Bylaws of Grangeville Arts

Article I ~ Objectives of the Corporation

1.) To provide a common ground for the integration and perpetuation of all art forms and practices in out community.
2.) To promote and sponsor educational experiences in the arts that will offer the people of the Idaho County area opportunities to increase their understanding and participation in the arts.
3.) To pursue all areas of funding for the promotions and benefit of the arts.
4.) To create, sponsor and support all facets of the arts, such as:
a.) Workshops, seminars, demonstrations, lectures, competitions, festivals and productions in the arts.
b.) Scholarships and individual grants.

Article II ~ Board of Directors

1.) The Board of Directors shall consist of at least 5 and no more than 15 members, which includes all of its officers.
2.) The Board of Directors shall serve as a final authority on all business matters.
3.) The Board of Directors reserves the option by a majority vote to appoint such committees to carry out the objectives of the corporation as it from time to time shall deem appropriate.
4.) It shall be the duty of the Board to appoint legal and administrative assistants during such times, as they are needed, and to prepare and submit for approval a budget for the fiscal year.
5.) The Board may create special committees and approve the work of these committees.
6.) The Board shall maintain minutes of all Board meetings and make them available to the general membership.
7.) The Board shall require an annual audit of the financial statements of the corporation. The Board may appoint an audit committee from the membership orengage a certified public accountant to perform the audit.
8.) The Board members shall serve a two-year term in office in such a manner that approximately one-half of the full number shall be elected each year.
9.) The Board may create a coordinator position either paid or unpaid.

Article III ~ Officers

1.) The duties of the officers of the Board shall be to attend and preside over meetings of the Board of Directors and to provide contact among the general membership, the Board of Directors, and any standing committee.
2.) Elections shall be held during the first meeting of September of each year.
3.) Duties of the officers are:
a.) President: To preside at Board meetings, represent the Board at forums provided by the community and serve on the Board of Directors.
b.) Vice-President: To command parliamentary procedures and substitute for the PResident in his or her absence.
c.) Recording Secretary: To record the minutes of the Board meetings
d.) Correspondence Secretary: To handle correspondence and to serve as a center of communication.
e.) Treasurer: To maintain accounts, to keep accurate ledgers, to make complete financial reports available to the membership, audit committee and Board of Directors, file any needed grant reports and to prepare and file all required tax forms.
4.) Any two officers shall sign checks and certificates of deposit in amounts exceeding $250.00. The Treasurer shall sign check and certificates of deposit in amounts of $250.00 or less.

Article IV ~ General Membership

1.) Any individual, who subscribes to the objectives of the Grangeville Arts may become a member subject only to compliance with the provisions of these bylaws.
2.) As a member of Grangeville Arts, a person is eligible to participate in its business meetings, to vote, to serve as a member of the Board of Directors, to serve as an officer, or to serve in one of its appointed positions.
3.) Eligibility to participate in Grangeville Arts and its activities is contingent upon the members’ maintenance of dues in a current status as set by the Board of Directors.
4.) No member of Grangeville Arts will have any personal rights or interest in any funds, property or other assets of the corporation.

Article V ~ Election of Directors and Officers

1.) Officers shall be determined by the Board.
2.) A vacancy occurring in any office shall be filled for the unexpired term by a person elected by a Board of Directors majority vote, notice of such election having been given in advance.
3.) A vacancy occurring in any Board position shall be filled by appointment of the President.

Article VI ~ Meetings

1.) It shall be the duty of the general membership to hold no less than one meeting per year on a schedule to be decided upon by the Board of Directors at their first meeting.
2.) It shall be the duty of the Board of Directors to hold no less than four (4) meetings per year on a schedule to be decided upon by the Board of Directors.
3.) It shall be the duty of the officers, Board of Directors, and the standing committees to hold meetings at the request of the President at any time that such meetings are determined necessary.
4.) The following minimums shall constitute a quorum:
Board of Directors – those present
General Membership – those present

Article VII ~ Removal or Severance

1.) Any Board member of this corporation may be removed for cause, provided the charges are made known to him or her at least fourteen (14) days in advance of a hearing before the Board of Directors, and further provided that at least two-thirds of the Board members present and voting shall cast their ballots to so remove, and provide further that such Board members shall have been given a full and complete hearing on the charges. A majority of Board members shall be present.
2.) Any Board member so removed shall thereafter be denied the use of the corporation’s name and insignia.
3.) In the event that any Director shall miss more than two (2) consecutive meetings without reasonable excuse he or she may be removed thereafter by an affirmative vote of the Board of Directors.

Article VIII ~ Amendments

1.) These bylaws may be amended, altered or repealed in whole or in part by an affirmative vote of a majority of the Board of Directors, provided the above action is proposed at a meeting that has been publicly announced in advance.

The above and forgoing Bylaws of Gangeville Arts are duly approved this 6th day of January 2006. Signed Rachel Young, President. Attested by Laura Barrett, Secretary.

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