version was approved in January 2006.