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APPALACHIAN BRITISH CAR SOCIETY
By-Laws




ARTICLE I

PURPOSES

To serve as the principal voice of the British car enthusiasts in the Tri-Cities for the purpose of accomplishing common objectives by providing information, education and entertainment.



SCOPE

The Appalachian British Car Society is a non - profit organization representing British car enthusiasts and other interested parties involved in the enjoyment of activities related to British cars.



OBJECTIVES

INFORMATION

1. To communicate membership views on activities related to British sports cars.

2. To develop and publish voluntary information as the needs of the membership dictate and to promote ongoing liaison in cooperation with compatible organizations.

EDUCATION

1. To provide a balance of product, restoration processes, and general information through seminars, publications, and special events.

2. To provide an opportunity for suppliers to the British car enthusiast to demonstrate state-of-the-art products and services.

3. To promote the future of the British car enthusiast by supporting British car related education and information at the local level.



ARTICLE II

MEMBERS



Section 1. Membership

Membership is available to anyone who has an interest in British cars without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin or disability. Application for membership shall be made to the society in writing on a form approved by the Board of Directors

Section 2. Termination of Membership

Membership in this Society, its rights, privileges and property may terminate by ceasing to be eligible for membership, by voluntary withdrawal, or by suspension or expulsion. For a member to be suspended or expelled, written notice stating the offense must be presented to the Board of Directors who will investigate the charge and present their findings to the membership. Suspension or expulsion requires a vote of a simple majority of those present and voting at any regular meeting or at any called meeting announced in advance for the purpose. The right of a member in or to the Society, its rights, privileges, and property, shall cease on the termination of membership. Termination of membership shall not relieve any member of his or her obligations to the Society which arose during the period of membership.



ARTICLE III



DIRECTORS

Section 1. The Board of Directors shall consist of the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, the immediate Past President, Newsletter Editor, and Webmaster. Driving Activities, Programs, Social Activities and Publicity shall be delegated to standing committees whose membership shall be appointed by the Board of Directors. The Chairman of each of the above-named Committees shall be members of the Board of Directors; such Chairmen to be chosen by their respective committees.

     A. Except for Committee Chairmen, directors shall be elected by the simple majority
         of those present and voting at any regular meeting or at any called meeting announced
         in advance for the purpose; see Article IV, Section 12, below.

     B. The term of office for the Directors shall be two years.


Section 2. The Board of Directors shall direct the management of the society and conduct the day - to - day business functions and decisions of the society without prior approval of the membership.

Section 3. Upon the office of any Director becoming vacant, the membership of the Society shall elect a Director to serve in his or her place for the remainder of his or her unexpired term or until his or her predecessor in office again assumes his or her full duties and responsibilities as a Director, such election to be by a simple majority of those present and voting at any regular meeting or at any called meeting announced in advance for the purpose

Section 4. In addition to the powers and authorities expressly conferred upon it by these
By-Laws, the Board of Directors may exercise all such powers of the Society and do all such lawful acts and things as may be consistent with the purposes of the Society.

Section 5. Regular Meetings of the Board of Directors may be held at such times and places as shall from time to time be determined by a majority of the Board.

Section 6. Special Meetings of the Board of Directors may be called by any Officer of the Society or upon request of two or more members of the Board of Directors on ten (10) days' notice to each Director, either personally or by mail.

Section 7. At all meetings of the Board of Directors, no less than a simple majority of the voting members of the Board of Directors shall be necessary and sufficient to constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, and the act of a simple majority of the Directors present at any meeting at which there is a quorum shall be an act of the Board of Directors.



ARTICLE IV

OFFICERS AND COMMITTEES

Section 1. The Officers of the Society shall be a President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer. Other officers shall include Driving Activities Committee Chairman, Publicity Committee Chairman, Programs Committee Chairman, Social Activities Committee Chairman, Newsletter Editor, and Webmaster.

