ARTICLE I Name
The legal name of this organization shall be Albuquerque Press Women (APW). For promotional and marketing purposes the name of the organization will be Albuquerque Press Women and Friends. It shall be a non-profit professional group affiliated with New Mexico Press Women (NMPW) and the National Federation of Press Women (NFPW).
ARTICLE II Objectives
The objectives of this organization shall be to:
Advance the professional status of women in mass communications
Provide opportunity for professional growth
Provide exchanges of journalistic ideas and experiences
Advocate ethics, responsibility and fairness in journalism
Coordinate efforts of interest to women
Support communications education
Protect first amendment freedoms
ARTICLE III Definitions
The general membership shall consist of all paid members.
ARTICLE IV Membership
Membership is open to any person in any phase of communication and those whose vocations and educational pursuits relate to communications. Membership is open to everyone meeting these qualifications regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status.
ARTICLE V Meetings
APWF shall meet at a time and place decided by the Leadership Team. The annual meeting shall be held in June when the new members of the Leadership Team shall be elected.
ARTICLE IX Dues
Membership dues shall be determined by the Leadership Team.
ARTICLE X Amending By-Laws
These by-laws may be amended at any meeting of APWF by a vote of two-thirds (2/3) of those members attending. The meeting and amendment must be published ten (10) days in advance.
ARTICLE XI Disbandment of APWF.
All funds shall go to NMPW.
Passed by the general membership September 2016