Constitution
 Carolina Feather Fanciers Association
Greensboro, North Carolina
Article I

Name                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 The name of this club shall be known as the Carolina Feather Fanciers Association,  A non profit origination.

Article II

Purpose
1.  The purpose of the Carolina Feather Fanciers Association shall be to encourage the development of good fellowship among fowl fanciers and to          encourage each member to endeavor to breed his fowl for qualities approaching the highest standards of perfection so as to improve the competitive      status of all breeds. In support of this objective, the Carolina Feather Fanciers Association shall sponsor a show annually, one to be held in the spring         or in the fall.  A spring show will be optional. The club will also manage the Poultry exhibit at other events
 

2. To establish a scholarship for those persons that enter into Poultry Science as a Major for their collage degree.
 

3. To arrange, setup, direct, or manage educational exhibits of poultry when requested.
 

Article III
Membership


Section 1 All members shall be active members, associate members, or inactive members.
 
Section 2 Any person of good character and reputation who is a breeder or lover of fowl may apply for membership in the Carolina Feathers Fanciers Association.    Application for  membership shall be made to the Secretary and must be accompanied by the membership fee for one year, or the fee      may be presented to the membership at its next regularly scheduled  meeting. An affirmative vote by the majority of the members present and voting shall    be sufficient to confer membership. The Carolina Feathers Fanciers Association reserves the right to reject any person for membership that does not  meet two requirements above.

Section 3 The Carolina Feather Fanciers Association offers Junior Membership to any person of good character and reputation who is a breeder of fowl and who is between the ages of six and sixteen years. Application for membership shall be made to the Secretary.  There is no membership fee for Junior Membership.  Upon a Junior member becoming Seventeen years of age the member ship fee will apply and that member shall no longer be a junior member.    Junior members may show in any show in the open show, but  can not show the same birds in the junior show and the open show at the same time.  To show in both shows one will be required to have made two entries one in open and one in junior with different birds. 

Section 4 The annual membership Dues of the Carolina Feather Fanciers Association shall be set by the Executive Committee, provided that unless the Executive Committee sets a new membership dues for a given year, the dues shall remain the same as for the previous year.

Section 5 The membership dues for Junior Membership shall be free, if not on a family membership, until their 17th birth day at which time they become   an adult member..
 
Section 6 Life Membership is awarded to a member by a vote of the club and there is no cost.  This is done out of gratitude for the services that member  has given to the club over  20 years of active participation in club function.
 
Section 7 The terms of the membership year shall be twelve calendar months and shall commence on the first of February of each year and expire on the    last day of January of each  year.
 
Section 8 Any member whose dues becomes in arrears for six months is automatically placed on  inactive membership roster. A member may be    reinstated to active membership upon payment of membership dues.

Section 9 Charges of misconduct or of behavior detrimental to the club members or failing to manage ones office shall be made in writing to the       President of the Carolina Feather Fanciers Association. The Executive Committee shall consider these charges and shall give the charged member             full opportunity to appear before it body to present a defense. The Executive Committee  may, upon the majority vote of its members present and  voting,  rule to suspend or expel the charged member. The decision of the Executive Committee to suspend ,expel or remove from office a member    may be overridden by a two thirds vote of the membership and voting in a meeting of the membership of the Carolina Feather Fanciers Association  called for this  purpose. When the Executive Committee has voted not to suspend or expel a member on a given charge, the membership may not override the decision.


Article IV

Section I

                                                                                           Officers and Standing Committees

Section 1 The officers shall be the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and the Board of Directors.
 
Section 2 The duties of the President shall be: (1)  preside over all meetings and functions of the Carolina Feather Fanciers Association,   (2) carry           out the instructions of the Executive Committee, the Board of Directors, and the membership, (3) represent the Carolina Feather Fanciers Association      at all official functions, (4) to approve proper and authorized claims against the Carolina Feather Fanciers Association, (5) to appoint whatever committees may be needed, (6) to make appointments  to fill vacancies which occur, (7) to serve as an ex officio member of all standing and special committees, (8) to vote only in the case of a tied vote, (9) and to perform the customary duties of the office which are not herein delegated.
 
Section 3 The duties of the Vice President shall be: (1) to fulfill the Presidents responsibilities in the event he becomes incapacitated, (2) to preside in the absence of the President, (3) to serve as the official representative whenever the President may not be present, (4) to serve as Chairman of the Executive Committee, (5) to serve as Chairman of the Program Committee, and (6) to perform the customary duties of the office which are not herein delegated

Section 4 The duties of the Secretary shall be (I) to keep a full and accurate record of the business of the Carolina Feather Fanciers Association in regular and special meetings, (2) to serve as Chairman of the Membership Committee, (3) to keep the membership informed of the meeting dates, (4) to issue membership cards, (5) to keep a current file of the total membership, (6) to handle the correspondence, and (7) to perform the customary duties of the   office which are not herein delegated.
 
Section 5 The duties of the Treasurer shall be (1) to keep a full and accurate record of all financial transactions, (2) to present a report to the membership   at the regularly scheduled meetings, (3) to receive Moines paid to the Carolina Feather Fanciers Association, (4) to pay out Moines as directed by the membership, (5) to advise the membership so as to assure sound spending policies, (6) to make the records of the financial status open to the membership   at any time on request, and
(7) to perform the customary duties of the office which are not herein delegated.
 
