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BOWFISHING ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA, INC.

BY-LAWS

March 15, 2010


ARTICLE ONE: NAME

The name of the organization shall be the BOWFISHING ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA INC. (BAA)


ARTICLE TWO: PURPOSE OF CORPORATION

The purpose of the Corporation is to provide an organization to foster, expand, and perpetuate bowfishing and the spirit of fellowship among all archers and sportsmen, to encourage the use of the bow and arrow in hunting all legal fish, and to conduct bowfishing tournaments.


ARTICLE THREE: PRINCIPAL PLACE OF BUSINESS: REGISTERED AGENT

A. The principal office of the Corporation shall be in the City of Conway, County of Faulkner, State of Arkansas.

B. The resident agent of the Corporation may be changed at any time by the Board of Directors.


ARTICLE FOUR: STOCK, MEMBERSHIP AND FEES

A. No stock shall be issued by the Corporation.

B. The general membership at Annual Meeting or special called meeting shall have the power and authority to establish classes of membership and fees. Each membership shall have one vote in the election of Officers, Directors and on other matters brought to the members for vote. A member may not vote whose membership is less than thirty days.


ARTICLE FIVE: BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS

A. The Board of Directors consists of the Officers, the Immediate Past President, State Representative Director, Points Chairman, Market Director, E-Journal Editor, Records Keeper, and Social Network Director.

B. Officers shall be President, Vice-President, and Secretary-Treasurer.

C. The business and affairs of the Corporation shall be managed by its Board of Directors.

D. A quorum shall be two-thirds of the officers plus any Director in attendance, for the transaction of business of the Board of Directors.

E. All Officers and Directors shall serve two-year terms.

F. In the event an Officer or Director position becomes vacant for any reason, the President or acting President shall appoint a replacement to serve the remainder of the term subject to majority vote of the Board of Directors.

G. Management and control of all affairs, annual dues, funds and property including the name of the association shall be vested in the board of directors on behalf of the Bowfishing Association of America, Inc., except as delegated by the association president. Use of the association's name for any purpose other than the promotion of the association, the benefits due the association to its members and the benefit to the purpose of the association separately or entirely is forbidden.


ARTICLE SIX: MEETINGS

A. The Board of Directors shall meet at the discretion of the President or by call of any two other Officers or Directors.

B. At least once each year, and at a regular time fixed by the President, a meeting of the general membership shall be held. Notice of the date, time, and place of the Annual Meeting shall be given to each member in writing at least thirty days prior to the meeting.

C. Special meetings called for the purpose of amending the By-Laws require notice of the date, time and place of the meeting be given to each member in writing at least thirty days-prior to the meeting.


ARTICLE SEVEN: POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Board of Directors shall have the power to manage the internal affairs of the Corporation consistent with the majority decision of the general membership and consistent with the provisions of the laws of the State of Arkansas.

ARTICLE EIGHT: FISCAL YEAR

The fiscal year of the Corporation shall begin January I of each year and end December 31 of the same year.


ARTICLE NINE: AMENDMENT OF ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION AND BY-LAWS

The Articles of Incorporation and the By-Laws of the Corporation may be amended at any time by majority vote of the members of the Corporation present at the Annual Meeting or a special called meeting.


ARTICLE TEN: DISSOLUTION OF THE CORPORATION

The Corporation may be dissolved upon the concurrence of two-thirds of the general membership and the Board of Directors will proceed without delay to complete the affairs of the Corporation, liquidate its assets and distribute them according to the desires of the general membership.
 
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