ARTICLE I. NAME OF THE CORPORATION – PRINCIPAL OFFICE
1.1 The name of the corporation is the South Shore Radio Control Club, Inc., organized under the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts on August 1, 1978 and chartered under the Academy of Model Aeronautics.
1.2 The principal office of the corporation and principle mailing address shall be the mailing address of the presiding secretary unless otherwise stated by the Board of Directors.
ARTICLE II. PURPOSE
2.1 The corporation is organized and shall be operated exclusively for pleasure, recreational and other non-profitable purposes within the meaning of Sec. 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code (or corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue law).
2.2 Subject to the foregoing, the primary purpose of South Shore Radio Control Club, Inc. (SSRCC) shall be to promote the design, construction, and flying of radio controlled model aircraft; to promote the free exchange of ideas among members and other organizations of like purpose; and, to contribute to the sport, fellowship, and enjoyment of radio controlled model aviation as an organization chartered under the Academy of Model Aeronautics.
2.3 No part of the net earnings of the Corporation shall inure to the benefit of or be distributable to its members, officers, or other private persons, except that the Corporation shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered and to make payments and distributions in furtherance of the purpose set forth herein.
2.4 No contract or other transaction between the SSRCC and any other person or corporation, and no act of this corporation, shall be affected by the fact that a member, director, officer or employee of this corporation has a financial or other interest in such other person or organization. Any member, director, officer or employee, individually or any firm or corporation in which such member, director, officer or employee may have an interest, may be a party to, or may have a financial or other interest in, any contract or transaction of this corporation provided that the fact that such person, firm or corporation has such an interest shall be disclosed or shall
be known to the Board of Directors and disclosed to the members, and provided further that such person shall neither vote nor be counted in determining the existence of a quorum for voting on such matter.
2.5 No substantial part of the activities of the SSRCC shall be to directly or indirectly participate in, or intervene in, any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for elective public office or otherwise attempt to influence legislation.
2.6 Notwithstanding any other provision of these articles, the SSRCC shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on (a) by a Corporation exempt from Federal Income Tax under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law or (b) by a Corporation, contributions to which are deductible under Section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code.
ARTICLE III. OFFICERS AND EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
3.1 Officers. The officers of the corporation shall consist of President, Vice-President, Treasurer and Clerk/Secretary.
3.2 Two (2) or more offices may be held by the same person except the offices of President and the Clerk/Secretary.
3.3 Executive Committee. There shall be an Executive Committee which shall have the powers of a Board of Directors and which shall consist of the Corporate Officers. The business of the SSRCC shall be managed by the Executive Committee.
3.4 President. The President, or in his/her absence, the Vice-President, shall be the executive officer of the club and shall preside at all meetings. The President shall be the spokesperson for the club and shall appoint standing and special committees as he or she deems necessary. The President shall see that all orders and resolutions of the members and/or the Executive Committee are carried into effect and will cast the deciding vote in any matter where a tie vote is encountered.
3.5 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 his or her duties. He or she shall be responsible for the club meeting schedules and other club scheduled events which may be necessary or requested by the club officers or members.
3.6 Clerk/Secretary. The Clerk/Secretary shall attend all meetings of the Executive Committee and all meetings of the members and shall act as clerk of each meeting, recording all votes and minutes of all proceedings in a book kept for the purpose and record meeting attendance. The Clerk/Secretary shall cause to be given notice of all meetings of the members or of the Executive Committee when notice is required by these By-Laws and, if required, by
resolution at a meeting of members, shall give notice of meetings of committees or members. The Clerk/Secretary shall have custody of the original copy of the By-Laws and all amendments thereto; shall receive all applications for membership and thereafter transmit them to the Executive Committee for consideration; and, shall keep in safe custody the seal of the club, and when authorized by the Executive Committee shall affix it to any instrument requiring a seal. The Clerk/Secretary shall conduct the correspondence of the Club and shall execute all instruments as may be officially authorized. The Clerk/Secretary shall maintain an up-to-date record of all members, including their name, mailing addresses (including e-mail address), AMA membership numbers, and telephone number.
