I - Name
name of this non-profit organization shall be "Shooting Creek
Basket Weaver's Guild."
Article II - Purpose
purpose is to promote and perpetuate the art of basketry by sharing
knowledge and creativity of weaving among our members,
other weavers and stimulate public appreciation.
Article III - Membership
Membership is open to those interested with a willingness to learn,
promote, and share their skills and creativity in the art of basketry.
A member in good standing is required to pay annual dues of $15.00
by June of each year.
Those seeking membership are allowed 2 visits within 3 months before
A member in good standing will be listed in the Membership Directory
and be eligible for club mailings and convention information.
IV - Dues
Annual dues shall be established with the approval of two-thirds
vote by the membership.
Dues shall cover a period from June of one year to June of the next
Dues are not prorated based on the month the member joins.
Members whose dues are not paid by August of each year will become
part of an inactive list and dropped from guild mailings, convention
information, and the membership directory.
V - Meetings
will take place the second Wednesday of each month. Any change in
time, place, or date will require a minimum of a two
week notice to all members. Robert's Rules of Order, Revised will
be the governing rule for all meetings by members and the board.
Article VI - Board and Officers
The board, charged with the management of the guild, shall consist
of a president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, communications
chairman, hospitality chairman, and the past president.
All board members shall be members in good standing of SCBWG.
Board members will be elected by a simple majority at the May meeting
for the coming fiscal year.
Board members cannot serve for more than two consecutive years in
the same office.
Board meetings are to be held monthly.
No board member shall incur any debts or pay bills of the guild
except as officially approved by the board.
All board members and committee chairmen shall keep a notebook with
an organized file of agendas, reports, minutes, and/or written
records of their activities and responsibilities. The guild shall
provide the notebook with the proper identification such as title,
year, and function.
The duties of the officers shall be as follows:
Preside at all meetings of the guild.
Appoint standing and special committees.
Prepare an agenda for all meetings.
Direct and coordinate programs and activities of the guild according
to the bylaws and Robert's Rules of Order, Revised.
Vice President/Program Chairman:
Work in cooperation with the president.
Preside at meetings in the absence of the president.
Arrange monthly programs for the guild.
Be open to program suggestions from the membership.
Record all minutes of the guild.
Submit a copy of all minutes within 30 days.
Read minutes of the board and membership meetings.
Carry on the correspondence of the guild as directed by the board.
Act as the historian by keeping a scrapbook and organized files
of the guild.
Receive all the revenues of the association and pay all authorized
bills, keeping an itemized account of all receipts and disbursements.
Obtain the required signature cards and forms from the designated
financial institution for the officers qualified to sign as determined
by the board.
Shall present an oral report at all meetings.
Shall present a written financial report to the membership at the
Keep a current file of members in good standing and an inactive
Will act as chairman of the budget committee.
Member-At-Large will be the past president.
Article VII - Committees
Vacancies during the term shall be filled by appointment of the
Will keep members informed of meetings, events, and convention information
by email or newsletter.
Will make phone calls for those who do not have email access.
No more than two phone calls to each will be made.
Will be responsible for any news media releases.
Will open the meeting place.
Will be responsible for contacting hostesses for each month.
Will be responsible for setup and clean up.
VIII - Special Committees
Workshop: (Workshop Guidelines)
Will contact prospective teachers and make necessary arrangements.
Will be in charge of organizing craft shows where members may sell
their crafts and adhere to the financial guidelines of the guild.
Article IX - Amending Bylaws
bylaws may be amended once each year provided they are recommended
in writing to the Board by a member in good standing. Ten days prior
to a regular meeting a copy of the proposed change will be given
to each member in writing. Suggested changes will then be discussed
and a two-thirds vote in favor will constitute a change to the bylaws.