The name of the association shall be WEST AUSTIN NEIGHBORHOODGROUP (WANG).
This association shall be a non-profit, non-partisan organizationopen to all residents within the boundaries of a designated areawithin the city of Austin,Texas, who maythrough such association consider and deal by all lawful means withcommon and shared concerns, goals, and activities that affect thequality of life of its members.
The association shall be concerned with community development, theecology, the safety, and other related matters that indirectly anddirectly affect the quality and character of the neighborhood and theCity of Austin
The association's goal is to preserve the neighborhood and protectit from deterioration.
In furtherance of, but not limited to, the objects and purposesdescribed above, the association shall, through its Executive committeeand Officers, have power to collect and disseminate statistics andother information, conduct investigations, take public stands, andpublish or advertise its policy stands in any suitable and lawfulmanner.
The boundaries for residence and membership purposes of thisassociation shall be as reflected in "Exhibit1", attached, in which the shaded portion designates thegeographical boundaries and area within which an eligible residentialhousehold must be located.
Any person over the age of eighteen years, residing within thedefined boundaries, and who considers such residence as his or herhomestead, may apply for a family or household membership and includeall other adult family members of the household, and shall become amember in good standing thirty days after receipt of his or herapplication accompanied by payment of the required annual dues.
A member household delinquent in payment of dues for twelve or fewermonths may be reinstated to voting rights and to the status of amember in good standing on payment of current dues with no waitingperiod. After twelve months delinquency, the member will be treatedas a new applicant.
The application for membership shall be submitted in writingaddressed to the Membership Chair, listing such additional familymembers of the household as desired, accompanied by a personal checkof the application in payment of the annual dues, or if payment istendered in cash, the application and cash payment shall be delivereddirectly and in person by the applicant to the Membership Chair.
All Adult members of the household receiving membership areeligible to attend meetings of the association. However, only onevote per household shall be counted in any election or balloting ofthe membership on matters presented to the association membership fora vote.
The annual dues required for membership in good standing in theassociation, per household, shall be determined by a vote of themembership at the annual meeting, or at a special meeting called forthe purpose of changing dues, provided that at least ten days writtennotice is given that the agenda will include the proposed dues change.Annual dues, beginning in October of 1985, shall be $10.00 perhousehold. Annual dues are payable in advance by the first monday inOctober of each year. A member joining after June 1 in any year shallbe accorded membership for the next membership year in addition to theremaining months of the current year ending September 30th.
A. General Membership Meetings
B. Executive Committee Meetings
VIII. Executive Committee &Officers
A. Governing Body
This association shall be governed by an Executive Committeeconsisting of fifteen members elected annually. the Officers of theExecutive Committee shall consist of a President, Vice President,Secretary and Treasurer. The Executive Committee and Officers arevested with the responsibility of preserving and enhancing thereputation of the association for preserving and protecting thequality and character of the neighborhood.
B. Manner of Election and Nomination
C. Standing Committee
This association shall have one standing committee: a MembershipCommittee of three persons, of which the Chair shall be a member ofthe Executive Committee. The President with the consent of theExecutive Committee shall appoint the Chair and the Committee membersto serve for one year.
D. Other Committees and Positions
The president with the consent of the Executive Committee shallappoint task force committees, delegates or representatives to otherorganizations, and such other positions necessary for the execution ofthe purposes, objectives, and policies of the association.
E. Tenure, Vacancies, & Removal of Committee Members andOfficers
IX. Duties of Officers & Committees
X. Amendments to Articles & By-Laws
These articles and By-Laws may be amended by the affirmative voteof two-thirds of the members casting a vote at an annual or specialmeeting of the association, provided written notice of theamendment(s) shall have been given the membership by mail at leastthirty days prior to the meeting at which said amendment(s) are to bepresented for consideration and adoption.
Proposed amendment(s) originating with and sponsored by a majorityvote of the Executive Committee shall be submitted at the annual or aspecial meeting of the association.
Proposed amendment(s) obtaining fifteen or more household membershipsponsors by petition must be submitted at the annual meeting forconsideration, unless presented at an earlier special meeting of theassociation by a majority vote of the Executive Committee.
XI. Repeal of Articles & By-Laws
On the adoption of these Articles and By-Laws, all previouslyadopted articles and By-Lays are hereby repealed, and this associationshall be governed in accordance with these Articles and By-Laws.
XII. Robert's Rules of Order
Unless otherwise provided herein, Robert's Rules of OrderNewly Revised shall be the parliamentary authority for allmatters of procedure.
In the event of the dissolution of this association, other than forthe purposes of forming a non-profit corporation, all of its assetsshall become the property of the Howson Branch of the Austin PublicLibrary to be used by the librarian thereof for the acquisition ofbooks, equipment, or services not otherwise regularly available atsuch branch.
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