2019 bylaws

CLUB BYLAWS

Tuscarora R/C Flying Club Bylaws


ARTICLE I: Name and Purpose


Section 1.01

A. The Club shall be known as the TUSCARORA RADIO CONTROL FLYING CLUB located at a leased field in the Tuscarora State Park.


Section 1.02

A. The purpose of the club is to further the development, building and operation of static and flying model   aircraft as a hobby and a sport.


ARTICLE II: Office and Terms


Section 2.01

A. The location or principal address of the club for mailing purposes shall be determined by the BOARD of DIRECTORS. If no board of directors exists, the club Officers shall have sole authority.


Section 2.02

A. The term of existence shall be in eternity. 


ARTICLE III:  Membership


Section 3.01

A.  Membership in this club shall be open to all upon application, payment of dues and initiation fee, who show a genuine interest in model aircraft, who are of good moral character, and who are MEMBERS in good standing of THE ACADEMY OF MODEL AERONAUTICS (AMA).


1. After an individual uses the club field (6) six times for the purposes of flying they shall be asked to join the club.


2.  Any visitor under the guest introduction/pilot program will be exempt from the requirement of club membership for a period of 90 days provided the visitor is accompanied with an establishedclub member.


3. In Good Standing is defined as “Members must attend 3 (three) monthly meetings in any given 

calendar year to be eligible to vote in the election of officers.


Section 3.02  Types of Membership: 


A.   General Membership is entitled to all rights and privileges of the club  without limitation. Members must be 18 year of age or older     


B.   A Junior Member would be a member under the age of 18 that would be entitled to all  rights and privileges of the club except in voting. The youth membership dues are  

established at $1.00 annually until the member turns 18 at which time the junior member 

will be asked to join the club at the beginning of the following calendar year as a full dues 

paying member.


C.   Each prospective member must submit the proper club application, completed in its entirety.


D.  The secretary shall furnish every new member with a copy of the clubs by­laws, field rules and  

regulations as well as a key to the frequency box. 


E.  All club members shall sign an application as to having read and understood club bylaws, field  

rules, and regulations and AMA regulations. 


Section 3.03  Requirements of All Members:

A. Each member shall be responsible for conduct and policing of any area where the member flies.


B.  Any member seeing club property being misused shall do their utmost to halt such action.


C.  Each member, upon request, should render any advice or assistance needed to any modeler.


D.   To the best of their ability, every member is expected to support all activities of the club.


E.  ALL members must abide by the Club rules and are subject to discipline recommended by the  

Officers and a majority vote of the club members present. 


Section 3.04  Noncompliance:

A.    Consistent noncompliance with AMA and club rules and regulations and/or Tuscarora State Park   rules and regulations.


 B.   Deliberate abuse or theft of club property or flying site property 


 C.  Deliberate abuse or theft of club property, member’s property, including frequency interference. 

                            

D.    Nonpayment of club or AMA dues


 E.   Any action that could cause liability or loss of privileges of the club or its members. 


Section 3.05  Infraction-Complaint Procedures: 


A.   Formal written complaint must be lodged with any club officer. The Club Officers will meet with all  parties involved to hear the complaint and response to the complaint.


       (1)    The officers will deliberate a decision in a Closed Session


       (2)  Club Officers will deliver a   decision in writing to the parties involved within seven days                              

              of the meeting by the club officers. All members shall be advised of the decision at next              regularly scheduled meeting. 

                                    

ARTICLE IV:  Dues


Section 4.01


A.  The amount of dues or penalty for late payment of dues, shall be recommended by the Club                   

      Officers and affirmed by the majority of membership present and voting at any regular  

       meeting and will be recorded in meeting minutes.


B.  Dues shall be due no later than April 1st to avoid penalty.


C.     Any member more than thirty days delinquent in paying their dues shall be removed from 

         membership. A member removed for non-payment of dues can be reinstated only with full 

         payment of current dues and any initiation fee that might be in effect at that time. 


