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This is a '''draft''' of the Bylaws.  It is intended for everyone to  have a final say on what the Bylaws are before they are fully ratified.  Original sample non-profit bylaws can be found at http://www.suite101.com/content/how-to-write-bylaws-for-nonprofits-a13277
 
Bylaws are intended to be items that can only change via formal action and vote of the membership, whereas policies and procedures can be changed by the governing body.
 
 
 
== Article I. Name ==
 
== Article I. Name ==
 
# The name of the organization/agency/group shall be Knox Makers. It may be abbreviated KM.
 
# The name of the organization/agency/group shall be Knox Makers. It may be abbreviated KM.
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===Section 6 - Suspension of Membership===
 
===Section 6 - Suspension of Membership===
#Membership will be suspended for non-payment of dues or other fees owed to KM after one month of delinquency (e.g. January dues not paid by the due date for February dues).
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#Membership will be suspended for non-payment of dues or other fees owed to KM after one month of delinquency (e.g. January dues not paid by February 1st).
 
#Any suspended member may restore their membership within 60 days of suspension upon payment of dues or other fees owed.
 
#Any suspended member may restore their membership within 60 days of suspension upon payment of dues or other fees owed.
 
#Other causes for suspension will be outlined in the [[Membership Rules]].
 
#Other causes for suspension will be outlined in the [[Membership Rules]].
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#Any member may resign by filing a written resignation with the Board of Directors or by mailing or delivering it to the address of the corporation.  
 
#Any member may resign by filing a written resignation with the Board of Directors or by mailing or delivering it to the address of the corporation.  
 
#Resignation shall not relieve a member of unpaid dues or other monies owed.  
 
#Resignation shall not relieve a member of unpaid dues or other monies owed.  
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#Membership may be terminated by a 2/3rd vote of the board for violating policies set forth in the [[Member Rules]] document.
 
#Membership may also be terminated for any reason by resolution passed by more than three quarters (3/4ths) of the voting members.  
 
#Membership may also be terminated for any reason by resolution passed by more than three quarters (3/4ths) of the voting members.  
 
##Notice of termination shall be given by any method reasonably calculated to provide actual notice to the member.  
 
##Notice of termination shall be given by any method reasonably calculated to provide actual notice to the member.  
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##The member shall be given an opportunity to be heard, either orally or in writing, before the effective date of the proposed termination.  
 
##The member shall be given an opportunity to be heard, either orally or in writing, before the effective date of the proposed termination.  
 
##The hearing shall be held, or the written statement considered, by the members.  
 
##The hearing shall be held, or the written statement considered, by the members.  
#The members shall then vote on whether the membership is to be terminated.  
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##The members shall then vote at a special meeting on whether the membership is to be terminated.  
 
#The corporation reserves the right to limit membership based on the capacity of the space.  
 
#The corporation reserves the right to limit membership based on the capacity of the space.  
 
#Upon resignation or termination, members will not be permitted access to the physical space, and will be unsubscribed from the member email list. They may remain on the discussion list if they so choose.
 
#Upon resignation or termination, members will not be permitted access to the physical space, and will be unsubscribed from the member email list. They may remain on the discussion list if they so choose.
 
 
  
 
== Article V. Committees ==
 
== Article V. Committees ==
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# In the event that the organization dissolves, assets may be liquidated to pay off any debt the organization may have accrued.
 
# In the event that the organization dissolves, assets may be liquidated to pay off any debt the organization may have accrued.
 
# Members who have loaned items to the organization will be notified via their email address on file to pick up these materials. If members cannot be contacted or do not respond within 14 days items loaned to  will be treated as a asset of organization.
 
# Members who have loaned items to the organization will be notified via their email address on file to pick up these materials. If members cannot be contacted or do not respond within 14 days items loaned to  will be treated as a asset of organization.
# Any remaining assets will be auctioned to members in good standing.
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# Any remaining assets will be auctioned to full members in good standing.
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# Any items not sold at auction will be donated to charity.
  
 
== Article XI. Amendments ==
 
== Article XI. Amendments ==

Revision as of 14:38, 30 June 2012

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