The Madison Modern Quilt Guild Bylaws
The name of this organization is the Madison Modern Quilt Guild, also referred to as the Guild, MMQG, Mad Mod Quilt Guild or MadModQG. The Guild’s home is in Madison, WI with members from all over South Central Wisconsin.
Mission and Vision of Guild
The MadModQG is a positive community of modern quilters interested in sharing knowledge of modern quilting techniques, patterns, modern fabrics, and quilt making.
The mission of the guild is to support and encourage the growth and development of modern quilting through art, education, and community.
Fellowship will be encouraged through regular meetings, social gatherings, workshops, lectures, field-trips, community outreach and education, and other selected activities that encourages modern quilt-making and promotes an appreciation of this specific craft.
Fiscal Year: The fiscal year begins on January 1 and ends on December 31 of each year.
Annual Meeting: Our annual meeting will be held during our Monthly meeting in November. We will have our election, and our annual review of bylaws.
Requirements to be exempt as an Organization described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code
Section 1. The organization is organized exclusively for charitable, religious, educational, or scientific purposes, including, for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code.
Section 2. No part of the net earnings of the organization shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributable to its members, trustees, officers, or other private persons, except that the organization shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered and to make payments and distributions in furtherance of the purposes set forth in section 1 hereof and in article A of this constitution. article in your Constitution/Bylaws that
Section 3. No substantial part of the activities of the organization shall be the carrying on of propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, and the organization shall not participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distribution of statements) any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office.
Section 4. Notwithstanding any other provision of these articles, the organization shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on (a) by an organization exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code, or (b) by an organization, contributions to which are deductible under section 170(c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code.
Section 5. Upon the dissolution of the organization, assets shall be distributed for one or more exempt purposes within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code, or shall be distributed to the federal government, or to a state or local government, for a public purpose. Any such assets not so disposed of shall be disposed of by a Court of Competent Jurisdiction of the county in which the principal office of the organization is then located, exclusively for such purposes or to such organization or organizations, as said Court shall determine, which are organized and operated exclusively for such purposes.
special programs where extra costs may be necessary such as speaking engagements, field
opportunity to participate in Meeting Activities such as SWAPs, Bees, Show & Tells, etc.
Revoking of Membership
Membership may be revoked in cases of actions that threatens the non-profit status of The Guild. Membership may also be revoked for violating policies set by by the hosting meeting
space or by participating in any activity related to The Guild that is blatantly criminal.
yearly dues and have not complete the Guild membership form.
paying members and complete the Guild membership form in order to obtain membership
rights and attend additional meetings and special events.
paid in full.
current dues amount.
be refundable as determined in advance of the event, class, or presentation in the event of
cancellation or reasonable change of circumstances. Fees for a special event are transferrable to another member of MadModQG.
meeting or event.
MadModQG blog site.
time, and location of the meeting.
Special Events and Workshops
admission is limited RSVP is mandatory with members being given first priority, then non-
members/guests as space permits.
upon by Guild Officers. The additional fees will be published online prior to the event.
the Secretary before the next General Meeting or in-person before the motion to approve the
meeting minutes has been raised.
members present at the meeting
show of hands, or by ballot.
including the Facebook group, blog, online photo groups, and any other social media tools.
responsible for creating meeting agendas.
meeting. General meeting minutes must be posted on the MadModQG Facebook page and
Blog within 7 days of a meeting.
special events, managing RSVPs, etc.
collecting yearly dues, and maintain the membership roster.
The Treasurer will provide the books to the Guild President, who will in turn work with the rest of the Guild Officers to approve.
fellowship through quilting bees, swaps, quilt shows, etc.
Officer Removal, Resignation, Special Elections
membership present at any general meeting can accomplish this.
or resignation, then a Special Election must take place. The same rules apply in regards to
General Voting. The Special Election should occur within 2 months of the Officer stepping
down from their position.
create or dissolve a committee.
keep up their membership in the Guild and can fulfill all the tasks needed.
purpose, and have been an active participant of the Guild for at least 1 year are eligible to be a Guild Officer Candidate. The only exception to this rule is the first year in which the Guild membership list is created.
later than one month before the designated meeting when elections shall be held. The only
exception to this rule is the first year in which the Guild is created.
person per office. There will be no absentee ballots.
3.The newly elected officers will take their post on the first day in January. Terms will be
for one year, from January 1 – December 31.
information, books, and data to the newly appointed officers so they can fulfill their duties.
I . Bylaws, Policy and Procedures
membership development, marketing and communication, etc.) of the Guild.
develops and its membership’s needs change.
regular or special meeting.
minimum of one week before the meeting when voting will occur.
The bylaws shall take effect immediately upon their adoption. Revisions, additions, or deletions are to be effective upon the date so voted by the membership.
Revised September 2013 By Wendy Franczak, President