Bylaws are the rules and regulations enacted by an association to provide a framework for its operation and management.
Bylaws generally provide for meetings, elections of a board of directors and officers, filling vacancies, notices, types and duties of officers, committees, assessments and other routine conduct. Bylaws are, in effect, a contract among members and must be formally adopted and/or amended.
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In early 2013, the IBPA board of directors appointed a Bylaws Working Group with the task of reviewing and amending the IBPA bylaws. The Bylaws Working Group enlisted the services of The Law Office for Non-Profits in order to ensure the suggested changes would follow proper protocol. After more than a year of review and discussion, the fully restated and amended IBPA bylaws were approved by the board of directors via unanimous written consent in August 2014.
IBPA thanks the members of its Bylaws Working Group for their diligent and thoughtful effort. These members were:
Rana DiOrio, Founder & CEO, Little Pickle Press, Inc. (Working Group Chair)
Deltina Hay, Author, Developer, Publisher, Dalton Publishing
Jonathan Kirsch, Law Offices of Jonathan Kirsch, APC
Angela Bole, Executive Director, Independent Book Publishers Association
Terry Nathan, Chief Operations Officer, Independent Book Publishers Association
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