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Code of Ethics

Due to the recent television exposure of magic, please be aware of the Code of Ethics in Article VII of The International Brotherhood of Magicians Constitution and By-Laws states as follows:

Sec. 1. (b) Members shall refrain from all exposures of tricks, illusions and magical principles and conform to signed pledges of this organization and as prescribed in the Ritual now in effect or hereafter adopted.

Sec. 1. (c) Members shall not furnish information concerning modus operandi of magical effects to the lay public through the medium of magazines, periodicals, newspapers, radio, telephone, television, motion pictures, giveaways, premiums, or through the use of any other means whatsoever whereby the same may be transmitted.


Ring No. 81 Of The International Brotherhood of Magicians Ring Constitution

Section 1
This organization shall be known as the Inez Blackstone Kitchen Ring No. 81 of the International Brotherhood of Magicians. This name is in memory of Inez Blackstone Kitchen.

Section 2
The Headquarters of this organization shall be Sarasota, Florida, United States of America.

Section 3
The name of Ring 81's newsletter shall be Magic Monthly.

ARTICLE II: STRUCTURE

Section 1
This organization shall be governed under the laws of the State of Florida as a non-profit organization.

ARTICLE III: OBJECTIVES

Section 1
To organize, associate, and encourage those interested in the art of magic and its advancement.

Section 2
To foster and advance the magical talents, creativity and Knowledge of the Ring membership.

Section 3
To promote fellowship and social interaction, exchange of ideas and cooperation between those interested in the magical arts.

Section 4
To cultivate and advance the art of magic in the fields of entertainment, education, and other cultural areas.

Section 5
To promote to the magical community an applicable code of ethics as established by the International Brotherhood of Magicians.

ARTICLE IV: MEMBERSHIP

Section 1
There shall be three classes of Ring membership: Active, Family and Honorary.

Section 2
An Active member must be at least 12 years of age and shall have been interested in magic for at least one year.

Section 3
A family member must be a spouse or child of Active member.

Section 4
Ring Honorary membership may be awarded to an Active Ring Member who has significantly advanced the Magical Arts.

Section 5
All Ring members must join the International Brotherhood of Magicians and remain members in good standing.

Section 6
As a condition of membership, all Ring members shall pledge to be bound by the International Brotherhood of Magicians code of ethics.

Section 7
As a condition of membership, prospective members must perform a magical effect or routine for the membership at a regular meeting and be voted into membership by a majority of members present at that meeting.

ARTICLE V: OFFICERS

Section 1
The affairs of the Ring shall be conducted by a Board of Directors comprised of the following Elected Officers and Directors: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Immediate Past President. Terms of office shall be for one year. The President shall not hold that office for more than two consecutive terms.

ARTICLE VI: QUORUM

Section 1
At least three (3) members of the Board of Directors must be present at any Board Meeting to constitute a quorum.

Section 2
At least thirty percent of the members of the organization must be present at any regular Ring meeting to constitute a quorum.

ARTICLE VII: AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION

Section 1
Amendments to this Constitution may be made at any regular business meeting of this organization by a two thirds vote of the membership present, provided that this proposed amendment or amendments have been posted and/or read at the two immediately previous regular Ring meetings, or provided that such proposed amendment or amendments have been distributed to the membership and received two thirds votes of those votes cast by mail.

ARTICLE VIII: GOVERNING BODY AND INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF MAGICIANS

Section 1
Any provisions within the Ring Constitution and By-laws that are in conflict with the Constitution an By-law of the International Brotherhood of Magicians and/or laws covering the State of Florida will be superseded by the rules and laws issued b y the latter governing bodies.

RING BY-LAWS

ARTICLE I: MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION AND PRIVILEGES

Section 1
Application for Active membership must be made on an approved membership form and be properly signed by the applicant. The application must be endorsed by two Active of Honorary members of the Ring stating that the applicant is of good moral character and worthy of membership. The application will be accompanied by the current membership fees established by the Board of Directors.

Section 2
Family Memberships are secured by the same procedures as is required for Active membership. Family members shall enjoy the same privileges as Active members except they shall have no vote in the meetings or hold office, however they may serve on committees.

Section 3
Honorary Membership in Ring 81 may be granted to Active Ring 81 members who have attained distinction in the Magical Arts. Recommendation for Honorary Membership shall be initiated by a unanimous recom-mendation of the Board of Directors and shall be decided by a three fourths majority vote of members present at a regular meeting in which this item of business is on the published the agenda or via mail ballot. In addition to their distinction, Honorary Ring Members shall possess the same privileges as an Active member but pay no Ring dues.

ARTICLE II: MEMBER SUSPENSION AND EXPULSION

Section 1
Members may be suspended or expelled from membership or removed from the executive offices of the Ring for: any conduct which is not in the best interest of the Ring; violation of the Code of Ethics; and violation of Ring 81 Constitution an By-laws. The decision to expel, suspend or remove from office restson first recommendation by the Board of Directors to do so, followed by a three fourths majority vote of the membership at a meeting in which the membership is notified of the issue at least one month prior to voting.Members considered for expulsion, suspension or removal from office will be formerly notified and be given the opportunity to meet with the Board and membership prior to any vote on such action.

ARTICLE III: DUES

Section 1
Annual dues for all membership classes shall be established by the Board of Directors during the annual budgetary review. Any changes in rate will be published in the Ring Newsletter. Dues shall be payable before January 1 for the following calendar year.