3.7 Treasurer. The Treasurer shall have custody of all funds of the SSRCC and shall keep full and accurate records of receipts and disbursements in Books belonging to the SSRCC and shall deposit all monies in the name of, or to the credit of the SSRCC in such depositories as designated by Executive Committee. The Treasurer may disburse the monies of the SSRCC as may be directed by resolution of the members at any meeting held for that purpose. The Treasurer shall render to the President and Executive Committee at the Regular Meeting of the Executive Committee, or whenever they require it, an accounting of all financial transactions of the Corporation and of the financial condition of the SSRCC. The Treasurer shall collect dues when they are due. In addition, if the vice president, for any reason, is unable to perform his or her duties, the secretary/treasurer shall assist or take over the duties of the vice president as needed.
3.8 In case of the absence of any officer of the SSRCC, the powers or duty of such officer may be designated to any other officer or person on an interim basis by a majority vote of the members in attendance at a membership meeting.
3.9 Safety Officer. To promote increased safety awareness on the part of all members, improve the public perception of modeling as a safe and desirable sport, and provide a means by which important safety information can be shared between clubs, AMA chartered clubs are required to establish the position of Safety Officer. The Executive Committee shall present a slate of candidates for this position for consideration by the membership at the first meeting following election of new officers annually. The Safety Officer shall serve until a successor is elected or appointed. The Safety Officer will be to act as a communications liaison between the club and the AMA and to receive safety information from the AMA Safety Liaison Officer and to ensure timely distribution of safety related material. In addition, the Safety Officer shall:
• Inspect operational areas for proper signage and safety equipment as applicable;
• Conduct safety awareness training and related programs during club meetings;
• Conduct, at least annually, a safety audit of club facilities, equipment, and grounds to ensure that everything is in good working order and safe for normal use by members and the public;
• Act as a liaison with the local EMS/Fire Department;
• Establish a club emergency action plan to handle serious accidents/incidents;
• Immediately report to the Executive Committee any incidents at the club field;
• Develop an appropriate communications plan to assist club officers and members; and
• Review emergency procedures (fire and rescue) with club members on an annual basis.
3.10 Liability for Debts of the SSRCC. In the absence of fraud or bad fault, the Executive Committee members and Officers of the Corporation shall not be personally liable for the debts or obligations of the Club except as otherwise provided by statute.
ARTICLE IV MEETINGS OF EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
4.1 The Executive Committee may hold their meetings within or without the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and at any of the locations at which meetings of members may be held as set forth in these By-Laws, or at such other place or places as may be determined from time to time by resolutions of the Executive Committee.
4.2 Special meetings of the Executive Committee may be called by the President on five (5) days notice to each Executive Committee member, either personally or by mail. Special meetings shall be called by the President or the Clerk/Secretary in a like manner on the written request of two (2) or more Executive Committee members.
4.3 At all meetings of the Executive Committee, the presence of a majority of the Committee members shall be necessary to constitute a quorum and sufficient for the transaction of business and any act of majority at a meeting at which there is a quorum shall be the act of the Executive Committee, except as otherwise specifically provided by statute or by the certificate of incorporation and these By-Laws.
4.4 Every meeting of the Executive Committee shall be called to order by the President or Vice-President, or in the absence of both, a member of the Executive Committee.
4.5 Any business may be transacted by the Executive Committee at every meeting at which every member of the Executive Committees present although held without notice, upon waiver signed by every member, whether before or after the meeting.
ARTICLE V. CLASSES OF MEMBERSHIP – GUESTS
5.1 Open Membership. The qualifications for Open membership shall be any person eighteen (18) years of age or older who has an interest in R/C model aircraft, is a member of the Academy of Model Aeronautics and has a willingness to share in the programs of the SSRCC.
5.2 Junior Membership. The qualifications for Junior Membership shall be any person under eighteen (18) years of age, a parent or guardian who is a member of the club or a regular member of the club who is willing to serve as a sponsor, an interest in R/C model aircraft, is a member of the Academy of Model Aeronautics and has a willingness to share in the programs of the SSRCC. Junior members shall not be entitled to vote and may not hold office.
