Club Constitution

TEN X SHOOTING CLUB, INC.

CONSTITUTION

ADOPTED: AUGUST 3, 1981

AS AMENDED: NOVEMBER 3, 1986, OCTOBER 5, 1987, MAY 2, 1988 and NOVEMBER 4, 2002. February 6,2017, June 7, 2021 and                                                                                                            NOVEBER 7, 2022

ARTICLE I

NAME

The name of this Organization shall be: TEN X SHOOTING CLUB, INC.

ARTICLE II

PURPOSE

The purpose of this organization shall be the encouragement of organized rifle and pistol shooting among citizens of the United States resident in our community, to promote the safe handling and the proper care of firearms, promote marksmanship through the regular practice and competition. It shall be our further purpose to promote, honesty, good fellowship self-discipline, team play and self-reliance, which are the essentials of good sportsmanship and the foundation of true patriotism.

ARTICLE III

MEMBERSHIP

1. Any citizen of the United States 18 years of age and over may become a Regular member of this organization on a recommendation of the Board of Directors and on  approval of at least two- thirds of members present at a General Meeting,  and on payment of the usual initiation fee and dues.

2. Any citizen 13 to 18 years of age may become a Junior member of this organization on the recommendation  of the Board of Directors, and  on  approval of at least two thirds of  members present at a General Meeting, and on payment of the usual initiation fees and dues. Junior members are without power of voice or vote and they cannot hold office in this organization.

3. Any citizen 13 to 21 years of age may become a Junior Team member of this organization upon recommendation of the Board of Directors and upon the approval of a two-thirds vote of the members present at a General Meeting and upon payment of the usual imitation fees and dues set for team members. Junior Team members shall not enjoy range privilege’s outside the organized Team activities, shall not enjoy the power of voice or vote, and cannot hold office in the organization.

4. Effective April 1, 1981 a Regular Member in good standing shall be eligible for Life Membership provided they have  been an active member for twenty consecutive years and attained the age of sixty-two years.

5. Any former member of Ten X Shooting Club may apply to rejoin at any time, if they were otherwise a member in good standing when dropped from the rolls of the Club. 

 6.The Board of Directors shall be empowered to establish membership quotas and limits, education, and training requirements, as well as any other requirements or conditions that must be fulfilled before the prospective member’s application is ready to be acted upon.

ARTICLE IV

DUES AND ASSESSMENTS

1. Initiation fees and annual dues shall be set forth by the Board of Directors subject to the approval by two-thirds vote of members present at a General Meeting.

2. Members will be sent a notification in December by the club’s treasurer to remind them of their annual dues being due in January, through electronic notification and posted to the Club’s website

3. Dues are payable on or before January 1st of each year. Failure to pay by said date shall place a member in arrears.

4. Any member in arrears as of February 15th of each year shall be notified by the club treasurer prior to being dropped from membership in the organization. Any member so dropped from the organization must apply for re-admission to the club, which shall be considered at the next General Meeting of the club.submit an application for re-admission to the club, to be considered at the next regular meeting of the club.

5. A member in arrears is without power of voice or vote.

6. The Board of Directors is empowered to levy special assessments. Any financial assessment established by the Board of Directors shall have a date set by the Board of Directors that said assessment is due. The assessment will apply to all regular members, including life members. However, there will be a limit of one assessment per family. Failure to pay the assessment by sixty (60) days following the assessment’s due date will place the member in arrears and subject to possible dismissal from the club by vote of the Board of Directors.

ARTICLE V

MEETINGS

1. The Annual Meeting for election of officers shall be held in December with new officers taking office on the first day of January. Write-in ballots will be allowed without nomination.

2. General meetings shall be held monthly. The Board of Directors shall have the power to waive General Meetings, but not more than two successive monthly meetings shall be waived. The membership shall be notified of any waived meeting by electronic notification together with notice posted to the club website.

