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CONSTITUITION AND BY-LAWS OF
THE STEPHENVILLE BASS CLUB

ARTICLE _l
NAME:
Section 1. The name of this organization shall be THE STEPHENVILLE BASS CLUB.

ARTICLE II
PURPOSE:
Section 1. The purposes for which this corporation is organized are:

    A. To farther the sport of bass fishing.
    B. To farther good sportsmanship.
    C.
    To farther and participate in worthwhile community activities.
    D.
    To support local charitable organizations by organizing, participating, or contributing to their activities/events.

 

ARTICLE_III
MEMBERSHIP:
Section 1. Membership is open to all persons interested in the club’s purposes. Dues for a person and his immediate family are thirty dollars ($30) per year or any portion, the fiscal year being from January 1 through December 31. Membership is obtained by payment of yearly dues and approval by majority vote at a regularly scheduled club meeting. Upon majority consensus, a person making a significant contribution to the club may be granted membership for a year.

Section 2. Severe misconduct by a club member should be brought to attention at a regular club meeting. After discussion, if the majority of club members deem the misconduct severe enough, membership may be revoked by secret ballot and the offender’s full dues returned. The offender shall not be eligible for club membership for a period of one year from date of termination of membership. After one year, the offender may reapply for membership in writing to the club president. The president will present the petition for reinstatement to the club. After discussion, the offender may be reinstated only by 100% vote approval and on payment of dues for a year.

 

ARTICLE_IV
OFFICERS:
Section 1. Officers for the club shall be

    1. President
    2. Vice-President
    3. Secretary-Treasurer
    4. Tournament Chairman
    5. Reporter
    6. Director of Bingo Charitable Organization

Section 2. Officers shall hold office for a one-year period. Election of officers shall be held at the regularly scheduled meeting in December.

Section 3. If for any reason an officer must terminate, the post shall be filled by majority vote of a properly nominated club member at the next regularly scheduled club meeting.

Section 4: Duties of the officers are as follows:

    1. President: The President shall preside at club meetings and act as spokesman for the club at activities in which the club has an interest.
    2. Vice President: The Vice-President shall carry out the duties of the President in the event the President is unable to participate at that time.
    3. Secretary-Treasurer: The Secretary-Treasurer shall keep accurate up-to-date records open to inspection by club members and make an up-to-date fiscal report at all regularly scheduled club meetings. Upon majority vote at a regular meeting or upon consultation with the other club officers, the Secretary-Treasurer may make withdrawals from the General Fund to cover reasonable expenses, having endorsement of the President.
    4. Tournament Chairman: The Tournament Chairman is responsible for coordinating intra-club tournaments.
    5. Reporter: The Reporter is responsible for keeping minutes of the regularly scheduled club meetings and for creating and mailing the club’s newsletter.
    6. Director of Bingo Charitable Organization:

     

Section 5: Committees

Officers may appoint willing members to help them in their duties. Committees may be appointed during a regular meeting, having a set time for the committee chairman to make a report.

ARTICLE_V
MEETINGS:
Section 1. Regularly scheduled club meetings will be held on the first Tuesday of each month at a place and time agreed on by the club members.

Section 2. Special meetings may be called if necessary by agreement of club officers.

ARTICLE VI
BY-LAWS:
Section 1. A copy of these By-Laws shall be mailed to all regular members and given to all new members as they are enrolled.

ARTICLE_VII
CONSTITUTION:
Section 1. "The Stephenville Bass Club" constitution is herby accepted as the constitution of this non-profit corporation and is herein incorporated into this instrument as if it were set forth verbatim.

ARTICLE_ VIII
AMENDMENTS:
Section 1. Amendments to the Constitution may be made by a majority vote of the club’s membership at a regularly scheduled club meeting. Any rules which govern club activities which are found to be contradictory to a state or federal law shall be superceded by that law.

ARTICLE_IX

TOURNAMENTS:
Section 1. Intra-Club Rules: Stephenville Bass Club Tournament Rules shall be updated by a majority vote of the club’s membership at a regularly scheduled meeting usually by the meeting before the first tournament of the current fiscal year (December meeting). Rules shall be given to each member.

Section 2. Team Jackpot Rules: Stephenville Bass Club Team Jackpot Rules shall be updated by a majority vote of the club’s membership at a regularly scheduled meeting usually by the meeting before the first tournament of the current fiscal year (December meeting). Rules shall be given to each member.

Section 3. Awards Guidelines: Stephenville Bass Club Award Guidelines shall be updated by a majority vote of the club’s membership at a regularly scheduled meeting usually by the meeting before the first tournament of the current fiscal year (December meeting). Rules shall be given to each member.

ARTICLE__X
DISSOLUTION:
In the event of dissolution of the Stephenville Bass Club, the assets, if any, will be distributed by the club’s Secretary-Treasurer, with approval and direction of existing members, to a non-profit organization or to the federal, state, or local government for public use. The club shall remain active so long as seven members desire club activities to continue.

Approved and adopted by a majority of the vote of members of The Stephenville Bass Club on March 6, 2001 at the regularly scheduled club meeting.
Ammended by majority vote of the members on January 6, 2009 at the regularly scheduled club meeting.


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