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 Post subject: By-Laws for Lost Jeeps So-Cal 2016
PostPosted: Sat Dec 26, 2015 2:16 pm 
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BY-LAWS

ARTICLE I – NAME

The name of the organization shall be: LOST JEEPS SO-CAL

ARTCILE II – PURPOSE AND AIMS

This organization shall be non-profit in character, bringing together and promoting the interest of 4 wheeling and enjoying, as well as helping to maintain our country’s natural resources. This organization shall support the LOST Jeeps So-Cal Club and the San Bernardino Adopt A Trail program.

ARTICLE III – MEMBERSHIP AND DUES

1. Membership is open to owners of 4 wheel drive vehicles, by invitation, who agree to abide by the by-laws of this organization

2. Dues for this organization shall be: $25.00 per year. Membership is per person / Jeep a year. Membership starts in January of every year, at which time membership dues must be paid in full. New members joining Lost Jeeps So-Cal after the season has begun and who have met the membership qualifications will pay $25.00 until August 31st. After August 31st, anyone wishing to join will have to complete the club membership qualifications and pay their full membership in January of the following year. Membership qualifications will be to attend a minimum of 2 club functions; defined as-2 Runs or 1 Run & 1 Meet and Greet or 1 Run and 1 AAT workday.

3. To remain in good standing, a club member must pay his/her dues within 60 days of due date and attend 4 club functions per year. Any exceptions to these requirements are to be submitted to the Board of Directors and presented to the membership for action.

4. All members and their guests must conduct themselves in a responsible, respectable and orderly fashion at all times.

5. There will be one vote per paying member.

6. The minimum age for members shall be eighteen (18) years. Each member must hold a valid driver’s license and have adequate insurance coverage.

7. All drivers must complete and sign a Hold Harmless form.


ARTICLE IV – OFFICERS AND DUTIES

1. The officers of this club shall be President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Event Coordinator and Safety Inspector.
• The President shall be the executive officer and will preside at all meetings. He/she shall verify all transaction made by the Treasurer.

• The Vice President will assist the President and act on his/her behalf in case of absence.

• The Secretary will keep track of club-meeting minutes, monitor and reply to new memberships inquiries, club roster and maintain any orders placed as a group for the club.

• The Treasurer shall receive all monies; be responsible for the bank deposits; disburse funds as authorized and have the books open for inspection by the president or other authorized auditors or club members.

• The Event Coordinator will work with other club officers in setting up club calendar of events and is main contact for club member event suggestions.

• The Safety Inspector is responsible for safety meetings, inspection of new member jeeps and pre run discussions.

2. Adopt A Trail Liaison– (may or may not be an elected office) shall attend all district meetings for the Adopt A Trail program. This person shall make a full report to the membership. He/she shall have the authority to make decisions for the club if he/she has not been previously instructed.

ARTICLE V – BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The board of directors shall be made up of the elected officers and directors elected by the club members.

ARTICLE VI – MEETINGS

Membership meetings shall be held periodically. The date, time and place shall be at the discretion of the membership. The meeting may also coincide with a club trail ride. Special meetings may be called ½ hour prior to the regular meeting for any designated purpose. Board meetings will be at the call of the President.

ARTICLE VII – ELECTIONS AND VOTING

Elections of officers shall be held every December. Nominations ballots will be sent out via email to paid club members in November and will last one week. To nominate a club member for an officer position, the club member must meet the active member requirements to be nominated. A list of active club members will be provided in the nomination email. Any person nominated must agree to the nomination before the election ballot will be sent out to the paid club members. Club President will receive a list of the nominations for each position and contact that person to receive a Yay or Nay to the nomination. Once the Club President has certified the nominations, a voting ballot will be sent out via email for each position and its corresponding candidate to paid club members in December. Paying members will be given one week to cast their vote. Election results will be posted on the forum and social media announcing the winners.

ARTICLE VIII – PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY

Robert’s Rule of Order, revised, and shall be the parliamentary authority in all matter not covered in these by-laws.


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