BYLAWS of SISKIYOU ARTISTS ASSOCIATION
ARTICLE I NAME
The name of this organization shall be: Siskiyou Artists Association
ARTICLE II CORPORATE POWERS
This corporation shall be governed by an Executive Board subject to approval
of policies by a Board of Directors, all of whom shall be members in good
ARTICLE III OFFICE
This corporation shall maintain its principle office in the County of Siskiyou,
State of California, but may have offices and transmit business at such
other places as the Executive Board and Board of Directors may from time
to time appoint.
ARTICLE IV EXECUTIVE BOARD AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS
- The Executive Board shall be composed of the President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer.
- The Board of Directors shall be composed of the above named officers and additionally of three members, called Directors, and up to three Advisors (any past Presidents). Committee Chairs are encouraged to attend Board meetings reporting on their Committees. The following Committee Chairman will have voting privileges: Annual Show Chairman, Newsletter Chairman, and Publicity Chairman. This makes a total of 13 voting members. A quorum for voting purposes is a simple majority of voting members (6-7, depending of the number of advisors).
- All members of the Executive Board and of the Board of Directors shall
be elected by the general membership. (see Article V, #3)
- The term of office for the officers shall be one year, commencing the
first day of the calendar year. The President ‘s term of office
shall be limited to two consecutive years. In the event the Nominating Committee is unable to find a person willing to serve as President and there is no volunteer to accept the position, the current President, if willing to serve, may have his/her term extended.
- The term of office for the Directors shall be three years.
- The outgoing President shall serve as Advisor to the Board for three
(3) years with full voting privileges.
- The policies of the corporation, and the control and inventory of its
properties, shall be vested in the Board of Directors.
- In the interim between regular meetings, the Executive Board shall have
charge of regular and other business of the corporation. It may order
disbursements to meet the necessary expenses of the corporation.
- A Nominating Committee shall be appointed by the President to present
a slate of officers for the ensuing year, to be offered at the September
- Nominations may be made from the floor for each office following the
report of the Nominating Committee.
- The election of Officers and Board of Directors will be held at the
ARTICLE VI DUTIES OF OFFICERS
- The President shall preside at all meetings of the corporation, appoint
committees, conduct the business of the corporation according to
these By-Laws, and following the Parliamentary Procedure of Roberts Rules
of Order .
- Vice-President. In the absence of the President, shall take over duties
of the President and shall be responsible for programs.
- The Secretary shall keep the records of the corporation, its business
and other meeting minutes, record the business of the Board of Directors
and the Executive Board, answer all correspondence as directed by
the corporation, and report on these matters as required by the membership.
- The Treasurer shall keep a record of all monies collected and expended
by the corporation, give a report on same as required by the membership,
and pay all approved bills of the corporation by check only.
- The Historian shall keep the corporate history in an annual album.
- One or more members of the Executive Board and the Board of Directors
may examine the books and accounts at any time.
- Funds may be transferred at the Board of Directors meeting.
- The corporation’s checks shall be signed by two of four certified
signatures. Signatures to be certified shall be the President, Past
President, Treasurer, and Past Treasurer. For convenience or necessity,
one signature of a member of the corporation, not of the four persons
heretofore named, may be substituted and certified as one of the four
signatures used in the checking account of the corporation. This action,
if taken, must be by unanimous vote of the Executive Board and the Board
ARTICLE VII MEETINGS
- There shall be at least five (5) regular meetings of the corporation
each year on the third Sunday of the month between the months of
February to October. Meetings will be held at the discretion of the Board.
- There shall be at least five (5) business meetings of the Board of Directors
and the Executive Board of the corporation each year. Business that
may require vote of the membership shall be taken up at a regular meeting.
- Special meetings may be called by the Board of Directors or by one-third
of the membership, notifying the membership five days in advance
by mail or other means.
ARTICLE VIII MEMBERSHIP
- Any resident of Siskiyou County or elsewhere, upon payment of the annual
dues, may become a member of the Siskiyou Artists Association, Inc.
- Each regular member shall have one vote and be entitled to all privileges
- Membership is for the balance of any calendar year, regardless of when
such application is accepted during the year, unless new members
signed up at or after the annual art show.
- Honorary members and sponsors shall not have a vote, but will be entitled
to other membership privileges.
- A membership majority at any regular meeting may vote in honorary memberships,
either as a form of special recognition or other consideration.
- Members may be expelled for nonpayment of dues or for other just reasons
by the Board of Directors or by a vote of the membership. Expelled
members will be entitled to an open hearing of the membership by making
a written request to the Executive Board, which the Board will set the
ARTICLE IX CERTIFICATION OF MEMBERSHIP
Certificated of membership shall be of such form and device as the Board
of Directors may elect, and each certificate shall be signed (by the Treasurer)
and express on its face the date of issue, membership number, and the name
of the member.
ARTICLE X DUES
- The dues for each regular and associate member shall be determined by
the Board with the consent of the membership, and payable at the first
of each year. New members’ dues will be payable upon receipt of application
and be good for only that portion of the year remaining, unless signed
up at or after the annual art show.
- Payment for dues constitutes a membership fee.
- The dues for married couples shall be determined by the Board, and payable
at the first of each year.
- Life members and honorary members shall not
be subject to any annual dues.
- Members, whose dues are not paid
by the 2nd newsletter, will be notified. If not paid by the 3rd newsletter,
their names will be dropped from the membership roster.
ARTICLE XI QUORUM
- A quorum of the Board shall be 6 or 7 (a simple majority) voting members. See Section IV, #2.
- A quorum of the general membership shall consist of 25% of the membership.
ARTICLE XII EXHIBITS
Ribbons and awards on all judged exhibits will be given for original
works of art only.
ARTICLE XIII AMENDMENTS
These By-Laws may be amended at any regular meeting by a two-thirds vote
of those members present, providing that sufficient notice has been given
to the membership as to the amendment or amendments being considered.