Constitution

ERIN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

This was passed by the members at the Annual General Meeting of June 21, 2022. This is the refined copy will be offered based on the official documentation can be placed here where it summarizes the legal content of the board.

General Section 1: Name This organization is incorporated under the laws of the state of Anystate and shall be known as the Anytown Chamber of Commerce, Incorporated.

 

Section 2: Purposes (include details and specifics to reflect the purposes of the organization.) 

The Anytown Chamber of Commerce is organized to advance the general welfare and prosperity of the Anytown area so that its citizens and all areas of its business community shall prosper. All necessary means of promotion shall be provided, and particular attention and emphasis shall be given to the economic, civic, commercial, cultural, industrial, and educational interests of the area. 



Section 3: Limitation of Methods 

The  Anytown Chamber of Commerce shall observe all local, state, and federal laws that apply to a nonprofit organization as defined in Section 501(c)(6) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Article I

General Section 1: Name This organization is incorporated under the laws of the state of Anystate and shall be known as the Anytown Chamber of Commerce, Incorporated.

 

Section 2: Purposes (include details and specifics to reflect the purposes of the organization.) 

The Anytown Chamber of Commerce is organized to advance the general welfare and prosperity of the Anytown area so that its citizens and all areas of its business community shall prosper. All necessary means of promotion shall be provided, and particular attention and emphasis shall be given to the economic, civic, commercial, cultural, industrial, and educational interests of the area. 



Section 3: Limitation of Methods 

The  Anytown Chamber of Commerce shall observe all local, state, and federal laws that apply to a nonprofit organization as defined in Section 501(c)(6) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Section 1: Annual Meeting 

The annual meeting of the corporation, in compliance with state law, shall be held during (month) of each year. The time and place shall be fixed by the board of directors and notice thereof mailed to each member at least 10 days before said meeting. 

 

Section 2: Additional Meetings (general membership, board, and committee meetings) 

General meetings of the chamber may be called by the chair of the board at any time, or upon petition in writing of any (number or percentage of members in good standing): notice of special meetings shall be mailed to each member at least 5 days prior to such meetings; board meetings may be called by the chair of the board or by the board of directors upon written application of 3 members of the board. Notice, including the purpose of the meetings, shall be given to each director at least 1 day prior to said meeting; committee meetings may be called at any time by the chair of the board, respective department vice chair, or by the committee’s chair. 

 

Section 3: Quorums 

At any duly called general meeting of the chamber (number or percentage of), members shall constitute a quorum; at a board meeting, a majority of directors present shall constitute a quorum. At committee meetings, a majority shall constitute a quorum except when a committee consists of more than 9 members. In that case, 5 shall constitute a quorum. 

 

Section 4: Notices, Agendas, and Minutes 

Written notice of all chamber meetings must be given at least 14 days in advance, unless otherwise stated. An advance agenda and minutes must be prepared for all meetings. A detailed outline for preparation of both shall be a part of the organization’s procedures manual.

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