CLUB BYLAWS

HIGH SPRINGS NEW CENTURY WOMAN'S CLUB, INC. BYLAWS



ARTICLE I - NAME


The name of this organization shall be THE HIGH SPRINGS NEW CENTI.IRY WOMAN'S CLUB, INC.



ARTICLE II - OBJECT


The object of this club shall be educational. literary, environmental and charitable with a united effort 

toward community improvement.



ARTICLE III - MEMBERSHIP



Section 1. Membership in this Club shall be three classes:Active, Associate and Honorary.


Section 2. Any member in good standing may present to the Board of Directors the name of a candidate for membership. The sponsoring member shall have the prospective candidate complete the club's application form. The President shall present the application form to the Board of Directors for election by a majority voice vote.


Section 3. Those elected to membership are invited to join by the Corresponding Secretary. They may accept, but delay affiliation up to two months from the date of the letter of invitation.


Section 4. No new member shall be enrolled until the affiliation fee and annual dues are received and upon payment of such shall be a guest of the club at the first attended luncheon.


Section 5. A member from another Federated Woman's Club, presenting satisfactory credentials shall be admitted without payment of an affiliation fee.


Section 6. Associate members shall be entitled to all the privileges of the Club but shall have limited

responsibilities in regard to the work of the Club.


Section 7. Honorary Membership: Upon the signed recommendation of two members, approval by the Board of Directors and by a majority voice vote at the annual meeting, honorary membership may be conferred upon a member of the High Springs New Century Woman's Club Inc. A honorary' member shall have none of the obligations of membership in the club, but shall be entitled to all of the privileges except those of making motions voting and holding office.



ARTICLE IV - DUES



Section 1. The dues shall be $35'00 per year for Active members, due May 1. Any member joining after January will pay $17.50 for the first year. There shall be an affiliation fee of $10.00 for new members. Honorary Members do not pay dues.


Section 2. Dues for Associate membership shall be $50.00 per year.


Section 3. New member dues and affiliation fee must be paid in advance.


Section 4. The Treasurer shall notify members whose dues are not paid by July 31. Those members whose dues are not paid within  thirty days after the notice shall be dropped from membership.



ARTICLE V - OFFICERS


Section 1. The elected officers of this Club shall be President., First Vice President, Second Vice President, Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary, Treasurer, Historian and appointed Parliamentarian.


Section 2. There shall be a Nominating Committee composed of three members, the chairman to be appointed by the President with two members to be elected from the floor in March of the uneven Years.


Section 3. The Nominating Committee shall prepare a slate of officers to be presented at the April meeting of the uneven years. Nominations from the floor and election shall be in order at the May meeting. The consent of the nominee must have been previously obtained.


Section 4. A vacancy in an office may be filled by appointment by the Board of Directors.


Section 5. An officer may not hold office more than four years, except Treasurer.


Section 6. The regular two (2) year term of office shall begin January first of even years, or until their successors are elected. All officers must pay regular dues.



ARTICLE VI -DUTIES OF OFFICERS



Section l. The duties of each officer are as implied by their respective titles and as specified in these By Laws.


Section 2. The President shall preside at each meeting, appoint committees and be an ex-officio member of all committees except the nominating committee.


Section 3. The First Vice President shall be the Program Chairman and perform the duties of the President in her absence.


Section 4. The Second Vice President shall be Advisor to all Committee Chairmen and Special Committees and perform the duties of the First Vice President in her absence.


Section 5. The Recording Secretary shall keep the minutes of regular, Board and called meetings.


Section 6. The Corresponding Secretary shall have charge of the general correspondence for the Club


Section 7. The Treasurer shall collect dues, disburse funds. keep a current list of members, give membership cards upon payment of dues, disburse funds to designated projects, keep an itemized account of all monies and give a statement of finances at each meeting of the Club. She shall notify members whose dues are not paid by July 31.


Section 8. All officers upon retiring from office shall deliver to their successors all monies, accounts, records, books, papers or other property belonging to the Club.


