BYLAW 1. MEMBERSHIP
1.1 The membership period is September 1 through August 31. The membership period coincides with the fiscal year, September 1 through August 31.
1.2 Dues are payable at the beginning of the membership period. Upon receipt of payment, members are considered to be in good standing.
1.3 Members in good standing are eligible to vote, nominate and be nominated for an elected position and serve on committees.
BYLAW 2. BOARD OF DIRECTORS RESPONSIBILITIES
2.1 The board of directors is an elected body that makes decisions on behalf of the membership to promote the purpose and mission of Learning Forward Nebraska.
2.2 Individual members of the board have the following responsibilities:
2.2.1 The president presides over all meetings of Learning Forward Nebraska and of the board, oversees the committees, sees that all provisions of the Constitution are fulfilled by appropriate officers and committee chairs and serves as a liaison to other agencies.
2.2.2 The president-elect supports the work of the president and presides in the absence of the president. The president-elect assumes the office of the president if the office is vacated before the expiration of the presidential term and succeeds to the office of president at the expiration of the presidential term.
2.2.3 The past president chairs the nominating committee and the audit committee and serves as an ex-officio member of other committees.
2.2.4 The secretary/treasurer keeps records and minutes of all Learning Forward Nebraska meetings, corresponds with the membership as necessary, issues notices of meetings, maintains membership and financial records and prepares and presents financial reports at business meetings.
2.2.5 Members-at-large are appointed to serve on and/or chair committees as determined by the board.
BYLAW 3. COMMITTEES
3.1 Committees are established to conduct the business of Learning Forward Nebraska.
3.2 The board is responsible for approving the membership of all committees. The chair of each committee will be a member of the board.
3.3 A nominating committee coordinates the election of board members. The committee consists of up to three members and the past president who serves as chair. The committee will seek nominations for those board positions up for election, share the list of nominations with the board prior to the election and send the ballot to members in good standing at least one month prior to the annual business meeting. Results of the election are announced at the annual business meeting.
3.4 An audit committee appointed by the president conducts an internal audit of financial records maintained by the secretary/treasurer. The committee consists of up to three members and the past president who serves as chair. A financial audit is conducted at least every two years prior to the new secretary/treasurer assuming office.
3.5 The president is authorized, with the approval of the board, to appoint additional committees as needed to carry out the purpose of Learning Forward Nebraska. Any newly-created committee will include a member of the board.
BYLAW 4. MEETINGS
4.1 The board meets at least six (6) times per year in addition to holding an annual retreat.
4.2 Committees conduct meetings as needed and report activities and recommendations to the board as well as act on requests of the board.
4.3 Learning Forward Nebraska holds an annual business meeting in which to address the following items: report(s), announcement(s), installation of newly elected board members and any business for the good of the order.
4.4 The annual business meeting is announced to the membership at least one month prior to the meeting with the agenda set by the board and communicated to the membership at least one week prior to the meeting.
Revised July 26, 2017