By-Laws of Kenosha Orchestra Boosters, Inc.
as Amended May 2014
Article I: Name
The name of this organization shall be Kenosha Orchestra Boosters, Inc.
Article II: Purpose
Section I: The Kenosha Orchestra Boosters, Inc., a non-profit organization, is established exclusively for the purpose of supporting the orchestra music program of the public schools of Kenosha.
Section II: To this end the organization shall strive to enlist the interest and assistance of the parents of public school members, and interested community persons; it shall sponsor music programs of cultural and entertainment value; it shall conduct fund raising efforts, whether they be sponsored by this organization or by other interested groups.
Article III: Membership
Section I: All adults shall be eligible for membership who have an interest in promoting orchestra music in the public school system of Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Article IV: Board of Directors
Section I: The Board of Directors shall consist of :
1. Elected Officers shall include but are not limited to:
President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Website & Social Media, Advertising, Donations, Volunteer Coordinator, Pancake Breakfast coordinator and Tea Coordinator.
2. School Representatives shall be appointed from each of the Middle and High schools in the Kenosha Unified School District.
3. Immediate Past President.
5. Orchestra Directors in the Kenosha Unified School District.
Section II: The Board of Directors shall conduct the affairs of the organization during the interim between the meetings of the organization, excepting that of modifying any action taken by the organization.
Section III: The term of office for the positions of President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer, shall be for one year. No officer in the above position shall succeed himself/herself in the same office for more than two terms unless no other appropriate candidate for the position can be found. The term of office for the positions of Website & Social Media, Advertising, Donations, Volunteer Coordinator, Pancake Breakfast coordinator and Tea Coordinator shall be for one year.
Section IV: A vacancy occurring on the Board shall be filled until the next annual meeting by a majority vote of the general membership at any regular meeting.
Section V: At the May meeting of the organization, the general membership will elect, (from its own body,) a President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Website & Social Media, Advertising, Donations, Volunteer Coordinator, Pancake Breakfast coordinator and Tea Coordinator to fulfill the offices of both the Board and the organization. The term of office shall be from June 1st through May 31st.
Section VI: The President shall appoint all committee chairpersons.
Article V: Meetings
Section I: A minimum of three general membership meetings of this organization, in addition to the May meeting which will be the annual meeting, will be held at a day, time, and place as designated by the Board of Directors. Ample notice of the meetings will be given to members.
Section III: Board meetings shall be called as necessary.
Section IV: A majority of Board members present at any Board meeting may be called by the President.
Section V: Special meetings of the organization or the Board may be called by the President.
Article VI: Committees
Section I: Standing Committees shall be appointed as needed by the President. These Committees may include any or all of the following: Membership, Hospitality, Telephone, Chaperone, and Publicity. The Board members shall constitute the Ways and Means Committee. In making all appointment, the President shall encourage participation by members from all schools having orchestras.
Section II: Each Committee Chairperson shall appoint the members of his own committee. The chairperson can expect the assistance of the Board in securing these members.
Section III: A nominating committee of two persons, and the Past President as committee chairperson, shall be appointed by the President at least one month prior to the annual meeting in May. The election shall be held at the Annual Meeting. Additional nominations may be made from the floor providing the consent of the nominee has been obtained in advance.
Section IV: An auditing committee of three shall consist f the outgoing President, the incoming President, and the incoming Treasurer. This committee shall audit the books at the close of the fiscal year.
Article VII: Amendments
These by-laws may be amended at any general membership meeting by a vote of two-thirds of the members present at said meeting, provided notice of the proposed amendments shall have been submitted to the entire membership prior to the meeting.
Article VIII: Dissolution
In the event that the Kenosha Orchestra Boosters, Inc. should be dissolved, the Board of Trustees after paying or making provisions for payment off all of the liabilities of the corporation, dispose of all assets of the corporation exclusively for the purposes of the corporation in such manner, or to such organization or organizations organized and operated exclusively for charitable, educational, religious, or scientific purposes as shall be at the time qualify as an exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law,) as the Board of Trustees shall determine. Any such assets not so disposed of shall be disposed of by the Court shall determine, which are organized and operated exclusively for such purposes.
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