If you haven't yet placed your vote for our 2014-2015 officers (2 year term), your chance ends this weekend! Please vote by Dec. 1st - Click Here!
IBCC member Curt Burroughs had a recent pair of very welcome visitors. Pictured above is Constance Bolson, wife of Ransome Bolson, with her son, Loryl Bolson. Ransome carries a prominant position in our history being one of the original breeders of Iowa Blues.
Iowa Blue history shows Ransome's flock to be the last known flock of Iowa Blues that was still fertile in 1989. Ransome possessed at that time a flock of about 50 birds with only 20 that were of a productive age. Kent Whealy was given eggs from Ransome's flock for hatching and thus, a remnant of the flock was preserved as seed for the Iowa Blues we have today.
Constance, pictured here at a lovely 89 years young, is seated holding an Iowa Blue pullet while visiting Curt's flock along with her son, Loryl. It's lovely to put faces to the names in the breed's history. Thanks to Constance and Loryl for the lovely visit!
Voting is now open for election of our club officers for the bienniel 2014-2015 term.
For those offices with only one accepted nomination, a write in box has been provided for entry of any member of the IBCC you wish to vote to each office. (If elected on write in votes, the member may elect to accept the office or decline.)
Duties of the Officers:
The President shall preside at all meetings for the organization and the Board and shall perform all the duties customary and usual to the office.
The President shall not serve more than (2) consecutive terms.
The President shall be authorized to sign checks, drafts and other orders for the payment of monies, notes or other indebtedness issued in the name of the organization, and statements and reports required to be filed with the state of federal officials or agencies.
The Vice-President shall in the absence or disability of the President, perform all the duties of the President.
The Vice-President shall take over the roll of President, should the active President step down.
The Secretary shall keep a record of all meetings of the organization and of the Board and of all matters for which a record be shall be required for the organization.
The Secretary shall notify members of meeting, notify new members of their election to office, and keep a roll of members of the organization with their addresses and contact information.
The Secretary shall keep a book in which the By-laws and other adopted rules shall be written.
The Secretary shall keep a written log in this book stating when amendments are made to any of them with a cross-reference to the meeting minutes in which it occurred.
The Treasurer shall collect and receive all monies due or belonging to the organization.
He/She shall deposit them in a financial institution designated by the Board, in the name of the organization.
The books shall at all times be open to inspection of the Board and shall report to them at every meeting the condition of the organizations finances.
The Treasurer shall deposit all money in such financial institution and type of account as shall be designated by the Board of Directors, in the name of the organization, subject to withdrawal only upon one (1) of the two (2) signatures to appear on the account. The only authorized signatures shall be the President and Treasurer. With written notice to the Vice President of the withdrawal.
The Treasurer shall fulfill other duties that are usual and customary to the office.
At the expiration of his/her term of office, all organization property and all past records shall be turned over to the duly elected successor.
A financial statement will be prepared annually by a person selected by the Board of Directors.
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