The name of the Association shall be Friends of the Plattekill Library.
It is recognized that the administration of the Library is
vested in the town of Plattekill through the Library board of Trustees, and the
The purpose of the Friends shall be to maintain an
association of persons interested in good library service; to increase the
facilities and service of the Plattekill Library; and thus to enrich the
cultural opportunities available to the citizens of Plattekill.
The activities of the association shall include sponsorship
of special projects; informing the public of the resources and services of the
library, securing materials that are beyond the command of the ordinary library
budget, and performing other services deemed helpful to the Library.
Membership in this organization shall be open to
individuals, organizations, and businesses in sympathy with its purposes.
There shall be no categories of membership; all shall be
equal, with the President being first among equals.
The officers of this Association may be a President, a Vice
President, a Secretary, and a Treasurer.
The officers shall constitute the Executive Board of the
Friends of the Plattekill Library. The Library Director or designee, shall be an
ex-officio member of the Board.
The Executive Board shall meet at the call of the
President. A majority of the Board shall constitute a quorum.
The direction of affairs of this Association shall rest
with the Executive Board, the President acting as chairman.
The President may appoint chairpersons of standing and
ad-hoc committees, which shall be formed as deemed necessary, with the approval
of the Executive Board.
The President is an ex-officio member of all committees
with the exception of the Nominating Committee.
Nominations for officers and the Executive Board shall be
presented by a Nominating committee of three, to be appointed by the Board. At
the annual meeting, nominations from the floor will be invited, with the consent
of the nominee.
The officers of the Executive Board shall be elected at the
Vacancies arising on the Board shall be filled by
appointment made by the remaining Board members.
This association shall hold an annual meeting
for the purpose of election of officers, to receive various reports, and
to enact other business. Public notice shall be made prior to the meeting.
Additional meetings shall be scheduled as recommended by
any special committees and approved by the Board.
Adequate books of account shall be maintained by the
Treasurer who shall be responsible thereof.
All disbursement of funds shall require the approval of at
least two members of the Board, including the Treasurer.
The Executive Board shall appoint an auditor, not an
officer, to audit the Treasurer's books prior to the annual meeting.
No member of this Association shall be liable and no
personal liability shall in any event be attached to any member in connection
with any of its undertakings.
The fiscal year of this Association shall be from January 1
to December 31.
Activities and Dissolution
Notwithstanding any other provision of these articles, the Association is organized exclusively for one or more of the following purposes: religious, charitable, scientific, testing for public safety, literary, or educational purposes, or to foster national or international amateur sports competition (but only if no part of its activities involve the providing of facilities or equipment) or for the prevention of cruelty to children or animals, as specified in section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954.
No substantial part of the activities of the Association
shall be carrying on propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence
legislation (except otherwise provided by Internal Revenue code section 501 (h),
or participating in, or intervening in (including the publication or
distribution of statements), any political campaign on behalf of any candidate
for public office.
No part of the net earnings of the Association shall insure
to the benefit of any member, trustee, director, officer of the Association, or
any private individual (except that reasonable compensation may be paid for
services rendered to or for the Association), and no member, trustee, or officer
shall be entitled to share in the distribution of any of the assets upon
dissolution of the Association.
In the event of dissolution of the organization, the assets
of the Association shall be distributed for one or exempt purposes within the
meaning of section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code or corresponding
section of any future Federal tax code, or shall be distributed to the Federal
Government, or to a state or local government, for a public purpose.
These Articles of Association may be amended on prior
notice at any meeting of this Association, by a three-fourths vote of the
members present, provided that notice of the proposed change was provided with
all notices of the meeting.
Carol Maxwell, President
Glenn Henricksen, Treasurer