Brazos Valley A's - bylaws

BRAZOS VALLEY As

BYLAWS

Approved 5/6/06

ARTICLE I - NAME

The name of this organization shall be Brazos Valley A's Chapter, Model A Ford Club of America, and its principle office shall be in Bryan, Texas.

ARTICLE II - PURPOSE

The purpose of this Chapter shall be:

SECTION 1. To serve as a medium of exchange of ideas, information and parts for admirers of the Model A Ford automobile, and to aid them in their efforts to restore and preserve the car in its original likeness.

SECTION 2. To unite in a central organization all owners of Model A Ford automobiles who are interested in enjoying, restoring and maintaining the automobile in a manner to attract prestige and respect within the community. A parallel purpose of this Chapter is to help these owners become better acquainted, and encourage among its members the spirit of good fellowship, sociality and fair play through sponsored fun activities that include the use of the Model A Fords in family participation.

SECTION 3. The Chapter shall be non-profit, non-commercial, non-sectarian, and nonpartisan.

ARTICLE III - MEMBERS

SECTION I. REQUIREMENTS.

Chapter and family members are encouraged to be members of the national organization, the Model A Ford Club of America. Requirements for membership shall not insist upon the actual possession of a Model A Ford. An interest in the objectives of the Chapter and a desire to take an active part in Chapter activities shall be the primary requirement for membership.

SECTION 2. DUES.

Each membership will include husband and wife or single person. Dues payable by members shall be in an amount to be set by the membership at the November meeting of the preceding year and are payable in advance. Dues for those joining after September shall apply to the ensuing year. Membership rolls will be purged of the members whose dues have not been paid by the following March meeting of each year.

ARTICLE IV - MEETINGS OF MEMBERS

SECTION 1. REGULAR MEETING.

Regular meetings of the members shall be held monthly for the purpose of transacting business. Meetings shall be conducted using Roberts Rule of Order.

SECTION 2. ELECTIONS.

A nominating committee of three members shall be appointed by the President at the September regular meeting to nominate officers for the ensuing year. The nominating committee shall select members that agree to the placing of his/her name in nomination and shall have agreed to serve if elected. The slate of officers selected shall be reported to the membership at the October meeting and voted on at the November meeting.

SECTION 3. SPECIAL MEETING.

Special meetings of the members may be called either by the President, another officer, or not less than one-tenth of the total Chapter membership.

SECTION 4. NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING.

A written or printed notice stating the place, day and hour of any special meeting shall be delivered to each member not less than five nor more than forty days before the date of such meeting, and the purpose for which the special meeting is called shall be stated in the notice.

SECTION 5. QUORUM.

A quorum shall consist of the members present at any regular monthly meeting or at any special meeting which is called according to the procedures outlined in Section 4 above.

ARTICLE V - OFFICERS

SECTION 1. OFFICERS.

All officers shall be members of the Model A Ford Club of America. The officers of the Chapter shall be a President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Tour Director, and Newsletter Editor.

SECTION 2. ELECTION/ TERM OF OFFICE.

Officers of the Chapter shall be elected annually at a regular business meeting and shall serve for the period of the following calendar year or until a replacement has been elected.

SECTION 3. PRESIDENT.

The President is the principle executive officer of the Chapter, and in general supervises and controls all of the business and affairs of the Chapter. He/She presides at all meetings of the Chapter, appoints Program Chairman, and any ad-hoc Committee and shall perform all duties incident to the office of President. The President develops the budget for the year after consultation with the officers. The President will present the budget to the membership at the January meeting.

SECTION 4. VICE PRESIDENT.

In the absence of the President, the Vice President shall perform the duties of the President.

SECTION 5. SECRETARY.

The Secretary shall keep minutes of the meetings of the members, see that all notices are duly given in accordance with the provisions of these bylaws, and in general, perform all duties incident to the office of Secretary.

SECTION 6. TREASURER.

The Treasurer shall have charge of and be responsible for all funds and securities of the Chapter, and keep a roster of the mailing address of each member. He/She performs all duties incident to the office of Treasurer. The budget for each year shall not exceed the income of the previous year.

SECTION 7. NEWSLETTER EDITOR.

The Newsletter Editor shall perform those tasks agreed upon by the officers of the Chapter.

SECTION 8. TOUR DIRECTOR.

The Tour Director develops a yearly plan for monthly tours, workdays, or other outings or events for the Chapter to be approved by the President. The Tour Director may lead the tours, or have other members develop and lead tours.

SECTION 9. OTHER OFFICERS.

Other officers shall be elected/appointed according to the needs of the Chapter. The Board of Directors shall define duties.

ARTICLE VI - FISCAL YEAR

The fiscal year of the Chapter shall begin on the first day of January and end on the last day of December in each year.

ARTICLE VII - AMENDMENTS TO BYLAWS

These bylaws may be altered, amended or repealed and new bylaws may be adopted by a two-thirds majority of the members present at any meeting of the members, provided at least five days written notice is given of intention to alter, amend or repeal or to adopt new bylaws at such meeting.

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