Governance Matters

Posts here will be about WAA Board, Governance and membership issues.

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August 16 2015

Revised exhibition calendar

for the rest of this year

Click to download your copy

 

Please take a careful look, several important dates have changed.

Highlights:
The Annual Auction has been rescheduled to Saturday, October 17, 1pmThe Noteworthy exhibition has been extended to August 30
Pick-up is now Monday, August 31, 12-6pmThe September Group Show is now September 5 – 27The October Group Show is now October 24 – November 29

The Holiday Show is now December 5January 3

Check the new calendar for additional information
including all new submission and pick-up dates.

As always we will be sending you reminders about
our exhibitions and events as the dates approach.

Feel free to get in touch with any questions you may have.
Just send an email to:

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July 16, 2015

Update from the Board of Directors

Dear WAAM Members,

We wanted to let you know, in case you had not known, that Neil Trager has retired from the WAAM. With Neil’s retirement, the Board of Directors is currently interviewing highly qualified candidates for the Executive Director position. Unfortunately, Karen St. Pierre has also decided to leave WAAM. We regret losing her talents, hard work and professionalism. We thank Karen for her contribution to the success of this year’s Splash and for all the work she’s done as Deputy Executive Director.

This year’s Splash event was a wonderful success. We thank all of you who contributed art, services and time to make WAAM’s biggest fundraiser even better than last year’s wonderful event. It is our hope that Splash will continue to grow and provide WAAM with a stable source of fundraising for years to come.

In other WAAM news, The Towbin Wing exhibition “Music in the Woods: Celebrating the Maverick Centennial,” curated by Susana Torruella Leval, opens July 18th. As we celebrate Maverick’s 100 years, we’re thinking about our own upcoming Centennial.

WAAM made huge strides during Neil’s year with us, building upon the dedicated work of our last director, Josephine Bloodgood. We are grateful for the people who have given so much of themselves to WAAM filling this position in the past, and we’re confident that the next Executive Director will build upon that tradition.

While the leadership of WAAM has been in transition, we’ve been fortunate to have our talented and dedicated staff running the show. Thanks to Carl Van Brunt (Gallery Director, Membership, Exhibitions, Publicity), Emily Jones (Archivist and Gallery Associate), Beth Humphrey (Education Curator), Joan Clancy (Gallery Associate), Sue DeSanna (Gallery Assistant) and Ben Caswell (Preparator and Building Manager). We congratulate Beth and the Education program on its 10th anniversary, and we welcome Sue to her new position at the front desk.

You, as members, are why WAAM exists. With the importance of our historic permanent collection, the talent and renown of our current exhibiting artist membership and the service WAAM provides to the community, WAAM approaches our centennial with much excitement. Your membership, attendance at openings and events and volunteerism continue what the artists began back in 1919 and we appreciate your ongoing support.

Sincerely,

Daniel Rubenstein

Chairman, Board of Directors

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September 18, 2014.

Neil cameraNeil Trager begins work as the new Executive Director/Curator at the Woodstock Artists Association & Museum.

Welcome!

September 5 2014 Board Post

The WAA Board met on Friday September 5 for it’s first meeting of the new term. Congratulations to the new Board Officers:

Chairman/President: Daniel Rubenstein

Vice President: Clara Steinzor

Treasure: Scott Clugstone

Secretary: Llyn Towner

New Board member: Joyce Washor was appointed to the Board to fil the Active artist vacancy.

New chairs were elected to some Board committees and the full Board and Board committee list will be posted here when completed.

Llyn Towner

 

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 August 32, 2014

The following members were elected to the WAA Board today:

Active Artists Members

Cynthia Carlaw

Scott Clugstone

Sharon Rousseau

Llyn Towner

Iris York

 Associate Member Daniel Rubenstein

Congratulations to all new Board members!

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GENERAL MEMBERSHIP  MEETING & ELECTIONS  Sunday, August 24 10:30 am WAAM, 28 Tinker St, Woodstock

Currently paid members should have already received ballots. If you did not receive a ballot within the last week by email or mail and believe you are a currently paid member or would like to renew, please contact us at 845-679-2940.

