Articles and Bylaws

Articles and Bylaws


  • The name of the organization shall be Grays Harbor Guides Association.

ARTICLE II – Objectives

  • This Association is organized to aid in conservation, restoration and to cooperate with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to manage the fisheries in the Grays Harbor Basin.
  • Also to establish a Code of Ethics to help guide our interactions with other fishing guides and fishermen.
  • Also to encourage Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife fishing regulations.
  • This organization shall be non-profit seeking.

Proposed Activities

  • Cleanup activities on the rivers and boat launches.
  • Providing and maintaining river access.
  • Help aid in clipping fins at the hatcheries.
  • Teaching the younger generation conservation, restoration of the fisheries
  • Donate our time & boats for local Grays Harbor County kids fishing derby.

ARTICLE III – Membership

  • Guide Membership shall be considered Active. An Active member is a member that participates in association meetings and events. Members are encouraged to attend as many meetings as possible. January meeting is mandatory.
  • Business Membership will be non-voting sponsors of GHGA. Businesses can be located anywhere, although businesses members within Grays Harbor County will automatically have their business information promoted on our website.
  • The membership will require payment of first years dues and agreement to abide by the Association’s Code of Ethics by a signature.
  • Membership registration shall be $80 for the initial year. Annual renewals will be $60. These dues may be revised each year at the annual meeting.
  • Business Sponsors may attend monthly meetings but will not receive voting rights.
  • The dues will be good 1 year from the date of purchase.
  • The dues will be non-refundable.
  • Must show proof of guide license. (CARD) 90 days to prove.
  • It shall be acceptable to vote on membership by email or when notices are sent to all active members by the duly elected secretary. Any member or prospective member can be voted out of the Association with or without cause by a two-thirds majority vote of the active membership. Violation of the Code of Ethics may be cause for membership termination. See Code of Ethics.


  • A quorum for the carrying on of any meeting or consideration of any business, except for the election of membership, shall consist of all available Board Members of the Association.

ARTICLE V – Officers

  • Officers shall consist of a President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and one ordinary paid member in attendance at any given meeting. The four above-named officers plus one paying member shall form the Executive Board. The President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer shall hold office for two years. The President and treasurer will be elected in odd numbered years. The Vice President, Secretary will be elected in even numbered years. All Board Members may be elected to additional terms of office.
  • Executive Board elections shall be held at the Association’s annual meeting each
    (All members need to attend)
    Any active member of the Association can be nominated by any other active member. The Association will call for nominations ninety (90) days prior to the voting meeting. Nominations shall be made for a specific office and will be accepted at both the October meeting and via email for one month. All nominees will be consulted prior to being placed on the voting ballot.
  • Final nominees to be placed on the voting ballot will be announced at the November meeting.
  • An electronic voting ballot will be sent to the Active membership prior to the January meeting.
  • Votes will be tabulated and announced at the annual meeting.

 ARTICLE VI – Meetings

  • Association meetings will be held monthly on the first Monday day of each month. The annual meeting of this organization shall be held the first Monday in January. Any other meetings deemed necessary may be called by the President or the Executive Board as needed.
  • The undersigned, President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer of the Grays Harbor Guides Association, hereby certifies that the foregoing Articles and Bylaws consist of a complete and accurate copy of the original of the Bylaws of the Grays Harbor Guides Association, together with all amendments thereto.


  • Attachments (A) Code of Ethics is made part of this document.
  • Amendments and changes in this document are permitted by a majority vote of the board.