ARTICLE I - NAME
This organization shall be known as the MARKETING ASSOCIATES OF SPOKANE (MAS), herein called "the Association."
ARTICLE II - PURPOSE
The design of Marketing Associates of Spokane is to enhance the personal/professional development of individuals marketing the A/E/C industry. MAS is dedicated to promoting an awareness of our profession and its value to our community.
The goals of MAS include:
Provide a means of promotion/visibility for our profession.
Be a forum for professional training and continuing education.
Serve our existing membership and recruit new members.
Act as a source for networking and personal enjoyment.
The Association shall operate not for profit but exclusively for charitable, scientific, literary, or educational purposes.
ARTICLE III - FISCAL YEAR
The fiscal year shall run from July 1st through June 30th. The operations of the Association will be based on the fiscal year.
ARTICLE IV - MEMBERSHIP
The membership of the organization shall:
1. Subscribe to the mission and goals of the Association. Be a member in good standing.
Association dues will be $100 and will be annually invoiced on June 30th. Payment shall be made directly to the Treasurer. Dues will be pro-rated to $50 for members joining between January 1st and June 30th.
To remain a member in good standing with this Association, the members must keep current Association dues.
The Board of Directors, by a majority vote, may terminate the membership of any member for good cause shown; provided however, that such member is given notice by certified mail to the last known address of the member no less than thirty (30) days prior to the date termination is to be considered and after an opportunity to be heard at such meeting of the Board of Directors. Membership may be terminated for reasons other than the above by resignation or nonpayment of dues.
ARTICLE V - GOVERNING BODY
The Officers of this Association shall consist of a President, Vice President/Secretary, Immediate Past President, and Treasurer.
The President shall be the principal officer of the Association and, in general:
B. VICE PRESIDENT/SECRETARY
The Vice President/Secretary shall, in general:
The Treasurer shall, in general:
V-II BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Board of Directors shall consist of the President, Vice-President/Secretary, Treasurer, and the committee chairpersons and co-chairpersons. The property and affairs of the Association shall be controlled and managed by the Board of Directors.
In the event there is no individual available or qualified to serve or a vacancy occurs within the year and prior to the next duly constituted election, the Board of Directors shall choose a member to serve in the appropriate capacity.
ARTICLE VI - COMMITTEES
To assist with Association operations, committees may be used. The responsibilities of the Committees may be revised or additional committees added as needed. These committees shall each have a chairperson or co-chairpersons who will be responsible for the assignments of their committee. The Board of Directors will invite individuals to fill committee chair and co-chair positions. They will be responsible for recruiting committee members, running committee meetings, and updating the Board of Directors. The committee chairperson or co-chairpersons will serve as a member of the Board of Directors and shall attend Board meetings.
A. PROGRAMS - The general responsibilities of the Program Committee is as follows:
B. MEMBERSHIP - The general responsibilities of the Membership Committee is as follows:
C. PUBLIC RELATIONS - The general responsibilities of the Public Relations Committee is as follows:
D. SPECIAL EVENTS/SOCIAL ACTIVITIES - The general responsibilities of the Special Events/Social Activities Committee is as follows:
ARTICLE VII - ELECTIONS
The Association shall hold annual elections for the purpose of electing Officers. The Board of Directors will oversee the elections to ensure that they are conducted in agreement with these By-laws.
Nominations for Officers will be taken during a special meeting scheduled no later than the regular June meeting. During the special meeting a slate of candidates will be determined by the Board of Directors and announced during the regular June meeting. All members in attendance at that meeting will vote for the acceptance of the slate of candidates recommended by the Board of Directors.
Elected Officers will take office in July and serve a one-year term from July 1st through June 30th.
ARTICLE VIII - MEETINGS
VIII-I GENERAL MEETINGS
The Association's membership shall meet monthly for the transaction of such business that might come before such meeting.
VIII-II ANNUAL MEETING
The Association's Board of Directors shall meet annually in June, on a date designated by the Board, for the transaction of such business as may come before such meeting and to announce the elected Officers for the coming fiscal year. The date of the annual meeting can be changed by a majority vote of the Board of Directors; however, the meeting will take place so that new Officers can assume office in July of each year.
VIII-III BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETINGS
The Board of Directors shall meet as needed, at a time and place established by the Board for the transaction of such business that might come before such meeting. Board meetings may be called, for any purpose or purposes, by the President or by a majority of the Board of Directors.
ARTICLE IX - DISSOLUTION
A majority vote of the general membership group is required to initiate dissolution of the Association. Dissolution must follow established procedures, rules and regulations governing the Association.
The Association shall use its funds only to accomplish the purposes of the Association and no part of said funds shall inure, or be distributed to the members. On dissolution of the Association, any funds remaining shall be distributed to one or more regularly organized and qualified charitable, educational, scientific, or philanthropic organizations to be selected by the remaining general membership.
ARTICLE X - INDEMNIFICATION OF DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES AND AGENTS
This Association, its committees, its Officers, and its membership individually, shall as a condition of participation agree to hold the Association, its members, and Officers harmless from any financial obligation or legal claim arising out of the actions of its members, either individually or collectively, on behalf of the Association unless those actions are specifically approved by a resolution of the Board of Directors.
ARTICLE XI - AMENDMENTS
These bylaws may be altered, amended or repealed and new bylaws adopted by action of a majority of Board of Directors at any regular or special meeting providing notice is given at least forty-five (45) days prior to the meeting at which the proposed changes are to be considered.
Any reference to gender in these bylaws shall be interpreted as a neutral designation.
AMENDED ON THE 15th DAY OF AUGUST 2008
President: Taryn Erickson
Vice President/Secretary: Kelli Crain