ECHO PARK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BYLAWS

Table of Contents

        

ARTICLE I. NAME

ARTICLE II. PURPOSE

ARTICLE III. MEMBERSHIP

Section 1. Membership

Section 2. Membership Fees

Section 3. Resignation

ARTICLE IV. EXECUTIVE BOARD

Section 1.

Section 2.

Section 3.

ARTICLE V. ELECTION

Section 1. Election to Executive Board

Section 2. Vacancies

ARTICLE IX. FISCAL YEAR

ARTICLE X. AMENDMENTS

ARTICLE XI. LIABILITIES OF MEMBERS

ARTICLE XII

ARTICLE XIII


ARTICLE I. NAME

The name of the organization shall be the Echo Park Chamber of Commerce.

ARTICLE II. PURPOSE

The purpose of the organization shall be:

ARTICLE III. MEMBERSHIP

Section 1. Membership

A. There shall be four (4) classes of membership in this organization:

B. Membership in this organization shall be made available to any individual business or corporate entity that subscribes to the purpose and basic policies of the Echo Park Chamber of Commerce as stated in Article II without regard to race, color, creed or national origin, under such rules and regulations not in conflict with the provisions of these bylaws.

C. Membership application in this organization for classes three (3) and four (4) can be granted by unanimous vote of the Executive Board.

Section 2. Membership Fees

A.The fees for the various classes of membership shall be set by the Executive Board.

B. Membership fees shall be payable on January 1 of each year, and shall be deemed delinquent after February 28.

C. Payment of membership fees shall entitle voting privileges as follows:

Section 3. Resignation

Any member desiring to resign from the Echo Park Chamber of Commerce may do so by nonpayment of dues or by submitting a letter of resignation to the Executive Board. Resignation by a paid member forfeits any refund or rebate of dues.

ARTICLE IV. EXECUTIVE BOARD

Section 1.

Each member of the Executive Board shall be a member in good standing of the Echo Park Chamber of Commerce.

Section 2.

The Executive Board shall consist of four (4) members:

  1. President
  2. Vice President
  3. Treasurer
  4. Secretary

Section 3.

Executive Board shall have the authority to:

  1. Appoint additional officers or chairpersons as the business of the Chamber may require, with the time of office, authority, and duties to be determined by the Executive Board.
  2. Shall have the authority to conduct all of the affairs of the Chamber.
  3. Shall decide questions of policy as it relates to functions designated in the bylaws.

ARTICLE V. ELECTION

Section 1. Election to Executive Board

  1. Election shall be held every two (2) years by ballot at the September general membership meeting of the organization.
  2. The privilege of nomination and election to the Executive board shall be limited to members whose membership fees are paid, and have been members for at least one year prior to nomination.
  3. Executive Board members shall serve for a term of two (2) years.
  4. Executive board members may not serve for more than three (3) consecutive terms and shall be ineligible for re-election for a one-year period.
  5. If an office remains unfilled after election or due to resignation, it shall be considered vacant and may be filled by the remaining Executive Board.

Section 2. Vacancies

  1. A vacancy occurring in any office shall be filled for the unexpired term by a person elected by the Executive Board.
  2. In the case of a vacancy in the Office of President, the Vice President shall fill the office until the next election.

ARTICLE IX. FISCAL YEAR

The fiscal year of the organization shall begin on January 1 and end on December 31.

ARTICLE X. AMENDMENTS

These bylaws may be amended at any meeting of the organization, or at any other meeting of the members called for that purpose, by a two-thirds vote of those present. Notice must be given in writing of the proposed change at least thirty (30) days prior to the meeting.

ARTICLE XI. LIABILITIES OF MEMBERS

No member of the organization shall be personally or otherwise liable for any of the debts, liabilities and/or obligations of the organization.

ARTICLE XII

No part of the funds raised or properties of the organization shall ever inure to the benefit of any officer or member of the organization.

ARTICLE XIII

This organization is organized exclusively for non-profit purposes within the meaning of Section 501 (c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954.

The organization shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on by (a) an association exempt from Federal Income Tax under Section 501 (c) (4) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law or, (b) by any associated contributions to which are deductible under Section 170 (c) (2) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Laws.

EPCC Bylaws         /         revised 01/08/14