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Re: ISSA Bylaws Draft

How about up to 10% change in dues can be made without membership approval, but anything over that must be voted on and approved by the membership?
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I think 10% is very reasonable.

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Edited in red to reflect the change in the Dues statement. How does that sound?
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Well you Guys and Girls have been Busy!!! I read through it and it sounds very legaleseieee! ! I have never belonged to any kind of Society let alone one like this so really, I am learning from this and have no knowledge to contribute. In my opinion though it reads well and is clear enough for newbies like myself to comprehend easily.
Thank you all who have put the time and effort into getting this under way and getting us to this stage! You are Pioneers and will be remembered in annals of time as the founders of this Great Society!
Does anybody have any ideas as to how we could raise funds to seed the treasury? So those of us that struggle due to lack of financial excessiveness in other words, "broke like me". I'm just talking about the initial start up, not the Dues.
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Re: ISSA Bylaws Draft

Sounds awesome!

By the way, I didn't notice anything about the removal of a member (although I did see the clause on Directors) should they do something wrong (does that mean we need a code of ethics?).
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- They submit someone else's work to be juried in (or for an annual show) and claim it as their own.
- They falsely represent the organization.

Yeesh, I'm beginning to think I'm the glass is half empty girl in this group! LOL Aw well, I guess it comes from being in a few different organizations where these kinds of things did happen to them.
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Sounds awesome!

By the way, I didn't notice anything about the removal of a member (although I did see the clause on Directors) should they do something wrong (does that mean we need a code of ethics?).
For example:
- They submit someone else's work to be juried in (or for an annual show) and claim it as their own.
- They falsely represent the organization.

Yeesh, I'm beginning to think I'm the glass is half empty girl in this group! LOL Aw well, I guess it comes from being in a few different organizations where these kinds of things did happen to them.

Actually that is in there Sandra:
"C. To remove by a resolution passed by a vote of no less than two-thirds (2/3) of the members of the Board, any committee, either standing or special, or any member thereof, or any officer or member of the Board who fails to attend to their duties under these BY¬LAWS or for conduct deemed contrary to the aims of ISSA."
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I'm in for 2011 dues. Just let me know how much and to whom to send it.
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Re: ISSA Bylaws Draft

Impressive work from the by-laws crew!

This stuff generally makes my head spin, but I didn't see anything off the top of my spinning head that needs changing. I agree with the comments/edits made so far.

I do like the idea of letting the jury decide if a member fits into the Associate or Signature category based on the quality of their work. At least in the beginning. Seems like a good way to populate the various membership categories.

Since we don't yet know what dues will be, perhaps folks can offer to chip in a donation of any amount this year, as opposed to calling it "dues". I believe "seed money" was mentioned somewhere. I'm up for helping to plant a few seeds.
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Actually that is in there Sandra:
"C. To remove by a resolution passed by a vote of no less than two-thirds (2/3) of the members of the Board, any committee, either standing or special, or any member thereof, or any officer or member of the Board who fails to attend to their duties under these BY¬LAWS or for conduct deemed contrary to the aims of ISSA."

Excellent! Sorry I missed that! Will the aims of ISSA be defined (or have I missed that somewhere?) so that if a decision were to be made that there isn't any confusion for either party? Would there be an opportunity for a removed member to appeal the decision? Do we care? :P
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If some others were also willing to pay dues for 2011 I think it would be helpful (but then we also need a treasurer to keep track of the money and open an ISSA account) to get us up and going.

Oh and please count me in for dues this year as well! I can't tell you how excited I am about this getting started.
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Re: ISSA Bylaws Draft

Very comprehensive. You all did a wonderful job taking into consideration various concerns that were initialy brought up when this idea was just in its infancy. I like the idea of a member being able to work their way to the top, and includes everyone that is interested in scratchboard. I like! Great idea for having an impartial jury for the initial start--very fair. I would be willing to donate as well this year.
Thank you again for taking on this endeavor, the by-law crew deserves a round of applause for their efforts.
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I am of the opinion that someone should NOT have to jury to become an Associate member, they can just join at that level because they want to be part of the group to learn but they cannot take part in exhibitions. But once someone feels confident enough to want to take part in shows then they apply/submit work for Active (at least).
I agree with Lorna on this.

I am up for paying dues now, but it will depend on how much.

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I am willing for the dues also - depending on amount If not too high I might be able to find a Friend also.
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Re: ISSA Bylaws Draft

I'm with Harry....tell me how much and where to send the bacon.

let me know if you want me to contact Robert Eagerton... in regards to the Jury thing... I would like to add/say... it wont insult me at all...if you dont use Robert.. it just a good solid contact....if needed

I didnt thank all the folks who worked so hard on this....Thanks!

Raffle art for fund raiser? if so...i'll toss something into the kitty

I'm just wondering...if the artist submitting art will need to have a artist statement? i've had shows that wanted one and others that dont.. not that big of deal but if someone doesnt have one..it might be something they can start looking into...

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Re: ISSA Bylaws Draft

Wow...this is so exciting! I read everything and it seems all good to me! (Some of it I didn't 100% get but it sounded right!) If the society was up and ready at this moment I wouldn't hesitate to join.

I hope you MSB aren't going to be too tough when it comes to jurying artwork for an Active membership... If not accepted would you give hints on how to improve? A lot of societies don't and it always makes me a little frustrated because I want to get better to the point of being accepted but it's hard when you don't know what you did wrong....Okay, enough rambling from me

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