ROOSEVELT NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION BY-LAWS
(Revisions approved March 23, 2010)
ARTICLE I – NAME
Section 1. The name of this association is the Roosevelt Neighborhood Association (hereafter Association).
ARTICLE II – PURPOSE
Section 1. The purpose of this Association is to achieve and maintain decent and wholesome living conditions in the City of Fargo, assist persons residing in Roosevelt neighborhood to work together for the good of their neighborhood, and provide a nonpartisan association which will benefit this neighborhood and the city through worthwhile programs.
ARTICLE III – MEMBERSHIP
Section 1. Membership in this Association shall be open only to persons who reside or own property or who conduct business in the neighborhood boundaries.
Section 2. The neighborhood includes the area from Broadway west along 7th Avenue North to the railroad tracks, northwest along the railroad tracks/Dakota Drive to 12th Avenue North, east to University Drive, north to 14th Avenue North and east back to Broadway.
Section 3. The Association also may enroll honorary members, but these members may not vote on matters before this Association.
Section 4. Only current members may vote on matters before this Association.Section 5. Dues – Annual membership dues shall be established by three-fourths majority vote of members in attendance at a regular meeting of the RNA. The membership year begins August 1. Dues paid at any time during the period from August through the following July will be dues for the current year.
ARTICLE IV – ANNUAL MEETINGS
Section 1. The Association shall be convened in May for the purpose of electing officers. This meeting shall also be a regular meeting of the Association for other business.
ARTICLE V – OFFICERS
Section 1. The officers of the Association shall consist of President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer.
Section 2. The officers shall be elected at the May meeting from a slate prepared by the Nominating Committee, as well as from any additional nominations from the floor. The persons receiving the highest number of votes for each office shall be elected. Those elected shall serve one year or until the next election.
Section 3. No officer shall serve more than three (3) consecutive terms in the same office.
Section 4. In case of a vacancy in office other than that of President, the vacancy shall be filled by election at a subsequent regular meeting of the Association.
Section 5. Officers may be removed for cause, including violation of the by-laws or dereliction of duty, by a majority of two-thirds of the voters at a regular meeting of the Association, provided that the officer to be removed has been notified in writing of the proposed removal at least thirty (30) days before the meeting.
ARTICLE VI – DUTIES OF OFFICERS
Section 1. The duties of the President shall be to preside over all meetings of the Association, to call special meetings, to appoint committee chairpersons and to be or appoint the spokesperson for the Association to local government, the press, or other neighborhood associations.
Section 2. The duties of the Vice-President shall be to preside over meetings of the Association in the absence of the President, and to succeed to the office of President in the event of a vacancy in that position.
Section 3. The duties of the Secretary shall be to keep accurate records of all meetings, to make them available, and to assist in preparing any correspondence which may be needed by the Association,
Section 4. The duties of the Treasurer shall be to disburse funds as directed at a regular or properly called meeting of the Association, to keep proper financial records, and to make regular reports of the Association’s financial status.Article VII deleted in favor of Article XI
ARTICLE VII – EXPENSES
Section 1. All expenses shall be paid upon approval by at least two board officers or by a majority of members present at a regularly scheduled meeting. Financial transactions shall be reviewed quarterly by any member other than the treasurer.
ARTICLE VIII– PERSONAL LIABILITY
Section 1. No member or officer of the Association shall be personally liable for the debts or obligations of the Association, nor shall any property of the members or officers be subject to the payments of the debts or obligations of the Association.
ARTICLE IX– MEETINGS
Section 1. Regular meetings of the Association shall be held at least quarterly. The time and place are to be designated by the President.
Section 2. Special meetings may be called by the President or by petition of ten (10) or more members. Such meetings may act on any business proper to the Association, provided that written notice of the meeting has gone out to all members at least ten (10) days before the meeting date.
ARTICLE X – COMMITTEES AND PROGRAMS
Section 1. Committees and programs of this Association shall be established by majority vote of members present at a meeting of the Association.
Section 2. Committee members and chairpersons shall be appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the President.
ARTICLE XI – PROCEDURE
Meeting procedure should strive for consensus. If necessary, Robert’s Rules of Order may be invoked by request of at least 3 current members.
ARTICLE XII – DISSOLUTION
Upon the dissolution of the Association, assets shall be distributed to Roosevelt School to be used at their discretion.
ARTICLE XIII – AMENDMENTS
The by-laws of this Association may be amended at any meeting, provided that the proposed amendments have been sent to all members at least ten days prior to the meeting at which they are to be considered.