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By-Laws

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Honolulu Woodturners Is a Chapter of
The American Association of Woodturners
ACCEPTANCE OF THESE BY-LAWS:
These By-Laws have been drawn up, agreed upon, and adopted by:
Local Chapter:
In:
On:
Honolulu Woodturners
Honolulu, Hawaii
May 10, 2000
     
 
Signed: President:
Vice President:
Secretary:
Treasurer:
Craig Mason
David Higa
Jim Orrick
David Marchant
Date:
Date:
Date:
Date:
May 10, 2000
May 10, 2000
May 10, 2000
May 10, 2000
ARTICLE I -- ORGANIZERS AND LOCATION
The Chapter organizer is:
His address is:
Daytime telephone:
Jerry Kermode
Cities or locations from
which we expect to
draw members:
City and County of Honolulu
ARTICLE II -- OFFICES
The principal office of this Chapter will be located at: Woodcraft Store, 1311 Kalani Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 97817
ARTICLE III -- RELATION OF CHAPTER TO THE CORPORATE ORGANIZATION

All officers of this The Honolulu Woodturners Chapter agree to be members in good standing of the American Association of Woodturners, Inc.

While it is understood that the parent organization will provide advice and counsel, as requested, Local Chapters are advised that the nature and extent of their activities are left to their discretion. Demonstrations, while probably part of the normal activities of Local Chapters, are to be conducted solely at the discretion of Local Officers, and all safety and instruction is to be under their explicit direction and control.

The national office strongly recommends placing some sort of sign or notice on or around any lathe used for demonstration; that safety eye protection must be worn and a full face shield when needed. Use a dust mask, and wear hearing protection. The lathe is a potentially dangerous instrument only to be used with Chapter approved supervision.

ARTICLE IV -- PURPOSES

The Chapter’s purposes, in addition to supporting the general purposes of the parent organization, are:

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To provide a meeting place for local woodturners;
To share ideas and techniques regarding this craft;
To trade woods;
To exchange ideas about tools; and
To challenge members to improve their creativity and execution in woodturning
ARTICLE V -- MEMBERSHIP FEES
Annual membership fees for this Chapter over and above fees paid to the national organization will be $25.00. (Amended November 2004 -- See Note [2])
ARTICLE VI -- MEETINGS
This Chapter will meet: the second Tuesday of odd-numbered months.
(Amended June 2003 -- See Note [1])
The meetings will be held at: MRC, Inc., 1041 Puuwai Street, Honolulu, Hawaii,
or as designated by club officers.
(Amended January 2008 -- See Note [3])
ARTICLE VII -- OFFICERS
  A. Number and Election: The Officers of this Chapter shall be a President, a Vice-President, a Secretary, and a Treasurer. The Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer shall be elected annually by a majority vote of the Chapter’s paid-up members. Committee Chairmen and Assistant Officers as deemed necessary may be elected by the Chapter members or appointed by the elected Officers.
  B. Term of Office: Each Officer shall hold office for one year.
  C. Removal: Any Officer elected or appointed may be removed when it is deemed that the best interests of the Chapter would be served by such removal. This would be accomplished by a majority vote of the Chapter’s members who are present at the time of the vote, so long as at least 50% of the paid-up members are present.
  D. Vacancies: A vacancy in any Office because of death, resignation, removal, disqualification, or otherwise, may be filled by a majority vote of the members, or of the Officers, for the unexpired portion of the term.
  E. President: The President shall be the principal executive officer of the Chapter. His/Her duties include:
    1. Supervise and control all of the business and affairs of the Chapter;
    2. Conduct Chapter meeting;
    3. Be the Chapter spokesperson when communicating with outside organizations.
  F. Vice President: In the absence of the President or in the event of his/her death, inability, or refusal to act, the Vice President shall perform the duties of President, and when so acting, shall have all the powers of, and be subject to all the restrictions upon the President. The Vice President shall perform such other duties as from time to time may be assigned to him/her by the President, and will succeed to the position of President the following year.
  G. Secretary: The Secretary shall keep the minutes of the Chapter’s meetings in one or more books provided for that purpose and see that all notices are duly given in accordance with the provisions of these By-Laws. In general, the Secretary shall perform all duties incident to the Office of Secretary, and such other duties as from time to time may be assigned to him/her by the President.
  H. Treasurer: The Treasurer shall collect all membership fees and all other monies belonging to the Chapter. He/She will be responsible for keeping current and accurate records of all monies that flow through the Chapter. In general, the Treasurer shall perform all of the duties incident to the Office of Treasurer, and such other duties as from time to time may be assigned to him/her by the President. (Amended January 13, 2009 -- See Note [4])
ARTICLE VIII -- INDEBTEDNESS
AAW’s national office MUST be notified in writing PRIOR to a Local Chapter incurring any indebtedness for AAW.
ARTICLE IX -- AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF WOODTURNER’S DISCLAIMERS: FISCAL AND LEGAL
The Corporate Organization does not shoulder any legal liability for accidents that occur during events of any kind, sponsored or unsponsored, by a Local Chapter.
ARTICLE X -- AMENDMENTS
These By-Laws may be altered, amended, or repealed, and new By-Laws may be adopted by a vote of a simple majority of the qualified voting members of the Chapter then casting ballots. Copies of all modifications to these By-Laws MUST be filed with the national office of AAW.
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Note [1]: Amendment to By-Laws:
ARTICLE VI -- MEETINGS
At the June 7, 2003, meeting, a motion was made, seconded, and passed by a majority to change the meeting day.
 
This Chapter will meet the second Wednesday of odd-numbered months.
now reads
This Chapter will meet the second Tuesday of odd-numbered months.
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Note [2]: Amendment to By-Laws:
ARTICLE V -- MEMBERSHIP FEES
At the November 2004, meeting, the dues structure was changed by a majority vote.
 
Annual membership fees for this Chapter over and above fees paid to the national organization will be $5.00.
now reads
Annual membership fees for this Chapter over and above fees paid to the national organization will be $25.00.
2ptgold
Note [3]: Amendment to By-Laws:
ARTICLE VI -- MEETINGS
At the January 8, 2008, meeting, the meeting location was changed by a unanimous vote.
 
This Chapter will meet: the second Tuesday of odd-numbered months.
The meetings will be held at: Woodcraft Store, 1311 Kalani Street, Honolulu, HI.
now reads
This Chapter will meet: the second Tuesday of odd-numbered months.
The meetings will be held at: MRC, Inc., 1041 Puuwai Street, Honolulu, Hawaii, or as designated by club officers.
2ptgold
Note [4]: Amendment to By-Laws:
ARTICLE VI -- OFFICERS -- Section H
At the January 13, 2009, meeting, the treasurers duties were changed by a majority vote.
 
Treasurer: The Treasurer shall collect all membership fees and all other monies belonging to the Chapter. He/She will be responsible for keeping current and accurate records of all monies that flow through the Chapter and also for ensuring that all local Chapter members are current paid-up members of the national organization. In general, the Treasurer shall perform all of the duties incident to the Office of Treasurer, and such other duties as from time to time may be assigned to him/her by the President.
now reads
Treasurer: The Treasurer shall collect all membership fees and all other monies belonging to the Chapter. He/She will be responsible for keeping current and accurate records of all monies that flow through the Chapter. In general, the Treasurer shall perform all of the duties incident to the Office of Treasurer, and such other duties as from time to time may be assigned to him/her by the President.
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Revised January 15, 2009
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