ARTICLE I - NAME The name of this organization shall be the Santa Clara Valley Canary and
Exotic Bird Club.
ARTICLE II - OBJECT The object of this organization shall be the scientific, educational, and humane study of all caged birds as to breeding and maintenance, sharing knowledge, and appreciation of them.
ARTICLE III - MEMBERS
Any person who is interested in the object of this organization shall
be eligible for membership.
Membership dues will be $25.00 per year for each member (or family).
Dues must be in the hands of the Treasurer no later than February 15th of
each year. Yearly membership will begin on January 1 and end on December 31.
Any person who joins in November, and having paid his
dues, shall be considered a paid-up member for the following year.
Membership dues for a new member who joins between July 1 and
November 1 will be one-half that of the full year. A Junior Membership
for those 8-15 years old is $12.50 per year.
Each member shall be entitled to one vote except in a family
membership where a maximum of two (2) votes shall be allowed.
Bands will not be issued to any member until his dues have been paid.
ARTICLE IV - OFFICERS
The club officers will consist of President, Vice-President,
Hospitality and Program Coordinator, Secretary, Treasurer and
Newsletter Editor. If the required number of members to fill these
offices cannot be found, the Executive Board may, at its discretion,
combine offices or leave some unfilled as will best serve the
interests of the club at the time. Two different people must be on
the bank account signature card.
The Executive Board will consist of President, Vice-President,
Hospitality and Program Coordinator, Secretary, Treasurer, Newsletter
Editor, Librarian, the retiring President, the total of elected
directors to be in the proportion of one board member for every ten
club members. If this desired proportion of members cannot be
persuaded to come forward to serve, the board may be smaller as
The President-elect must have served on the board.
There shall be no term limits and officers and board members may
serve so long as the general membership is willing to re-elect them.
The Show Director will be appointed by the President for a period of
Vacancies in office shall be elected by the Executive Board to fill
an unexpired term.
The board may approve the disbursement of club funds for the
normal and standard expenditures which are part of the day-to-day
budgeted operations of the club. No single expenditure shall exceed
the ceiling of $200.00 without the approval of the membership at a
general meeting except as listed below. This ceiling may be
periodically changed via membership approval as outlined in Article
VI, number 1, Changes to the By-Laws. "Normal and standard
expenditures...." are considered to be things such as newsletter
postage and administrative costs, meeting hall rental and janitorial
expenses, monthly speaker honorariums, coffee and refreshment
expenses, etc.; those items for which there is a long-standing
precedent and for which there is expected to be an automatic general
membership approval. Other expenditures which the board may approve
and which normally exceed the ceiling are typically associated with
the annual show, including judges' transportation and accommodations,
awards and plaques, hall rental, cleanup, and security, etc.
Expenditures which fall outside the intent of this article shall be
approved by the general membership.
ARTICLE V - MEETINGS
Regular meetings shall be held most months; the time and place as
designated and announced to the membership.
The regular meeting in October shall be known as the annual meeting
for the purpose of nominating and electing officers. Such elected officers
shall assume their duties January 1st.
Whenever a meeting has been duly announced in a timely fashion,
including the general membership having been advised as to date and
time, a quorum shall be presumed and club business may be conducted.
All meetings will be open meetings and guests will be welcome.
Club shows shall be limited to one show per year, open to the public.
ARTICLE VI - ORGANIZATION
Any changes in these By-Laws must be read for three consecutive
meetings, published in the Newsletter and approved by the membership.
The decisions to disband this club must be decided by the entire
membership discussion over a period of three consecutive meetings.
So long as there remains a minimum of ten members who wish to continue
the club, and said ten members are in good standing, the club
cannot be disbanded.