Section 2. Annually, the Members of the Society shall elect a President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer; such election to be by a simple majority of those present and voting at any regular meeting or at any called meeting announced in advance for the purpose. Other nonelected officers may include Driving Activities Committee Chairman, Publicity Committee Chairman, Programs Committee Chairman, Social Activities Committee Chairman, and Newsletter Editor.

Section 3. Upon selection, all Officers shall become members of the Board of Directors.

Section 4. Except as otherwise expressly provided by the By-Laws, the powers and duties of the Officers of the Society shall be as from time to time prescribed by the Board of Directors.

Section 5. The Officers of the Society shall hold office until their successors are elected. If the office of any Officer becomes vacant for any reason, a successor shall be elected by the affirmative vote of a simple majority of those present and voting at any regular meeting or at any called meeting announced in advance for the purpose, and said successor shall become a Director in the place of the Officer whose vacancy he or she fills.

Section 6. The President shall be the chief executive officer of the Society; he or she shall preside at all meetings of the members and Directors; he shall be ex-officio member of all Committees and shall have the general powers and duties usually vested -in the office of a President of such a Society.

Section 7. The Vice President shall, in the absence or disability of the President, as determined by the Board of Directors, perform the duties and exercise the power of President.

Section 8. The Secretary shall keep minutes of all general membership and Board of Directors' Meetings.

Section 9. The Treasurer shall have charge of the funds and financial records of the Society.

Section 10. The Board of Directors of the Society from time to time may appoint such Committees and may delegate such authority to them as they may deem necessary for the proper functioning of the Society. Each committee shall have a Chairman. Each Committee Chairman is expected to attend all Board of Directors' meetings.

Section 11. All checks and demands for money and notes of the Society shall be signed by such Officer or Officers or such other person or persons as the Board of Directors may from time to time designate.

Section 12. At the September meeting, the President shall appoint a nominating committee for the purpose of determining a slate of officers for the coming year; such slate of officers to be introduced to the membership by the November meeting. The Members of the Society may make additional nominations at either the November or December meetings. The proposed slate of officers shall be voted upon by a simple majority of those present and voting at the December meeting. In the event that there are two or more candidates for any office, such voting may be conducted by secret ballot.

Section 13. Officers elected by the membership shall volunteer their time and efforts to the Society and will receive no compensation of any kind for their services.

Section 14 The officers, including future Board of Directors, will not be held personally liable for any monetary damages or other obligations incurred by the Society nor be held personally responsible for any breach of fiduciary duty by the Society.



ARTICLE V

DUES

Section 1. The annual dues, fees, and assessments, as required, for Members of the Society shall be determined by the Board of Directors. Assessments shall be voted upon by a simple majority of those present and voting at any regular meeting or at any called meeting announced in advance for the purpose.

Section 2. Members who fail to pay their dues after ninety (90) days from January 1 of any year shall, without further notice and without hearing, be dropped from the rolls and thereupon forfeit all rights and privileges of membership; provided that the Board of Directors may by rule prescribe procedures for extending the time for payment of dues and continuation of membership privileges upon request of a member and for good cause shown.



ARTICLE VI

AMMENDMENTS

These articles may be amended from time to time as may prove to be necessary and desirable provided that such amendments shall be recommended by the Board of Directors, publicized and approved by a simple majority of those present and voting at any regular meeting or at any called meeting announced in advance for the purpose.



ARTICLE VII

DISSOLUTION

The Society shall use its funds only to accomplish the objectives and purposes specified in these By-Laws, and no part of said funds shall inure, or be distributed, to the Members of the Society. On dissolution of the Society any funds remaining shall be distributed to one or more regularly organized and qualified charitable, educational, scientific or philanthropic organizations to be selected by the Board of Directors.



ARTICLE VIII

ADOPTION

The Foregoing Articles and By - Laws were considered at the regular meetings held on November 10, 1994 and on December 8, 1994 and were formally adopted by the membership in accordance with these By - Laws.




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