Constitution and By-Laws


Article I•Name

Section 1: This association shall be known as the Colorado Angus Association.

Article II•Objects

Section 1: The object of this association shall be to encourage and extend the influence of Angus cattle in the State of Colorado; to promole the interests of its membership. First, by creating better trade opportunities second, by general concerted activities to arouse greater interest in breeders already established and in those that are starting herds, as well as by concerted efforts through personal and public advertising to educate those having grade herds in the use of better breeding stock; third, to cooperate to the general advantage and profit of those members of the group and most important to promote close relations between the membership, thus stimulate activity among them.

Section 2: To arrange for public sales when conditions are favorable, to which members may consign their salable stock, and to provide for a careful inspection of said sale entries by a committee appointed by the President so that a creditable offering may be assured. The Committee shall consist of two or more members and if possible a representative of the American Angus Association. On State sponsored sales, the Association may retain a percentage of the gross sale and the Board may hire a Sales Manager.

Section 3: To arrange far and sponsor field days, as well as demonstrations, breeding and management meetings, and any other activities which may be deemed worthy in providing general education on subjects pertaining to the betterment of the Angus cattle business. To assist in stimulating Junior Angus activities, especially Angus events at shows, fairs or any other time there is sound opportunity.

Article III•Membership

Section 1: Any commercial or purebred producer of Angus cattle may become a member of the Colorado Angus Association by paying dues, which are set by the Board of Directors. Directors shall announce the established rate of dues at least three (3) months in advance of the fiscal year in which it is to apply. Each member will be granted one (1) vote in the mailers and affairs of this association.

Section 2: Annual dues are paid for the calendar year, January to January.

Section 3: There shall be three types of membership: Regular, Lifetime and Associate.

  • The Regular membership shall be awarded to any individual, including only the spouse, qualified under Section I, Article Ill upon payment of the annual dues as described in Section 2, Article III.
  • The lifetime membership shall be awarded to any individual, including only the spouse, qualified under Section I, Article III upon payment of the fee for such membership as determined by the Board of Directors and shall be for the lifetime of the member and spouse.
  • The Associate membership shall be awarded only to a Ranch business, the name of a single designated agent must be made known and only the named agent will retain voting rights for the ranch membership, upon payment of the fee as described in Section 2, Article III.
Article IV•Meetings

Section 1: The annual meeting of the members of this Association shall be held once each calendar year at a place designated by the Board. Notice to the members by mail prior to the meeting shall constitute sufficient prior notice.

Section 2: The order of Business of such Annual Meetings shall be:
Call to Order President's address
Reading and Approval of minutes of last annual meeting and Reading and Approval of Treasurer's report
Reports of committees as necessary
Election of Officers and Directors
Unfinished Business
New Business
Adjournment

Section 3: The President may call a meeting of the full board at any time deemed advisable. Likewise, a majority of the board may call a meeting of the full board. Special meeting of the membership for conducting business may only be called by consent of the Board.

Article V•Directors/Officers

Section 1: Seven (7) directors will administer the affairs of the Association. The terms will be staggered and will run for 3 years. They will be elected by the general membership at the Annual Meeting.

Section 2: A President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer, to be elected from the nine Directors at the earliest possible meeting of the new Board, shall govern the board.

Section 3: The President shall be the chief executive officer. He/she shall preside over the meetings of the members and the Board of Directors, see that the orders and resolutions are carried into effect, and have the general power and duties of supervision and management vested in this office. A President may be elected to serve up lo two consecutive terms, then shall relinquish the office for at least one year before serving again as President, of which time he/she shall again be eligible to be elected to serve for up to two consecutive terms.

Section 4: The Vice-President shall perform the duties and exercise the powers of the President during the absence or inability of the President.

Section 5: The Secretary shall attend all meetings of the members and the Board of Directors. He/she shall maintain a file of all minutes of the Associations meetings, keep a roll of all members wifh their addresses, give all notices required by statue, by law or resolution, and perform such other duties delegated by the Board of Directors.

Section 6: The Treasurer shall have custody of all funds and securities. He/she shall keep on accurate account of all receipts and disbursements; deposit all moneys, securities and other valuable effects in the name of the Association in such depositories as may be designated by the Board of Directors. He/she shall disburse the funds of the Association as may be directed by the Board, receiving proper vouchers for such disbursements and shall render to the Board at the regular meetings an account of all transactions and of the financial condition of the Association.

Section 7: If any board member or officer, who is physically able, fails to attend two-thirds of the regularly scheduled meetings in any year, or otherwise fails to perform the duties for which he/she is elected, the board may, after notification to that person, remove them from office and declare a vacancy. If a vacancy develops it may be filled by interim appointment by the board until the next annual meeting and election.

Section 8: The Board of Directors shall have the power to appoint other directors, officers and agents as may be deemed necessary for the transaction of business of the Association.

Article VI•Amendments

Section 1: New By Laws, changes, or amendments shall only be made after such proposals have been presented at the annual meeting of the Association and ratified by a majority vote of the members present. Notice of proposed change(s) or addition(s) shall be contained in the notice of the annual meeting.