Rimfire Benchrest Association

~ BY-LAWS ~


BY-LAWS

 

Number 6

January 5, 2008

 

 

ARTICLE I

MEMBERS

 

    A.  MEMBERSHIP shall consist of individual members and affiliated clubs.

 

1.  Individual - Shall be admitted to membership after application in approved form and dues are submitted

2.  Affiliated clubs - affiliated clubs shall be admitted to membership after application in approved form and dues are submitted.

 

 

  1. DUES

Individual and affiliated club dues shall be as set from time to time by the Board of Directors.

 

ARTICLE II

MEETINGS OF MEMBERS

 

A.  ANNUAL MEETING OF MEMBERS. The annual meeting of members of this Association may be held each calendar year during the period of a National Championship Tournament at such time and place as may be designated by Board of Directors and specified in the notice of such meeting. A written notice of any annual or special meeting or publication thereof in the official publication of the Association shall be deemed sufficient, if either is deposited in the mails not less than 20 days, nor more than 60 days prior to such meeting addressed to the members of the respective addresses appearing on the records of the Association

 

B.    QUORUM. At any annual or special meeting of the members, twenty-five (25%) percent of the members in person or by proxy shall constitute a quorum to transact any and all business. Meetings of the meetings will be held in accordance with Robert’s Rules of Order.

 

C. BOARD OF DIRECTORS may, from time to time, submit by mail specific questions for advisory purposes only, Such questions shall be sent by mail, not less than 1 0 days nor more than 30 days prior to a meeting of the Board of Directors at which the matter shall be acted upon

 


ARTICLE III

REGIONS

 

A. REGIONS. There shall be 7 regions, as follows: Northeast, Mid Atlantic, Southeast, North Central, South Central, Northwest, and Southwest. The States in each region are as follows:

Northeast

Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, Ohio

Mid Atlantic

Virginia, Kentucky. North Carolina, Tennessee, South Carolina,

Southeast

Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana

North Central

Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa,

South Central

Missouri. Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas,

Northwest

North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Alaska

Southwest

Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, California, Hawaii

 

 

ARTICLE IV

DIRECTORS

 

A.  ELECTION OF DIRECTORS.

1.  The Board of Directors shall be composed of the Match Directors from each Sanctioned club.

2.  Any Director shall be at least 18 years of age.

3.  The official publication of the Rimfire Benchrest Association shall list the Board of Directors

 

B.  DUTIES OF DIRECTORS.

The Directors shall conduct the business of Rimfire Benchrest Association and shall meet at least once a year during the week of the Nationals, or at some other time as determined by the Board, at a site to be selected by the Board, or by mail or conference call. All directors shall be notified by the President by mail at least 30 days prior to the meeting. Meetings will be conducted accordance with Robert’s Rules of Order. The Board of Directors will elect officers: a President, a Vice President, a Business Manager, and may elect an Executive Committee and other officers as needed. The Board will be responsible for deciding by a simple majority vote any changes to the rules and By-laws of Rimfire Benchrest Association.

 

C.  VOTING OF DIRECTORS.

1.    Each Director shall have 1 vote. A quorum shall constitute a majority of all Directors.

2.    If a Director cannot attend the meeting of Rimfire Benchrest Association then he/she may appoint another member from his/her club to represent him/her.

3.    If any Director should die or resign during his/her term, then the Sanctioned Club shall appoint a new Director.

4.    Balloting by mail or conference call is allowed in cases where time does not allow for delay of the action until the next Board Meeting. Mail ballots will be sent by the Business Manager to the Directors must be returned to the Business Manager within 14 days of receipt.

 

 

 

 

 

ARTICLE V

OFFICERS

 

A.  Officers.

The officers of the Association shall be elected by the Board of Directors, to serve at the will of the Directors. The President and Vice President shall be elected by the Directors. The President, Vice President, and Business Manager will be full voting members of the Board of Directors.

 

The President may be a Match Director of an affiliated club, or any individual elected by the Board. The President of the Association shall have full power and authority to appoint members of the Association to such committees, as he/she may deem advisable, to assign specific duties to such committees as he/she may consider in the best interest of the organization.

 

The Board of Directors shall also appoint a Business manager who will serve as a Secretary, Treasurer, and statistician of Rimfire Benchrest Association and other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors. The Business manager may also be a member of the Board of Directors and will serve as Business Manager at the pleasure of the Board.

 

The Board of Directors may elect an Executive Committee composed of four members of the Board of directors and the President to attend to the day to day business matters of the Rimfire Benchrest Association. The Executive Committee will not have authority to act for the Board of Directors in any matter involving a change to the by-laws or rules.

 

All such officers shall have such authority and duties as may be prescribed by the Board of Directors from time to time. The President shall cast a vote should a tie occur on any matter.

 

B.  Elections.

The officers shall be elected at the annual meeting of the Board of Directors.

 

C.  Vacancies.

 In the event of the death or resignation of the President, Executive Committee member, or Business Manager, the vacancy shall be filled by a vote of the Board of Directors, which may be done by mail without the necessity of calling a special meeting.

 

D.  Replacement.

 The President shall have the power, with Board of Directors approval and with substantial proof in writing or witnesses to prove dereliction of performance, to replace any Director not fulfilling the responsibility of his/her office to the best interest of the Association.

 

ARTICLE VI

AMENDING BY-LAWS

 

A.  These by-laws may be amended, altered, repealed or suspended either in whole or in part by the affirmative action of a simple majority of the directors at any annual or special meeting at which a quorum of Directors is present.

B.  The Association will publish a rule book from time to time establishing rules for the Conduct of tournaments, types of equipment to be used, and regulations for the conduct of the affairs of the Association.

C. These By-Laws will be included in such rule books as may be published by the Association from time to time.