5.3 Family Membership. The qualifications for family membership shall be any persons over the age of eighteen (18) and the minor children living in the same household at the same address who have an interest in R/C model aircraft, are members of the Academy of Model Aeronautics and have a willingness to share in the programs of the SSRCC. For the purpose of these By-Laws, the persons in such ‘family’ age eighteen (18) and over shall be considered to hold Open Membership individually, and the members of the ‘family’ under the age of eighteen (18) shall be considered to hold a Junior Membership individually.
5.4 Senior Membership. The qualifications for Senior Membership shall be any person sixty-five (65) years of age or older who has an interest in R/C model aircraft, is a member of the Academy of Model Aeronautics and has a willingness to share in the programs of the SSRCC.
5.5 Sponsors, Benefactors, Contributors, Advisors, Friends of the Corporation. Persons or groups of persons designated by the Executive Committee as sponsors benefactors, contributors, advisors or friends of the corporation or such other title as the Executive Committee deems appropriate shall, except as the board shall otherwise determine, serve in an honorary capacity. In such capacity they shall have no right to notice of or to vote at any meeting, shall not be considered for purposes of establishing a quorum and shall have not other rights or responsibilities.
5.6 Guests. There shall be no fee for Guests. All Guests of the SSRCC who are intending to pilot aircraft at the field must be a current AMA member. An individual may only be a Guest pilot at the SSRCC on three (3) days in a Calendar year, after which time they must become a member to continue flying at the field.
ARTICLE VI. DUES – INITIATION FEES AND OTHER FEES AND REQUIREMENTS
6.1 Annual Dues, Initiation Fees and other requirements of membership shall be established for various classes of members by vote of the membership at the annual meeting.
6.2 Dues are to be paid on or before March 1 each year. Renewals processed after March 1 will be assessed an additional fee.
6.3 All members of the SSRCC must be members of the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA).
6.4 Field Use – Outside Organization(s). Use of the flying field by any person or organization for a non-SSRCC sponsored event will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the SSRCC. If permitted, the SSRCC shall provide the guidelines under which such permission is granted and assess a user fee in an amount determined by the SSRCC.
ARTICLE VII. MEETINGS OF THE MEMBERS
7.1 Place. All meetings of the members shall be held at such place within the United States of America as provided in the notice to the members.
7.2 Annual Meeting. The annual meeting of the members shall be held on the 1st Monday in October and shall be called by the president, treasurer, clerk or any director. In the event the annual meeting is not held on such date, a special meeting in lieu of the annual meeting may be held with all the force and effect of an annual meeting.
7.3 Notice – Annual Meeting. Notice of the annual meeting of the members shall be served in writing not less than ten (10) nor more than sixty (60) days before the scheduled date of the meeting by first class mail. When such notice is mailed, it shall be sent to each member of the Club entitled to vote on the election of officers at his address as it shall appear on the books of the Club, unless the member shall have filed with the Clerk of the Club a written request that notices intended for him or her be mailed to the address designated in the request. Notice may be given in the Club Newsletter, if said mailing meets the above requirements.
7.4 Special Meetings. A Special Meeting of the members, for any purpose or purposes may be called pursuant to resolution of the Executive Committee or by the President, and shall be called by the President or Secretary at the request in writing by two (2) or more members of the Executive Committee or upon the written request of fifteen (15) members eligible to vote at such meeting or as otherwise provided by law. Such requests shall in any case state the purpose or purposes of such proposed meetings. Before such meetings are held, all members entitled to vote shall be notified in writing in accordance with the notification requirements for all annual meetings. Business transacted at all special meetings shall be confined to the objects stated in the call and germane thereto.
7.5 Regular Meetings. Regular meetings of the members of the SSRCC shall be held on the first Monday of the month as follows: March, April, May, June, September, October, November, or as the members may designate from time to time.
7.6 Quorum. Ten (10) members entitled to vote, including the executive board, must be present to constitute a Quorum at all meetings of the members, for the election of officers or executive committee, for the amendment of these by-laws or for the transaction of other business, that properly come before it.
