These officers shall be nominated by a voting member of the Club at or prior to the Annual Meeting and elected by a majority vote of those present at the Annual Meeting for a term of one year.
All balloting shall be secret for any office where there are two or more candidates nominated.
If a vacancy shall exist for any reason, there shall be a special election to fill the unexpired term. Candidates shall be nominated and elected in the same manner as the officers are annually elected.
The President shall be responsible for conducting the business of the Springfield Bicycle Club. The President shall name all committee chairpersons, with the approval of a majority of the Officers of the Club.
The Board of Directors will determine the dues. Changes in dues must be approved by a majority of the voting members at a regular Club meeting.
The Board of Directors shall be composed of the President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Newsletter Editor, Chairpersons of standing committees and Chairpersons of special committees, or their appointed representatives.
The Springfield Bicycle Club shall hold a State of Illinois charter for a not-for-profit organization.
The Springfield Bicycle Club shall be a member of the League of American Wheelmen.
At any meeting, bylaws may be introduced by any voting Club member. Such bylaws will be effective by a simple majority vote of those voting members present.
An amendment to the Constitution may be proposed in writing to all voting Club members at least thirty (30) days before ratification.
An amendment may be ratified at any meeting by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the voting club members. Absentee balloting will be allowed on any amendment to the Constitution.
BYLAWS (updated January 4, 2005)
Regular meetings of the Club may be held monthly.
Special meetings may be called as set forth in the Constitution and the object of the meeting shall be stated in the call and no other business shall be transacted.
Board of Directors’ meetings shall be held monthly. 50% of the Directors present shall constitute a quorum. The President shall act as the chairperson of Board meetings and shall have an equal vote.
The fiscal year of the Club shall commence at the September meeting and shall end on the same month of the succeeding calendar year.
The Board of Directors of the Club shall have immediate management and control of the affairs of the Club
The Board of Directors will include the officers and the persons elected to the following positions:
Other committees may be set up as necessary.
The President with the approval of the Board of Directors shall determine duties of the Committees of the Club. Committee Chairpersons shall select the members of the committee they chair from the membership of the Club.
Elected board members - shall hold office twelve (12) months or until their successors are - installed.
Duties of the board members are: