INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF HYDROSEEDING PROFESSIONALSArticle I
. Name of Organization
The name of this association shall be the International Association of HydroSeeding
Professionals also known as IAHP and thereafter referred to as “the Association” a not
for profit corporation incorporated under the laws of Pennsylvania.Article II
The Mission of the IAHP is to provide a unified effort to promote and improve the Hydro
Seeding industry, to provide opportunities for professional growth by interaction and
continuing education for IAHP members, to provide information and education to the
general public, contractors, manufacturers, and governmental agencies regarding the
benefits, problems, and complexities of the hydro seeding industry and to unify and unite
the hydro seeding industry as the recognized expert source of education and information
for all with an interest in the hydro seeding industry.Article III
1. The association shall be governed by the Executive Committee which is made up
of the Officers and the Board of Directors.
The officers of the Association shall consist of the President, Vice President, Secretary
a. The President shall be the Chief Executive Officer and shall preside at all meetings of
the membership of the Association and of its Board of Directors and shall perform all
duties incident to this office. He/She shall be allowed to vote on any matters coming
before any membership or Board of Directors meeting. The President shall appoint all
committees, subject to the confirmation by the Board of Directors, and shall be an exofficio
member of each. He/She shall at the annual meeting or at such other times as
he/she may deem proper, commend to the membership and to the Board of Directors such
matters and make such suggestions as may tend to promote the prosperity and increase
the usefulness of the association. The President shall make or cause to be made, reports
to the membership of the business conducted at meetings of the Board of Directors.
b. The Vice President shall preside in the absence or disability of the President elect, and
shall perform such other duties as assigned by the president.
c. The secretary shall have charge of such documents and papers as the board of directors
may determine and shall be responsible for the maintenance and preparation of the
minutes of all meetings of the Executive Committee.
d. The Treasurer shall oversee the receipt and dispersion of the funds of the association.
At frequent intervals, the treasurer shall make reports and recommendations to the
3. Board of Directors.
a. The Board of Directors shall consist of the immediate past president and a number of
directors who are elected to two year terms.
b. The number of directors shall be determined by the Executive Committee.
c. Directors shall be elected to staggered two year terms. There are no term limits to the
position of Director.
d. Both contractor and supplier members are eligible to serve as Directors.
The nominating committee shall consist of all members of the Executive Committee.
Both Contractor and Supplier members may submit nominations for officer and/or
director candidates. Candidates will be required to have a minimum of twelve months
remaining on their respective memberships prior to the annual election. Elections shall
be held annually at a time to be determined by the Executive Committee.
Officers and directors must maintain memberships in good standing and must make every
effort to attend meetings of the executive committee. Officers and/or directors who fail
to attend three consecutive Executive Committee meetings may be relieved of their
elected positions. The executive committee may by majority vote remove or replace any
officer for any reason.Article IV
Section 1. Eligibility
Membership shall be open to owners of hydro seeding, landscaping, and erosion control
businesses, their employees, industry suppliers, trade press and others who support the
objectives of this association. Membership is subject to the bylaws and code of ethics
and can be retracted due to the breach of the aforementioned.
Section 2. Termination
Any member who fails to submit the required membership dues prior to the expiration of
the current membership may be automatically dropped from the active membership
without notice until such dues are paid. At the discretion of the Executive Director,
members may request and be granted a grace period of not less than 10 days following
the term of their membership. If the delinquent dues are brought current within that
period, the membership will be considered to have been renewed and the payment for the
dues shall be credited from the date the previous membership lapsed. If payment is
received after any grace period has elapsed, the membership shall be considered a new
membership. The membership, if not renewed, shall expire one year following receipt of
the dues payment and the member will be listed on any membership lists or rosters at the
bottom as a new member. Members who require a grace period for payment of
membership dues must request a grace period, in writing, from the Executive Director
prior to the membership expiration. The grace period must be approved and a late fee
may be assessed.
The Executive committee may expel members for good cause shown. Good Cause shall
include but not be limited to, a member’s lack of interest in the direction of the IAHP,
lack of harmony with the purpose of the association (I changed sympathy to harmony),
or failure to adhere to the bylaws or the code of ethics of the IAHP. No member may be
expelled without a hearing by the Board of Directors. A three-fourth (3/4) vote of all
Directors present shall be required to expel a member. A member to be expelled shall be
given written notice 15 days prior to the date of the proposed expulsion, suspension or
termination by first class or certified mail.
A contractor member is a person, firm or corporation that owns or manages a hydro
seeding, landscaping or erosion control business or a business that includes or intends to
include hydro seeding as part of their services. This member is entitled to full rights and
privileges of membership. They will be able to hold elected office or appointed office as
either an officer or director, to serve on any committee or as chairman of any committee,
and vote on any issue that is put before the membership for vote.
A supplier member is a business that manufactures or markets equipment, supplies and/or
services related to the hydro seeding industry. A supplier member shall have full voting
rights, may serve on any committee and can serve as a director of the association. A
supplier member may not serve as an officer of the association except in unusual
circumstances and when specifically approved by a majority of the executive committee.
The association may establish premium levels of membership for supplier members.
Premium memberships may have designations such as Gold and Silver memberships and
provide additional opportunities for promoting and advertising their businesses but have
no effect on voting or other membership rights and benefits.
Associate memberships may be made available for employees of contractor or supplier
members. An associate member will be added to the mailing list and will be eligible for
member prices for functions, supplies and services provided by the association. An
associate member may serve on a committee but may not vote or hold office.ARTICLE V
1. The association shall be incorporated under the laws of Pennsylvania.
2. The association shall maintain offices at 303 Nelbon Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15235
3. The annual meeting shall be held at a time and place to be announced by the Executive
1. Officers and directors shall serve their offices without compensation.
2. Expenses incurred by Officers, Directors and Committee chairpersons may be
reimbursed if approved by the Treasurer and Executive Director. Operating expenses for
committees should be pre approved by the Executive Committee.
3. The association may engage an Executive Director who will manage the day to day
operations of the association. The executive director will be considered an independent
contractor and neither the association nor its Executive Committee will substantially
control the details of the association management.
4. The Executive Director’s management fee will be paid monthly. The amount of this
fee will be reviewed and determined by the Executive Committee annually. The
Executive Director will submit a monthly invoice that details the management fee and
related expenses commensurate with the management services performed during the
previous month.ARTICLE VI
. Amendments to these By-laws
1. The executive committee shall review these by-laws from time to time and may make
changes to the by-laws by majority vote.Admin Note: I've attached a copy of the original to the bottom.