7.7 Voting. At all meetings of the members every member in good standing shall be entitled to one (1) vote. When a quorum is present at any meeting, the vote of a majority of the members present shall, except where a larger vote may be required by law, the articles of organization or these bylaws, decide any question brought before the meeting. Votes may be cast in person only.
7.8 Action by Consent. Any action required or permitted to be taken at any meeting of the members may be taken without a meeting if all the members consent to the action in writing and the written consents are filed with the records of the meetings of the members. Such consents shall be treated for all purposes as a vote at a meeting.
7.9 Order of Business. At all Annual, Special or Regular meetings of the members of the Club, the order of business shall be substantially as follows:
A. Calling the roll and ascertaining whether a quorum is present.
B. Reading of minutes of previous annual, special or regular meeting and approval thereof.
C. Reading of Treasurer's Report and approval thereof.
D. Completion of unfinished business.
E. Reading of communications to the Club, received since the last previous annual, special or regular meeting.
F. Reading of reports from committees and approval thereof or action to be taken thereof.
G. Election of officers and Executive Committee. (If annual meeting.)
H. Transaction of new business.
ARTICLE VIII. STANDING COMMITTEES
The chairman and members of each standing committee shall be appointed by the President. All such appointments shall be of the same duration as the appointing President.
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8.1 Grounds and Property Committee. It will be the responsibility of this committee to maintain the Club's flying field in good, neat and attractive condition. It will also maintain a Club Roster of all Club Property, it's value and location.
8.2 Program Committee. It will be the responsibility of this committee to promote, organize and administer all club activities. These events will encompass all program activities voted by the club membership, but excluding competition, fun fly’s or sanctioned air meets involving participation by persons other than Club members.
8.3 Contest Committee. It will be the responsibility of this committee to promote, organize and administer our A.M.A. sanctioned meets. The Contest Chairman with an approval of a majority vote of a meeting of the members, will decide when, where and how the club will have their A.M.A. sanctioned meets.
ARTICLE IX. NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS.
9.1 Nominations. All persons seeking or nominating someone else for any office shall notify the Executive Committee in writing before the Second Monday in September and the Executive Committee shall cause said person’s name to appear on the ballot for said office.
9.2 Eligibility. To be eligible for nomination for office or to become a member of the Executive Committee, a person must be a paid up member in good standing with the Club.
9.3 Slate of Candidates. The slate shall consist of at least one (1) candidate for each office and no nomination shall be considered valid if placed on the ballot without the nominee's consent.
9.4 Election. Election shall be held at the Annual Meeting in October, and all eligible members shall be duly notified by the Clerk/Secretary. Elections shall be by secret ballot.
9.5. Voting Procedures.
A. Each member qualified to vote shall be sent an election ballot as follows: a ballot, an inner envelope, and an outer envelope marked with the members name and addressed to the Clubs post office box with postage.
B. The inner envelope and ballot shall contain no identifying marks.
C. The marked ballot shall be inserted in the inner envelope and then in the outer envelope and shall be mailed back or turned in at the Annual Meeting.
D. The ballot package shall remain unopened until the Annual Meeting. The ballot package shall be verified that there is only one ballot package per member qualified to vote.
E. The ballots shall be opened and counted publicly at the Annual Meeting, the inner envelopes first being mixed randomly to preserve the secrecy of the ballot.
F. If the candidates for all four (4) offices are uncontested, the secretary will cast a single vote for each and there will be no requirement for the mailing of a ballot.
9.6 The newly elected officers and Executive Committee shall be duly installed and will assume office at the first meeting of November.
ARTICLE X. REMOVALS AND VACANCIES
10.1 Resignation. Any Officer or Executive Committee Member may resign at any time by giving his or her resignation in writing to the president, treasurer, clerk or any Executive Committee member or officer of the corporation.
10.2 Removal of Officer – Executive Committee Member. Directors may be removed from office at any time with or without cause by a majority vote of the members, following the Voting Procedures provided in Article 9.5.
10.3 Vacancies. If the office of any officer or Executive Committee member becomes vacant by reason of death, resignation or otherwise, the membership may select by vote of a majority of those present and voting at a meeting of members a successor, who shall hold the office for the unexpired term. There shall be a minimum of thirty (30) days notice of any such vacancy and vote on a successor, during which time nominations for a successor shall be forwarded to the Executive Committee.