3. Special Meetings: A Special Meeting of the organization may be held at any time upon the call of the President or upon the call of the Board of Directors or a demand signed by not less than twenty percent (20%) of the regular members in good standing, stating the object of the proposed meeting. Notice of the time, place and purpose of said meeting shall be given all officers and members in good standing, in writing, by the United States Mail First Class postage or by electronic notification together with notice posted to the club website not less than seven days prior to the date fixed for holding the Special Meeting. The time and place of said meeting shall be fixed by the Board of Directors.

4. Quorum: Twenty percent (20%) of regular members in good standing shall constitute a quorum.

ARTICLE VI

OFFICERS

1. The officers of the organization shall be President, Vice President, Second Vice President, Third Vice President, Recording Secretary, Membership Secretary, Treasurer, Chief Range Officer, and Assistant Range Officer. These Officers acting together shall constitute the Board of Directors. They shall be elected by a majority vote by ballot at the Annual Meeting of the organization and hold office for one year or until their successors take office. Members may only hold one office at a time. In the event of a vacancy of any office before expiration of the term, the vacancy shall be announceddd at the next General Membership meeting with the intent of seeking interseted members. Of the interested members the President shall appoint a successor to serve for the remainder of the term.

2. A member must have held regular membership in the organization for a minimum of one year before being entitled to hold and office on the Board of Directors.

3. Any officer absenting himself from three consecutive or a total of five meetings of the Board of Directors during his term of office shall be removed from his respective office without recourse. In such event the President shall appoint a successor as per Section 1 of this Article VI.

4. The business affairs of this organization shall be managed by the Board of Directors, who shall have general supervision of organization activities. General Meetings shall be held at least once a month, except for the months of July and August. A meeting of the Board may be called by the President or any five (5) Directors.  All Board members to receive proper notification by mail or electronic notice at least seven (7) days prior to said meeting.  Time and place of such meetings shall be designated by the President. Five Directors in good standing shall constitute a quorum for said meeting.

5. A two-thirds majority vote of members in good standing, present at a general or special meeting shall be necessary to nullify any action taken by the Board of Directors.

ARTICLE VII

DUTIES OF OFFICERS

1. President: The President shall preside at all meetings of the organization and the Board of Directors. He shall be a member, ex officio, of all standing and special committees and shall perform all such duties as usually pertain to that office. The President shall see to it that a monthly newsletter is made available either by mail, electronic mail, or publication to the club website., to the general membership.

2. First Vice President: The Vice President shall always assist the President in the discharge of said duties. In the event of the Presidents absence or by request . The First Vice President shall officiate and resume the duties of the President. The First Vice President must also chair at least one standing committee.

3. Second Vice President: The Second Vice President must chair one or more of the Standing Committees.

4. Third Vice President: The Third Vice President must chair one or more of the Standing Committees.

5. Recording Secretary: The Recording Secretary shall keep a true record of general meetings and meetings of the Board of Directors. The Recording Secretary shall retain and possess custody of all books and papers of the organization. The Recording Secretary shall conduct all official correspondence of the Club and generate and send reports required by the National Rifle Association and the Civilian Marksmanship Program. The Recording Secretary shall notify all members via electronic mail of Special and Annual meetings as required by Article V. The Recording Secretary shall read previous minutes of the last meeting in the order of business at a regular general meeting or Board meeting. The Recording Secretary is required to provide a membership sign in sheet at all General meetings.

6. Membership Secretary: The Membership Secretary shall receive all membership applications and present them to the board of Directors and club membership for consideration. The Membership Secretary shall chair one standing committee.

7. Treasurer: The Treasurer shall have charge of all funds of the organization and place same in such bank or banks as may be approved by the Board of Directors. Such money shall only be withdrawn by check, signed by the Treasurer ,or the President in the treasurer’s absence for payment of such bills as shall have been approved by the Board of Directors.  The Treasurer shall also keep an accurate account of all his transactions and render a detailed report, with vouchers, at any meeting of the Board of Directors, when so requested, and also render such reports at a General meetings. The Treasurer shall be responsible for the timely filing of the proper Federal Tax report for exempt corporations due the Internal Revenue Service. The Treasurer shall also submit any and all governmental forms and reports as required. The Treasurer shall submit a detailed fiscal report annually of financial activity to the Board of Directors by the first general meeting in January. The Treasurer shall notify members of their due’s obligation as per article 4 section 2 of this constitution.

