The Green Mountain Water Skiers do hereby certify that the attached Bylaws were adopted August 8, 2018 by the unanimous vote of our members and officers. These Bylaws do constitute the organizing document of the Green Mountain Water Skiers as of May 1, 2018.
ARTICLE I – PURPOSE AND NAME
Section 1. The name of this club shall be GREEN MOUNTAIN WATER SKIERS.
Section 2. The purpose of the GREEN MOUNTAIN WATER SKIERS is to promote the sport of water skiing through group participation, sponsoring exhibitions, shows, tournaments, and associated recreational activities for the mutual benefit of the members, to stimulate interest in water skiing among non-skiers in the community, and to work for greater safety in water skiing. It is established as a non-profit organization.
ARTICLE II- MEMBERSHIP
Section 1. Membership in the GREEN MOUNTAIN WATER SKIERS shall be open to any individuals who are interested in water skiing.The Club does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin (ancestry), religion (creed), gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, or military status in any of its activities or operations.
Section 2. Application for membership in the club shall be made in the manner prescribed by the Officers. The membership application, in its approved form, shall contain an agreement to abide by the by-laws of the club. The application shall be forwarded to an officer and the applicant shall then become a club member upon payment of club dues.
Section 3. Membership in the club may be terminated for non-payment of dues by action of the Board of Directors. Termination of the membership of any member shall not release the said member from the obligation to pay all dues owed to the end of the period of membership. Membership may also be terminated for any reason by a three-quarter vote of members of the club present at any meeting.
ARTICLE III – MANAGEMENT
Section 1. The management of the Club shall be vested in the Board of Directors. They shall have entire authority in the management of affairs and finance of the Corporation and have general control of all its property.
Section 2. Any member of the Board of Directors who neglects to perform his duties may be removed from office by majority vote at a meeting of the Club.
Section 3. Board members shall serve without compensation.
ARTICLE IV – OFFICES AND DUTIES
Section 1. The elective officers shall be elected by the members at their annual spring meeting as the first order of “New Business” and shall hold office for the term of one year or until their successors shall have been elected and qualified.
Section 2. The elective offices of the club shall be: President, Vice-president, Secretary, Treasurer, and a three-member Board of Directors.
Section 3. The President shall preside at all meetings of the club; Shall appoint committee chairmen; Represent or delegate authority to represent the organization, including mailings and correspondence; Have general supervision of affairs of the Club.
Section 4. The Vice-president, during the absence or incapacity of the President, shall perform the duties and have the powers of the President.
Section 5. Treasurer, shall keep all the records and accounts of the Club and have charge of its funds. He/she shall keep all funds in a bank account approved by the Board of Directors and in the name of the Club. He/she shall disburse the funds of the Club under the direction of the Board of Directors. A treasurer’s report shall also be presented at annual and special meetings.
Section 6. Secretary, shall be responsible for the minutes of all meetings of the general membership as well as the rosters and attendance.
Section 7. The Board of Directors shall be composed of members, elected by and from the voting members of the Club as follows:
A. The four elected officers.
B. Three Directors with responsibilities which may include the following according to the current needs of the Club:
- Director of Special Activities, shall coordinate with committees all Club events.
- Director of Safety, shall oversee club events and ensure that safe practices in accordance to state and local regulations and common sense are adhered to, and shall represent the Club when necessary to seek changes in safety legislation.
- Director of Membership, shall perform member outreach and Club growth.
- Director at Large, to work with the other board members in the general management of the Club.
Section 8. Committees such as Tournament, Ski Show, Equipment, Safety, Social, Publicity, Fund Raising, etc. may be formed. In each case the duties of the respective committee shall be clearly stated.
ARTICLE V – FISCAL YEAR
Section 1. The fiscal year of the Club shall be coincident with the calendar year, January through December.
ARTICLE VI- BUDGET
Section 1. The Board shall generate a proposed budget from needed expenditures identified at or prior to the annual meeting as well as a spending guideline for unanticipated expenditures for the following year. It may be reviewed and is subject to revision at meetings of the Board of Directors. The Board shall not obligate the Club in excess of the approved budget or spending guideline.
ARTICLE VII- DUES
Section 1. The dues of membership to the Club and the method of payment thereof shall be determined at each annual meeting.
ARTICLE VIII- MEETINGS
Section 1. The Annual Meeting of the Club shall be held on a date mutually agreed upon by the Board of Directors from May 1 to May 31.
Section 2. Special and virtual meetings of the members shall be held as designated by the Board.
Section 3. Written notices of the place, day, and hour of the meetings of the members shall be prepared and distributed to the membership by the President or his/her delegate among the Officers, with notification to the membership at least 30 days in advance. Email is the official means of communication; a member must request an alternate method in writing if email is not acceptable.
Section 4. A majority of the Board members shall constitute a quorum. Any action taken at an annual or special meeting shall require a majority vote of those present. Any action taken at a virtual meeting shall require a majority of votes received in advance.
Section 5. The Board of Directors shall meet as directed by the President or when requested by a majority of the Directors. Notice of board meetings shall be sent to each Board member a minimum of 5 days before the scheduled meeting.
ARTICLE IX – AMENDMENTS
Section 1. These By-laws may be amended at any meeting of the Club by a majority vote of the members attending such meetings, providing a notice of such proposed amendments shall have been mailed to each member with notice of the meeting at which the amendment or amendments are to be considered.