Constitution and Bylaws of the

American Pheasant, Quail & Peafowl Conservation Society 

 

 

Article I: Name

The name of this Association shall be the American Pheasant, Quail & Peafowl Conservation Society and shall be abbreviated as APQPCS.

 

Article II: Place of Business

The registered office of this Society will be in the State of Oklahoma shall be in Oklahoma until otherwise established by a vote of a majority of the Board of Directors in office, and a statement of such change or until changed by an appropriate amendment of the articles of this Society.

 

Article III: Objectives

The objectives of this Society are as follows: To promote interest in the breeding and conservation of Ornamental and Endangered Pheasant, New World and Rare Quail and Peafowl to support continued improvement through selective breeding and promotion, and to foster sportsmanship, cooperation, and good will among all Breeders and Beginners. 

Article IV: Membership Dues and Donations

(1) Membership fees shall be determined by the Board of Directors of $0.00 a year and may be changed as deemed necessary and fair. membership dues are non-refundable, and no member of this Association may transfer their membership or and right arising there from, to any other person. Your membership dues will go towards in helping to import new bloodlines into the United States they will also be used for helping host the annual convention.(2) Donations will be set by the donateing party and will go towards the importing of new pheasant and quail bloodlines unless the donated says other wise.

By-Laws

Article I : Membership

Members under the age of 18 shall not be eligible to vote or hold office.

Article II Governing Board                                             

(I)The Governing Board, here-after referred to as the Board of Directors consists of the Adviser and the elected four (4) Directors. Each member of the Board has one vote, with the exception of the Adviser that can only vote as a tie breaker... A quorum consists of a simple majority of positions currently held, since not all directorships may be active. (2) If at anytime the APQPCS Members or Founders see that the currant board members are not following by-laws or protocol the Founders can step in to resolve the problems. (3) The Directors will elect from the Board Secretary/Treasurer for the following year. (4)The term of service for each elected board member shall be one (1) year. Board members shall vacate their position at the end of their term once a successor is chosen, unless re-elected. After serving two consecutive elected terms (2 years) an Elected board members shall be required to sit out one (1) year before running for re-election for the same position. (5) Anyone wanting to stay or become a Board member must be nominated by someone or nominate yourself this must also be followed with a short history of yourself.  (If this isn't done you are automatically removed) 

 

REMOVAL : Any Officer, Committee, Employee or other agent of the Society may be removed, either with or without cause, by a majority vote of the Board. With the exception of the founders and of the adviser these are permanent positions and can not be removed.

Expulsion: Persons can be removed from the Board if they no longer are a member in good standing, if they fail to fulfill their responsibilities,or for any other breach of duties. The removal is by the Adviser and or Founding members.

 

(II) Adviser and Directors

A. Adviser : shall preside at the annual meeting and any special meetings.  He/she shall be an unofficial member of all committees, acting in an advisory capacity.  He/she shall also serve as a tiebreaker in event of a voting deadlock. The Adviser will appoint, with approval of the Board, vacancies on the Board and national committees.

 

B. Directors : shall assist the Adviser in the performance of his/her duties and shall perform the duties of the Adviser whenever the Adviser is unable to do so. In the event that a Director vacates, a replacement shall be selected by the Board of Directors from the dues paid membership to serve until the next election.

C. Treasurer : The Treasurer shall have or provide for the custody of the funds or other property of the Association and shall keep a separate bank account of the same to his/her credit as Treasurer; shall collect and receive or provide for the collection and receipt of moneys earned by or in any manner due to or received by the Society ; shall deposit all funds in his/her custody as treasurer in such banks or other places of deposit as the Board may from time to time designate; shall, when-ever so required by the Board, provide all Board members and Directors with an account showing his/her transactions as Treasurer, and the financial condition of the Society; and, in general, shall discharge such other duties as may from time to time be as-signed to him/her by the Board, or the Adviser. 

(2) He/she shall act as APQPCS Election Commissioner for all regular and special elections.

Article III

Dissolution of this Society

In the event that the APQPCS should at any time be dissolved, the assets remaining after all debts and liabilities have been paid shall be transferred to groups or organizations selected by the founding members. Such group is to operate with the same purposes as this Society is.