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Bear Creek Quilt Guild
This organization shall be called the Bear Creek Quilt Guild.
Article II. PURPOSE
The purpose of this Guild is to preserve and encourage the art of quilting, provide instruction for itsí members and education for the public, and to be a gathering for people with this common interest.
Article III. MEMBERSHIP
Membership is open to all persons interested in quilts and quilting.
Article IV. DUES
Sec. 1. The elected officers of the Guild shall be President, Vice-President, Second Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer.
Sec. 2. The officers shall be elected by a majority vote of the members present at November Guild Meeting, shall be installed at the December meeting, and Shall assume their duties at the January meeting.
Sec. 3. An officer shall be elected for a term of one year, and may succeed herself/himself for a maximum of two years.
Sec. 4. Duties of the officers:
A. The President shall call all Executive Committee and Executive Board meetings; shall preside at all Guild, Executive Committee and Executive Board meetings; shall appoint all Standing Committee and Audit Committee Chairs; shall serve as ex-officio member of all Standing Committees; and shall sign checks in the absence of the Treasurer.
B. The First Vice-President shall preside in the absence of/or at the request of the President at Guild, Executive Committee and Executive Board meetings; and shall serve as Chair of the Program Committee.
C. The Second Vice President shall preside as Quilt Show Chairperson and the term will be for the year before the Quilt Show, until the show is concluded.
D. The Secretary shall keep the records of the Guild, Executive Committee,and Board meetings; and shall conduct general correspondence of the Guild.
E. The Treasurer shall prepare the budget; shall make monthly and annual reports to the Guild.
Article VII. EXECUTIVE BOARD
Article VIII. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Sec. 1. The Executive Committee shall consist of four officers, a Past-President, and the Chairs of the Standing Committees, and if needed, a Second Vice President for Quilt Show Chairperson.
Sec. 2. All members of the Executive Committee will be deemed voting members at the Executive Board meetings.
Article IX. COMMITTEES
Sec. 1. The Standing Committees, which can be changed by a majority vote of the Executive Board, shall be: Bee Keeper, Care Bears, Community Service, Door Prizes, E-Mail, Historian, Hospitality, Librarian, Membership, Newsletter, Retreat/Outings, Property, Publicity, Quilt Show, Raffle Quilt, Secret Sisters, Show and Tell, Special Projects, Telephone, Web Mistress and Workshops.
Sec. 2. Special Committees shall be Parliamentary Procedures, By-Law, Nominating, and AuditA. A Past-President shall serve as Parliamentarian and Chair of the By-Laws Committee.
B. The Nominating Committee shall consist of three members. The Chairman shall be from the Executive Board, appointed by the President. The remaining two shall be elected from the general membership by a majority vote of the members present at the September Guild meeting. The Committee shall nominate one eligible person for each office and present the slate at the October Guild meeting. Additional nominations, with the permission of the one nominated, may be made from the floor at the November meeting prior to the election.
C. The Audit Committee, appointed by the outgoing President in November, shall consist of three members of the Guild. The Committee shall report to the Guild at the December meeting prior to the installation of the officers.
Article X. AMENDMENTS
These By-Laws may be amended or revised, upon the recommendation of the Executive Board, by a two-thirds majority vote of the members present at a regular Guild meeting, providing notice of the proposed change has been made at the previous meeting or in the current newsletter.
Article XI. DISPOSITION OF FUNDS
In the event of the dissolution or disbanding of the Bear Creek Quilt Guild, any and all funds remaining in the treasury of the Bear Creek Quilt Guild will be turned over to another educational, tax-exempt quilt guild, or to a charitable organization. The recipient organization will be determined, upon the recommendation of the Executive Board, by a majority vote of the members present at a regular Guild meeting.
Adopted July 27, 1991
Revised September 19, 2000
Bear Creek Quilt Guild
Non-member instructed workshops - Most non-member instructors have a set fee and the Guild will charge a workshop fee based on their fee. Workshops will not be scheduled unless sufficient interest is shown to cover the instructor fee. Proceeds in excess of the fee charged will be used by the Guild for future member education.
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