ARTICLE XI. INDEMNIFICATION OF EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS AND OFFICERS
11.1 The Club shall indemnify any person authorized by it and acting as Executive Committee member, officer, employee or other agent any liability incurred by him/her in any such capacity, arising out of his/her status as such, while acting on behalf of the corporation in good faith. The corporation shall, to the extent legally permissible, indemnify each person who may serve or who has served at any time as an officer of the corporation or of the Executive Committee, or who at the request of the corporation may serve or at any time has served as a an officer of the corporation or of the Executive Committee, against all expenses and liabilities (including counsel fees, judgments, fines, excise taxes, penalties and amounts payable in settlements) reasonably incurred by or imposed upon such person in connection with any threatened pending or completed action, suit or other proceeding, whether civil, criminal, administrative or investigative, in which he or she may become involved by reason of his or her serving or having
served in such capacity (other than a proceeding voluntarily initiated by such person unless he or she is successful on the merits, the proceeding was authorized by the corporation or the proceeding seeks a declaratory judgment regarding his or her own conduct); provided that no indemnification shall be provided for any such person with respect to any matter as to which he or she shall have been finally adjudicated in any proceeding not to have acted in good faith in the reasonable belief that his or her action was in the best interests of the corporation; and provided, further, that as to any matter disposed of by a compromise payment by such person, pursuant to a consent decree or otherwise, the payment and indemnification thereof have been approved by the corporation, which approval shall not unreasonable be withheld, or by a court of competent jurisdiction. Such indemnification shall include payment by the corporation of expenses incurred in defending a civil or criminal action or proceeding in advance of the final disposition of such action or proceeding, upon receipt of an undertaking by the person indemnified to repay such payment if he or she shall be adjudicated to be not entitled to indemnification under this article, which undertaking may be accepted without regard to the financial ability of such person to make repayment.
11.2 The right of indemnification under this article shall be a contract right inuring to the benefit of the officer of the corporation or of the Executive Committee and other persons entitled to be indemnified hereunder and no amendment or repeal of this article shall adversely affect any right of such director, officer or other person existing at the time of such amendment or repeal.
11.3 The indemnification provided hereunder shall inure to the benefit of the heirs, executors and administrators of the officer of the corporation or of the Executive Committee or other person entitled to indemnification hereunder.
11.4 The right of indemnification under this article shall be in addition to and not exclusive of all other rights to which such officer of the corporation or of the Executive Committee or other person entitled to indemnification hereunder may be entitled. Nothing contained in this article shall affect any rights to indemnification to which corporation employees or agents other than directors and officers and other persons entitled to indemnification hereunder may be entitled by contract or otherwise under law.
ARTICLE XII. CENSURE, SUSPENSION AND EXPULSION OF MEMBERS.
12.1 If the conduct of a member shall appear to the Executive Committee to be disorderly or to be prejudicial to the welfare or the good name of the Club or if in any way any member conducts him/herself in a manner not authorized by or in violation of the By-Laws of the club or the rules enacted pursuant to these by-laws or the by-laws of the Academy of Model Aeronautics (including rude or abusive behavior), he or she shall be subject to censure, suspension or expulsion, after hearing, in the discretion of the Executive Committee, depending on whether such infraction is deemed to be slight or serious. Any infraction or misconduct which may be
regarded as merely to subject the offending member to censure for the first offense, shall subject him/her to suspension or expulsion upon repetition of such misconduct or infraction.
12.2 It is the responsibility of every member to bring any observed serious violations of the By-Laws of the club or the rules enacted pursuant to these by-laws or the by-laws of the Academy of Model Aeronautics (including rude or abusive behavior) or conduct detrimental to the SSRCC in general to the attention of the President, the Vice President, Clerk/Secretary or Safety Officer who will refer the matter to the President. All reported matters will be held in the strictest confidence and not be discussed with anyone not involved. No anonymous complaints will be considered or acted on.
12.3 If the Executive Committee deems the incident to be of sufficient importance, or is a repeated offense, they shall appoint an ad hoc Investigating Committee comprised of three (3) SSRCC members, one and only one (1) of which must be either the Vice President or the Safety Officer.
