Revision 8, 2016
Article I - Identification
Section 1: Name
The name of the Association shall be the Twin Lakes Human Resource Association hereinafter referred to as the Association.
Section 2: Fiscal Year
The fiscal year of the Association shall be the calendar year.
Article II - Purposes
The purposes of the Association shall be:
To serve HR professionals in the Twin Lakes area by providing ongoing educational and networking opportunities that educate, encourage, and motivate our membership.
Article III - Officers
Section 1: Number
The following shall comprise the officers:
a. The President
Section 2: Qualification
All candidates for officers must be qualified Regular Members of the Association in good standing at the time of nomination for appointment. To be eligible for the role of President, the candidate must be a current SHRM member in good standing. A majority vote of the entire membership may remove a disqualified officer.
Section 3: Election-Term of Office
All elected officers shall be chosen as provided in Article VII of these Bylaws. Each elected officer shall assume office on January 1 of each year and shall hold office for one calendar year or until re-election, death, resignation or removal.
Section 4: Vacancies
Any vacancy in officership shall be filled for the unexpired term by vote of a majority of the membership in attendance at the next constituted meeting or by mail ballot.
Section 5: Property
The officers shall manage and control the property, business and affairs of the Association and in general exercise all powers of the Association not reserved to the members by Statute or the Bylaws of the Association.
Article IV - Membership
Prospective members must complete an application for membership.
Article V - Meetings of Members
Section 1: Regular Meetings
The Association shall meet during the following months: February, March, April, May, August, September, October, and November as designated per the secretary's notification that is sent in advance of the upcoming meeting, at noon, at the location designated by the President.
Section 2: Presiding Officer
The President, or appointed board member, shall preside as Chairperson at all meetings of members.
Section 4: Voting Eligibility
Every Member of the Association in good standing shall be entitled to one vote on any matter of the Association's business to be acted upon by vote of the membership.
Article VI - Dues
The dues for membership in the Association shall be recommended by the Officers for General Membership vote.
Section 1: Payment of Membership Dues
Annual dues shall become payable on or before March 1 of each year.
Article VII - Election and Balloting
Section 1: Confidential Balloting-Officers
Elections of officers shall be conducted by confidential ballot in accordance with the procedures as follows:
a. At the regular October meeting the President shall accept nominations for the next year's board of directors.
b. The list of nominees in ballot form will be prepared and distributed to all voting members of the Association no later than the November meeting of each year.
c. No provision of these Bylaws shall prevent any member of the association in good standing from casting a write-in-vote on an official ballot.
Section 2: Elections
a. Votes Required: Each officer shall be elected on the basis of a plurality of votes for that office.
b. Tie Votes: In the event a tie occurs between two or more candidates for the same office, successive balloting shall be conducted until one candidate receives a plurality.
Article VIII - Duties of Officers
Section 1: The President
The President shall be the chief executive officer of the Association. He/she shall serve as the presiding officer at meetings of the members. He/she shall also perform such other duties as may be assigned to him/her by the membership.
Section 2: Vice President
The Vice-President, at the request of the President, or in his/her absence or disability, may perform any of the duties of the President. He/she shall have such other powers and perform such other duties as the President may determine.
Section 3: The Secretary
The Secretary shall be responsible for the preparation of a record of the proceedings of all meetings of the Association. The Secretary should also maintain an accurate record of membership in conjunction with the Treasurer. The Secretary will also have other duties as assigned by the President.
Section 4: The Treasurer
The Treasurer shall be responsible for the financial affairs of the Association. This responsibility shall include the preparation, interpretation and dissemination of financial reports to the officers and membership on request. The Treasurer shall keep an accurate record of dues paid and report accordingly to the Secretary. He/she shall also perform such other duties as the President may determine.
Section 5: Community Outreach Coordinator(s)
The Community Outreach Coordinator shall be responsible for the growth and development of the Association. The Coordinator shall reach out to members who are not attending, reach out to area businesses and potential members, and ensure the Association maintains an updated website.
Section 6: Board Advisor(s)
The Board Advisor(s) will serve as a resource to the Association in all Association decisions including both financial and program development.
Article IX - Committees
Any such committee(s) as found necessary to conduct the business of the Association shall be appointed by the President, subject to confirmation by the General Membership at any regular or Special Meeting. The duties of the committee(s) as appointed will be as detailed in the notice of appointment.
Article X - Chapter Affiliation
Article XI - Parliamentary Procedure
Robert's Rules of Order shall govern all parliamentary procedure unless otherwise specified in these Bylaws.
Article XII - Amendment of Revision of Bylaws
The Bylaws of the Association may be amended or revised by either: