• Constitution for CVBA

    ARTICLE I

    The name of this organization will be the CHATTAHOOCHEE VALLEY BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION.

    ARTICLE II

    SECTION 1

    The purpose and function of this association will be

    1. To promote modern beekeeping methods.

    2. To promote brotherhood and fellowship among beekeeping affairs.

    3. To act in the interest of beekeepers in protection and carrying on beekeeping affairs.

    4. To operate as a non-profit association and to aid members in cooperative and mutually-beneficial beekeeping methods.

    SECTION 2

    Any person who is a beekeeper or who is interested in beekeeping may be admitted to full membership by payment of dues. Any person may be elected to honorary membership in this association by a two thirds vote at any regular meeting.

    SECTION 3

    The general management of this association is vested in the officers of the association.

    SECTION 4

    1. The President is the Chairman of the Proceedings and the Secretary records the proceedings.

    2. Meetings of the Board may be called by the Secretary on request of the President or any group of members consisting of ten per cent of the membership.

    3. A majority of the officers present at any called Board meeting shall constitute a quorum

    SECTION 5

    1. The annual dues for membership in this association shall be established by the membership at the November meeting

    2. The membership year shall be the calendar year from January 1 through December 31.

    3. Dues are due for the current year as of January 1.

    4. Any member whose dues for the current year are not paid by March 1 will be dropped from membership.

    ARTICLE III

    SECTION 1

    1. The officers of this association shall be President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer, to be elected annually by the membership in November.

    2. The board will include the above officers, plus the immediate past president.and three elected directors.

    3. The President of this association may not serve more that two (2) successive one (1) year terms.

    4. The association will be governed by Robert’s Rules of Parliamentary Procedure.

    ARTICLE IV

    The officers of this association shall consititute a commitee to select subjects for discussion and to arrange for speakers, to arrange programs for the meetings to give publicity to all arrangements made for the instruction and entertainment of the members and they are empowered to appoint commitees as needed.

    ARTICLE V

    By the September meeting, the President will appoint a Nominating Committee to prepare a slate of officers and directors to be presented at the November meeting. Further nominations may be made from the floor.

    ARTICLE VI

    This constitution may be amended by a two-thirds vote of the membership at any regular meeting or at any special meeting called for that purpose.

    BY LAWS

    ARTICLE I

    The officers and directors of this association will be elected by a ballot of the membership present at the November meeting, a majority of votes cast being required to elect.

    ARTICLE II

    The duty of the President shall be to act as presiding officer at meetings of the association, and at meetings of the Board, to sign all documents requiring official signature, and any other duties usually required of the presiding officer.

    ARTICLE III

    The duties of the Vice-President are to act, with full power in the absence of the President, and to head the Program Committee.

    ARTICLE IV

    The Secretary will keep proper records of all meetings and transactions of the association and its Board meetings, and will issue notices of meetings.

    ARTICLE V

    SECTION 1

    The Treasurer will be the custodian of the association funds.

    The Treasurer will receive and receipt for membership dues.

    The Treasurer will make a statement of the association accounts showing balance on hand at each meeting.

    SECTION 2

    The Treasurer will, up to the amount of the association funds on deposit, honor drafts made by the Secretary at the request of the Board of the Association, at its normal meetings.

    ARTICLE VI

    Regular meetings will be held the second Monday of every other month, ie, January, March, May, July, September, and November.

    ARTICLE VII

    The meetings of the association will normally be conducted in the following order:

    1. Call to order 5. Old Business

    2. Invocation 6. New Business

    3. Secretary’s Report 7. Program

    4. Treasurer’s Report 8. Adjournment

    ARTICLE VIII

    The By-Laws may be amended by a two-thirds vote of the members present at any regular meeting.