Active members may vote for both Active and Associate member candidates. Per the WAAM bylaws, Associate members may only vote for Associate candidates.

Candidates for WAAM Board of Directors *    click here for Candidate Bios 

Active Member Candidates (5) – 6 open seats

Cynthia Carlaw

Scott Clugstone

Sharon Rousseau

Llyn Towner

Iris York

Associate Member Candidates – 1 open seat

Bob Gould

Daniel Rubenstein

Kathryn Spata
* The slate remains open until the day of the election per the 2010 bylaws. Should anyone else wish to run, please contact us immediately.

Please read below about voting:

If you are currently paid-up, you were sent a unique ballot within the past week by email or mail. Please use the ballot sent to you. Check your inbox if you missed it. Ballots should be printed and returned by fax (845-679-2198 fax) or submitted in person. YOU MAY NOT VOTE BY EMAIL. These instructions are included on the ballot sent to you and are the same as last year. If you have trouble printing the ballot or believe you are eligible to vote (a currently paid member) and did not receive a ballot, please contact us immediately at 845-679-2940.

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Call for Candidates

We need six (6) active artist members and one (1) associate member

to run for the WAA, Inc. Board of Directors for the 2014 – 2015 term

Dear WAAM Members:

WAAM Board Elections:  Sunday August 24th General Membership Meeting.

This is a time of change for the Woodstock Artists Association & Museum. We are in transition and the search for a new Executive Director is well underway.  This will be a new era for WAAM with a new Executive Director, a new vision, a new strategy, a new direction, new energy, and a new Board, and you can be a part of creating that future and add to the gathering momentum toward our 100th Anniversary.

Candidates:

Qualifications of Board members: each member shall be at least eighteen (18) years of age and shall be a member in good standing. The WAA Board of Directors consists of 11 Active Artist members and 4 Associate members. Directors are elected for a three year term (but do not always serve that long) and may run for a second consecutive three year term.

The full slate of confirmed candidates will be announced by August 14th

So far we have three declared Active Artist member candidates and three Associate member candidates

If you are willing to serve on the WAA Board, are able to commit the time to attend monthly Board meetings and work on at least one Board committee, feel that the WAAM would benefit from your skills, experience and energy and want to run for this rewarding office, please call the WAAM office at 679-2940 or email info@woodstockart.org and leave a message with your name and contact information.

Nominations will be accepted for inclusion on the ballot up until July 31st when the slate will be closed so that the Nominating Committee can gather the Candidate Statements and prepare the ballot. Per the 2010 Bylaws, any member may also become a candidate by declaration prior to the actual vote, bearing in mind that most of the votes will have already been cast by that time since we may vote any time after receiving the ballot and also by proxy.

Thank you,

WAAM Nominating Committee July 12, 2014

 

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Parking at WAAM: A Message from the Board of Directors

Dear Friends,

Please help us to prevent further deterioration of our bluestone driveway by minimizing parking in the front of the building. In the future, we hope to restore our beautiful entrance way and this new policy will help to maintain it in good condition for years to come.

We know there will be exceptions. Parking is allowed under these circumstances involving WAAM-related business:

1. Intake Day and Pickup – for the handicapped and for those with big, bulky or cumbersome artwork. All others, for example, an able-bodied person with a small piece, please park elsewhere.

2. Loading and unloading large or cumbersome items. Once you have loaded or unloaded, if you still need to be at the WAAM for an extended time, please park elsewhere.

3. Handicap drop off and pick up – once you drop off or pick up the person, please park elsewhere.

The Town provides handicapped parking close to the WAAM: across the street by the Trailways bus stop and in front of the Dutch Reformed Church. Please use these areas when you are able.

Another reason for the new parking policy is that we want our entrance way to be more welcoming when open and when closed. When cars are parked out front, it does not show well and in some cases makes it difficult for visitors to approach.

We know there will be a period of adjustment to this new policy but we ask for all members, staff, volunteers, and visitors to comply with these new guidelines. You can also help by passing the word around as we have noticed people not on WAAM business use our entrance way and then go into Town to do their business.

