The purpose of this organization is to provide help and support
to users of the Macintosh Operating system and Hardware.
A. To become an active member of this organization, an application for membership must be completed and signed along with payment of yearly dues.
B. Any person who agrees to support the activities and purpose of this organization, and having paid their annual dues for membership qualifies as an "Active Member".
A. The Club Board shall consist of Officers who shall be active members.
B. The officers of this club shall consist of a duly elected President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer and Representative at-large.
C. The governing and management of the organization shall be vested in The Board.
A. A nominating committee shall be appointed by the President prior to the election of the Officers. The committee shall nominate at least one candidate for each position to be filled. Other nominations from the floor are also to be considered and voted upon after being accepted by each nominee.
B. Election of Officers shall be done yearly. The election is to be held at the May meeting. Election shall be done by active members in good standing who are present. No proxy voting will be permitted. The new Officers will assume their duties at the June meeting.
C. In the event, for any reason, a position is vacated by any Officer, the remaining members of the Board shall appoint an active member for the interim period prior to the next general meeting, at which time an election will be held to fill the vacated position. The missing of three (3) consecutive meetings by an officer shall be deemed reason for removal from the board.
A. The President's duties shall be to act as the Chief Executive Officer of the organization and shall, in general, be subject to the control of The Board in supervising the affairs of the organization.
B. The President will insure compliance with the By-Laws, other rules, and resolutions of the membership. Serve as the presiding officer at all meetings of the Board; serve as an ex-official member of all committees and countersign all checks on behalf of the organization or in his absence, have the Secretary or Vice President sign.
C. The President shall appoint all committees and chair persons.
A. The duties of the Vice-President are to assume the normal duties of the President in his/her absence. He/she shall advise and consult with the President and assume any other duties assigned by the Board .
A. The Secretary shall keep minutes of all meetings of the Board. Meetings may be taped.
B. Confirm that a quorum of the Board members is present before a meeting is opened for business. A quorum for a Board meetings is three (3) active members.
C. Shall keep on file and provide for each meeting a copy of the By-Laws, additional rules or resolutions and minutes designated. In addition shall act as custodian of all such records and make an orderly transfer to a successor.
A. The Treasurer shall collect all monies paid as dues or other sources to the organization. Receipts shall be given upon payment by members.
B. Shall be the custodian of all funds of the organization and deposit them in a bank.
C. Shall disperse such funds only with the approval of the Board or the Membership except for petty cash items not to exceed $20.00.
D. Shall prepare a financial statement for each meeting or upon request of the President or the Board . Prepare and keep an up-to-date membership roster.
E. Shall maintain adequate records of all income and disbursements, keeping on file all receipts for any transactions. These records are to be kept open to any active member.
F. Shall co-operate in an annual audit of the accounts by request of a committee appointed by the President.
G. Shall issue and sign all checks which must also be countersigned by the President, Vice-President or the Secretary.
A. Shall serve on committees as appointed by the President.
Any member may be expelled for good cause upon charges brought by five (5) active
members, provided he/she is given TWO WEEKS WRITTEN NOTICE for an opportunity to be heard in his own defense before a three (3) person committee appointed by the President. Said committee will be presented with and hear any testimony or information from any source it deems relevant in reaching its conclusions. Said committee will report its findings and recommendations to the Board at a special board meeting occurring not less than two (2) weeks following the filing of charges brought in writing. A decision will be rendered by a 2/3 majority of those Board Members present voting by secret ballot. ( If charges are brought against the President, the Vice President shall appoint the committee. ) DECISION IS FINAL.
Resignation: Any member may resign at any time.
A. The Officers shall serve without compensation except for necessary expenses incurred on behalf of the organization, and approved by the Board .
B. No active member of this organization shall be personally liable for any debts, obligations or liabilities of the organization.
At the June meeting the Board shall submit an audit for the previous year and a " tentative budget" for the next year.
A. The time and place of regular meetings shall be determined by the BOARD.
B. The time and place of any Board or special meeting shall be determined by the President. The President shall call a Board or special meeting if requested by two (2) Board Members or five (5) at large active members.
C. CLUB MEETINGS are held on the third Thursday of every month, in the Fireside Room of the FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH in Yuba City, Hwy 20 and George Washington Blvd. Board meets at 6:30 pm , Program at 7:00 pm .
A. Amount and payment of dues shall be set by the Board.
B. Annual dues of this club shall be $24.00 and collected July 1st.
C. Dues will be prorated from the date of membership. ($2.00 per mo.)
Article X Appeals to the Board
The board will be responsible to hear all grievances if requested by five (5) at large active members. An appeal may be made to the Board to review any decisions by The Board. The Board will discuss the matter, reviewing their action and reason for the decision. The Board will endorse the action or ask to rehear the issues. Any action by the BOARD may be over turned by a two-thirds vote of the active members present.
A. These By-Laws may be amended by the board which shall present proposed amendments in writing at the next regular meeting. Adoption of such an amendment shall require a majority vote of the members present. These By-Laws or amendments become effective immediately upon adoption by the membership present.