of the association will be The International Bengal Breeders' Association
and also known as TIBBA.
preserve, improve, and promote the entire Bengal Cat breed.
shall strive to improve the breed by:
Developing and promoting highest breeding standards, only breeding the
best to the best.
Utilizing and insuring the continual use of leopard cats
Keeping in mind TIBBA breed standard.
Serving as a forum for the Bengal Cat owners and breeders.
Keeping TIBBA a Chartered Member of the International Progressive Cat Breeders
person interested in the objectives of the Association and agreeing to
its Constitution may become a member by paying the dues set by the Board
of Directors which entitles the members to all rights, privileges and responsibilities
set forth in the Constitution. No person will continue as a member whose
dues have not been paid for the applicable year. Members may be expelled
for good cause by a majority vote of Executive Committee after having been
given 30 days notice of charges and the right to a hearing. Dues run from
January 1 to December 31 of each year.
membership can be obtained by paying ten times the yearly dues.
Terms and Elections
the first year, there shall be elected annually a President, Vice President
and Secretary/ Treasurer. Terms of office will be from May 1 to April 30
of each year.
of the Directors will be elected each year. There will be "6" Directors
with each serving a 3 year term. They can serve two consecutive terms or
parts thereof, then must step down for at least one term before they can
be eligible again.
committee will be chosen by the President to select and contact candidates
for President and Vice President. This committee will not be chosen from
the Board of Directors. A nominating committee will be chosen from the
Board of Directors to select and contact candidates for Secretary/Treasurer.
Candidates must have been or be at the time, on the Board of Directors.
These will be presented to the membership no later than March 1st of each
Board of Directors and officers will be elected by the members, from a
prepared list of candidates presented by the Nominating Committees. Members
should present candidates to the Directors for consideration prior to February
1st of each year. The President, Vice President and Secretary/Treasurer
must each win over 50 percent of the total votes. The Board of Directors
need only the most votes.
There are four candidates running for President, when all votes are tallied,
not one has more than 50% of the total number of votes. An election for
the two candidates with the most votes would be held. The one with the
most votes would be the new President.
following requirements must be met to be elected to an office:
nominated candidates must be willing to accept the position if elected.
They must have been a member in good standing for the past three consecutive
years (after the third full year) to be eligible for a position.
Standing"; for a member to be in good standing;
They must keep their membership current without interruption.
They must remain an ethical and reputable member.
Following in order without interruption.
must also have owned and cared for early generation Bengals (F1, F2, or
F3) for three years prior and currently at the time of election.
of Officers and Directors
President shall preside at all meetings of the association and the Executive
Committee. At regular meetings, the President shall vote only in case of
a tie, but shall have the right of voting in the Executive Committee. The
President shall appoint committees as necessary.
Vice President shall act as an aide to the President and perform the duties
in the absence of the President when not presiding. The Vice President
shall have the right to vote at any time. The Vice President will maintain
the TIBBA On-line List and will notify all list members when and where
an on-line membership meeting is being held.
Treasurer office shall be combined. The Secretary/Treasurer will keep all
records, carry on all necessary correspondence, will be the membership's
chairperson, be in charge of the association's funds and responsible for
said funds and spending thereof as directed by the Association and the
Executive Committee as necessary to help with their responsibilities.
Committee will consist of President, Vice President, Secretary/Treasurer,
and the Board of Directors. They shall transact necessary business
as may be referred to them by the membership. They will be responsible
for the official web site, quarterly Newsletter, and to look after the
general welfare of the Association.
They will see to the running of the Association and be a voice and an intermediary
between the membership and the workings of the Association. Before
all regularly called meetings, the Executive Committee will meet and prepare
an agenda to be followed at the meeting.
membership meetings will be held on-line in open session in the presence
of the whole on-line membership with a prepared agenda. Input from
the whole membership is encouraged, but only the Directors will vote on
operational issues (amendments). In order to amend issues of organizational
or structural importance, the issue(s) must be presented to the Directors
and passed by a 2/3 vote of the Directors present at two consecutive meetings
before it would be put on the agenda. The membership would then vote
by a 2/3 majority before it would pass and become part of the constitution.
If the issue is not on the agenda and arises from the floor, the first
vote of the Directors is to put the item on the agenda for the next Directors'
will be removed from office automatically by failing to attend two (2)
consecutive on-line meetings, unless excused by a vote of the Executive
Committee at those meetings. If the failure is not excused and is
at the end of their term of office, they will not be eligible to run for
a new term. The Executive Committee will appoint a new Director to
complete the term of any Director who does not fulfill his/her term.
I: See Article VI - Section VI.
Publications and Finances
Meetings will be held on-line and will be open to all TIBBA on-line members.
At each annual meeting, the Executive Committee will choose the time and
date for the next year's on-line meeting.
Executive Committee will be responsible for the quarterly Newsletter and
checking account will bear the signature of the Secretary/Treasurer and
the President with either signature sufficient to draft checks. A
third signature will be on the checking account which will be chosen by
possible, all annual meetings will be held on the on-line TIBBA List chat
room and will be open to all TIBBA members. Robert's Rules of Order will
govern the proceedings.
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Colors and Patterns
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