Section 2
Any member who becomes in arrears may be subject to late payment fees, and if for a period greater than two months shall, subject to a decision by the Board of Directors, forfeit their membership an be subject to reinstatement only upon making application as a new member.

ARTICLE IV: DUTIES OF OFFICERS

Section 1
It shall be the duty of the President to: be the Chief Executive Officer of the Ring, guiding it with due counsel with the Board of Directors; preside at all meetings of the organization; and serve as an ex-officio member of all committees.

Section 2
The President may, after due counsel with the Board of Directors, appoint standing and ad hoc committees as necessary to carry out the Ring's activities and functions. The following positions and committees may be assigned by the President upon assuming office:

1) An Auditing Committee, which shall audit the books of the treasurer at the end of the fiscal year and provide a written record of their audit to the Ring Board of Directors.

2) A Budget Committee, which shall present a proposed annual budget to the Board of Directors within forty-five days after the start of the fiscal year.

3) A Scribe who shall submit monthly reports and other articles to the Linking Ring.

4) A Historian who shall maintain the historical archives and critical permanent records of the Ring.

5) An Editor who will be responsible for the publication of the Ring Newsletter.

6) A Program committee responsible for lectures and program themes.

Section 3
The Vice President shall assist the President in the duties of that office, and in the absence of the President serve as the Ring's presiding officer. The Vice President may serve as an ex officio member of committees in substitution for the President and assume other duties delegated to him. The Vice President will serve on the Budget Committee.

Section 4
The Secretary shall: keep a true record of all meetings; files of significant correspondence related to the Ring; execute in a timely manner the Ring correspondence including submission of required reports and requested information to the executive office and officers of the International Brotherhood of Magicians; and perform other duties as delegated by the Board of Directors.

Section 5
The Sergeant at Arms will assure that the hospitality of the Ring is extended to members and guests, The Sergeant at Arms will assure that all persons attending Ring closed meeting are members of the Ring in good standing or approved guests.

Section 6
The Treasurer shall oversee all deposits and receipts of money of the Ring and shall assure prompt payment of all properly approved Ring obligations. The Treasurer shall maintain accurate accounting records of all receipts and disbursements and report the status of these against the Ring's budget to the Board of Directors.The Treasurer will also chair the Budget Committee and review the Ring's financial accounts and recommend alternative banking facilities and investments.

Section 7
The routine business of the Ring shall be administered by the Board of Directors. They shall consider and take action on any proposals submitted to it by members of the Ring. They may act upon such proposals or prepare from them a suitable motion to be presented for consideration at any regular meeting of the Ring.

Section 8
In the case of the death, resignation or inability of any officer to serve, the Board of Directors shall appoint a successor. Such successor will serve until the next annual election.

Section 9
The Board of Directors shall investigate all grievances arising from conduct unbecoming a Ring officer or member. They may present proposals to the membership for action to expel, suspend or remove from office members for such conduct.

ARTICLE V: FINANCIAL COMMITMENTS

Section 1
No officer or other member of the Ring shall make any expenditure or enter into any contract that becomes a financial obligation of the organization, unless the expenditure or contract has been approved be the Board of Directors either as a special commitment or as part of its annual budget. Committee Chairs of major functions, e.g. public shows and banquets, shall submit a budget to the board for approval prior to commitment of funds.

ARTICLE VI: METHOD OF ELECTION

Section 1
The Board of Directors will annually recommend candidates for nomination for the elected offices of the Ring. This shall be completed by sixty days prior to the date of the annual election, the first regular meeting in December. Such recommendations shall not exceed two candidates for each office and shall be publish-ed in the Ring newsletter at least thirty days prior to the election. In addition any qualified member may be nominated for office of the Ring petition, provided said petition is submitted to the Ring Secretary before October 15 and is signed by fifteen members.

Section 2
Thirty days prior to the annual election, an official ballot containing the names of all qualified nominees, shall be distributed to each Active and Honorary member. Ballots shall be marked and returned no later than the date designated on the ballet and to the address shown. The ballots shall be sent in an envelope marked "Election Ballot" and delivered to a Ballot Committee, consisting of three members appointed by the Board. The Ballot Committee shall secure and count all ballots and report the results to the Board within one week of the election. The decision of the Ballot Committee shall be final in instances involving the validity or questionable marking of a ballot. Election to all offices shall be by a simple majority of the ballots cast. Nominees named for elective offices, who are uncontested, shall be elected without balloting.

Section 3
The Board of Directors shall in establishing the rules and timetables for the conduct of the election be guided by the principle that all the qualified members should have the privilege of voting.

Section 4
Elected Officers assume their responsibilities at the first regular meeting in January.

ARTICLE VII: MEETINGS

Section 1
The Ring shall hold its regular meetings on the first Thursday of the month. At the discretion of the Board of Directors, meeting dates that conflict with holidays or other events may be canceled or moved to a different date. The Board of Directors may shift the meeting night to accommodate special events and it may add additional meetings for lectures and other magic or social activities.

ARTICLE VIII: AMENDMENTS TO THE BY-LAWS

Section 1
Amendments to the By-laws may be made at any regular business meeting of this organization by two thirds vote of the members present, provided that the membership has been notified of the proposed changes by mail at least two months prior to meeting and the proposed amendments have been postedin the two business meetings immediately prior to that in which the vote is taken.

ARTICLE VIIII: GENERAL

Section 1
Roberts Revised Rules of Order shall govern Ring meetings when not in conflict with the Ring's Constitution and By-laws or Florida laws covering this organization.

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