Constitution of the Women of Evergreen Businesses
(Amended January 20, 2018)
Article I: Definition of Terms
The following words or terms when used in this declaration shall have the following meanings:
- “Association” shall mean Women of Evergreen Businesses. B. “Businesses” shall mean one’s occupation or establishment (leadership capacity; conducting business or practicing in the Evergreen and surrounding areas; registered trade name). C. “Member” shall mean every woman who holds membership in the organization.
Article II: Name
Section 1. The name of this Association shall be Women of Evergreen Businesses.
Article III: Purpose
Section 1. The purpose of this Organization is to organize the members of the Women of Evergreen Businesses and to support one another verbally and through community efforts.
Section 2. The objectives of this Organization shall be to promote and advertise each member’s business.
Section 3. Mission: Encourage – Support – Elevate
Article IV: Membership
Section 1. Up to three women may become members within the same business category. All new members to the group will be voted in by the Organization after the application has been reviewed by the executive committee for possible conflict with more than three other members’ businesses. Section 2. Any member who transfers or relinquishes her rights defined by Article IV, Section 1 should notify the Association in writing. Section 3. All monies paid to the Association are not refunded or
transferable. Section 4. All members must attend meetings to include no more than four absences with prior notification per year except in the case of a pre- approved leave of absence including no more than two absences without prior notification. If the limit of four absences or two absences without prior notification has been reached a letter will be sent from the executive committee placing the member on membership probation, if another un- excused absence occurs, membership will be revoked. Section 5. By vote of a majority of a quorum of the executive committee, the executive committee may revoke the membership of any regular member of the Association without cause. (Such examples include): a. Failure to pay her dues or assessments, b. Engaging in any act or practice deemed as unethical. c. Engaging in any other activity which is determined by the executive committee to be obstructing to the best interests of the members of the association. d. Failure to fulfill minimum requirements outlined in Article IV, Section 4. e. Noticeable lack of participation in events and fundraisers. Section 6. No member of the Association will have her membership revoked by the executive committee pursuant to this Article IV unless, at least 30 days prior to the date upon which the executive committee determines to vote upon a member’s revocation, the following has occurred: a. The member has been advised in writing by the executive committee of the proposed revocation vote; and, b. The member is given an opportunity to cure the matter which has resulted in the proposed revocation; and, c. The member is afforded the opportunity to attend and to address the executive committee at the revocation meeting. Section 7. Upon revocation of membership in the Association, the former member will lose all rights as an association member to advertise or associate themselves with the Association. No dues or monies will be refunded upon revocation.
Article V: Officers
Section 1.The officers of the Association shall consist of a President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and an executive committee approved by the membership. Each officer shall hold office for a minimum of one year renewable annually by approval up to three years. Nominating committee will cover any unexpected absences.
Article VI: Executive Committee
Section 1. The executive committee shall be composed of the officers of the Association and two additional members elected annually by the Association. Section 2. The president of the Association shall be chairperson of the executive committee. Section 3. The president and any two members of the executive committee shall constitute a quorum to conduct business. Section 4. The general management and business (filing status, permits, etc.) of the Association shall be carried on by the executive committee.
Article VII: Indemnification, Waiver of Liability Disclaimer
The applicant/member in applying for membership and/or membership renewal acknowledges that the undersigned is acting as an independent business owner and hereby agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Women of Evergreen Businesses (including its officers and employees) from any liability, cause of action, damages and the like, due to any action or inaction of the undersigned member of Women of Evergreen Businesses.