12.4 The Investigating Committee will investigate the incident(s), first interviewing the complainant, then any witnesses, and finally discuss the matter with the person accused of the infraction. The accused will be given an opportunity to respond to any and all accusations and will be treated in a courteous manner at all times during the investigation. The Committee will not discuss an ongoing or completed investigation with anyone except the individuals involved. The recommendations of the Committee will be communicated only to the Executive Committee. The Ad Hoc Committee must submit a report within thirty (30) days from the date of appointment.
12.5 At the conclusion of the investigation the Investigating Committee will provide a written report of its findings to the Executive Committee. This report will include a recommendation of action to be taken. The only actions that may be recommended are:
Formal letter of warning(censure);
Expulsion from the Club
The report will include a record of the votes of the three (3) Committee members.
12.6 Upon receipt of the report of the Investigating Committee, the President will take the following action;
If the recommendation is "no action" the matter is closed, and no record of the proceedings will be retained.
If the recommendation is a formal letter of warning (censure), the Executive Committee will prepare such a letter that will be mailed or personally presented to the accused. At the discretion of the President an announcement of this disposition of the case may be made at a Club meeting or in the Newsletter. The Committee report and a copy of the letter of warning will be retained by the Secretary for a period of two (2) years.
If the recommendation is suspension, the Executive Committee will send written notice of that recommendation to the accused member and provide such member with the opportunity to have the matter brought before the membership at the next scheduled meeting. If the accused member accepts the recommended punishment or does not otherwise request that the matter be presented to the membership for consideration as provided for in the notice, the suspension shall take effect on the date so indicated in the notice. If the accused member requests that the matter be presented to the membership, the Executive Committee shall make an appropriate motion at the next regularly scheduled meeting. The report of the Ad Hoc Committee will be presented so that the members present may make an informed decision. The content of the report of the Ad Hoc Committee will not be recorded in the minutes. A secret ballot on the motion will be taken of the members in attendance and eligible to vote. There is no requirement for prior notice in the Newsletter. Suspension requires an affirmative vote of a simple majority of the members present and eligible to vote. In the event the suspension is approved, the Executive Committee will prepare a letter which will be sent by certified mail to the suspended member. The Committee report and a copy of the letter of suspension will be retained by the Secretary for a period of two (2) years. In the event the suspension is not approved, the Executive Committee shall issue a formal letter of warning (censure) as provided in B above. The accused member need not be in attendance at the meeting wherein the matter is presented and considered by the membership.
If the recommendation is expulsion, the Executive Committee will send written notice of that recommendation to the accused member and provide such member with the opportunity to have the matter brought before the membership at the next scheduled meeting. If the accused member accepts the recommended punishment or does not otherwise request that the matter be presented to the membership for consideration as provided for in the notice, the expulsion shall take effect on the date so indicated in the notice. If the accused member requests that the matter be presented to the membership, the Executive Committee shall make an appropriate motion at the next regularly scheduled meeting. The report of the Ad Hoc Committee will be presented
so that the members present may make an informed decision. The content of the report of the Committee will not be recorded in the minutes. A secret ballot on the motion will be taken of the members in attendance and eligible to vote. There is no requirement for prior notice in the Newsletter. Expulsion requires a two-thirds affirmative vote of the members present and eligible to vote. In the event of expulsion, the Executive Committee will prepare a letter which will be sent by certified mail to the expelled member. The expelled member will be reimbursed on a pro rata basis for the balance of any annual dues that have been paid. The Ad Hoc Committee report, a copy of the letter of expulsion and a copy of the canceled dues refund check, if applicable, will be retained by the Secretary for a period of two (2) years. In the event the proposed expulsion is not approved, the President shall present a motion to the members in attendance recommending suspension. If the suspension is approved, notice will be provided to the member in accordance with C above. In the event the suspension is not approved, the Executive Committee shall issue a formal letter of warning (censure) as provided in B above. The accused member need not be in attendance at the meeting wherein the matter is presented and considered by the membership.
The accused member need not be in attendance at the meeting wherein the matter is presented and considered by the membership.
