Bylaws Adopted for
Burnett County Resort and Campground Association
Siren, WI 54872
June 5, 2006
Article I Name
Sec. 1 The name of this organization shall be Burnett County Resort and
Article II Objectives
Sec. 1 This association is a “Non-profit” organization.
Sec. 2 The objective of this association is the promotion of resort, motel,
hotel, and campground businesses in Burnett County, Wisconsin.
Sec. 3 The objectives of this association shall be furthered whenever possible
by the individual members or by the Association as a whole, or by petitions
presented to the proper authorities.
Article III Membership
Sec. 1 Businesses eligible to be a member must meet all of the following
Operate a resort, hotel, motel, trailer park, campground or other business that
rents housekeeping units, rooms, cabins, trailers, trailer sites, or tent sites;
The business is located completely or partially within Burnett County, Wisconsin
or adjacent counties in Minnesota and Wisconsin; and
The business is properly licensed by the states of Wisconsin or Minnesota to
provide lodging facilities as described above.
Sec. 1A There are two categories of membership: "Member in Good Standing," and
"Provisional Member." Those who meet all the criteria established in Article
III, Section 1, have applied to be a member, and have paid their dues in full by
June 30th shall be a "Member in Good Standing." Those who meet all the criteria
established in Article III, Section 1, have applied to be a member, but have not
paid their dues in full by June 30th shall be a "Provisional Member.”
Provisional membership will be changed to "Member in Good Standing" immediately
upon receipt of full membership dues. Provisional membership will automatically
be terminated after August 15th if payment of dues is not received. A business
operator or owner that has had their Provisional Membership terminated may only
reapply for membership when their application is accompanied by a full payment
of membership dues.
Sec. 1B Members in Good Standing are allowed all privileges offered by the
Association including representing themselves as a member of the Association,
voting, holding of elected office, receiving news and information, advertising
within Association produced publications and web sites, listing vacancies on
Association web sites and calendars, and other privileges determined by the
Board of Directors. Provisional Members will not be allowed to represent
themselves as members of the Association, vote, hold any elected office,
advertise within Association produced publications and web sites, list vacancies
on Association web sites and calendars, or other privileges determined by the
Board of Directors. The Board of Directors shall determine when to update
membership lists to reflect the current membership; provisional members will not
be listed as members. Provisional members will be allowed to receive news and
information from the Association.
Sec. 1C To remain a “Member in Good Standing,” the member business must
subscribe to the purpose, provisions, and overall best interest of the
Sec. 2 Special cases not covered by this list will be disposed of by the Board
of Directors at any meeting and decisions of same included in the minutes of
Article IV Officers
Sec. 1 The Officers of this organization shall be: President, Clerk, and Four
(4) Board of Directors. The Board of Directors shall consist of Five Current
Members of the Association and shall include the President. The retiring
President shall serve as a member of the Board until a new President is elected.
Sec. 2 The election of said officers shall be done at the Annual stated Meeting
in April of each year.
Sec. 2a The elected officers of the Association shall serve for a period of 2
years and said terms shall rotate every other year to provide continuity to the
Sec. 3 The position of Clerk shall be empowered to handle all secretarial and
treasurer duties, including Public Relations and Information Dissemination.
Sec. 4 The Board of Directors shall be empowered to transact any or all business
for the welfare and to the best interest of the Association and report thereon
to the Members at any meeting or by written communication.
Sec. 5 Resignation may be accepted from any officer and a successor elected and
installed at any general meeting at which the resignation is tendered.
Sec. 6 Should a vacancy occur in any office, the Board of Directors shall be
privileged to appoint someone to fill the vacancy until the next General
Meeting, at which time the Membership shall elect a successor.
Article V Committees
Sec. 1 The Board of Directors shall appoint committees whenever necessities
Sec. 2 The Board of Directors shall appoint an audit committee when deemed
necessary or at the change of the Clerk, to audit the books, vouchers and
accounts of the association. Said committee is to meet one week prior to the
date of the following meeting.
Article VI Meetings
Sec. 1 Regular meetings of the Association shall be held at a time and place
determined by the Board of Directors and made known to the membership in a due
and timely fashion.
Sec. 2 Special meetings may be called by the Board of Directors when warranted
as such by the Board.
Article VII Quorum
Sec. 1 A minimum of three (3) members of the Board of Directors shall constitute
Article VIII Dues and Assessments
Sec. 1 Annual dues for members shall be determined by the Board of Directors and
approved by the membership. Members in arrears may be reinstated upon payment of
dues and special assessments. Special assessments may be levied by a majority
vote of those present at any meeting.
Article IX Commissions
Sec. 1 Commissions set by the membership shall be paid on all business placed
through the Association or the Information Bureau. Commissions must be paid
within (10) days after termination of the guest's stay. Failure to comply with
the above stipulations and conditions regarding commissions will revoke all
membership benefits from the Association and Information Bureau.
Article X Fiscal year
Sec. 1 The fiscal year of business of this Association shall be May 1st to April
Article XI Communications
Sec. 1 A copy of the audit, if taken, and a copy of these Bylaws, as amended and
adopted to the end of each succeeding fiscal year, shall be made available to
members no less than (7) days prior to the Annual Spring Meeting.
Sec. 2 Notice of any General Meeting shall be mailed, either electronically or
by postal services, to all members prior to such a meeting.
Article XII Voting
Sec. 1 Members shall only be entitled to one vote.
Sec.2 The “secret ballot” shall be exercised on any issues necessitating same,
after formal motion and majority open vote call for such.
Article XIII Order of Business
Sec. 1 The order of business of the meetings of this Association shall be: roll
call, reading of the minutes, receipt of communications, bills, etc., reports of
officers, reports of committees, applications for membership, unfinished
business, new business, announcements, adjournment and program. This order of
business may be suspended or changed at any meeting by a majority vote.
Article XIV Parliamentary Authority
Sec. 1 Robert's rules of order shall be the Associations final authority on all
questions of procedure and parliamentary law not covered by the Constitution and
Article XV Amendment of Bylaws
Sec. 1 These Bylaws may be amended by a two-thirds majority vote of the Board
members present at any meeting or any special meeting called for that purpose; a
quorum being present.
Article XVI Advertising within Association Produced Publications
Sec. 1 The Association may produce publications to promote the Association and
its goals. These publications may include guides, maps, and other information
produced in printed format or published on the Internet. The production of these
publications will be overseen by the Board of Directors or individuals it may
Sec. 2 Businesses operating in and near Burnett County may purchase advertising
within Association publications. The Board of Directors will determine the
appropriate fee to charge these sponsors.
Sec. 3 Businesses that would be considered eligible for Association membership
(see Article III) may only advertise within Association publications if they are
a Member in Good Standing. A business that operates 2 different types of
operations may not advertise its non-lodging operations in Association
publications unless this business is a Member in Good Standing. For example, if
Happy Campgrounds includes a store known as Happy Groceries, then Happy
Groceries may only advertise in Association publications if Happy Campgrounds is
a Member in Good Standing.
Sec. 4 The Board of Directors or individuals appointed by the Board of Directors
will retain the right to refuse to sell advertising to any business. Reasons for
refusing to sell advertising include: (1) poor credit history, (2) history of
illegal activities, (3) operations that are detrimental to the goals of the
Association, (4) advertising design that is distasteful or detrimental to the
goals of the Association, or (5) other reasons as determined by the Board of
Directors or its appointed individuals.