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Constitution and By-Laws Revised April 12, 2008

HANDWEAVERS GUILD OF LINCOLN, NEBRASKA CONSTITUTION

Article 1
Name
The corporation shall be known as the
Handweavers Guild of Lincoln, Nebraska.

Article II
Purpose
The corporation is organized exclusively for educational purposes within the meaning of section 501 © (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is the intent of this corporation to promote interest in the fiber arts through education, the interchange of ideas and craftsmanship, and to further the education of any interested individual.

Article III
Membership
Any person interested in furthering the fiber arts may become a member.

Article IV
Officers
The officers of the corporation shall be President, Vice-President,
Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary and Treasurer.

Article V
Meetings and Quorum
(1) Regular meeting shall be held monthly from September to May inclusive.
Any satellite group shall meet in accordance with their own plans.
(2) Special meetings may be called by the President;
or, on application of the members, the President shall call such a meeting.
(3) Fifteen percent (but not less than five) of the members of the corporation
in good standing shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.

Article VI
Amendments
This constitution may be amended at any meeting of the corporation
by 2/3 vote of the quorum present.
Such action must be preceded by prior notice of one month.

Article VII
Dissolution
On the dissolution of the corporation, the Corporation Officers Shall, after paying or making provisions of the payment of all the liabilities of the corporation, dispose of all assets of the corporation exclusively for the purpose of the corporation in such manner, or to such organization or organizations organized and operated exclusively for educational purposes as shall at the time qualify as an exempt organization or organizations under section 501 © (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law), as the Corporation Officers shall determine. Any asset not so disposed of shall be disposed of by the Court of Common Pleas of the county in which the principal offices of the corporation is then located, exclusively for such purposes or to such organization or organizations, as said court shall determine,
which are organizing operated exclusively for such purposes.
Adopted April 12, 2008.

BY-LAWS HANDWEAVERS GUILD OF LINCOLN, NEBRASKA

Article I
Duty of Officers
Section 1. It shall be the duty of the President to preside at all meetings of this corporation and perform all the duties usually pertaining to this office.
The President may delegate any duties as necessary.
Section 2. In the absence or inability of the President, the Vice-President
shall perform all the duties of the President.
Section 3. The recording Secretary shall keep the minutes of all proceedings
of the corporation and record the same.
Section 4. The Corresponding Secretary shall carry on
all correspondence on behalf of the corporation.
Section 5. The Treasurer shall receive and safely keep all funds of the corporation and payout the same when approved by the members. Utilities (electricity and phone), insurance, magazine subscriptions, association dues and rent may be paid without vouchers. Monthly reports of receipts and disbursements shall be made. An annual financial report shall be prepared and audited by a committee appointed by the President.

Article II
Election of Officers
Section 1. All officers shall be elected at the January meeting
by a simple majority vote and shall assume office at the same time.
2. Nominations may be made from the floor. Nominees should be willing to serve.

Article III
Membership
Any person interested in the fiber arts and desiring to participate in the activities of same may become a member by applying therefore and paying the prescribed dues.
Each member who is not in arrears on dues for more than
one month shall be entitled to vote in the affairs of the corporation.

Article IV
Dues
Section 1. The annual dues shall be paid at the January meeting.
Section 2. When a person becomes a member within two months of the
expiration of the fiscal year, the dues shall be credited to the following year.

Article V
Committees
Section 1. The President shall appoint members of committees,
designating the Chairperson thereof.
Section 2. There shall be a Librarian of the corporation.
(1) When a vacancy shall occur in this position, the President shall
appoint a willing member to fill the vacancy.
(2) All books, materials and equipment owned by the corporation shall reside at the Studio. Members may check out books, materials and equipment
owned by the corporation in accordance with policies set by the members.
(3) The Librarian shall keep an up-to-date catalog of all books,
materials and equipment of the corporation.
Section 3. In accordance with Article V, Section 1, the President shall appoint
committees as needed to perform the following:
Generate funds for the corporation through activities sponsored by the corporation.
Write grants.
Generate publicity.
Make facility improvements.
Make purchase recommendations to the membership.
Assess future needs.
Other activities related to the promoting the fiber arts.

Adopted April 12, 2008

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