Article 1: Organization Name
Name: THE SIERRA FOOTHILLS CYCLING CLUB, referred to hereafter as the CLUB. The CLUB is a non-profit
corporation under the laws of the State of California, 237106, Social and Recreational.
Article 2: 0bjectives
- To encourage the use of the
bicycle for recreation, health and as an alternative means of
transportation for all age groups.
- To publicize the value of
bicycling for health, recreation and as a participatory and spectator sport.
- To furnish information and
education pertaining to safe, skillful and enjoyable use of the bicycle.
- To advocate for favorable
legislation and facilities which enhance the safety and employment of the
bicycle as a transportation and recreational vehicle.
- To provide a social group in
which individuals interested in all aspects of bicycling may participate.
- To organize and sponsor
Article 3: General
The CLUB shall be non-partisan, non-profit and non-discriminatory
as to gender, age, race, color, religion, creed, or national origin.
Article 4: Membership
The requirements for membership in the CLUB are limited to
payment of annual dues.
Membership in the CLUB shall be in four categories as follows:
- Individual: Persons 18 years
and above in age or under 18 years with consent of parent or guardian.
- Family: A family shall
include an individual's spouse, living partner and children
under 18 years of age.
- Charter: One of the original members when the club
- Honorary: Such membership may
be awarded to a person, generally not involved in CLUB activities or
membership, who has done something outstanding and notable for the CLUB
and/or any phase of cycling. Privileges and obligations referred to
elsewhere in the Constitution and BY-LAWS do not apply to this membership
classification, but would include recognition as deemed appropriate by the
Lifetime: Such membership may
be conferred by the Board on any person who has rendered extraordinary
service or who has made an outstanding contribution to the CLUB or any
phase of cycling. It may only be awarded to a person who is or has been
active in CLUB activities and participates in CLUB affairs. This award
will include all benefits, privileges and responsibilities of individual
membership, but would not require any payment of dues.
- Any member may
nominate someone for this Award.
- Such nominee must be
approved by the Board.
- The CLUB may not appoint more than one Honorary Member per calendar year.
- Any member may nominate
someone for this Award.
- Such nominee must be
approved by the Board.
- The CLUB may not
appoint more than one Lifetime Membership per year.
Membership benefits include listing on the club roster, potential sponsor discounts,
regular notification of Club rides and other activities, opportunities to lead
rides and other privileges of membership as are decided upon by the club.
CLUB membership shall terminate upon:
- Non-payment of CLUB dues
- Member's resignation
- Executive Board's determination
for activities detrimental to the CLUB's
interest. The member is entitled to a hearing before the Executive Board
between 15 and 30 days after notice of the Executive Board's intent to
terminate the individual's membership. Membership termination shall be by
a unanimous determination of the Executive Board that the member's actions
are detrimental to the CLUB's interests and
termination will be effective immediately.
Article 5: Voting
All members are entitled to vote on all CLUB business. A member
must be present to vote.
Article 6: Officers
The CLUB shall have the following officers who can be nominated
by current members and elected by a majority vote of those present at the
regular meeting in the month of November. The officers shall hold office for a
period of one year commencing January 1 of the following year.
- President: The
President shall be the chief official representative at all functions,
preside at meeting of the Executive Board and General Membership, appoint
committee directors, oversee committee activities, expedite CLUB business,
provide leadership in accomplishing the objectives of the CLUB and perform
other duties as set forth in the BY-LAWS.
- Vice President:
The Vice President will assist the President in liaison and other duties
and shall perform duties of the President
in the absence or incapacity of the President.
- Secretary: The
Secretary shall be responsible for the archives of the CLUB, including the
recording of and maintaining minutes and records of meetings and
correspondence for the club.
- Treasurer: The
Treasurer shall be responsible for the collection, safe keeping,
accounting of, reporting on and the dispersal of all CLUB funds in strict
accordance with the BY-LAWS of the CLUB and rules adopted by the Executive
Board and such additional duties as may be set forth in the BY-LAWS.
- Ride Director:
The Ride Director shall be responsible for planning and supervising
organized bicycle rides and duties as may be set forth in the BY-LAWS.
- Membership Director: The
Membership Director shall be responsible for development and maintenance
of CLUB membership applications, receipt and processing of applications,
maintenance of current CLUB roster and such other duties related to
membership as described in the By-Laws
- Committee Directors as
appointed by the President shall be responsible for those duties inherent
in their respective committees as defined by the By-Laws or the Executive
- Immediate Past
President: The person who served as President most recently
shall automatically serve on the Executive Board for a period of one year.
The officers listed above shall constitute the Executive Board,
which shall be responsible for the day to day operations of the CLUB.
If an office becomes vacant it shall be filled by the Executive
Board until the next regular election.
An officer may be considered for removal from duties for
inactivity or conduct detrimental to the position or to the CLUB at the written
petition of one third of the CLUB membership or by vote of five sixths of the
Executive Board. The officer shall be given a 30 day notice of a hearing at the
next general meeting and if a majority,(50%) of those
present concur, the officer shall be removed from office at that time.
Article 7: Meetings
The Executive Board shall meet monthly or as necessary to
fulfill the duties of the Board.
The CLUB shall have general business meetings monthly or as the
Executive Board determines. A Special Meeting may be called at anytime the
President deems needed or shall be called upon request by written petition of
ten percent of the membership. The place of the meeting shall be announced in
advance of each meeting. A quorum shall not be less than 25% of the members at
an announced meeting.
Article 8: Amendments and Revisions
This CONSTITUTION may be amended by adding a new ARTICLE or
revised by changing a current ARTICLE at any regular or special business
meeting by a two thirds vote of those present provided that written advance
notice of the proposed amendment or revision has been furnished the membership
not less than fifteen days in advance of the meeting.
Article 9: Adoption
This CONSTITUTION shall be adopted upon acceptance by two thirds
of the membership present at a regular club meeting.