Please help to make the WAAM more accessible, more welcoming and in good condition for years to come.

Thank you for your cooperation,

WAAM Board of Directors

If you have any comments or concerns, please reply to this email. Your feedback will be forwarded to the WAAM Board of Directors.

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WOODSTOCK ARTISTS ASSOCIATION

Constitution and Bylaws

Approved November 21, 2010

ARTICLE ONE: PREAMBLE

The Woodstock Artists Association, Inc. (sometimes referred to herein as “WAA” or the “Association”) is an organization founded in 1919 by and for the artists of Woodstock. The primary purpose of the not-for-profit membership association is to maintain its Art Gallery and conduct a schedule of broadly varied exhibitions presented free to the public, displaying works by both members and nonmembers from the greater Woodstock area. The WAA safeguards, exhibits, and develops an historic Permanent Collection of works by Woodstock artists. The organization’s Archives, along with the Permanent Collection, provide a resource of national importance to art historians and scholars. The Association also seeks to foster the arts and art education in the community and to encourage emerging artists. Concerts, lectures, and other events add to the gallery’s recognized status as one of the region’s leading cultural centers.

ARTICLE TWO: OFFICES

The office of the Association shall be located in the Town of Woodstock, County of Ulster, State of New York.

ARTICLE THREE: MEMBERS

1.         Classes of membership. There shall be two classes of membership: Active and Associate.

2.         Active Members. Artists residing in the Woodstock area (herein defined as within a 50 mile radius of the village) shall be admitted as active members upon submission of representative samples of their work to a jury selected by the Exhibition Committee, and approval by a majority of the jury.

No jurors may be members of the Board of Directors (sometimes referred to herein as the “Board”) and an attempt will be made to select jurors with diverse artistic points of view. The jurying date(s) shall be announced by the Exhibition Committee. For an applicant who has had work accepted by four different jurors of four separate shows within two years the requirement to submit representative samples and obtain jury approval shall be waived.

3.         Associate Members. Persons who are not active members may become associate members upon payment of the annual dues fixed for that class of membership. Associate members may serve on any committee of the Association. Associate members may also serve on the Board.

4.         Other Categories of Membership. The Board may adopt such other categories of membership from time to time as it deems in the best interests of the Association.

5.         Dues. The annual dues for the various classes of membership shall be fixed by the Board.

6.         Voting Rights. Active members shall have the right to vote on all matters normally voted upon by the members of a not-for-profit corporation. The active members shall elect the active members of the Board, and participate in the vote for the four associate members of the Board. Associate members shall be non-voting members, except that they, together with the active members, shall elect the associate members of the Board.

7.         Suspension of Members. A member may be suspended or expelled for cause such as violation of these Bylaws, or for conduct prejudicial to the best interests of the Association. Suspension or expulsion shall be by a two-thirds vote of the Board. Whenever the Board shall decide to institute a disciplinary proceeding against a member, the member shall be given no less than seven days written notice of the charges and the time and place of the Board hearing. At the hearing, the member shall have the right to hear the case against him or her and present evidence on his or her own behalf.

ARTICLE FOUR: THE BOARD

1.         The Board shall manage all activities of the Association.

2.         There shall be fifteen (15) Board members.

3.         Qualifications of Board members: each member shall be at least eighteen (18) years of age and shall be a member in good standing for one (1) year. Eleven (11) Board members shall be Active members.  The remaining four (4) shall be Associate members who shall have full voting rights except in matters of exhibitions.

4.         Election and Term of Office: At the August Biannual meeting the active members of the Board shall be elected by the active members of WAA and the associate members of the Board shall be elected by both the active members and the associate members of WAA as set forth in ARTICLE SEVEN.  Except as set forth in Section 10 in the case of vacancies, all Board members shall have three (3) year terms and no Board member shall serve more than two (2) consecutive three-year terms.

5.         Quorum:  A majority of the entire Board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of any business. The vote of a majority of the Board present at the time of a vote, if a quorum is present at such time, shall be the act of the Board.

