ARTICLE I The name of the Society is The Weston Friendly Society of the Performing Arts, Inc. ARTICLE II The Society is a self supporting, non-profit, performing arts organization for adults which promotes community service and fellowship through the support of local charitable causes. ARTICLE III No person less than eighteen years of age shall become a member. Any person shall become a member of the Society upon payment of membership dues on or before December 15th of each year. Failure to pay annual dues in a timely fashion or acting in a way detrimental to the Society shall result in termination of membership as decided by a majority vote of the Board of Directors. ARTICLE IV The annual business meeting of the Society shall be held during the month of October on a date determined by the Board. Special business meetings may be called at any time by the Board of Directors. A special business meeting shall be called by the Board of Directors within thirty (30) days after receipt by the President or Secretary of written application for such a meeting signed by twenty-five or more member of the Society. At least seven days before each business meeting, the Secretary shall give each member of the Society written notice, stating the place and time of the meeting and the matters to be acted on. Any written notice required by these by-laws to be given by the secretary shall be deemed to have given if and when mailed, properly addressed and postpaid. No matter shall be deemed to have given if and when mailed, properly addressed and postpaid. No matter shall be acted on at any business meeting unless it shall have been stated in the notice for the meeting. The matters to be acted on at business meetings shall be determined by the Board of Directors: for any business meeting called upon such a written application, they shall include all matters specified in the application; and for any business meeting they shall include all matters specified in a written request signed by twenty-five members and received by the President or Secretary before notice of the meeting shall have been given. A quorum at any business meeting shall consist of not less than fifteen members present. ARTICLE V SECTION 1: ENUMERATION AND ELECTION. The officers and regular committees of the Society shall be a President; a Vice President; a Secretary; a Treasurer; and a Board of Directors consisting of Seven members and the four officers. There shall be a Nomination Committee consisting of a chairman and two other members who are appointed by the President.
The four officers, the other members of the Board of Directors, and the Nominating Committee shall be elected at the annual meeting of the Society in each year and shall hold office for a term of one year commencing with the annual business meeting, and until their successors shall have been elected. The President shall be the chairman of the Board of Directors. Vacancies on the Board and in the offices of Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer shall be promptly filled by the Board.
SECTION II: POWES AND DUTIES. Each officer and Board Member shall have the powers and duties assigned in these by-laws, and such other powers and duties as are customary to the office, subject at all times to the control and direction of the Society. The President shall preside at all business meetings of the Society. The Vice-President shall preside at such meetings in the absence of the President and shall assume the powers and duties of the President in the event of a vacancy in the latter office. The Treasurer shall disburse the money of the Society at the direction of the Board. The Secretary shall act as secretary to the Corporation and the Board. The Nominating Committee shall present at the annual meeting each year one or more nominations for each office and Board member to be filled by the Society at that meeting. The Board shall have custody of all property of the Society: shall determine the expenditure of the money of the Society; and shall exercise general control of its affairs. No officer or Board member of the Society shall make expenditures or incur liabilities in excess of the sums allocated to his or her use by the Board. Property of the Society may be sold, transferred, or pledged by a two-thirds vote of the Board of Directors. ARTICLE VI The program of the Society for each season shall be prepared not later than the preceding June 15. The Secretary shall send each member a copy of the program not later than September 15, and prompt notice of any change thereafter made in it. The Board shall have charge of the preparation and carrying out of the programs, and for those purposes may appoint committees and fix their terms of office, powers and duties. ARTICLE VII These by-laws may be amended by the Society at any business meeting by a two-thirds vote.