Together we represent the common interests of our members to inform, support and promote our businesses to the residents of the broader Marathon community.
A place where business and community work together to provide opportunities for quality of life through excellence via education, quality employment, and valued services.
Marathon Area Business Association By-Laws
Section 1 - Name
The name of this association shall be: Marathon Area Business Association (MABA)
Section 2 - Mission Statement
The mission of this association shall be to foster, protect and advance the Marathon area's commercial, educational and civic interests.
Section 1 - Members
Membership shall be open to individuals and firms who have agreed to fair-share financial support of the association's activities. Membership shall be subject to approval of the general membership. Membership is limited to one voting person per member business. Additional representatives from any firm may attend meetings.
Section 2 - Board of Directors
The Board of Directors shall consist of three voting members serving one-year consecutive terms.
Section 1 - Annual Meeting
An annual meeting will be scheduled and held as the first meeting of any calendar year. The Officers shall determine the date, time and location of the meeting.
Section 2 - Special Meetings
Special meetings may be called by any Officer. The Officers shall determine the date, time and location of the meeting.
Section 1 - Dues
Financial support of the association shall be derived primarily from fair-share support from members. Fair-share support for each member shall be determined by general membership.
Section 2 - Disbursements
The Officers shall approve of all expenses and disbursements.
Section 3 - Amendments
The Bylaws may be amended by a two-thirds vote of qualified members present at any meeting.
Section 1 - Term Of Office
The government of the association, the direction of its work, and control of its property shall be vested in three Officers. One Officer shall be elected each year for a term of three years. No member shall be eligible to server continuously in one office for a longer period than one three-year term. Three new Board of Directors shall be elected each year. Board of Director may server consecutive terms.
Section 2 - Election of Officers and Board of Directors
Officers and Board of Directors shall be elected by the general membership by popular vote at the Annual Meeting, and with a quorum of seven (7) voting members.
Section 3 - Meetings
The Officers shall hold no less than four meetings a year. The Officers may determine special meetings.
Section 4 - Vacancies
In the event of a resignation, death or removal for any cause, of any Officer, the President or Vice President/Secretary shall appoint a successor to serve the unexpired term subject to approval of the general membership.
Section 5 - President
The President of the association shall preside at all meetings of the association. The President shall be in charge of association affairs, perform all duties incident to this office and advise such action as may be deemed likely to increase the usefulness and prosperity of the association.
Section 6 - Vice President/Secretary
The Vice President/Secretary shall perform the duties of the President's absence. The Vice President/Secretary shall be responsible for the recording of the minutes of official proceedings of the association and shall perform such other duties as may be delegated by the President.
Section 7 - Treasurer
The Treasurer shall see that all monies of the association are deposited in its name and shall supervise the books and disbursements of the association. The Treasurer shall submit reports to the general membership at all regular meetings.
Section 1 - Parliamentary Rules
The proceedings of the Marathon Area Business Association shall be governed by and conducted according to the standard parliamentary practice, except as may conflict with these articles.