6.         Board meetings: the first meeting of each newly elected Board shall be held at the WAA Gallery or at such other place within the Town of Woodstock designated by the Board, no later than one week following the August Biannual membership meeting. In addition, Board meetings shall be held at least once a month during the rest of the year. Minutes of Board meetings shall be available to the general membership. All WAA Board meetings shall be open to the membership, except at such times that the Board elects to meet in “Executive Session.”

7.         Method of Governing Meetings. All meetings of the Board shall be governed by parliamentary procedure according to the latest edition of Robert’s Rules of Order. provided that the Constitution and Bylaws of the WAA must prevail in any conflict between said Rules and the Constitution and Bylaws.

8.         Notice of meetings:  Meetings of the Board shall be held on ten (10) days prior notice given in such format as is reasonable to provide notice to all Board members; except in the case of business which must be completed in less than ten (10) days (“emergency”) the notice period shall be reduced to 24 hours.  Such “short notice emergency” meetings shall be limited in scope to those matters set forth in an agenda for the meeting which shall be included in the meeting notice.

9.         Leave of absence and temporary vacancies: the Board may, for good cause, grant a Board member a leave of absence for up to one year. In such event, the Board may select an interim replacement.

10.       Vacancies: in the event of a vacancy on the Board such as resignation, removal or death, the remaining members of the Board may appoint a replacement until the next August Biannual meeting at which time the membership shall elect a successor to serve the balance of the original term or for a full new term. If the vacancy should occur in the first or second years of a three-year term, the director elected at the following August Biannual meeting shall be elected for the balance of the original term; if, however, the vacancy is created in the third and last year of a term, the director elected at the following August Biannual meeting shall be elected for a new full three-year term. A director that fills a vacancy, whether by Board appointment or election or both, may only be elected for one full three-year term immediately thereafter, not two consecutive three-year terms.

11.      Removal of Board members; the membership, either by its own initiative or upon recommendation of the Board, may, by a two-thirds vote, remove a Board member for cause. (“Cause” as used herein shall mean:  a violation of this Constitution and Bylaws or conduct prejudicial to the best interests of the Association.)  Only those members who belong to the membership class which elected the Board member are eligible to vote on the question of removal. Upon the membership deciding by a simple majority to commence a removal proceeding against a Board member, this member shall be given no less than seven day’s written notice of the charges against him or her and of the time and place of the hearing of the case by the membership. At the hearing, the Board member shall have the right to hear the case against him or her and to present evidence in his or her own behalf.

ARTICLE FIVE: OFFICERS

1.         Number. The officers of the WAA shall be a Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer.

2.         Election and Term of Office. The officers shall be elected by the Board from their number at the first Board meeting after the August Biannual meeting. The terms of office shall be one year.

3.         Chairperson. The Chairperson shall preside at all meetings of members and shall serve as Chairperson of the Board, presiding at all meetings thereof. He or she shall be a nonvoting, ex-officio member of all committees, and shall supervise and manage all of the business and affairs of the WAA subject to the control of the Board. He or she shall further sign with the Treasurer, such contracts and obligations as are authorized by the Board, and appoint or designate at regular periods a committee or accountant to audit the books and accounts of the Treasurer.

4.         Vice-Chairperson. The Vice Chairperson shall, in the absence or disability of the Chairperson, perform the duties and exercise the powers of the Chairperson. The Vice-Chairperson shall have such powers and perform such duties as may be delegated by the Chairperson or prescribed by the Board.

5.         Secretary. The secretary shall be responsible for the recording of all minutes of the Board and membership meetings and the prompt posting of same at a conspicuous place at the WAA gallery. The Secretary shall give notice of all meetings and shall keep a record of all minutes and other legally required documents of the WAA.

6.         Treasurer. The Treasurer shall be the custodian of the funds of the WAA, shall disburse the money of the Association as approved by the Board, shall keep a full and accurate account of all funds handled by him or her, shall present to the Board a statement of all financial transactions of the Association whenever requested and shall present to the August Biannual meeting a Statement of the Year. The accounts of the Treasurer shall be audited by a committee or an accountant appointed by the Chairperson for that purpose. The Treasurer shall be bonded.

