Section 1. Name
The name of the organization shall be The Fairview Community Theater, herein referred to as “FCT”.
Section 2. Purpose
Section 1. Membership Types
Membership shall be open to all persons regardless of race, creed, national origin, gender, or sexual orientation.
Section 2. Dues
Section 1. Elected officers
Public Relations Head:
Section 2. Election of Officers
Section 3. Officers and Chairmen shall hold their position for one (1) term with a duration for one (1) year.
Section 4. Those who assume an office cannot be reelected more than three (3) consecutive terms for that particular office.
Section 5. In the event it becomes necessary to remove an officer or chairman from his/her position due to misconduct, a special meeting must be called for in accordance with RONR 11th edition rule 62. Two thirds (2/3) vote shall determine the outcome.
Section 6. In the event of a vacancy in an office, a special meeting shall be called no later than two (2) weeks from the point of vacancy for the sole purpose of electing a new officer. At that meeting, all nominations shall be from the floor. The nominee(s) must be present and give their consent to serve.
Section 1. The Executive Board shall consist of the officers and chairmen of the standing committees.
Section 2. Meetings of the Executive Board shall be held quarterly at a time determined by the board.
Section 1. All meetings shall be conducted according to the parliamentary procedure as outlined in Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised 11th edition and these bylaws. When there is a conflict between these bylaws and Robert’s Rules, the bylaws shall take precedence.
Section 2. A quorum is required to conduct any meeting of the organization.
Section 3. There are 4 types of meetings: Annual, Business, Executive Board, and Special.
Section 4. A member must be present to vote. No proxy voting is permitted.
Section 1. The Standing committees and their duties are:
The Play Reading Committee:
The Historical Committee:
The Facilities Committee:
The Box Office Committee:
The Membership Committee:
The Technical Committee:
The Fundraising Committee
The Program Committee
The Make Up Committee
The Costume Committee
The Finance Committee
Section 2. All committees shall obtain a chairman that shall be appointed by the President and approved by the membership at the Annual Meeting.
Section 3. In the event of a vacancy in the chairman of a committee, the President shall appoint a new chairman as soon as possible.
Section 4. The members of the various committees shall be volunteers of that committee. Only the Chairman is appointed to that committee. However, no member shall serve on more than three (3) committees at a time.
Section 1. These bylaws may be amended, altered, or repealed by a vote of two thirds (2/3) of all qualified voting members present at an Annual Meeting or at a special meeting that may be called for said purpose. Except for the Annual meeting, written notification stating the purpose of the meeting shall be made to all qualified voting members at least 10 days prior to said meeting.
Section 2. Any changes that are to be made shall be printed and presented to all members.
It is the intent of the FCT that it be perpetual. However, if a dissolution is desired, the FCT shall exist until a Special Meeting is called with the intent of dissolution. A unanimous vote is required to dissolve the FCT.
In the event of its dissolution, all monies and properties of the FCT shall be donated to any local organization which has the production of live theater as its sole purpose. No officer, member, donor, patron, or other person shall be entitled to any property or monies, or any share thereof, under any circumstances.
Any item considered property of the FCT shall be kept at Totty Realty or the storage facility located at 2681 Fairview Blvd, Fairview, TN 37062, unless a previously determined location has been approved by the President and/or Vice President.
These bylaws were approved by the Fairview Community Theater Organizing Committee at a meeting on July 22, 2016.
These bylaws were amended at the June 10, 2017 Annual meeting by the membership. The changes took effect on July 1, 2017.
These bylaws were amended at the June 23, 2018 Annual meeting by the membership. The changes took effect on July 1, 2018.