BYLAWS OF THE YORKTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Bylaw 1: Dues and Assessments

  1. The annual fees for membership in categories as may be established from time to time shall be determined and approved by the Board each year prior to October 31, for implementation on January 1 of the following year.

Bylaw 2: Officers and Board

  1. The immediate Past President shall be invited by the President to form and chair a nominating committee each year to seek out nominees for the Board of Directors. The committee will be cognizant of the need to have fair and broad representation of the business community on the Board.
  2. In the absence of the Immediate Past President, the chair of the nominating committee shall be appointed by the Board.
  3. The nominating committee shall publish its report to all members, and call for further nominations from the members not later than October 15 of each year. All nominations must have the consent of the nominee in writing. Nominations will close October 31 of each year or on such date as the Board may determine.
  4. At the close of nominations, the nominating committee shall prepare a ballot from the list of nominations and forward one to each member of the Chamber. Voting will close on November 15 of each year or on such date as the Board may determine. In the event of a tie vote, a special tie-breaking ballot will be forwarded to the members of the Chamber.
  5. The election results shall be forwarded to each member of the Chamber immediately following the election.
  6. Elected directors shall assume office January 1 of the following year and will be installed into office at a meeting of the board or membership as early in the year as can reasonably be arranged.
  7. At the first meeting following the installation of directors, the Board shall elect, from among its members, a President, Vice-President, and Committee Chairs, who shall assume their responsibilities immediately, and shall remain in their position until the next election of officers, or until such time as they tender their resignation.
  8. The Board shall remove from office any member of the board who misses three consecutive meetings without advising the board, or any member of the board who brings the Chamber into disrepute through his or her actions, or the actions of the entity which he or she represents.
  9. If the President resigns or is removed from the board before the completion of the term, the Vice President shall assume that position. The Board shall, at its next meeting, elect a new Vice President.
  10. If any other executive officer or committee chair resigns or is removed from the board before the completion of the term, the Board shall, at its next meeting, elect a replacement.

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