Trails North ATV’ers Inc.
By Laws & Constitution
Our Mission is to promote all terrain vehicle safety through ATV educational classes, collecting and disbursing trail maintenance funds, grant funds, expand and maintain the area trail system in a manner which will make ATV trails safe and enjoyable for our communities and all riders.
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1: Robert’s rules of order shall govern the parliamentary proceedings of this club unless otherwise provided in these by laws. The order of business shall be: 1. Roll call 2. Reading of minutes of previous meeting 3. Treasurer’s Report 4. Reports of Officers 5. Old Business 6. New Business
2: Membership dues are to be paid by the April meeting. The price of membership dues for the following year will be decided and voted on by the members present during the April annual meeting.
3: The Treasurer and President or Vice President will check and approve or disapprove all bills presented to the club. The Treasurer and President or Vice President must sign checks for payment of bills.
4: Applications for membership must be recommended by 2 active members of the club. Upon payment of dues, applicant will be placed on probation for one month. At the expiration of that time, his/her conduct being satisfactory, he/she becomes a member in good standing.
5: Only active members shall be eligible to hold office in the club.
6: Any member who is over 6 month behind in his dues may be dropped.
7: A member may be expelled for conduct unbecoming a member of the club, but charges must first be made in writing and the accused member given a hearing before the Executive Board. The Executive Board shall take evidence and report its findings to the club with the recommendation that the charges be considered proven and the member be expelled, or the charges be considered not proven and the accused remain a club member. The club shall then vote to decide whether or not to adopt the Executive Board’s recommendation. It shall require a 2/3 vote of the active members present and entitled to vote, to veto the recommendations of the Executive Board. An officer may be relieved from office for not performing their duties only after the club has listened to the evidence and have been fully informed of the circumstances. It shall require a 2/3 vote of the active members present, and entitled to vote, to remove that officer from the office. The club’s Executive Board shall then appoint a club member in good standing to finish the removed officer’s term.
8: Amendments to the adopted Constitution and By Laws may be added, provided that such amendments are adopted in accordance with Article 13 of the constitution.
- Articles 1-3
- Articles 4-6
- Articles 7-9
- Articles 10-12
- Articles 13-14
1: This club shall be known as TRAILS NORTH ATV’ers.
2: Active members shall be riders of all-terrain vehicles, persons actively concerned with the trade, or ATV enthusiasts. Honorary members shall be any other persons as the club may decide by 2/3 vote of those present at any regular meeting, so to honor. Only active members shall be entitled to vote in club affairs.
3: The officers of the club shall be a President, Vice-President, Trail Captain, Treasurer and Secretary. These officers shall constitute the Executive Board.
4: The duties of the President shall be: To preside at all meetings of the club; To have general supervision of the affairs of the club; To appoint any person or committee not otherwise ordered by the club; To represent the club on proper occasions and business contacts; To assist all other officers of the club in their records, correspondence, and other duties; To promote interest on the part of each member in club activities; To vote only when one vote is necessary to break a tie; To correspond with the website provider.
5: The duties of the Vice President shall be to perform the duties of the President in his absence.
6: The duties of the Treasure shall be; To collect dues from all of the members; To collect and disburse monies as deemed necessary by the club. To keep accurate records and report to the club; To see that all state and federal reports are prepared.
7: The duties of the Secretary shall be: To keep a record of the meeting of the club in the minutes book; To send out notices of meetings and minutes of meeting; To handle all club correspondence; To perform such other duties as generally fall to that office.
8: The duties of the Trail Captain shall be: To oversee the condition of our trails; To plan all club tours, runs, activities, etc; To enforce all rules of group riding; To service and maintain the club’s grooming equipment; To apply for and oversee trail system grants; To perform such other duties as generally fall to that office.
9: The duties of the Executive Board shall be: To act for the club in all matters ordered by the club; To make final decisions on member expulsions; To properly investigate and present to the club all business or important activity situations; To have general control over all club affairs; 4 members shall comprise a quorum of the executive board.
10: All elected offices shall be filled at an annual election to be held in April of each year and all officers shall hold office for 1 year or until their successors are elected and qualified.
11: The regular meetings of the club shall be held on the second Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. The President or Executive Board may call a special meeting at any time by mailing a notice at least 7 days in advance.
12: Five members in good standing shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of club business.
13: This Constitution may be amended or added to at the annual meeting in April, providing the proposed amendment is submitted in writing at a regular meeting. It shall then be mailed to members and voted on at the next meeting. A 2/3 vote of all active members in good standing, present, shall required to pass an amendment.
14: If the club would dissolve for any reasons, any and all monies in the treasury will be turned over to the charity or nonprofit organization of the Trails North ATV’ers club’s choice, to use at their discretion.