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BNYS Articles of Association

BNYS Articles of Association

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THE BLOOMINGTON NORMAL YOUTH SYMPHONYArticles of AssociationArticle I. Name and Purpose
Section 1. Title
 The name of the organization shall be the Bloomington Normal Youth Symphony.
Section 2. Address
 The location of its principle office shall be 113 N. Adelaide, Normal, Illinois 61761.
Section 3. Purpose
 The purpose of the Bloomington Normal Youth Symphony (BNYS) is to expand and enhancethe musical development of its members by providing opportunities for them to study, learn, andperform music of the great masters. BNYS seeks to enrich the quality of life for members,schools, and families in the surrounding community, and to foster a lifelong appreciation of music.The organization is organized exclusively for charitable, educational, religious, or scientificpurposes within the meaning of section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Article II. Membership
Section 1. Eligibility
 Membership in the BNYS is open to instrumentalists up to and including those 21 years of age.
Section 2. Admission Procedure
 Admission is by audition and recommendation of the Conductor.
Section 3. Participation in School Music Program
All BNYS members are required to be in an appropriate school music organization. Exceptionsmust be cleared with the Conductor.
Section 4. Fees
 Students are assessed a membership fee set forth by the BNYS Board of Directors.
Article III. Management of BNYS
Section 1. Board of Directors
 The management of the BNYS shall be the responsibility of the Board of Directors. The Boardof Directors shall consist of up to eleven (11) officers. Board members shall include the fourofficers, and the chair of each of the following committees: publicity, communications, rehearsalsupport, and social. The Conductor and Assistant Conductors shall be ex officio members.
Section 2. Officers
 The officers of the Board shall be the Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, and Historian. Theofficers shall constitute an Executive Committee to act in case of emergencies. The Chairman of the Board will be elected by the Board of Directors at the last meeting of the concert season for a
term not to exceed 3 years. Officers’ vacancies will be filled from candidates identified by the
Executive Committee and the Conductor.
Section 3. Responsibilities of the Board of Directors
 The Board of Directors shall manage the business of the BNYS and establish four standingcommittees consisting of parents and other interested persons. The Board of Directors will haveregularly scheduled meetings during the concert season. Additional meetings will be called asdeemed necessary by the Board Chairman or Conductor.
Section 4. Responsibilities of the Chairman
 The Chairman has the duty of presiding over Board of Director meetings and giving support tothe Conductor and the BNYS.
Section 5. Responsibilities of the Secretary
 The Secretary has the duty to record minutes of the Board meetings, distribute minutes to Boardmembers prior to the next meeting, and maintain a file of Board meeting minutes.
Section 6. Responsibilities of the Treasurer 
The Treasurer has the duty of collecting membership fees, paying approved bills, maintainingaccurate records, preparing proposed budget, completing organization tax forms, and providingfinancial reports to the Board.
Section 7. Responsibilities of the Historian
 The Historian shall collect and maintain a file including all publicity, and all printed matterrelated to the BNYS.
Section 8. Responsibilities of the Executive Committee
 The Executive Committee shall operate the affairs of the BNYS in the interim between meetingsof the Board of Directors and shall have the force, power, and authority of the Board of Directorsin so doing. Their acts shall be subject to review and subject to approval by the Board of Directors at their next scheduled meeting.
Section 9. Committee Chairpersons
 The Conductor and the Board of Directors shall select one person to serve as CommitteeChairperson. The Committee Chairperson shall call additional committee meetings as needed toprovide service to the BNYS.

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