NORTH LOUISIANA QUILTERS GUILD
We Just Enjoy the Art of Quilting

North Louisiana Quilters’ Guild

 

Constitution

APPROVED MAY 18, 2019

ARTICLE I – NAME

The name of this organization shall be North Louisiana Quilters’ Guild, aka NLQG/the Guild.

ARTICLE II - PURPOSE

 

The purpose of this organization shall be to promote good fellowship among persons interested in the art of quilting; to preserve its tradition, culture, and history; to further promote the knowledge and understanding of all aspects of quilting; and to enjoy and appreciate the work of others.

              

ARTICLE III – GOVERNANCE

 

The Guild shall be governed by this constitution, bylaws, and a Policy & Procedure document.

ARTICLE IV – MEMBERSHIP

Section 1 – The Guild:

Any person subscribing to the purpose and bylaws of the Guild may become a member upon payment of current annual dues to an active chapter.

Section 2 - Chapters:

Chapters shall admit to membership any person sincerely desiring to support the purpose of this organization.

ARTICLE V - ORGANIZATION

The Guild consists of chapters.

ARTICLE VI - DUES

Dues will be determined by the Executive Board and will be sufficient to cover items budgeted yearly. The fiscal year for North Louisiana Quilters’ Guild will be July 1st through June 30th.

 

ARTICLE VII – OFFICERS

Section 1 – Officers of the Guild:

 

President

Vice President

Secretary

Treasurer

Historian

Section 2 – Executive Board of the Guild:

Guild President

Guild Vice President

Guild Secretary

Guild Treasurer

Guild Historian

Guild Parliamentary Advisor (Non-Voting)

Chapter Presidents

Chapter Representatives to the Executive Board

Chairman of the Communications & Publicity Committee

Chairman of the Quilt Show Committee

Chairman of the Activities Committee

Section 3 – Chapter Officers:

President

Vice-President

Secretary

Treasurer

Historian

Parliamentary Advisor (Optional)

ARTICLE VIII - MEETINGS

Section 1 - The Guild:

Guild meetings will be held at least three times a year.

Section 2 - Executive Board:

The Executive Board shall meet at least three times a year as determined by the Guild President.

ARTICLE IX - PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE

Robert’s Rules of Order, (Newly Revised) shall govern this organization.

ARTICLE X - QUORUM

Motions may be passed by a majority of members present at regularly scheduled Guild and Chapter meetings unless otherwise stated in other sections of this document.

ARTICLE XI   DISOLUTION CLAUSE

 

 

Section 1 - The Guild:

In the event that the North Louisiana Quilters’ Guild should disband, the Executive Board, after paying all liabilities of the Guild, shall disburse all funds and properties remaining in the treasury to organizations exempt from income tax under the provisions of Section 501 (D and C) under the Internal Revenue Code. No part of the assets of this club shall ever be distributed to or used for the benefit of any member or officer of the club or any private individual or corporation.

Section 2 - Chapters:

In the event that an NLQG chapter should disband, all funds and properties remaining in the chapter treasury after paying all chapter liabilities shall revert to the Guild.