NCBOA Bylaws

ARTICLE I-Purpose

The North Carolina Bar Owners Association (NCBOA) is a non-profit 501c6 organization founded, directed, and managed by bar owners from across the state. We are a bipartisan group of bar owners working together to serve as a resource and a voice for private bar owners across the state. 

 

ARTICLE II-SPECIFIC PURPOSE

NCBOA aims to serve as a resource and voice for bar owners across the state. We will work closely with state and local officials to build better relationships, advocate for changes within the NCABC system, and educate the public on who we are and what we really do. Our objectives include:

  1. Ensure equal treatment to other ABC permitted establishments
  2. Lobbying for direct state and federal aid. As well as other issues that impact our industry
  3. Sales Tax relief
  4. Permit fee relief for 2021
  5. Changes to local ABC boards

 

ARTICLE III-MEMBERSHIP FOR PRIVATE BAR OWNERS

  • Eligibility for Membership

Application for membership shall be open to any North Carolina private bar owner. Membership is granted on an individual basis. Each owner will be required to join via application procedure and payment of annual dues.  Membership is granted after completion of membership application, annual dues paid, verification of private bar permit, and review of application by the Board of Directors.

  • Annual Dues

The amount required for annual dues for private bar owner level membership shall be $100 each year, unless by a majority vote of the members at an annual meeting.  Continued membership is contingent upon being up-to-date on membership dues.

  • Rights of Owner Level Members

Each member shall be eligible to attend weekly meetings to raise and voice concerns and subscribe to exclusive online content.  

Each member shall be eligible to enroll in exclusive discount programs as they become available. 

Each member shall be eligible to attend the annual meeting and nominate a person for any elected board seat vacancies.

Each member shall have the right to 1 vote for vacant elected board seats at the annual meeting.

Each member shall have the right to inspect the accounts and records of this association at reasonable times by way of inquiry or during meetings.

  • Revocation of Membership

Any member may resign by filing a written resignation with the Executive Board. Failure to pay the annual due by February 1st of current year will result in immediate revocation of membership.

 

ARTICLE IV-MEMBERSHIP FOR BAR STAFF

  • Eligibility for Staff Membership

Application for membership shall be open to any staff member of a privately owned in the State of North Carolina. Membership is granted on an individual basis. Each staff member will be required to join via application procedure and payment of annual dues.  Membership is granted after completion of membership application, annual dues paid, and verification of employment, and review of application by the Board of Directors.

  • Annual Dues 

The amount required for annual dues for private bar staff level membership shall be $50 each year, unless by a majority vote of the members at an annual meeting.  Continued membership is contingent upon being up-to-date on membership dues.

  • Rights of members
  • Staff level memberships include access to website content for staff members, staff message boards and access to monthly staff level member meetings hosted by the NCBOA Executive and Board of Directors with other staff from across the state. Staff level memberships always have a voice, but no vote.

 

  • Revocation of Membership

Any member may resign by filing a written resignation with the Executive Board. Failure to pay the annual due by February 1st of the current year will result in immediate revocation of membership.

 

ARTICLE V-MEETING OF OWNER LEVEL MEMBERS

  • REGULAR MEETINGS for all owner level members shall be held virtually every Monday at time designated by the board. Notice and schedules of meetings will be available through facebook announcements. Meetings are subject to change.
  • ANNUAL MEETING for all owner level members shall take place in the month of October.  The specific time, date, place will be designated by the Board.  Annual meetings shall consist of elections (if applicable), review of financial reports, and upcoming activities for the year.
  • SPECIAL MEETINGS may be called by the Board as needed to fill immediate board vacancies or as specific issues arise that need immediate attention

ARTICLE VI-EXECUTIVE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • The Executive Board will permanently consist of 

Danielle Bull-President

Jason Ruth-Vice President

Tiffany Howell-Treasurer

Drew Wofford-Secretary 

(collectively known as “The Executive Board’)

Unless otherwise resigned or removed by ¾ vote of the Executive Board. Executive Board vacancies will be filled by way of special meeting and majority vote of the Board of Directors.

  • General Powers and requirements of the Executive Board The Executive Board shall preside over all meetings, have general and active management of the association,record all proceedings and minutes of all meetings, send notices to members of meetings, direct funding for the organization, supply accurate financial reports, and have the power to purchase necessities for the management of the association.
  • Compensation No member of the Executive Board shall at any time receive any compensation for their services.
  • Filling elected board vacancies The Executive Board reserves the right to immediately fill vacant or revoked elected Board of Director seats by way of special meeting and majority vote. 
  • Confidentiality

Executive Board members shall not discuss or disclose information about the Association or its activities to any person or entity unless such information is already a matter of public knowledge, such person has a need to know, or the disclosure of such information is in furtherance of the Associations’ purposes, or can reasonably be expected to benefit the Association.  Executive Board Members shall use discretion and good business judgement in discussing the affairs of the Association with third parties. Without limiting the foregoing, Executive Board members may discuss upcoming fundraisers and the purpose and functions of the Association, including but not limited to accounts on deposit in financial institutions.

 

ARTICLE VII-BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Board of Directors will consist of 5 elected seats that serve 1 year terms. Elections for the Board of Directors will occur in October of each year. Terms will begin and end on Jan 1 of the calendar year. All owner level members will be eligible to nominate 1 owner level member to be elected to fill the seat vacancy. All owner level members will be allowed one vote. Seat(s) will be filled with approval of majority by the Executive Board and the Board of Directors

  • BOARD MEMBER REQUIREMENTS

Any person serving on the Board of Directors will be required to attend a minimum of 2 regular meetings a month, 2 Board of Directors meetings a month and 1 annual meeting. Elected board members will be required to assist with membership approvals, actively participate in current issues and events, and to cast votes as issues arise.  It is the responsibility of each board member to stay up-to-date with procedures and schedules.

  • BOARD MEMBER DUES

Persons elected to board member seats will be exempt from the annual dues for their term year.  All past dues must be current and members must be in good standing (as outlined in CODE OF ETHICS Article VII) to be eligible to serve on the Board of Directors.

  • TERMS 

A person may serve no more than 2 consecutive year terms on the Board of Directors. Person may serve non-consecutive terms at no limit and as nominations, votes, and approval allow.

  • Confidentiality

Board members shall not discuss or disclose information about the Association or its activities to any person or entity unless such information is already a matter of public knowledge, such person has a need to know, or the disclosure of such information is in furtherance of the Associations’ purposes, or can reasonably be expected to benefit the Association.  Directors shall use discretion and good business judgement in discussing the affairs of the Association with third parties. Without limiting the foregoing, board members may discuss upcoming fundraisers and the purpose and functions of the Association, including but not limited to accounts on deposit in financial institutions.

 

ARTICLE VIII-Code of Ethics for all members

All members (Executive, Board, Owner, Staff) shall be held to a reasonable code of ethics and conduct that discourages any hate speech, bullying, harassment, and discrimination of other members during any discussion or meeting. If concerns of any of these arise members should bring to the attention of the Executive Board.