BYLAWS
OF
THE EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP BAND BOOSTERS, Inc.
As Revised January 13, 1998
Article I:NAME OF THE ORGANIZATION

   The name of this nonprofit organization shall be the Egg Harbor Township 
   High School Band Boosters, Inc., and may be cited as the EHTHS Band 
   Boosters. 

Article II:PURPOSE

   The purpose of the Band Boosters is to support the Egg Harbor Township 
   High School Marching Band and all it's related affiliates.  Related  
   affiliates include, but are not limited to the Jazz Band, Indoor Guard, 
   Percussion Ensemble, Concert Band, String Ensemble, and Orchestra.

Article III:MEMBERSHIP

   A. Any adult at least 18 years of age, willing to subscribe to the 
      purpose and bylaws of the EHTHS Band Boosters, and not excluded under 
      Section E of this Article, shall be eligible for regular membership.  Such a 
      person shall become a regular member upon payment in advance of the full 
      amount of annual dues.

   B. The annual dues shall be five dollars and shall be payable on or 
      before June 1 of each year.
      
   C  The right to vote is limited to regular members who are in compliance 
      with Sections A and B of this Article.

   D. Those members who joined the organization in 1983-84 school year are 
      Honorary Members and as such are welcome to participate in the activities of 
      the EHTHS Band Boosters.

   E. The instructional staff of the Egg Harbor Township Marching Band and 
      its affiliates are Honorary Members of the EHTHS Band Boosters and are not 
      eligible for regular membership during their tenure as staff.

Article IV:OFFICERS AND DUTIES

   A. The officers of the EHTHS Band Boosters shall be a president, 3 
      vice-presidents, a recording secretary, a corresponding secretary, and a 
      treasurer.  Two or more persons may run as co-officers for the office of 
      vice-president, recording secretary, corresponding secretary, and 
      treasurer.  Both names shall appear on a single line on the ballot, and for 
      election purposes the two or more  persons shall be considered as a single 
      candidate.

   B. Nominations will be held at the January  regular meeting.   Elections 
      of officers will be held at the February  regular meeting.  The term of 
      office of the newly elected officers shall commence with the adjournment of 
      the February regular meeting and shall end the next year at the adjournment 
      of the February regular meeting.

   C. Only regular members in good standing may serve as officers.

   D. The officers shall perform the duties described in the parliamentary 
      authority and these bylaws.
      1. The duties of the president shall include:

         a. To preside over all meetings of the EHTHS Band Boosters;

         b. To preside over all meetings of the executive committee;

         c. To appoint the chairpersons of standing and special committees;

         d. To serve as an ex-officio member of standing committees;

         e. To act as a liaison between the EHTHS Band Boosters and the EHTHS 
            Administration.

      2. The duties of the First vice-president (Communications) shall include:

         a. To assume the duties of the president in the president's absence;

         b. To serve as an ex-officio member of the Membership committee;

         c. To be responsible for the preparation of a monthly newsletter;

         d. To be responsible for the establishment and maintenance of a ‘Phone 
            Chain’ system of communication with all band parents. 
     
         3. The duties of the Second vice-president (Events) shall include:
     
            a. To serve as an ex-officio member of all committees for events 
               sponsored by the EHTHS Band Boosters including, but not limited to, Field 
               show competitions, Craft Shows, Awards Banquets, etc.;
     
            b. To assist the President in recruiting and retaining Event 
               Committee Chairpersons;
     
            c. To serve as an ex-officio member of the Ways & Means committee.
     
         3. The duties of the Third vice-president (Field Show Operations) 
            shall include:
     
            a. To serve as a liaison between the EHTHS Band Boosters and the 
               Band Director in matters concerning the Band Director’s needs of manpower 
               and materials to assemble, transport, and perform the Marching Band’s Field 
               show;
     
            b. To establish and maintain an inventory listing of physical assets 
               belonging to the EHTHS Band Boosters;
     
            c. To serve as an ex-officio member of the Audit committee.
     
         3. The duties of the recording secretary shall include:
     
            a. To record and maintain the minutes of all meetings of the EHTHS 
               Band Boosters and all executive committee meetings;
     
            b. To maintain accurate copies of EHTHS Band Booster correspondence;
     
            c. To maintain a roster of the membership;
     
            d. To take attendance at all meetings.
     
         4. The duties of the corresponding secretary shall include:
     
            a. To notify all band members and parents of meetings, special 
               events, and cancellations, in coordination with the First vice-president;
     
            b. To handle all incoming and outgoing correspondence.
     
         5. The duties of the treasurer shall include:
     
            a. To handle all funds and financial transactions of the EHTHS Band 
               Boosters;
     
            b. To maintain accurate records of all funds and financial 
               transactions;
     
            c. To present a financial report monthly to the membership;
     
            d. To make all records available for audit when requested by the 
               Audit committee or the principal of Egg Harbor Township High School.
    
Article V:COMMITTEES
     
      A. Executive Committee
     
         1. Shall consist of elected officers, the Band Director, and the 
            Ways & Means and Membership Committee chairpersons.  The Band Director 
            shall serve in a non-voting, advisory capacity only;
     
         2. Shall meet monthly;
     
         3. Shall plan and recommend the various activities of the EHTHS Band 
            Boosters;
     
         4. Shall be empowered to make decisions and take actions between 
            meetings of the EHTHS Band Boosters, subject to approval by the general 
            membership;
     
         5. Shall have exclusive authority to incur financial responsibility 
            for the EHTHS Band Boosters between meetings of the EHTHS Band Boosters, 
            subject to approval by the general membership;
     
         6. Minutes of the executive committee meetings shall be available to 
            the general membership.
            
      B. Standing Committees:
     
         1. The standing committees shall consist of the Membership Committee 
            and the Ways and Means Committee.  The chairpersons of these committees 
            should be appointed by the June regular meeting of the EHTHS Band Boosters.
     
         2. Membership Committee:  The purpose of the membership committee is 
            to promote membership among band parents, the EHT High School, and the 
            community.
     
         3. Ways and Means Committee:  The purpose of the ways and means 
            committee is to provide fund raising activities, in compliance with EHT 
            High School policy, to support the Egg Harbor Township High School Marching 
            Band and it's related affiliates.
     
      C. Select Committees:
     
         1. Audit Committee:  The purpose of the audit committee is to 
            conduct an annual audit of the funds and financial records of the EHTHS 
            Band Boosters, and to present their findings to the general membership at 
             the May regular membership meeting.  The committee shall consist of three 
             regular members who are not officers.
     
Article VI:MEETINGS
     
      A. Regular meetings of the EHTHS Band Boosters will be held monthly 
         on a date determined by the executive committee.
     
      B. A special meeting may be held upon the call of the president or on 
         the written request of any ten members.  The purpose of the meeting shall 
         be set forth in the notice of the meeting.
     
      C. No notice other than announcement at the prior regular meeting 
         shall be required for a regular meeting.  Notice of a special meeting shall 
         be given at least eight days in advance.
     
     
Article VII:PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY
     
   The rules contained in Robert's Rules of Order (Modern Edition, 1989) 
   shall govern the EHTHS Band Boosters in all cases where they are not 
   inconsistent with these bylaws and any special rules the EHTHS Band 
   Boosters may adopt.
     
     
Article VIII:AMENDMENTS
     
   These bylaws may be amended at any regular or special meeting of the 
   EHTHS Band Boosters by a two-thirds vote, provided that previous notice of 
   the amendment was given to all members at least eight days in advance.

Jim Bates
EHTHS Band Boosters
jimbates@micronet.net
22 June 1998

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