Western Fire and Life Safety Education Association
This is a reminder that we will have our quartely Western FLSE meeting on Monday November 7th at 10:00 am. The meeting will be at Harrah's Cherokee.
Directions From Asheville, NC: Take Interstate 40 West to Exit #27 (Hwy 74 West).
Stay on Hwy 74 West approximately 27 miles.
Take Exit #74 (Hwy 441 North) to Cherokee.
Go approximately 4 miles, take a right at first traffic light (you will see a McDonalds).
Harrah's Cherokee Casino is at next intersection (you will see a large Harrah’s Cherokee sign).
At this intersection turn right onto Hwy 19
Go past Harrah’s Hotel, and the parking deck, then turn left and park in the Hotel Self Park, take elevator to 3rd level to the Sky-Bridge.
Take the Sky-Bridge into the hotel, walk past the escalator to the Ballrooms.
Take a left to the Locust Room.
Thanks to the Nominating Committee for bringing the slate of officers for the mid-year gap elections. Here are our officers for 2011.
CONGRATULATIONS TO TERRY BYERS of Hickory Fire Department for being the recipient of the 2011 NC FLSE Lifetime Award for her years of service and dedication to fire and life safety education. Well done.
Chair – David Conrad
Vice Chair – Misty Sherrill
Secretary – Aaron Miller
Past Chair- Kelley Webb
The Western Region is the largest region in North Carolina. Its members represent urban and rural areas, including the Cherokee Reservation. The members are dedicated to being leaders in fire and life safety. Objectives
1) To coordinate the efforts of it's members in the fields of Fire Education, Prevention and Burn Safety, and by so doing endeavor to provide an efficent uniform Fire and Life Safety Program in North Carolina.
2) To distribute to it's members such information pertaining to Fire and Life Safety Education as may be available; to assit it's members in the solution of and problems which may arise in these fields.
3) To, at all times, assist and cooperate with this association, organizations, goverment agencies, or departments which share our common interest in the education of our citizens in the protection of lives and property from fire and injury.
Secretary/Treasurer - Aaron Miller (email@example.com)
DUE TO A NEW CHANGE IN BY LAWS WE WILL HAVE 2 OFFICER ELECTIONS IN 2011. THE MEETING IN MAY WAS AN OFFICER ELECTION FOLLOWED BY ANOTHER ELECTION IN NOVEMBER. IN 2012 ALL OFFICERS WILL START THEIR TERMS AT THE FLSE CONFERENCE.
Lifetime Members of the Association Thanks for their years and efforts to promote a safer community through fire and life safety education. John Atwell Randy Wally Jed Clampitt Chuck Gallyon Greg Faggart Bobby Compton Walker Reid Lloyd Ramsey David Pruitt John Rudisill
2013 Conference-Angie Gregg
Committee needs to be formed.Send
venue suggestions to Angie.
David Watson Thanked everyone for the cards & e-mails
with get well wishes.
Break for training, provided by Aaron Miller
Conference Committee will be Misty Sherrill, Amy Krise,
Kelley Webb, Sam Smith, David Conrad, TJ Patton, Norman Franklin, Maria
Bostian, Mark Dillingham, and Terri Byers.
Elections: Thomas Raper
for Chair-David ConradNominations
for Co-Chair-Misty SherrillNominations
for Secretary/Treasure-Mark Dillingham, Amy Krise, Aaron Miller, Jeannie
1, 2011 Mills
River Fire November
7, 2011 Cherokee Fire Department Everyone shared what was happening in their area.
NORTH CAROLINA FIRE & LIFE SAFETY EDUCATION ASSOCIATIONBY-LAWS ARTICLE I – NAME
shall be known as “WESTERN
NORTH CAROLINA FIRE AND LIFE SAFETYEDUCATION ASSOCIATION.”(WNCFLSEA)
ARTICLE II – OBJECTIVES (A)
To coordinate the efforts of its members in the
fields of Fire Education, Injury Prevention and Burn Safety and by doing so,
endeavor to provide an efficient and uniform Fire and Life Safety Education
Program in North Carolina.
