Bylaws

Article I NAME

Section 1 This Association shall be known as the Texas Junior Angus Association.

Article II PURPOSE

Section 1 The purpose of the Association shall be to encourage and extend the influence of Angus cattle; to promote the interests

of its membership by creating education and competitive opportunities; to promote closer relations between the

membership and to stimulate greater activity among them.


Section 2 To help sponsor and conduct field days, tours and meetings on their own and in association with the Texas Angus


Association, and other adult associations, in promoting Angus in Texas.

Section 3 To encourage and assist junior Angus activities in Texas and to provide leadership training.

Article III MEMBERSHIP

Section 1 Any resident of the State of Texas who is under 21 years of age as of January 1 of the current year and interested in

breeding Angus cattle may become a member of the Association by sending his or her name and address together

with the annual membership fee to the permanent address of the Association.


Section 2 Dues are paid annually BY MAY 15th.

Article IV OFFICERS

Section 1 The officers of the Association shall be President, 1st Vice President, 2nd Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer,


Reporter, Historian, Directors and 2 Delegates.


Section 2 The President, 1st Vice President, 2nd Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Reporter, Historian and all Advisors of this

Association shall compose the executive committee to act upon all emergency matters or upon any other questions

referred to them for decision.

Article V ELECTION OF OFFICERS AND ADVISORS

Section 1 The officers of this Association shall be elected by ballot or show of hands at the meeting of the Texas Junior Angus

Association held in association with the annual STATE JR ANGUS show. The candidate must fill out an

application posted on the Texas Junior Angus Association website. The application must be postmarked by

MAY 15th to the vice president. Officers shall be elected for a term of one (1) year, or until their successors are

elected and qualified and assume the duties of their office at the closing of the annual STATE JR ANGUS SHOW

banquet. To be an officer you must have served as a director for one (1) year and be at least in the 8th grade.

Officer positions of President, 1st Vice President, and 2nd Vice President candidates should have received their

National Jr. Angus Association Bronze & Silver Awards prior to elections.


Section 2 The advisors will be elected for a term of three (3) years, FOLLOWED BY ONE YEAR LIAISON ON THE TAA

FOUNDATION BOARD. One (1) new advisor/advisor couple WILL BE ELECTED PER YEAR AT THE FORT

WORTH MEETING. The advisors shall agree among themselves who will serve as lead advisors. Those interested

in running for advisor must fill out an application posted on the Texas Junior Angus Association website. The

application must be postmarked by JAN 2 to the designated advisor. Nominees will be voted on by the junior

members at the Fort Worth Meeting. OUTGOING ADVISERS WILL ROLL OFF AT STATE SHOW IN JUNE.

Section 3 The Texas Junior Angus Association OUTGOING ADVISOR/ADVISOR COUPLE WILL serve in an advisory capacity

ON THE TAA FOUNDATION BOARD to facilitate a good working relationship between the adult and junior organizations.

Section 4 The director POSITION will be elected by acclamation. Directors must fill out an application posted on the

Texas Junior Angus Association website. The application must be postmarked by MAY 15th to the

designated advisor. Officer candidates that meet application requirements but are not elected can

serve as directors.

Article VI DUTIES OF OFFICERS

Section 1 The President shall call and conduct all meetings, shall fill by appointment all temporary vacancies in office and all

committees not otherwise provided for; co-chair the Program Committee, and perform any other duties pertaining

to the office of president. The President shall be required to attend every meeting, the State and National show,

and field days except under special circumstances (family responsibilities, death, emergencies, etc.)


Section 2 The 1st Vice President shall preside in the absence of the president and perform all duties pertaining to that office. The


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st Vice President shall coordinate all elections, oversee the work appointed to special committees, and co-chair

the Program Committee.


Section 3 The 2nd Vice President shall work with the secretary and advisors to notify members of meetings and information

important to the membership of the Association. 2nd Vice President presents at the annual meeting the nominees

for advisor. This position will write a letter of introduction to all new American Angus members inviting them to join

the Texas Junior Angus Association, and co-chair the membership committee.


Section 4 The Secretary shall keep a roll of all members with their addresses. He/she shall record in a book kept for that purpose

all proceedings of the Association, conduct all correspondence of the association and such duties as pertain to

the office of secretary and co-chair the membership committee. The Secretary shall send a copy of the minutes

from all meetings to the chairman of the scrapbook, the President and the Advisors.


Section 5 The Treasurer shall keep an accurate record of all receipts and expenses, collect and request the disbursing of funds

as directed by the membership, give a report of such at each meeting and such duties as pertain to the office of

treasurer. The treasurer shall serve as chair of the financial committee.


