About the Club: Bylaws

I

The association known as the West Virginia Marble Collectors Club (WVMCC) was organized on March 30, 2003. This association was not organized for the private gain of any officer, director, or member of the WVMCC. The WVMCC will remain a volunteer association dedicated to the collection, education and preservation of marbles, art glass orbs and related artifacts and documentation for the benefit of the public. WVMCC will promote marble and art glass orb collecting through club meetings, marble shows, web site, newsletter and development of other educational resources. The WVMCC will encourage marble games and tournaments among children. WVMCC will strive to have at least one event promoting marbles each year to be determined by the Board of Directors.

II

Membership in the WVMCC shall be open to any interested person who maintains status by proper payment of annual dues.

Section 1.
Annual Membership Dues -  $25

 *Effective May 9, 2004, Lifetime Memberships will no longer be offered.  A provision is made, however, that individauls holding membership prior to May 8, 2004 may convert to lifetime membership if done by May 8, 2004.

Section 2.
Membership dues cover up to two people per household and runs
 5/1-4/30 with renewals coming due May 1 each year.

III

The officers of the WVMCC will remain in office for two years. General elections will be held at the annual business meeting each year.

No part of the net income or assets of this association shall ever be to the advantage or benefit of any officer.

For the sake of preserving continuity within the association, the first President, Secretary and newsletter editor are initially elected for one year. Thereafter, they will serve two year terms.

The officers of the association shall remain in office for two years unless a resignation has been received by the members of the board of directors or the spirit of these bylaws has been violated.

Upon the resignation of any officer, the members of the board of directors will appoint a replacement by majority vote. All officers must be members of the WVMCC.

Section 1.
The President shall preside at business meetings and oversee and coordinate the functions of the association. The President shall oversee the functions of the officers, and directors (advisor positions eliminated by vote at annual meeting May 2008) of the association.

Section 2.
The First Vice-President shall help oversee and coordinate the finances of the association and aid the president in the operation of the association.

Section 3.
The Second Vice-President shall aid the president in the operation of the association.

Section 4.
The Secretary shall aid the President and Vice Presidents in the operation of the organization. The Secretary shall take and prepare minutes of all meetings.

Section 5.
The Treasurer shall coordinate the finances of the association. The Treasurer will be prepared to give a financial report at each business meeting.

Section 6.
The chairperson for the newsletter and website has the right to review and/or reject any material and or advertisements presented for publication in either venue.

 V

The members of the Board of Directors will be the developers and fund-raisers for the organization. The Board will include the officers and committee chairpersons and advisors, each having one vote. The Directors will remain on the Board for the period of their elected office unless the officers have received a resignation, or the spirit of these bylaws has been violated, or are no longer members of the WVMCC. The Advisors will remain on the Board for a period of one year unless the officers have received a resignation, or the spirit of these bylaws has been violated, or are no longer members of the WVMCC. Upon the resignation of any officer or member of the board, the board will appoint a replacement by a majority vote.

Section 1.
The first year, Advisors will be appointed by the Board of Directors. Thereafter, they will be elected by members from their respective regions to represent and express the wishes of members from each region to the Board of Directors.

 VI

Board members must be present at the business meetings to cast a vote or may mail their vote to the president (and cc the secretary) with receipt of mailed votes at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled business meetings. A quorum for business meetings of the Board of Directors shall be 2/3 of the board (either by physical presence or by votes mailed to the president/secretary) with all matters decided by a majority vote.

VII

There will be an annual business meeting at which all club members will have a vote on all business presented at this meeting. This is the only time the bylaws may be changed.

VIII

"In the event the West Virginia Marble Collectors' Club would ever be dissolved, all of its assets would be distributed to The West Virginia Museum of American Glass (Weston, WV)."