- Article I - Name
The name of the organization shall be the Colorado
Article II - Purposes
The purposes of the Society are to advance the understanding
and to stimulate the interest of the members by:
opportunities for students, holding conferences, facilitating
cooperative research, arranging forays, and exchanging
information among members.
2. Collecting specimens of Colorado fungal flora for preservation
in the Herbarium of Fungi of the Denver Botanic Gardens for identification
3. Interchanging specimens and information with other interested
parties and organizations.
Article III- Membership
Membership is open to any person interested in the field of Mycology.
Applications shall be submitted to the membership chairman. Memberships
are divided into the following categories:
1. Regular Member -— One who is entitled to all the privileges
of the Society and is permitted to vote.
2. Associate Member -— An individual under the age of eighteen
who is entitled to all the privileges of the Society, but cannot
3. Honorary Member -— One who, for some special reason, is granted
membership which confers all the privileges of the Society but
entails none of the obligations, such as payment of dues. An
Honorary Member may vote and hold office.
4. Family Member -— A family member consists of a parent or parents
with all children under eighteen years of age. Every member entitled
to vote shall have one vote.
Article IV- Dues
The board of directors shall determine the amount of dues for
each fiscal year, which begins on January 1 and ends on December
31. Any change in dues shall be discussed with and voted on by
the membership. Membership dues are not refundable. A Family
Member shall be assessed a single fee and shall be entitled to
Article V - Officers and their Election
The officers of the Society shall be recommended by a duly appointed
Nominating Committee and elected by a majority vote of the
membership at the annual meeting in October. Term of office
shall be for one year beginning after the election and lasting
until the following election. The President may not immediately
succeed himself or herself. The President-Elect shall succeed
to the presidency. The officers of the Society shall be the
President, President-elect, Vice President, Secretary, and
Treasurer. The officers, together with the editor of SporesAfield,
the Webmaster, and one other club member, appointed by the
President and approved by the Board of Directors, shall constitute
the full Board of Directors. The last two past Presidents shall
be ex-officio members of the Board. In the event of the death,
resignation or inability of a director to perform the duties
of office, the Board of Directors shall select a successor
for the remainder of the term.
Article VI - Board of Directors
The Board of Directors shall meet at least four times a year
at the call of the President. It shall be the duty of the Board
of Directors to develop and approve the administrative and
functional policies of the Society. A quorum at Board of Directors
meetings shall be five.
Article VII - Meetings
The Board of Directors shall set the date and time and designate
the place of all regular, special, and annual meetings.
Article VIII - Committees
The President shall not only appoint all committee chairs with
the approval of the Board of Directors, but shall also have
the right to appoint any special committee deemed necessary.
Standing committees shall be Auditing, Educational, Forays,
Membership, Nominating, and Program.
Article IX - Fiscal & Administrative
No part of the net worth of the Colorado Mycological Society
shall at any time inure to the benefit of any individual or member.
In the event of the dissolution of the Society, all funds and
property remaining to its credit shall be given to the Denver
Botanic Gardens for the maintenance of the Herbarium of Fungi.
This distribution shall be accomplished at the direction of the
Board within six months of dissolution.
Article X - Amendments and Revisions
The Bylaws may be amended, altered or repealed at any meeting
of the Society by a two-thirds vote of approval of the members
present. The members must be notified at least one meeting
in advance of a proposed change. The notification must also
contain the opinion of the Board of Directors concerning the
endorsement or disapproval of the proposed change.
Revised October 8, 2007