ARTICLE I. NAME AND PURPOSE
Section 1. THE NAME of this corporation shall be Carmel Orchid Society, Inc., hereafter referred to as the Society.
Section 2. THE PURPOSE of the Society shall be to stimulate interest in the study of plants of the family Orchidaceae, to promote the conservation of native orchids, and to acquire and disseminate to members and the public at large, practical and scientific information regarding the collection, culture, hybridization, propagation, and appreciation of these plants.
ARTICLE II. MEMBERSHIP
Section 1. ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP is available to any person interested in the objectives of the Society. It is divided into four classes: 1) Single, 2) Joint, 3) Life, 4) Honorary.
Section 2. SINGLE MEMBERSHIP is open to individuals. Single members may participate in all activities of the Society, shall pay dues, and exercise the membership voting power of the Society.
Section 3. JOINT MEMBERSHIP is available to two or more members of the same household. Each joint member has the same rights and privileges as a single member.
Section 4. LIFE MEMBERSHIP is available to any individual member upon the payment of prescribed dues in one lump sum. This exempts him/her from the payment of any further dues for life.
Section 5. HONORARY MEMBERSHIP is bestowed upon active presidents of other orchid societies that reciprocate the courtesy, or as an expression of the Society's special esteem, upon occasional individuals selected by the Board of Directors for their prominence in the growing or study of orchids, or for some service to the Society. No honorary member may vote or hold office.
Section 6. APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP may be made to the treasurer and accompanied by dues for the current year.
Section 7. TERMINATION OF MEMBERSHIP because of conduct deemed prejudicial to the good of the Society may be decreed after a complete hearing before the Board of Directors and on the vote of seven of eight directors of the board. The membership of any person, over three months in arrears in dues shall be terminated automatically.
Section 8. GUESTS are welcome at meetings, but they are expected to apply for membership if they become regular attendees. Individuals are entitled to attend three meetings as guests in any one-year.
ARTICLE III. DUES
Section 1. ANNUAL DUES of the Society shall be for the calendar year. They are payable from November 1st of the preceding year and become delinquent after March 1st of the current year. If dues are not received by May 1st the membership will be terminated and the member dropped from the roster.
Section 2. THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS is authorized to modify the annual dues as deemed necessary.
Section 3. DUES FOR JOINT MEMBERSHIP shall be 150% of single membership dues for the first two members of a family group and another 50% for any additional member.
Section 4. DUES FOR LIFE MEMBERSHIP shall be 15 times the annual dues.
Section 5. HONORARY MEMBERS are exempt from payment of dues.
ARTICLE IV.DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS
Section 1. THE BUSINESS OF THE SOCIETY shall be transacted by the Board of Directors. Which is composed of four officers: President, Vice-President, Recording/Corresponding Secretary, and Treasurer, and up to 5 directors.
Section 2. TERMS OF OFFICERS and DIRECTORS shall be limited to three consecutive terms of two years each in the same office.
Section 3. DUTIES OF THE OFFICERS shall be as follows: