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ARTICLE I - NAME

The name of the club will be: The Lone Star Corvette Club, hereafter referred to as the Club, and it will be a nonprofit organization.
 

ARTICLE 11 - DURATION

The Club will continue for a period of 99 years, commencing May 2, 1983, unless sooner dissolved by three-fourths vote of all voting Club members.
 

ARTICLE III - PURPOSE

The Club is formed to develop a sense of esprit de corps, camaraderie, enthusiasm and loyalty among Corvette owners through the dissemination of technical and practical information, business meetings, and social activities.
 

ARTICLE IV - MEMBERSHIP

1.  Full membership in the Club will be open to Corvette owners and their significant others.

A.  A full member may attend all meetings and functions, and will receive a newsletter.

B.  A full member may hold an elected office and may vote.

C.  A full member of the Club who no longer owns a Corvette may retain his/her full membership status only through the current membership year.

2.  An associate member is a non-Corvette owner who wishes to join the club.

            A.  An associate may attend all meetings and functions, and will receive a newsletter.

            B.  An associate member may not hold an elected office.

            C.  An associate member may join for only one year.

            D.  An associate member will be able to vote.

3.  Honorary membership is open to anyone, provided the invitation to honorary membership is extended by majority vote of the members present at a business meeting.

A.                            An honorary member may attend all meetings and functions and will receive a newsletter.

B.                            An honorary member may not hold an elected office.

      C.        An honorary member may not vote.

4.  A junior membership is part of the full (family) membership and is available to any family member up to the ago of 18, at no additional charge.

      A.  A junior member may attend all meetings and functions.

      B.  A junior member may not hold an elected office.

      C.  A junior member may not vote.

5.  Persons wishing to join the Club will submit a completed application with the applicable annual dues to any member, who will give same to an officer.

A.  An applicant will be approved or disapproved by the majority of the voting members present at a business meeting.

B.  Membership will not be denied on the basis of race, color, sex, religious preference or national origin.

C.  If an applicant is not accepted, their dues will be promptly refunded.

6.   All membership terms are for a period of one year.
 

ARTICLE V – DUES

1.  Dues will be assessed as stated in the Club's Financial Policies.

2.  The amount of the dues can be reviewed by the membership and can only be changed with a 2/3 majority vote of the voting members present at a business meeting.

3.  The individual, full/family and associate membership dues will be collected at the time of application.

4.  Annual dues are nonrefundable and are due annually on the member's anniversary date.
 

ARTICLE VI - VOTING

1.  Every full member and associate member is entitled to one vote each.

2.  Unless otherwise stated in these By Laws, a simple majority vote of those voting members present at a business meeting will carry a vote.
 

ARTICLE VII - MEETINGS

1.  The business meeting will be held monthly at a location, date and time to be agreed upon by a consensus of the officers.  The locations will be determined in advance and will be published in the Club newsletter.

2.  The officers' meeting will be held each month prior to the business meeting at a time and place to be determined by the President.

3.  The President will preside at all meetings.  In the absence of the President, the Vice President or other designated officer will preside.

4.  The minutes of the prior month’s business meeting will be published in the newsletter and/or read at the monthly business meeting.

             A.  The published minutes will stand as published unless changes are submitted in writing, to the President,

                    prior to the next business meeting.

              B.  The minutes will be approved by a majority vote of the voting members present at a business meeting.
 

ARTICLE VIII - OFFICERS AND ELECTIONS

1.  The officers of the Club will be the President, Vice President, Competitive Events, Recreational Events, Financial, Recording Secretary, Membership, Treasurer, Newsletter Editor, Classic, and Communications.

2.   The term of office for officers will be not more than two full, consecutive terms.   Partial terms are not counted as part of a full term.

       A.  Each officer will be elected by a majority vote of the voting members by secret ballot.  Officers will be nominated in November, voted on in December, installed in office in January (except the Classic Officer-elect), and will serve for one calendar year.   Any office that is not decided by majority vote in a secret ballot will be decided by the majority vote of the voting membership that is present at the December business meeting.

       B.  The Classic Officer-elect will take office at the completion of the upcoming Lone Star Corvette Classic and will serve until the completion of the next Lone Star Corvette Classic.

3.   To be nominated for office, a candidate must be a full member for 12 months prior to the nomination month.

4.   Nominations for office will be made from the floor by the membership at the November business meeting, or in writing to an officer prior to the November business meeting.

5.   If the office of the President becomes vacant for any reason during the calendar year, the Vice President will assume the office of President.

6.   If the office of any of the other officers becomes vacant during their elected term, that vacancy will be filled by an election for the remaining term.
 

ARTICLE IX - REMOVAL FROM OFFICE OR MEMBERSHIP

1.   A request to remove for conduct unbecoming an officer or member will be presented in writing to the officers of the Club.