To distribute to its members such information
pertaining to Fire and Life Safety Education as may be available; and to assist
its members in the solution of any problems which may arise in these fields.
To at all times, assist and cooperate with this
Association and Organizations, Industries, Government Agencies or Departments
which share our common interest in fire and life safety education.
ARTICLE III – MEMBERSHIP (A)
person engaged in promoting the prevention of fires and injuries through fire
and life safety education may become a member of this organization
legally designated official of a county, municipality, township, fire district
or other persons located in the Western region of North
Carolina in the following counties:
Alexander, Alleghany, Anson, Ashe, Avery,
Buncombe, Burke, Cabarrus, Caldwell, Catawba, Cherokee, Clay, Cleveland, Davie,
Gaston, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Iredell, Jackson, Lincoln, Macon, Madison,
McDowell, Mecklenburg, Mitchell, Polk, Rowan, Rutherford, Stanley, Surry,
Swain, Transylvania, Union, Watauga, Wilkes, Yadkin, Yancey, including the Cherokee
Qualla Boundary and is authorized and obligated by public law, ordinance, or
lawful agreement to promote fire and life safety through public education , may
become an active member of this Association.
Members are those persons other than Active Members, interested or involved in
promoting fire and life safety education in North Carolina. Associate Members shall enjoy the privileges
of membership except that of voting privileges and/or holding elective office.
HONORARY LIFE MEMBERS
will be eligible for honorary life membership upon the recommendation and
approval of the Executive Board and by majority vote of those members present
at any meeting. Any member, so elected,
shall thereafter be exempt from the payment of annual dues. Honorary Life Membership may also be
conferred on any person that has rendered distinctive service to the
ARTICLE IV – FEES (A)
An annual membership fee of Fifteen Dollars
($15.00) shall be applicable to each department or individual member. If a department has more than one member, the
annual dues/fee shall be limited to Fifteen Dollars ($15.00). This fee is due by January 31 annually.
Members who do not pay dues within 60 days of
notice shall not be allowed to have voting power nor shall he/she have the
right to hold or be an active officer of the organization until dues are paid
ARTICLE V – OFFICERS (A)
Officers of the WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA FIRE AND
LIFE SAFETY EDUCATION ASSOCIATION shall be:
Nominees for the position of an officer of the
organization shall be active members of the Western Association for at least
one year before applying.
Officers of the Association shall be elected
every year by majority vote of Active Members present at the February meeting.
No one member may hold any one office for a
period exceeding two (2) consecutive terms
Election of Officers shall be held at the
February meeting of the Association. The
new Officers shall assume their responsibilities on the first day of the month
following the North Carolina Fire and Life Safety Education Conference.
All officers shall serve as members of the
The previous chairperson shall become an
In case of vacancy of the office of Chairperson,
the Vice-Chairperson shall ascend to the office of Chairperson. In the case of
a vacancy in the office of any other officer, the vacancy shall be filled by a
nominated appointment of the chairperson and a majority vote from the
membership on that appointment. This appointment(s) shall serve until the next
general election of officers.
ARTICLE VI – DUTIES OF OFFICERS (A)
Chairperson shall preside at all meetings and conduct all business. The Chairperson shall call special meetings
at the request of a majority of the Executive Board or when he/she may deem it
Vice-Chairperson shall assume all duties of the Chairperson in his/her
absence. The Vice-Chairperson shall oversee and appoint a 2 person committee to
review the bylaws annually and make recommendations for updating or making
changes. The Vice- Chair will also chair the Conference Committee when the
State FLSE Conference will be held in the western region.
Secretary/Treasurer shall keep a record of the attendance at all meetings
and shall record and forward to all members the minutes of the regular
meetings, special meetings and Executive Board meetings. He/she shall be custodian of the minute book
and all records, correspondence and literature pertaining to the business of
the Association. He/she shall keep the
members informed as to the progress of the Association business and shall
record and answer all correspondence promptly and in an efficient manner. He/she shall notify all members in writing of
Secretary/ Treasurer shall receive all monies payable to the Association
and shall deposit same in a chartered bank designated by the Executive
Board. Accounts shall be paid by
check. The Vice-Chairperson shall be
authorized to sign checks in the event the Treasurer is incapacitated.
