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.
ORANGE STREET POTTERY, INC.
July 10, 2018
ARTICLE I: NAME AND LOCATION
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.
ARTICLE II: PURPOSE
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.
ARTICLE III: OFFICERS AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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
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
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.
ARTICLE IV: MEETINGS
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
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.
ARTICLE V: MEMBERSHIP
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
ARTICLE VI: SUPERVISION
The Executive Board of Orange Street Pottery, Inc. shall have general supervision of the affairs
of the corporation between business and membership meetings.
ARTICLE VII: COMMITTEES
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.
ARTICLE VIII: ASSETS AND DISSOLUTION
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.
ARTICLE IX: BY-LAWS REVISION
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.
ARTICLE X: CAPITAL EXPENSES
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.
ARTICLE XI: RESTRICTIONS
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.
ARTICLE XII: CONFLICT OF INTEREST:
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
ARTICLE XIII: NONDISCRIMINATION
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