The club shall be known as "Carroll County Garden Club."
The purpose of the club shall be to promote the enjoyment and practice of gardening, to educate the community, and to enhance the beauty of our towns through gardening.
To be considered an active member of the Carroll County Garden Club, an individual must:
Dues shall be payable annually in January in an amount set by a simple majority vote of the active membership roll.
If dues are not paid in full by the May meeting, an individual will be dropped from the membership roll.
New members may be admitted at any monthly meeting by paying the full annual dues.
The officers of this club shall be President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer.
All elected officers shall serve a term of two years. There shall be no limit to the number of terms an officer shall hold.
The election of officers shall take place in October. The officers’ terms shall start the following January.
The election of officers shall take place in alternating years with the President and Treasurer being elected and then the following year the Vice President and Secretary.
Any active member may volunteer to serve an open term of office.
The club shall meet from 10:00 a.m. to noon on the second (2nd) Saturday of each month of the year, excluding December.
The nominating committee shall meet in August to identify a slate of officers to be elected at the October meeting.
Meetings shall be held at members’ homes or a special location with light refreshments provided by the member host.
The member host shall give a short garden-related program, provide a guest speaker, or give a tour of his/her gardens at the meeting.
There shall be such committees as the President deems necessary, each to be headed by a chairperson appointed by the President. Chairpersons shall select one or more committee members as deemed necessary.
Guests are welcome to any meeting.
The most recent IRS not-for-profit mileage rate will be used to reimburse those members who transport other members on club trips.
These by-laws may be amended at any regular meeting, provided the amendments shall have been offered in writing at the previous meeting, and after all members have had a month’s notice in writing of such contemplated actions.
Amendments to be adopted must be carried by a simple majority of the number of paid memberships.