Bylaws

SADDLEBROOKE SWIM CLUB BYLAWS

ARTICLE 1 – NAME

The name of this club/organization shall be the SaddleBrooke Swim Club, a non-profit club/organization (hereinafter referred to as “The Club”).

ARTICLE 2 – MISSION STATEMENT/PURPOSE

The purpose of The Club is to encourage all SaddleBrooke residents who are interested in swimming for exercise, recreation or the opportunity to participate in competitive events, with an environment dedicated to promoting the sport of swimming.

ARTICLE 3 – AUTHORITY AND LIMITATIONS

The Club will operate as an instrumentality of SaddleBrooke Homeowners Association #2, hereinafter referred to as SBHOA#2, in compliance with its by-laws and regulations, but will not conduct business or obligate funds in the name of SBHOA#2.

ARTICLE 4 – MEMBERSHIP

Section 1 Eligibility - No person shall be denied membership because of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion or national origin.

A.    Members

Membership shall be open to any person who is a resident in good standing of SaddleBrooke HOA#1, HOA#2, SaddleBrooke Ranch, including renters.

Section 2 Annual Dues (The Club’s year is from October 1 to September 30)

A.    Dues: Shall be $10 per year per membership, payable on or before October 31st. Members joining after November 1st  shall pay their annual dues upon joining. If a member joins mid-year (April or later) the dues will be $5. If a member joins in the last quarter (July – September), dues will be $10 and considered paid for that quarter, as well as the following year.

Section 3 Membership Privileges

A.    Any member shall be entitled to vote at any regular or special meeting of the

Club, and to participate in all Club events. Club business shall be decided by a majority vote of those present and voting, or electronically when applicable.

ARTICLE 5 – OFFICERS

Section 1. The Officers of the Club shall consist of the following:
President, Vice-President, and Secretary-Treasurer.

Section 2. Term of Office: All elected officers and committee chairmen shall hold office for a term of two years.

ARTICLE 6 – NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS

Section 1. Prior to the meeting for the purposes of election of officers, the Board shall appoint a Nominating Committee Chairman. The Committee Chairperson shall appoint members to this committee.  Any member in good standing will be welcome to join this committee. The slate of officers proposed by the Nominating Committee shall be posted electronically, or by regular mail when e-mail is unavailable.

Section 2. Once the Nominating Committee has posted a slate for election, any member of The Club may nominate additional candidates, with the consent of the nominee, within one week of the posting. If any additional candidates are nominated, then the new slate of candidates must be posted for two weeks before the elections can be held.

Section 3. A majority of those members, present and voting, at the semi-annual Spring meeting shall elect the Officers by written ballot. If a member will be absent from the meeting, they may vote electronically by e-mailing the Chairman of the Nominating Committee prior to the election. A majority of membership votes shall elect. In the case of multiple candidates for a given office, the candidate with the greatest number of membership votes shall be elected.

ARTICLE 7 – GOVERNING BODY

Section 1. The governing body of The Club is the Board of Directors, hereinafter referred to as “The Board”, which consists of the following elected officers: President, Vice-President, Secretary-Treasurer and past president.

Section 2. It shall be the duty of The Board to conduct, manage and control the affairs and business of The Club between meetings of the regular membership.

Section 3. Meetings:

A.    The Board shall meet as often as deemed necessary.

B.     There shall be a joint meeting of the outgoing and incoming Boards held after the Election meeting and before the Regular meeting.

Section 4. Quorum – Three (3) Members of the Board shall constitute a quorum.

Section 5. Vacancies – The Board shall fill by appointment, vacancies occurring in any office, other than the Presidency. Should the President resign, the Vice-President will automatically assume that office.

ARTICLE 8 – DUTIES OF OFFICERS

Section 1. PRESIDENT

The President shall be the chief administrator of the Club and shall plan the agenda of and preside over all meetings; shall be ex-officio a member of all committees, except the Nominating Committee: shall appoint, with Board approval, the Chairpersons of Committees, and at the direction of Board or membership, shall appoint special committees. In addition, the President shall co-ordinate scheduled facilities usage with the Recreation and Activities Committee as required.

Section 2. VICE-PRESIDENT

The Vice-President shall assist the President and shall, in his/her absence, perform the duties of that office. …). The Vice-President is responsible for coordinating The Club’s presence at the annual SaddleBrooke Activities Fair. This involves: setting up the table with The Club’s banner and informational materials; and, obtaining club members to cover the table and answer questions from the public.

Unless delegated to another club member, the Vice-President shall be responsible for the ordering and sales of all of The Club merchandise (t-shirts, swim caps, parkas, etc

Section 3. SECRETARY-TREASURER

The Secretary-Treasurer shall record the minutes of regular and special meetings of The Board and membership; shall be in charge of all records of The Club; shall be responsible for correspondence as required by the members of The Board; and shall make available, in written or verbal form, any reports required by the SBHOA#2 Board. The Secretary-Treasurer shall also be responsible for collecting the annual dues of the members and other monies, if required. The Secretary-Treasurer shall pay all bills owed by The Club, and shall present a financial report to The Board or membership as requested.

ARTICLE 9 – COMMITTEES

Section 1.  Standing Committees:

To be appointed when deemed necessary.

ARTICLE 10 – FISCAL AND FINANCE

Section 1. The fiscal year shall be October 1st through September 30th

Section 2. The Secretary-Treasurer, and at least one other officer shall be authorized to sign checks or use a credit card for up to $150. To write checks or use a credit card for greater than $150,  shall require written/electronic approval of The Board.

ARTICLE 11 – MEETINGS

Section 1. Board meetings shall be held as deemed necessary.

Section 2. Scheduled membership meetings shall be held twice a year at a convenient date in October, and a convenient date in March or April. Additional meetings may be requested by any member who contacts The Board with a related issue of interest to the membership.

Section 3. The President shall post scheduled meeting dates via e-mail, or regular mail when e-mail is unavailable, ten days prior to such meeting date.

ARTICLE 12 – AMENDMENTS

These by-laws may be amended by a two-thirds (2/3) of the votes cast by the members either using electronic polling (or paper ballot if e-mail is unavailable), or at a regular or “special” meeting of The Club, provided written notice of each proposed amendment, or proposed new by-laws, have been posted two (2) weeks prior to the meeting.

ARTICLE 13 – LIABILITIES

A vote of the members will be taken before any liabilities are assumed by The Board in excess of $150. A simple majority (obtained by either a show of hands, electronic polling, or paper ballot if e-mail is unavailable) of the memberships voting will be considered binding. The Club cannot assume a debt greater than its cash assets.

ARTICLE 14 – DISSOLUTION

If dissolution is contemplated, the members will be electronically polled (or paper ballot if e-mail is unavailable) for their vote on the issue. A simple majority of those voting shall be sufficient to dissolve the organization. In the event of dissolution of The Club, all assets will be returned to the members in good standing. Dissolution will not be initiated until all outstanding debts are satisfied. The President may direct the use of any and all assets to satisfy outstanding debts, provided the majority of The Club membership has voted for the President to do so.