BYLAWS OF THE SOUTHERN ARIZONA PADDLERS CLUB
ARTICLE I Name
The name of this organization is the Southern Arizona Paddlers Club.
ARTICLE II PURPOSE
The purpose of the organization is to foster and support activities related to canoeing, kayaking, and rafting; to provide a forum for exchanging information and sharing resources pertaining to these activities: to promote education and training in boating skills and safety, to encourage sound environmental and conservation policies and practices with specific attention to protecting river, lake, and coastal resources and access; and to have FUN.
ARTICLE III Members
Section 1. Qualified members of this organization are individuals who have paid dues during the current calendar year and have a signed release of liability on file with the club.
Section 2. Dues are $15.00 per year per person or household. Membership is open to anyone 14 years and over who shares an interest in the club purposes. All qualified club members may vote.
Section 3. Memberships will renew in January. Members who pay their dues in or after October will receive full membership for the following year.
Section 4. Members will be removed from the club roster if dues are not paid by the end of March for the current calendar year.
ARTICLE IV Executive Board and Officers
Section 1. The Executive Board of this organization consists of a president, a vice-president, a treasurer, and a secretary. The Executive Board shall appoint voting privileged board memberships to the Website Administrators. These officers shall perform the duties prescribed by these Bylaws and those delegated by the president.
Section 2. The officers shall be selected by a majority vote of the general membership casting votes from a slate of nominees prepared by the President. Prior to the actual election, nominations will also be accepted from the floor. The term of office begins in January and runs for two years.
Section 3. No member may hold more than one office in this organization at one time. No member may serve two consecutive terms on the board. To hold an office position, a person must be a voting member.
Section 4. The officers of this organization have general supervision of the affairs of the organization, may make recommendations to the organization, conduct voting, expend funds, and perform other duties as specified in these Bylaws. The officers shall act in accordance with the wishes of the organization or its bylaws.
Section 5. Executive board meetings may be called by the president or by any two board members. There will be at least two board meetings per year.
Section 6. A quorum consists of three board members.
ARTICLE V Activities
Section 1. Meetings of the organization will be held in January, March, May, September, and November, and/or at other times determined by the officers. Meetings will be publicized in advance to the membership and general public.
Section 2. E-mail notification will be sent to members prior to each meeting. The club website will contain information on business of the organization, items of interest to the membership, informative articles on whitewater skills and safety, calendar of events and activities, and other material deemed appropriate by the officers.
Section 3. The officers and appropriate committees will organize other activities of the organization.
Section 4. Any activities undertaken in the name of this organization are to be strictly not-for-profit and must fulfill the intent of the organization as stated in Article II of these Bylaws.
ARTICLE VI Parliamentary Authority
Section 1. The current edition of Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised shall govern the organization in all cases to which they are applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with these Bylaws and any special rules of order the organization may adopt.
Section 2. Voting, when required, shall be accomplished by simple majority of the current dues-paid members present at any formal meeting of the organization. In special situations, the officers may direct a voting process through the mail/email, and a successful vote requires a majority (or a plurality in the case of three or more candidates running for and office) of the members participating in the election.
ARTICLE VII Amendment of Bylaws
These bylaws can be altered, amended, or repealed by a vote of the membership. Any proposed changes must be distributed in writing/email to the members no less than two weeks prior to the meeting at which the voting occurs.
These Bylaws are effective as of January 8, 2014 as voted by the club members present at a general meeting.
President: Steve Kanner Vice-president: Tim Connelly Secretary: Mindy Cox Treasurer: Dee Miller
Website Administrators: Norma Miller, Casey Stakauskas