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FSNA Constitution

NAME:
Fry’s Spring Neighborhood Association (FSNA)

OBJECT:
The conservation and enhancement of the Fry’s Spring neighborhood as an attractive, safe, enjoyable place to live.

PURPOSE:
The FSNA shall bring community members together to discuss neighborhood issues; the FSNA shall protect and improve the quality of life in the Fry’s Spring neighborhood; the FSNA shall advocate for the neighborhood at public hearings and in community forums.

FSNA GENERAL MEMBERSHIP:
Voting Members:
Membership is open to all those living or owning property in the neighborhood (see map for neighborhood boundaries) who pay annual dues.

Associate (non-voting members):
Any person who agrees with FSNA’s purpose, and who will support the Association in accomplishing it shall be enrolled as an associate member of FSNA upon signifying interest to an executive board member and paying annual dues. Associate members shall not be allowed to vote.

All voting members and associate members shall be known as the FSNA general membership.

EXECUTIVE BOARD:
Officers:
President, vice-president, corresponding secretary, recording secretary, treasurer

Board Members:
Up to six board members including the FSNA’s past president.

The officers and board members, or person empowered by them, shall represent the FSNA to all organizations and individuals.

The officers and board members shall be known as the Executive Board.

MONTHLY GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS:
The FSNA shall meet monthly and the meetings shall be open to the public.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
A general membership meeting shall be held each year to elect officers and board members and to collect dues from those wishing to be FSNA general members.

EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETINGS:
The executive board shall meet three or four times a year.

TERMS OF OFFICERS AND BOARD MEMBERS
The executive board members shall be elected each year at the annual FSNA general membership meeting.

All FSNA voting members are eligible to be elected as an officer or to the board.

The president shall issue a call for nominations and appoint a nominating committee at least one month before the general membership meeting.

A list of nominations shall be submitted at the monthly general membership meeting prior to the annual general membership meeting. At this monthly general membership meeting prior to the annual general membership meeting other nominations may be made from the floor and the membership will vote on the final slate of officers and board members to be presented at the annual general membership meeting.

The terms of each officer and board member shall be one year and each officer shall not serve more than three consecutive terms in the same position. An officer may be reelected to a previously held office after a year of not holding that office.

In the event that an officer leaves their office before the end of their term a majority vote of the executive board shall be necessary to appoint an interim replacement for that vacant office. At the next annual general membership meeting the interim replacement officer shall be considered a nominee for that office.

DUTIES OF EXECUTIVE BOARD:
The officers and board members, or person empowered by them, shall represent the FSNA to all organizations and individuals.

Additional duties of officers and board members shall include, but not be limited to regular attendance of monthly general membership meetings; regular attendance of executive board meetings; staying informed on issues of neighborhood concern and interest; attendance of planning commission, city council and other local and regional meetings as needed.

COMMITTEES:
An executive committee member shall be in charge of the work, and of the members serving on the committee. Committee members shall be appointed by the president. Non-FSNA general members may serve on a committee.

TASK FORCES:
Task forces shall work on short-term, specifically targeted issues of immediate importance for the neighborhood. An executive committee member shall be in charge of the work, and of the members serving on the task force. Task force members shall be appointed by the president. Non-FSNA general members may serve on a task force.

AMENDMENT:
The constitution may be amended by a majority approval of FSNA general members at the annual general membership meeting.

RULES OF ORDER:
The FSNA shall conduct all business according to Robert’s Rules of Order.

Officers of the FSNA, and at-large board members
Currently the FSNA has the following officers and board members:

President – Brian Becker
Vice President – Jess Wenger
Treasurer – Allen Bailey
Secretary – 
At-Large members:
William Abrahamson
Jason Halbert
Chris Meyer
Susan Quinn
Jacob Sztraicher

What do board members do?
Board members attend all FSNA meetings, listen carefully to all discussions held at the meetings, and work with members of the community on projects that need attention. In addition, board members also attend other community meetings as needed.

How often does the board meet? 
The FSNA board meets every three or four months. Special meetings of the board may be called when necessary.

What does the FSNA spend dues money on?
The single largest expense is the annual Oktoberfest meeting. Other expenses include, postage, printing, thank you gifts, etc.