Bylaws of the Kiwanis Club of Pullman, Washington
ARTICLE 1. NAME and OBJECTS
1.1 This organization is “The Kiwanis Club of Pullman, Washington” which is a member of Kiwanis International and exists only by charter granted by Kiwanis International.
1.2 The primary purpose of this club is to improve the quality of life for children and families worldwide by adhering to the Objects of Kiwanis International, which are:
- To give primacy to the human and spiritual, rather than to the material values of life.
- To encourage the daily living of the Golden Rule in all human relationships.
- To promote the adoption and application of higher social, business, and professional standards.
- To develop, by precept and example, a more intelligent, aggressive, and serviceable citizenship.
- To provide, through this club, a practical means to form enduring friendships, to render altruistic service, and to build a better community.
- To cooperate in creating and maintaining that sound public opinion and high idealism which make possible the increase of righteousness, justice, patriotism, and goodwill.
ARTICLE 2. MEMBERS
2.1 Persons 18 years of age or older, of good character and good community standing, may be admitted to membership in this club by invitation or by transfer from another Kiwanis club upon no less than a majority vote of the entire
2.2 All members of this club must believe in and subscribe to the Objects of Kiwanis International and be of good character and community standing.
2.3 Members in good standing are entitled to all rights and privileges of the club. To be in good standing, members are obligated to pay the dues and fees defined in club policy and comply with any other criteria stated in club policy.
2.4 Members not in good standing may be suspended or removed by no less than a majority vote of the entire board. At least fourteen (14) days previous notice of such pending action must be provided to the member. The member will have the right to appear to present his/her case to the board on or before the meeting at which action will be determined.
2.5 A member may resign by submitting notice to the club. Any member who resigns or has been removed from club membership forfeits all interest in any club funds or property and all rights to use any Kiwanis marks.
ARTICLE 3. OPERATIONS
3.1 The administrative and fiscal year of this club is the same as Kiwanis International, which is October 1-September 30.
3.2 The board will determine the place, time, and frequency of regular club meetings, no less than once each month. Special club meetings may be called, and scheduled meetings may be cancelled or rescheduled, by a majority of the board or club members, provided at least 48 hours previous notice is given. Club members may meet and conduct business by any method that allows all participants to simultaneously communicate with each other. Participation constitutes attendance. Normal club meeting rules apply. If any votes taken verbally are unclear, they should be taken by roll call.
3.3 One meeting each year between January 1 and May 15 will be designated as the annual meeting for club elections. At least 14 days prior notice of the annual meeting must be given to members.
3.4 This club will have a standing financial review committee as provided in Article E and club policy, and may have other standing committees as determined by a majority vote of the board and defined in club policy. The president may create and appoint additional committees as desired to carry-out club goals and activities, subject to approval by the board, with their purpose, term, and duties defined upon creation.
3.5 No less than a majority vote of members in attendance at a club meeting for a vote is required to approve all business unless otherwise stated in these bylaws or club policy. At least fourteen (14) days prior notice of any pending vote must be given to the members.
3.6 This club may host activities to inform club and community members about matters of public interest. However, this club will not express any opinion or take any action regarding any candidate, legislation, or other matters of a political nature.
ARTICLE 4. OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS
4.1 The officers will be a president, immediate past president, president-elect, vice-president, treasurer, and secretary, and may also include one or more vice-presidents, with duties defined in club policy. No offices may be combined except secretary and treasurer. This club will also have a minimum of three (3) directors. This club may also have such other offices as may be required by the laws of local jurisdiction. The names, terms, and duties of such offices, as well as the processes for elections and filing of vacancies, will be included in relevant provisions of the club’s bylaws and/or policies.
4.2 Officers’ duties are as defined below and as may be additionally defined in club policy:
- The president acts as the club’s executive officer, presides at all meetings of the members and the board; and regularly reports to both groups.
- The secretary keeps the club’s records; promptly reports membership changes to Kiwanis International; keeps minutes of club and board meetings; files required reports (if any) with local, national, and other government authorities; and regularly reports to the members and board.
- The treasurer handles and accounts for all club funds on authority of the board; maintains club financial records; and regularly reports to the members and board.
- The president-elect, immediate past president, and vice president (if any), have duties as usually pertain to the office or as may be assigned by the president or board.
