Austin Fiber Artists


I firmly believe in the rule of law as the foundation for all of our basic rights. ~Sonia Sotomayor
Lake Tahoe by Dee Merrell

Lake Tahoe

by Dee Myers

Here are the current standing rules:


Austin Fiber Artists – Current version of Standing Rules

1. Finances Adopted 11-4-09

·       A budget prepared by the Treasurer and officers shall be presented for approval at the June meeting.

·      Any unbudgeted expenditures over $100.00 shall be approved by the Board of Directors.  Any unbudgeted expenditure over $500 shall be approved by vote from the membership.

2. Workshops/Retreats  Adopted 11-4-09

·      Must be self-sustaining.

·      Payments for the workshop/retreat will be due at a schedule determined by the workshop coordinator, normally 30 days in advance of the event.

·      Deposits are non-refundable after the payment deadline unless there is a waiting list and then the deposit can be transferred to the next person in line.  It is the responsibility of the participant to arrange for the transfer.

·      For each workshop, there may be one reserved space available at no cost to the member acting as host for a workshop leader who requires overnight lodging.

·      Workshops shall be open to members of the Federation of Fiber Artists first and then open to non-members on a space available basis.  Non-members will be charged an additional fee up to 10% of the workshop’s cost.

3. Nominating Process:  Adopted 11.4.11

·       In November, the President appoints two board members to serve on the Nominating Committee.

·       The President requests a non-board member, who is introduced at the November Membership Meeting, to solicit recommendations/requests of members (non-board members) who are willing to serve on the Nominating Committee.  In January, the membership selects and votes on the three members who are then appointed to the membership committee.

·       Nominations will be presented to the membership at the February Membership Meeting (preferably) or no later than the March Membership Meeting.

·       Elections will be held at the March Membership Meeting, if nominations were presented in February.  If nominations were presented at the March Membership Meeting elections will be held in April.


View the most recent version of AFA by-laws.

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