PART I- CONSTITUTION AND BYLAWS
ARTICLE IV - AFFILIATIONS
Section 1.This association will be affiliated with the National Council for the Social Studies and other groups deemed essential for promoting the interests of this association.
Section 2. Any local Council, having a minimum of 15 members, or 20% of the local council, whichever is less, who are also members of the NYSCSS and who have had at least two meetings of the membership in the previous year, may become an affiliate of NYSCSS. Special groups with a minimum of 15 NYSCSS members may file for affiliation indicating such membership.
Each affiliated council will be entitled to an additional representative on the Board of Directors for each 50 members, beyond the basic 15 necessary for affiliation, who are also members of NYSCSS. The maximum number of representatives that any local may have will be three. Representation for each local council will be determined for the Fall Board of Director's meetings based upon the previous year's membership. Presidents of each affiliated local council will submit a list of members to the Vice President by June 1. The Vice President will notify each eligible local council and special group as to the number of representatives to which each is entitled. The President of the local council will furnish the Vice President with the names of its official representative(s) to the Board of Directors of the NYSCSS. If such representative(s) are unable to attend, the President of the local council will authorize in writing the substitutes. Representation for each special group will be limited to one representative on the Board of Directors, regardless of the number of joint members. Presidents of such groups will submit membership lists to the Vice President by July 1, along with the name of the official representative. The president of the special group may authorize in writing a substitute.