8. Chief Range Officer: The Chief Range Officer shall have charge of the ranges of the organization, and shall be responsible for the supervision of all range personnel and range activities, and range facilities.

9. Assistant Range Officer: The Assistant Range Officer shall assist the Chief Range Officer in all his duties. The Assistant Range Officer shall assume the duties of Chief Range Officer when that person is not available. The Assistant Range Officer shall also chair one of the standing committees.

ARTICLE VIII

TERMINATION OF MEMBERSHIP

1. Any member whose conduct shall be decided, by a majority vote of the Board of Directors, to have been dangerous, reckless or injurious to the interests and welfare of the organization or otherwise violated the club”s code of conduct, may be subject to expulsion, a Special Meeting of the Board of Directors shall be called upon no less than  two weeks’ notice, to give the alleged offender an opportunity to be heard in his defense or in mitigation. Following such opportunity, the Board shall vote by ballot , on a disposition of the matter, up to including expulsion. A member may appeal from an adverse decision of the Board to the general membership, at a Special Meeting called for such purpose. It shall require a two-thirds majority vote of those members in good standing present at the Special meeting by ballot, to reverse the decision of the Board. 

 2.The membership may act independent of the Board of Directors to terminate the membership of a member. Any member may call for a hearing into alleged conduct of a member that may warrant expulsion. A hearing may be held by the membership upon a majority vote. Following a hearing to permit the alleged offending member an opportunity to explain in their defense or mitigation, upon a motion, duly made and seconded, a two-thirds majority vote of the membership present at a General Meeting shall be sufficient to terminate a membership.

3. In the event that a member is terminated from membership ,the member shall forfeit all paid dues and fees and assessments.

4.  Any member may resign by written resignation sent to the recording secretary. Resignation shall not relieve a member of unpaid dues, or other charges, fees or assessments that previously accrued. 

5. Nothing in this Article VII shall prohibit a former member from re-applying to join the club. A former member seeking to re-join the club shall submit a new application and be subject to all the requirements set for prospective members, before their application may be presented to the General membership, pursuant to Article III.

ARTICLE IX

ASSETS

1. In the event of dissolution, the distribution, the assets of the organization shall be liquidated, and proceeds of the liquidation shall be first used to pay any necessary costs (such as publication costs, filing fees with the Department of state, professional fees due to accountants, attorneys, and the like) , taxes, governmental assessments, and secured liabilities then due. The remainder of the assets to be sold. Funds that remain after all liabilities are secured, would be returned to the General Fund, then distributed to the current members in good standing on a pro-rated basis, based on the number of years of membership.

2. Proceeds from the regular sale of any club assets, authorized by the Board of Directors, shall be returned to the General Fund.

3. No officer or member shall contract for any financial obligations without the express authorization by the Board of Directors.

ARTICLE X

AMENDMENTS

1. Any amendment to this constitution must be presented at two consecutive general meetings of the organization. All members shall be notified in writing sent by First Class Mail or by electronic mail together with notice posted to the clubs website at least seven days prior to said meetings Only members in good standing may vote for an amendment to the club constitution and members in good standing may only vote once. A Member may vote by written proxy at either, or both consecutive amending meetings.

2. Any by-laws necessary to the operation of the organization may be initiated and passed at any regular meeting by a two-thirds vote of members in good standing present.

3. Any by-laws may be amended or rescinded at any regular meeting by a two-thirds vote of members in good standing present. However, all members in good standing shall be notified by First Class United States Mail, or by electronic mail together with notice posted to the club website, at least seven (7) days prior to the general meeting, that a vote on such by-laws change will be considered

Approved by majority vote of Members attending the November 7, 2022 General Meeting.