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Article 4 — Board Members

Section 1 — Composition

  1. There shall be seven Board Members:
    1. President
    2. Treasurer
    3. Communications Director
    4. Operations Director
    5. General Board Member
    6. General Board Member
    7. General Board Member
  2. All Board Members must be Members of MMS.
  3. Each Board Member shall serve from the time of their election until the next annual election meeting and a duly elected successor is trained.

Section 2 — Compensation

  1. An Board Member must not be remunerated for being or acting as an officer but the organization may provide insurance and indemnity as permitted by law.
  2. All Board Members shall serve without pay.
  3. All Board Members shall receive full physical access to the organization's facilities to conduct organization business.

Section 3 — Responsibilities


  1. The President serves as a representative of the organization to the public and in all functions where a President may be called for by law or any other outside requirements, and is responsible for public-facing communication.
  2. The President is responsible for making sure that the organization files its annual report and any other papers required to maintain legal LLC status by the law of Wisconsin or Federal law.
  3. The President or his duly appointed representative shall organize and preside over all meetings of the membership. The President or his duly appointed representative is responsible for enforcing the rules of meeting procedure as detailed in these documents.
  4. The President and one other Board Member must sign any documents legally binding the company.


The Treasurer is responsible for monitoring all financial assets of the organization. This includes but is not restricted to:

  1. keeping record of the organization's budget,
  2. the collection of membership dues from members,
  3. the payment of rent and utilities for any space leased by the organization,
  4. filing taxes,
  5. the disbursement and reimbursement of funds authorized to be spent under the procedures detailed in these bylaws,
  6. and preparing financial reports to the board.

Operations Director (Ops)

  1. The Operations Director shall supervise the giving of such notices as may be proper or necessary.
  2. The Operations Director shall supervise the keeping of the minute books of this organization.
  3. The Operations Director or duly appointed representative shall be responsible for recording all minutes of all official meetings of the membership and the Board Members in the organization’s permanent records.
  4. The Operations Director or duly appointed representative shall be responsible for management of facilities, equipment, their allocation, and use of physical spaces.

Communications Director

  1. The Communication Director's primary responsibility is to manage media relations and public outreach as well as organization communication, both internally and externally.
  2. The Communication Director shall maintain the organization's online presence including but not limited to the website, Facebook account, Twitter, etc.

General Board Members

  1. General Board Members participate in Board Meetings and associated business.
  2. General Board Members have equivalent voting rights to the aforementioned Board Members.
  3. General Board Members may assist the other Board Members with their duties as needed.

Section 4 — Elections

  1. Elections for President, Treasurer, Operations Director, and Communications Director shall take place at the annual election meeting.
  2. Elections for General Board Members shall occur one week after the annual meeting.
  3. Candidates receiving the first, second, and third-greatest number of votes for General Board Members are elected.
  4. All Board Members shall be elected by the process determined in these bylaws for Voting.
  5. Each member present shall be given an opportunity to be a candidate for each Board Member position.
  6. If there is more than one candidate for a Board Member position, the candidate who obtains the highest number votes from Voting shall be elected.
  7. If there are no candidates for an Board Member position, the outgoing officeholder may, if eligible, elect to serve another term or select any willing member to serve in that position.
  8. Any Member has the right to nominate any Member for The Board.
  9. Only the nominated candidate can un-nominate himself.

Section 5 — Not Used

Section 6 — Not Used

Section 7 — Resignations and Terminations

  1. Any Board Member may resign at any time by written notice delivered to the other Board Members of the organization.
  2. A resignation is effective when the notice is delivered unless the notice specifies a future date.
  3. Any Board Member may be terminated in their role by a Vote of No Confidence per the following procedure:
    1. 10% of the Membership must request a Vote of No Confidence be called at least one week prior to an official meeting.
    2. A minimum of 50% of the Membership must Vote No Confidence.
    3. If the Vote of No Confidence is passed, the Board Member is terminated from their role.
    4. If the Vote of No Confidence is not passed, the Board Member remains.
  4. The pending vacancy in the Board may be filled before the effective date, but the successor shall not take office until the effective date.
  5. Members shall elect the replacement Board Member among the candidates who have been nominated and accepted their nomination by the processes determined in these bylaws for Voting and Elections.
  6. The replacement Board Member's term shall last until new officers are elected at the next annual meeting.

Section 8 — Authority

  1. The Board can make decisions regarding recurring fees, costs, operations, and other business considered routine for the function of the organization.
  2. The Board may consult the membership in cases of non-routine business such as but not limited to the purchase of major equipment, reorganization of physical space and its contents, and use of organization funding.
  3. A quorum of five Board Members is required to pass any Board decision.
  4. The Board shall make their meeting agendas and results of decisions known to the Membership.
  5. The Membership can appeal Board decisions per the following procedure:
    1. 10% of the Membership must request an appeal at least one week prior to an official meeting.
    2. A minimum of 50% of the Membership must vote to overturn.
    3. If the appeal is passed, the decision is overturned.
    4. If the appeal is not passed, the decision stands.
miscellaneous/bylawsupdate.txt · Last modified: 2017/04/21 01:42 by raster