7.         Removal of Officers. Any officer elected by the Board may be removed for cause by a two-thirds vote of the Board. (“Cause” as used herein shall mean:  a violation of this Constitution and Bylaws or conduct prejudicial to the best interests of the Association.) The officer shall be given written, timely notice of the charges and an opportunity to hear the case and present evidence on his or her own behalf.

8.         Vacancies. If an office becomes vacant, the Board shall elect another person, from their number, to fill such vacancy.

ARTICLE SIX: COMMITTEES OF THE WAA

1.         There shall be the following standing committees:

A.        Exhibition Committee: shall be responsible for exhibitions in the Main Gallery, Middle Gallery and Downstairs Founders Gallery, the sculpture competition, annual membership print, active member jurying and calendar. This committee shall be chaired by an active member.

B.        Governance Committee: shall be responsible for Board member orientation, and development, Constitution and Bylaws reviews, ethics and nominations. The Committee shall throughout the year, seek candidates with needed skills to fill positions on the Board.

C.        Fundraising Committee: shall recommend to the Board actions to be taken by the Association for the purpose of raising monies, other than dues and commissions on gallery sales, and upon approval of the Board, organizing and accomplishing such actions.

D.        Permanent Collection and Archives Committee: acquisitions, de-accessions, preservation of the Permanent Collection and the Archives as outlined in the Permanent Collection Guidelines. The Chairperson shall act in consultation with the Permanent Collection Curator, if any, to create exhibitions in the Association’s Towbin wing.

E.         Volunteer/ Member Liaison Committee: shall act as a communications vehicle between the Board and the members and shall recommend to the Board actions and/or policies to improve and enhance membership and the membership experience. The Committee shall take all steps necessary to recruit, encourage and support volunteers throughout the year for Exhibition Intake, Hospitality, the Annual Auction and other activities.

F.         Building and Maintenance Committee: shall be responsible for coordinating and overseeing maintenance and repair of the Association’s building and grounds.

G.        The Finance Committee shall be responsible for preparing an annual budget for the Association and recommending financial policy to the Board.  The Board shall appoint an Investment Committee which shall act as a sub-committee of the Finance Committee and which shall be responsible for investing and managing the Association’s funds including all stocks, bonds, gifts, bequests, real property or other capital property of the WAA with the exception of the Permanent Collection. Any sale or transfer of such property shall be with the approval of the full Board. The Finance Committee and Investment Committees shall provide regular information to the Board.

H.        Public Relations and Communications Committee: shall be responsible for communicating and promoting the activities of the WAA to its members and the public through all appropriate media.

I.         Personnel Committee shall be responsible for:

Job descriptions; duties and hours
Annual reviews
Compensation
Increases
Benefits
Bonuses
Communication with staff.

J.          The Education Committee shall be responsible for recommending educational programs to the Board. The Chairperson shall act in consultation with the Education Curator, if any.

2.         The Board may create any other committees it deems necessary.

3.         Selection of Committee Chairs and members: The Chairperson of each committee shall be selected by the Board from the members of the Board. Each committee Chairperson shall select an appropriate number of WAA members to serve on the committee.

4.         Removal of Committee members. The Board, by a two-thirds vote, may remove any Committee Chairs who in the opinion of the Board are not functioning for the good of the Association. Other committee members serve at the pleasure of the Committee chairperson.

5. The Chairperson of the WAA/Board shall be a non-voting ex-officio member of all committees.

ARTICLE SEVEN: MEETINGS OF MEMBERS

 

1.         Place of Meeting. Meetings of members shall be held at the WAA Gallery, or at such other place within the town of Woodstock as shall be designated from time to time by the Board.

2.         Biannual Meetings. Meetings of members shall be held twice a year. Once during the last week of May and the other in the last week of August. The specific time and place shall be fixed by the Board.

3.         Other Meetings. Special meetings of the members may be called by the Board. They shall also be called by the chairperson upon the written request of ten active members.