4.3 Directors have such duties as usually pertain to the office or as may be assigned by the president or board.
ARTICLE 5. ELECTIONS AND VACANCIES
5.1 Each officer and director (and nominees for same) must be a member in good standing with this club. Any qualified, consenting member may be nominated either in advance or from the floor, according to club policy.
5.2 The immediate past president is the most recent president willing and able to serve. The secretary will be elected by the membership. All other officers and directors, including the secretary unless he/she is appointed, will be elected at the club’s annual meeting by a majority vote of the members present, following a process defined in club policy.
5.3 The president, immediate past president, president-elect, treasurer, secretary, and vice president(s), (if any) will serve one-year or two-year terms as defined in club policy, beginning October 1 of each year. Directors serve two-year terms, as defined in club policy, with each term beginning October 1 after election.
5.4 Vacancies will be filled as follows:
- President: The President-elect.
- Immediate past president: by the most recent president willing and able to serve.
- For all other officers and directors, new elections will be held within 60 days, provided at least fourteen (14) days prior notice of the meeting and nomination(s) is given to the members.
ARTICLE 6. BOARD OF DIRECTORS
6.1 The club board of directors (referred to in these bylaws as “board”) consists of the president, immediate past president, president-elect, treasurer, secretary, vice president(s), (if any), and all directors, and such other positions as may be required by the laws of local jurisdiction.
6.2 The board has the following responsibilities:
- Provide general management of the club not otherwise delegated to the membership in these bylaws or club policy.
- Assure the club complies with applicable governmental rules and regulations.
- Determine the good-standing status of members in accordance with club policy.
- Perform other duties as provided in these bylaws and club policy.
6.3 A majority of the members of the entire board constitutes a quorum, and a majority vote is required for all business unless otherwise stated in these bylaws or club policy.
6.4 The Board of Directors shall meet regularly at least once each month at a designated time and place that it determines and hold additional meetings at the call of the President or a majority of the Board. At the discretion of the Board, the committee chairmen shall meet in joint session with the board. The board may hold special meetings at the call of the president or a majority of the board, provided at least forty-eight (48) hours previous notice is given to board members of the date, time, place, and topic(s). The board may meet and conduct business by any method that allows all participants to simultaneously communicate with each other. Participation constitutes attendance. Normal board meeting rules apply as described in the bylaws or policies. If any votes taken verbally are unclear, they should be taken by roll call.
6.5 The board may take no action in conflict with an action of the membership. Other than disciplinary measures, an action of the board may be rescinded or amended by two-thirds (2/3) vote of the club members, provided at least fourteen (14) days prior notice is given to the members.
ARTICLE 7. DISCIPLINE
7.1 If a member is accused of conduct unbecoming a member of the Kiwanis family, the allegation will be referred to a special committee appointed by the board which will not include board members. The committee will investigate and make a recommendation at a hearing before the board to be held within forty-five (45) days or as soon as reasonably possible. Written notice of the allegation(s) and pending investigation and hearing must be given to the accused member at least thirty (30) days prior to the hearing; the accused member will be permitted to attend the hearing and present a defense. In order to be upheld each allegation must be sustained by two-thirds (2/3) vote of the entire board. Disciplinary action, if warranted by separate two-thirds (2/3) vote of the board, may include a private warning, a public reprimand shared with club members and the district board, removal from office (if any), and/or suspension or removal from club membership. Board action on the matter will be final.
Conduct unbecoming a member of the “Kiwanis family” is defined as any conduct that:
- is incompatible with the best interests of the public or of members of the Kiwanis family; -or-
- tends or threatens to harm the standing or reputation of the Kiwanis family in the local or global community.
7.2 If an officer or director is alleged by the president or a majority of the board to be failing to perform his/her duties, the board will investigate the allegation and determine the matter at a hearing held within forty-five (45) days or as soon as reasonably possible. Written notice of the allegation, investigation, and hearing must be given to the accused member at least thirty (30) days prior to the hearing; the accused member will be permitted to attend the hearing and present a defense. If the allegation(s) is sustained by no less than a two-third (2/3) vote of the entire board, the position will be declared vacant.
