2 0 2 0 M E M B E R S H I P D I R E C T O R Y I L L I N O I S S I G N A S S O C I A T I O N P a g e | 13 BYLAWS OF THE ILLINOIS SIGN ASSOCIATION Article I - TITLE AND PURPOSES The name of this organization is the Illinois Sign Association, hereinafter referred to as the Association. 1. The combined objective and purposes of this Association shall be to improve and advance the advertising sign industry, to elevate the standards of sale, manufacturing, installation and service, to establish a high regard for technical competence; to promote the public relations image for sound advertising; and to serve the best interests of the community. 2. The Association shall be empowered to provide a suitable seal containing the name of the Association, which seal shall be used or displayed only by members of the Association who are in good standing. 3. The Association shall be a nonprofit, incorporated company. Article II – MEMBERSHIP 1. Membership in the Association shall be open to those companies representing: sales, manufacturing, Installation and/or service to the advertising sign industry, manufacturer representatives, and sign users. The Board may create additional membership categories. There are two distinct membership categories: sign companies (“primary” members) and suppliers/product manufacturers/distributors (“supplier” members), whereby sign companies are the association’s core membership category. 2. Application for membership shall be submitted to the Executive Director on a form provided by the Association. Article III - RESIGNATION OR REMOVAL 1. Any member of the Association may resign by submitting written notice thereof to the Secretary/Treasurer. Death of a member or dissolution of his business shall automatically terminate membership, except in cases where continuity of membership has been arranged by the firm and approved by the Board of Directors. 2. Any member who shall, without reasonable cause, be delinquent in dues or willfully refuse, fail or neglect to adhere to the provisions contained in these bylaws shall be subject to suspension or expulsion by the Board of Directors. Article IV – VOTING 1. Each Association member company shall be entitled to one vote on any matter coming before the Association for decision. The company shall designate the person who shall be the official representative in the Association and be entitled to vote. That person may be changed at any time by notifying in writing to the Executive Director of the Association. Article V – MEETINGS 1. An annual membership meeting shall be held each year. No less than 30 days notice of such annual meeting shall be served in writing to each member. Officers and Directors shall be elected at the annual membership meeting. 2. Special membership meetings may be called by the Board of Directors or by request of 20 percent of the voting membership. Notice of special meetings shall be given to members at least 15 days prior to the meeting date, and said notice shall state the time, date, place and purpose of the meeting. 3. A quorum for any meeting of the membership shall consist of at least 15% of the voting membership. The members at such meeting shall be entitled to vote on all Association matters with the exception of matters involving changes in bylaws or Association structure, in which case, general or specific proxies of members in good standing, submitted in writing to the Executive Director or Secretary/Treasurer at least five days prior to any regular or special meeting of the membership, shall be valid and may be voted by the Executive Director or Secretary/Treasurer or such party as the firm designated in accordance with their terms.

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