(June 2009 Revision)
Article I. PURPOSE:
The purpose of the Fresno Commodore User Group is to serve
the members who are users of Commodore computers.
Article II. MEMBERSHIP:
The membership shall be open to all persons interested in
Commodore computers, and who are interested in developing their
use through an exchange of ideas.
Dues shall be twelve dollars per year, per family,
change in dues shall be approved in the month prior to the
effective date of the change.
Notice of the change shall be printed in the club
newsletter and announced at least one month prior to the club
Article IV. MEMBERSHIP
YEAR: The membership
covers twelve months starting with the month joined.
Article V. MEETINGS:
Regular meetings of the Fresno Commodore User Group shall
be held as determined by the Executive Committee, with input from
members. Special meetings may be called by the Executive Committee
or the members present at any regular meeting.
Article VI. OFFICERS:
The officers shall consist of a President, Vice President,
Secretary, Treasurer and up to three Board Members.
One or more positions may be combined at the discretion of
the Executive Committee. These
officers shall comprise the Executive Committee. All officers
shall serve without compensation.
Terms of Office: All
terms shall be one year.
preside at all meetings of the Fresno Commodore User Group
including the Executive Committee.
VICE PRESIDENT: shall
preside in the absence of the President and shall serve as program
keep all books, receive and disperse all funds, and shall report
at least annually to the membership on the financial health of the
Fresno Commodore User Group.
perform secretarial duties as directed by the board of directors.
BOARD MEMBERS: shall
attend all Executive Committee meetings and with the other
officers oversee the business affairs of the Fresno Commodore User
STAFF MEMBERS: shall be voluntary and appointed, and shall be
allowed to participate in the decisions of the Executive Committee.
. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:
The Executive Committee shall oversee the business affairs of
the Fresno Commodore User Group.
It shall meet as deemed necessary to conduct business.
A quorum shall consist of those members present.
Article VIII. ELECTIONS:
Election of officers shall take place at the December
meeting. Nominations may
be made from the floor provided the person being nominated has
agreed to the nomination in advance. When the active membership
regularly participating in meetings is less than five persons,
election of officers may be by acclamation, when approved by the
Article IX. VACANCIES:
Vacancies will occur thirty days following notice received by
the Executive Committee. Vacancies
will be filled by the membership at the next regular meeting.
Article X. FINANCES: All
checks shall be signed by either the Treasurer or the President.
No check shall exceed the sum of $250.00 except by a vote of
two thirds of the membership attending the regular meetings.
Article XI. QUORUM:
At regular meetings, a quorum shall consist of those members
Article XII. AMENDMENTS:
These Bylaws may be amended or altered by a two‑thirds
majority of the members present at the regular meeting under the
quorum provisions of Article XII.
Article XIII. COPYRIGHTS:
The Fresno Commodore User Group has taken the position that
it is illegal to sell or otherwise distribute copies of copyrighted
software or publications without the express permission of the
author or publisher. Under
this position the Fresno Commodore User Group specifically prohibits
the sale or distribution of said copies during a meeting over which
the Club has responsibility.
Article XIV. DISSOLUTION:
Fresno Commodore User Group shall use its funds to accomplish
the objectives and purposes specified in these Bylaws, and no part
of said funds shall inure, or be distributed to the members of the
group. On dissolution of
Fresno Commodore User Group, any funds or property remaining shall
be distributed to one or more non‑profit organization
as chosen by the Executive Committee.