2018 Constitution and By-Laws
Section 1 This organization shall be known as the Japanese Bantam Breeders Association. (JBBA)
Section The Post Office address of the Secretary-Treasurer shall be considered headquarters.
Section The object of this association shall be to encourage he breeding and improving of Japanese Bantams.
Section Additionally, a goal shall be to strive for good fellowship and integrity among Association members.
Section 1 Any breeder or fancier of good character and reputation may become an active member of this association.
Section All applications for membership MUST be accompanied by the following dues:
$25 per year for Family membership.
$20 per year for Individual membership.
$10 per year for Junior membership, (under 18 years)
Section 3 Membership shall be acknowledged by the Association membership card and shall date from January1 to December 31. A member shall not be stricken from the roster until three months have passed without payment of dues.
Section 1 The Association officers shall consist of a President, Vice President, Secretary-Treasurer, and eight District Directors, known as the Board of Directors.
Section 2 The officers shall serve for two years.
Section 3 The officers will be elected by mail ballot printed in The Journal. (official JBBA newsletter)
Section 1 For the purpose of electing Directors, and for the convenience in holding sectional
meets, the Association constitutes the following districts:
District 1: Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, and Connecticut.
District 2: Pennsylvania, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, and New Jersey.
District 3: Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, and Michigan.
District 4: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.
District 5: Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Nebraska.
District 6: Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, New Mexico, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri.
District 7: Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Utah, and Wyoming.
District 8: Alaska, Hawaii, and Canada.
Section 1 To alter or amend this Constitution & By-Laws shall require a two-thirds majority of votes cast and voted on at the time of election of officers.
Article VII-National Meet
Section 1 The National Meet shall be placed by accepting bids from clubs wishing to host the meet. The meet shall be awarded to the club offering the best advantage to the JBBA membership. It was further resolved (non-binding) that the bids be reviewed by the Executive Committee, and when no one bid offers a clear advantage to the Association, the Executive Committee will seek input from the membership by placing an
advertisement in The Journal before placing the meet.
Section 1 The President shall appoint all such special and standing committees as may be authorized by the Board of Directors. The Board shall define the powers of such committees and their duties.
Article IX-Annual Meeting
Section 1 The annual meeting of the Association shall be upon such a date each year and such a place as the Board of Directors may designate. Written notice of this meeting must be sent to the last known mailing address of each active, contributing, and honorary member at least two weeks prior to the date of said meeting.
Article X-Duties of Officers
Section 1 President: The President is the chief executive officer and shall preside at all meetings and appoint all special committees and election commissioners, and shall have the authority to appoint any officer resigning, or through death or inability to handle their office properly.
Section 2 Vice President: The Vice President shall attend to the duties of the President during absence of the President.
Section 3 Secretary-Treasurer: It shall be the duty of the Secretary-Treasurer to conduct all correspondence of the Association and to keep a correct accounting of the receipts of the Association expenditures, submit a financial report with each newsletter, and to announce the places of all National, District, and State Meets as soon as possible.
Article XI-Executive Board
Section 1 The District Directors shall constitute the Executive Board and through their mutual understanding appoint a President if the case may arise. The appointed President will hold office until the next election is held.
Section 2 The District Directors will appoint a State Representative for each state in the US which has members in the Association. These State Representatives are to be appointed for two years, and a list of names is to be given to the Secretary-Treasurer.
Section 3 All specials offered by the Association shall be open to competition to members only. The State Meets shall be conducted by members of the respective state. Special Meets shall be financed by members of the Association. In this way, more specials can be awarded at the National and District Meets.
District Director Duties:
State Director Duties:
Code of Conduct, JBBA Members:
With fellowship being one of the main purposes of the JBBA, the President of the club feels it appropriate to mention the tradition being carried on by some of the members. At a number of JBBA meets in the past several years there have been very successful get-togethers held after the judging. We have made it a regular event to go to dinner together and talk “chicken.” We sincerely hope that others in the JBBA establish similar traditions. District Directors are encouraged to take the lead in arranging fellowship events.