CONSTITUTION

BLUE & GRAY MINIATURE AIRCRAFT SQUADRON

                                                                       AMA CHARTER #3410

 

ARTICLE I - NAME

This organization shall be known as THE BLUE & GRAY MINIATURE AIRCRAFT SQUADRON.

ARTICLE 2 - PURPOSE

This Blue and Gray Miniature Aircraft Squadron is formed for the purpose of fostering and advancing the operation of Radio Controlled Model Aircraft in a setting where informality and safety of operations prevail. Additionally, it is formed to create an atmosphere where pleasure, recreation, fellowship, and co-mingling can be fostered and found to exist among individuals enjoying the sport of building and flying Radio Controlled Model Aircraft.

ARTICLE 3 - MEMBERSHIP

Anyone applying for membership must agree with the purpose of the club set forth above, abide by the Constitution, By-Laws, and other officially promulgated rules, regulations, directives, and guidelines while engaged in club related activities during the term of their membership. Membership in the club must be by majority vote of the Board of Directors. Membership may not be denied because of race, color, creed, or handicap. Junior members reaching age eighteen automatically become senior members if they so desire.

ARTICLE 4 - REPRESENTATION

1.     BOARD OF DIRECTORS: The Board of Directors shall be composed of the club officers and past presidents, and be the primary decision-making body of the club.

2.     DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVES: Each representative shall be nominated from their district and elected by those club members residing in each such district.

3.     TERMS QF OFFICE: Directors and District Representatives shall serve a two-year term, and may be nominated for subsequent two-year terms.

4.     VACANCIES: In the event of a vacancy occurring in the office of a director or district representative, the Board shall appoint a member to complete the then current two-year term. Appointed directors shall be entitled to vote on any matters properly the subject of Board of Directors consideration and action.

5.     VOTING: Each duly elected director shall be entitled to one vote on any matter under consideration by the Board of Directors.

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The officers of the Club shall be senior members in good standing. These officers shall consist of a President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer, and such other officers as the Board of Directors consider necessary or desirable to conduct the business of the club. The Board of Directors shall determine the procedures for the election or appointment of officers. However, the President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer shall be elected by the majority vote of the club members present.

PRESIDENT: The President shall be the Chief Executive Officer of the club. He/She shall be responsible to the Board of Directors for the enforcement of all of the provisions of the Constitution, By-Laws, and other officially promulgated rules, regulations, directives, and guidelines of the club and for fostering the purposes and objectives of the club. He/She shall conduct the day-to-day business of the club subject to the advice, control, and approval of the Board of Directors, and shall perform such other duties relating to the operation of the club as directed by the Board of Directors.

VICE-PRESIDENT: In the event of the absence, disability, or inability of the President to perform the duties of his/her office for any reason, the Vice-President shall be responsible for executing all of the duties and assuming all of the responsibilities of the Office of the President. The Vice-President also shall perform such other duties relating to the operation of the Club as may be assigned by the President or directed by the Board of Directors.

SECRETARY: The Secretary shall be responsible to the President and to the Board of Directors for maintaining the records of the Club, other than financial, including the minutes of any formal meeting of the Board or Membership, and a Roster of the Membership. He/She also shall be responsible for the incorporation of any duly enacted amendments and changes and other significant changes in the purpose, objectives, and functioning of the club to the membership. The Secretary also shall perform such other duties as may be assigned by the Board of Directors.

TREASURER: The Treasurer shall be responsible to the President and to the Board of Directors for conducting the financial affairs of the Club as directed by the Board of Directors and for maintaining the financial records of the Club. He/She shall collect all moneys and other things of value due, payable or donated to the club, and shall disburse club funds as directed by the Board of Directors. The Treasurer also shall perform such other duties as may be assigned by the Board of Directors.

ARTICLE 6 - IMPEACHMENT OF OFFICERS

Any assistant or other person appointed by any director, club representative, or officer serves at the pleasure of the person appointing him/her, and may be relieved of his/her duties by the person so appointing.

Any Officer of the Club, and those assistants or other persons appointed by the Board of Directors, only may be impeached and removed from his/her office or position for good cause by a three-quarters (3/4) majority vote of the entire Board of Directors after written notice has been given to such officer or person and a hearing conducted, at which hearing such officer or person and his/her representative may present oral and written evidence and make a statement.


Meetings of the membership of the Club shall be held as considered necessary or desirable by the Board of Directors. Notice of such meetings and matters to be brought before it shall be given in the Club's official newsletter or by the Vice-President or Secretary by mail. An abstract of those matters considered at the meeting and their results shall be posted on the club bulletin board or by newsletter.

ARTICLE 8 - CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS

Any Constitutional Amendment proposed by any Officer, Director, or Representative of the Club shall be brought to the attention of the Board of Directors for its consideration, and shall become part of the Constitution upon a three-quarters (3/4) majority vote of the entire Board of Directors approving such amendment. Any Constitutional Amendment proposed by a petition of not less than ten percent of the membership shall be brought to the attention of the Board of Directors who shall cause the proposed amendment to be published to the membership for comment. After a IS-day period to allow membership comment, the Board of Directors shall consider such proposed amendments, and such amendments shall become part of the Constitution upon three-quarters (3/4) majority vote of the entire Board of Directors approving such amendments.

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