FRIENDS OF OLD-TIME MUSIC
purpose of the Iowa Friends of Old Time Music is the promotion
and preservation of the many traditions of old time music. The
organization shall operate on a non-profit basis.
name of this organization is Iowa Friends of Old Time Music,
(hereafter referred to as the "Friends").
is available to all people who demonstrate an interest in Old
Time Music, by signing onto a "FRIENDS" mailing and membership
1. The annual meeting of the members of "FRIENDS" shall be
held on the Third Sunday in September, at 12:00 o'clock p.m.,
of each year. The place, day, and time of the annual meeting may
be changed to any other convenient place, day, and time by the
board of directors giving public notice thereof to members not
less than ten (10) days in advance of the meeting.
2. Special meetings of the members may be called at any time
by the action of the board of directors and such meetings must
be called whenever a petition requesting such meetings is signed
by at least ten members and presented to the secretary or to the
board of directors. The purpose of every special meeting shall
be stated in the notice thereof, and no business shall be transacted
thereat except such as is specified in the notice.
3. At least 5 members of Board of Directors present at a properly
called meeting shall constitute a quorum.
4. Directors of "FRIENDS" shall be elected at the annual meeting
of the members.
1. The initial board of directors of the "FRIENDS" shall consist
of at least 10 persons. The initial board of directors shall serve
until the first annual meeting of the members and until their
successors are elected. At the first annual meeting of the members,
directors will be elected in roughly equal numbers for one, two,
and three year terms. At each annual meeting thereafter, the members
shall elect for a term of three years the number of directors
whose terms of office have expired. Each director shall hold office
for the term for which elected and until a successor shall have
2. The board of directors shall meet after the annual election
of directors and shall elect a president, vice-president, secretary
and treasurer, from among themselves each of whom shall hold office
until the next annual meeting.
3. If the office of any director becomes vacant by reason
of death, resignation, or retirement, a majority of the remaining
directors, shall by a majority vote, choose a successor who shall
hold office until the next regular meeting of the members of the
"FRIENDS", at which time the members shall elect a director for
the unexpired term or terms.
4. A majority of the board of directors shall constitute a
quorum at any meeting of the board. The affirmative vote of the
majority of the directors at a meeting at which a quorum is present
shall be the act of the board.
5. Directors and officers shall receive no compensation for
1. Duties of President: The President shall preside over all
meetings of the "FRIENDS" and the board of directors, call special
meetings of the board of directors, perform all acts and duties
usually performed by an executive and presiding officer. The President
shall perform such other duties as may be prescribed by the board
2. Duties of the Vice-President: In the absence or disability
of the President, the Vice-President shall perform the duties
of the President; provided, however, that in case of death, resignation,
or disability of the President, the board of directors may declare
the office vacant and elect a successor.
3. Duties of the Secretary: The Secretary-Treasurer shall
keep a complete record of all meetings of the board of directors
and shall have general charge and supervision of the records of
the "FRIENDS". The Secretary shall keep records of meetings, have
a current copy of the by laws, and maintain a membership list.
Secretary or his/her designee will maintain the "FRIENDS" website.
4. Duties of the Treasurer: The Treasurer shall have custody
of the funds of the "FRIENDS", maintain a full record of the funds
of the "FRIENDS", make disbursements as authorized by the Board
of Directors as in accordance with the budget adopted by the by
the "FRIENDS". The Treasurer shall provide a written financial
statement to the Board at each meeting,
Board, by resolution adopted by a majority of the Directors in
office, may create committees to assist the Directors in performing
their duties. Each committee shall consist of one or more Directors
along with other members of the "FRIENDS" as necessary to assure
fair representation for the designated committee function. Committee
meetings shall be open to the public. Written minutes shall be
maintained and activity reports presented at each regularly scheduled
These bylaws may be
repealed or amended by a majority vote of the members present
at any regular meeting of the "FRIENDS", or at any special meeting
called for that purpose.
certify that the foregoing bylaws were duly adopted by the members
on September 28, 2003, that the same are in full force.
|Michael J. Haverkamp
Directors of the Iowa Friends of Old Time Music: