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JUKEBOX CRUISERS CAR CLUB
Hereafter in this document, the term "Member" shall refer to a member of the Jukebox Cruisers Car Club. (JBCCC) Likewise the term "EXECUTIVE BOARD" shall refer to the Executive Board of the Jukebox Cruisers Car Club. Also, the pronoun "he" encompasses both genders.
ARTICLE I - Name
SECTION 1. The name of the organization shall be "Jukebox Cruisers Car Club, Inc.", abbreviated JBCCC.
ARTICLE II - Purpose
SECTION 1. To provide a social organization for those interested in the promotion and development of classic, antique and special interest vehicles in the Jim Thorpe area of Pennsylvania.
SECTION 2. To encourage interest in classic, antique and special interest vehicles and uniting those with similar interests.
SECTION 3. To have and exercise all rights and powers conferred upon a non-profit corporation under the laws of Pennsylvania, or which may hereafter be conferred, including the power of contract, rent, buy, or sell personal or real Property; provided the corporation shall not, except to an insubstantial degree, engage in any activities or exercise any powers which do not further the primary purpose stated in Sections 1 and 2 of this article.
ARTICLE III - Membership
SECTION 1. Eligibility: Membership is open to individuals 18 years of age or older with a valid driver's license and current automobile insurance, who has met the requirements described in Article III, Section 2 of the club bylaws. By signing the application they agree to be a responsible person and follow the club's bylaws. They should have a general interest in or own a classic, antique or special interest vehicle.
SECTION 2. Application: All applications must be made at a business meeting using a JBCCC application form. All applicants must be sponsored by a member in good standing. It is in the interest of all applicants to attend as many meetings as they can.
SECTION 3. Sponsorship: Each member in good standing may sponsor a membership applicant. It is the responsibility of the sponsor to sponsor only applicants who meet the requirements in Article III, Section 1. The sponsor is to act as a guide and teacher to the applicant as to JBCCC policies, rules, and activities.
SECTION 4. Applicant Ratification: When the applicant has met the requirements
of Article III, Sections 1 through 3, he will become eligible for membership
via the voting process established herein. At the time the applicant completes
the attendance requirements of Section 2, the JBCCC membership present at
the business meeting will vote to accept or reject the applicant as a probationary
member. The applicant's application will be read to the membership including
the report of the Executive Board. The applicant will be notified as to his
membership status. All unsuccessful applicants will be given the reason or
reasons why he was not accepted as a member of JBCCC. All new members will
satisfy their initiation fee and dues commitment, according to Article VI,
Section I and Article VII, Section I of these bylaws at this time.
SECTION 5. New Member Probation: All new members of JBCCC will serve a six (6) month probation period consisting of six (6) consecutive months following the new member's application ratification. If during this probation period the new member proves unworthy of membership because of his actions or violations of the bylaws, he will forfeit his membership. Termination of a probationary member must be requested by a member in good standing via a written communication to the Executive Board in which the probationary member's actions in violation of the bylaws are specified. If a quorum of the elected officers of the Executive Board are in agreement with the member's contentions, the information will be made available to the general membership at the next business meeting, where a majority vote will rule. The unworthy member will also forfeit any dues, fees, or monies he has paid JBCCC. A new member in good standing has every right and privilege provided by his membership and the bylaws. New members will be encouraged to participate on JBCCC committees by the Executive Board.
SECTION 6. Diamond Member
A. Requirements - Must be a member in good standing for ten (10) consecutive years.
B. Benefits - Diamond Members will receive a Diamond Member Certificate.
C. The cost of the Diamond Member Certificate will be funded from the treasury.
SECTION 7. Attendance: Members are encouraged to attend business meetings and JBCCC sponsored events.
SECTION 8. Member Spouses or Girlfriends/Boyfriends and Family.
A. All activities and/or social functions for members, i.e. Picnics, Parties, Banquets, etc., paid for partially or in full by JBCCC monies shall be open to members and their immediate family only. (Family is defined as a spouse or girlfriend/boyfriend and children under their legal guardianship)
B. All member spouses or girlfriends/boyfriends and families are welcome to attend and/or help at all club functions. The club appreciates any and all help.
C. A paid member or spouse is eligible to hold office after one year of membership prior to being nominated.
SECTION 9. Out-Of-Area Members are welcome providing they meet the membership requirements of the JBCCC.
SECTION 10. Leave of Absence: Does not pertain at this time.
ARTICLE IV - Officers
SECTION 1. The governing body or Executive Board of JBCCC shall consist of the following elected officers: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer.
SECTION 2. Duties of officers shall be:
A. President: The President shall preside at all meetings, have general supervision over business affairs of the club, preserve parliamentary order and maintain observance of the bylaws. The President's vote shall count as two (2) in case of a tie vote on all matters except elections.
B. Vice-President: The Vice-President shall take charge in the absence of the President and perform certain duties delegated to him by the President. He shall maintain all attendance records.
C. Secretary: The Secretary shall keep the minutes and be responsible for all correspondence of the club.
D. Treasurer: The Treasurer shall handle all club funds, send bills, collect dues, distribute club membership cards and keep an accurate and up to date account of all receipts and expenditures. He will give a financial report at each meeting.
