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ARTICLE 1 - NAME
The name of this organization shall be the Association of Recycling Managers (ARM), hereafter referred to as the Association.

ARTICLE 2 - PURPOSE
The purpose of the Association shall be:

1. To share and develop information pertaining to the operation of municipal, community and institutional recycling programs.
2. To advocate and promote responsible and comprehensive waste management policies and practices which encourage waste reduction and recycling.

ARTICLE 3 - MEMBERSHIP
Membership in the Association is open to any individual who is directly responsible, in whole or in part, for the daily operation and/or planning of the recycling programs defined in section 3.1 Member Categories.
 
1. Member Categories:
 
a. Regular Member: Regular members are employees of cities, townships, or counties, and are entitled to vote and hold an office in the Association. Regular members may sit on committees, subcommittees and task forces
 
b. Associate Member: Associate members work for a state agency, have no voting privileges, and can not hold an office in the Association.  Associate members may sit on committees, subcommittees and task forces.
 
c. Lifetime Member: Lifetime membership is available to current and former regular members as granted by the membership. Lifetime members have no voting privileges and can not hold an office in the Association.  Lifetime members may sit on committees, subcommittees and task forces.
 
2. Membership List: The Association shall maintain current membership and attendance lists which shall be made available to any and all members of the Association upon request. The Treasurer shall update the membership list at least once annually.

3. Dues:  All members shall be assessed annual dues.  Dues are set annually by the membership on or before December.  Dues are payable to the Treasurer annually no later than June 15.

4. Termination of Membership: Any person's membership may be terminated by two-thirds  (2/3) vote of the membership present at a regular or special meeting as properly noticed in Article 5.

ARTICLE 4 - OFFICERS
The officers of the Association shall be a Chair, a Vice-Chair, a Secretary, and a Treasurer. The terms of each office shall be two years. No officer shall serve more than two consecutive full terms in the same office. Officers shall be elected by simple majority vote at the regular April Association meeting.

ARTICLE 5 - MEETING SCHEDULE
The Association shall hold regular meetings. The meeting place shall be determined at the previous meeting. Meeting notices and agendas shall be sent by mail or electronically to all members no later than five working days prior to the meeting.

Additional meetings may be scheduled by the Association at the regular meetings or by the elected officers. Notice of the additional meeting shall be sent to the full membership three working days in advance of the meeting date, specifying the time, place and purpose for the meeting.

ARTICLE 6 - COMMITTEES
The Association may establish committees and task forces as deemed necessary for its purposes. Committees and task forces shall meet at times other than the scheduled monthly meetings for the purpose of gathering background/ preparatory information/ materials and making recommendations to the Association for action.

ARTICLE 7 - POLICY AND ACTION
The Association shall set policy or take action by a simple majority vote of the members present at a regular or special meeting unless otherwise noted herein. 
 
ARTICLE 8 - VOTING
Each regular member shall have one vote in all matters with the exception that each entity shall be limited to only one vote per entity.  If an entity has more than one regular member in the Association representing that entity, that entity is entitled to one vote. Voting shall be by simple majority, except where otherwise specified.
 
Proxy votes shall be accepted. Proxy votes may be in writing, electronic, or by a representative in person at the meeting.
 
Except for Article 9, the Chair may conduct voting electronically (via email, phone and other electronic means) if all members are given sufficient notice to respond. Electronic voting does not apply to Article 9.
 
ARTICLE 9 - AMENDMENTS AND CHANGES
These articles may be amended or changed by introduction of the amendment(s) at a regular Association meeting. Voting (by mail, electronically or in person) on such amendment(s) shall be tallied at the subsequent regular Association meeting. A two-thirds (2/3) majority vote of Lifetime and Regular members shall be necessary for passage.
 
Written 1998
Revised January 2001
Amended April 8, 2004
Amended October 14, 2010
Amended August 15, 2013