BY-LAWS

ARTICLE I - Name and Object

Section 1. The name of the Corporation shall be the Canton-Galva Chamber of Commerce; the principle offices shall be in the cities of Canton and Galva, County of McPherson, State of Kansas.

 

Section 2. The Canton-Galva Chamber of Commerce is organized for the purpose of advancing the commercial, industrial, and civic interests of Canton and Galva, Kansas and its trade area.

 

Section 3. The Chamber shall be non-partisan, non-sectional, non-sectarian and shall take no prat in, or lend its support to, the election or appointment of any candidate for public office..

ARTICLE II – Membership

Section 1. Any reputable person, association, corporation, partnership or estate shall be eligible for membership in the Canton-Galva Chamber of Commerce. Election to membership shall require the affirmative vote of the Board of Directors.

 

Section 2. The Membership shall determine the annual dues for membership.

 

Section 3. Any person, firm, association or corporation, partnership or estate shall be eligible for membership by paying the annual dues of each such membership and may designate an individual to represent each such membership, subject to the approval of the Board of Directors.

 

Section 4. Any person, firm, association or corporation holding one or more memberships shall be entitled to cast only one vote, except those individuals who have been designated to represent said additional memberships shall vote as members.

 

Section 5. Any person, firm, association or corporation holding one or more memberships shall have the right at any time to change any or all of its representatives upon written notice to the Chamber.

 

Section 6. Distinction in public affairs shall confer eligibility to honorary membership. Honorary membership shall include all the privileges of active membership, except that of holding office, with exception from the payment of dues. Election to honorary membership shall require the affirmative vote of the Board of Directors.

 

Section 7. Associate Membership, shall be granted to any Church, Governmental, Civic Organization or any other entity as approved by the Board of Directors. Dues for such Members shall be set by designation of the Board of Directors.

ARTICLE IV – Officers

Section 1. Within ten days after the annual election of directors, the board, for the ensuing year, shall elect officers for the ensuing year; a president, a vice-president, a secretary, and a treasurer.

 

Section 2. The President shall preside at all meetings of the membership and of the Board of Directors, shall have general supervision of the affairs of the corporation and shall make reports to the Board of Directors and Membership, and to perform all such other duties as are incident to his office or are properly required of him or her by the Board of Directors, appoint all committees and he shall be an ex-officio member of all committees.

 

Section 3. The Vice-President shall act in the absence of the President. In the absence of both the President and Vice-President, a member of the  Board of Directors shall be chosen to act as temporary chairman.

 

Section 4. The Secretary shall conduct the official correspondence, preserve all books, documents and communication, keep books of account, and maintain an accurate record of the proceedings of the Chamber and of the Board of Directors’ meetings.

 

Section 5. The Treasurer shall receive and disburse the funds of the Chamber. No disbursement shall be made in excess of $100.00, unless they shall have been authorized by the Board of Directors. All disbursements shall be made my checks, which shall be signed by the Secretary. At frequent intervals the Treasurer shall make reports to the Board of Directors, which may at its discretion require him to give acceptable bond, in such sums as the Board may determine, for the faithful performances of his or her duties.

ARTICLE III – Board of Directors

Section 1. The government of the Chamber and the direction of its work shall be vested in a Board of Directors, consisting of five members. At the first meeting of the incorporators, an annual Board of Directors shall be elected for a single term. They shall meet not less frequently than once a month, at such time and place as will be determined by them.

 

Section 2. The Board of Directors shall be elected at the annual meeting of the Chamber, or at a special meeting called for that purpose.

 

Section 3. The Board of Directors shall not have the authority to buy, sell or mortgage real estate without authority from the membership given by proper resolution duly passed at any regular or special meeting duly called for that purpose. A quorum for said meeting of the membership to buy, sell or mortgage real estate property shall be 25 percent of the membership.

ARTICLE VI – Meetings

Section 1. Monthly meetings of the membership shall be held on the third Wednesday of each month.

 

Section 2. The Board of Directors shall call a membership meeting upon petition signed by not less than ten percent of the members.

 

Section 3. The annual meeting of the Chamber shall be held during the month of August of each year, at the time and place to be determined by the Board of Directors.

 

Section 4. Except where otherwise specifically stated, five percent of the members in good standing shall constitute a quorum at all membership meetings.

ARTICLE V – Committees

Section 1. The Board of Directors shall authorize and define the powers and duties of all Committees.

 

Section 2. The President shall appoint each of the Directors to Chair the standing committees as defined by the Board of Directors.

 

Section 3. The President shall appoint all committees, subject to confirmation by the Board of Directors.

ARTICLE VI – Meetings

Section 1. Monthly meetings of the membership shall be held on the third Wednesday of each month.

 

Section 2. The Board of Directors shall call a membership meeting upon petition signed by not less than ten percent of the members.

 

Section 3. The annual meeting of the Chamber shall be held during the month of August of each year, at the time and place to be determined by the Board of Directors.

 

Section 4. Except where otherwise specifically stated, five percent of the members in good standing shall constitute a quorum at all membership meetings.

ARTICLE V – Committees

Section 1. The Board of Directors shall authorize and define the powers and duties of all Committees.

 

Section 2. The President shall appoint each of the Directors to Chair the standing committees as defined by the Board of Directors.

 

Section 3. The President shall appoint all committees, subject to confirmation by the Board of Directors.

ARTICLE VIII – Parliamentary Procedure
 

Section 1. All questions of parliamentary procedure shall be determined according to the latest of “Robert’s Rules of Order.”

ARTICLE VII – Fiscal Year

Section 1. The fiscal year shall begin on August 1st and end July 30th.

ARTICLE VIII – Parliamentary Procedure
 

Section 1. All questions of parliamentary procedure shall be determined according to the latest of “Robert’s Rules of Order.”

ARTICLE IX – Amendments
 

Section 1. These By-Laws may be amended by a two-thirds vote of those present at any regular or special meeting of the Chamber of Commerce, provided notice of the proposed change shall have been given to all members not less than ten days prior to such meeting.

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