Board of Directors
Term Expires - December 31, 2017
Sue Krusack Bob Foote
Mike Halfpenny Beth Wroblewski
Term Expires - December 31, 2018
Patricia Ciesla Brian Reed
Dan Gapen Jim McCarthy
Term Expires - December 31, 2019
Charles Calkins Rich Spurgin
Hope Little Jean Simmons
The Prairie Club By-Laws (Article V. Board of Directors)
Section 1. General Powers. The affairs of the Club shall be managed by or under the direction of its Board. No salary shall be paid to any officer or director.
Section 2. Number, Tenure, and Qualifications. The number of directors shall be 19. Four directors shall be elected each year for the term of three years. In addition, the Board shall include the President, the First Vice President, the Second Vice President, the Secretary, the Treasurer, the Hazelhurst Vice President, and the Spring Grove Vice President, each elected for a term of two years. Each director shall hold office for his or her term of office and until his or her successor shall have been elected and qualified. Directors need not be residents of Illinois. Members of the Board must be voting members
of the Club.
Section 3. Club Finances. The board shall be responsible for the finance of the Club, for the well being of its various assets, and for the establishment of policies dealing with the Club’s finances and property. It shall approve the annual operating budget of the Club, as well as all other financial transactions.
Section 4. Board Meetings. At any meeting of the Board, a quorum shall be a simple majority of Board members. If a quorum is not present, the Board members present may adjourn the meeting and set another meeting date. A simple majority of those present at a board meeting shall be required to take formal action. Meetings of the Board shall be held at least six times a year. Special meeting of the Board may be called by the President or by request of three members of the Board. Notice of a special meeting must be given to each member of the Board by letter, electronic communication, in person, or by telephone not less than three days prior to the meeting, except such notice may be given not less than one day prior to the meeting when the meeting is necessitated by the absence of a quorum at a previously scheduled regular or special meeting.
Section 5. Resignation or Removal. Any director may resign by submitting written notice of the resignation to the Secretary. Any director may be removed from office at any time, with cause, by affirmative two-thirds vote of the membership voting at any member conflict of interest or self-dealing, by two-thirds vote of the Board, after an appropriate hearing.
Section 6. Vacancies. Any vacancies occurring on the Board (other than a vacancy resulting from the normal expiration of a term of office) may be filled by the affirmative vote of a majority of the members of the Board. A director elected to fill a vacancy shall be elected for the unexpired term of his or her predecessor.
Section 7. Responsibilities of Board Members. Board members shall be expected to keep informed of the operation of the Club, and to regularly attend and participate in meetings and activities of the Club. Any Board member absent for more than 1/3 of the Board meetings in one year shall cease to be a member of the Board. Service on the Board requires commitment to the purposes and goals of the Club. If a conflict of interest arises, the Board member in conflict shall not participate in any Club action on that matter, and shall refrain from voting on the matter at any meeting of the members, the Board, or any Club committee.