INTERNATIONAL ADVENTIST MUSICIANS ASSOCIATION
ARTICLE I. NAME
The name of this organization shall be the INTERNATIONAL ADVENTIST MUSICIANS ASSOCIATION.
ARTICLE II. OBJECTIVES
The INTERNATIONAL ADVENTIST MUSICIANS ASSOCIATION is organiized exclusively for charitable purposes within the meaning of section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It was formed and shall be operated exclusively for religious and educational purposes within the meaning of section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Notwithstanding any other provisions of these Articles, this corporation shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on (a) by a corporation exempt from Federal income tax under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal revenue Code of 1986 (or corresonding provision of any future United states Internal revenue Law) or (b) by a corporation contributions to which are deductible under section 170 (c) (2) of the Internal revenue Code of 1986 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Rvenue Law.) Specifically, its purpose is to promote music within the Seventh-day Adventist church as it relates to worship and its educational system. The association will not attempt to influence legislation or participate to any extent in a political campaign for or against any candidate for public office. To this end its objectives are:
A.To provide opportunity for increased interaction among Seventh-day Adventist musicians and other members of the church who are interested in music.
B. To provide a forum for discussing issues related to music in the life and worship of members of the Seventh-day Adventist church.
C. To identify and utilize creative music resources within the church.
D. To create an increased awareness of the importance of music within the church and its educational system.
E. To promote a greater awareness of the ministry and work of Seventh-day Adventist musicians.
ARTICLE Ill. MEMBERSHIP
A.Membership in the association shall be open to Seventh-day Adventist musicians and others interested in supporting the objectives stated in Article II of this constitution.
B. Payment of dues is a condition of membership.
C. Privileges and duties of membership are stated in the bylaws of the association.
D. Student memberships for music majors and minors, funded by college music departments, are available at a reduced rate.
ARTICLE IV. OFFICERS
The officers of the association shall be president, vice president, secretary-treasurer, and editor of publications.
They will serve as an executive committee responsible to the governing board.
ARTICLE V. ELECTION & SERVICE TERMS OF OFFICERS
A. The president, vice president, and secretary-treasurer of the association shall be elected biannually by a mail ballot conducted in the summer. The term of office will be two years commencing
November 1 and ending October 31. The editor of the association's publications will be appointed by the governing board. Tenure of the editor will be reviewed annually.
B. Any vacancy occurring during a term of office shall be filled by the executive committee in consultation with the governing board. A vacancy in the office of president shall be filled by the vice president.
ARTICLE VI. GOVERNING BOARD
A. The affairs and business of the association shall be managed by a governing board which shall consist of the elected officers of the association and chairs of the Seventh-day Adventist college and university music departments who are members of the association.
B. The officers of the governing board shall be:
1. Chair (president of the association)
2. Secretary-treasurer (secretary-treasurer of the association)
C. The governing board shall appoint subcommittees of the board as deemed advisable.
D. The annual meeting of the governing board shall be called by the chair in conjunction with the annual
National Association of Schools of Music convention. The president, in consultation with the
executive committee, may with four weeks' notice, schedule additional meetings of the governing
ARTICLE VII. AMENDMENTS
The constitution may be amended by a two-thirds vote of those responding to a mail ballot. An explanation of proposed amendment(s) shall be included with the ballot.
ARTICLE VIII. DISTRIBUTIONS OF NET ASSETS AND DISSOLUTION
No part of the net assets of the association shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributable to its members, trustees, officers, or other private persons, except that the association 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 Article II hereof.
The association may be dissolved by a two-thirds vote of those responding to a mail ballot. Reason(s) for the dissolution shall be included with the ballot. Upon Winding up and dissolution of this corporation, after paying or adequately providing for the debts and obligations of the corporation, the remaining assets shall be distributed to a non-profit fund, foundation or corporation which is organized and operated exclusively for charitable, educational, religious, and or scientific purposes and which has established its tax exempt status under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
In the event of dissolution of this nonprofit corporation, the INTERNATIONAL ADVENTIST MUSICIANS ASSOCIATION, all net assets and all records and related materials of the association shall be given either to the Adventist Heritage Room at the library of Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan, a 501 (c)(3) organization, or to the library at Walla Walla College, College Place WA, a 501 (c)(3) organization, to be used for one or more exempt purposes within the meaning of section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Any net assets of the association not so disposed shall be disposed by a Court of Competent Jurisdiction in the county in which the principal office of the association is then located, exclusively for furtherance of the purposes set forth in Article II hereof.
If an endowment for the association is established, it and any accrued reserves would be forwarded to fall-back recipient institutions which must be named by the donor at the time of the initial gift. More specifically, if a donor gave $10,000 to IAMA’s endowment, he or she would be asked to name another Internal Revenue Code 501 (c) (3) organization to which that money, plus a proportioned amount of accumulated reserves, if any, could be given if dissolution were to happen.
A. DUTIES OF MEMBERS
The membership shall (1) elect the officers of the association and representatives for the governing board, (2) receive reports, (3) consider items that may be referred to it by the governing board, and (4) transact such other business as may property come before the association.
B. DUTIES OF THE GOVERNING BOARD
The governing board shall (1) be the policy-initiating body of the association, (2) provide for the fiscal structure, (3) approve the annual operating budgets and recommend dues, (4) serve as the association may indicate, (5) propose an annual program of work for the association, (6) appraise the degree to which the association is accomplishing its objectives and report to the association, (7) meet at least once annually as described in Article VI, Section D of the constitution, and (8) endorse proposed amendments to the constitution and bylaws for ratification by the membership.
The association shall schedule an annual meeting in conjunction with the annual convention of the National Association of Schools of Music. Special meetings may be called as deemed necessary.
Prior to each scheduled meeting, an agenda and detailed listing of proposed actions will be forwarded to members of the governing board. A majority response in person or writing will constitute a quorum.
E. QUALIFICATION FOR OFFICERS
Officers and other members of the governing board, shall be regular paying members of the association.
F. FISCAL YEAR
The fiscal year for the association and subsidiary organizations shall terminate on October 31 of each year.
1. The basic dues for membership in the association shall be recommended by the governing board and voted by the membership. Dues are payable at the time of assessment.
2. Funds accumulated by the association shall be disbursed by action of the executive board.
3. Dues shall be used for routine expenses of the association or chapter, and to aid in funding activities, projects, publications and research.
H. IAMA NOTES
The IAMA NOTES shall be the official publication of the association. It will be published on a quarterly basis. An annually revised directory of membership will be provided at the end of each year.
The financial report of the association shall be reviewed annually by the governing board.
These bylaws may be amended by a two-thirds vote of those responding to a mail ballot. An explanation of proposed amendment(s) shall be included with the ballot.