Article I: Name
The name of this organization shall be Central Arkansas Iris Society.
Article II: Objectives
The objectives of this society shall be:
Article III: Members
Section 1: Active - Active members shall be those who are current in payment of annual dues. Only active members shall be entitled to vote on matters considered at the meetings.
Section 2: Honorary - Honorary members shall be those who have performed outstanding service for the Society and who may be voted by the membership at regular meetings to become honorary members.
Section 3: Every member shall abide by the Constitution and By-Laws of the Central Arkansas Iris Society.
Section 4: Any member may serve on committees and participate in discussions.
Article IV: Officers and Directors
(a) The Officers of this Society shall be a President, a Vice-President, a Secretary, and a Treasurer. The term of office shall be two years. All officers may be reelected indefinitely.
(b) The Board of Directors shall consist of the four officers listed in Section 1(a) above, the immediate past president and four elected board members. Two new board members shall be elected each year for a term of two years. Any board member having served an interim appointment or a full two year term may be reelected indefinitely.
(c) The officers and directors shall be elected at the October meeting each year.
(d) Officers and directors shall serve until their successors are elected or appointed.
(e) Vacancies shall be filled by interim appointment by majority vote of the Executive Council, and any officer or director so appointed shall hold office for the unexpired term and until his or her successor shall be duly chosen.
Section 2: Duties
(a) The President shall preside at the meetings of the Society.
(b) The Vice President shall assist the President in the performance of his or her duties and shall perform the functions of the President in the absence of the President.
(c) The Secretary shall record the minutes of all meetings of the Society, keep attendance records and be in charge of the correspondence of the Society.
(d) The Treasurer shall be custodian of the funds of the Society, disburse said funds as directed by the Executive Council, collect dues, keep accounts and make regular reports at meetings.
(e) The Directors shall assist the officers of the Society and help in the management of the affairs of the Society.
Article V: Organs of the Society
Section 1: The organs of the Society shall be the Executive Council and the Assembly of Members.
Section 2: Executive Council
(a) The Executive Council shall manage the business and affairs, determine the policies and govern the activities of the Society, under the direction of its members.
(b) The Executive Council shall consist of the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, the Directors and the immediate past president of the Society.
(c) The chairman of the Executive Council shall preside at the meetings of the Council, and in the absence of the Chairman and Vice President, officers shall discharge the duties of the Chairman in the order as listed in (b) above.
(d) Chairmen of committees may attend Council meetings, but shall not have the right to vote. (e) Other members may request or be requested, to attend and present reports and information to the Council.
(f) The Executive Council shall meet at a time and place as determined by its members.
(g) Special meetings may be called by the President, or at the request of a majority of the Executive Council.
(h) A majority of the Executive Council shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.
Section 3: Assembly of Members
(a) The Assembly of Members shall:
(b) At least ten active members shall be present in order to constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. If a quorum is not present, the program of the meeting shall be held, but any business shall be postponed until the next meeting.
Amendment I, Article IV, Section 1, Adopted July 17, 1994
Amendment II, Article IV, Section 1, Adopted November 18, 2012