October 03, 2011, reviewed, voted on and approved.
Name Change Voted on March 16, 2003 )
By-laws supersede all previous revisions.
name of the organization shall be the "CENTRAL NEW YORK BED & BREAKFAST
ASSOCIATION". It is referred to as “THE ASSOCIATION” in this document.
The Central New York Bed & Breakfast Association has
been founded for the support of Bed and Breakfast owners of the Central New
York, Mohawk Valley, Leatherstocking regions of the State of New York. A Bed and
Breakfast or Inn is a business for the rental of rooms in a private residence, hosted
by the owner (s), with rates that include breakfast.
A. Full Member -
Comprised of those hosts who operate a Bed and Breakfast or Inn and
meet the standards of the association.
B. Associate Member -
These are comprised of allied businesses, i.e. Banks, Restaurants, Shopping
Areas, Attractions, etc. Membership is a promotional opportunity for allied
businesses to receive exposure and assistance in answering the frequent B&B guest's
question, "Where is a good place to eat, shop, get gas, use an ATM, or visit
Membership shall not, imply in any
way, an endorsement of their products or services.
2. The dues for annual membership shall be set by the board and voted on by
the members. Dues shall be paid upon membership acceptance and thereafter annually by
The Association shall maintain a Website (
) for the benefit of all Association Members, the expenses of which shall be borne by
the Association for the benefit of all its members.
2. The Association will, on a continual basis, strive for new and varied
avenues for advertising and marketing that will benefit all members. Dues shall
be used for the maintenance of a website and specific advertising and marketing
undertakings which benefit all members.
The Officers of the association shall be a President,
Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer. The Officers will be elected by the
current Full Members of the Association. The term of office for the Officer's
will be two years beginning January 1. A member may be removed from office by a
vote of the membership. Notification of this meeting will be given at least two
weeks in advance.
The Executive Board shall consist of the Elected Officers, Past President
and Appointed Members if any.
At the discretion of the Current
Leadership, other members may be appointed to serve
on the Executive Board from time to time.
Should an Officer be unable to complete the term of office, the Board
shall elect a member to fill the vacant term.
The Fiscal year shall be January 1st through December 31st..
2. Meetings may be called at the discretion of
any Full Member after notifying the Officers.
The Executive Board shall meet as needed.
Only Full Members, in good standing, shall have the right to cast one
vote per Bed and Breakfast establishment.
A quorum for the transaction of business at any meeting of the
association shall consist of those members present who are eligible to vote.
– Full Membership
Full Members of the Association must comply with all federal, state, and
local licensing as a Bed and Breakfast establishment. These include:
Codes and regulations of the State Health Department where applicable.
State fire and Safety Regulations.
Full Members must file a notarized DBA ( Doing Business As …) with their
county clerk and bank.
Members are required to collect and pay state sales tax, and occupancy
tax where required.
Full Members are required to carry adequate liability insurance.
Members are required to submit a
signed "Standards Compliance Form", each year verifying the said
business is currently in compliance with zoning, health and fire codes. A signed
copy of this form will be kept on file by the Association.
Although CNYBB strives to ensure that member Bed & Breakfast as well as Inns
adhere to the Industry Standards, as well as the "By-Laws and Guidelines of
the Central New York Breakfast Association" CNYBB cannot accept
responsibility for the actions, conditions or rate changes experienced by any
guest at any CNYBB member Inn or Bed & Breakfast. The "CNYBB.com"
website or "Beds Along the Mohawk.com" are not responsible for off-site
to the By-Laws
Amendments shall be referred to the By-Laws Committee for drafting in final form.
They shall then be submitted in writing to the membership at least two weeks
prior to the next association meeting. Voting for adoption shall take place at
that meeting with a two-thirds majority
of those members present who are eligible to vote.
the event of dissolution, all debts and obligations must be satisfied in a quick
and timely manner. All remaining assets of the association if any, shall be
transferred equally to the current, fully paid, Full Membership members,
providing they have been a member in good standing for at least two years.
Name Change 03/06/03 -
Last Revision 10/03/2011