CONSTITUTION AND BYLAWS OF THE
AMERICAN COUNCIL OF THE BLIND OF OREGON
ARTICLE I: NAME
The name of this Council shall be: The AMERICAN COUNCIL OF THE BLIND OF OREGON, dba Oregon Council of the Blind.
ARTICLE II: PURPOSE
The purpose of this organization is to provide opportunities for enrichment to the vision impaired, blind and their families. Discover, study, develop, and promote social education and economic opportunities, assisting to mitigate accessibility limitations, striving to present a wholesome and realistic image of vision impairment while meeting the goals of the American Council of the Blind.
ARTICLE III: MEMBERSHIP
Any person may become an annual member of this organization by complying with these Bylaws. A majority of the members must be legally blind.
ARTICLE IV: MEETINGS OF THE MEMBERSHIP
There shall be an annual meeting of the membership each October, with notification of date, time and place being sent 30 days beforehand to all members by USPS or Email.
ARTICLE V: EXECUTIVE BOARD
The Executive Board consists of the President, 1st Vice President, 2nd Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Past President and the 3 District Representatives. The Executive Board is the governing body of this organization.
ARTICLE VI: PROCEDURE
In the Absence of Provisions contained herein or in the By Laws, all proceedings of this Council shall be governed by Roberts Rules of Order Newly Revised.
ARTICLE VII: AMENDMENTS TO BYLAWS
This Constitution and Bylaws may be amended at any annual business meeting of the membership. Amendments must be submitted in writing not less than 1 month prior to the meeting to the Secretary or Bylaw Chairman. Articles of the Constitution require a two-thirds approval of the voting members in attendance, and the Bylaws require a simple majority vote.