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.

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, with a view toward a better knowledge on the part of such citizens of the safe handling and proper care of firearms, as well as improved marksmanship. It shall be our further object and purpose to promote the development of the characteristics of 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 vote of the Board of Directors, on unanimous approval of members present, an 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 a vote of the Board of Directors, on unanimous approval of members present, 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. Effective April 1, 1981 a Regular Member in good standing shall be eligible for Life Membership provided he as been an active member for twenty consecutive years and attained the age of sixty-two years.

4. The Board of Directors shall be empowered to establish membership quotas and limits.

As Amended November 3, 1986 & November 4, 2002.

ARTICLE IV

DUES AND ASSESSMENTS

1. The annual dues and initiation fees shall be set forth by the Board of Directors subject to the approval by two-thirds of members voting at a regular meeting.

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

3. Any member in arrears as of March 15th of each year shall be dropped from membership in the organization. Any member so dropped from the organization must submit an application for re-admission to the club, to be considered at the next regular meeting of the club.

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

5. 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.

As amended October 5, 1987, May 2, 1988 & November 4, 2002

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.

2. Regular meetings shall be held monthly. The Board of Directors shall have the power to waive Regular Meetings, but not more than two successive monthly meetings shall be waived. The membership shall be notified of any waived meeting.

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, 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.

As amended November 4, 2002

ARTICLE VI

OFFICERS

1. The officers of the organization shall be President, Vice President, Second Vice President, Third Vice President, Recording Secretary, Financial 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 box at the Annual Meeting of the organization and hold office for one year or until their successors take office. In the event of a vacancy of any office before expiration of the term, the President shall appoint a successor to the position 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. Board meeting shall be held at least once a month. A meeting of the Board may be called by the President or any five (5) Directors. All Board members to receive proper notification. 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 regular 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 his office. He shall see to it that a monthly newsletter is sent to the general membership.

2. Vice President: The Vice President shall perform the duties of the President in his absence or at his request. He 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. He shall retain and possess custody of all books and papers of the organization. He shall conduct all official correspondence of the Club and generate and send reports required by the National Rifle Association and the Civilian Marksmanship Program. He shall notify all members of Special and Annual meetings as required by Article V.

6. Financial Secretary: The Financial Secretary shall maintain a current membership roster and record of dues payments. He shall be responsible for notifying all delinquent members of their arrears and pursue collections due to a proper conclusion. All applications for membership shall be made to him. He shall forward to the National Rifle Association an up-to-date membership list as and when required for National Rifle Association reaffiliation purposes. He 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 for payment of such bills as shall have been approved by the Board of Directors. . He 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 regular meetings. The Treasurer shall be responsible for the timely filing of the proper Federal Tax report for exempt corporations due the Internal Revenue Service. He 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.

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. He 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 shall be subject to expulsion from the organization. Upon a determination that a member’s conduct warrants expulsion, a Special Meeting of the Board of Directors shall be called upon two weeks notice, giving the alleged offender an opportunity to be heard in his defense or in mitigation. Following such opportunity, the Board shall vote by ballot whether to terminate membership. 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 present, by ballot, to reverse the decision of the Board.

ARTICLE IX

ASSETS

1. In the event of dissolution, the distribution of any assets of the organization, members entitled to vote shall share equally in the distribution of such assets.

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 regular meetings of the organization. All members shall be notified in writing sent by First Class Mail at least seven days prior to said meetings. A two-thirds vote of those members in good standing present at the meeting for approval at both meetings shall be necessary for amending the constitution. Such amendment shall become effective upon filing the amendment with the office of the Secretary of State of New York, and its approval. A member may vote by written proxy at either but not both of the two 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, at least seven (7) days prior to the regular meeting, that a vote on such by-laws change will be considered

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