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By-Laws
Number 1. 
November 7, 2000

ARTICLE I
MEMBERS.

A. MEMBERSHIP shall consist of individual members and affiliated clubs.
 1. Individual  - Shall be admitted to membership after application in approved
    form and dues are submitted
 2. Affiliated clubs - affiliated clubs shall be admitted to membership after 
    application in approved form and dues are submitted.
B. DUES.    Individual and affiliated club dues shall be as set from time to 
   time by the Board of Directors.

ARTICLE II
MEETINGS OF MEMBERS

A. ANNUAL MEETING OF MEMBERS. The annual meeting of members of this Association
   may be held each calendar year during the period of a National Championship 
   Tournament at such time and place as may be designated by Board of Directors
   and specified in the notice of such meeting. A written notice of any annual
   or special meeting or publication thereof in the official publication of the
   Association shall be deemed sufficient, if either is deposited in the mails
   not less than 20 days, nor more than 60 days prior to such meeting addressed
   to the members of the respective addresses appearing on the records of the 
   Association 
B. QUORUM. At any annual or special meeting of the members, Twenty (25%) percent
   of the members in person or by proxy shall constitute a quorum to transact any
   and all business. Meetings of the meetings will be held in accordance with 
   Robert’s Rules of Order.
C. BOARD OF DIRECTORS may, from time to time, submit by mail specific questions
   for advisory purposes only, Such questions shall be sent by mail, not less 
   than 1 0 days nor more than 30 days prior to a meeting of the Board of Directors
   at which the matter shall be acted upon.

ARTICLE III
REGIONS

A. REGIONS. There shall be 6 regions, as follows: North Eastern, South Eastern,
   North Central, South Central, North western, and South Western.. The Business 
   Manager shall maintain a membership list by region with the addresses of each member.


ARTICLE IV
DIRECTORS.

A. ELECTION OF DIRECTORS.
 1. The Board of Directors shall be composed of the Match Directors from each Sanctioned club.
 2. Any Director shall be at least 18 years of age.
 3. The official publication of the Rimfire Benchrest Association shall list the Board of Directors
B. DUTIES OF DIRECTORS. The Directors shall conduct the business of Rimfire Benchrest 
   Association and shall meet at least once a year during the week of the Nationals, 
   or at some other time as determined by the Board, at a site to be selected by the Board,
   or by mail or conference call. All directors shall be notified by the President by mail 
   at least 30 days prior to the meeting. Meetings will be conducted accordance with 
   Robert’s Rules of Order. The Board of Directors will elect officers: a President,
   a Business Manager, and may elect an Executive Committee. The Board will be responsible
   for deciding by a simple majority vote any changes to the rules and By-laws of 
   Rimfire Benchrest Association.
C. VOTING OF DIRECTORS.
 1. Each Director shall have I vote. A quorum shall constitute a majority of all Directors.
 2. If a Director cannot attend the meeting of Rimfire Benchrest Association then he/she 
    may appoint another member from his/her club to represent him/her. 
 3. If any Director should die or resign during his/her term, then the Sanctioned Club shall
    appoint a new Director.
 4. Balloting by mail or conference call is allowed in cases where time does not allow for 
    delay of the action until the next Board Meeting. Mail ballots will be sent by the Business
    Manager to the Directors must be returned to the Business Manager within 14 days of receipt.


ARTICLE V
OFFICERS

A. The officers of the Association shall be elected by the Board of Directors, to serve at
   the will of the Directors. The President shall be elected by the Directors and the President
   will be a full voting member of the Board of Directors. The President may be a Match Director
   of an affiliated club, or any individual elected by the Board. The President of the 
   Association shall have full power and authority to appoint members of the Association to
   such committees, as he/she may deem advisable, to assign specific duties to such committees
   as he/she may consider in the best interest of the organization. The Board of Directors shall
   also appoint a Business manager who will serve as a Secretary, Treasurer, and statistician of
   Rimfire Benchrest Association and other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors. The 
   Business manager may also be a member of the Board of Directors and will serve as Business 
   Manager at the pleasure of the Board. The Board of Directors may elect an Executive Committee
   composed of four members of the Board of directors and the President to attend to the day to
   day business matters of the Rimfire Benchrest Association. The Executive Committee will not
   have authority to act for the Board of Directors in any matter involving a change to the 
   by-laws or rules. All such officers shall have such authority and duties as may be prescribed
   by the Board of Directors from time to time. The President shall cast a vote should a tie 
   occur on any matter.
A. The officers shall be elected at the annual meeting of the Board of Directors. 
C. In the event of the death or resignation of the President, Executive Committee member,
   or Business Manager, the vacancy shall be filled by a vote of the Board of Directors, 
   which may be done by mail without the necessity of calling a special meeting.
D. The President shall have the power, with Board of Directors approval and with substantial
   proof in writing or witnesses to prove dereliction of performance, to replace any Director
   not fulfilling the responsibility of his/her office to the best interest of the Association.

ARTICLE VI.

A. These by-laws may be amended, altered, repealed or suspended either in whole or in part
   by the affirmative action of a simple majority of the directors at any annual or special
   meeting at which a quorum of Directors is present.
B. The Association will publish a rule book from time to time establishing rules for the
   Conduct of tournaments, types of equipment to be used, and regulations for the conduct of
   the affairs of the Association.
C. These By-Laws will be included in such rule books as may be published by the Association
   from time to time.

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