ARTICLE 8. FUNDS AND ACCOUNTING
8.1 Monies received for club service activities, regardless of source, may be used only for service activities. Separate accounting records must be maintained for service funds and administrative funds.
8.2 By October 15, the board will adopt separate budgets of estimated income and expenses for the administrative and service funds of the club.
8.3 The club’s financial records will be examined annually by a financial review committee which will be composed of two (2) or more qualified members and which will not include any board members. The financial review committee will be determined as defined in club policy. The club’s accounting records will be available for inspection by the committee and, upon request, by the president or board. The financial review committee will submit a written report to the board.
8.4 The board determines the official depository/ies of club funds and designates the person(s) authorized to pay club charges.
8.5 Changes to this Club’s membership dues, fees, and other assessments must be approved by a simple majority vote of the members present, provided at least fourteen (14) days previous notice of the vote and proposed amount is given to the members.
8.6 The club board will provide for the prompt payment of all dues, fees, and other obligations to Kiwanis International and to its district.
8.7 If this club ceases operations for any reason, the club board will provide for proper distribution of club funds or other assets, in accordance with applicable law. Funds or assets not otherwise designated will be transmitted to the Kiwanis International Foundation or the district foundation.
ARTICLE 9. AUTHORITIES
9.1 This club’s bylaws and policies will comply with all applicable laws in its local jurisdiction.
9.2 For authority on all matters not covered by these bylaws, the following documents will apply, in this order of priority:
- First—Kiwanis International bylaws;
- Second—Kiwanis International policies and procedures;
- Third— District bylaws;
- Fourth —Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised (latest edition).
ARTICLE 10. BYLAWS AND POLICIES
10.1 This club will incorporate or register as required by law with the proper government authority (ies) within one (1) year from its charter date and maintain such incorporation or registration.
10.2 These bylaws will only be amended to comply with the Standard Form for Club Bylaws, as approved now or in the future by Kiwanis International. Amendments may be adopted by two-thirds (2/3) vote of the club members present and voting, provided at least fourteen (14) days previous notice is given to the members. These club bylaws and any amendments thereto are not effective unless approved by Kiwanis International.
10.3 If any provision of these bylaws is determined to be invalid, all other provisions still remain in effect.
10.4 This club shall consider and adopt the club policies required by Kiwanis International and may adopt other club policies that are not in contravention of the applicable laws, club bylaws, Kiwanis International bylaws, and district and federation bylaws (if any). Adoption of and amendments to club policies shall be by two-thirds (2/3) vote of the club Board of Directors members present and voting at a board meeting, provided at least fourteen (14) days previous notice is given to the members of the board.
Reconsideration of board action on policies shall be based on a petition signed by a majority of the entire club membership alleging that a decision of the club Board of Directors should be reconsidered by the membership of the club. The reconsideration process will be defined in the club policies.
A. CLUBS DUES AND FEES
Members will pay the following financial obligations to the club:
- Dues amount: $120
Note: These amounts will include the current Kiwanis International dues and fees and district dues and fees.
Note: If new members are alumni of service leadership programs within the last five years, they will not be charged for Kiwanis International dues for two years after joining the club.
B. MEMBERS IN GOOD STANDING:
- A member is not considered in good standing with the club if he/she is more than 2 months in arrears on dues or fees owed by that member. Any active or senior member being two (2) months in arrears in the payment of dues and/or financial obligations shall stand suspended from membership, by majority vote of the Board of Directors, and be so notified in writing by the Secretary. Upon payment of arrears and making application for reinstatement of membership, such member, within thirty (30) days from the date of such written notice, by majority vote of the board may be reinstated. If such member is not reinstated within the thirty (30) day period, the individual’s membership is terminated.
- A member is considered to be in good standing if he/she has met all financial obligations of the club and is participating in club meetings and/or activities. At the discretion of the Board, any active member who, without excuse, fails to regularly attend club meetings or actively participate in the activities, by majority vote of the Board, shall stand suspended and be so notified in writing by the Secretary.
- Resignation: A member may resign from this club. Such individual shall forfeit all interest in any funds or other property belonging to the club and all rights to the use of the Kiwanis name, emblem, insignia, or other Kiwanis images.
C. OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS TERMS
Officers and directors terms are as follows
- President, president-elect and immediate past president:
- All directors:
2 years. Note: The directors will be elected so that only one-half of the terms are elected each year.
