Wall Township Chamber of Commerce Constitution & By
Section 1: Any person, firm, corporation, or
association interested in the general welfare of
Wall Township and in agreement with the purpose,
goals and objectives of the Wall Township Chamber of
Commerce shall be eligible for membership.
a) Any person representing any firm, business,
corporation, partnership association or organization
that conducts or operates a business or service in
Wall Township or represents a business entity that
serves the residents or businesses in Wall Township
shall be eligible for membership. Membership will
allow all privileges and benefits of the Wall
Township Chamber of Commerce.
Section 2-Dues: the Officers and Trustees shall
determine annual membership dues. The dues and
budget shall be presented at the February business
meeting of the Chamber in the current year for
approval by the general voting membership for the
term of February 1 of the current year to January 31
of the following year.
a) Existing members: Dues are payable by March 31 of
the current year.
b) New Members: Those who join and pay dues after
November 1 of any year will be credited for dues
payment for the balance of that year and through the
Section 1. The general management, government
and control of the Wall Township Chamber of Commerce
shall be vested in its officers, consisting of a
President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer,
who shall be nominated and elected at the November
business meeting in accordance with the by-laws.
Section 1. The annual meeting of the Wall
Township Chamber of Commerce shall be the regular
meeting in November.
Section 2. Special meetings of the membership
may be called at such other times as the president
may determine or upon the written request signed by
ten per cent, (10%) of the members in good standing,
provided that when called otherwise than by the
president, the notice shall contain a statement of
the purpose of the meeting and shall be mailed at
least five days preceding the meeting.
Section 3. In all meetings, fifteen per cent,
(15%), of the members in good standing shall
constitute a quorum.
Section 4: General meetings shall be held
throughout the year on a monthly or bimonthly basis
as determined by the executive board.
Section 1. This Constitution may be amended
by a majority vote of the members in good standing
in attendance at any regular meeting; however, this
Constitution shall not be amended, unless the
proposed amendment, which must be in writing, and
signed by at least five members, and each member
notified of the proposed change at least ten days
prior to the next regular meeting and carried over
until the next regular meeting for final vote.
Amendments made as of
- The current executive board has
amended the voting procedures that anyone that is a
board of directors will remain on the board unless
they choose to resign or are voted off by the
executive board. The new executive board is voted in
by the outgoing executive board.
ARTICLE 1 – GROUP
Section 1. Any firm, corporation,
organization or association subscribing for one or
more memberships in the Wall Township Chamber of
Commerce shall file with the secretary a notice
designating the name of one person representing that
organization for such membership.
ARTICLE 2 – VOTING
Section 1: Voting shall be by individuals,
and no member may cast more than one vote. Proxies
are not allowed.
Section 2: Designated representatives as
described in Article 1 – Group Membership, Section 1
shall vote as individual members.
ARTICLE 3 - ELECTION OF
Section 1. The annual election of officers
shall be held at the regular meeting in November.
Section 2. A Nominating Committee consisting
of three (3) members in good standing shall be
appointed by the President at the regular meeting of
October of each year.
Section 3. At said annual election the
members assembled shall elect a President,
Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, any three of
which must be business members. The fourth Officer
may be any member at large.
Section 4. Officers are to be elected
annually and serve from January 1st. to December 31.
Section 3: Board should establish dates to
Section 5. Any vacancies are to be filled at
the next ensuing meeting by the majority vote of the
members present, said nominees to hold office until
the next annual meeting.
Section 5: Leave
Section 6. In the case of a tie vote, the
president shall cast the deciding vote.
Section 6: Leave
ARTICLE 4 – OFFICERS
Section 1. The officers of this organization
shall consist of the following: President,
Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and three
Section 1: Leave
ARTICLE 5 - DUTIES OF
Section 1. The President shall, be the
recognized head of the organization and shall
preside at all meetings of the membership. He shall
appoint all standing committees, not otherwise
provided for, and shall perform such other duties as
are the prerogative of the presiding officer. He
shall be an ex-officio member of all committees.
Section 1: Leave
Section 2. In the absence of the president,
the vice- president shall perform all the duties of
Section 2: Leave
Section 3. The treasurer shall be the
recognized fiscal authority of the organization and
shall receive, and have custody of all funds of the
chamber, depositing the same in a bank designated by
the members. He shall pay all vouchers approved by
the members at a regular meeting. The treasurer and
the president will both sign all Wall Township
Chamber of Commerce checks. The treasurer shall
report at each meeting, giving the financial
standing of the organization. At the first meeting
in January, present a full and comprehensive report
for the past year, and turn all records and funds
over to his successor. The treasurer shall also keep
a record of payment of dues
Section 3: Leave
Section 4. The secretary shall keep a
membership list and record of the minutes of each
meeting in a suitable book or books, and issue
notices of meetings, and shall draw vouchers for all
monies to be withdrawn from the funds and they shall
be signed by the secretary and the president.
Section 4: Leave
Section 5. The trustees shall audit the books
of the organization at least once annually; they
shall have jurisdiction over furniture, fixtures,
and other properties of the chamber.
Section 5: Leave and modify
ARTICLE 6- COMMITTEES
Section 1. The president shall appoint all
committees, subject to the approval of the members.
Section 1: Combine with Section 2
Section 2. The president shall annually
appoint standing committees on membership, advisory
and other such committees as may be found necessary.
Section 2: Combine with section 1
ARTICLE 7- FINANCES
Section 1. The receipts from membership dues and
from other sources, when the disposition thereof is
not specifically designated, shall be placed in the
general fund of the chamber.
Section 1: Leave
Section 2. The funds of the chamber shall be
expended as ordered at any regular meeting in
accordance with the order of the members. All fixed
charges for the maintenance of the organization and
other expenses regularly incurred shall be paid in
the regular manner. No expenditure shall be made
without the approval of the members at a regular or
Section 2: Modify, appears awkward
ARTICLE 8- FISCAL YEAR
Section 1: The fiscal year of the Wall Township
Chamber of Commerce shall be on December 31st of
Section 1: The fiscal year shall commence on January
1 of each year.
ARTICLE 9- AMENDMENTS
Section 1. These By-Laws may be amended by
the majority vote of the members in good standing in
attendance at any meeting; however, these By-Laws
shall not be amended, or repealed, in whole or in
part, unless the proposed amendment or repeal, which
must be in writing, and signed by at least five
members and shall be held over until the next
regular meeting, and each member be notified of the
proposed change at least ten days prior to the date
upon which said amendment or repeal is voted to be
Section 1: Clean up language
ARTICLE 10 – ORDER OF
1. Roll Call
2. Moment of silent prayer and Flag Salute
3. Reading of minutes
4. Communications and bills
5. Treasurer’s Report
6. Report of Committees
7. Unfinished Business
8. New Business
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