||The name of this club shall be The Writers' Club of Pasadena.
||The object of the club shall be as follows:
To promote and encourage creative writing among
its members in perfecting their skills, and to advise
members on marketing their materials
||The elected officers of the club shall be:
President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer.
Officers are elected to serve one year, beginning their term in June and ending it the following May.
The President shall appoint committee chairpersons as the Executive Committee sees fit to carry on the business of the club.
Standing committees shall be Social, Publicity, and Contest.
The President shall preside at all meetings. The President shall establish a joint checking account with the Treasurer, in the club’s name, enabling either to deposit or disperse club funds.
The Vice-President shall function as Program Chair and shall plan programs several months in advance (having consulted with the President.) He/She shall preside in the absence of the President.
The Secretary shall be responsible for keeping minutes of the meetings and of special committee meetings.
He/She shall keep all records except those designated to the Treasurer.
The Treasurer shall report the financial status of the club at each meeting.
He/She shall have a joint checking account with the President
||The above officers’ duties shall be those
listed and those others generally embodied in the names of the offices.
Officers and Chairpersons of committees shall constitute an Executive
Committee to act when needed.
If an officer finds he/she cannot carry out his/her duties, he/she
shall submit a written resignation.
Upon acceptance of this resignation, the President shall appoint someone
to fill the position until the next election.
Duties of Committee Members:
The Contest Committee shall obtain competent judges for the four annual contests.
The Chair shall preside over the awards and present them to the winners.
Social Chair: This committee shall plan and execute plans for the Christmas party and the May meeting.
Publicity Committee: This committee shall include
the Editor of the Pasadena Pen, the Publisher of the
Pen, the Reporter, and the Webmaster/Webmistress.
||The Editor shall write "The Pen."
The Publisher shall duplicate, address, and mail
copies of the Pen to dues-paying members.
The Publisher shall be reimbursed monthly.
The Reporter shall write and send news stories about
Writers Club of Pasadena and Calendar
announcements to area newspapers. The Reporter
shall keep a press book of clippings about the club
activities. The Reporter shall keep records of
expenses and be reimbursed by the Treasurer annually.
The Webmaster/Webmistress shall
maintain a web site, publish information about the
Club, and Email other writers’ groups and publications
||Revised July 2007
The amount of dues shall be changed at the club's
discretion (at present $12.00 a year due in May.)
Those joining late in the year
shall pay a proporational part.
Anyone not paying dues for a year shall be dropped from membership and will
not receive the "Pasadena Pen".
All paid members can enter contests.
||Membership shall be open to any
adult having a sincere desire to write.
Visitors are welcome but may not enter the annual contests.
(Revised Dec. 2007 to allow non-members to enter
contests after payment of a $5.00 entry fee)
||Meetings shall be held at 1 p.m. on the first
Saturday of each month.
||Officers shall be elected in April and
installed in May.
Nominations shall be made by a
committee of three elected at the February meeting.
At least two members of this committee should not
be members of the Executive Committee.
Nominations may be made from the floor.
Amendments to By-Laws:
||Amendments to the By-Laws may be made when
presented in writing and read to members at a
regular session, and a majority vote of dues-paying
members is cast.
||The current Robert’s Rules
Of Order shall be the authority for this organization.
Order of business:
||Order of business for meetings shall be:
|Call to order|
|Minutes of the previous meeting|