SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI YL BYLAWS

ARTICLE I – MEMBERSHIP

A.    ACTIVE MEMBERS are hereby defined as those ladies attending a minimum of 3 SMYL meetings per year or participating in the SMYL net by checking-in at least 3 times per year. Active members shall have voting privileges.

B.    SUPPORT MEMBERS are hereby defined as those who for a variety of reasons cannot meet the criteria for active membership but contribute to our activities, fundraising events, or help in any way to further our efforts as outlined in our statement of purpose.

ARTICLE II – DUES

Dues are $15.00 per calendar year.

ARTICLE III – DUTIES OF OFFICERS

A.    PRESIDENT – The President shall preside at all meetings of the SMYL members, see that all resolutions of the membership are carried out, co-sign checks, and appoint all committees. The President is a non-voting member of all committees. In the event of a vacancy, the President can appoint an elected officer for the remainder of the term.

B.    VICE-PRESIDENT – The Vice-President shall act in place of the President in the event of her absence.

C.    SECRETARY – The Secretary shall record the votes and keep minutes of meetings, keep current records of members to include address and call sign, and keep a current membership list.

D.    TREASURER – The Treasurer shall receive and deposit all monies and disperse such funds as directed by the membership, keep proper books of accounts, sign all checks, prepare a statement of income and expenditures to be presented to the membership at the end of the fiscal year, and have accounts ready for auditing at fiscal year end.

The office of Secretary and Treasurer may be combined.

ARTICLE III – STANDING COMMITTEES

Standing committees will be appointed by the President and shall consist of:

A.    Public Relations

B.    Newsletter Editor

C.    Others as needed

ARTICLE IV – AMMENDMENTS

These By-laws may be amended by being brought up for an amendment change and voted. To change, By-law committee appointed, change submitted in writing at one meeting, voted at following meeting.

ARTICLE V – VOTING

Voting shall be by secret ballot, absentee ballot, or mailed ballot.

Roberts Rules of Order shall govern all meetings and operational procedures unless otherwise stated in Constitution or By-laws.

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