By-Laws

BYLAWS OF

IROQUOIS WEST UNIT 10 BOOSTER CLUB

AN ILLINOIS NONPROFIT CORPORATION

 

BYLAW ONE.  OFFICES

Section One.  Principal Office.  The principal office of the corporation in the State of Illinois shall be located in the City of Gilman, County of Iroquois.

Section Two.  Other Offices.  The corporation may have such other offices, either within or without the County of Iroquois, State of Illinois, as the officers may determine or as the affairs of the corporation may require from time to time.

BYLAW TWO.  MEMBERS

Section One.  Classes of Members.  The corporation shall have one class of members.  Any parent of a student or resident of the Unit 10 School District is eligible for membership– each having one vote.

Section Two.  Voting Rights.  Each member shall be entitled to one vote on each matter submitted to a vote of the members.

Section Three.  Resignation.  Any officer may resign by filing a written resignation with the secretary.

Section Four.  Termination of Membership.  Membership shall terminate on the death or resignation of a member, the transfer of his membership in accordance with these bylaws, or on his or her expulsion by the officers.  On such termination any right, title, or interest of the member in or to the property of assets of this corporation shall cease.

BYLAW THREE.  MEETINGS OF MEMBERS

Section One.  Monthly Meeting.  All regular monthly meetings will be held on the second Wednesday of each month starting at 7:00 p.m.  There is no monthly meeting held during the month of December.

SectionTwo.  Annual Meeting.  An annual meeting of the members shall be held on the second Wednesday in the month of June in each year, beginning with the year 1985, at the hour of 7:00 p.m. o’clock for the purpose of electing officers and for the transaction of such other business as may come before the meeting.   If the day fixed for the annual meeting shall be a legal holiday, in the State of Illinois, such meeting shall be held on the next Wednesday.  If the election of officers shall not be held on the day designated herein for any annual meeting, or at any adjournment thereof, the officers shall cause the election to be held at a special meeting of the members as soon thereafter as conveniently may be.

Section Three.  Special Meetings.   Special meetings of the members may be called by the president or the officers.

Section Four.  Place of Meeting.   The officers may designate any place, either within or without the State of Illinois, as the place of meeting for any annual meeting or for any special meeting called by the officers.   If no designation is made or if a special meeting be otherwise called, the place of meeting shall be the registered office of the corporation in the State of Illinois; but if all the members shall meet at any time and place, either within or without the State of Illinois, and consent to the holding of a meeting, such meeting shall be valid without call or notice, and at such meeting any corporate action may be taken.

Section Five.  Notice of Meetings.   Written or printed notice stating the place, day, and hour of any meeting of members shall be delivered either personally, by mail or electronically to each member entitled to vote at such meeting, not less than [five days] nor more than [40 days] before the date of such meeting, by or at the direction of the president, or the secretary, or the officers or persons calling the meeting.  In case of a special meeting or when required by statute or by these bylaws, the purpose or purposes for which the meeting is called shall be stated in the notice.   If mailed, the notice of a meeting shall be deemed to be delivered when deposited in the United States mail addressed to the member at his or her address as it appears on the records of the corporation, with postage thereon prepaid.

BYLAW FOUR.  OFFICERS

Section One.  Officers.  The officers of the corporation shall be a president, one or more vice presidents (the number thereof to be determined by the officers), a secretary, a treasurer, and such other officers as may be elected in accordance with the provision of this bylaw.  The officers may elect or appoint such other officers, including one or more assistant secretaries, and one or more assistant treasurers, as it shall deem desirable, such officers to have the authority and to perform the duties prescribed, from time to time, by the officers.   We will allow for one person to hold more than one position with the exception of the office of the president but that person is to hold no more than two positions.

Section Two.   Election and Term of Office.   The officers of the corporation shall be elected at the annual meeting.  If the election of officers shall not be held at such meeting, such election shall be held as soon thereafter as conveniently may be.  New offices may be created and filled at any meeting of the officers.   Each officer shall hold office until his successor shall have been duly elected and shall have been qualified.

Section Three.  Removal.  Any officer elected or appointed may be removed whenever in its judgment and the best interests of the corporation would be served thereby, but such removal shall be without prejudice to the contract rights, if any, of the officer so removed.

Section Four.  Vacancies.  A vacancy in any office, because of death, resignation, removal, disqualification, or otherwise, may be filled for the unexpired portion of the term.

Section Five.  President.   The president shall be the principal executive officer of the corporation and shall in general supervise and control all of the business and affairs of the corporation.  He or she shall preside at all meetings of the members.   He or she may sign, with the secretary or any other proper officer of the corporation any deeds, mortgages, bonds, contracts, or other instruments that have to be executed, except in cases where the signing and execution thereof shall be expressly delegated by these bylaws or by statute to some other officer or agent of the corporation; and in general he or she shall perform all duties incident to the office of president and such other duties as may be prescribed from time to time.

