REGULAR (VOTING) MEMBERSHIPS
Any person or firm resident in the State of Washington may become a regular member of this Association upon acceptance by the board of directors and payment of annual dues hereafter provided for. Each such paid-up member shall be entitled to one vote at all regular meetings of the Association. Any club or organization composed of the owners of Angus cattle may become a member of this Association under like terms and upon payment of like dues. Each such club or organization granted membership in the Association shall be entitled to one vote at all regular meetings of the Association.
ASSOCIATE (NON-VOTING) MEMBERSHIPS
Any person or firm whether resident of the State of Washington or not, which subscribes to the ideals and purposes of the Association as set forth in its Articles of Incorporation, shall be eligible for an associate (non-voting) membership upon acceptance of an application for membership by the Association’s Board of Directors, and shall be subject to the dues and fees prescribed, paid in full for associate membership.
Honorary memberships shall be granted upon a non-dues, non-voting basis to any person or firm of organization which the Association’s membership deems worthy of such honor by reason of demonstrated interest or productive effort in the promotion or improvement of the breed, or such like reason as the membership shall designate from time to time.
Regular members, Associate members, and Junior members shall pay such annual dues as may be prescribed from time to time by the membership voting at any annual meeting; All dues shall become payable on February 1 of each calendar year, and shall become delinquent sixty days thereafter. Any member whose dues shall have been delinquent for more that sixty days shall be subject to dismissal from membership in the Association. Any person or organization selling animals in the Association’s sponsored sale must be a member of the Washington Angus Association. Funds will be deducted from sale proceeds to the Washington Angus Association for membership dues.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Board of Directors shall be eleven in number and all shall be regular members of the Association. Their terms and the manner of their selection shall be as follows. Three members of the board of directors shall be chosen from each of the regional districts of the Association, and shall serve for the following terms: The first term of the director chosen from each of the regional districts shall be for one year from the date of his certification to the directorship at an annual meeting of the Association; the first term of the second director chosen from each of the regional districts shall be for two years from the date of his certification to the directorship, the first term of the third director chosen from each of the regional districts shall be for a period of three years from the date of his certification to the directorship. Thereafter, the terms of all Directors shall be for a period of three years from the date of their certification to the directorship at any annual meeting of the Association. One director will be chosen at large and will serve for a 3 year term. The board appointed Jr. Advisor shall also be also considered a director at large and will serve as long as he or she is the Junior Advisor.
Junior Association Bylaws
Article I - IDENTITY - The name of this corporation is WASHINGTON JUNIOR ANGUS ASSOCIATION, hereinafter referred to as the "Corporation.” The office of the Corporation is 1070 Farrell Road, Eltopia, Washington 99330.
Article II - PURPOSE - The purpose of the Washington Junior Angus Association is both educational and charitable, including improvement and development of the capabilities of youth, both individually and through group participation, in breeding, raising and or showing Angus cattle, and developing leadership abilities along with participation of youth
ARTICLE III - POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE CORPORATION- The Corporation shall have all powers granted to it by common law, Washington statutes, the Articles of Incorporation, and these Bylaws, all of which shall be exercised by the Board of Directors.
ARTICLE V - DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS - The Board of Directors of the Corporation shall be the governing and official voting body for the Corporation and shall exercise all powers thereof. The affairs of the Corporation shall be managed by the Washington Angus Association Board of Trustees and a Board of Directors that shall consist of not less than three (3) nor more than twenty-one (21) voting directors who shall be elected by the Board of Trustees of this Corporation.
ARTICLE IV - MEMBERSHIP
Section 1. Any resident of the State of Washington who is over the age of 8 and under 21 years of age as of January 1 of the current year and interest in breeding Angus cattle may become a member of the Association by sending his or her name and address together with the lifetime membership fee in the amount of $30.00 to the permanent address of the Association. Membership shall not be granted until all fees have been received by the Association.
ARTICLE VI - POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE CORPORATION - The Corporation shall have all powers granted to it by common law, Washington statutes, the Articles of Incorporation, and these Bylaws, all of which shall be exercised by the Board of Directors.
ARTICLE VII - OFFICERS - Officers. The Officers of the Corporation shall be: President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Reporter and Historian, and such other officers as the Board of Directors may deem necessary and appoint. The Board of Directors shall elect the officers at their annual meeting. Officers shall hold office until the next annual meeting of the Board of Directors, or until their successors shall have been appointed and shall qualify.