November Newsletter

This¬† November we will take up some important business, including voting on a proposed change to our Club’s Constitution as well as making nominations for the 2017 officers.

If you are interested in giving the club some direction, you are welcome to run for office.  Being on the Board of Directors is not a lifetime appointment, nor should it be!

The November newsletter and ballot can be downloaded by clicking here.

2 comments to November Newsletter

  • Walter Conley

    The original membership clause read properly is correct.
    “Any citizen of the United States 18 years of age and over may become a Regular member of
    this organization on a vote of the Board of Directors, on unanimous approval of members present, and on payment of the usual initiation fee and dues”
    Note much as in the Second Amendment there is a coma separating the 2 clauses. The vote of the Board is a review of the applicant. The vote of the members is separate as the membership does not usually attend board meetings.

    The new bylaw as written is flawed.
    “Any citizen of the United States 18 years of age and over may become a Regular member of
    this organization on a vote of the members in good standing, on 2/3 approval of members present
    at a regular meeting, and on payment of the usual initiation fee and dues.

    As written the new bylaw removes the applicant review of the Board. This is an important step as the Boards review takes into account the club requirements of background checks and references.

    The following is suggested.

    1. Any citizen of the United States 18 years of age and over may become a Regular member of
    this organization upon review and vote of the Board of Directors.
    Vote of the Board shall be reported at the next membership meeting followed by a vote of the members in good standing present at the regular meeting.

    What needs to be discussed further is whether the club wants a 2/3’s vote for approval or we wish to retain the unanimous approval clause. Ten X is a private membership club that carries the right of association and giving up the unanimous approval clause should be thought out first

  • Peter Vasilion

    Walt:
    Thank you for catching the error. The Ballot was actually prepared by someone else who did not have the minutes to refer to. The attachment has been updated to show the actual wording of the motion. A paper copy is going out today to all members.
    Good shooting,
    Peter

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