Constitution

CONSTITUTION of the FRIENDS OF THE SCHOOLCRAFT COMMUNITY LIBRARY
ARTICLE I: NAME
The name of this organization shall be the: FRIENDS OF THE SCHOOLCRAFT
COMMUNITY LIBRARY.
ARTICLE II: PURPOSE
The purpose of this organization shall be:
A. To perpetuate both the quantity and the quality of the Schoolcraft Community Library through the donations of funds and services.
B. To maintain a non-profit volunteer citizens group serving as an auxiliary to the library.
C. To promote programs which enlarge and enhance the services of the library.
D. To encourage understanding and appreciation of the library.
E. To encourage gifts of money, books, manuscripts or other appropriate materials to the library.
F. To provide direct financial assistance by purchasing beneficial items for the library.
ARTICLE III: MEMBERSHIP
Section 1. Membership in this organization shall be open to all individuals or groups who are in agreement with its purpose.
Section 2. Each individual member, or professional organization is entitled to one vote if present.
ARTICLE IV: OFFICERS AND EXECUTIVE BOARD
Section 1. The officers of this organization shall be a president, Vice-president, corresponding secretary and/or recording
secretary, and treasurer.
Section 2. The officers and directors are to be elected for a term of one year with one director for a term of 2 years, by a majority vote of those members present at the annual meeting.
Section 3. The executive board shall consist of the elected officers, librarian, and immediate past president, directors and the librarian officiary.
Section 4. No officer or director shall serve more than two consecutive terms in that office.
ARTICLE V: MEETINGS
Section 1. An annual meeting of this organization shall be held for the election of officers and transaction of other business, at a time and place to be determined by the executive board. Annual records of officers and committee chairpersons shall be submitted in writing to the executive board at that time.
Section 2. Special meetings of the organization may be called by the executive board. Advance notice shall be given to all members.
Section 3. Regular meetings of the organization shall be held at a time and place designated by the president.
Section 4. Executive board meetings shall be open to any interested member.
ARTICLE VI: STANDING COMMITTEES
Section 1. Membership committee is a standing committee that shall be chaired by the vice president and shall be responsible for maintaining and recruiting membership. They shall also be responsible for organizing volunteers to help at the library as needed.
Section 2. Fund raising committee is a standing committee and shall be responsible for events to solicit funds and/or materials for the library.
Section 3. Other committees may be appointed by the president as needed.
ARTICLE VII: AMENDMENTS
This constitution may be amended at an annual meeting of this organization by a two-thirds vote of members present, provided that notice
of the proposed amendments shall have been mailed to all members at least ten days before said meeting.
ARTICLE VIII: DISSOLUTION
In the event of dissolution, all assets real and personal shall be distributed to such organizations as are qualified as taxexempt
under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or the corresponding provisions of a future United States Internal Revenue Law.
ARTICLE IX: PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE
Roberts Rules of Order Revised, when not in conflict with this constitution and by-laws, shall govern proceedings of the organization.