Bylaws are the most important document of the organization, defining the type of organization members have, its characteristics and establishing its operational framework. Without Bylaws, an organization would have no structure and anarchy would rule. Bylaws state what rights members have within the organization, how much power the leaders have to make decisions and what limits of power are within its board and officers.
NOWRA’s original Bylaws were created November 1991. Since that time, there have been several updates made over the years to reflect the changes needed for its effectiveness: August 2000, February 2003, June 2004, December 2006, and September 2022. The most current and updated version of the NOWRA Bylaws is provided.