SECTION 3. Duties of the committee chairpersons will be: Coordinate activities of said committee.
SECTION 4. Standing committees will be appointed as required.
SECTION 5. An Executive Board quorum will consist of any three of the four governing officers.
SECTION 6. Club officers and/or working committees shall be able to claim reasonable out of pocket expenses incurred while performing club functions; i.e., business meetings, Executive Board meetings, or work parties. These expenses are subject to approval of the Executive Board prior to payment.
SECTION 7. The club may establish and maintain "bonding" of all check signing members.
SECTION 8. The club will establish and implement an annual external financial audit.
SECTION 9. All active committees shall submit a budget to the Executive Board for approval. Upon approval of the Executive Board, the budget shall then be submitted to the general membership for approval. Any major overrun must be approved by the Executive Board and the general membership.
ARTICLE V – Elections
SECTION 1. Nominations for all elected officers will be opened at the September business meeting and remain open throughout the October business meeting. Nominations will automatically be closed when the October business meeting is adjourned. An individual must be a member of the club for one year prior to being nominated in order to be eligible for an elected office. See Article III, Section 8, Paragraph C. The election will then be held at the November business meeting.
SECTION 2. Special elections may be called by majority vote of the membership at any meeting. Nominations will be taken at the same meeting, with the election being held the following meeting.
SECTION 3. When an election ends in a tie, the membership will re-vote until the tie is broken. All nominees will remain in the election unless they voluntarily withdraw.
SECTION 4. Officers or elected committee chairpersons guilty of dereliction of duties may be impeached by recommendation of the Executive Board.
SECTION. 5 Officers or elected committee chairpersons who choose to resign his duties may do so in writing. Replacement of these people will fall under Article V, Section 2.
SECTION 6. When an officer cannot fulfill his duties in an emergency situation, he will be temporarily replaced by a Presidential appointment. If the officer is the President, his position will be temporarily assumed by the Vice President. If the President is permanently unable to fulfill his position, the Vice President will assume his position. All other vacancies will be filled according to Article V, Section 2.
SECTION 7. All voting for officers or committee chairpersons will be done by secret ballot.
ARTICLE VI - Initiation Fee
SECTION 1. The initiation fee for applicants is $5.00, payable upon application to the club. This fee has been waived since 2003.
ARTICLE VII - Dues and Benefits
SECTION 1. Dues of $15.00 per year for members are payable by the April business meeting. In order to be considered for reinstatement, all back dues must be received by the Treasurer. If a member leaves the club voluntarily or under Article III, Section 4, he forfeits any and all dues paid to the club.
SECTION 2. The initiation fee is a flat, one-time fee and is not pro-rated or refunded. This fee has been waived since 2003.
ARTICLE VIII - Meetings
SECTION 1. The Club will hold one business meeting per month (except as agreed upon). This meeting will normally be the second Wednesday of the month at 7:00 PM.
SECTION 2. The club's monthly business meeting will follow this outline:
A. Call to order
B. Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag
C. Secretary's Report with minutes from last business meeting
D. Treasurer's Report
E. Old Business
F. New Business
G. Good and Welfare (remarks for the good of the club)
ARTICLE IX - Amendments
SECTION 1. Amendments or changes to the Bylaws can be proposed at any time by a member in good standing. The proposed amendment must be submitted (written, signed, and dated) to the President. The amendment or change will be read to the membership at the next business meeting for a ratification vote.
SECTION 2. Balloting for amendments to the club Bylaws will be done by secret ballot if requested by the member proposing the amendment.
SECTION 3. Any amendments or articles previous to, but not printed in this document, "Bylaws – Jukebox Cruisers Car Club, Inc. Revised 04/01/09" will be considered null and void, passed or not, recorded or not.
ARTICLE X - JBCCC Name, Logo, Insignia, etc.
SECTION 1. It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to profit from the name, logo, insignia, or other related things of JBCCC without prior written approval of the membership.
ARTICLE XI - Violations or Terminations
SECTION 1. If and when a member, probationary member, or prospective member violates the rules and/or policies outlined in these JBCCC Bylaws and/or whose actions jeopardize the integrity of and/or embarrasses the JBCCC, he will be subject to disciplinary action which may include dismissal from the JBCCC Club. The Grievance Committee will review all violations and make disciplinary recommendations. A majority vote of the members present at a regular business meeting would prevail.
SECTION 2. A member, probationary member, or prospective member dismissed from JBCCC for any reason will forfeit any fees, dues, or monies paid to JBCCC. Any fees, dues, or monies refundable due to prior agreement or stated as refundable in these Bylaws will be refunded only at that time said agreement has been settled to the satisfaction of the JBCCC Executive Board.
SECTION 3. A member, probationary member, or prospective member dismissed from JBCCC will be notified by the JBCCC Secretary in writing.
SECTION 4. The President will appoint a grievance committee of 3 members,
none of which are elected officers, to make disciplinary action recommendations
to the Executive Board and general membership.
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