Bear Creek Quilt Guild, Inc
since 1991


 
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The Following is the original By-Laws as adopted by the Guild on July 27, 1991. There have been significant changes and additions since that time, which are documented on the "Current By-Laws" page.   These are part of our Articles of Incorporation.
 

BEAR CREEK QUILT GUILD

PO BOX 1322

KELLER, TX 76244-1322

BY-LAWS

ARTICLE I. NAME

THIS ORGANIZATION SHALL BE CALLED
BEAR CREEK QUILT GUILD.

ARTICLE II. PURPOSE

THE PURPOSE OF THIS GUILD IS TO PRESERVE AND ENCOURAGE THE ART OF QUILTING, PROVIDE
INSTRrJCTION FQR ITS MEMBERS AND EDUCATION FOR THE PUBLIC, AND TO BE A GATHERING FOR PEOPLE
WITH THIS COMMON INTEREST.

ARTICLE III. MEMBERSIIIP

MEMBERSHIP IS OPEN TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN QUILTS AND QUILTING.

ARTICLE IV . DUES

SEC. 1. THE PAYMENT OF YEARLY DUES SHALL BE REQUIREDAT THE JULY MEETING.

SEC. 2. DUES FOR RENEWING MEMBERS SHALL BE THE FULL AMOUNT OF THE ANNUAL DUES REGARDLESS OF THE MONTH OF RENEWAL.

SEC. 3. DUES FOR NEW MEMBERS SHALL BE PRORATED. NEW MEMBERS JOINING JULY TO JANUARY WILL PAY THE FULL AMOUNT OF ANNUAL DUES. NEW MEMBERS JOIN1NG JANUARY TO JULY WILL PAY ONE HALF
AMOUNT OF ANNUAL DUES.

SEC. 4. THE AMOUNT OF ANN UAL DUES IS TO BE DETERMINED, UPON RECOMMENDATION OF THE EXECUTIVE BOARD, BY A MAJORITY VOTE OF THE MEMBERS PRESENT AT A REGULAR GUILD MEETING.

ARTICLE V. MEETING

SEC. 1. THE GUILD SHALL MEET ON THE FOURTH TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH.

SEC. 2. THE EXECUTIVE BOARD MAY CHANGE THE DATE OFANY REGULAR MEETING WHEN NECESSARY.

ARTICLE Vl. OFFiCERS

SEC. 1. THE ELECTED OFFICERS OF THE GUILD SHALL BE PRESIDENT, VICE PRESIDENT, SECRETARY, AND
TREASURER.

SEC. 2. THE OFFICERS SHALL BE ELECTED BY A MAJORITY VOTE OF THE MEMBERS PRESENT AT THE JUNE GUILD MEETING, SHALL BE INSTALLED AT THE JULY MEETiNG, AND SHALL ASSUME THEIR DUTIES AT THAT
TIME.

SEC. 3. AN OFFICER SHALL BE ELECTED FOR A TERM OF ONE YEAR ONLY AND MAY NOT SUCCEED HERSELF/HIMSELF THE FOLLOWING YEAR.

SEC. 4. DUTIES OF THE OFFICERS:

A. THE PRESIDENT SHALL CALL ALL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AND EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETINGS; SHALL PRESIDE AT ALL GUILD, EXECUTIVE COMM'TTEE 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 THETREASURER.

B. THE VICE-PRESIDENT SHALL PRESIDE IN THE ABSENCE OF OR AT THE REQUEST OF THE PRESIDENT AT GUlLD, EXECUTIVE COMMITTTEE AND EXECUTIVE. BOARD MEETINGS;: AND SHALL SERVE AS CHAIR OF THE PROGRAM COMMITTEE.

C. THE SECRETARY SHALL KEEP THE RECORDS OF THE GUILD, EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE, AND BOARD MEET-
INGS; AND SHALL CONDUCT GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE OF THE GUILD.

D. THE TREASURER SHALL PREPARE THE~ BUDGET: SHALL MAKE MONTHLY AND ANNUAL REPORTS TO THE GUILD.

ARTICLE VII. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

SEC. 1. THE EXECUTIVE COMMiTTEE SHALL CONSIST OF FOUR OFFICERS AND THE IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT.

SEC. 2. THE EXECUTIVE COMMTTEE SHALL MEET AT THE REQUEST OF THE PRESIDENT. A VACANCY OCCURRING IN ANY OFFICE SHALL BE FILLED FOR THE UNEXPIRED TERM BY A PERSON ELECTED BY A MAJORITY VOTE OF THE ME.MBERSHIP.

ARTTCLE VIII . EXECUTIVE BOARD)

THE EXECUTIVE BOARD SHALL CONSIST OF FOUR OFFICERS, THE IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT AND THE CHAIRS OF THE STANDING COMMITTEES.

ARTICLE IX. COMMTTTEES

SEC. 1. THE STANDING COMMITTEES, WHICH CAN BE CHANGED BY A MAJORITY VOTE OF THE EXECUTIVE BOARD,  SHALL BE. STITCH GROUP, HISTORIAN, LIBRARIAN, SUNSHINE, MEMBERSHIP, NEWSLETTER, PUBLICITY, SPECIAL PROJECT, OUTINGS, AND WORKSHOPS.

SEC. 2. SPECIAL COMMITTEES SHALL BE PARLIMENTARY PROCEDURE, BY-LAWS, NOMINATING, AND AUDIT.
A. THE IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT SHALL SERVE AS PARLIMENTARIAN AND CHAIR OF THE BY-LA\VS
COMMMITTEE.
B. THE NOMINATING COM~TTE SHALL CONSIST OF THREE MEMBERS ELECTED BY A MAJORITY VOTE OF
THE MEMBERS PRESENT AT THE APRIL MEETING: ONE FROM THE EXECUTIVE BOARD, AND TWO FROM
THE GENERAL MEMBERSHIP. THE COMMITTEE SHALL NOMINATE AT LEAST ONE ELIGIBLE PERSON FOR EACH OFFICE AND PRESENT THE SLATE AT THE MAY GUILD MEETING. ADDITIONAL NOMINATIONS, WITH THE PERiMISSION OF THE ONE NOMINATED, MAY BE MADE FROM THE FLOOR AT JUNE MEETING PRIOR TO THE ELECTION.
C. THE AUDIT COMMITTEE APPOINTED BY OUTGOING PRESIDENT IN JUNE SHALL CONSIST OF THREE
MEMBERS OF THE GUILD. THE COMMITTEE SHALL REPORT TO THE GU1LD AT THE JULY MEETING PRIOR TO THE INSTALLATION OF THE OFFICERS.

ARTICLE X . AMENDMENTS

THESE BY-LAWS MAY BE AMENDED OR REVISED, UPON THERECOMMENDATION OF THE EXECUTIVE BOARD, BY A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY VOTE OF THE MEMBERS PRESENT AT A REGULAR GUILD MEETING, PROVIDING NOTICE OF THEPROPOSED CHANGE HAS BEEN MADE AT THE PREVIOUS MEETING OR IN THE CURRENT NE\WSLETTER.
 
 

ARTICLE XI. DISPOSTION OF FUNDS

IN THE EVENT OF THE DISSOULTION 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
OR ORGANIZATION WILL BE DETERMINED, UPON THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE EXECUTIVE BOARD, BY A
MAJORITY VOTE OF THE MEMBERS PRESENT AT A REGULAR GUlt D MEETING.

ADOPTED JULY 27,1991
 
 

 


 

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