Section 1. Consistent with the purposes as set forth in the Articles of Incorporation, this corporation will sponsor the Friends of the Waunakee Performing Arts (FWPA).


Section 1. Membership in the FWPA shall be open to all who meet guidelines set forth by membership policy without regard to their race, creed, sex or national origin.

Section 2. A yearly membership will be required.


Section 1. The affairs of the corporation shall be under the direction of a board of directors. The number of directors composing the board shall be nine (9). The board of directors may appoint up to 2 ex-officio members from Waunakee Community School District’s fine arts department. The past president will serve as an ex-officio for one year.

Section 2. Election and term:

Clause A. A majority vote of FWPA members present and voting shall constitute an election for directors. Nominations for directors shall be made by a nominating committee of FWPA members. This committee will be established at the previous annual meeting, subject to the provisions of these Bylaws. Nominations may also be made from the floor.

Clause B. Directors shall serve for a term of three years on a rotating basis. Directors may be reelected at the end of their terms.

Clause C. Directors may be removed from office by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the Board of Directors.

Clause D. Directors, as elected, shall be installed and shall assume their duties at the close of the annual meeting.

Clause E. Any vacancy occurring mid-term shall be filled by election by the Board of Directors, and the replacement shall hold office for the unexpired term.

Section 3. Powers:

Clause A. The Board of Directors shall have the power to conduct all affairs of the FWPA. Five (5) members shall constitute a quorum of the Board of Directors in order to transact any official business.

Clause B. The Board of Directors shall have the power to create such regular and special committees as are deemed necessary. Chairpersons of the committees shall be appointed by the President, subject to approval by the Board of Directors.


Section 1. The officers of the Corporation, all of whom shall be directors, shall consist of a President, a Vice-President, a Secretary, a Treasurer, a Program Director (possibly Director of the PAC) and two at large members.

Section 2. Election and Term:

Clause A. The President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer of the Corporation shall be elected by the Directors at the first regular meeting of the Board of Directors following the annual meeting, to serve for a term of two (2) years.

Clause B. A majority vote of the directors present is required to elect officers.

Clause C. Any vacancy occurring mid-term shall be filled by election by the Board of Directors, and the replacement shall hold office for the unexpired term.

Section 3. Duties of Officers:

Clause A. The President: The President shall preside at all meetings of the Board and shall execute the mandate of the Board of Directors.

Clause B. Vice-President: The Vice-President shall have such power and perform such duties as the Board of Directors may prescribe, or as the President may delegate. In case of the death, absence, or inability of the President to act, the Vice-President shall perform the duties of the President. It is assumed that the vice-president will become the president at the end of the current president’s term in order to provide continuity in the organization.

Clause C. Secretary: The Secretary shall keep, or cause to be kept, in books provided for the purpose, the minutes of the meetings of the Board; shall see that all notices are duly given in accordance with the provisions of the Bylaws and, as required by law; shall be custodian of the records, and in general shall perform all duties incident to the office of secretary and such other duties as may be assigned by the Board or by the President.

Clause D. Treasurer: The Treasurer shall be the Chief Financial Officer of the Corporation, shall be responsible for all funds of the Corporation, and in general shall perform all duties incident to the office of treasurer, and such other duties as may be assigned by the Board, or by the President.

Clause E. Program Director: the Program Director shall include the following duties:
Schedule performances in the PAC
Communicate with school personnel (Fine Arts staff, custodial staff etc.)
Coordinate lighting and sound equipment needs for performances.
Be responsible for physical arrangements for rehearsals and performances.


Section 1. Board Nominating Committee: Nomination for election to the Board of Directors shall be made by the Board Nominating Committee which is to identify and recommend to the membership persons who are capable and willing to serve as Directors.

Clause A. The committee shall consist of a chairperson appointed by the President and three FWPA members elected by the membership.

Clause B. At the annual meeting nominations will be accepted from the floor. Committee members are elected by the general membership at the annual meeting.


Section 1. Business meetings of the FWPA shall be held as needed, with a minimum of one meeting to be held each year. The annual meeting shall be held during the month of October and shall include the financial report and election of Board of Directors members. Subsequent meetings of the membership must be announced to all members at least 7 days in advance of the meeting.

Section 2. Regular meetings of the Board of Directors shall be held a minimum of 3 times per year, at a date and time to be determined by the Board.


Section 1. Upon dissolution, all funds and equipment shall be transferred to the Waunakee Area Education Foundation to be used for the benefit of arts programs in the Waunakee area.


Section 1. In the absence of any other provision, Robert’s Rules of Order shall prevail.


Section 1. These Bylaws may be amended by the Board of Directors. Such amendments must be Ratified by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of FWPA members at the next annual meeting, or by a special meeting called by the President. The amendments are to be submitted to the FWPA membership for review and consideration at least 30 days before the date of the annual meeting or a special meeting.

Mission Statement:

Friends of Waunakee Performing Arts (FWPA) is dedicated to ensuring a strong cultural arts presence in the community by supporting the Waunakee Community High School Performing Arts Center (PAC) through advocacy, fundraising and community outreach. The FWPA will strive to bring cultural enrichment to the Waunakee Community area and enhance the physical resources of the PAC.