BY-LAWS OF THE "_______________________________________”
ARTICLE I – NAME AND PURPOSE
1. This organization shall be
known as the "________________________________” Club/Guild and, upon approval of
TKGA, shall be recognized as affiliated with THE KNITTING GUILD ASSOCIATION
2. The purpose of this local Club/Guild shall be essentially the same
as that of TKGA, which shall be to provide education and communication to
advance the quality of workmanship and creativity in their knitting
ARTICLE II – MEMBERSHIP
1. Any person who is interested in
the purpose of this organization may become a member by application and payment
of dues, regardless of race, creed, color, or sex.
2. A Club/Guild may not
form a cooperative in order to obtain a business license or tax number for the
purpose of buying knitting supplies at a wholesale price.
3. All members of
the local Guild are encouraged to maintain current membership in TKGA. The local
Guild officers should support and promote TKGA and its educational programs and
other services to its Guild members.
ARTICLE III – OFFICERS
officers of the local Guild shall maintain a current membership in TKGA.
The local management of the affairs of this organization shall be vested in a
Board of Directors composed of four (4) executive officers provided for herein,
and such executive Board shall set local policy in support of the mission of
3. The Board shall meet at such time and places as the President of the
local Guild shall direct, or at the call of any two (2) other members of the
4. A majority of the local Board shall constitute a quorum for
transaction of business at any meeting.
5. Vacancies on the local Board shall
be filled by appointment of the President with approval of the remaining
directors of the Board.
ARTICLE IV – OFFICERS AND DUTIES
officers of the local Guild shall consist of a President, a Vice President, a
Secretary, and a Treasurer. Terms of the office for each officer shall be for
one (1) year.
2. The President shall preside at all meetings of the
membership, all meetings of the Board of Directors, and shall be an ex officio
member of any committee established by the local Guild. The President, with the
advice and consent of the Board of Directors, shall appoint all standing
committees to be established by the local Guild.
3. The Vice President shall
assist the President and serve in the absence of the President. The Vice
President shall serve as the chairman of the local Guild’s program committee,
should such committee be established.
4. The Secretary shall keep minutes of
all proceedings of meetings of the membership and the Board of Directors. The
Secretary shall take care of the correspondence at the direction of the
President. The Secretary shall keep accurate and continually updated lists of
members in good standing, together with their current addresses.
Treasurer shall receive and disburse all monies and present a statement of the
current financial condition at all meetings of the Board of the local Guild. The
Treasurer shall insure that any TKGA membership forms and dues collected from
the Guild membership shall be forwarded in the appropriate amount to the office
ARTICLE V – COMMITTEES
1. The local Guild’s organization
shall have standing committees for education, programs, and finances. The
chairman of each committee shall be appointed by the President, upon the advice
and consent of the Board of Directors.
2. The duties of the committee shall
be as defined by the Board of Directors of the local Guild
ARTICLE VI –
The local Guild shall be charged with the responsibility of establishing
annual dues for its members.
ARTICLE VII – MEETINGS
1. Annual Meeting.
There shall be at least one (1) annual meeting of the Board of Directors during
the calendar year. Notice of such meeting, signed by the Secretary, shall be
mailed to the last recorded address of each member of the Board of
2. Special Meetings. Special meetings of the Board of Directors of
the local Guild may be called from time to time by any two (2) members of the
Board of Directors. Notice of any special meeting shall be mailed to each member
of the Board of Directors at that member’s last recorded address at least ten
(10) days in advance of such special meeting.
3. Membership Meetings. The
Board of Directors shall have the authority to set a membership meeting schedule
on a monthly or more frequent basis at the discretion of the Board.
Quorum. Thirty percent (30%) of the local members of the Guild currently in good
standing shall constitute a quorum for a regular meeting of the
ARTICLE VII – ELECTIONS
1. The local Guild shall organize a
nominating committee for the purpose of nominating officers of the local Guild
for the next annual term and such nominating committee shall be prepared to
present its proposed slate of officers no later than the monthly meeting of the
members of the local Guild one month before the annual meeting.
2. An annual
election of officers shall occur no later than the annual meeting of the Board
of Directors in conjunction with the monthly meeting of the members of the local
3. The newly elected officers of the local Guild shall take office
during the first membership after the annual meeting.
by-laws may be amended, repealed or altered in-part by a two-thirds (2/3) vote
of those members present at a scheduled meeting that has a
Basic parliamentary procedure shall govern all
procedure and parliamentary matters of the local Guild.