ARTICLE 1 – Name and Object
The name of this organization shall be the Kankakee Kultivators.
The purpose is
to foster knowledge and love of gardening, to further community beautification and to aid in protection of
trees, wildflowers and birds.
ARTICLE 2 –
be interested in gardening, participate in Garden Walk held by Kultivators, and serve as host or hostess for
interested in membership shall attend one meeting as a guest.
At a subsequent second meeting, the person shall notify the Membership Chairman of their desire for
membership in the Club. The Membership chairman shall announce
and welcome the person as a new active member. The new member
shall remit appropriate dues to the Treasurer.
from membership shall be made in writing to Membership Chairman.
remain on the active list should attend a minimum of three meetings per year. Members who do not attend three meetings could be responsible for special
If a member
resigns for good reason, and at the time of such resignation, states in writing that such member will desire
membership at some future date, then the name of member so resigning shall be placed on the inactive
There shall be
an associate membership available to all present and past members of the Kankakee Kultivators who have
served fifteen (15) years or more. This membership shall have
all privileges of active members other than the voting privilege.
Those desiring to become associate members shall so
state in writing to the executive board. Application for
associate membership must be made by November 1st in any calendar year.
All associate members must attend one meeting per year
and must participate in the Garden Walk yearly.
There shall be
a life time membership available after 20 years of membership (active or associate). A member may petition the executive board in writing to become a life
member. There are no commitments.
ARTICLE 3 –
of this organization shall be president, first vice-president and program chairman, second vice-president,
secretary, and treasurer, who shall be nominated in October and elected in November. Election shall be by ballot, except that, if only one candidate for each
office is nominated, election may be by voice. The secretary
shall be responsible for keeping a record of number of meetings each member attends.
The term of
office shall be one (1) year. No officer may serve more than
two (2) terms consecutively.
board shall consist of the five officers and the chairmen of the standing committees. This board shall
transact all routine business.
president shall automatically become the second vice-president for the year succeeding their term as
standing committees shall be: Budget,
By-Laws/Parliamentary Authority, Membership,
Column Garden/Let Freedom Ring Garden.
(b) The special committees
shall be: Audit, Awards, Community Arts Council, Flower Show, Historian and Scrapbook, Hostess,
Horticulture, Libraries and Properties, Nominating, Yearbook, and Website.
(c) The special projects
shall be: City Beautification, Garden Walk, Geranium Sale, Gallery of Trees, and Plant
(d) All committee chairmen
are to be appointed by the president.
occurring in any elective office shall be filled through an appointment by the executive board for the
ARTICLE 4 –
dues for a regular member shall be twenty-five ($25) dollars per year payable at the December meeting each
dues for an associate member shall be forty ($40) dollars per year payable at the December meeting each
dues for a life member is a one-time fee of one hundred and twenty-five ($125) dollars.
elected to membership after July 1st shall pay the sum of fifteen ($15) dollars for
members and associate members who have not paid their dues by the March meeting shall forfeit
ARTICLE 5 –
Executive Board shall meet in January.
meetings will be held each month from February through December, on the second Thursday of the
officers will be held at November meeting.
officers shall be installed at the meeting in December.
ARTICLE 6 –
(1/3) of the active membership shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business at any club
majority of the executive board shall constitute a quorum.
ARTICLE 7 –
The constitution may be
amended at a regular meeting by a two-thirds vote of the members present, provided notice of the proposed
amendment has been presented in writing at the previous meeting.
REVISED AND APPROVED JUNE,