November 7, 2000
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.
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
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
Roberts 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.
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.
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
Roberts 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.
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.
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.