If, in any year, the Immediate Past President ceases to be an active or senior member of this club, the active or senior member who served as President most recently prior to the Immediate Past President shall automatically become Immediate Past President if the member is willing to do so.
No person shall simultaneously serve as an elected director and an officer.
D. OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS ELECTION PROCESS: The election process for this club is as follows:
- Volunteers will be appointed to prepare the ballot, count the votes, and certify the results.
- Nominations may be made in advance or from the floor during the annual meeting, with the consent of those nominated.
- Cumulative voting is not allowed. Absentee ballots are not allowed. Proxy ballots are not allowed.
- Ballots are only necessary when there is more than one nominee for an office. If any ballot does not reflect a majority for one nominee, the nominee receiving the fewest votes will be dropped and a new vote taken for the remaining nominees; the same process will be followed until one nominee receives a majority of the votes. If there are more nominees for directors than offices to be filled, those receiving the highest number of votes will be declared elected without additional voting. Election by acclamation or unanimous consent is allowed if the slate of nominees is unopposed.
- The club secretary will certify the election results to Kiwanis International and to the district.
- Incoming officers and directors are referred to as “-designate” (examples: president-elect-designate, secretary-designate, etc.).
- Electronic balloting is permitted for club elections. Secure website balloting is recommended to ensure privacy and accuracy. Consult Kiwanis International for guidelines.
E. FINANCIAL REVIEW COMMITTEE: This club will have a standing financial review committee with members determined by vote of the club board.
Committee members’ terms shall be for one year each, October 1 – September 30. The club may engage a private individual or firm to conduct its annual financial review, in which case, the role of the financial review committee is to assist this person or company.
Note: An annual review of financial records should include, but not be limited to, bank reconciliations, income, disbursements, budgets, balance sheets and income and expense statements for both the administrative and service accounts, and any other financial records or reports of the club.
F. MEMBERSHIP TYPES: In addition to active (regular) members, this club shall have the following types of memberships available with the stated criteria, benefits, and/or restrictions for each.
Adoption of new types of membership requires a majority vote of the club members present at the designated meeting with (14) fourteen days of previous notice. The only membership type recognized by Kiwanis International for dues, voting, or any other purposes is active (regular) membership and full dues and fees must be paid by the club to Kiwanis International and the district for all members, regardless of any discounts the club may grant for some membership types.
- Membership Type: Active Membership
Special Criteria: Prospective active members shall be considered for membership by invitation only or by transfer from an active Kiwanis club, under the following procedures:
- Each proposal for transfer shall be submitted to the Board of Directors for the purpose of changing club membership. Transfers must be requested within six (6) months of discontinuing active attendance in the original club.
- Upon favorable action by the Board of Directors, the new and transferred members shall be notified personally concerning the action of the Board and the annual dues (which may be prorated) shall then be secured. The official admission into club membership shall be the date the foregoing requirements are completed, and that date shall be reported to Kiwanis International.
- An active member must believe in and subscribe to the Objects of Kiwanis International; must be of good character and community standing and reside in or have other community interests within the area of this club and must pay dues. Once admitted an active member shall be entitled to all privileges of club membership.
Special benefits: None
- Membership Type: Corporate Membership
Special criteria: Corporate membership must be board approved. Individual Corporate members are required to pay the same dues as individual members. Corporate members include private businesses, government entities or institutions, non-profit agencies and any other legally established organization. Each representative of corporate members is required to pay for meals at Club meetings.
Special benefits: None.
Restriction of club privileges: Corporate members are entitled to one vote regardless of the number of individual Corporate member in attendance during any vote. Corporate members are not eligible to become officers of the Club but one individual of the corporate member may be elected to the board of directors.
- Membership Type: Honorary Membership.
Special criteria: Any person who is not an active member and who has performed some distinguished public service may be elected by the Board of Directors as an honorary member for a period of one (1) year and thereafter may be reelected annually.
Special benefits: An honorary member shall not pay either a membership induction fee or annual membership dues, and shall be entitled to all privileges of club membership, except those of voting and holding office. An honorary member in the United States or Canada shall be a paid subscriber to KIWANIS magazine. An honorary member shall not be obligated to attend club meetings.
Restriction of club privileges: None.