Section Six. Vice President.  In the absence of the president or in the event of his or her inability or refusal to act, the vice presidents shall perform the duties of the president, and when so acting, shall have all the powers of, and be subject to all the restrictions upon, the president.   Any vice president shall perform such other duties as from time to time may be assigned to him or her by the president.

Section Seven.  Treasurer.  If required, the treasurer shall give a bond for the faithful discharge of his or her duties in such sum and with surety or sureties as the organization shall determine.  He or she shall have charge and custody of and be responsible for all funds and securities of the corporation; receive and give receipts for monies due and payable to the corporation from any source whatsoever, and deposit all such monies in the name of the corporation in such banks, trust companies or other depositaries; and, in general, perform all the duties as from time to time may be assigned to him or her by the president.

Section Eight.  Secretary.  The secretary shall keep the minutes of the meetings of the members in one or more books provided for that purpose; see that all notices are duly given in accordance with the provisions of these bylaws or as required by law; be custodian of the corporate records; keep a register of the post office address of each member and/or e-mail addresses which shall be furnished to the secretary of such member; and, in general, perform all duties incident to the office of secretary and such other duties as from time to time may be assigned to him or her by the president.

BYLAW FIVE.  COMMITTEES

Section One.  Other Committees.  Other committees not having and exercising the authority of the officers in the management of the corporation may be designated by a resolution adopted by a majority of officers present at a meeting at which a quorum is present.   Any member thereof may be removed by the person or persons authorized to appoint such members whenever in their judgment the best interests of the corporation shall be served by such removal.

Section Two.  Vacancies.  Vacancies in the membership of any committee shall be filled by appointments made in the same manner as provided in the case of the original appointment.

BYLAW SIX.  CONTRACTS, CHECKS, DEPOSITS AND FUNDS

Section One.  Contracts.  The president may authorize any officer or officers or agent or agents of the corporation, in addition to the officers so authorized by these bylaws, to enter into any contract or execute and deliver any instrument in the name of and on behalf of the corporation, and such authority may be general or confined to specific instances.

Section Two.   Checks, Drafts, and Other Orders for Payment.  All checks, drafts, or orders for the payment of money, notes, or other evidences of indebtedness issued in the name of the corporation shall be signed by such officer or officers or agent or agents of the corporation and in such manner as shall from time to time be determined by resolution of the officers.   In the absence of such determination by the officers, such instruments shall be signed by the treasurer or an assistant treasurer and countersigned by the president or a vice president of the corporation.

Section Three.  Deposits.  All funds of the corporation shall be deposited from time to time to the credit of the corporation in such banks, trust companies, or other depositaries as the officers may select.

Section Four.  Gifts.  The officers may accept on behalf of the corporation any contribution, gift, bequest, or devise for the general purposes or for any special purpose of the corporation.

BYLAW SEVEN.  MISCELLANEOUS

Section One.  Books and Records.  This corporation shall keep correct and complete books and records of account and shall also keep minutes of the proceedings of its members, officers, and committees having any of the authority of the officers, and shall keep at the registered or principal office a record giving the names and addresses of the members entitled to vote.  All books and records of the corporation may be inspected by any member, or his agent or attorney, for any proper purpose at any reasonable time.

Section Two.  Fiscal Year.  The fiscal year of the corporation shall begin on the first day of July and end on the last day of June in each year.

Section Three.  Waiver of Notice.   Whenever any notice is required to be given under the provisions of the General Not For Profit Corporation Act of Illinois or under the provisions of the articles of incorporation or the bylaws of the corporation, a written waiver thereof signed by the person or persons entitled to such notice, whether before or after the time stated therein, shall be deemed equivalent to the giving of such notice.

BYLAW EIGHT.  AMENDMENTS

Section One.  Power of Members to Amend Bylaws.  The bylaws of this corporation may be amended, repealed or added to, or new bylaws may be adopted by the vote or written assent of a majority of the members entitled to vote or by the vote of a majority of a quorum at three consecutive regularly scheduled meetings.

Section Two.  Power of Officers to Amend Bylaws.  Subject to the limitations of the articles of incorporation and of these bylaws, the bylaws of this corporation may be amended, repealed, or added to, or new bylaws may be adopted, by a resolution of the officers.

BYLAW NINE.  BOOSTER PROGRAMS WITH IROQUOIS WEST UNIT TEN

Section One.  Changes.  The officers shall have the power to consent to any changes in Booster Club programs made after the initial program has been ratified by the full membership, and present said changes shall be ratified at the Unit 10 School Board in written form.  Such changes shall be ratified at the next regular meeting of the Booster Club following proper notice by the officers to the members of the proposed changes.

Section Two.  Non-Budget Expenses.  The officers shall have the power to approve or disapprove of non-budget expenses of the club; however the officers need not approve any necessary expenditures incurred in normal operations or budgeted expenses and the same may be paid by the Club Treasurer upon presentation to him or her of a proper billing.

Updated 2011