4.         Agenda. The order of business at the general membership meetings shall be as follows:

Calling the meeting to order;

Proof of Notice of Meeting or waiver thereof;

Verification of quorum;

Reading of minutes of last General Meeting, or waiver thereof;

Reading of communications;

Reports of officers;

Reports of committees;

Election of Board members (August biannual meeting only);

Transaction of other business.

The business conducted at special meetings shall be limited to those items set forth in the written notice of meeting.

5.         Method of Governing Meetings. All meetings of members shall be governed by parliamentary procedure according to the latest edition of Robert’s Rules of Order, provided that the Constitution and Bylaws of the WAA must prevail in any conflict between said Rules and the Constitution and Bylaws.

6.         Notice of Meeting. Written notice of  meetings stating the time and place shall be given to all members in person, by first class mail or by e-mail not less than ten, or more than twenty, days before the date of the meeting. The notice for any special meeting shall state the purpose thereof and indicate whether the meeting is being called at the request of the Board or the members.

7.         Quorum of Members. Ten percent of the active membership constitutes a quorum for those questions on which only the active members are entitled to vote. Ten percent of the entire membership constitutes a quorum for those questions on which the entire membership is entitled to vote. A member may authorize in writing another person or persons to act for him or her by proxy, or may send in a written vote. Proxies or absentee votes must be validated by the Secretary of the WAA prior to the vote.

8.         Procedures for Nominating and Electing Board Members.  At the May biannual meeting, the Governance Committee shall advise as to those active or associate Board seats that will be vacant for the upcoming term and shall solicit nominations until the date announced for the closing of the slate to be listed in the notice for the August Biannual meeting.  A Nominating Subcommittee of the Governance Committee shall be formed consisting of no more than four Board members and four members who are not candidates for office.  The Nominating Subcommittee shall seek to fill the slate with at least two candidates for every open seat and shall solicit biographies of the candidates which shall be included in the notice of meeting given pursuant to

Section 6.  Any member may also become a candidate by declaration prior to the actual vote.  At the August biannual meeting the active members of the Board shall be elected by the active members of the Association and the associate members of the Board shall be elected by both the active members and the associate members of the Association.

ARTICLE EIGHT: EXHIBITION SPACES AND POLICIES

 

The WAA building has the following exhibition spaces: the Main Gallery, the Towbin Wing, the Middle Gallery, the Downstairs Founders Gallery and the

Y.E.S. Gallery.

1.         The Main Gallery is the principal exhibition space of the WAA. It shall house juried shows and active member’s exhibits. There shall not be fewer than six shows a year, one of which shall be a non-juried show open only to active members. At least once a year a special exhibition shall be held in the Main Gallery. The exhibitions are the responsibility of the Exhibitions Committee with the approval of the Board.

2.         The purpose of the Towbin Wing is the exhibition of works from the WAA Permanent Collection. Borrowed work may be used to supplement such exhibitions when necessary. There shall be a minimum of three exhibitions a year. The content of, and schedule for, Towbin Wing exhibitions are the responsibility of the Curator of the Permanent Collection, if any, and the Permanent Collection and Archives Committee with the approval of the Board.

3.         The Middle Gallery shall primarily be used for solo exhibitions. These shows shall be the responsibility of a jury chosen by the Exhibition Committee with the approval of the Board.  An artist must wait a minimum of five years after having a solo show before resubmitting for solo show jurying. There may be occasional special shows in this gallery.

4.         The Downstairs Founders Gallery shall, in general, be used for juried shows and active members’ exhibits.  Its shows and exhibitions are the responsibility of the Exhibitions Committee with the approval of the Board.

5.         The Y.E.S. Gallery is the Youth Exhibition Space Gallery and its shows shall be the responsibility of the Education Curator of the WAA, if any, and the Education Committee with the approval of the Board.

6.         Except for shows open only to members, all nonmembers residing in the Woodstock area shall have the same exhibition rights as members upon payment of a submission fee fixed by the Board.

