We invite you to review RAP’s Bylaws [PDF]. These are the rules and regulations enacted by the board of Riverside Avondale Preservation to provide a framework for the nonprofit’s operation and management.
Need a primer on what Bylaws are?
Bylaws give a body of people a governing document that establishes a framework or structure in which the body carries out its functions and operations harmoniously to benefit the members individually and collectively.
Bylaws establish a basis from which the organization deliberates and make decisions for the benefit of the members and the body as a whole. It establishes who is to govern or represent the members in the administration of its affairs, which usually appears in bylaws as officers, directors and committees. It establishes how the affairs are to be administered and sets limits to those who are to administrate its affairs.
The bylaws determine the qualifications of these representatives and administrators, how they are selected, how long they are to serve in these positions, and if necessary how to remove them and fill vacancies.
Bylaws determine who can join, how to join, and the responsibilities after joining . . . [and] then ensure the rights of these members individually and collectively.
Finally, bylaws provide for order, equality, justice, and continuity and perpetuity of the organization.”
Source: What Do Bylaws Do or Accomplish? McConnell, Robert. Parliamentary Internet Newsletter. Volume 11, Issue 1. 2006. English.