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Article I. Name and Principal Office

Section 1. The name of this organization shall be Fox Cities Online (FOCOL).

Section 2. The principal office of the organization is located in Outagamie County, Wisconsin.

Article II. Purposes

Section 1. Mission Statement: Fox Cities Online promotes community through access to information by providing a comprehensive directory of Fox Cities websites, and hosting websites for local organizations.

Section 2. Specific Objectives and Purposes: Fox Cities Online is a computer network providing a comprehensive list of links to Fox Cities web-based information. The network will provide public services that may include, but are not limited to, links to web sites established and maintained by community businesses, educational institutions, organizations, government agencies and other entities, web-site hosting and support for non-profit community organizations , and electronic mail accounts for members.

The FOCOL network will be available to the general public. It will not be necessary to be a member of the organization to access the community network.

Article III Membership

Section 1. Membership shall be open to any individual person, association, club, firm, corporation, partnership, foundation, or government agency.

There shall be no discrimination based on race, gender, creed, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, age, affiliations or place of residence.

Section 2. Membership dues and/or fees shall be determined from time to time by a vote of the Board. Membership shall be canceled upon delinquency of over 2 months in payment of dues.

Article IV. Meetings of the Membership at Large

Section 1. An annual meeting shall be held at a date and place to be specified by the Board of Directors.

Section 2. Other meetings of the membership may be called at the request of the President or three Directors, or by thirty percent (30%) of the voting members.

Section 3. Notices of such meetings as well as the purpose shall be directed to the membership by mail, e-mail, telephone, or by posting on the web site at least 48 hours prior to the time of the meeting.

Section 4. A quorum at any meeting of the membership shall consist of the members present at the meeting plus a majority of the Board of Directors.

Article V. Officers and Board of Directors

Section 1. The Board of Directors shall consist of at least seven (7) Directors appointed by a majority of the Board.

Section 2. The term of office for Director shall be three (3) years.

Section 3. New Board members and Officers for the upcoming year shall be elected at the annual meeting. The officers shall be elected by a majority vote of the Board, from among the Board members.

Section 4. The officers of the organization shall be a President, a Vice-President, a Secretary, and a Treasurer. The terms of office for the officers shall be one year. Officers may serve a maximum of three (3) consecutive one year terms, but may be re-elected to an office after at least one year of not holding it.

Section 5. Duties of the Officers and Directors shall be as follows:

President: Presides at meetings of the Board and of the membership, approves payment of invoices, appoints members of committees established by the Board, and along with the Executive Director shall be the spokesperson for the organization.

Vice President: Presides at meetings in the absence of the President, chairs the Long-Range Planning Committee.

Secretary: Prepares minutes of meetings of the Board and membership and coorespondence as necessary for the business of the organization.

Treasurer: Oversees the financial reporting for the organization.

Section 6. The Board of Directors shall meet at least once per year. Meetings of the Board may be called by the President or by three Directors.

Section 7. A quorum at a meeting of the Board shall consist of a majority of Directors currently serving.

Section 8. Should any member of the Board of Directors miss three consecutive meetings unexcused, a majority of the Board may declare the position vacated and a successor shall be elected by a majority of the Board. Should any member of the Board resign or otherwise terminate his or her membership on the Board, a successor shall be elected in the same fashion. Replacement members so elected shall serve out the remainder of the term vacated.

Section 9. The Board of Directors shall have the authority to establish such committees as are deemed necessary.

Article VI. Amendments

Section 1. Amendments to these Bylaws may be adopted at a meeting of the Membership by the affirmative vote of a majority of members present or at a Board meeting by a 2/3 vote of the Board members in attendance.

Article VII. Fiscal Year

Section 1. The fiscal year of the organization shall be January 1 through December 31.

Article VIII. Governance of meetings

Section 1. Meetings shall be governed by Roberts' Rules of Order, as such rules may be revised from time to time, insofar as such rules are not inconsistent with or in conflict with these Bylaws or with provisions of law. Adopted 9/20/94. Revised April 1995; December 1997; January 1999; January, 2002; July, 2003; December, 2010.

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Last Updated: 17-Sep-2014