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Club By Laws

Article I. Name and purpose

Section 1. The name of the organization shall be the Mount Baker MG Car Club.

Section 2. The organization is an affiliate of the MG Car Club, Ltd. UK and is a chapter of the North American MGB Register USA

Section 3. The purpose of this organization will be to encourage the maintenance, preservation and active use of all types of MGs.

Article II. Membership and Dues

Section 1. Membership in this club will be restricted to owners of MGs, with the exception of Associat Members as defined in Section 2 of the Article.

Section 2. Classes of Membership

A. Regular membership - shall be available to owners of MGs with either the original specifications or with minor modifications.

B. Associate membership - shall be offered to those who have owned an MG in the past, intend to acquire one, or are interested in MGs.

Section 3. Dues and Priviledges

A. The fiscal year of the Club shall be from the first day of January through the 31st of December..

B. Membership dues of $30.00 per year will entitle the members to participate in all Club activities, to receive all Club mailings and Newsletters and to one vote.

C. Associate members will pay the same dues and have the same privileges as Regular Members.

D. Dues are payable on February 1st of each year and become delinquent on the 28th of February. Members joining after August 1st will pay one half of the annual dues for that year.

E. Members whose dues are delinquent on March 30th will be notified by the Treasurer and their names will be dropped from the membership roll if dues are not paid within 30 days after notice is mailed.

Article III. Officers

Section 1. The elected Officers of the Club shall be the President, Vice President and Secretary/Treasurer.

Section 2. Appointed Officers of the Club: Editor, Events Chairman, Historian, etc. shall be appointed as needed.

Section 3. The Board of Directors shall be composed by the elected and appointed Officers. Founding members shall be non-voting advisory members.

Section 4. All Officers must be Active Family or Individual Members in good standing. They shall be elected for (1) year terms. There shall be no term limits.

Section 5. In the event of a vacancy on the Board, the unexpired term shall be filled by appointment of the President and approval of the Board.

Article IV. Duties of the Officers

Section 1. The President shall preside at all Membership and Board meetings, appoint all Appointed Officers and committee chairmen, be an ex-officio member of all committees and call special meeting as deemed necessary.

Section 2. The Vice President shall perform the duties of the President in the absence of the President.

Section 3. The Secretary shall keep all minutes of all meetings and report them at the next meeting and/or in the next Newsletter. The Secretary shall keep a record of all official correspondence of the Club.

Section 4. The Treasurer shall collect all dues, give notice of delinquent dues, have custody of all funds of the Club, keep records of all receipts and expenditures approved by the Board and present a statement for an annual audit. The postitions of Secretary and Treasurer may be combined.

Section 5. The duties of any Appointed Officers will be defined at the time of their appointment.

Article V. Committees

Standing and Special Committees shall perform such duties as may be assigned to them in the interests of the Club.

Article VI. Meetings and Quorums

Section 1. At least one Club event will be organized for each month. This may be a business or social meeting, a driving event such as a scenic tour, a drive to a regional Car Show, or a competitive event with the award of prizes. Only those driving MGs will be eligible for prizes.

Section 2. Cooperation, and joint events, with other MG Car Clubs in the area will be encouraged as well as with other Car Clubs of common interests. Members of these other Car Clubs may be invited to participate in Club events and compete for awards.

Section 3. A quorum at a business meeting shall consist of those present, the membership having been advised by a notice mailed at least seven (7) days prior.

Section 4. Board of Directors meetings, open to all members, shall be called as deemed necessary. Only Board members may vote.

Section 5. A quorum of the Board shall be a majority of the Elected and Appointed Officers.

Article VII. Nominations and Elections

Section 1. A Nominating committee of three (3) members will be appointed by the President in September of each year. The President may not be a member of this committee. The report of the Commmittee will be made at a general mMeeting in October or in a Club Newsletter mailed in October. Nominations may be made from the floor of a meeting or to the Chairman of the Committee.

Section 2. Elections of Offiicers will be held in January. Ballots will be mailed to members in good standing and should be returned to the Chairman prior to the date set by the Committee. Officers will be elected by a majority of those voting.

Section 3. Elected Officers will be installed and assume office in January.

Article VIII. Parliamentary Authority

The Parliamentary Authority of the Club shall be the most recent revision of Robert's Rules of Order.

Article IX. Corporate Operation

The Mount Baker MG Car Club shall operate in accordance with the policies and guidelines approved by the Board of Directors.

 

2012 MBMGCC

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