Sec. 1 The name of this association is the Suzuki Association of Wisconsin (hereinafter called the Association).
Sec. 2 The Association has its principal place of business at the Aber Suzuki Center, University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, Stevens Point, WI 54481. The Association may have one or more offices within the State of Wisconsin as the Executive Board may from time to time determine.
The legal purposes of the Association are as follows:
A. To provide an organization for Suzuki teachers and other persons interested in the Suzuki philosophy;
B. To provide services for Suzuki teachers, students, and parents; and
C. To foster and promote the growth and use of the Suzuki philosophy in Wisconsin.
Sec. 1. Membership in the Association is open to all persons who are involved in teaching and are interested in the Suzuki philosophy.
Sec. 2. The Members, by amendment to these Bylaws, may create additional categories of membership and the qualifications and rights of the Members of each type shall be as designated in such an amendment.
Sec. 3. All members shall have voting rights. Each Member in good standing shall be entitled to one vote on each matter submitted to a vote of the Members.
Sec. 4. The Executive Board shall establish yearly dues for Members.
Sec. 5. Annual dues are payable by August 31.
The Association shall have a fiscal year beginning September 1 and ending August 31.
Sec. 1. There shall be one to four general membership meetings per year between the months of September and August. These meetings shall be held at such place and at such date as may be determined by the Executive Board. The general membership shall be made aware of the meetings by written notice or by email.
Sec. 2. The Executive Board shall meet prior to each meeting of the general membership at such place and on such date as may be determined by the Executive Board.
Sec. 3. A quorum for conducting the business of the Association at a meeting of the general membership shall be ten (10) percent of the members.
The Executive Board
Sec. 1. The Executive Board shall consist of the elected officers.
Sec. 2. The Executive Board shall discuss the regular business of the Association and form recommendations to be presented to the general membership.
Sec. 3. A quorum for conducting the business of the Executive Board shall be a simple majority of the Executive Board members.
Sec. 4. Voting on matters addressed by the Executive Committee may be in person, by proxy, by phone or by email.
There shall be the following elected officers: President, Vice-President/President Elect, Recording Secretary and Treasurer.
Sec. 1. Nominations of officers may be made through the nominating committee or at the election meeting by any member in good standing.
Sec. 2. Officers shall be elected by a vote of the Members before the end of the fiscal year in a manner to be determined by the Executive Board.
Sec. 3. Officers shall be elected for the following terms:
Sec. 1. The President shall preside at all meetings of the Association and shall have general supervision of the business and finances of the Association and shall see that all orders and resolutions of the Executive Board are carried into effect; subject, however, to the rights of the officer or officers of the Association. In addition, the President shall form committees and appoint chairpersons, make interim appointments, call special meetings as needed, and may serve as a member of all committees.
Sec. 2. The Vice-President/President Elect shall perform such duties as shall be assigned to him or her and shall exercise such powers as may be granted to him or her by the Executive Board or the President. In the absence of the President, the Vice-President/President Elect may perform the duties and exercise the powers of the President with the same force and effect as if performed by the President.
Sec. 3. The Recording Secretary shall act as clerk at all meetings of the Members and the Executive Board and shall record all votes and the minutes of the proceedings. The Recording Secretary shall perform such other duties as may be prescribed by the Executive Board and the President.
Sec. 4. The Treasurer shall have custody of the Association’s funds and shall keep accurate accounts of receipts and disbursements of the Association. The Treasurer shall deposit all monies and other valuable effects of the Association in the name and to the credit of the Association. The Treasurer shall also disburse the funds of the Association as may be ordered by the Executive Board and shall render to the Association an accounting of all the transactions conducted by the Treasurer and of the financial condition of the Association.
These by-laws may be emended by mail or email or at any meeting of the general membership by a simple majority of the Members voting. Copies of the proposed amendments shall be given to members at least one month prior to the meeting.