An ex-member who has been expelled may apply for membership, unless otherwise indicated in the notice of expulsion, after a period of two (2) years from the date of expulsion. Such an application will be considered as a new membership and will be subject to the initiation fee.
In the event of the expulsion of a member, that member shall forthwith forfeit all his/her rights and privileges of membership and shall forfeit all rights, title and interest in or to the Club or its property.
No suspended or expelled member may be a guest at the SSRCC during any such period of suspension or following expulsion. Any suspended or expelled member shall not be permitted to be at the SSRCC flying field or attended any meeting or function of the SSRCC.
ARTICLE XIII. FIELD CONDUCT
13.1 All model aircraft shall be flown in a safe manner and in accordance with the Field and Safety Rules of the South Shore Radio Control Club, as may be amended from time to time and the Academy of Model Aeronautics.
13.2 All guests must have a club member present with them at all times while at the SSRCC flying field.
ARTICLE XIV. FISCAL YEAR, BONDING REQUIREMENTS, ROBERTS RULES
14.1 Fiscal Year. The fiscal year shall be the calendar year.
14.2 Bond. The Executive Committee may require the Treasurer or any other officer, agent or employee of the Club to give a bond to the Club conditioned upon his/her faithful performance of his/her duties, with such surety or security and in the amount as may be satisfactory to the Executive Committee.
14.3 Rules of Order. The Rules contained in "Robert's Rules of Order, Revised" shall govern this Club in all cases in which they are applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with these By-Laws.
ARTICLE XV. DISSOLUTION.
15.1 In the event of dissolution of the Corporation, the Executive Committee shall, after paying or making provisions for the payment of all the liabilities of the Corporation, dispose of all the assets of the Corporation exclusively to further the purposes and primary object for which the Corporation was organized in such manner, or to such organization or organizations organized and operated exclusively for the pleasure, recreational and other non-profitable purposes as shall at the time qualify as an exempt organization or organizations under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (or corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue law) as the Executive Committee may determine.
ARTICLE XVI. AMENDMENT, ALTERATION OR REPEAL OF THE BY-LAWS
16.1 Generally. These bylaws may be altered, amended or repealed, in whole or in part, by the affirmative vote of two-thirds (2/3) of the votes cast at a meeting of the membership as provided herein.
16.2 Procedure. Any proposed amendment, alteration or repeal of these by-laws, or any part of them, shall require:
A. A written notice of which contains a statement of the proposed alteration, amendment or language to be repealed sent to all members by first class mail not less than fourteen (14) days before the membership meeting it is to be first presented;
B. At the first meeting the proposed amendment, alteration or repeal of these by-laws, or any part of them is presented, the proposed alteration, amendment or language proposed to be repealed may only be discussed and debated;
C. After the proposed amendment, alteration or repeal of these by-laws, or any part of them is presented, discussed and debated, upon motion made, seconded and approved by the majority of the members in attendance, the proposed amendment, alteration or repeal of these by-laws, or any part of them may be scheduled for a vote at a future meeting not less than thirty (30) days from the date thereof;
E. Voting Procedure.
i. Each member qualified to vote shall be sent a ballot as follows: a ballot, an inner envelope, and an outer envelope marked with the members name and addressed to the Clubs post office box with postage;
ii. The inner envelope and ballot shall contain no identifying marks;
iii. The marked ballot shall be inserted in the inner envelope and then in the outer envelope and shall be mailed back or turned in at the scheduled meeting;
iv. The ballot package shall remain unopened until the scheduled meeting and shall be verified that there is only one ballot package per member qualified to vote;
v. The ballots shall be opened and counted publicly at the scheduled meeting, the inner envelopes first being mixed randomly to preserve the secrecy of the ballot; and
vi. The results of the vote shall be disclosed to the membership in attendance and made a part of the minutes of the meeting.
16.3 Any proposed amendment, alteration or repeal of the rules, regulations or otherwise effecting the manner in which the SSRCC conducts its business which may result in a fundamental change in the nature and character of the club or the status of a an individual member or class of members shall be considered a change to the By-Laws and may only be made in accordance with the provisions of this section.
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