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Constitution of The National Association of Blind Merchants of Oregon,
adopted on Thursday, August 21, 2014


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Article I: Name

The name of this organization shall be The National Association of Blind Merchants Of Oregon, herein after referred to as NABMO.

Article II: Purpose

The purpose of NFBO is to function as a mechanism through which blind entrepreneurs and interested sighted persons can come together in meetings to plan and carry our programs to improve business opportunities and equality of life for the blind; to provide a means of collective action for blind business people; to promote the educational, vocational, economic, business, cultural, and social advancement of the blind; to maximize opportunities under the Randolph-Sheppard act; to strengthen and enhance our business enterprise program of Oregon; and to take such other action as will improve the overall condition and standard of living of the blind.
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Article III: Membership

Section A.
Members shall pay annual dues.  At least a majority of the members of this organization must be blind.  All members have the right to vote, serve on committees, speak on the floor, and hold office.

Section B.
Disciplinary Action.  Any member may be expelled or suspended for violation of this constitution or for conduct unbecoming to a member, by a majority vote of the members present and voting at any regular business meeting of this organization, or by a two thirds vote of the board of directors.
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Article IV: Officers And Their Duties

There shall be elections at the NFBO (National Federation of the Blind of Oregon) annual meeting, during each even numbered year, a president, a vice president, a secretary/treasurer and two (2) board members will be elected.  The terms of these officers shall begin at the close of the business meeting at which they are elected.  Officers shall be elected by a majority vote of the members who are present and voting.  There shall be no proxy voting.  If no nominee receives a majority vote on the first ballot, the name of the person receiving the fewest votes shall be dropped from the list of nominees and a second ballot shall be taken.  This procedure shall continue until one of the nominees has received a majority vote from the members present and voting.  The duties of each officer shall be those ordinarily associated with that office.  The president and the vice presidents must be blind. To be elected, an individual must be present.
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Article V: Board Members

The board members of this organization shall consist of the three (3) constitutional officers and two (2) additional members, that will hold a two (2) year term.
There will be no term limits. Members shall be elected in the same manner as that prescribed for the election of officers.  The board shall meet at the call of the president or on written call signed by any two (2) of the board members.  The board shall advise the president of the desire to have any such business meeting. At least three (3) members of the board must be present at any meeting to constitute a quorum to transact business.  The board may be polled by telephone, email, or mail ballot on any question.  A majority of the board must be blind.
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Article VI: Special Meetings

The president of this organization may call a special meeting of the body any time he/she or a majority of the board of directors deems such action necessary.
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Article VII: Committees

The president may appoint such committees as he/she or the organization deems necessary.  The president shall be ex officio a member of all committees.
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Article VIII: Affiliation

The NABMO shall be an affiliate of the National Federation of the Blind of Oregon. Back to top

Article IX: Dues

The President may appoint such committees as he/she or the organization deems necessary. The President shall be ex officio a member of all committees.
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National Federation of the Blind
of Oregon. Since 1971, an affiliate of the National Federation of the Blind.

State President Carla McQuillan.

Affiliate office telephone, 541-653-9153.
Office hours: Monday through Friday, 6:30 AM to 6:30 PM, pacific time.

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