Section 6 The Reporter shall collect and distribute any information that will be helpful to the Association and work with the adult

advisors, officers and committees if needed, send a report of all Texas junior activities to the Texas Angus

Association secretary for publication in the Texas Angus publication, and co-chair the publicity committee.

Section 7 The Historian shall develop and maintain a scrapbook of memorabilia in which to record the TJAA’s history, research

and prepare items of significance of the organization’s history, assist the Reporter in providing photography,

displays, and news releases for the organization and co-chair the publicity committee.


Section 8 The directors will be assigned by the President to a specific officer to serve on functional committees. They will be


divided evenly amongst the officers after the close of the STATE JR ANGUS Show meeting.


Section 8 The two (2) Texas Delegates will represent our state at the National Junior Angus Show in electing the National Junior

Angus Board. These Delegates will be nominated and voted on at the Fort Worth GENERAL meeting. The

nominees should be officers, past officers OR A DIRECTOR FOR A MINIMUM OF THREE (3) YEARS PRIOR

AND BE IN 8TH GRADE OR ABOVE.


Section 9 The advisors will guide, direct and officer assistance to the officers and members of the Association while allowing


decisions to be made by the membership and officers of the Association.


Article VII COMMITTEES

Section 1 Program


1. Shall plan field days, shows, leadership and any other activities to benefit the Association


Section 2 Publicity

1. 1.Shall publish a quarterly newsletter for the Association’s activities that shall be sent to all members. 2.

2.Contact members concerning meetings.

3. 3.Shall construct scrapbook annually

Section 3 Membership

1. 1.Solicit new members and keep accurate record of their names and addresses.

2. 2.Develop plans for membership recruitment and retention.

Section 4 Executive

1. 1.Shall consist of the officers and advisors

2. 2.Shall review the by-laws at least every odd numbered year

Section 5 Financial

1. 1.Shall be in charge of all financial records and work with the financial advisors on preparing an annual

budget.

2. 2.Shall present PROPOSED budget to executive committee and advisors by November 30th prior to the Ft Worth

Stock Show GENERAL MEETING .Budget will be presented and voted on at the Ft Worth general meeting for that

calendar year.

3. 3.Shall plan and execute fundraising projects of the organization.

Section 6 Special


1. Shall be appointed by the President to perform special functions of the organization as needed.


Article VIII SHOMANSHIP

Section 1 Senior National Showman


The TJAA National Showman shall be chosen at the TJAA State Show. This person shall be a paid Texas Junior

Angus member for two (2) years prior to their competing. Showmanship contestant must adhere to all National

Junior Angus Showmanship Contest rules. Contestant must be a member of the American Angus Association.

Texas Junior Angus showmanship judge will select two members to represent Texas at the National Showmanship

Competition and select two alternates. Each contestant may compete only once at the National Junior Angus

Show. At the conclusion of the National Junior Angus Show, the two Texas showmanship representatives who

actually competed in the National Showmanship Competition will be given the JV Heyser/Williams Trust Award.

The monies are managed and disbursed by the American Angus Foundation.


Section 2 Showmanship Competition


The TJAA shall conduct showmanship competition in conjunction with their State Show. There will be a pee wee

division, a junior division, an intermediate division and a Senior Jackpot division. An exhibitor may move up to an

older division to compete but not down to a younger division. TJAA will adhere to the National Junior Angus breaks

for each age division. Each contestant entered in the showmanship competition must be a TJAA paid member

and have cattle entered in the Texas Junior Angus State Show. The exception being Pee Wee age division and

Senior National Showmanship competitors, who are not required to have cattle entered in the Texas Junior Angus

State Show.

Article IX AMENDMENTS

Section 1 The foregoing by-laws or any part of them, or any amendment thereto, may be modified or annulled at any

of the regularly scheduled meetings OR SPECIAL CALLED MEETINGS BY THE PRESIDENT by a

two-thirds vote of the members representing a quorum at that meeting. All by-law changes must be

presented in written form to the membership 30 days prior to voting. This may be done via U.S. Postal

Service, e-mail or in the membership newsletter.

Article X Selection of Texas Junior Angus State Show judge


Texas Junior Angus Association will follow the set forth rules by the National Junior Angus

Association procedures for selecting a judge for the state show. Members in good standing can submit one

potential judge's name during the specified nomination period USUALLY DURING THE Ft Worth GENERAL

MEETING. To be considered, the judge must not reside in Texas and must be on the approved American

Angus Association list of judges found at https://www.angus.org/Show/SuggestedJudgesList.aspx. After

nomination deadline, the executive committee, which consists of officers and advisors, will select AND

RANK three potential judges from the nomination list. The state show judge's name will only be posted after

the National Junior Angus Show publishes their judges and confirmation with the judge.