The name of this association shall be the Oregon Association of Broadcasters, a non-profit corporation of the State of Oregon.
ARTICLE II - OBJECT
The object of this association shall be to promote closer cooperation and understanding among the members; to make possible unified effort when unity is beneficial to broadcasters; to promote broadcasters in every lawful and proper manner from injustices and unjust extractions; to encourage and promote rules, regulations, customs and practices which will be in the best interests of broadcasters and the public; to help educate the public and business generally concerning the users and value of broadcast advertising.
ARTICLE III - MEMBERSHIP
A. The active membership of this association shall consist of: any legally authorized licensee engaged in the operation of any commercial radio or television broadcasting station in Oregon; and Associate members who will be interested in, involved in and / or allied with the broadcasting industry.
B. The Board of Directors (hereafter referred to as Board) shall have authority to accept or reject all applications for membership.
C. Honorary Membership: Such membership shall be confined to those broadcasters, or associate members, formerly active in the Oregon Association of Broadcasters, but who are no longer actively engaged in the broadcast field or a related activity. Such persons proposed for honorary membership must be approved by a majority vote of the Board. Such electee shall bear the title, Honorary Life Member.
Honorary Life Members shall not be required to pay dues, or registration fees at OAB meetings. He or she shall pay full fees for any meals and (or) banquets they attend. While an Honorary Life Member may attend all general meetings, he or she will not have voting privileges.
ARTICLE IV - OFFICERS
A. The elective officers of the association shall consist of a Chairman/Chairwoman, a Vice-Chairman/Vice-Chairwoman, and a Secretary / Treasurer. The officers shall hold office for one year from date of their election, unless selected to fill a shorter vacancy. They shall be chosen from among the qualified voting membership of the association.
B. The Chairman/Chairwoman of the association shall preside at all meetings of the association and of the Board. The Chairman/Chairwoman shall appoint, under the direction of and subject to the approval by the Board, all committees not otherwise provided for. The Chairman/ Chairwoman shall be an ex-officio member of all committees.
C. In the absence of the Chairman/Chairwoman, the Vice-Chairman/ Vice-Chairwoman shall assume the powers and duties of the Chairman/ Chairwoman.
D. On the resignation of any of the officers of this association, the remaining officers will move up one position on the officer’s roster, and a member of the association currently serving on the Board shall be appointed by the remaining members of the Board to fill the unexpired term. Appointees shall have served on the Board in the preceding 12 months. In the event an officer shall no longer be employed by, or engaged in the operation of a member station, that person shall be considered as having automatically resigned.
ARTICLE V - DIRECTORS
A. There shall be a Board of eleven members, three of whom shall be the Chairman/Chairwoman, the Vice-Chairman/Vice-Chairwoman, and the Secretary / Treasurer. Directors shall hold office for two years, unless selected to fill a shorter vacancy. Board members, excluding officers, shall be limited to two successive terms. The retiring Chairman/Chairwoman of the association shall become a member of the Board for the ensuing year, and shall be called the Immediate Past Chair.
B. In the event a member of the Board is unable to attend a meeting of the Board, he or she shall be recorded as being absent and no vote shall be recorded in his or her behalf. A quorum of the Board shall consist of a simple majority of the elected members thereof. In the event of a Board members absence from two or more successive meetings of the Board, the member’s absence will be subject to review by the Board.
C. On the resignation of a member of the Board, a member of the association shall be appointed by the members of the Board to fill the unexpired term. The appointee shall be the individual who received the highest number of votes, excluding those persons elected, in the most recent Board of Directors elections. Appointees may not have served on the Board in the preceding 12 months. In the event a director shall no longer be employed by, or engaged in the operation of a member station, or an Associate member shall no longer be interested in, involved in and / or allied with the broadcasting industry, that person shall be considered as having automatically resigned.
D. The Board of Directors Nominating Committee will make a good faith effort to comprise the Association Board and the Association’s committees in a manner representative of the broadcast community in Oregon - including male, female, and minority members; large and small market members; radio and television station members; and station/group owners and general managers/department managers.
E. The Board may appoint one or more ex-officio non-voting members to meet with them on matters of special concern to the association.
F. Ex-Officio Board members shall serve two consecutive two-year terms of office.