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The Redbank Watershed Association meets at 7 pm on the 4th Tuesday of each month at the New Bethlehem Public Library at 720 Broad Street. The public is always welcome.

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Tim Murray
Jessica Coil
Cheryl Burkett
Fred Anderson
Kenneth Burkett

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Bylaws For Redbank Watershed Association

Article I: Purpose

The Redbank Watershed Association is organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code. Furthermore, this group is organized to assist with the protection, conservation, and when necessary, remediation of nonpoint sources of pollution, within the Redbank Watershed. This will be done through community based education, outreach, and watershed improvement projects. The Redbank Watershed Association will also establish and implement a comprehensive plan to monitor the water quality and remediate problem areas of Redbank Creek and its tributaries.

Article II: Mission Statement

The mission of the Redbank Watershed Association is to assist in the protection, restoration and conservation of the Redbank Creek Watershed for historical, natural, recreational and economic benefits to our communities. In doing so, the RWA will promote an understanding of the unique relationship that the waters, soils, plants and animals have on the health and wellness of our watershed.

Article III: Location

The principle address of the group, at which the general business of the group will be transacted and where the records of the corporation will be kept, will be at the home address of the secretary of the group, and may be fixed from time to time by the organization.

Article IV: Members

Section 1: The qualifications for membership include a sincere interest in supporting the purpose of the group (see Article I. Purpose)

Section 2: Persons will be selected for membership by filling out and signing a membership form and paying annual dues upon signing the membership form. This organization is committed to a policy of fair representation, which does not discriminate on the basis of race, physical handicap, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, or age.

Section 3: Each member will serve a one year term, renewable annually by paying dues.

Section 4: The duties of the membership of the organization will include attending meetings on a regular basis, volunteering to serve on committees and participating with projects, assisting with fundraisers, making and seconding motions brought before the membership, voting on all matters of the organization, and general support of the purpose.

Section 5: An annual meeting of all members will be held in October of each year. Special meetings of the members may be called as needed by the president with public notice.

Section 6: The quorum of a membership meeting will be a simple majority of the members present at the meeting.

Section 7: Notice of the meetings of the membership must be submitted for public notice at least one week prior to the day such a meeting will be held.

Section 8: Membership meetings will be chaired by the president of the organization. Section 9: Members may not vote by proxy at any meeting of members.

Article V: Officers

Section 1: The officers of this organization will be a president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer and such officers with duties as the board prescribes.

Section 2: The Board of Directors will be comprised of the above named officers, plus two members elected at large.
A. Duties: The duties of the Board of Directors include management of the property, business, policy and affairs of the RWA.
B. Composition: All policies and affairs of the RWA shall be determined and overseen by a board of not less than six selected directors. All directors shall be dues paying members of the RWA.

Section 3: The officers of the organization will be elected by the members as the first item of business at its annual meeting. Officers will be elected by a majority vote of the members present. Each officer will serve a two-year term.

Section 4: Any officer may be removed with or without cause by a vote of a majority of all of the members present at the meeting. The matter of removal may be acted upon at any meeting, provided that the notice of intention to consider said removal has been given to each member and to the officer affected at least seven days previously via special notices sent through US Mail.

Section 5: A vacancy in any office due to death, resignation, or removal, may be filled by one of the remaining officers or members by a majority vote of the members for the unexpired portion of the term.

Section 6: No compensation will be paid to any officer for services as an officer. By resolution of the membership, reasonable expenses may be allowed for attendance at regular and special meetings.

Section 7: It will be the duty of the president to preside at all meetings of the members and to have a general supervision of the affairs of the organization. He or she will execute on behalf of the organization all contracts, deeds, conveyances, and other instruments in writing that may be required or authorized by the members for the proper and necessary transaction of the business of the organization.

Section 8: It will be the duty of the vice-president to act in the absence or disability of the president and to perform such other duties as may be assigned to him or her by the president or the members. In the absence of the president, the execution by the vice-president on behalf of the organization of any instrument will have the same force and effect as if it were executed on behalf of the organization by the president.

Section 9: The secretary will be responsible for keeping the records. He or she will give or cause to be given all notices of meetings of the members and all other notices required by law or these bylaws. The secretary will be the custodian of all books, correspondence, and paper relating to the business of the organization, except those of the treasurer. The secretary will present at each annual meeting of the members a full report of the transactions and affairs of the organization for the preceding year and will also prepare and present to the members such other reports as it may desire and request at such time or times as it may designate. The members at their discretion may elect an assistant secretary who will perform the duties and assume the responsibilities of the secretary as above set forth under the general direction of the secretary or president.