Section 6 The President may appoint members to assist the elected officers in the discharging of their various duties.
  
Section 7 The duties of the five members of the Board of Directors shall be to meet with the elected officers at least  annually to consider policy and    project any special projects or needs for the Carolina Feather Fanciers Association. The Board of Directors shall be composed of members in good  standing whose record in the fancy service to fellow fanciers gives them a respected right to serve as advisors to the Carolina Feather Fanciers           Association.
 
Section 8 The terms of office for each elected office shall run for two calendar years, with elections to be held in the latter part of each odd numbered    year. 
 
Section 9 .No one shall hold an office for longer than three terms with out a vote of the club to waiver this requirement.
 
Section 10 When a vacancy occurs in an elected office, the President may appoint a member to fill the unexplored term, or a member may be elected     by the membership to complete the term.
 
                                                                         Section II
                                          The standing committees of the Carolina Feather Fanciers Association shall be as follows:
 
(a) The Executive Committee shall consist of the elected officers, the Board of Directors, and the chairmen of the standing committees. The 1st Vice President shall serve as Chairman.
 
(b) The Membership Committee shall consist of three or more members and the Club Secretary shall serve as Chairperson or he/she may appoint         another member of the committee to be chairman. In this case the Secretary will be an ex officio member of the committee. This committee shall          manage the process of advertising for members and also manage all projects, exhibits,  and other function to acquire new members.
 
(c) The Program Committee shall consist of three members appointed by the President. The Committee shall arrange for programs based on topics   of interest to the membership for the regularly scheduled meetings and shall direct periodic bench shows. The Vice President shall serve as Chairman
 
(d) The Show Committee shall be headed by the show secretary and shall make all preparation for the club show by line up the judges, purchasing all supplies for the show, lining up the NCI tester. Making and mailing the show catalog, securing the breed club meets for the show. Placing the show ads,    and any other aspect of the show.
 
(e) The Show Committee shall consist of five members appointed by the President, The Show Secretary of the Carolina Feather Fanciers Association     shall serve as Chairman of this committee. The Show Secretary shall be appointed by the Executive Committee, with the advice and consent of a  majority of the membership present and voting on at a scheduled meeting. The office shall be continuous in term until the resignation of the Show Secretary or until the Executive Committee shall request his resignation. The decision of the Executive Committee to request the resignation of the Show Secretary shall be final, and the Executive Committee shall appoint a new Show Secretary, with the advice and consent of a majority of the membership present and voting at a scheduled meeting. The Treasurer shall be an ex officio member of the Show Committee. The Show Committee shall assist the Show Secretary in working out details for the annual show, shall assist with promotion and enlistment of specialty shows,  and shall assist  in performing the general duties of the Show Secretary as are customary to the position and are not herein delegated. The Show Committee shall be responsible for  developing the rules for the annual show, upon the advice and consent of the membership present and voting at a scheduled meeting, and shall be   responsible to assist in the enforcement of  said rules.
 
Section 12 The terms of service for committee members shall be concurrent with the terms of the elected officers.
 
Section 13 The President may appoint committees, upon the advice and consent of a majority of the membership present and voting, to fill the various   needs which may arise related to the business of the Carolina Feather Fanciers Association . These special committees shall function only as long as their specific responsibility is being dealt with, and are automatically disbanded when the particular committee has presented its final report to the membership   that it has completed its work.
 
Section 14 The President may appoint two or more show secretaries to work independently of each other to handle their assigned show should the      club decide to have more than one show per year. In this event both secretaries will have the same duties and responsibility for their respected show.
 

Article V

                                                                                                            Order of Business
Section 1 The Order of Business for the regularly scheduled meetings shall be as follows:
 
(1) Call to order,
(2) Welcome Everyone,
(3) Reading and approving of the minutes of the previous meeting & Treasurer’s report,
(4) Election of new members                                                                                                                                                                                       (5) Reports of committees and reading of communications,
(7) Unfinished business, (old business)
(8) New Business,
(9) Program and/or bench show,                                                                                                                                                                                     (10)Adjournment

Section 2 The membership shall hold regularly scheduled meetings on a systematic basis established by the Executive Committee, provided that the  Carolina Feather Fanciers Association shall meet monthly.
 
Section 3 Except in such instances as the Constitution provides otherwise, the decision of the membership shall be reached on the basis of a majority      vote of the members present and voting. In questions relating to proper procedures,  the decisions of the presiding officer shall be valid unless overturned by a majority vote of the membership present and voting.
 
Section 4 A quorum shall be twenty percent of the membership.
 
Section 5 A family membership is entitled to two votes maximum, provided two family members are present.
 
Section 6  Membership privilege:  Any club member that is present at 6 regular club meeting each year and works at the shows the club has shall have the privilege to enter up to 10 fowl at each club show from his or her family at no charge.  This is a membership privilege granted to Active club members only.

Article VI


Ratification
 
The provisions of this document shall be considered as a total amendment of the previously effective Constitution, and shall be ratified by a two thirds affirmative vote of those members at a regularly scheduled meeting. The provisions of the document shall be considered as binding and effective at the      time of ratification by the membership.
 
Respectfully Submitted,