The Chairperson shall appoint three (3) members
of the Association to audit the books and accounts of the Treasurer
annually. These members shall present a
written report of all matters pertaining to the finances of the Association to
the Executive Board by December 1st of each year.
The Officers of the Association shall be the
governing body of the Association when the Association itself is not in
session. All matters affecting the
policies, aims and means of accomplishing the purposes of this Association, not
specifically provided for in this statement of By-Laws or by action of the
Association at a regular or special meeting shall be decided by the Executive
All elected officers shall serve a one year term
unless resignation, removal or inability to complete the term.
ARTICLE VII – COMMITTEES
The Executive Board shall consist of the
Officers of the Association and shall deal with such business as may come
before it. The Board shall make
recommendations regarding the business of the Association within the confines
of the By-Laws.
Special Committees may be elected by the members
or may be appointed by the Chairperson with the aid of the Executive Board.
Each Special Committee shall elect a Chairperson
who shall be responsible for conducting all meetings of said Committee.
The Chairperson shall appoint a Nominating
Committee consisting of three (3) members at the May meeting and they shall
present a slate of officers at the August meeting at which time election of
officers shall take place.
ARTICLE VIII – MEETINGS
Meetings of the membership shall be convened
quarterly, one being during the State Fire & Life Safety Education
Conference and during the months of May, August and November.
Executive Board meetings shall be called at the
discretion of the Chairperson or upon the wishes of a majority of the Executive
Special Committees, upon Board appointment or
election by the membership, shall convene for meetings at a location and time
agreed upon by a majority of the Committee’s members.
ARTICLE IX – VOTING RIGHTS
Each department or individual member having paid the annual Fifteen
Dollars ($15.00) dues/fee for membership shall have voting rights in all
business matters. Each department shall
have only one vote.
ARTICLE X – STATE EDUCATION COUNCIL MEMBERS (A)
The Western NCFLSE Executive Board will provide
Five (5) members on the State Fire and Life Safety Education Council. The WNCFLSEA Chairperson will monitor the
attendance and productivity of each WNCFLSEA State Committee member. Attendance
at these meetings is mandatory by the WNCFLSE association, unless an approved
excuse is provided to the Chairperson of the association. The WNCFLSEA
Executive Board; with majority vote of the members present, may remove
appointed council members for failure to attend or participate in said council
These current members of the WNCFLSEA shall
automatically serve on the State Fire & Life Safety Education Council each
year that he/she serves. These members
include the Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, Secretary/ Treasurer, the immediate
past Chair-Person of the organization and a member at large voted on by the membership
at the August meeting.
ARTICLE XI – SPECIAL BUSINESS/EVENTS
In the event of an illness, hospital stay, death or death of an
immediate family member of an Active, Associate or Honorary member, the
chairperson may direct the Secretary/Treasurer to send a card, flowers or a
donation to a worthy cause or organization designated by the family.
ARTICLE XII- CONDUCT OF BUSINESS
of Order shall govern this organization in the conduct of business with
the exception of determining a quorum
or otherwise specifically stated in the bylaws.
ARTICLE XIII- NOT FOR PROFIT
organization is a NOT FOR PROFIT organization. No part of the organization
assets or income shall be used to the benefit of any of its officers,
membership or directors.
ARTICLE XIV- AMENDMENTSThe
Executive Board of the WNCFLSEA shall have the power to amend and revise any
portion of these Bylaws. Approval of these changes shall require two-thirds
vote of approval of the voting membership of the organization present at the
quarterly announced meeting. These Bylaws will be reviewed annually by the
Vice-Chair, and a two person committee and changes are to be brought to the
membership for approval.
ARTICLE XV-Training and Public information
(A)The WNCFLSEA will maintain a website for the
purpose of providing information, news, projects, class information, links to
other websites and contacts to support /publicize the State FLSE Council and
other state news.
Program Coordinator shall be responsible for planning and coordinating
continuing education classes and/or seminars to be held at quarterly meetings
of the organization.
and Adopted 05/07/2001
and adopted 11/3/2008