STORY WOMAN'S CLUB
P.O. Box 103
28 North Piney Road
Story, Wyoming 82842
Established in 1919
Original Art by Laurie Kraft
STORY WOMAN’S CLUB BY-LAWS
Approved April 4, 2013
ARTICLE 1, ELECTIONS.
Section 1, Nominating Committee. The President shall appoint a
Nominating Committee in October, comprised of three (3) members
from the general membership.
Section 2, Election. The election of Officers will be held in
Section 3, Installation of Officers. The installation of Officers will
be conducted at the January meeting.
Section 4, Officer Terms. The term of office for all Officers shall be one (1) year and shall not exceed two (2) consecutive years.
Section 5, Executive Board. The Executive Board shall meet in February, August and November with the Advisory Board. The President, as needed, may call additional Executive Board meetings.
Section 6, Advisory Board. The four-member Advisory Board will be elected by ballot at the January meeting. The Advisory Board will meet in February, August and November with the Executive Board. The President, as needed, may call additional Executive Board meetings. Should a vacancy occur during an Advisory Board members’ term, the President shall appoint someone from the general membership to fulfill the term.
Section 7, Trustee Board. Any vacancy that occurs on the four-member Trustee Board will be filled after it has been voted on by ballot, by the general membership, at the next regular business meeting.
Section 8, Treasury Audit. At the Executive Board meeting in February the Treasurer’s books will be audited.
ARTICLE 2, COMMITTEES.
Section 1, Standing Committees. The President shall appoint the standing committees.
The Standing Committees shall be:
(A) Courtesy Committee
(B) Yearbook Committee
(C) Scrapbook Committee
(D) Funeral Dinner’s Committee
(E) Calling Committee
(F) Publicity Committee
(G) Building & Grounds Committee
(H) Museum & Story Historical Society Committee
(I) Story Day & Float Committee
(J) Fund-Raising Committee
(K) Cultural Arts Committee
(L) Welcoming Committee
The President, at the first regular meeting, may appoint other committees after the new officers are installed. Each committee should consist of at least two active members.
ARTICLE 3, COMMITTEE DUTIES.
Section 1, Courtesy Committee. The duties of the Courtesy Committee shall be to attend to the sending of cards and flowers in case of hospitalization of a member or immediate family member (rose bowl to member/card to immediate family member) and in the event of death of
a member or close family member, to send cards or personal notes on
behalf of the Story Woman’s
Section 2, Yearbook Committee. The duties of the Yearbook Committee will be to compile and distribute a Yearbook to all paid members at the February meeting. The President will inform the committee if dues have not been paid and if a member’s name is to be removed from the member roster.
Section 3, Scrapbook Committee. The duties of the Scrapbook Committee will be to compile and keep a scrapbook of the Story Woman’s Club activities.
Section 4, Funeral Dinner’s Committee. The duties of the Funeral Dinners Committee will be the organization, preparation and serving of funeral dinners when this service is requested by members of the Story community.
Section 5, Calling/Email Committee. The duties of the Calling/Email Committee will be to contact members prior to a special activity or meeting change.
Section 6, Publicity Committee. The duties of the Publicity Committee will be to publicize all Club activities.
Section 7, Building and Grounds Committee. The duties of the Building and Grounds Committee will be to arrange for lawn care and call to the attention of the President anything that may need to be repaired or replaced and assist with the care and maintenance of the building and grounds whenever possible.
Section 8, Museum and Story Historical Society Committee. The Museum and Story Historical Society Committee shall have officers, treasury, corporation tax I.D. number and insurance independent of the Story Woman’s Club. A representative of the Museum and Story Historical Society shall make regular reports at regular Story Woman’s Club meetings.
Section 9, Story Day and Float Committee. The Story Day and Float Committee will be responsible for the creation and presentation of a float entry in the Story Day Parade. The committee will coordinate any other activities related to this Club’s participation in Story Days.
Section 10, Fund-Raising Committee. The duties of the Fund-Raising Committee will be to organize and prepare for any fundraising projects.
Section 11. Cultural Arts Committee. The duties of the Cultural Arts Committee will be to promote all cultural arts within the Story community.
Section 12. Welcoming Committee. The duties of the Welcoming Committee are to search out new people who have moved to Story. If agreeable to the new people, the committee will meet with them and give them information about all aspects of the community including the Woman’s Club.
Note: According to Bylaws, each committee should consist of at least 2 active members.
ARTICLE 4, QUORUM.
Ten (10) members shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of routine Club business.
ARTICLE 5, DUES
All members, excluding Honorary Members, shall be required to pay annual dues of $20.00. For accuracy of the membership roll and the yearbook, annual dues are to be paid by the January meeting of the next fiscal year. Treasurer will begin collection dues at the November meeting. If unable to attend, payment should be submitted to P.O. Box 103 by that date. Failure to pay dues by the first meeting in January will result in a member’s name being dropped from the roll and yearbook
ARTICLE 6, USE OF THE STORY WOMAN’S CLUB BUILDING.
Section 1, Civic Meetings. A local Civic Meeting may be held at the Story Woman’s Club at no charge. There will be a charge of $25.00 in advance for any out of town Civic meetings.
Section 2, General Meetings. Any meeting, social or otherwise, not exceeding two (2) hours, will pay a fee of $20.00 in advance.
Section 3, Member Use. Any active may have the use of the building for a fee of $15.00 for social purposes after first being cleared with the Story Woman’s Club President. Members will leave the building in good, clean condition. An active member is defined under Article 3, Membership, in the Story Woman’s Club Constitution.
Section 4, Social Gathering. If the Story Woman’s Club building is used for any local social gathering, there will be a charge of fifty ($50.00) dollars in advance. There will be a charge of one hundred ($100.00) dollars in advance to individuals/groups from out of town (resident other than a Story address). Use of the building shall not exceed eight (8) hours. The President will require a one hundred ($100.00) dollar damage/cleaning deposit in advance to be returned after a satisfactory inspection.
Section 4a, Use and Condition. Any person/group using the Story Woman’s Club property shall leave the building/property in good and clean condition.
Section 5, Moneymaking Use. The sum of seventy five ($75.00) dollars in advance shall be charged to any Story organization or person using the Story Woman’s Club building for any moneymaking or fund-raising purpose. The sum if one hundred twenty five ($125.00) dollars in advance will be charged to any out of town resident or person using the Story Woman’s Club for any moneymaking or fund raising purpose. A story Civic Group requesting the use of the building for a fundraiser may have the fee waived or reduced at the discretion of the Executive Board. The President will require a one hundred ($100.00) dollar damage/cleaning deposit in advance to be returned after a satisfactory inspection.
Section 6, Club Property. There will be no loaning or renting of any Story Woman’s Club property such as tables, chairs and kitchen equipment.
Section 6a, Off-Site Events. Any request for off-site funeral or any other special dinners or events will not include the use of any Story Woman’s Club property. Only food can be provided off site.
ARTICLE 7, Donations.
Section 1, Outgoing Donations. No monetary donations greater than fifty (50.00) dollars will be made to organizations, groups or causes. The general membership will vote on these requests, the number of which may not exceed the amount budgeted yearly for that purpose.
Our kitchen has damage as the result of an ice dam. Donations would be gratefully appreciated. To continue our good works we need a good kitchen! Story Woman's Club is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.