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The general purpose of the Rocket City Mustang Club (RCMC), a non-profit group thereinafter called the Club, shall be the restoration, preservation, promotion, and enjoyment of Mustangs and to serve as a source of information concerning these automobiles for the benefit of its members as well as the general public. The Club is a chartered regional group of the Mustang Club of America (MCA).

The Club will be headquartered in the city of Huntsville, county of Madison, state of Alabama.

No officer, director, or member of the club; past, present, or future shall be held personally liable for any claim, damage or debt against the Club.

The officers of the Club shall be elected by vote of the general membership and shall consist of President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. Nominees for officers must be active members in good standing. Officers shall serve for a term of one year. Elections will be held in August of each year and newly elected officers will assume their positions immediately after elections. A National Director who will also serve as Parliamentarian/Sergeant-at-Arms is appointed by the newly elected President immediately after taking office.

President: The President shall preside over all meetings. He/she shall sign all contracts and other instruments of writing which shall have been first approved by the Board of Directors.

Vice President: In the absence of the President, or his/her inability to act, the Vice President shall preside in his/her place.

Secretary: The Secretary shall keep a full and complete record of the proceedings of the meetings and shall supervise and control the keeping of the records and accounts of the Club. The Secretary shall compile the minutes of all meetings and have them available for reference during future meetings.

Treasurer: The Treasurer shall receive and safely keep all funds of the club and deposit same in such bank as may be convenient. The Treasurer shall keep a correct and up-to-date accounting of all club business transactions and will report current club fund status to the general membership at each meeting. Only the Treasurer and President will be authorized to sign checks on the Club account.

National Director: The National Director is a member of the National Board of Directors of MCA and is entitled to vote when in attendance at all National meetings. The National Director will also serve as Parliamentarian/Sergeant-at-Arms and will advise in all areas of Parliamentarian law and contribute toward the proper order of business. He/she will have available at all meetings, current By-laws and such other documents and information as necessary to carry out the proper order of business. He/she will ensure that meetings are conducted in accordance with commonly accepted rules of parliamentary order.

A Board of Directors, consisting of not less than five (5) members in good standing will be appointed by the President. Each will serve for a period of two years; however terms will overlap so that only two directors will be replaced each year. A Director shall serve as Chairperson of each standing committee and all other committees that may be established from time to time. The Board of Directors, acting as a collective body, shall approve all Club contracts and other instruments of writing which commit the Club or its resources. The Board of Directors will meet a minimum of six times per year at a time and place of their choosing. A quorum of the Board of Directors shall consist of a majority of same.

Ownership of a Mustang is not a prerequisite to club membership. Any person interested in promoting the purpose of the club can become a member. Active members are entitled to all club privileges including the right to vote. Immediate family members of dues paying members are entitled to participate in all club activities but do not have voting privileges.

General membership meetings will be held the third Tuesday of each month at a time and place selected by the membership. Other meetings may be called as the President, Board of Directors, of general membership may desire

Membership dues shall be as fixed by the Ways and Means committee with approval by the vote of the members. Currently, dues are $12.00 per year. New members dues will be pro-rated for the first year of membership and will be assessed at the rate of $1.00 per month for the remainder of the year. Thereafter, dues will be assessed at the rate of $12.00 per year, payable in full prior to 31 January. Past members who rejoin the Club after an absence of at least two years will be considered new members for dues purposes.

There will be three standing committees, each chaired by a Director with membership made up of a minimum of two club members. Committees will meet as necessary and will report activities to the general membership during regularly scheduled meetings. The standing committees are:

1. Ways and Means The Ways and Means (W&M) Committee is charged with the responsibility of developing methods and resources for raising the necessary revenues for the operation of the Club.

2. Programs and Activities The Programs and Activities (P&A) Committee is responsible for developing, organizing, and directing special club activities, programs, socials, for the general membership and charitable drives for the general public.

3. Show The Show Committee is responsible for organizing, directing and conducting the annual RCMC Mustang Show held in the spring of each year.

These By-laws and any subsequent amendments may be adopted by a majority vote of the active members present at the club meeting called to approve these By-laws/amendments.


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