NAFA Bylaws

    1. To maintain a relationship among the NAFA membership, the Norwin School District Community Foundation and Norwin School District using a variety of communication tools and activities.
    2. To render aid and cooperation to the Norwin School District in order to facilitate academic and extracurricular goals and student activities.
    3. To provide funds for sponsored events and sustain the operations of NAFA.
    4. To raise funds through dues paying membership, contributions, and events and activities to support the purposes of NAFA.
        1. The active membership shall consist of anyone with an interest in Norwin School District current with dues requirements, referred to in this document as ‘members in good standing.’
        2. Members in good standing shall be eligible to serve on the Board of Directors and hold office as an Executive Committee member in compliance with the requirements as outlined in Article IV and Article V.
        3. Members in good standing shall be eligible to serve on committees and make recommendations to the Board of Directors.
        4. Members in good standing shall receive information about the operations and activities of the association.
        1. Life membership shall consist of dues paying alumni and friends who pay the life membership dues in a single payment or with an initial payment of equivalent to annual membership dues with the balance paid within 12 months.
        1. Annual membership shall consist of those alumni and friends who pay dues in a single payment annually.
      1. The rights and privileges of membership may be revoked or suspended for causes adversely impacting NAFA or Norwin School District at a meeting held two weeks after written notice of intent to take such action by a two-thirds vote of the Board of Directors. The action of membership revocation and suspension shall not apply to the Executive Director or the officers as alternate procedures are given in Article V, Section 2 for such action.
    1. The NAFA Executive Committee shall manage the affairs of NAFA and shall consist of the following voting members:
      • President
      • Vice President
      • Secretary
      • Treasurer
      • Immediate Past President
      • NSDCF Liaison(s)
      • Member(s)-at-Large
    2. The Executive Committee shall appoint standing committee chairpersons and they shall serve as voting members on the Board of Directors.
    3. The Executive Committee shall serve on the Board of Directors.
      1. All Executive Committee members shall serve a two-year term.
      2. The Treasurer shall be appointed by the Executive Committee
      1. The President shall preside at all meetings and shall serve as an ex-officio member of all committees. The President shall, with the advice of the NAFA Board of Directors, appoint special committee chairs. The President and the NSDCF Liaison shall be the spokesperson(s) for NAFA unless otherwise designated by the President and NSDCF Liaison.
      2. The Vice President shall, in the absence of the President, perform the duties of the president and, when so acting, shall have the powers of the President. The Vice President shall perform, from time-to-time, all the duties assigned by the President.
      3. The Secretary shall record the minutes of all Executive Committee meetings, Board of Directors meetings and General Membership meetings for NAFA and shall be responsible for all correspondence for NAFA.
      4. The Treasurer shall be appointed by the Executive Committee and approved by the Board of Directors. The Treasurer shall be the custodian of all the funds of NAFA and work in unison with the NSDCF Treasurer to assure proper accounting of all business matters. The Treasurer shall be responsible for the collection of all funds, assure payment of all financial obligations and shall compile financial statements. The Treasurer shall prepare an annual budget in conjunction with the Executive Committee for approval by the Board of Directors. In the absence or inability of the Treasurer to collect dues or make payments, the President shall be authorized to collect, deposit funds and make payments for NAFA. The Treasurer shall cooperate with the NSDCF Treasurer in the submission of financial records for audit.
      5. The Immediate Past President shall serve as a mentor to the President and serve as a voting member of the Executive Committee.
      6. The NSDCF Liaison(s) shall serve as liaison(s) between NSDCF and NAFA.
      7. The Member(s)-at-Large shall serve on the Executive Committee.
      1. The Board of Directors shall be composed of the members of the Executive Committee and standing committee chairpersons as described in Article IV, Section 1-3.
      2. Executive Committee members of the Board of Directors shall serve on the board during the term of their service on the Executive Committee.
      3. Members in good standing serving on the Board of Directors, referred to as “at-large Board members”, shall serve a two-year term.
      4. The Board of Directors shall meet after due notice not less than once every two months. One third plus one voting members of the Board shall constitute a quorum.
    1. The Executive Committee shall appoint the chairpersons for the following standing committees:
    1. Dues shall be determined each year by the Board of Directors. Dues should be paid to the Treasurer by the beginning of each fiscal year. The membership year shall be July 1 through June 30. Membership dues may be paid through electronic means designated by the NAFA Board of Directors or by check made payable to Norwin Alumni and Friends Association.
    1. 1. These bylaws may be amended after a Bylaws Committee Motion for revisions is made and carried at a Board Meeting. 2. Bylaws Committee revision proposals shall be presented in written form to the Board of Directors at a regular, special meeting or by email at least 30 days prior. 3. Bylaws may be revised by a two-thirds vote of the Board of Directors
    1. The Executive Committee may propose dissolution of NAFA by submitting to the dues paying members a resolution to dissolve. The resolution shall be ratified by an affirmative vote of two-thirds of the ballots returned. In the event of dissolution, the assets of NAFA shall become the property of the Norwin School District Community Foundation.
    2. In the event NAFA conducts no business and has no meetings for a period of two fiscal years, it shall be considered dissolved and the assets shall be distributed in the manner described in Article X, Section 1. Members in good standing for the last year in which dues were collected shall be notified of dissolution under this section. Dissolution shall occur ninety (90) calendar days after mailing of notification unless the membership meets and elects officers and begins operation. Any funds remaining after all bills are paid at the time of dissolution shall be transferred to the NSDCF to be used as designated by NAFA.

Bylaws adopted February 15, 2016; last amended August 17, 2019.