GBSIL Bylaws

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Article I – Official Name and Fiscal Year

The name of this organization shall be the Glenbrook South Instrumental League.  The fiscal year shall be June 1 to May 31.  The Board of Directors may change the Registered Agent and Registered Office of this corporation.

Article II – Objectives

The objectives of this organization shall be:

To promote the school and community interest in the Instrumental Music Program of Glenbrook South High School.  The Instrumental Music Program includes personnel (students, music directors, and other support staff) and activities (such as performances, competitions, camps, and rehearsals) of the marching, symphonic, concert, and jazz bands.

To provide supplemental financial support to the Instrumental Music Program of Glenbrook South High School.

To cooperate with those in charge of the Instrumental Music Program at Glenbrook South High School to the end that this program operates at the highest possible degree of excellence.

At no time shall it be the objective of the organization to interfere with or attempt to influence the planning or functioning of the school administration or its curriculum.

Article III – Policies

The policies of this organization shall at all times conform to the applicable policies of Glenbrook South High School and the Board of Education District 225.

Article IV – Membership

The membership of this organization shall be open to and include the parents and guardians of all students in the Instrumental Music Program of Glenbrook South High School as well as all instructional personnel in the instrumental program of the music department at Glenbrook South High School.  Membership may be extended to other adults at the discretion of the Board of Directors.

Article V – Officers and Board of Directors

A.      A Board of Directors, herein also designated the Board, shall govern this organization.

The Board shall consist of the following:

  • The Band Director
  • The four Officers of this organization. They are the President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Recording Secretary.
  • The Chairs, and where applicable Co-Chairs, of the standing committees.

The Principal of Glenbrook South High School and the School Administration Advisor or designated representative will sit on the Board in an advisory capacity.

The four Officers and the Band Director form the Executive Committee of the Board.

B.      Duties:
  1. President:  The President shall preside at all meetings of the organization, and be ex-officio member of all committees with the exception of the Nominating Committee.
  2. Vice-President:  The Vice-President shall assume the duties of the President in his/her absence and shall organize and coordinate all fundraising activities.
  3. Secretary:  The Secretary shall keep records and minutes of all meetings and a file of all official correspondence with external organizations.  The Secretary will also prepare and distribute minutes and notices of meetings.
  4. Treasurer:  The Treasurer shall be the custodian of all funds, shall deposit and disburse the same as directed by the Board, and shall prepare and present financial statements at all Board meetings.  The Treasurer shall prepare and file all necessary tax related forms, and inform the students of the fundraising balances in their student accounts.
  5. Chairs and Co-Chairs of standing committees shall perform those duties as designated by the President.  Each committee may have either one Chair or two Co-Chairs who function coequally.  A third Co-Chair can be added to the nominated slate prior to the Annual Meeting upon approval by the Board.  There shall be no more than twenty Chairs/Co-Chairs in total.
C.      Qualifications of Officers, Chairs, and Co-Chairs
  1. All Officers, Chairs, and Co-Chairs must be members of this organization.  Should at any time an Officer, Chair, or Co-Chair resign from their position or not qualify to be a member of this organization, then that position shall automatically become vacant at the time of such resignation or disqualification.
  2. The Board of Directors shall fill any vacancy on the Board of Directors.  Notice must be sent to the general membership informing them of the vacancy and specifying when the Board meeting will be held to vote on the appointment of a replacement Board member.
  3. In the event that the vacancy is an Officer position, the Board of Directors shall elect from its membership a person to fill that office for the remainder of the unexpired term.
  4. Additional positions in the offices of Vice-president, Secretary, and Treasurer may be established at the discretion of the Band Director and/or the School Administration Advisor with the consent of the Board of this organization.  Each such position shall have all privileges provided to members of the Executive Board and have its own vote in all matters before the Executive Board or the Board.  Responsibilities to be fulfilled by each position will be determined by the Band Director and/or the School Administration Advisor with the consent of the Board.

Article VI – Meetings

There shall be a minimum of five regular general meetings of the membership of this organization.  The last general meeting during the school year shall be designated the Annual Meeting.  All members of this organization shall be notified of all general meetings and their time and place.  Twelve members shall constitute a quorum for all general meetings.

The Board of Directors shall have a minimum of six regular meetings.  All members of the Board of Directors must be notified prior to a special Board meeting.  The Band Director and each Officer shall each have one vote on any motion before the Board; each committee shall have only one vote on any motion regardless of the number of Chairs or Co-Chairs of the committee.  Seven members shall constitute a quorum for all Board meetings.

The President or a majority of the Board of Directors may call special meetings of either the membership or the Board as the need arises.

Article VII – Finance

The organization shall generate funds through projects, donations, bequests, and other voluntary means.

An Annual Financial Report is to be prepared by the Treasurer and presented at the Annual Meeting and filed with the Band Director and the Principal of Glenbrook South High School or designated representative.

No officer or director may receive payment for services except for reimbursement for out-of-pocket expenses.

An independent review shall be performed annually.

Article VIII – Elections

The President shall appoint a Nominating Committee of three members at least two months before the Annual Meeting.  The Nominating Committee will be composed of parents of outgoing seniors.  This committee will prepare a slate of candidates for Officers, Chairs, and Co-Chairs for presentation at the Annual Meeting.  The list of candidates for these positions shall be sent to the general membership at least 14 days prior to the Annual Meeting.

These nominations shall be voted on and elected at the Annual Meeting.

A majority vote of the members present shall constitute an election to office in this organization.

All new Officers, committee Chairs and Co-Chairs shall assume their duties effective starting the fiscal year, June 1.  The term of office shall be for one year or until their successors have been elected.

The Board of Directors must consist of at least one parent of a band student from each class, Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior.

Article IX – Authority and Procedure

The rules contained in Robert’s Rules of Order, Revised, shall govern this organization in all cases.

Article X – Amendments

These By-Laws may be amended by a majority vote of the members present at any general meeting.  The Secretary must provide written notice of the proposed amendment to the general membership in advance of any meeting to consider amendment.

Article XI – Dissolution

Upon dissolution of this organization all remaining unencumbered funds and assets shall be delivered to the Board of Education District 225 to be used at Glenbrook South High School.  Student fundraising funds will be returned to the student.

Amended April 13, 2004

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