The name of the society shall be the West Shore Orchid Society of Northern Ohio.
The society shall be non-profit with the purpose of bringing together for the study and
education those persons who are interested in orchids.
There shall be two classes of members; Regular members and honorary lifetime members.
Regular members are those persons whose dues are paid in accordance with these by-laws.
Honorary are those persons chosen by this society to be so honored because of their efforts
and outstanding contributions to the society and/or field of orchids. Honorary members shall
not pay dues.
IV. Elected Officers
The officers of the society shall consist of a president, a vice-president, a secretary, a treasurer,
and one trustee who shall hold office for two years or until their successors are elected.
V. Appointed Positions
Election of officers shall be at the December meeting, in even numbered years, which meeting
is designated as the annual meeting. The newly elected officers shall preside at the February
The regular meetings of the society shall be held on the third Wednesday of February, April,
June, October, and December unless otherwise arranged by the executive committee. The
summer meeting shall be a picnic and auction held on a Sunday in August. Special meetings
may be held at the call of the president.
The annual dues of the society shall be payable at the December meeting for the following
year. Any member who shall fail to pay his/ her dues after notice and is not paid up by the
February meeting shall be dropped from membership. New members joining the society at or
after the picnic shall be considered paid for the following year.
The society shall maintain good standing in the American Orchid Society and the Mid-American
A quorum shall consist of twenty regular members present at a regular meeting.
XII. Change of By-Laws
These by-laws may be changed or amended at any regular meeting of the society by a two-
thirds affirmative vote of the regular members present. The executive committee shall present
the revisions or amendments to be proposed at least one regular meeting before voting.
XIII. Parliamentary Authority
The rules contained in “Robert’s Rules of Order, Revised” shall govern the society in all
cases to which they are applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with these by-laws.