Board Members

Brian Evans, President Orange Street Pottery, Inc.
Hiroshi Sueyoshi,
Vice-President Orange Street Pottery, Inc.
Leslie Willett,
Secretary Orange Street Pottery, Inc.
Brenda Thomas,
Co-Treasurer Orange Street Pottery, Inc.
Bev Haley, Co-Treasurer Orange Street Pottery, Inc.

Elaine Klapproth, 
CCCG President
Steve Kelly, 
CCCG Vice-President
Janine McClellan,
CCCG Secretary
Nancy O'Donohue, CCCG Treasurer


In 2007 Coastal Carolina Clay Guild was established under the 501C3 nonprofit umbrella of Orange Street Pottery, Inc..  Today the guild has over 100 members from the coastal areas of North and South Carolina. The guild meets bimonthly in the Community Arts Center in downtown Wilmington and invites a variety of guest speakers to its meetings. 

 The guild offers its members and the community workshops each year with nationally known sculptors and potters.  It has an annual Holiday Show and Sale in November with over 30 members participating and some of the proceeds benefiting community projects.  Members also make the bowls for the biyearly Empty Bowls Project.

Coastal Carolina Clay Guild has participated in National Craft Week and has exhibited at the North Carolina Pottery Center, Greenhill Gallery, Southeastern College, Wilma Daniels Gallery at Cape Fear Community College and Gray Gallery at East Carolina University. 



July 10, 2018


The name of this Corporation is Orange Street Pottery, Inc. Its office is located at: c/o

Community Arts Center, 120 S Second Street, Wilmington NC 28401 (New Hanover County).

The Board of Directors may change the principal address within the named County and such

change shall not require an amendment of these By-Laws.


The purpose of this corporation is to promote and exchange knowledge and information about all

types of ceramic arts and to provide mutual support, encouragement and education for its

members and the community. To this end the Corporation operates a teaching studio offering

pottery classes and sponsors the Coastal Carolina Clay Guild.


Section 1. The officers of this Corporation shall be Executive President, Executive Vice-

President, Executive Secretary and Executive Co-Treasurers. The officers are responsible for the

operation of the OSP Studio, a teaching studio and shall perform the duties prescribed by these

By-Laws. Each officer who is an initial trustee of the corporation shall hold office until death,

resignation, removal or disqualification. The officers shall constitute the Corporation’s

Executive Board.

Section 2. Board of Directors: The Board of Directors of the Corporation will consist of the five

(5) officers of the Corporation’s Executive Board and four (4) persons from the Membership of

the Coastal Carolina Clay Guild. The four (4) persons from the Membership will be elected by

the Membership to serve for a (2) two year term on the Board of Directors and are responsible

for coordinating the activities of the Guild.

Section 3. Vacancies: If a vacancy occurs on the Executive Board the position shall be filled by

a majority vote of the remaining Executive Board. If a member of the Board of Directors is

unable to complete the 2 year term, the position shall be filled by a majority vote of the

remaining Board of Directors.

Section 4. Executive President: The Executive President shall designate the time and place of

all Board meetings. Adequate and timely notice of all such meetings shall be given to the Board

by the Executive President or the Executive Secretary. The Executive President shall preside

over all meetings of the Board of Directors.

Section 5. Executive Vice-President: Executive The Vice-President shall act as an aid to the

Executive President and shall perform the duties of the Executive President in his or her absence.

Section 6. Executive Secretary: The Executive Secretary shall attend all Board Meetings and

shall keep and maintain a record of all proceedings of the meetings. The Executive Secretary

shall keep and maintain the files and records of the Corporation and shall perform such other

duties as are incident to the office of Executive Secretary. The Executive Secretary holds the

corporate seal.

Section 7. Executive Co-Treasurers: The Executive Co-Treasurers shall be responsible for all

fiscal matters of the Corporation and shall maintain complete books and records that accurately

reflect the financial operation of the corporation and its assets and liabilities.


Section 1. Annual Meeting: The annual meeting the Board of Directors and Membership of this

Corporation shall be held in January of each calendar year. The Executive President or the

Executive Board shall decide the time and place of all annual meetings. Those present at the

annual meeting constitute a quorum. Action is taken by an affirmative vote of a majority of

those present.

