Constitution and By-laws

FRIENDS OF THE ILSLEY LIBRARY, as amended June 4, 2014

ARTICLE I

Section 1.             The name of this organization shall be Friends of the Ilsley Library.

ARTICLE II

Section 1.            a) This shall be a non-profit organization and all monies, except for operating expenses, shall inure to Ilsley library.

b) In event of dissolution all assets shall be turned over to Ilsley library. (In accordance: (501) (c) (3)).

c)  No member shall receive income or profits.

ARTICLE III

Section 1.             Membership in this organization shall be open to any person in sympathy   with the purposes of the organization upon payment annually of a contribution at one of the levels set by the Executive Board.

ARTICLE IV

Section 1.             The officers of this organization shall be a President, a Vice-President, a Secretary, and a Treasurer. Election of officers for a term of one year will be at the annual meeting, and they may be re-elected.

Section 2.            Officers shall perform the usual duties consistent with their respective offices.

ARTICLE V

Section 1.            The Executive Board shall consist of the elected officers of the organization together with at-large board members, appointed by the officers.

Section 2.            The Executive Board shall meet monthly or at the call of the President or upon written request of any three Board Members. Meetings in July and August may be suspended at the discretion of the Executive Board.

Section 3.            The Executive Board shall have full authority to act on behalf of the Friends of the Ilsley Library between Annual Meetings. This Board shall have responsibility for expenditure of funds in the name of the organization.

Section 4.            Any vacancies in an office occurring between Annual Meetings shall be filled   by the Executive Board.

ARTICLE VI

Section 1.            Committees may be established by the Executive Board.

Section 2.            Each committee will contain at least one member of the Executive Board.

Section 3.            The Nominating Committee appointed by the Executive Board shall consist of three members.

ARTICLE VII

Section 1.             There will be an Annual Meeting held on a date to be determined by the Executive Board. Notice of this meeting shall be posted in the Ilsley Library two weeks in advance and published elsewhere as appropriate.

Section 2.            Special meetings may be called at any time by the Executive Board or upon written request of any twelve members.

Section 3.            A quorum at an Annual Meeting shall consist of seven members and a quorum at  a meeting of the Executive Board shall consist of four board members.

Section 4.            a) At the Annual Meeting the Nominating Committee shall present a slate of officers.

b) Other nominations may be made from the floor.

ARTICLE VIII

Section 1.            The fiscal year of this organization shall be from January 1 to December 31.

ARTICLE IX

Section 1.            In all its activities the Friends of the Ilsley Library shall co-operate with the Library Director and the Trustees of the Ilsley Library.

Section 2.            The Trustees of the Ilsley Library shall be invited annually to name one of its members as a non-voting member of the Executive Board.

ARTICLE X

Section 1.            Amendments to the by-laws may be made at any Annual Meeting of the general  membership by a two-thirds vote of those present, provided that notice of the intended change has been posted in the Ilsley Library two weeks before the Meeting.

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