BY-LAWS OF PUTNAM COUNTY PLAYHOUSE, INC.

ARTICLE I:

The name of this organization shall be Putnam County Playhouse, Inc.

ARTICLE II:

The purposes for which this non-profit corporation is formed are To supply and bring good entertainment to the people of our county and state; To provide self-expression for said people in the way of acting, stagecraft, programming, operation of the theatre, and all other aspects of presenting non-profit drama. To provide education for said people in the presentation and to do all things necessary and essential to carry out such objectives and purposes and to enter into all operations and business in connection therewith.

ARTICLE III: Membership

Section 1.

Membership in the Putnam County Playhouse, Inc., is open to any interested person who desires to serve as a Patron or Member of the organization upon payment of such nominal Patron and Member fees as are determined by the Board of Directors, or who meets such other qualifications as are determined by the Board of Directors.
The Articles of Incorporation state:
"Unless otherwise changed by the Board of Directors, Patrons are those who contribute $50 (fifty) or more annually to the Corporation and Members are those who contribute $25 (twenty-five) annually to the Corporation for underwriting the theatrical productions."

Section 2.

Patrons and Members shall be notified in writing of the annual meeting of the Corporation in October of each year. The purpose of the annual meeting shall be to elect new Directors who shall take office at once and to conduct such other business of the Corporation as the President may designate. Such notice shall be made at least two weeks before the meeting.

ARTICLE IV: Board of Directors

Section 1. 

The Board of Directors shall consist of no fewer than nine and not more than fifteen members, except for such ex-officio members as are named in Section 6 (six) of this Article.

Section 2. 

The affairs of this Corporation shall be placed in the hands of the duly elected Board of Directors, who shall be elected for terms of three years each, except that the first Board of Directors shall be divided into three groups, each group designated to serve one, two, and three years respectively. Directors may succeed themselves as members of the Board.

Section 3. 

In the event of a vacancy on the Board of Directors, the remaining members are authorized to fill the vacancy by appointment for the remainder of the un-expired term of vacancy as shown in the minutes of the Secretary of the Corporation.

Section 4.

The Board of Directors shall hold a regular annual meeting of the membership during the month of October on a date and at a place designated by the President of the Corporation.

Section 5. 

The fiscal year of the Corporation shall be October 1, through September 30, of the following year. The term of office of the directors shall be as of October 1.

Section 6. 

Following the October meeting, the Board of Directors shall elect each year the following officers to further the objectives of this organization: a President, a Vice-President, a Second Vice-President, a Secretary, a Corresponding Secretary, and a Treasurer. These officers so elected may be, but are not necessarily required to be duly elected members of the Board of Directors. If not duly elected members of the Board of Directors, such officers shall become members of the Board of Directors for a one year period and shall have all the powers and privileges accorded elected members of the Board of Directors.

Section 7. 

The Board of Directors shall have such other meetings throughout the year as are designated by the President and Secretary of the Corporation, the minimum number of meetings being two each fiscal year.

Section 8. 

No business shall be conducted by the Board of Directors unless a simple majority is present.

ARTICLE V;

Section 1. 

The officers shall consist of a President, a Vice-President, a Second Vice-President, a Secretary, a Corresponding Secretary, and a Treasurer, and such committee chairmen as from time to time may be appointed by the President and approved by the Board of Directors or the Executive Committee, as provided for in Section 3 (three) of this Article. The regular standing committees shall be the Finance, House, Promotions, Programs, Ticket Sales, and Maintenance.

Section 2. 

The President and Vice-President shall be ex-officio members of all committees. The Treasurer shall be an ex-officio member of the Finance Committee. The Corresponding Secretary shall be an ex-officio member of the Promotions Committee.

Section 3. 

The President, the Vice-President, the Second Vice-President, the Secretary, the Corresponding Secretary, and the Treasurer shall form the Executive Committee for the purpose of conducting the business of the Board of Directors between meetings of the Board. The Executive Committee shall have the power to appoint committee chairmen and committee members and generally to act for the Board with power unless otherwise instructed by the Board of Directors. In the matter of determining directors and technical directors for plays and in producing and presenting plays, the Executive Committee shall work with the chairman of the Program Committee (Article VI, Section 6).

ARTICLE VI: Duties of Officers and Chairmen

Section 1.

