National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association Washington State Fed. of Chapters Dist. IV

Poulsbo Chapter 881 ByLaws

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These bylaws reflect the change reducing the number of required general meetings, approved by members in attendance at the March 2008 meeting.  They have been retyped by the webmaster from the scanned photo copy, included below. 

 

BYLAWS NARFE CH. 881

 

ARTICLE I  CHAPTER MEETINGS

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            Section 1   As a minimum, Regular meetings of the chapter shall be held at least four times a year at such time and place as the membership may decide.  A vacation of not to

exceed three [3] months during the summer may be voted by the membership.

 

            Section 2   A quorum shall consist of 8 per cent of the Chapters voting membership, but less than a quorum may adjourn to meet at a future date, or which due notice shall be given.

 

            Section 3   Special meetings shall be called by the president when necessary or upon written request of 8 per cent of the Chapters voting members stating the nature for which the meeting is called. Written notice of all special meetings shall be given to each Chapter voting member at least 7 days before such meeting,

 

ARTICLE II  ORDER OF BUSINESS

 

            The following shall be the order of business at all regular meetings of the Chapter: 


1.   Invocation                                          7.    Report of committees

2.   Lunch                                                 8.   Unfinished business

3.   Program                                             9.   Bills

4.   Pledge of allegiance                            10.   New business

5.   Reading of minutes                             11.   Good of the order

6.   Report of officers                               12.   Adjournment

 

ARTICLE III  OFICERS AND COMMITTEES

 

            Section 1   The officers of the Chapter shall be a president, a first vice president, a second vice president, a secretary, and a treasurer [or a secretary treasurer if it is desired to combine the latter two officers.

 

            Section 2   There shall be an Executive Committee of which the elected Chapter Officers shall be the members.  The Executive Committee shall exercise such functions as the Chapter may prescribe.

 

            Section 3  There shall be a Membership Committee appointed by the president.  It shall be the duty of this committee to urge all persons in the area eligible for National membership, as set forth in the National Bylaws, to join the Association and the Chapter.  All Chapter members are ex-officio members of this committee.

 

            Section 4  There shall be a Legislative Committee appointed by the president to keep abreast of all legislative matters concerning annuitants and prospective annuitants and to make recommendations for action by the Chapter and the National Association.

           

            Section 5  The president should also appoint a Service Officer, a Public Relations Officer, a Sunshine Committee to visit the sick and look after the welfare of individual members, an Auditing Committee, and Nominating Committee, and such other committees as may be deemed desirable.

 

            Section 6  The Chapter by resolution require the Treasurer [or Secretary-Treasurer] to give bond for the faithful performance of his or her duties.  The expense of such a bond shall be paid for by Chapter funds.

 

ARTICLE IV  NOMINATIONS, ELECTIONS AND INSTALLATIONS

 

            Section 1  At the October meeting the Nominating Committee shall present a list of nominations for all the offices to be filled.  Further nominations will be accepted from the floor at both the October and November meetings.

 

            Section 2  After the nominations are closed at the November meeting the election of officers shall be held and decided by majority vote of the voting members of the Chapter present.

 

ARTICLE V  CHAPTER DUES

 

            The dues of the members for Chapter purposes shall be $4.00 per year.

 

ARTICLE VI  AFFILIATION WITH STATE FEDERATION

 

            The Chapter shall be affiliated with the Washington State Federation of Chapters, subject to the Constitution and Bylaws of that body.

 

ARTICLE VII  PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY

 

            The provisions of Robert's Rules of Order, Newly Revised shall govern Chapter business in all cases in which they do not conflict with the Chapter constitution and bylaws.

 

ARTICLE VII  AMENDMENTS

 

            Amendments to these bylaws my be enacted by concurrence of two-thirds of the members present at any regular meeting, provided due notice has been transmitted in writing to all chapter voting members not less than 10 days before the meeting

 

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note: this copy provided to the webmaster by Ch. 881 Treasurer Don Cole in January 2008, and although unsigned and undated, it is believed to be the current copy.
 

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