Fresno Commodore User Group Bylaws

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(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.

Article III .  DUES:  Dues shall be twelve dollars per year, per family, non‑refundable.  Each 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 vote.

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.

A.  Terms of Office:  All terms shall be one year.  

B.  PRESIDENT:  Shall preside at all meetings of the Fresno Commodore User Group including the Executive Committee. 

C.  VICE PRESIDENT:  shall preside in the absence of the President and shall serve as program chairperson.  

D.  TREASURER:  shall 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.

E.  SECRETARY:  shall perform secretarial duties as directed by the board of directors. 

F.  BOARD MEMBERS:  shall attend all Executive Committee meetings and with the other officers oversee the business affairs of the Fresno Commodore User Group.

G.  STAFF MEMBERS: shall be voluntary and appointed, and shall be allowed to participate in the decisions of the Executive Committee.

Article VII .  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 Executive Committee.

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 present.

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.

 
 

 

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