2.   The officers will appoint a committee within 15 days of receipt to investigate the allegations.

3.   Copies of the request and charges must be presented to the accused, via registered mail, within 15 days of receipt.

4.   The committee will investigate and report to the officers of the club within 30 days.

5.   The findings and recommendations of the investigating committee must be reported at the first business meeting following the report to the officers.  Removal will only be accomplished by a 2/3 vote of the voting members present at the business meeting.

6.   At the conclusion of the investigating committee’s report, the committee will be dissolved.

7.   Any member or officer who circumvents or invalidates any By Laws without due process will be subject to removal.
 

ARTICLE X - PROPERTY AND FINANCE

1.   The members of the Lone Star Corvette Club will not be personally liable for the debts, liabilities or obligations of the Lone Star Corvette Club.

2.   Property and items purchased by the Club, will be the sole property of the Club.

3.   If the Club disbands, the property of the Club will be disposed of in accordance with the majority vote of the voting members present at a business meeting.

4.   Checks and other orders for payment of moneys in the name of the Club will be signed by three officers.

5.   Financial policies may be changed by a majority vote of the voting membership present at a Club meeting.

6.   Club assets will be audited annually.
 

ARTICLE XI - AMENDMENTS TO THE BY LAWS

1.   Amendments to the By Laws will be by a 2/3 vote of the voting members present at a business meeting.  Amendments to the By Laws will not be voted on until the meeting following publication of the proposed amendments.
 

ARTICLE XII-OFFICER JOB DESCRIPTIONS

1.   There will be a separate comprehensive written job description for all officer positions which will be reviewed annually by the officers.  Any changes will be approved by a majority vote of the voting members present at a business meeting.

2.   The duties of the President will include, but not be limited to:

            A.  Preside over all business and officer's meetings.

            B.  Appoint committees, as necessary, to meet the needs of the Club.

C.  Maintain and develop relationships with: Sponsor, General Motors, National Corvette Museum and Other Clubs

            D.  Provide planning and strategies that support the Club’s welfare and future success.

3.   The duties of the Vice President will include, but not be limited to:

            A.  Preside at the officer and business meetings in the absence of the President.

            B.  Arrange & schedule monthly business and officer meetings.

            C.  Assist the President, when required.

            D.  Maintain physical asset inventory and control.

            E.  Coordinate charitable activities.

            F.  Maintain a Membership Phone Tree.

4.   The duties of the Competitive Events Officer will include, but not be limited to:

            A.  Organize car shows – in town and out of town.

            B.  Organize participation in racing activities – drag racing, auto cross, & rallies.

            C.  Coordinate participation in NCRS activities.

            D.  Distribute cruise night activity information.

5.   The duties of the Recreational Events Officer will include, but not be limited to:

            A.  Coordinate Car displays

            B.  Coordinate Road trips.

            C.  Coordinate Detail days.

            D.  Coordinate Share Tree.

            E.  Coordinate Dinner Cruises.

            F.  Coordinate Swap Meets.

6.   The duties of the Recording Secretary will include, but not be limited to:

A.   Keep the minutes of the business and officer's meetings and will submit same to the officers and the former to the Newsletter Editor.

B.   Maintain all written communications for the Club.

C.   Maintain all officers’ job descriptions.

D.   Assume responsibilities of the Membership Secretary in his/her absence.

E.   Maintain the Club By Laws.

7. The duties of the Membership Officer will include, but not be limited to:

A.   Process and maintain all applications for membership.

B.   Keep an updated membership list with all member information and will provide same to all officers as needed.  This information will be used for club business only.

C.   Assume responsibilities of the Recording Secretary in his/her absence.

8. The duties of the Financial Officer will include, but not be limited to:

A.   Maintain an accurate accounting of all financial transactions.

B.   Provide monthly financial statements.

C.   Establish procedures for documenting and recording all transactions.

D.   Reconcile Club accounts.

E.   Develop an annual budget.

9.   The duties of the Treasurer will include, but not be limited to:

A.   Responsible for all payments and deposits of funds.

B.   Keep said funds on deposit in a financial institution.

C.   Supervise the purchasing and sale of merchandise.

D.   Supervise all raffles.

10.  The duties of the Newsletter Editor will include, but not be limited to:

            A.  Produce the Club's monthly newsletter.

11.  The duties of the Classic Officer will include, but not be limited to:

  A.   Manage the Classic Administration and logistical support.

  B.   Oversee the operation of the event itself.

  C.   Develop a Classic budget.

12.  The duties of the Communications Officer will include, but not be limited to:

   A.   Maintain the Hot Line.

   B.   Maintain the Web Site.

 C.   Responsible for the semi-annual Membership Directory.

    D.   Maintain records that measure event effectiveness.
 

ARTICLE XIII -RULES OF ORDER

The current edition of Robert's Rules of Order will be the final source of authority in all questions of parliamentary procedures provided they are consistent with the By laws of the Club.