By-Laws of the
The name of this non-profit organization shall be the International Egg Art Guild, referred to as IEAG.
The IEAG is organized for educational purposes, including promotion of the art of egg decorating, raising the quality of the art to the highest level, and development of interest in the art through education, exhibition and sharing.
Membership shall be open to all artists, collectors, or persons interested in furthering the purposes of the IEAG.
IV. MEMBERSHIP TYPES
Membership type share be limited to individuals and family.
Family memberships shall consist of one adult and minor children 7 years to 16 years of age. The purpose of a family membership is to allow minors covered under such membership to participate in the Junior Masterís Program only.
The elected officer of this Guild shall be the President, who in turn will appoint the Executive Board, consisting of a Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Historian, Membership Chairman, Webmaster, and Masterís Program Director.
A. Qualifications for office:
1. Each officer shall be at least twenty-one (21) years of age, and in good standing with the IEAG.
2. No officer may have been convicted and/or indicted of a felony offense.
B. Term of office:
1. Term of office for each officer shall be two (2) years, unless sooner terminated by death, incapacity, resignation, or removal.
2. Officers may be elected or appointed to no more than 2 consecutive terms. An officer who has served all or part of two (2) consecutive terms shall be ineligible for re-election for one (1) year.
VII. VACANCY IN OFFICE
In the event of a vacancy of any office caused by illness, resignation or death, the office shall be filled by appointment by the President with approval of the Board, except in the case of the President, in which case the Vice President shall automatically fill the office for the unexpired term and appoint a new Vice President.All IEAG property is to be turned over to the President immediately upon resignation from office. All monies, treasury books, records, pertinent files, and property are to be turned over to the new Board at the time of the President's installation.
VIII. DUTIES OF THE OFFICERS
All monies, treasury books, records, pertinent files, and property are to be turned over to the new Board at the time of the President's installation.
IX. EXECUTIVE BOARD
The Executive Board shall consist of the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Masters Program Director, and the current Past President.
All committees must be chaired by a member of the Executive Board.
The agenda shall include the reports of the Executive Board and Committees, programs of interest to the membership in addition to the regular business, election and installation of the President in the appropriate year.
Dues shall be set by the Executive Board and shall be on an annual basis. Membership will start upon the day of receipt of the membership dues. No back issues of Newsletters will be sent. If a current member does not renew by deadline, he/she will not receive the current Newsletter.
XIII. PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY
The Parliamentary Authority of the Guild shall be "Robert's Rules of Order, Newly Revised" for all matters of procedure except where they conflict with the provisions covered by the By-Laws of the IEAG.
XVI. AMENDMENTS TO BY-LAWS
The By-Laws can only be amended by a vote of the entire membership. All changes must be printed in the Newsletter twice, the second printing to contain a voting ballot to be mailed to the Board. Majority of all votes received will determine the Amendment.
XV. MASTERS PROGRAM
Masters Program monies are to be kept separate from the IEAG General Fund. The Masters Program must be self-supporting.
XVI. PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES
XVI. PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES
The IEAG and/or its members shall not carry on any activities not permitted to be carried on by an organization exempt from federal income taxes under 501(c)(7) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, or the corresponding provision of any future United States internal revenue law.
Clubs are eligible to become Chapters of the International Egg Art Guild if 100% of their members hold membership in the IEAG.
Upon dissolution of the IEAG, the Executive Board shall pay out or make provisions for the distribution of all the assets of the IEAG, exclusively for the purposes of the IEAG, in such manner, or to such organization or organizations organized and operated exclusively for educational purposes (e.g. to a public library for the purchase of Eggshell Art books), as shall at the time qualify as an exempt organization under Section 501(c)(7) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (or corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law) as the Executive Board shall determine. Any such assets not so disposed of shall be disposed of by the Court of Common Pleas of the County in which the principal officer of the IEAG is then located, exclusively for such purposes or to such organization or organizations which said Court shall determine, and organized and operated exclusively for such purposes.
STANDING RULES ADOPTED INTO THE IEAG BY-LAWS, STATING:
REV. Sept. 2011