|The Sacramento Amiga Computer Club is a nonprofit organization devoted to the sharing of knowledge and the understanding of the
Amiga computer and to assuring personal contact, education, and fellowship of the members.
- Membership will be open to all persons who share an interest in
the Amiga computer.
- There shall be four classes of membership:
- Lifetime (granted by the Board of Directors).
- Family. Regular membership shall include family members of the
- Active duty military personnel. Regular membership shall be a
half year long, renewable at half the yearly membership rate.
- Appropriate payment of dues is the only requirement of
memberships. This requirement may be waived in individual cases at
the discretion of the Board of Directors.
- All memberships are eligible to vote. Each paid membership is
entitled to one membership vote.
- Members must be present to cast a ballot.
- Officers will be elected by a plurality of those voting.
- Unless otherwise specified, election of officers shall be by
|By-Laws shall be developed, promulgated and maintained to
govern the business affairs of the club.
|All officers shall serve a term of one year.
- The President shall preside over all meetings and shall call
all such meetings to order at their appointed time.
- The President shall appoint committees, and perform such other
duties as the office requires.
- The President shall be responsible for relations with Amiga and
third party manufacturers and developers to arrange for
demonstrations and hardware/software for club review, and to obtain
special purchases for members.
- VICE PRESIDENT
- The Vice President shall perform the duties of the President in
the President's absence or inability to serve.
- The Vice President shall serve as administrative assistant,
program chairman, and parliamentarian.
- The Vice President shall be responsible to arrange for the
meeting place, agenda and coordination of events at the General
- The Vice President shall be responsible to draft policy
statements for the review and approval of the Board of
- The Secretary shall be responsible for all official
correspondence of the Club.
- The Secretary shall perform the duties of recording and
corresponding secretary, maintain the official files of the club,
take minutes at all Board of Directors Meetings and at any Business
Meeting of the general Membership meetings, and read and publish
same. The official club files shall include all club
correspondence, all literature addressed to the club, historical
files, all meeting minutes, annual membership roster received from
the Treasurer at the end of each year, and an annual list received
from the Librarian at the end of each year of all club library
disks, SIG reports and receive policy statements from the Vice
- The Secretary shall assume the duties of the Vice President in
his/her absence or inability to serve.
- The Treasurer shall be custodian of all funds.
- The Treasurer's name and the name of the President and
Secretary shall be on record with the bank or savings institution
at which funds are deposited.
- The Treasurer shall assure that a minimum of two (2) registered
signatures are required to withdraw club monies over the amount set
and approved by the Board of Directors.
- The Treasurer shall maintain accurate records of the monies for
- The Treasurer shall report monthly to the Board of Directors
the status of all club funds and the past months expenses.
- The Board of Directors shall arrange for an audit of the club's
books in December of each year or when the duties of Treasurer are
taken over by a new Treasurer.
- The Treasurer shall publish a complete report of the club's
financial standing annually prior to the Annual Business
- The Treasurer shall assure that any disbursement in excess of
$10.00 is supported by a voucher or receipt.
- There will be three Directors serving a one year terms.
- Directors will be elected every year.
- The Board of Directors will consist of the Club Officers and
- The past year's President shall be a non voting member of the
Board of Directors for one year.
- Day-to-day business of the Club will be conducted by the Board
of Directors, and chaired by the President.
- A quorum will be five members of the Board.
- Policies for the proper operation of the Club will be
established by the Board of Directors. Policies cannot and will not
directly violate the Constitution and By-Laws.
- ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING
- There will be an Annual Business Meeting at which Officers and
Directors will be elected.
- The Annual Business Meeting shall be held at the January
General Membership Meeting.
- Written notice of the time, place, and agenda of the Annual
Business Meeting will be sent to all members prior to the
- GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS
- There will be Monthly General Membership Meetings chaired by
- BOARD MEETINGS
- The Board of Directors will meet monthly at least one week
prior to the General Membership Meeting.
- All meetings of the Board of Directors will be open to the
general membership and will be announced to members.
- RULES OF ORDER
- Meetings will be governed by Robert's Rules of Order.
- BOARD MEMBERS
- Any member of the board may be removed from office for:
- Failure to attend three general membership/board of directors
meetings. Exceptions to this rule may be allowed if the Officer has
just cause and performs the function of their elected office to the
satisfaction of the members and the Board of Directors.
- Failure to perform the functions of the office for which
- Abuse of the office as determined by the Board of
- The Board of Directors will be notified of any disciplinary
action taken towards any member of the Club. The Board of Directors
at that time may sustain, revoke, or modify any such action.
- Action under these rules shall be decided by a majority vote of
the Board of Directors. The affected member shall be notified in
writing of such action and has the right to open or closed
discussion with the Board of Directors or the members. The decision
of the Board of Directors shall be final.
- The Constitution and By-Laws shall be reviewed annually to
determine whether amendments are in order.
- It shall be the responsibility of the Board of Directors to
review said Constitution and By-Laws and make appropriate
- The Constitution and By-Laws may be amended by a 2/3 vote at
any General Membership Meeting, including the Annual Business
Meeting provided at least 15 days notice has been given to members
of the date and content of the vote. The outgoing Secretary shall
ensure amendments are entered into the Constitution and By-Laws and
distributed to members as a matter of policy.
- The Club may be dissolved by a vote of 75% of all current
members through a mailed ballot.
- A motion to dissolve the Club may be made by a member at any
general membership meeting.
- Upon dissolution, five caretaker officers will be elected by
the members present at the final meeting. Said officers shall take
charge of the assets of the club until they are properly disposed
of by the terms of this document.
- The caretaker officers will dispose of the assets of the club
as soon after dissolution as practical, by resolving outstanding
liabilities, and by donating any remaining assets to a non-profit
organization qualified under Section 501©(3) of the Internal
Revenue Code of 1954.
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