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Friends of the Coos Watershed - Bylaw Provisions

a. Establishment of Friends of the Coos Watershed.

Friends of the Coos Watershed (“Friends”) to consist of individual, families, organizations, and companies who support the mission and shared values of the Association.

b.    Purpose of the Friends of the Coos Watershed.

The Friends of the Coos Watershed’s purpose is to support the Association in public education about the importance of watersheds, provide opportunities to volunteer in the Associations programs, and assist the Association in its fundraising.


c.    Enrollment in the Friends of the Coos Watershed.

There shall be two types of Friends of the Coos Watershed: annual and honorary Friends. Any person supporting the mission and shared values of the Association may upon application to the Association and payment of dues become an Annual Friend. In addition to this class of Friends, honorary Friends may be designated to those persons who, in the judgment of the Board or staff, have, in an outstanding and exemplary matter, furthered the purposes of the Coos Watershed Association. “Annual Friends” and “Honorary Friends” are not “members” as that term is defined in Chapter 65 of the Oregon Revised Statutes.


d.   Annual Friends Classification and Dues.

There shall be classes of Annual Friends as the Board of Directors shall, from time to time, establish. Dues and requirements and qualifications for each class of Friends shall be in accordance with a schedule established by the Board. Termination of Annual Friends shall be the remedy for non-payment of fees.


e.   Other Classes of Friends

The Board of Directors may, by appropriate resolution from time to time, establish another class or other classes of Friends for the Association. None of such other class or classes of Friends, nor the constituents thereof, shall be or have the rights and privileges of members as defined by Chapter 65 of the Oregon Revised Statutes. The privileges, rights and duties of such other class or classes of Friends shall be as provided by the Board of Directors, subject to the terms of these Bylaws, as amended from time to time. The Board may determine from time to time an initial membership fee, and set such fees, dues and assessments for such Friends as the Board, in its discretion, may determine. The Board of Directors may thereby confer specified rights on the members except as otherwise specified in the corporation’s Article of Incorporation or Bylaws.


f.    Meetings of the Friends of the Coos Watershed.

The Board may provide for holding regular meetings of the Friends whenever it may be considered necessary or desirable.


g.   Dissolution of the Friends of the Coos Watershed.

The Board of Directors shall have, at its sole discretion, the power to dissolve the Friends of the Coos Watershed. There shall be no provision for repayment of any Annual dues should the Board decide to dissolve the Friends.




 

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