Bylaws

Article I. Name and Authority

The name of this organization shall be the Fox Valley Library Council. It shall be established as a non-stock, non-profit corporation in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 181 of the Wisconsin Statutes. No asset or any part of the net earnings of the corporation whether upon dissolution or otherwise, shall inure to the benefit of any individual.

Article II. Purpose

It shall be the purpose of the Fox Valley Library Council to promote cooperation among all types of libraries and information centers in the Fox Valley area.

Article III. Membership

Section 1. Any individual library, information or resource center, or agency representing such institutions may be voting members of the Fox Valley Library council upon receipt of dues. Members have the right to vote to elect the Executive Board, set dues, and amend the bylaws. The Fox Valley Library Council reserves the right to refuse membership upon a majority vote of the members present at any regularly scheduled meeting.

Section 2. Dues shall be established annually by the members of the Fox Valley Library Council prior to the beginning of each fiscal year. Dues shall be based upon the following annual costs:

  1. General organizational and administrative costs
  2. Publication costs
  3. General publicity costs

 

Section 3. Members of the Fox Valley Library Council have the right to participate in any programs or activities established under the auspices of the Fox Valley Library Council. Participants in any cooperative programs or activities established under the auspices of the Fox Valley Library Council will directly share the costs of such programs or activities.

Article IV. Executive Board

Section 1. No later than thirty days before the beginning of the fiscal year officers shall be elected at the annual meeting by a majority vote of the Fox Valley Library Council members. The fiscal year is July 1 through June 30.

Section 2. The Vice-President, President-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, and three Directors shall be elected annually.

Section 3. The Executive Board shall consist of:

  1. President
  2. Vice-President, President-Elect
  3. Secretary
  4. Treasurer
  5. Three (3) Directors at Large
  6. Education Committee Chair

     

Section 4. Should the office of President become vacant, the Vice-President-President Elect shall become President. Any other vacancy on the Executive Board shall be filled by appointment by the President and confirmation by the Executive Board.

Section 5. All members of the Executive Board shall perform those duties normally associated with their respective offices and shall administer those policies established by the Board or the membership of the Council at large. The Executive Board shall meet at least four times per year.

Article V. Committees and Appointed Positions

Section 1.The Education Committee Chair will be by appointment of the FVLC Executive Board, to be a part of the Board. The Education Committee Chair shall select members for Education Committee.

  1. The Education Committee shall be responsible for planning programs for meetings and providing information about continuing education opportunities to members.

 

Section 2. The President, with the approval of the Executive Board, may appoint additional committees or individuals to carry out the work of the Council. Such appointments shall be for the period of one year.

Article VI. Meetings

The President shall call two meetings per year to include an annual meeting of the Fox Valley Library Council each May. Other meetings of the Fox Valley Library Council may be called by the President and/or Executive Board. The members present shall constitute a quorum. Notice of all Fox Valley Library Council meetings shall be emailed to the members and posted to the FVLC website at least ten days prior to the meeting.

Article VII. Amendments

These bylaws may be amended or revised by action of 2/3 majority vote of the Fox Valley Library Council members present and voting at any regularly scheduled meeting of the Fox Valley Library Council, provided that the notice of any such meeting contains a summary of the proposed amendment or amendments.

These bylaws adopted December 5, 1980
Revised May 11, 1984
Revised December 12, 1986
Revised May 5, 1989
Revised May 11, 1990
Revised November 17, 2000
Revised May 10, 2002
Revised October 14, 2004
Revised April 26, 2010