Bylaws and Dues

NAHS Bylaws:

Section 1. A chapter should include bylaws to amplify sections of its constitution. Bylaws do not need to be approved by the National Council if they are consistent with regulations outlined in the constitution. A current copy of the local chapter bylaws must be filed with NAEA.

Section 2. To remain a member in good standing, a member must pay dues and complete 20 service hours in the visual arts each year.

Section 3. Annual dues of $ 5 will be collected from each member. (The amount you charge should cover chapter registration fees and any other expenses you expect to incur).

Section 4. Attendance is required at meetings to maintain membership and privileges.

Section 5. All members must participate in our projects, activities, and fundraisers.

Section 6. For the NAHS and NJAHS officers, attendance is also required at any executive meetings called outside of the regularly scheduled meetings. Bylaws outline the obligations of memberships that are required to be a part of your institution’s chapter of NAHS/NJAHS. This basic guideline for the creation of bylaws helps ensure that your chapter upholds the National Standards as defined in the Chapter Constitution (pages 5-6).

Section 7. To graduate with NAHS honors and earn the right to wear a cord, pin, or tassel at graduation, a member must remain in good standing until the graduation date.

Section 10. Members may remain active during such time when there are no visual arts on their class schedules as long as they fulfill all of the other requirements each year.

Section 11. In the event of an infraction of rules, a review by the officers and sponsors will be conducted. If the individual in question is an officer, he/she will not participate in the decision-making process.