TALLAHASSEE AREA ROSE SOCEITY
Affiliated with the American Rose Society
ARTICLE I. NAME AND PURPOSE
Section 1. Name. The Society shall be known as the Tallahassee Area Rose Society hereinafter referred to as the Society.
Section 2. Purpose. The Society will be a non-profit educational organization and shall operate exclusively for educational purposes.
ARTICLE II. OBJECTIVE
Section 1. The objective of the Society is to encourage rose culture and increase the knowledge and understanding of and interest in roses. The Society will educate and inform members of the history, hybridization, growing, exhibiting, artistic designing and judging of roses. Members may therefore increase their knowledge, develop skills and make evident their love of roses.
ARTICLE III. AFFILIATION
Section 1. The Society will maintain affiliation with the American Rose Society and will encourage individual memberships in the American Rose Society and participation in the Deep South District of the American Rose Society.
ARTICLE IV. ORGANIZATION
Section 1. The Board of the Society, hereinafter referred to as the Board shall be made up of the Officers and Directors each of whom shall be a member in good standing of the Society. It shall be the function of the Board to supervise, control and direct the affairs of the Society. In the event of a vacancy on the Board, the Board shall appoint a member of the Society to fill the unexpired term.
Section 2. The Officers of the Society are President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer.
Section 3. Duties of Officers.
The Treasurer shall make a financial report to the Society at each regular meeting of the Society. An annual financial report of all income and expenditures shall be given at the November meeting of the Society.
All monies of the Society shall be deposited in a commercial banking institution in Tallahassee, Florida, approved by the Board.
Section 4. Directors. There shall be three (3) Directors, of the Society, One (1) Director will be the immediate past President and the other two (2) Directors will be elected by the voting membership as provided in ARTICLE VIII.
Section 5. Committees. The following Committees shall be standing Committees of the Society and shall perform the duties as specified herein. The President may assign additional duties other than those listed for each committee.
Other Committees deemed necessary by the President may be appointed including, but not limited to, Membership, Publicity, By-Laws, Project, Fund Raising and Library. These Committees will be composed of a Chairman and as many members as the President shall deem necessary.
ARTICLE V. OPERATING YEAR AND MEETINGS
Section 1. The Society will operate on a calendar year basis.
Section 2. The Board shall determine and schedule meetings including the date, time, and location of each meeting. Members will be notified in advance of each meeting in the newsletter or by the Secretary.
ARTICLE VI. MEMBERSHIP
Section 1. The Society welcomes any person interested in roses to become a member of the Society. Members whose dues are currently paid will be members in good standing and shall be eligible to vote.
ARTICLE VII. DUES
Section 1. The amount of the annual dues shall be recommended by the Board and approved by the membership. The consideration of a change in annual dues will be made only at the last regular business meeting of the year. Notice of any proposed change in the dues shall be given in the newsletter preceding that meeting.
Section 2. Annual dues shall be payable as of January 1st. Dues of new members shall be paid at the time of joining the Society. Dues paid after October 1st shall be considered paid for the next year. Members will receive annual membership cards from the Treasurer.
ARTICLE VIII. VOTING, QUORUMS AND ELECTION OF OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS
Section 1. The election of Officers and Directors shall be held at the last regular business meeting of the year. The Nominating Committee shall present its slate of Officers and Directors at the meeting; however, an opportunity for nominations from the floor for each office and position of Director will be given. Officers and Directors shall assume their duties when elected. Elected Officers and Directors serve for a one (1) year term and may be elected for additional terms.
Section 2. Fifteen (15) voting members, including two (2) elected Officers constitutes a quorum for any regular meeting. A quorum for any meeting of the Board shall consist of four (4) members. Except as provided in
Section 3 of this ARTICLE regarding changes in By-Laws, a simple majority vote with a quorum present at a regular meeting of the Society is required for all business of the Society and election of Officers and Directors of the Society. At the discretion of the presiding Officer, a voice vote or a show of hands may be deemed sufficient.
Section 3. A two-thirds (2/3) majority vote with a quorum present is required for all changes to the By-Laws.
ARTICLE IX. PARLIMENTARY PROCEDURE
Section 1. “Roberts Rules of Order, Revised” shall govern the Society in all cases to which they are applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with these By-Laws.
ARTICLE X. CHANGES IN BY-LAWS
Section 1. The Board must approve any proposal to repeal, amend, or replace the By-Laws prior to a vote of the membership. The membership will be notified in writing at least thirty (30) days prior to a vote on a change in the By-Laws.
ARTICLE XI. EFFECTIVE DATE
These By-Laws will become effective upon approval by the voting members of the Society present at a regular monthly meeting. A two-thirds (2/3) majority vote with a quorum present as set forth herein must be present to vote.