Friends of the Albany Library
(updated with amendments thru Oct 2011)
A California Nonprofit public benefit corporation
Article I - NAME
name of this organization shall be Friends of the Albany Library.
Article II - STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
Section 1. Friends of the Albany Library
will act as a liason between the community and the library; will help to extend and improve local library services; and will
stimulate public support of the Library and other charitable organizations in the community.
2. In the event of dissolution of the organization, all assets will be turned over to the Albany Library Trust
Fund at time of dissolution.
Section 1. Membership in this organization shall be open to all interested individuals
in sympathy with its purposes.
Section 2. The membership year will commence on
October 1, and end on September 30, of each year.
Section 3. Each member in good standing
must pay, within the time and on the conditions set by the Board of Directors, annual dues in amounts to be fixed from time
to time by the Board of Directors.
Section 4. A member may terminate his membership
by submitting a letter of resignation to the President or Secretary. A member whose dues have become delinquent
may be reinstated at any time by paying the current year’s dues in full. The Board of Directors shall designate the
categories of membership and dues.
ARTICLE IV - OFFICERS
Section 1. The officers of this organization shall be President,
Vice-President, Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary, and Treasurer.
Section 2. Officers shall
be nominated by a committee appointed by the President. The nominations shall be submitted to the membership
at the annual meeting. Additional nominations may be made from the floor.
Section 3. Officers shall be elected by majority vote of those
members present at the annual meeting. The term of office shall be for two years and shall begin on November
1st. Ann officer may serve in the same capacity for no more than two consecutive 2-year terms unless
there are no other nominated qualified candidates.
Section 4. Vacancies shall
be filled by appointment by the President until the next regular election.
Article V - DUTIES OF OFFICERS Section 1. The officers shall have the usual duties and authority exercised by officers of a non-profit
Section 2. The President shall be an ex-officio member of all committees, with
the exception of the nominating committee. The Vice-President shall serve as President in the absence of the
– BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Section 1. The Board of Directors shall consist of the 1) immediate past-President; 2) elected
officers; 3) six other Directors to be appointed by the officers. The Branch Manager
shall attend Board meetings in an advisory capacity.
Section 2. The Board shall
hold regular meetings, open to active membership. A quorum for voting purposes shall consist of six directors.
Section 3. Special meetings of the Board of Directors may be called by the President,
the Vice-President, the Secretary, or by any two Directors, and such meetings shall be held at the place, within or without
the State of California, designated by the person or persons calling the meeting.
An emergency vote may be made by the President notifying the Board of Directors and obtaining
a majority vote.
Any Director having three consecutive unexcused absences may be removed from the Board.
Article VII – MEETINGS
Section 1. This organization shall hold at least one
meeting a year.
Section 2. The Annual Meeting shall be held in October. Members
shall be notified at least two weeks prior to the date of the meeting.
Section 3. The annual meeting
shall consist of the election of officers, a report of finances, and such other business as necessary. The fiscal
year shall be from October 1 to September 30.
Section 4. A meeting of this organization
may be called at any time by the Board of Directors or by five members.
Article VIII – AMENDMENTS
Amendments to this constitution sand By-laws may
be made by a two-thirds vote of the membership present at a meeting and only after 15 days advance posted notice
of such proposed amendments is provided to the general membership.
Article IX – PARLIMENTARY PROCEDURE
Rules of Order, Revised, when not in conflict with this Constitution and By-laws, shall govern the proceedings of this organization.
(signatures of initial directors in the articles of incorporation
who adopted the original bylaws June 17, 1987)