ARTICLE I – ORGANIZERS AND LOCATION
Mark Juach, P. O. Box 7695, Tyler, Texas 75711, organized the
East Texas Woodturners as a local chapter of the
American Association of Woodturners, November 19,
1991. Generally the membership of this
organization is drawn from the East Texas area, especially those cities, towns
and communities surrounding
ARTICLE II – OFFICES
The principle office of this Chapter will be located at the residence of the current president.
ARTICLE III – RELATION OF CHAPTER TO THE AAW
All officers of this Chapter agree to be members in good standing of the AAW, Inc.
Members of ETW understand that the parent organization (AAW) will provide advice and counsel, as requested, while the nature and extent of the Chapter’s activities are left to its discretion. Woodturning demonstrations, a normal part of the activities of the Local Chapter, will be conducted solely at the discretion of Local Officers, and all direction relative to time, duration, nature, safety, etc. will be under their explicit direction and control.
ARTICLE IV – PURPOSE
ETW is committed to serving woodturners in the East Texas area, providing a meeting place, sharing woodturning ideas and techniques, exchanging wood and sharing ideas about tools. The club offers various services to current members, such as, but not limited to, a mentor program to further their woodturning knowledge and an extensive library. ETW performs community services, woodturning demonstrations, and other acts to further the purpose of the club. Regular meetings are open to everyone, however, only members in good standing may take part in, or otherwise utilize, any of the club’s privileges. The Chapter joins with AAW in its dedication to providing education, information and organization to those interested in woodturning.
ARTICLE V – MEMBERSHIP FEES
Annual membership fees will be established by a two-thirds vote of members in good standing present at a regularly scheduled meeting. Notice of the vote will be announced in the monthly newsletter. Membership fees are due in January of each year. Fees for new members will be prorated (Fee / 12 x number of months remaining in year).
ARTICLE VI – MEETINGS
This Chapter will meet the second Saturday of each month at 9:00 a.m. at the location shown on the Chapter website, easttexaswoodturners.org, unless otherwise specified.
ARTICLE VII – OFFICERS
ARTICLE VIII – INDEBTEDNESS
This Chapter must notify AAW’s national office prior to incurring any indebtedness for AAW.
ARTICLE IX – AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF WOODTURNERS’ DISCLAIMERS: FISCAL AND LEGAL
The American Association of Woodturners, Inc., specifically disassociates itself from any debts, obligations or encumbrances of the Local Chapter. The Corporate Board of Directors of AAW is not responsible for the debts nor shares in the profits of the Local Chapters. The AAW does not shoulder any legal liability for accidents that occur during events of any kind sponsored or not sponsored by a Local Chapter.
ARTICLE X –
FISCAL AND LEGAL
ARTICLE XI – AMENDMENTS
These By-Laws may be altered, amended, or repealed and new By-Laws may be adopted by a vote of a simple majority of the members in good standing at a regularly scheduled meeting. Copies of all modifications to these By Laws must be filed with the National office of AAW.
ACCEPTANCE OF BY-LAWS
These By-Laws written, agreed upon, and adopted by the East Texas Woodturners Association, Tyler, Texas, a local chapter of the American Association of Woodturners, Inc., were originally composed November 19, 1991, amended August 15, 1994, January 1, 2002, August 14,2004, January 1,2005 and currently amended with an effective date of November 11.2006.
Signed: President:____________________________________ Date:_______
Vice President: ________________________________ Date:_______
John Leonard Cecil Cox
Treasurer: ____________________________________ Date:_______
Program Chairman:_____________________________ Date:_______
*NOTE: The latest changes and/or modifications to these by-laws and/or amendments are in bold italics print .