Article I – III

ARTICLE I.    NAME
Section 1.
The name of this non-profit professional organization shall be the Texas Gulf Coast Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers

ARTICLE II.    PURPOSES
Section 1.
In accordance with the objectives and purposes stated in the Bylaws of the American Society of Interior Designers, the purposes and objectives of this chapter shall embrace all of those principles stipulated therein.

ARTICLE III.    MEMBERSHIP
Section 1.
ELIGITIBILITY AND ELECTION.  Categories describing the classification of membership as listed in ARTICLE V. of the Society’s Bylaws shall be the same as those within the chapter membership, and election shall be governed by the pertinent provisions of the Bylaws.
Section 2.
TERMINATION OF CHAPTER MEMBERSHIP.  Any member who, for any reason, ceases to be a member of the Society or is dropped from the Society’s roll for non-payment of dues, shall cease to be a member of the chapter.
Section 3.
RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES OF MEMBERSHIP.  Only Professional members shall be qualified to serve as officers of the chapter.  Members of all categories shall be qualified to serve as members of the chapter’s Board of Directors, as specifically provided for in these Bylaws.  Professional, Allied Practitioner, and Allied Educator members shall be entitled to vote in connection with all chapter matters, including election of chapter officers and members of the chapter’s Board of Directors.