Blairstown Business Association By-Laws
October 15, 2010
The name of the
organization/agency/group shall be
Blairstown Business Association,
a Non Profit organization.
The Board of
Directors shall serve without pay and consist of five (5) and not more
than nine (9) members and an odd number is preferred.
Must be a
member in good standing.
shall serve 2 year term and they can be concurrent.
Vacancies shall be filled by the Board, with the
recommendation of the Executive Director.
Members will be asked if they are interested in serving.
with five unexcused absences shall be dismissed from the Board.
The purpose of this association shall
Further business and civic standards in
the Township of Blairstown and neighboring communities by
enhancing the profitability of its members and improving the economic
base of the neighboring communities.
Promote the general welfare of our
members through our interaction with fellow members, the community,
county and state government.
Our goals are:
To create a cooperative environment
between the members of this association and the community, and to
discover better business methods for our members through personal
networking and outside guest speakers.
To promote the economic interest of all
members of the association.
To mentor students who wish to further
their knowledge in a local business environment, and to develop a
stronger scholarship program to assist students to further their
shall be available to any individual who lives in, or owns or operates a
business in the
Township of Blairstown or a neighboring community.
The member categories are:
Member – Business not meeting above criteria
– Voted by the Board of Directors
based on the calendar year Jan 1st till December 31st.
Dues must be paid in order to be a member in good standing.
Membership is available to for Blairstown and surrounding area
business owners and property owners, civic groups, local residents, and
those interested in supporting the Blairstown Business Association.
Any changes to
the membership dues shall be determined by the Board Members at the
November Board Meeting. The
association shall send dues notices in December of each year.
Business Member - $100.00 – After July 1st - $50.00
Business Member - $75.00 – After July 1st - $37.50
Individual Member - $50.00 – After July 1st - $25.00
Member - $150.00 – After July 1st - $75.00
Members are invited by Board approval at no cost to that Member
Yearly dues are
to be paid in full by January 31st of each year, or a 10%
penalty will be applied, which will be donated to the Scholarship Fund.
Renewing members that pay their dues before January 31st
can take a $5.00 discount.
Dues must be paid in full before being announced as a member and being
added to the BBA website.
Any member not in good standing will be maintained on the membership
roster, but will be deleted from the membership directory, website, or
from receiving other member benefits.
officers of the board
shall consist of a Chairperson, 1st and 2nd Vice
Presidents, Secretary, Treasurer and Directors nominated by the Board.
officers will serve a term of two (2) years.
Chairperson shall preside at all Board meetings, appoint committee
members, and perform other duties as associated with the office. (b)The
1st Vice President shall assume the duties of the Chairperson
in case of their absence. (c)The Secretary shall be responsible for the
minutes of the Board, keep all approved minutes in a minute book, and
send out copies of minutes to all. (d) The Treasurer shall keep record
of the organization’s budget and prepare financial reports as needed.
(e) The Director(s) will be responsible for the duties assigned to them.
members in good standing will be asked by the Board if they want to run
At the December
Board Meeting, the Board will vote on Officers and notify the membership
of the new officers for the next fiscal term.
The Board may appoint standing and ad
hoc committees as needed.
meetings shall be held on the 4th Thursday of each month.
will be held the 3rd month of every quarter.
The date is flexible based on the member that will be the host.
When possible, they should also be the 4th Thursday of
shall be held on the 2nd Thursday of each month.
meetings may be held at any time when called for by the Chairperson or a
majority of Board members.
Agendas for all meetings should be provided at
least one day in advance.
meetings and/or changes will be done via email and also posted on our
A majority of
board members constitutes a quorum. (b) In absence of a quorum, no
formal action shall be taken except to adjourn the meeting to a
Passage of a
motion requires a simple majority (i.e., one more than half the members
e-mail requires a unanimous decision.
Interest - Any member of the board who has a
financial, personal, or official interest in, or conflict (or appearance
of a conflict) with any matter pending before the Board, of such nature
that it prevents or may prevent that member from acting on the matter in
an impartial manner, will offer to the Board to voluntarily excuse
him/herself and will vacate his seat and refrain from discussion and
voting on said item.
Fiscal Policies - The
fiscal year of the board shall commence January 1st through
Amendments - These by-laws
may be amended by a two-third vote of Board members present at any
meeting, provided a quorum is present and provide a copy of the proposed
amendment(s) are provided to each Board member at least one week prior
to said meeting.