ARTICLE NINE: MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

1.         Welfare Fund. The Woodstock Artists Sam Klein Welfare Fund is for the use of active members of the WAA only. Its Chairperson will be appointed by the Board for a 3-year term and will report to the Board at least once a year. Members receiving loans from the fund will be required to repay the loan within a time agreed upon or will be asked to contribute art of equal value.

2.         The Jane Burr Winslow Endowment Fund was created in 1992. All income from the fund shall be utilized by the WAA on as-needed basis for general operating expenses. The principle of the fund shall remain intact and not be subject to invasion except in the case of extreme emergency as defined by a two-thirds majority of the Board. Additional capital may be invested in this fund subject to these terms through fund-raising, gifts and bequests.

3.         Fiscal Year. The fiscal year of the WAA shall begin on the first day of January and terminate on the last day of December in each calendar year.

4.         Amendment and Repeal of Bylaws. The Bylaws may be amended, repealed or adopted if a majority of active members plus ten (10) additional active members vote in favor of such amendment, repeal or adoption by mail, by proxy or in person. These votes shall be counted at a duly constituted membership meeting with no less than twenty days’ written notice being given by first class mail to each member. Such notice shall specify the changes or amendments being proposed. In addition, a copy of the proposed changes or amendments shall also be posted at the WAA for a similar twenty-day period prior to the meeting.

5.         Dissolution of the WAA. In the event of dissolution, all remaining assets and property of the Association shall, after necessary expenses thereof, be distributed to such organizations as shall qualify under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, as amended, subject to an order of a justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York.

WAA Board Election 2013

August 18 2013

woodstock-DSC_4230_waa_galleryWe had a fine meeting this morning with reports from the Chair, Pat Horner and the Chairs of the WAA standing committees.  Retiring from the Board at the end of this term: associate members Vivienne Hodges, Treasurer and Chair Investments and Personnel committees and  Sylvia Leonard Wolf, Chair Permanent Collection & Archives committee and active members, Fran Garofalo, Secretary and Chair Education committee; Harriet Livathinos, Chair Exhibition committee; Llyn Towner, Vice President and Chair Governance, Nominating and (Co-chair) Events Committees ans Iris York, member Governance, Personnel and Events committees.

Congratulations to the newly elected Board members:  

Active members: David Morris Cunningham; Susan Asarian Nickerson; Lynn Patterson and Angela P. Schapiro

Associate members: Judy Chaifetz; Katie Jellinghaus; Barbara Klippert and Leonard Levitan.

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING & ELECTIONS

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Sunday, August 18, 10:30 am

WAAM, 28 Tinker St, Woodstock

Currently paid members with email should have already received ballots. If you did not receive a ballot by email within the last 24 hours and believe you are a currently paid member or would like to renew, please contact us at info@woodstockart.org or 845-679-2940.

Per the WAAM bylaws, Active members may vote for both Active and Associate member candidates. Associate members may vote only for Associate candidates.

Candidates for WAAM Board of Directors *

Click here for Candidate Bios

Active Member Candidates – 4 open seats

David Morris Cunningham

Susan Asarian Nickerson

Lynn L. Patterson

Angela P. Schapiro

Associate Member Candidates – 4 open seats

Judy Chaifetz

David C. Ekroth

Katie Jellinghaus (incumbent)

Barbara Klippert (incumbent)

Leonard Levitan

Dan Rubenstein

* The slate remains open until the day of the election per the 2010 bylaws. Should anyone else wish to run, please contact us immediately.

Please read below about voting:

If you are on our email list, you were sent a unique ballot. Please use the ballot sent to you. Check your email inbox if you missed it.

Ballots should be printed and returned by mail, fax (845-679-2198 fax), or submitted in person. YOU MAY NOT VOTE BY EMAIL. These instructions are included on the ballot sent to you and are the same as last year.

If you have trouble printing the ballot or believe you are eligible to vote (a currently paid member) and did not receive a ballot, please contact us immediately at info@woodstockart.org or 845-679-2940.

If you do not have an email address in our membership database and are eligible to vote, you will receive a ballot by mail by August 8.

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