Jan 19 2014

Bylaws of the Columbus City Band

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The name of the organization is the Columbus City Band.

The purposes for which the organization is formed are:

(1) It is proposed that the Columbus Parks & Recreation Department Bank, traditionally a summer activity, be expanded into a full, 12-month, year-round program henceforth to be named the Columbus City Band.

(2) It is the intent of this organization to provide the citizens of the Columbus community with an outlet for, and an atmosphere conducive to, the expression of musical talent through a continuing concert/symphonic band program.

(3) The Columbus City Band will strive for excellence in its duality of performance, while encouraging all who are interested to participate. Enjoyment of the musical experience is the primary goal.

(4) Through the years, town bands have been the principle exponents of American musical culture at the grass roots level — playing for social and ceremonial occasions. Generations of Americans have cultivated their musical tastes at the railing of the town bandstand. Community bands provide one of the few continuing musical expressions for thousands of talented performers; and a vital cultural source for the listener. It is a rich heritage that must be preserved.

(5) To pursue the above charitable purposes within the meaning of Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code and the regulations promulgated thereunder, as may be in effect from time to time.

Membership in this organization shall be open to all citizens of Columbus, Indiana, and the surrounding area who have an interest in performing military, concert and symphonic band music of the classic and contemporary styles.
(1) Voting privileges shall be extended to all members who are in attendance.

Section 1: Membership
The Steering Committee shall consist of the elected Board of Directors of the organization and the Director.

Section 2: Terms of Office
The members of the Board of Directors shall serve until their successors are elected and/or appointed.

Section 3: Powers
The Board of Directors shall have all the usual powers of directors of a business corporation in determining the governance and direction of the affairs of the organization. They shall make all rules and regulations which they deem necessary or proper for the governance of the corporation and for the due and orderly conduct of its affairs and the management of its property not inconsistent with the Charter and bylaws of the organization.

Section 4: Meetings and Voting
The Board of Directors shall have regular meetings during the year as it shall determine from time to time. In addition, the Board of Directors may have special meetings at any time upon the call of the President.

A quorum for the transaction of business of Board meetings shall consist of three (3) members, Any action taken shall be deemed the action of the full Board of Directors.

Section 5: Annual Meetings
An annual meeting of members shall be held in the fourth quarter of each fiscal year to elect the Board of Directors and transact such other business as may be necessary.

Section 1: Number
The officers shall be a President, Vice-President, Secretary and a Treasurer. These officers shall assume their duties immediately upon election.

They shall be elected at the Annual Meeting by the Council Board of Directors for a term of three (3) years and until their successors are duly elected and qualified.

Any vacancy in office during a term shall be filled by the Board as soon as possible, preferably at the next regular meeting.

No officer shall serve in one capacity more than five consecutive terms (15 years).

Section 2: Officers
A. President
The President shall be the chief executive officer of the organization.

The President shall preside over all meetings of the board and of the members.

The President shall have general and active management of the business of the organization and shall see that all orders and resolutions of the board are carried into effect. He shall be ex officio a member of all standing committees and shall have the general powers and duties of supervision and management usually vested in the office of present of an organization.

B. Vice President
The Vice President shall assume all duties of the President in that person’s absence or incapacity. In addition, the Vice President shall chair the Finance Committee and in that capacity shall recommend to the Board of Directors tasks in conjunction with the President and Band Director for such drives or suggest alternative should such
drives not be feasible.

C. Secretary
A Secretary shall attend all meetings of the Board of Directors and the Steering Committee and shall preserve in books of the corporation, true minutes of the proceedings of all such meetings.
The Secretary shall give all notices required by statute, bylaw, or resolution, and shall perform such other duties as may be delegated by the Board of Directors.

D. Treasurer
The Treasurer shall receive all monies of the Organization, shall keep an accurate record of receipts and expenditures, and shall pay out funds only as authorized by the Executive Committee.

The Treasurer shall present a statement of account at every Executive Meeting or General Meeting of the Organization, and other times when requested by the Executive Committee.

The Treasurer shall present an annual operating budget to the Board for its approval.

The Treasurer’s account shall be examined at the end of each year and the Treasurer shall present a report. The auditing shall be done by the President, Band Director and the newly elected Treasurer.

Section 3: Other Officers, Employees and Agents
The Steering Committee shall have the power to appoint such subordinate officers, employees or agents including Band Director, as may be necessary in their judgment for the conduct of the business of the corporation and designate their title and compensation, if any.

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