The name of the organization shall be Iowa Prairie Network.
about, teach about, enjoy and protect Iowa's prairie heritage.
To accomplish the above goals by organizing a statewide group of dues
Any person who is in sympathy with the purpose of the organization shall
be eligible for membership.
The membership shall consist of individual members and corporate members,
and other classes of members as may be from time to time authorized by the Board
Memberships other than Life are annual memberships.
Life memberships are for individual memberships only.
Dues of the various memberships of the Iowa Prairie Network shall be in
accordance with a schedule prepared by the Board of Directors and may be changed
by the Board of Directors.
All membership classes shall have the right to vote.
A member who is other than an individual person shall exercise any voting
privileges through an official representative, who shall have one vote.
Only members whose dues are fully paid shall be entitled to vote. Other privileges of all classes of memberships will be set
forth by the Board of Directors in the Schedule of Dues.
There shall be an annual meeting of members.
Special meetings may be called by the president or vice-president or a
majority of Board members.
Board of Directors shall set policy, goals, and generally manage the affairs of
Tenure and Qualification. The
Board of Directors of the organization shall consist of
A nominating committee shall be
appointed by the President and approved by the Board of Directors. The nominating committee shall present a slate of candidates
at the annual meeting. Nominations
shall also be accepted from the floor.
Election of Board Members shall take place at the annual meeting.
Regular Board Meetings.
A new board shall meet immediately following the annual meeting and elect
officers and determine the schedule of meetings to be held at least quarterly by
the Board of Directors.
Special meetings shall be held by request from any officer or Board
Member. Special meetings may be held by electronic media without notice, or in a
specified location with three (3) days notice.
Whenever any vacancy shall occur on the Board of Directors, such vacancy
filled by an appointee of the Board of Directors.
This appointee shall stand for election at the next annual meeting for
the remainder of the term.
Five (5) members of the Board of Directors shall constitute a quorum.
The officers shall be a President, Vice-President, Secretary, and
and Term of Office.
The officers of the organization shall be elected by the
Any officer elected or appointed by the Board of Directors may be removed
by the Board whenever in its judgment, the best interest of the organization
will be served thereby. A vacancy in the office because of death, resignation,
removal, disqualification, or otherwise may be filled for the unexpired portion
of the term by a recommendation of the remaining officers and approval of the
Board of Directors.
The President shall preside at all general membership meetings and Board
of Directors meetings. The President shall appoint all Chairman of committees
Duties as Vice-President.
The Vice-President shall assume the responsibilities of the President in
Duties as Secretary.
The Secretary shall keep or cause to be kept, the minutes of the general
meetings and Board of Director's meetings. The Secretary will be responsible for
all general correspondence of the organization and shall perform any other
duties that are incident to the office and are properly required by the
The Treasurer shall be responsible for all funds and financial records of
the Chapter, subject to such regulations as may be imposed by the Board of
President or the Board of Directors may appoint, from time to time, such
committees as are deemed necessary.
No part of the net earnings of the organization shall endure to the
benefit or be distributable to the members, directors, officers or any other
private persons except that the organization shall be empowered to pay
reasonable compensation for services rendered and to make payments and
distributions in furtherance of its proper purposes.
Gifts to the organization may be accepted or returned by the
organization. Any gift accepted may
be disposed as seen fit by the Board of Directors.
In the event of dissolution of the organization, all assets will be
turned over to organization(s) as determined by a final vote of the Board of
Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised shall be the authority of
all questions of parliamentary procedure.