FRIENDS OF THE MIAMI PUBLIC LIBRARY, INC.
ARTICLE I. MEMBERSHIP AND DUES
Categories of membership and dues shall be determined by the Board of Directors.
ARTICLE II. MEETINGS
The annual meeting shall be held at a time and place fixed by the Board of Directors and shall be in September of each year.
ARTICLE III. BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS
The business, property, and affairs of this organization shall be managed by a Board of Directors composed of nine persons who shall be members of this organization. Each Director shall hold office for the term for which he is elected and until his successor is elected and qualified.
Classification of Directors At the first organizational meeting of the corporation, the members of the
The Board of Directors shall be divided into three (3) classes of three members each. The members of the first classification shall hold office for a term of one (1) year, the members of the second classification shall hold office for a term of two (2) years, and the members of the· third classification shall hold office for a term of three (3) years. At all annual elections thereafter, a Director or Directors shall be elected by the members for a term of three (3) years to succeed the Director or Directors, whose terms then expire.
Meetings of the Board of Directors
(A) The Board of Directors shall, after their election at the annual meeting of the organization, meet for the purpose of electing a President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer who shall take office following their election and shall serve for one year. All other meetings of the Board of Directors shall be called at the president's request or at the request of three Directors or any two (2) officers and upon giving at least three (3) days written notice to the Directors. Three members of the Board of Directors shall constitute a quorum.
(B) Vacancies Vacancies of the Board of Directors or of any office of the organization shall be filled for the
remainder of the unexpired term by the Board of Directors.
ARTICLE IV. DUTIES OF OFFICERS
The President shall preside at all meetings of the organization and shall have general supervision of the affairs of
the organization. He shall be an ex officio member of all committees.
The First Vice President shall assume the duties of the President in his absence.
The Secretary shall take the minutes of all the meetings and keep an accurate record of all business transacted.
The Treasurer or other officers designated by the Board of Directors shall be custodians of all money and shall
deposit them in a bank designated by the Board of Directors, and the Treasurer shall disburse the same only upon order of the Board of Directors. The Treasurer shall present financial statements to the Board at its regular meetings, prepare an annual report for the annual meeting, and shall keep complete organizational accounts.
The Board of Directors may elect such additional officers, including Assistant Secretaries as it shall deem
desirable and may assign additional duties to officers as it deems appropriate.
ARTICLE V. COMMITTEES
The President, with the approval of the Board of Directors, may appoint such committees as are necessary for carrying out the activities of the organization.
ARTICLE VI. AMENDMENTS
These By-Laws may be amended at any meeting of the Board of Directors by a majority vote of the Directors present and voting, PROVIDED, notice of the proposed amendment be included in the notice of the meeting.
ARTICLE VII. ELECTIONS OF TAX STATUS
The Officers and Directors of the Corporation may, from time to time, make such elections of tax status under the United States Internal Rev~nue Code of 1954 and the Oklahoma Tax Code as are appropriate and in the best interests of the Corporation and not in violation of the Articles of Incorporation, provided that no such election shall be made which forfeits the tax-exempt status of the Corporation under Sections 170, 501, and 4911 of the Internal Revenue Code, or any equivalent provisions in subsequent other, or related enactments. The Officers and Directors of the Corporation may elect to become an organization entitled to make expenditures to influence legislation as contemplated by Sections 501 (i) and 4911 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 or equi-provisions in subsequent, other, or related enactments.