2011 ByLaws

A signed copy of the 2011 Bylaws were provided to the Olympia Beekeepers Association by Past President Mark Emrich on 3/27/2018.

BY LAWS OF THE OLYMPIA BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION

PURPOSE: The Olympia Beekeepers Association is formed to promote the common interest and general welfare of beekeeping, to protect honeybees, to encourage good bee management practices, and to encourage good public relation between beekeeper and the public. To implement this objective there is set forth herein the Bylaws of the Olympia Beekeepers Association:

ARTICLE I- MEMBERS

SECTION 1 - MEMBERSHIP

Any beekeeper, entity or person interested in apiculture may become a member of the Olympia Beekeepers Association ("This Association") on approval of the Executive Board and the payment of annual dues.

SECTION 2 - DUES

The annual dues shall become payable by each member on January 1 of each year in an amount established by the Executive Board. This amount includes a fee for associate membership in the State Association, required of all who are not already members of the Washington State Beekeepers Association.

SECTION 3 - EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS

The State Entomologist, the Director of the State Department of Agriculture and county agriculture Extension Agents shall be ex-officio members of this association, without payment of dues.

ARTICLE II - MEETINGS

SECTION 1 - ANNUAL MEETING:

The annual meeting of the Executive Board shall be held in the month of August unless otherwise specified by the board for scheduling reasons.

SECTION 2 - REGULAR MONTHLY MEETINGS

The regular monthly meeting of this association shall be held the second Monday of each month at a place approved by the Executive Board, excluding July and August.

SECTION 3 - QUOROM

Any meeting of members at which at least two officers are present shall constitute a quorum.

SECTION 4 - ORGANIZATION

The president shall preside at any meeting and in his/her absence, the vice-president shall preside.

ARTICLE III - OFFICERS

SECTION 1 - EXCUTIVE

The executive officers of this association shall be president, vice-president, recording secretary, treasurer and membership chairperson who shall be elected annually by the members of this association.

The duties of the treasurer shall be to make out all state and Federal government reports as necessary, carry out the financial directives of the Executive Board and keep track of all funds.

Duties of other committee members shall be those assigned to them by the Executive Board. Business shall be conducted according to "Roberts Rules of Order".

SECTION 2 - TENURE OF OFFICE

All officers shall hold office for one year or until their successors have been duly elected and installed.

ARTICLE IV - EXECUTIVE BOARD

SECTION 1 - MEMBERS

The business affairs of this association shall be managed by the Executive Board consisting of president, vice-president, past president, secretary, treasurer, membership chairperson, newsletter editor and the beekeeping class instructor.

SECTION 2 - MEETINGS

Meetings of the Executive Board may be held at such time and place as determined by the president.

SECTION 3 - QUORUM

At any meeting of the Executive Board a majority of those present shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.

SECTION 4 - DUTIES

The Executive Board shall have full power and authority over the affairs of this association, shall conduct all important business of this association, and shall control all expenditures of $300. Expenditures over this amount must be approved by a majority of members present at the monthly meeting where such expenditures are discussed.

SECTION 5 - BEEKEEPER OF THE YEAR

The Executive Board may select a "Beekeeper of the Year" to be submitted to WSBA in May/June annually, according to the attached list of requirements.

ARTICLE V - FINANCES

SECTION 1 - INDEBTEDNESS

No indebtedness shall be incurred by any officer, committee member or any other member of this association on behalf of the Olympia Beekeepers Association except as authorized by the Executive Board.

SECTION 2 - ACCOUNT

The Olympia Beekeepers Association dues and monies in excess of immediate operation expenses shall be placed into an account to accumulate interest.

SECTION 3 - DISBURSEMENT

If the Olympia Beekeepers Association ceases to exist at some future time, fund and assets of record shall be disbursed to the Washington State Beekeepers Association with the objective and intent that these funds and assets be used for the benefit of the art and science of beekeeping.

ARTICLE VI

The Olympia Beekeepers Association, Inc. agent and address will be that of the Associations' present treasurer.

ARTICLE VII

AMENDMENTS TO THE BYLAWS: The Bylaws may be altered, amended, added to or repealed by a two-thirds vote of the members present at any regular meeting.

RATIFICATION

These Bylaws are hereby adopted this 10th day of October 2011, to effectively repeal and supersede the existing Bylaws of this association dated 2006 which Bylaws are hereby repealed in accordance with their provisions for amendment.

 

 

President Mark Emrich

 

Secretary Yvonne Dettlaff