July 21, 2011 (revised/rewritten)
Marienville Trail Riders Snowmobile Club
ARTICLE I – NAME AND PURPOSE
The name of this organization shall be the “Marienville Trail Riders,” hereafter referred to in the document as the “organization” or “club.” The organization will conduct business on a fiscal year basis of July 1st to June 30th of the following year.
The purpose of this organization shall be to stimulate interest, promote safety and advance the general welfare of the sport of snowmobiling. To develop fraternal spirit among snowmobilers, merchants, landowners, and other winter sports enthusiasts.
ARTICLE II – MEMBERSHIP
All applications for membership shall be submitted in writing or online to the Membership Committee (added/revised November 2013) accompanied by the proper amount of dues.
Membership shall be payable prior to January 1st and ending on December 31st of each year.
Type of membership available:
a. Membership – $20.00 (must be 18 years or older)
b. Family – $20.00 (husband, wife and children thru 17 years)
c. Business membership – $20.00
d. Business membership with the additional online web advertising option – $25.00
i. Each individual paid up member shall have one vote
ii. Each family paid up membership shall have two votes
iii. Each paid up business membership shall have one vote.
Termination of Membership
a. Membership may be terminated for non-payment of dues.
b. Membership may be terminated by submitting a written resignation
c. Membership may be terminated by the Board of Directors (BOD) for cause. Termination of membership by the BOD’s shall be in the form of a letter containing the reasons for their actions
d. In all cases of termination; organizational properties shall be returned within ten (10) days to a board member
e. Dues shall not be returned to member terminated for cause
ARTICLE III – OFFICERS (revised/changes passed July 2011)
This organization shall have officers consisting of President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and three (3) Directors. Nominations are to be held at the April meeting. They shall be elected by the majority membership at the June meeting by secret ballot. There shall be no proxy votes. Elected officials will take office effective July 1st of each year.
Offices will be voted on and held by each officer as follows:
President – Odd year
Vice President – Even year
Treasurer – Odd year
Secretary – Even year
Board of Directors (BOD)
1st director – 3 year term
2nd director – 2 year term
3rd director – 1 year term
It shall be the duty of the President to call the meeting to order at the appointed time; to preside at all the meetings; to announce the business before the membership in its proper order; to state and put all questions property brought before the membership; to preserve order and decorum and to decide all questions of order. He/She shall pass on to his/her successor all properties of the organization at the conclusion of his/her term of office.
During the absence or temporary incapacity of the President, the Vice President should perform the duties and have the powers of the President.
The Secretary shall keep all the organizations records, including minutes of the meeting; roster of active membership; lists of committee’s members and their responsibilities. The Secretary shall also retain and file copies of the Treasurer’s reports, extra copies of Constitution and By-Laws and necessary forms and correspondence for references. He/She shall pass on to his/her successor all properties of the organization to which he/she is entrusted.
The Treasurer shall keep the accounts of the organization and have charge of its funds; shall maintain records of bank accounts in the name of the organization; properly disburse and deposit monies of the organization; and keep a running balance of monies. The Treasurer shall keep financial records prepared for audit at all times and shall submit a financial report containing incoming and outgoing deposits and withdrawals of organizational monies at each meeting. The Treasurer shall obtain and process proper signature cards from the bank making sure that the proper officers’ signatures are authorized and those two signatures are required.
The Board of Directors shall jointly oversee the activities of the organization on behalf of the club.
ARTICLE IV MEETINGS (revised/changed and passed July 2011)
ARTICLE V – AMENDING THE BY-LAWS
ARTICLE VI – DISBURSEMENT
ARTICLE VII – VACANCIES IN OFFICE
ARTICLE VIII – NOMINATION & ELECTION OF OFFICERS & BOARD MEMBERS
ARTICLE IX – MEETINGS
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