Section 10: The treasurer will have general charge of the finances of the corporation. When necessary and proper, he or she will endorse on behalf of the organization all checks, drafts, notes, and other obligations and evidences of the payment of money to the organization or coming into his or her possession; and he or she will deposit the same, together with all other funds of the other funds of the organization coming into his or her possession, in such bank or banks as may be selected by the members. He or she will keep full and accurate account of all receipts and disbursements of the organization in books belonging to the organization, which will be open at all times to the inspection of the members. He or she will present to the members at its annual meeting his or her report as treasurer of the organization and will from time to time make such other reports to the members as it may require.

Section 11: All officers of the organization will be listed on the signature card with the bank and all checks being written or cashed on behalf of the organization shall require two signatures, one of which will be the treasurer and the other any of the officers listed on the signature card. Section 12: Any officer of the organization, in addition to the powers conferred upon him or her by these bylaws, will have such additional powers and perform such additional duties as may be prescribed from time to time by said board.

Article VI: Meetings of the Officers

Section 1: An annual meeting of the officers will be held in November of each year. In addition to the annual meeting, the officers will hold regular meetings at least six times each calendar year at such place as may be designated in the notice of the meeting.

Section 2: Special meetings of the officers may be called at any time by the president of the organization or in his or her absence by the vice-president by public notice. In case of an emergency, a meeting may be called by the president via an established phone chain.

Section 3: Notice of regular, special and annual meetings will be publicized at least seven days prior to the day such meeting is to be held.

Section 4: At all meetings of the officers, each officer present will be entitled to cast one vote on any motion coming before the meeting. The presence of five members will constitute a quorum at any meeting. Section 5: At a meeting at which there is a quorum present, a simple majority affirmative vote of the members present is required to pass a motion before the meeting. Section 6: Proxy voting will not be permitted. Section 7: Robertís Rules of Order will be the authority for all questions of procedure at any meetings of the organization.

Article VII: Committees

Section 1: The officers may designate one or more ad hoc committees, each of which will consist of at least one committee chair and two or more committee members. Committee members may be officers or members of the organization. The chair of the committee will be appointed by the president of the organization who will act with the membersí approval. After consultation with the committee chair, the president will appoint committee members. The studies, findings, and recommendations of all committees will be reported to the members for consideration on action, except as otherwise ordered by the officers. Committees may adopt such rules for the conduct of business as are appropriate and as are not inconsistent with these bylaws, or state law.

Article VIII: Miscellaneous

Section 1: The members may authorize any officer or officers, agent or agents of the organization, in addition to the officers so authorized by these bylaws, to enter into any contract or execute and deliver any instrument in the name of, and on behalf of, the organization. Such authority may be general or confined to specific instances.

Section 2: All checks, drafts, and other orders for payments of funds will be signed by such officer or such other persons as the members may from time to time designate. All documents will require two such signatures, at least one of which must be that of the treasurer.

Section 3: The organization will keep correct and complete books and records of accounts and will also keep minutes of the proceedings of its members, officers, and committees having any of the authority of the members; and it will keep at the registered or principal office a record giving the names and addresses of the members entitled to vote. Any member or his or her agent or attorney may inspect all books and records of the organization for any proper purpose at any reasonable time. Section 4: The fiscal year of the organization will be January 1 through December 31.

Article IX: Amendments

Section 1: The members may amend these bylaws to include or omit any provision that it could lawfully include or omit at the time the amendment is made. Upon written notice of at least 30 days, any number of amendments or an entire revision of the bylaws may be submitted and voted upon at a single meeting of the members and will be adopted at such meeting upon receiving a majority vote of the membership in attendance. Bylaws shall be reviewed and updated every two years.

Article X: Dissolution

Section 1: On dissolution of the corporation, the Board of Directors shall, after paying or making provision for payment of all liabilities of the corporation, distribute all property of the corporation, from whatever sources arising, to such organization or organizations organized and operated exclusively for charitable or educational purposes as shall qualify as exempt organizations under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or any comparable section then in effect, as the directors of the corporation shall determine. These organizations shall have similar interests, goals, and objectives as the Redbank Watershed Association.

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