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					    ROGUE INTERAGENCY TRAINING ASSOCIATION
           CONSTITUTION AND BYLAWS
                                ARTICLE I
                             NAME AND PURPOSE
Section I. (Revised 6-15-95)
Be it known the name of this body shall be the Rogue Interagency Training Association.

Section II.
The Rogue Interagency Training Association was developed to support the Rogue Valley
Fire Chiefs Association and local fire and EMS agencies, with training to deliver the best
possible public safety.

Section III.
Rogue Interagency Training Association interacts with other agencies within the State to
assure quality standardized training and stay current with Federal, State and Local
Statutes

                                     ARTICLE II
                                    MEMBERSHIP

Section I.( Adopting Members )
Any individual or organization with a valid interest in the Rogue Interagency Training
Association can, by a majority vote of the executive board, become a member of the
Rogue Interagency Training Association

Section II. (Ex-Officio Membership)
Any private individual, governmental, fire or EMS service organization with valid
interest in the Rogue Interagency Training Association shall be considered for ex-officio
membership. The individual or agency being considered for membership shall make an
official request in writing at any regular meeting. Ex-officio member are non-voting
members and will not hold positions on the Executive Board.

Section III. (Membership Certification)
All members of the Rogue Interagency Training Association shall be certified by the
treasurer. All organizations paying dues shall have one vote. This certification shall
entitle a member to attend all meetings, vote on all association business, and to receive
the published proceedings of all meetings of the association.

Section IV. (Life Membership) (Adopted 3-15-2001)
Life Members are persons so voted by the association members, by virtue of their
contribution to the Association.
a. Candidates for life membership should have been active in the Rogue Interagency
Training Association for at least ten years, and should have participated in committee
work and special projects at both the local and statewide levels.
b. All applications and/or nominations for life membership shall be submitted to the
Association at a regular scheduled business meeting. This recommendation must be in
writing and explain the individual's qualifications for the award. Candidates shall be
voted on at the next regular scheduled business meeting. A three fourths of those
members present is needed to approve life membership.
c. Life members shall be exempt from dues and shall have voting privileges.
d. Life membership shall be deemed the highest award that Rogue Interagency Training
Association has in its power to bestow.
e. Nominations must be given in writing at least one month prior to meeting to be
discussed and it must be from a member in good standing.

                                  ARTICLE III
                               EXECUTIVE BOARD

Section I.( Executive Membership)
The Rogue Interagency Training Association shall have an executive board as its
governing body. The executive board shall consist of Five (5) members, President, Vice-
President, Secretary, Treasurer, and one (1) member at Large. Each office is a one (1)
year term.

Section II.( Elections) ( Revised 7/04)
The Rogue Interagency Training Association shall hold its annual election of the
Executive Board each year in the month of March. The new officers shall enter office in
the month of July. Following the election the secretary shall notify DPSST and OFIA of
the new officer’s names.

                                 ARTICLE IV
                              REGULAR MEETINGS

Section I.
The Rogue Interagency Training Association shall conduct a monthly business meeting.

                             ARTICLE V
                    AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION

Section I. (Amendments)
The articles of the Constitution and By-Laws may be amended by simple majority vote of
the voting membership present at any regular meeting.

Section II. (Procedures)
All amendments to the Constitution and By-Laws may be submitted in writing prior to
the next regular meeting. The proposed amendments shall then be read at the next
regular meeting and voted on at the next regular meeting.



      ROGUE INTERAGENCY TRAINING ASSOCIATION
                                      BYLAWS
                                     ARTICLE I
                                  Dedication of Funds

Section A
This association will dedicate its funds to the purchasing of quality, up to date materials
and equipment to enable the body to achieve its purpose. The Rogue Interagency
Training Association will support any membership organization to enhance any training
sessions held within the associations area of responsibility.


                                     ARTICLE II
                                    Regular Meeting

Section A. (Business)
The President officially calls the meetings to order for the purpose of conducting
association business. In their absence, the progression of order for officiating business
shall be, the Vice-President first, Secretary second, Treasure third, and the Member at
Large. If all the executive board members are absent, then there shall not be any official
business conducted.