G. ADDITIONAL OFFICERS DUTIES: Officers’ duties, other than those defined in the club bylaws, are as follows:
- President: Promote the Objects of Kiwanis International and the positive image of Kiwanis in the community; be an ex-officio member of all standing and special committees; present the views of the club to the district and the views of the district to the club; promote membership growth and the building of new Kiwanis clubs; be one of the club delegates to the International and district conventions if in attendance; attend district conferences and division meetings; and perform such other duties and responsibilities as usually pertain to such office.
- President-elect: In the absence of the President, the President-elect shall preside at all meetings of this club and of the Board of Directors. Be the only nominee for the office of President; prepare for service as President for the following year; while serving as President-designate, if possible attend the International and district conventions, district conferences, and training conference for club presidents-designate; and perform such other duties and responsibilities as usually pertain to such office or as may be assigned by the President or Board of Directors.
- Immediate past president: Shall perform such duties and responsibilities as usually pertain to such office or as may be assigned by the President or Board of Directors, including attending the division meeting for the selection of the Lieutenant Governor and Lieutenant Governor-elect.
- Secretary: When Secretary-designate, attend the training conference for club secretaries-designate. At all times, make available for inspection by the President, the Board of Directors, or any authorized auditors, the club books and records. Present all bills to the Board for approval and may sign all checks for their payment. Submit to the proper officers, committees, or members all communications received from Kiwanis International or the district. Promptly reply to correspondence and submit all official reports required by Kiwanis International or the district. Perform such other duties and responsibilities as usually pertain to such office or as may be assigned by the President or Board. Give bond in such form and amount as may be required by the Board.
- Treasurer: Receive all funds paid to this club and promptly deposit them in the official depositories. Disburse funds on order of the Board of Directors and may countersign all checks. At all times, make available for inspection by the President, the Board, or any authorized auditors, the financial accounts and records of the club. Make a financial report to the Board monthly, at the annual meeting of the club, and at such other times as the President or Board may require. Perform such other duties and responsibilities as usually pertain to such office or as may be assigned by the President or Board.
- Vice president : Shall perform such duties and responsibilities as usually pertain to such office or as may be assigned by the President or Board of Directors.
H. STANDING COMMITTEES: Other than the mandatory financial review committee stated in Policy E, this club also has the following standing committees:
- Committee name: Membership & Marketing Term: Ongoing
Purpose: The Membership Committee recruits new members and retains existing members.
Duties: Members meet regularly to identify potential Kiwanians in the community and invite them to join the club. At times, the committee will be involved in the retention of current members and performs such other duties as may be assigned by the board.
- Committee name: Youth and Community Outreach Term: Ongoing
Purpose: Determine the needs of youth and the community & respond to those needs that meet the goals of Kiwanis, within resource capabilities.
Duties: The Youth and Community Outreach Committee evaluates the needs of youth and youth serving organizations within the community and implements a process for receiving proposals and providing funding to organizations that reflect the values and objectives of our organization. In addition, the committee develops and evaluates new/existing programs, service projects, and other means of community engagement that will actively connect members in meaningful outreach to the youth and families of Pullman and performs such other duties as may be assigned by the board.
- Committee name: Scholarship Term: Ongoing
Purpose: To provide scholarship assistance to WSU students as outlined and defined in the Kiwanis Scholarship Endowment agreement.
Duties: To work in cooperation with WSU Development and WSU Scholarship offices to identify potential scholarship recipients and to choose the annual recipient(s). To inform the membership of the status of the scholarship endowment, the number and amount of scholarships awarded to the recipient(s) of those awards, to encourage continued contributions to the Kiwanis Scholarship Endowment and performs such other duties as may be assigned by the board.
- Committee name: House Term: Ongoing
Purpose: Provide a pleasing environment for weekly luncheons.
Duties: Provide room setup, food accommodations, Club & program accessories and performs such other duties as may be assigned by the board.
- Committee name: Program Term: Ongoing
Purpose: To schedule diverse, interesting and educational programs for the Club’s Thursday noon meetings, enhancing the value of membership and supporting several of the objects of Kiwanis.
- Each fall, the committee chair recruits 12 members, one per month, to plan, schedule and carry out the year’s programs. The committee operates on a calendar year.
