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RCBC Constitution

CONSTITUTION
(Revised 05-2013)

ARTICLE I

NAME AND PURPOSE

Section 1: The name of this group of fishermen shall be the River City Bass Club and it shall be a non-profit organization.

Section 2: The main purpose of the River City Bass Club shall be educational. It shall create an interest in bass fishing and help others learn how to fish for bass. The River City Bass Club hopes to promote sportsmanship, fellowship, courtesy, conservation and safety.

ARTICLE II

MEMBERSHIP AND DUES

Section 1: Any person voted into the Club and who has paid dues shall become a voting member. A person must be fourteen (14) years or older to join.

Section 2: Dues shall be $50 per year and pro-rated for any member joining after April 1st. Members joining April through June will be $35, July through September will be $25, October through November will be $15 and December will be $5. Dues for the year will be considered delinquent after the first tournament in January and the member will be dropped from the roster and will have to be voted on to rejoin the Club. Membership shall not exceed 100. Other affiliation dues (if any ) will be paid for by RCBC.

Section 3: Any member who is convicted of a felony, or whom takes part in any action which would reflect dishonor or disgrace to the Club, will be subject to removal from the membership roster as determined by review of the Advisory Board.

ARTICLE III

OFFICERS: ELECTION, DUTIES & ELIGIBILITY

Section 1: The officers of the Club shall consist of a President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Tournament Director and three (3) to seven (7) advisors.

Section 2: The election of officers shall be held annually at the first meeting in December by secret ballot. Election shall be by majority of members present. Nominations shall be made the last meeting in November, and from the floor the night of the election.

Section 3: Duties of the President. The President shall preside at all meetings and functions of the Club. He shall preside at all meetings of the Advisory Board. He will make decisions on his own if they are for the good of the Club, unless it concerns a violation of a Policy, then the Club must vote on the matter and majority rules.

Section 4: Duties of the Vice President. The Vice President shall, in the absence of the President or at his request, assume all duties of the President. He will also be responsible for the programs at all regular meetings.

Section 5: Duties of the Secretary. The Secretary shall keep records of all Club activities and functions.

Section 6: Duties of the Treasurer. The Treasurer shall receive all money for the Club and pay bills incurred by the Club. He shall keep on file all receipts, bills, cancelled checks, and make financial reports as directed.

Section 7: Duties of the Tournament Director. The Tournament Director shall measure questionable fish at weigh-in to ensure that they meet all state, federal, lake and Club rules.

ARTICLE IV

ADVISORY BOARD

Section 1: The Advisory Board shall consist of the five (5) Club officers, (President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Tournament Director), and a minimum of three (3), but not more than seven (7) advisors appointed by the President.

Section 2: The Advisory Board shall meet and discuss the activities of the Club, and offer suggestions to create more interest in the Club. These suggestions will be brought to the Club for approval. They will also hear and review problems rising among Club members that may conflict with current policies and procedures, and present their suggestion to the Club for majority vote.

ARTICLE V

POLICIES

Section 1: Policies may be amended at any regular meeting by a two-thirds vote of the members present and voting. At the last meeting of each year the two-thirds will be reduced to a simple majority. Proposed amendments to policies must submitted in writing prior to the beginning of any meeting, except at the last meeting of each year.

ARTICLE VI

METHOD OF AMENDING THE CONSTITUTION

Section 1: The Constitution may be amended at any regular meeting by a two-thirds vote of the members present. At the last meeting of each year the two-thirds will be reduced to a simple majority.

Section 2: Voting will be by secret ballot.

ARTICLE VII

POINTS SYSTEM

Section 1: The RIVER CITY BASS CLUB shall have a points system.

Section 2: Points will be awarded to members on total individual weight in each RIVER CITY BASS CLUB points tournament with 100 points for the heaviest stringer, 99 points for the second heaviest stringer, 98 points for the third heaviest stringer, and so on.

Section 3: Each member who fishes a RIVER CITY BASS CLUB points tournament, but does not catch a weighing fish, will be awarded 20 points. Any member that weighs in a dead fish, will be penalized pound from the weight of that fish.

Section 4: Each member who attends a Club meeting will be awarded 1 point per meeting.

Section 5: Each members lowest score throughout the year will be dropped to determine their total score after the December Tournament.

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