Friends Constitution & By-Laws

The Friends of the Taylor Public Library Constitution
Article I – Name
The name of the organization shall be the “Friends of the Taylor Public Library.”

Article II – Object 
Section I.   The friends of the Taylor Public Library shall be a non-policy and non-profit organization, the object of which shall be to promote the interest and welfare of the Taylor Public Library as a cultural and educational asset to the City of Taylor. 

Section II. In the event that this organization should for any reason be dissolved, all monies shall be given to the Taylor Public Library.

Article III – Members
Any person interest in the Friends of the Taylor Pubic Library may become a member upon paying the dues specified in the By-Laws and by filing a complete application card at the library.

Article IV – Officers and Elections
Section I. The officers shall consist of a President, a Vice-President, a Secretary, and a Treasurer.

Section II. The officers shall be nominated by a committee to be chosen by the Executive Board. Nominations for office may be made from the floor provided that the consent of the person nominated has been obtained before the nomination is made.

Section III. A majority vote of those present and voting shall be necessary for the election of any nominee.

Section IV. The election shall be by ballot unless there is only one nominee for the office. Then the election may be made by voice.

Section V. A majority of those present and voting shall be necessary for the election of any nominee.

Section VI. No officer shall hold more than one elective office at the same time.

Section VII. The term of the officers selected shall begin with the fiscal year.

Article V – Fiscal Year and Meetings
Section I. The fiscal year shall be from May 1 to April 30.

Section II. There shall be at least one meeting of the membership each year on a date to be set by the Executive Board.

Article VI – Amendments
This constitution may be amended at the annual meeting by a two-thirds vote of the members present and voting, provided a written proposed amendment signed by two members has been submitted to the Executive Board, and, in turn, posted by the secretary in the Taylor Public Library at least fifteen days prior to a meeting.

By-laws of The Friends of the Taylor Public Library
Article I – Membership and Dues
Section I. Types of membership are:
  • Regular: $5
  • Family: $10
  • Patron: $25
  • Library Star: $50 or more

Section II. Annual membership dues shall run concurrent with the fiscal year.

Article II – Officers
Section I. The duties of the officers shall be laid down by Robert’s Rules of Order in Parliamentary Law, Revised.

Section II. Outgoing officers shall deliver to their successors in office all records and other materials belonging to their office at the close of the term.

Article III – Executive Board
Section I. The officers shall constitute the Executive Board of which the Present and Secretary shall be Chairman and Secretary, respectively.

Section II. The Executive Board shall manage all affairs of the Organization in the interval between meetings.

Section III. The Chairman of the Library Board, the Librarian and Assistant Librarian of the Taylor Pubic Library shall be ex officio members of the Board.

Section IV. Meetings of the Board shall be held at the call of the Chairman or upon the written request of two members of the board, due notice having been given.

Section V. The Executive Board may make decisions by electronic mail and/or telephone calls.

Article IV – Meetings
Section I. The Annual Meeting shall be held on a date to be set by the Executive Board.

Section II. The Annual Meeting shall be for the purpose of election of officers and for any other business that may arise.

Section III. Notice of all public meetings shall be published in the newspaper and posted in the Taylor Public Library at least 72 hours prior to the meeting.

Article V – Quorum
Section I. Five members shall constitute a quorum, provided that two officers are present.

Section II. Three officers shall constitute a quorum of the Executive Board.

Article VI – Amendments
These By-Laws may be amended at the annual meeting by two-thirds vote of the members present and voting, provided a written proposed amendment signed by two members has been submitted to the Executive Board, and, in turn, posted by the secretary in the Taylor Public Library at least fifteen days prior to the annual meeting.

Constitution and By-Laws as revised at Annual Meeting 3/6/12