By-Laws

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What are by-laws (what do they include) and why are they important?

Bylaws are the written rules, approved by the governing body, by which an organization governs itself. They define the purpose of the body; state the rules by which the body governs itself, including its voting procedures, membership requirements and frequency of its general meetings; and specify the duties of its officers and its standing committees.  They also specify procedures for their revision. (These procedures may include specific time-periods at which revision is to be considered.)

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