ARTICLE VII - MEETINGS


Section 1. The annual meeting shall be in April.


Section 2. Regular meetings shall be held from the first Thursday in October through the first Thursday in May except when otherwise ordered by the Executive Board of the Club.


Section 3. Special meetings may be called by the President or by any three members but no business shall be transacted except that for which the meeting was called.


Section 4. Fifteen members shall constitute a quorum of the Club. Quorum for the Board shall be a majority of the members of the Board.



ARTICLE VIII. BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND EXECUTIVE BOARD



Section 1. The Executive Board shall consist of the elected Officers and the Parliamentarian' appointed by the President.


Section 2. The Board of Directors shall be composed of the Officers of the Club, the Parliamentarian, the Chairmen of the Department and Committees, the Chairmen of Standing Committees, and the Trustees.

 

Section 3. All recommendations of the Executive Board and Board of Directors shall be presented to the membership for final action. 



ARTICLE IX - DEPARTMENTS AND COMMITTEES



Section 1. Departments shall be Education, Home Life, Arts, International Affairs, Conservation and Public Affairs. Standing Committees shall be Publicity, Ways and Means, Second Century and other such Standing Committees as from time to time may be established by the Executive Board. The Co-Chairman of these departments and committees shall be appointed by the President subject to the approval of the Executive Board.


Section 2. Special Committees may be appointed by the President, the Executive Board or the Club.



Section 3. Upon the approval of the Executive Board, Club members may form evening, weekend, breakfast and or other special committees to meet special member needs. Such committees shall be part of the full club organization, and members thereof shall have all the rights and obligations of other club members.



ARTICLE X - AMENDMENT


Section 1. These Bylaws may be amended at any meeting by a two thirds vote of the members present and voting, provided that the proposed amendments have been submitted in writing and read at the previous meeting.

 


ARTICLE XI - TRUSTEES


Section 1. The Trustees of the club shall be the immediate three past presidents and as a new President is elected, the longest serving Trustee shall be dropped and the next in order shall be Chairman, adding the retiring President to the Committee.


Section 2. The duties of the Trustees shall be advisory to the Club.


Section 3. Should a Trustee be unable to serve and a vacancy occur, the next previous past president in line shall assume the position of Trustee.



ARTICLE XII - PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY


The rules contained in the current edition of Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised shall govern the Club in all cases to which they are applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with these Bylaws.



ARTICLE XIII - DISOLUTION


Section 1. Should the High Springs New Century Woman's Club Inc. dissolve, and by due process of law shall dissolve, all assets of whatever nature which remain just debts and liabilities have been satisfied shall be used for such educational or public purpose or purposes as will complete or continue undertakings for the public benefit which have already begun by the High Springs New Century Woman's Club Inc. No part of the net income shall inure to the benefit of any member or be distributable to its members or officers.



STANDING RULES



1. The Club shall hold its regular meetings at the clubhouse unless otherwise designated by the Executive Board.


2. All questions shall be decided by a majority vote.


3. No member shall vote by proxy or absentee ballot.


4. The presiding officer shall have the power to decide all questions arising under rules of the Club (and in cases where no rules have been provided) but such questions shall always be subject to appeal.


5. The Administration shall leave in the Treasury a minimum balance of $1,000.00 at the end of each

administration.


6. If a co-chairman is unable to fulfill her designated duties, she will contact the Second Vice President. A replacement co-chairman will be selected by the Board of Directors. If a committee member is unable to serve, her replacement will be selected from the general membership by the President.


7. The President and or a member of the Executive Board shall have the authority to spend up to $200.00 on behalf of the Club without bringing it before the membership.


8. A memorial contribution of $25.00 for a member, her spouse, parents or child shall be made to a club project selected by the Board of Directors or designated by the family.



9. Members in good standing are entitled to use the clubhouse once each year for social purposes only, to be co-ordinated with the Executive Board.


10. Upon recommendation of the Board of Directors a standing rule can be adopted or rescinded by a majority vote at any business meeting with out previous notice.


Revised May 2001









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