WOODWORKERS ASSOCIATION OF ARKANSAS BY-LAWS
Article I – Name and Purpose
Section I. The name of this association shall be the Woodworkers Association
of Arkansas, to be chartered by the State of Arkansas as a corporation,
otherwise known as Woodworkers Association of Arkansas, Incorporated, a nonprofit
Section 2. The purpose of the Association shall be to encourage excellence in
woodworking by the exchange of ideas through association, programs,
demonstrations, and discussion among those interested in the art of
Section 3. The Woodworkers Association of Arkansas will be non-partisan,
non-sectarian, and non-profit.
Article II – Membership
Section l. Membership in the Association shall be open to any individual or
business interested in the art of woodworking.
Article III – Meetings
Section l. The Association shall hold an annual meeting, the place and date
to be determined by the Board of Directors. The meeting shall be for the election
of officers and other business regularly before the Association.
Section 2. Regular meetings shall be held monthly unless changed by a
majority of those members present and voting, or otherwise by a majority vote of
the Board of Directors.
Section 3. Special meetings may be called by a majority of the Board of
Section 4. Members present at any scheduled meeting shall constitute a
quorum for the transaction of any business.
Article IV – Officers
Section l. The Association shall elect the following who will be known as the
Board of Directors.
B. Vice President
C. Secretary – Treasurer
D. Newsletter Editor
E. Directors (Four)
F. Immediate Past President
Section 2. Election of officers and directors shall be held at the annual
meeting of the Association. The terms of office shall coincide with the calendar
Section 3. Any officer or director may be removed from office as a result of
failure to fulfill the duties of said office or for conduct determined in the best
interests of the Association. Said removal can only be effected by a two-thirds
(2/3) vote of the members present at any regular or special meeting.
Article V – Duties of Officers
Section l. The duties of the President shall be as presiding officer. As such,
he shall supervise the functioning of all other officers and committee heads,
which shall be subject to majority approval.
Section 2. The Vice President shall, provide in the absence of the President, or
in case of a vacancy in the office of President, he shall succeed to the office of
President for the remainder of the term.
Section 3. The Secretary – Treasurer shall take notes of whatever business
comes before an assembly and from them prepare minutes, which are the official
record of the proceedings of the association when approved by the membership.
The Secretary – Treasurer shall be the official custodian of the funds of the
association and also disbursing officer. As such he shall be responsible for
keeping accurate records of income and disbursements. The Secretary –
Treasurer shall maintain the official membership rolls of the Association.
Section 4. The Newsletter Editor shall prepare and distribute to the Association
membership a monthly newsletter. The Newsletter shall describe the program
and activities of the most recent meeting of the Association, announce the date
and program for the next meeting of the Association, and publish any other
information related to the Association as directed by the Board.
Section 5. The Board of Directors shall transact the business of the
Association. A simple majority vote shall govern unless otherwise specified. The
Board shall authorize all expenditures and shall not create any indebtedness in
excess of association income.
Article VI – Dues
Section l. Association dues may be levied upon approval of two-thirds (2/3) of
the association membership. Association dues, if levied, shall be paid to the
Secretary – Treasurer.
Article VII – Forfeiture of Membership
Section l. The Association Board of Directors may elect to drop from the
membership roll any member who refuses or neglects to pay any indebtedness
due the Association within thirty (30) days after formal demand has been made.
Article VIII – Amendments
Section l. Proposed amendments to these bylaws shall be presented in writing
to the President. The proposed amendment is to be read to the membership at
the meeting following its presentation to the President. The amendment is to be
voted upon at the next meeting of the Association following the reading of the
proposed amendment to the association. An affirmative vote of two-thirds (2/3)
of the members present and voting shall be necessary for adoption.