Constitution for The Borzoi Encyclopedia (TBE)
The Borzoi Encyclopedia is a society of people dedicated to collection of material about the borzoi breed from the earliest time and continuously and to make it available to all borzoi enthusiasts in the world. Membership fee is 10€/10$ a year.!
Membership is applied for at the TBE site and is approved by the Board when information on the membership form is correct and appropriate and the treasurer reported that membership fee has been paid.
A Members meeting called TBE Council can be held in connection to a major borzoi event or being called for by the Board or by more than two thirds of the membership.
The board must have the following posts: President, Secretary and Treasurer and can have two or more additional Members, one of these being elected vice President.
Board meetings are held minimum two times every year, can be called by the President or any other member of the board. The minimum numbers of Board members at a meeting to be valid is 3. The board serves from one Council to the next.
At the Council, both by personal attendance and through electronic media, the following should occur:
- Call and adjustment of the membership register
- Election of two tellers (scrutineers)
- Boards report of progress of the Encyclopedia during the last period
- Treasurers’ report
- Election of officers
- Report from editors on progress in their respective fields
- Any other business
- Election of an electoral commitee of three members to serve from one meeting to the next.
The Board handles TBE’s affairs by: 1. Preparing items for the next meeting 2. Carries out the decisions made at the members meeting 3 Contacts with members, editors, borzoi clubs and associations 4 Supervise development and maintenance of TBE software 5 Administer development of the Borzoi Encyclopedia 6. Accounts for TBE’s income and expenditure
Protocols and reports from TBE Council and from board meetings will be published in chronological order on the TBE’s site for members to read!
Any proposed alteration or amendment to the Constitution must be published on the member pages on the TBE’s site.
Changes to the Constitution can only be decided at a council meeting and will normally be held in conjunction with a major borzoi event. In extra ordinary sircumstances can a counsil be called for by the board.
Borzoi Clubs and breed associations are allowed membership to TBE and access to the TBE site but restricted to one (1) vote at the Borzoi counsil.
Members of the Encyclopedia group can Volunteer to become life Members by Donating 50€/50$ or more.
TBE welcome sponsors and accept donations!