Bylaws

Article I. Name
This organization shall be named the Northern Virginia Chapter of the Virginia Writers Club.

Article II. Purpose
The purpose of this organization, which is non-profit, shall be to provide a means of exchanging ideas and stimulating the art and craft of professional writing.

Article III. Membership
Any adult interested in the art and craft of professional writing and in enhancing their skills and opportunities in professional writing may become a member of this organization. This organization will seek to attract members from Arlington, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudon, Prince William counties and the City of Alexandria who are interested. Membership in the Virginia Writers Club is a requirement for chapter membership.

Article IV. Officers
The elected officers of this organization shall be a president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer. Officers shall serve for a term of one year, upon nomination and election at the first meeting of this organization in the month of January. The officers will conduct the normal business of the organization and organize and conduct the meetings of its membership. The president may appoint committees as deemed necessary. The president and vice president shall serve as chapter representatives for quarterly meetings of the Virginia Writers Club.

Article V. Meetings
This organization shall normally meet once a month, unless it is decided otherwise by a plurality vote of members. The meeting in January shall constitute an annual membership meeting and will include election of officers.

Article VI. Finances
This organization charges membership dues of $30 per calendar year. Dues will be prorated for new members. Should the organization disband, any collected funds will be donated to the Virginia Writers Club.

Article VII. Parliamentary Authority
Roberts Rules of Order Newly Revised shall be the parliamentary authority of this organization when applicable and when not inconsistent with these bylaws or any special rules adopted by this organization.

Article VIII. Relationship to the Virginia Writers Club

This organization is a chapter of the Virginia Writers Club and will require its members to become members of the statewide organization.

Article IX. Amendments
These bylaws may be amended by a two-thirds vote of the members present at any regular or called meeting, provided that notice of the meeting shall include the nature of any proposed amendment, and that such notice shall be given to members at the two preceding meetings.