New Mexico Mycological Society Bylaws
Article I - Name and Status
The name of the organization is the New Mexico Mycological Society
NMMS is a non-profit organization.
NMMS is affiliated with the North American Mycological Association
Article II - Purpose
The purpose of NMMS is to advance the understanding and stimulate the interest of its
members in the field of mycology by providing opportunities for study, holding conferences, facilitating
cooperative research, arranging forays, exchanging information among members, and interchanging specimens
and information with other interested parties and organizations.
Article III - Membership
Membership is open to any person interested in mycology.
Paid Memberships are divided into the following categories:
A Regular Member is one who is entitled to all the
privileges of NMMS.
A Family/Household Membership consists of a regular
membership and, if requested, membership of one additional adult and any
children under eighteen years of age who participate in activities of
A Student Member is an individual who is a full-time
The Board of Directors may grant the following memberships, which
confer all the privileges of NMMS, but entail none of the
An Honorary Member is one to whom, for special reason, the
Board grants a temporary (1-2 years) membership.
A Life Member is one to whom, in recognition of exceptional
service to NMMS, the Board grants permanent membership.
Every member over eighteen years of age has one vote.
Article IV - Dues
The Board of Directors shall determine the amount of dues for each fiscal year which begins
on January 1 and ends on December 31.
The membership will have opportunity to discuss and vote upon any
change in dues.
A Family/Household Membership pays a single
fee: the same fee as a
Membership dues are not refundable.
Article V - Officers and Elections
The officers of the society include
The term of all offices is one year. The president
may immediately succeed herself or himself only once.
Duties of these offices are detailed in the NMMS
A nominating committee appointed by the president shall
identify officers for the upcoming year and
notify the membership of its recommendations.
Members will have opportunity to vote either electronically or at the annual meeting.
Election requires approval of a majority of members who have voted.
Article VI - Board of Directors
The officers, the Foray Chair, and one other
NMMS member, appointed by the president and approved by the
officers, constitute the Board of
A quorum at meetings of the Board of Directors is a majority of the persons specified
The two past presidents are ex officio members of the
Board and are not included in determining a quorum.
The Board of Directors shall meet at least four times a year at
the call of the president.
The Board of Directors has the duty to develop and
approve the administrative and functional policies of NMMS.
If an elected position is unfilled, the Board of Directors shall
ensure that the responsibilities of the position are met.
The Board of Directors will maintain the NMMS
Handbook, a collection of printed and electronic documents, which
procedures, history, roles and responsibilities. Additions and changes do not
require a vote by the membership.
Article VII - Meetings
The Board of Directors shall set the date and designate the place of all regular, special, and annual
Article VIII - Committees
With the approval of the Board of Directors, the president may
establish both standing and ad hoc committees and appoint committee chairpersons.
Article IX - Fiscal and Administrative Policies
No NMMS member may receive a salary but may be otherwise compensated as
specified in the NMMS Handbook.
With the approval of the Board of Directors, any current NMMS member may use
NMMS property for a reasonable length of time. NMMS retains ownership of
In the event of the dissolution of NMMS, within six months the Board of Directors
shall liquidate all property and give the remaining funds to the North American Mycological Association.
Article X - Amendments and Revisions
The NMMS membership must approve any amendments
or revisions to the Bylaws.
The Board of Directors shall notify the membership of any proposed
changes, and members will have opportunity to vote on these changes.
requires approval of two-thirds of members who have voted.
Amended 1997-11-o4, 2oo5-11-o7, 2oo6-11-o6, 2oo9-o8-o3, 2o15-12-12
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