GREENVILLE ART GUILD CONSTITUTION
Article 1.Name: The name of the organization shall be the Greenville Art Guild.
Article 2.Purpose: The purpose of the organization shall be to facilitate group involvement through which the individual artists may develop their                   skills as well as market their products and to promote art in the community.
Article 3.Membership: The Executive Board shall be empowered to deny or revoke membership for good and sufficient cause. All members over                                    the age of 18 are voting members. Prospective members may choose from five different types of membership, as follows:
1. Active.....$15.00 per year. This is for those people who are 18 years or over.
2. Senior.....$10.00 per year.  This is for active membership for those sixty-two years or older.
3. Student...$10.00 per year. This is for high school students and is non-voting.
4. Patron.....$15.00 or more per year. This is membership is for businesses or individuals who wish to support the arts through                                                                the Guild and the work it does in the community.
5. Life Membership---$100.00. This is for active membership.
Article 4.Executive Board: The Executive Board shall consist of: President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer and each is elected for                                     one year at a time. Also on the Board will be the Program Coordinator, Darke County Fair Liaison, and Show Coordinators.
     The outgoing president may act as an ex-officio of the Board for a term of one year.
                        All Board members shall be required to attend at least 75% of the executive meetings per year. The disposition of board members who                                                          do not comply with the above rule will be at the disposition of the President and the Board.
                        The President shall prepare an agenda to present at the meeting.
                        The Executive Board shall have the power to act upon emergency situations with the approval of at least three of its members.                                                                 Disposition of funds for such emergencies shall not exceed $100.00
Article 5.        Executive Board Meetings: A business meeting shall be held the first Monday of each month except January, February, July and                                                                    August. Members are encouraged to attend board meetings.
Article 6.        Amendments: Amendments shall be brought to the attention of the total voting membership by mail at least two weeks in advance of                                        vote and shall be passed by two-thirds of the members voting. Amendments shall be brought to vote before a quorum of                                         one-fourth the total membership.
Article 7.       Committees: The Executive Board shall be responsible for the appointment of Committee Chairmen to handle publicity, nominations,                                         exhibitions, membership, librarian, finance and billing, and other committees as needed. Other appointed positions include historian                                     and newsletter editor.
Article 8.By-laws: By-laws shall be enacted by the rule specified above for amendments.
Section 1.  A nomination committee, which will consist of three active members (one member from the Board), shall be                                      appointed by a majority of the Board prior to the April meeting to nominate officers for the coming year. At the April meeting nominations will be submitted to the membership by the nomination committee (The preceding vice-                                                                          president fills the presidency).
       Section 2.  The May meeting shall be for the election of officers, who will take office at the June meeting. Election will be by a                                                                  simple majority of those voting.
Section 3.  An absentee ballot will be provided by request of any member unable to attend the May meeting.
Section 4.  All officers will be elected by secret ballot.
Section 5.  In the event of a vacancy in the office of President, the Vice-President shall automatically succeed to the office. In                                                                  the event of a vacancy in any other elected position, an active member shall be appointed by the Board to fill out the                                                              unexpired term.
Section 6.  Membership dues shall be payable by January 1 for calendar year January through December.
Section 7.  There shall be an audit committee to audit books at the end of May. This committee shall consist of the treasurer, a                                                                member of the Board, and one other active member. A report shall be filed at the June meeting.




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GREENVILLE ART GUILD CONSTITUTION (revised 2019)

Article 1. Name: The name of the organization shall be the Greenville Art Guild.

Article 2. Purpose: The purpose of the organization shall be to facilitate group involvements
through which the individual artists may develop their skills as well as production and to
promote visual art in the community.

Article 3. Membership: The Executive Board shall be empowered to deny or revoke
membership for good and sufficient cause. All members over the age of 18 are voting
members. Prospective members may choose from one of the five different types of
memberships, as follows:

ACTIVE...$20.00 per year. This is for those people who are 18 years or over.

STUDENT...$5.00 per year. This is for high school students and is non-voting.

SENIOR CITIZENS...$15,00 per year. This is for those people 62 years or older.

PATRON...$20.00 per year. This membership is for businesses or individuals who
wish to support the visual arts through the Guild and the work it does for the
community.100.00

LIFE MEMBERSHIP...$ 100.00

Renewal membership dues shall be payable to the Guild by January 31 for the calendar year.
Renewal dues paid after January 31 will be an additional $5.00 added to the membership fees
and will cover the remaining calendar year with no carryover to the following year.

If a new member (who has never belonged to the Guild) joins at the time of the Fall Show-
dues will cover the end of the calendar year and also be applied to the next year.

Article 4. Executive Board: The Executive Board shall consist of--President, Vice-President,
Secretary and Treasurer-each will be elected for one calendar year at a time. The outgoing
president may act as an ex-officio of the Board for a term of one year. Also on the Board will
be the appointed Show Coordinator and Assistant Show Coordinator.

All Executive Board members shall be required to attend at least 50% of the executive and/or
membership meetings per year.

The President shall prepare an agenda to present at each of the membership meetings.


Section A.  A nomination committee will be appointed in order to bring names for nomination of officers        for the coming year.  The committee will consist of three active members (one member from the        Executive Board) and shall be appointed by the majority of the Board prior to the November meeting.

Section B.  The November meeting shall be for the election of officers, who will take office at the next             meeting.  Election will be by a simple majority of those voting. 

Section C.  An absentee ballot will be provided by request of any member unable to attend the                      November meeting.

Section D.  In the event of a vacancy in the office of President, the Vice-President shall automatically             succeed to the office.  In the event of a vacancy in any other elected position, an active member shall            be appointed by the Executive Board to fill out the unexpired term. 


The Executive Board shall have the power to act upon emergency situations with the approval of at least three of its members.  Disposition of funds for such emergencies shall not exceed $100.00.

The Guild’s financial books will be available to the Executive Board for review after the end of each year.

Article 5.  Executive Board Meetings:  A business meeting shall be held at least quarterly or additionally as needed on dates set by the Executive Board.  Meetings are open to all members. 

Article 6.  Committees:  The Executive Board shall be responsible for the appointments of Committee Coordinators to handle publicity, nominations, exhibitions, programming and other areas as needed. 

Article 7.  By-laws:  Changes to the by-laws shall be enacted by the rule specified below for amendments.

Article 8.  Amendments:  Amendments to the Constitution shall be brought to the attention of the total voting membership by email at least two weeks in advance of the vote.  The amendment shall be passed by two-thirds of the members voting through email and at the membership meeting.