Section B (Order of Business)
The meetings of the Rogue Interagency Training Association shall be conducted under
the guidance of Robert’s Rules of Order with the following agenda.
1. President calls the meeting to order.
2. Acknowledgment of guests.
3. Reading and/or approval of minutes as sent of previous meeting.
4. Financial report.
5. Committee Reports
6. Unfinished (old) business.
7. New Business.
8 Setting of time, place, date of the next meeting.
9. For the good of the order.
10. Adjournment.


Section C (Quorum)
A quorum shall consist of five (5) voting members present at any regular meeting, one to
be an executive member.

                                      ARTICLE III
                                       MINUTES

Section A (Publication of Minutes)
The Secretary shall see that the minutes of each meeting are distributed as follows:
1. Members.
2. Rogue Valley Fire Chiefs Association.
3. Mailing List.


                                     ARTICLE IV
                                    ANNUAL DUES

Section A (Collection) (Revised 7/04)
The dues shall be collected on an annual fiscal year basis, July 1 to June 30th of each
year. It shall be the responsibility of the treasurer to submit billing forms to each member
during the month of July. All remittance of dues shall be made to the Treasurer.
Membership fees shall be based upon the number of employees and volunteers listed on
the agency roster. For 1-10 members the fee will be $50.00, for 11-25 members the fee
will be $100.00, for 26-50 members the fee will be $150.00 and for 51 or more members
the fee will be $200.00, except for Ex-Officio members and Life Members, who hold free
memberships.

                                  ARTICLE V
                           EXECUTIVE MEMBER DUTIES

Section A (President)
The President shall be responsible for chairing the regular meeting of the Rogue
Interagency Training Association. The President or designee may represent the Rogue
Interagency Training Association when called upon to do so at any organization, club,
society, or the general public. They shall make committee appointments and assign an
audit committee in an annual basis. The President shall also maintain the association
Constitution, By-Laws, Mission and goals. The President shall represent the Rogue
Interagency Training Association at the Rogue Valley Fire Chiefs Association.

Section B (Vice-President)
The Vice-President shall assume the duties of the President in his/her absence. They will
serve in the ex-officio capacity on all committees appointed by the President when
deemed necessary. In this instance the term (ex-officio) shall be defined for the purpose
of advising only. They will also coordinate, manage, and account for all routine courses
and classes facilitated by the association. In addition they will report all necessary
information to the Department of Pubic Safety Standards and Training. The Vice-
President shall supervise the instructors related to all courses and exams.

Section C (Secretary)
The Secretary shall assume the duties of the President in the absence of the President and
Vice President. In addition they shall record the business conducted at all regular
meetings and shall publish and distribute all minutes, notices, and announcements
pertaining to the Association.

Section D (Treasurer)
The Treasurer shall assume the duties of the President in the absences of the President,
Vice-President and Secretary. The Treasurer shall have the responsibility for all
Association funds, the handling of all billing, maintain membership records, and submit a
written financial report at each regular meeting.

Section E (Member at Large)
The Member at Large shall assume the duties of the President in the absences of the
President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer. They shall represent the association
whenever deemed necessary.

                                 ARTICLE VI
                         TRAINING RESOURCE LIBRARY

Section A
Be it known that in the event this association should dissolve all the resource material
possessed by this association shall become the property of the Rogue Valley Fire Chiefs
Association, a non profit organization, and available for use throughout the Rogue Valley
fire and EMS agencies.

                                 ARTICLE VII
                             EXEMPTION STATEMENT

Section A (Purpose)
Said organization is organized exclusively for charitable, education, and scientific
purposes, including, for such purpose, the making of distributions to organizations that
qualify as exempt organization under section 501 ( c ) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code,
or corresponding section of any future federal tax code.

Section B (Use of Funds)
No part if the earnings of the organization shall insure to the benefit of, or be
distributable to its members, trustees, officers, or other private person, except that the
organization shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for
services rendered and to make payments and distributions in furtherance of the purposes
set fourth in the purpose clause hereof. No substantial part of the activities of the
organization shall carry of propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation,
and the organization shall not participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or
distribution of statements) any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public
office. Notwithstanding any other provision of this document, the organization shall not
carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on (a) by an organization exempt
from federal income tax under section 501 ( c ) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or
corresponding section of any future federal tax code, or (b) by an organization
contribution to which are deductible under section 170 ( c ) (2) of the Internal Revenue
Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code.

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