Section 2. Board of Directors: The Executive President shall designate the time and place of all

Board of Directors meetings. Action is taken by an affirmative vote of the majority of those

Board Members present. Issues arising between Board Meetings may be initiated by a member

of the Executive Board or two (2) Directors. These issues may be discussed and voted on by

electronic means. Action is taken by an affirmative majority vote from the Board of Directors.

Section 3. Proxy Votes: No proxy vote will be allowed at Orange Street Pottery, Inc meetings.


Section 1. Eligibility: Members of the Coastal Carolina Clay Guild shall be adults over the age

of eighteen. Membership dues shall be established on an annual basis by the Board of Directors.

Annual dues are for the use of the Corporation and to help cover expenses incurred in support of

its above stated purpose.

Each member is entitled to (1) one vote on matters submitted to the Membership. If an

individual’s membership dues are not paid, the individual’s membership and voting rights will be

terminated. The membership year will begin on January 1 and terminate on December 31.

Section 2. Disciplinary Procedure: Any member whose actions tend to injure the good name of

the Corporation, disturb its well-being or hamper the Corporation in its work may be censured,

suspended or expelled by the Board of Directors. Before any Member is censured, suspended, or

expelled, written notice of the charge and the time and place of the meeting of the Board of

Directors where this charge will be considered will be mailed to the member’s last known

address at least (30) thirty days before the meeting. The Board of Directors, by an affirmative

majority vote, may censure, suspend or expel a member.

Section 3. Corporate Structural Basis: The Corporation is organized on a non-stock membership



The Executive Board of Orange Street Pottery, Inc. shall have general supervision of the affairs

of the corporation between business and membership meetings.


The Executive President or the Executive Board shall appoint such committees as may seem

necessary or desirable to carry on the work of the Corporation. The Executive President shall be

an ex-officio member of all committees.


The Corporation is not formed for pecuniary or financial gain. No part of the assets or income of

the organization shall be distributable for the benefit of its Officers, Board, private individuals or

organizations. This does not include returns to individuals for the sale of their artwork at

Corporation-sponsored exhibits and events.

In the event of dissolution of the Corporation, no Officer or Board member shall be entitled to

any distribution or division of its remaining property, including cash on hand or accounts

receivable. The balance of all money and other property received by the Corporation from any

source, after payment of all debts and delegations of the Corporation shall be used or distributed

under the regulation of the Internal Revenue Code exclusively for non-profit purposes

substantially similar to those for which the Corporation was formed.


These By-Laws may be amended at any regular Board Meeting of the Corporation by a majority

vote of those present (a quorum of the Board). Adequate and timely notice of the intent to take

such amendments will be given to the Board.


An Executive Treasurer and one Board Member may authorize expenditures up to $500.00.

Expenditures of more than $500.00 must be approved by a majority vote of a quorum of the


The Board will retain final responsibility for Corporate expenditures, operating expenditures,

capital acquisitions, and disposition of monies.

An annual financial statement will be made available to all members at the January meeting.


The Corporation’s activities are restricted under the Section 501(c)3 of the United States Internal

Revenue Code in that no part of the net earnings of the Corporation shall inure to the benefit of,

or be distributable to its members, directors, officers, or other private persons. The Corporation

shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered and

distributions in furtherance of the Corporation’s educational, artistic and scientific purposes.

No substantial part of the activities of the Corporation shall be the carrying on of propaganda, or

otherwise attempting to influence legislation. The Corporation shall not participate in or

intervene in, including the publishing or distribution of statements, any political campaign on

behalf of any candidate for public office. The Corporation shall not carry on any other activities

not permitted by a Corporation exempt from Federal Income Tax under Section 501(c)3.


The board shall adopt and periodically review a conflict of interest policy to protect the

corporation’s interest when it is contemplating any transaction or arrangement which may benefit

any director, officer, employee, affiliate or member of a committee which board-delegated



The officers, directors, committee members, employees and persons served by this corporation

shall be selected entirely on a nondiscriminatory basis with respect to age, sex, race, religion,

national origin, and sexual orientation. It is the policy of Orange Street Pottery, Inc. not to

discriminate on the basis of race, creed, ancestry, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, age,

physical disability, veteran’s status, political service or affiliation, color, religion, or national