CFIA Constitution and By-Laws 

CONSTITUTION AND BY LAWS OF THE CHICAGO FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR ASSOCIATION, INC.
ARTICLE I
The Chicago Flight Instructor Association, Inc. was established and so named this date, April 11, 1977, as a non-profit organization by the resolution of the members present.
ARTICLE II
The purpose of this Association is to promote aviation safety, education, and to improve teaching techniques by utilizing advanced aids, standardizing methods, exchanging information and fostering good fellowship among members.
ARTICLE III
The area to be served by the Association shall be the greater metropolitan area of Chicago, nearby Wisconsin and Indiana.
ARTICLE IV
Membership is open to all qualified aviation instructors and associate members subject to the approval of the governing board. Qualified members shall be entitled to all rights and privileges of the Association, Including one vote on each Issue. A quorum will exist when two thirds of the members are present and votes shall be by voice or ballot.
ARTICLE V
Annual dues shall be payable on January 1st of each year. These dues shall be used for normal business expenses of the Association.
ARTICLE VI
Nomination of officers of the Association shall be concluded not later than the 30th of April each year. Election and appointment of officers shall be concluded not later than the 31st of May each year. Officers shall be President, Vice President, Secretary, Recording Secretary and Treasurer. Officers shall serve a term of one (1) year in office. Election of officers shall be by voice or ballot.
Nomination of directors of the Association shall be concluded not later than the 31st of May each year. Directors: Three (3) directors shall serve a term of one (1) year in office and election of directors shall be by voice or ballot. The total governing board of the association shall consist of President, Vice-President, Secretary, Recording Secretary, Treasurer and the three Directors.
ARTICLE VII
Seven (7) training meetings shall be held each year with the dates published in the annual flyer. Business meetings will be held as required.
GOVERNING BODY REQUIREMENTS
To be nominated and/or elected as an officer or direction of the association, the members must be known for their honesty, integrity, and devotion to the aviation profession.
RULES GOVERNING ALL MEMBERS
The chairman for all meetings shall be an officer of the Association. In the event that all officers are unavailable, the President shall appoint a Director to fill that position. Any member wishng to ask a question or make a statement or in any way take the floor, must first be recognized by the chair. All questions and all statements will be time limited at the discretion of the Presiding Chairman. In the event of a debate, each contender will be allowed an approprate amount of time for presentation, and/or rebuttal. Voting at all meetings shall be by voice or ballot of the majority present.