July, 2005

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.

A. President

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.