D.     All dues collected shall be entered into the books of the Club for general use and are NOT   

        REFUNDABLE unless the member is REMOVED by the MEMBERSHIP in which case the unused prorated amount shall be refunded. 


ARTICLE V: Offices


Section 5.01

        

 A. The elected club officers shall be:  

    

       1. President

       2. Vice President 

       3. Secretary / Treasurer 


Section 5.02


 A. Should the responsibility of the Secretary / Treasurer become too much for one person the                      

      office  may be split into two offices by proper election.              


ARTICLE VI:  Officers


Section 6.01


A.      Officers for the following calendar year shall be nominated in November and voted  (with                                             

          paper ballot if necessary) by a majority of the general members at the December meeting           following the nominations.  A committee of (3) three regular members shall be appointed by 

         the present  Officers to serve as the Ballot Committee to count the votes for the election of                                                         

         club Officers.


B.     The business affairs of the club shall be managed by the Club Officers, minimum of (3) three                                  

          in  number, who shall be general members of the club


C.     A majority of the Club Officers shall be necessary to constitute a quorum for the transaction 

         of business. 


D.      The officers may declare vacant the office of a fellow an officer if the officer is declared of 

            unsound mind by an order of the court or is convicted of a felony.                                                     


ARTICLE VII: Officer Duties


Section 7.0


   A.   President 


The President shall be the executive officer of the club and shall preside at all meetings. The President shall be the spokesperson for the club. The President shall appoint a standing and special committees and chairman as required. The President is an ex-officio member of all committees. In the case of a tie vote, The President shall cast the deciding vote. 


B.   Vice-President


The Vice-President shall assist the President in all matters and shall assume the duties of the President if for any reason, the President is not able to perform their duties. Vice-President shall be responsible for all social events of the club.


C.   Secretary/Treasurer


The Secretary shall keep accurate minutes of the club's proceedings. The secretary shall record  meeting attendance and shall keep up-to-date records of all members. 


Section 7.02


A.     The Treasurer shall have charge of all the funds of the club and shall keep accurate record of all monies received and dispersed. The Treasurer shall present to the membership an annual report at the first meeting of each year.  The Treasurer shall maintain records in such a manner so they may be opened for inspection at any time. The Treasurer shall make a report of the financial condition of the club at all meetings.          



ARTICLE VIII:   Petty Cash Fund and Expenditures


Article 8.01


A. Petty Cash Fund

1.  There is hereby established a petty cash fund under the control and discretion of the Club        
President. The fund shall consist of a sum less than one hundred dollars $100.00 (i.e. $99.00) and be utilized for routine field maintenance and day to day necessary expenditures of the club. The President shall provide a monthly report of any expenditure from the petty cash fund to the club members present at the next regular club meeting. 


Article 8.02


A.  Any expenditure of one hundred dollars ($100.00) or more shall require approval of the club  members present at a regular monthly meeting prior to the expenditure. Approval shall be obtained by making a motion at a regular meeting to permit the expenditure and by a majority of the club members present at the meeting voting in favor of the motion.


ARTICLE IX:  Vacancies


A. If the Office of an Officer becomes vacant for any reason, their successor will be nominated and voted by paper ballot at the next scheduled meeting.


ARTICLE X: Membership Certificates

A. Cards indicating membership and payment of dues shall be in the form and style as determined by  the club Officers.


B.  Cards shall be signed by the Secretary/Treasurer and shall bear the Club seal.


ARTICLE XI:Amendments


A. By-laws may be adopted, amended or repealed by the vote of a majority of the members present at any regular monthly meeting. 

These bylaws have been amended at regular meeting with a quorum being present and/or by a two-thirds vote of all members present, notice of such proposed amendments have been made at a regularly scheduled meeting. No amendment or addition to these bylaws can be made which is not in harmony with the club constitution and with the constitution and bylaws of Tuscarora R/C Flying Club.


Bylaws adopted on the 8th day of January, in the year of 2018

Ed Pollack

President


Attested:  Kyle Snyder

Secretary 


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