By-laws

BY-LAWS OF THE CENTRAL IOWA BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION

ARTICLE I – NAME:

The name of this association shall be the Central Iowa Beekeepers Association; hereafter referred to in this document as C.I.B.A.

ARTICLE II – OBJECTIVES:

To advance the art of Beekeeping, Honey Production, and related interests.

To assist members in staying abreast of changes in Federal, State and Local statutes.

To study and recommend the enactment of legislation in the interests of the industry and to encourage members to lend their support through contact with public officials.

To promote close coordination, cooperation, and fellowship among members.

To promote the products of the industry, including the conduct of trade promotion, advertising and public relation activities and of educational programs.

ARTICLE III – MEMBERSHIP:

Section A. Membership in the C.I.B.A. is open to those who subscribe to the above stated objectives.

Section B. Membership dues are valid January 1 to December 31 of the calendar year. Members whose dues have not been received prior to the opening of the business in March meeting will be declared delinquent and shall be dropped from the membership roll and mailing list. Amount of dues shall be determined by vote of the Membership and adjusted as needed.

Section C. Voting privileges shall be extended to one (1) vote per single membership and two (2) individual votes per family membership.

ARTICLE IV – ELECTION OF OFFICERS:

Officers shall be elected at the March meeting commencing in March 1981 with the 1980 officers serving until then. Officers will consist of:

  1. President

The President shall (1) preside at all meetings and perform those duties which are incident to that office, and (2) advise such action as may be deemed by him likely to increase the usefulness of the C.I.B.A..

  1. Vice-President

The Vice-President shall preside in the absence of the president.

  1. Secretary

The President may authorize the Secretary to conduct official correspondence. The Secretary shall preserve all books, documents and communications; maintain accurate records of the proceedings and to report to the members at regular meetings.

  1. Treasurer

The Treasurer will preserve all books, documents, and communications, keep books of accounts and maintain accurate records.

The position of Secretary and the positions of Treasurer will be separate, but if the membership desires to use one person to fill the positions of Secretary and Treasurer they may do so by a simple majority of votes at the general meeting.

  1. Board of Directors

There will be four members of the Board of Directors. The past President will be a member of the Board of Directors. If the past President is not available to serve then the membership shall elect a Director to serve at their convenience until the post is filled. In 1979 there will be an election of two Directors serving a one year term each; one Director serving a two year term and one Director serving a three year term. Beginning in 1980 and in each year thereafter one Director will be elected for a three year term.

ARTICLE V – DISBURSEMENTS:

To appropriations of money or property of the C.I.B.A. shall not be made for any purpose other than to defray legitimate expenses, except by the vote of the members present at any meeting. All disbursements shall be made by check signed by the treasurer.

ARTICLE VI – MEETINGS:

Regular meetings are to be held on the 3rd Saturday of the following months – March, June, and September. A fourth meeting date is to be left to the discretion of the President. The Board of Directors will have the authority to call extra meetings at their discretion. Times and places of meetings shall be announced.

ARTICLE VII – PROCEEDINGS:

The proceedings of the C.I.B.A. shall be governed and conducted in accordance with Roberts’ Manual of Parliamentary Procedure.

ARTICLE VIII – AMENDMENTS:

These by-laws may be amended or altered by a two-thirds vote of those present at any regular or special meeting, provided notice of the proposed change shall have been made by an elected official and mailed to each member not less than 10 days prior to such meeting.

Compiled by:

Herb Spencer, President

Bob Mitchel, Secretary

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