Bylaws Update

As required by our organization’s bylaws, we are posting proposed changes to our bylaws for review by our Members. To view the proposed changes, please click here. (This requires Adobe Acrobat Reader which is a free download.)

Changes made include updates to membership categories, updates to Board member duties and responsibilities, clarification of guest fees, and general grammatical changes.

Proposed 2016 JPPG Board of Directors

At our September 22nd meeting, our Immediate Past President, Keely Deuschle, presented the proposed slate of Board of Directors for 2016 to our Membership, as put together by the Nominating Committee and approved by the current Board of Directors.

In accordance with our Bylaws, we are publishing the proposed slate of Officers and Elected Board members for review by our Members prior to the October 27th meeting, at which time the proposed slate will be voted upon by our Membership. Appointed Board Members are appointed by the President and will not be voted upon at the beginning of the meeting. At the October meeting, we will also accept any nominations from the floor. All nominations made from the floor must carry with them the consent of the persons so nominated.

As we present these Board members, we would also like to take a moment to thank our current Board members who will be stepping down: Kevin Floyd, Ken Moran, and Ramfis Campiz. Each of these individuals have given an incredible amount of time to the Guild and we are very grateful for their service.

Proposed Officers:

  • Dan Harris – President
  • Michael Joseph – Vice President/Director of Programs (also Chair of Education and Salon)
  • Jeff Nelson – Vice President/Director of Membership (also Chair of Charities)
  • Melanie Miller – Secretary (also Chair of People’s Choice)
  • Carol Charbonneau – Treasurer (also Chair of Door Prizes)

Appointed Board Members (Appointed by President):

  • Keely Deuschle – Website and Pro(b)log Editor (also Chair of Social Media)
  • Karen Joseph – Communications (also Chair of Sunshine Committee)

Proposed General (Elected) Board Members:

  • Pat Lowe – (assisting with Charities, People’s Choice, and Door Prizes)

As our current President, Kevin Floyd, is stepping down from the Board, we will not have an Immediate Past President position; however, two Past Presidents – Keely Deuschle and Michael Joseph – will serve in that capacity, as needed.

PPSNF Board By-Laws Recommendations – Feb 2010

After review by the board the following changes were motioned and seconded to be corrected.

OLD: Article III. Section 2-F Honorary Life Membership shall be limited to such individuals whom the Society considers to have performed outstanding services to Photography in general and to this organization in particular. The Board of Directors shall vote on such members after having obtained the signatures of a minimum of thirty three percent (33) of the members of this society. Honorary Life members may hold office, vote, and enjoy all the privileges accorded active member but shall be exempt from dues.

Article III. Section 2-f : Honorary Life Membership and dues
Honorary Life Membership shall be limited to such individuals whom the Society considers to have performed outstanding services to photography in general and to this organization in particular. The Board shall recommend and shall vote on such members. Honorary Life members may hold office, vote, and enjoy all the privileges accorded active member but shall be exempt from dues.

OLD Article V. Section 1: Officers
The elected officers of this organization shall consist of a President, a First Vice President, a Second Vice President, a Secretary, and a Treasurer. They shall not hold the same office for more than two (2) consecutive years and they shall be Professional Members in good standing. The President must have been a member of the Board of Directors for at least two years prior to election.

Article V. Section 1: Officers
The elected officers of this organization shall consist of a President, a First Vice President, a Second Vice President, a Secretary, and a Treasurer. They shall be Professional Members in good standing. The President must have been an Officer of the board of Directors for at least two years prior to election.

OLD: Article VII. Section 1: Board of Directors
The Board of Directors shall consist of all Officers, the immediate past President, plus four (4) elected Board Members and up to four (4) appointed Board Members as deemed necessary by the Board. Appointed Members shall consist of EDUCATION CHAIRMAN, (responsible for all areas of education involving the guild, any special seminars, mini seminars, teaching seminars apart from the regular monthly meetings, etc.) COMMUNICATION CHAIRMAN, (responsible for the Prolog, PPSNF website and any other communications concerning PPSNF. Delegate and Membership Services. Members of the Board must be aware that sensitive subjects may be discussed and must be held strictly confidential and not discussed outside the monthly Board meeting.

Article VII. Section 1: Board of Directors
The Board of Directors shall consist of all Officers, the Immediate past President, up to four (4) elected Board Members and up to four (4) appointed Board Members as deemed necessary by the Board. Appointed Members shall consist of EDUCATION CHARIMAN, (responsible for all areas of education involving the guild, any special seminars, mini seminars, teaching seminars apart from the regular monthly meetings, etc.) COMMUNICATION CHAIRMAN, (responsible for the Prolog, PPSNF website and any other communications concerning PPSNF. Delegate and Membership Services. Members of the Board must be aware that sensitive subjects may be discussed and must be held strictly confidential and not discussed outside of the monthly Board meeting.