Tiny Tots Indoor Playground Bylaws
Revised August 2014
Welcome to the indoor playground. Tiny Tots is a working cooperative playground that operates as an independent organization led by a volunteer Board of Directors. The indoor playground rents space from Our Saviours Lutheran Church in Eugene, Oregon.
Revised: August 2014
Section 1: Eligibility
Membership shall be contingent upon the following:
Section 2: Termination
Termination of membership shall occur upon the family not meeting any one of the requirements of Section 1 above, or not meeting the responsibilities in Section 4 below, or voluntarily upon the member’s request.
Section 3: Reinstatement
A former member will be reinstated as an acting member if the member left Tiny Tots in good standing and space is available. If the former member did not leave in good standing, he or she will be considered a new applicant. Past obligations must be met upon rejoining or upon the approval of the Board of Directors. Members involuntarily terminated may not return as guests.
Section 4: Responsibilities
Section 5: Guests
Section 6: Voting Rights
Each family shall have one vote in any membership meeting.
Fees and Dues
Section 1: Dues
Section 1: Schedule of Operation
The playground shall operate during the school year according to the schedule indicated in the member handbook unless otherwise posted.
Section 1: Playground Meetings
Board of Directors/Officers
Section 1: Positions
The Board of Directors/Officers of the corporation shall consist of the Officers of the playground as follows:
Section 2: Powers and Duties
Officers of the playground shall, unless otherwise provided by the Board of Directors, each have such powers and duties as may be set forth in these Bylaws, or may from time to time be specifically granted or imposed by the Board of Directors. Officers may appoint an assistant or co-chair position. The President shall be the chief executive officer of the playground.
Section 3: Committees
If approved by the Board of Directors, there will be six standing committees of the Board of Directors. One adult from each member family shall be on one of the committees. The Officers will chair the committees as follows:
Calendar Coordinator Duties- scheduling and monitoring opening/closing duties
Secretary- registration and telephone tree
Site Manager- toy purchase and inventory, maintenance, and repair; age appropriate events
Communications Coordinator- newsletter (if the Board of Directors approve)
PR/Marketing- promoting Tiny Tots
Events planning- helping to coordinate activities for Tiny Tots events and fundraisers if necessary.
Section 4: Elections
Books and Records
Section 1: Books and Records
Current and complete records of account and minutes of proceedings shall be kept. Membership records and books may be inspected by members upon request.
Section 2: Monies
All monies will be kept in checking, savings, or Certificate of Deposit accounts in a local bank. Records of transactions, budget and checkbook related materials will be kept by the Finance Manager. An internal audit (review of finances) will occur at the end of each fiscal year.
Section 1: Amendments to Bylaws
Bylaws may be altered, amended, or repealed, and new bylaws may be adopted by majority of the members present at any regular or special meeting if one week’s notice has been given of intention to alter, amend, repeal, or adopt new bylaws at such meeting.
Evening playground hours are designated “Family Nights.” From 4PM to 7PM, children older than 5 who have member siblings may use the playground with adult supervision.
Current members in good standing who have children entering kindergarten may continue to be eligible for that school year, regardless of date of birth.
Member families may include up to two extra children. A liability waiver signed by the child’s guardian must be on file. If applicable, a fee for each extra child may be determined by the Board of Directors. The guardian is not a member of Tiny Tots, therefore does no duties, serves on no committees, and does not have access to the playground.