Duties of the President: The President (or the Vice-President, if so instructed by the President, or if the President for any reason be incapacitated or unable to act) shall preside at all meetings of the Board of Directors. He shall sign all notes, obligations, contracts, and other papers requiring the Corporate Seal. In general, the President shall be the chief executive officer of the Corporation. He shall be chairman of the Executive Committee {Article V, Section 3).

Section 2.

Duties of the Vice-President: The Vice-President shall preside at all meetings of the Board of Directors in the absence of the President, and shall perform any executive act required of the President. Should the office of the President fall vacant at any time during the one year term, the Vice-President shall assume the position of President until The position is filled by the Board of Directors.

Section 3.

Duties of the Second Vice-President: The Second Vice-President shall fill any officer vacancies that are created during his term, excepting the office of President which shall be filled by the Vice-President. The Second Vice-President shall serve as an advisor to the President. The President, upon leaving office, shall serve one term as Second Vice-President. If the President elects not to serve as Second Vice-President, the office will be open to election as all other offices are.

Section 4.

Duties of the Secretary: The Secretary shall keep the minutes of all meetings of the Board, shall keep custody of the Corporate Seal and shall give notice of all meetings of the Board of Directors to each Director. He shall also make announcement of the annual meeting in October for the purpose of election of new Directors.

Section 5.

Duties of the Treasurer: The Treasurer shall have custody of all funds and the responsibility of proper accounting for all monies coming into the custody of the Corporation. He shall dispense and deposit funds in accordance with the directions of the Board of Directors.

Section 6.

Duties of the Corresponding Secretary: The Corresponding Secretary shall carry on such correspondence as may be deemed necessary to further the objectives of the Corporation.

Section 7.
Duties of Committee Chairmen:

Finance Committee: The chairman of the Finance Committee, with his committee members, shall outline the financial program for and on behalf of the Corporation for each fiscal year, and shall be responsible for all fund raising except program advertising and shall prepare any budget that is used by the Corporation.

Program Committee: The chairman of the Program Committee shall, with his committee members, have charge of arranging for and providing the program of entertainment of the Corporation during the fiscal year. The chairman shall work directly with the director and the technical director of each producion as named by the Executive Committee (Article V, Section 3) and with the Executive Committee itself.

House Committee: The chairmen of the House Committee, with his committee members, shall hove charge of the physical operation of the place where the entertainments are given, and responsibility for the taking of tickets, for ushering, for arranging concessions, and for the physical operation, arrangement, and maintenance of the place and equipment so used.

Ticket Sales Committee: The chairman of the Ticket Sales Committee, with his committee members, shall have charge of the tickets for the series of plays or programs to be given by the Corporation and shall, in conjunction with the Executive Committee, determine prices and methods of selling tickets for the performances.

Promotions Committee: The chairman of the Promotions Committee, with his committee members, shall have charge of all publicity, advertising, public relations, and other promotional work for the entertainment to be offered by the Corporation and for the preparation of the theater programs for such entertainments. He shall assign to various members of his committee specific duties, such as newspaper, radio, and television publicity and advertising, signs, and placards and their distribution, contact with civic organizations, and various promotions for encouraging attendance.

ARTICLE VII: Amendment of By-Laws

These By-Laws may be amended at the annual meetings of the Corporation or at a special meeting called for that purpose. Notifications shall be made at least two weeks in advance of the meetings.

ARTICLE VIII: Dissolution

In the event of the dissolution of Putnam County Playhouse, Inc., all monies and/or properties owned by this corporation shall be turned over to a disinterested third party designated by the President of the Corporation in consultation with the remainder of the Executive Committee for distribution to one or more local charitable or educational organizations, such distributions and the amount of monies to be stated in an announcement in local newspapers. A motion to dissolve the organization must be made at a meeting of the Board of Directors, Patrons, and Members, and must be passed by a three-fourths vote of those present.

ARTICLE IX:

If a member of the Board of Directors misses three consecutive meetings of the Board of Directors, The Board, at their discretion, shall elect a replacement to fulfill the remaining term of the member.

ARTICLE X:

Persons to be voted on for office or for membership to the Board of Directors at the annual meeting of the Board of Directors shall be present at the annual meeting or shall submit a letter of acceptance to the Secretary prior to the annual meeting.