BYLAWS of JEFFERSON CLASSICAL GUITAR SOCIETY
ARTICLE I – NAME
The name of this Corporation is JEFFERSON CLASSICAL GUITAR SOCIETY.
ARTICLE II – PURPOSE and MEMBERSHIP
The purpose of this Society is to promote education in and performance of the classical
guitar in all of its forms. Membership is open to any person who subscribes to the purpose of the
Society, and who pays whatever dues may be prescribed by the Society.
ARTICLE III – GOVERNMENT
The Society will be governed by a Board of Directors. There shall be no fewer than three
directors, nor more than seven; and they shall serve terms of two years. Directors shall be elected
by a simple majority vote (51% or more) of the members present at an annual meeting called for
ARTICLE IV – OFFICERS OF THE SOCIETY
Officers of the Society shall include a president, who will preside at all Society meetings;
a secretary, who will keep an accurate record of the proceedings at all business meetings, and
handle official correspondence; and a treasurer, who will be responsible for all monies coming
into the Society, make such disbursements as are authorized by the Society, keep itemized
accounts of all income and disbursements, and make an annual comprehensive report of income
and expenses. Officers will be elected by the Directors, and will serve terms of one year.
ARTICLE V – FISCAL MATTERS
The fiscal year of the Society will be from January 1 to December 31.
The finances necessary for conducting the regular activities of the Society will be
obtained through special event ticket sales, donations and such other fund raising activities as
shall be authorized by the Society.
Expenditure of Society funds will be determined by the Board of Directors.
-1-ARTICLE VI – PROPERTY RIGHTS
The title to all property of the Society shall be in the name of the Corporation, and no
member or group of members shall have any individual property rights in the assets of the
In the event the Corporation is dissolved, all assets of the Corporation shall be transferred
to such other qualified 501(c)(3) corporation as the Board of Directors shall determine.
ARTICLE VII – AMENDMENT
These bylaws may be amended, modified or rescinded by a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote
of the members at a meeting specially called for this purpose.
ARTICLE VIII – MISCELLANEOUS
SECTION 1 – Execution of Documents
The Board of Directors may authorize any officer(s) or agent(s) of the Corporation to
enter into any contract or execute any instrument in the name of and on behalf of the Society.
Unless so authorized by the board, no officer, agent or other person shall have any power or
authority to bind the Society by any contract or engagement, or to pledge its credit, or to render it
liable for any purpose.
SECTION 2 – Construction and Definitions
Unless the context otherwise requires, the general provisions, rules of construction, and
definitions contained in Oregon law shall govern construction of these bylaws.
These bylaws were adopted by vote of the members on January 17, 2003. Present and
voting were Steve Berman, Francie Buckley, Jeff Danzik, Matt Dorris, Daniel Ferris, Margaret
Gelatt, Randy Mason, Maurya Murphy, Jeff Rinkoff, Grant Ruiz, Steve Shaw, Gerry Shute,
Bruce Smith, Joe Thompson, Liz Visecky (in absentia), Jaxon Williams.