We use the following three sets of guidelines : general club rules, hostess responsibilities, and member responsibilities. We ask for full engagement and everyone is held accountable.
Meetings will be held on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 6:30 PM.
Locations will vary according to hostess. Possibilities are homes, apartment clubhouses, restaurants, meeting rooms at churches, libraries, or bookstores. Please note that most libraries and bookstores will not allow you to bring refreshments.
Elected officers will serve two-year term excluding the treasurer who will serve until she resigns.
New members must complete a three month trial period. They do not become permanent members until they attend three consecutive meetings.
Guests are allowed at meetings under the following circumstances: They should be invited by the hostess, they must read the book and if invited by someone other than the hostess, the member must receive prior approval from the hostess.
Each member is expected to attend 8 out of 11 meetings per year. If you miss a meeting, you are expected to contact the hostess and forward an e-mail to the group.
If a member's attendance comes into question, a letter will be sent to inquire about their commitment to the club.
If a decision is voted on within the meeting, that is our final decision and the decision that we will abide by. Any concerns must be addressed during the meeting and prior to voting.
Member dues are set at $30 per year to be paid by the March meeting. New members will pay dues after completing the three month trial period retroactive to the first month of trial membership.
Meetings will start on time. It is requested that you call the hostess if you are going to be late.
Meetings will last approximately 2 hours. Refreshments and fellowship from 6:30 – 7:00 PM, book discussion at 7:00 PM , and book club business immediately following book discussion.
During meetings, we will stay focused on the subject at hand, give everyone a chance to speak, and respect the opinion of others.
Books are chosen three months prior to being discussed. Once a book is chosen, it can only be changed under extreme circumstances, such as the book is not easily available or something similar. It has to be changed at least 2 months prior to the discussion month.
The Historian will serve as our timekeeper for topic discussions.
Serves refreshments according to what she is able and willing to spend
Prepares a brief devotional reading to be shared at the meeting
Prepares a bio of the author to be shared at the meeting
Makes sure that all have directions, if meeting is not held at her home
Obtain and read the chosen book
Come to the meeting prepared to actively participate
Host a meeting (when it is your turn during the rotation)
Notify the hostess in advance if you will be absent so that she can prepare for the correct number of attendees.
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