January 5, 2008
shall consist of individual members and affiliated clubs.
Individual - Shall be admitted to membership
after application in approved form and dues are submitted
Affiliated clubs - affiliated clubs shall
be admitted to membership after
application in approved form and dues are submitted.
Individual and affiliated club dues shall
be as set from time to time by the Board of
MEETINGS OF MEMBERS
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
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
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
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
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:
Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts,
Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania,
Maryland, West Virginia, Ohio
Virginia, Kentucky. North Carolina,
Tennessee, South Carolina,
Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi,
North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Montana, Wyoming,
Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Alaska
New Mexico, Utah,
ELECTION OF DIRECTORS.
Board of Directors shall
be composed of the Match Directors
from each Sanctioned club.
Director shall be at least 18 years of age.
official publication of the Rimfire Benchrest Association
shall list the Board of Directors
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.
VOTING OF DIRECTORS.
Each Director shall have 1 vote. A quorum
shall constitute a majority of all
If a Director cannot attend the meeting of Rimfire Benchrest
Association then he/she may appoint another member from his/her club to
If any Director should die or resign during his/her term, then the
Sanctioned Club shall appoint a new Director.
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.
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
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.
The officers shall
be elected at the annual meeting of the Board of
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
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.
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
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.