- The committee chair receives requests to speak to Kiwanis and shares them with committee members.
- Each committee member determines topics and schedules a speaker, performer or other program for each Thursday in their assigned month. They introduce the speaker to the club, facilitate questions and answers if needed, endure the program ends on time and present the speaker with a Kiwanis mug or other token of appreciation at the end.
- The committee chair assists the monthly chairs as needed.
- Performs such other duties as may be assigned by the board.
- Committee name: Performing Arts Term: Ongoing
Purpose: Educating the Kiwanians and the public about the need for performing arts in the schools and in the community for youth and supporting relevant fundraising activities. The primary goal is to address community needs. Kiwanis will continue to have complete discretion over the performing arts it supports.
Duties: To build community awareness of performing arts and to assist in finding resources for the performing arts and performs such other duties as may be assigned by the board. The Club is not to be the primary funding source.
I. PROJECT COMMITTEES: Project committees are formed on an ad hoc basis, some with term limits and some with no term limits. Those project committees without term limits do not meet the criteria the board establishes for standing committees. The project committees’ primary functions are fund raising and/or to carry out a service.
- Project Committee: Stuff the Bus Term: Continuing – long term
Purpose: Fund raising and service for stuff the bus campaign to furnish school supplies to K through 12 students in need.
Duties: Stuff the Bus chair facilitates and plans the annual drive with the support of a committee. The drive is held annually during the month of August prior to the beginning of the school year. The drive is now held in multiple communities within the Palouse Region. Each community has a coordinator to work within the participating community and school district to implement the drive. A time-line is used to guide the chair and committee to schedule activities that are crucial to the drive success.
The chair cultivates partnerships with the community, businesses and other organizations that support the drive. In addition, the chair oversees the central committee activities to assure the cohesive organization of the drive. Planning and implementation of the drive take six months to complete. Other activities that involve seeking additional possible grant resources and other funding are year round duties of the chair.
- Project Committee: Pancake Breakfast Term: Continuing – long term
Purpose: Fund raising and community outreach
Duties: Operate and manage the annual pancake breakfast each December.
Board appointed. These duties are usually organized by the vice-president or president-elect.
- Project Committee: Football Parking Term: Continuing – long term
Purpose: Fund raising
Duties: The Football Parking Committee is responsible for discharging the responsibilities of the club pertaining to its contract with WSU as to Football Parking duties. This consists of meeting with WSU in its planning meetings, recruiting members (and others as needed) to help park during the assigned times, and reporting to the board.
Board appointed. These duties are usually organized by the treasurer.
- Project Committee: Basketball Parking Term: Continuing – long term
Purpose: Fund raising
Duties: The Basketball Parking Committee is responsible for discharging the responsibilities of the club pertaining to its contract with WSU as to Basketball Parking duties. This consists of meeting with WSU in its planning meetings, recruiting members (and others as needed) to help park during the assigned times, and reporting to the board.
Board appointed. These duties are usually organized by the immediate past president.
- Project Committee: Student of the Month Term: Continuing – long term
Duties: Coordinate with middle school staff to determine 6th, 7th and 8th grade Students of the Month. Facilitate presentation of recognition and awards once per month, during the school year, at a Kiwanis meeting.
A confidential background check is required for members of this committee.
- Project Committee: Builder’s Club Term: Continuing – long term
Duties: Liaison with Lincoln Middle School principal and Builder’s Club faculty advisor. Provide assistance in funding sources for Club activities and projects. Oversee service projects of the Club.
A confidential background check is required for members of this committee.
- Project Committee: Key Club Term: Continuing – long term
Duties: Liaison with Pullman High School principal and Key Club Faculty advisor. Provide assistance and direction in funding sources for Club activities and projects.
A confidential background check is required for members of this committee.
- Project Committee: Circle K Term: Continuing – long term
Duties: Liaison with Club President and associated Washington State University personnel. Provide assistance and direction in funding sources for Club activities and projects.
A confidential background check is required for members of this committee.
- Project Committee: By-laws Term: Expires upon Completion of Review and rewrite of By-Laws and Policies
Duties: Following the directives and guidelines of Kiwanis International, review, rewrite Club By-laws and develop policies. Present the By-laws and Policies to the Board and upon review and approval by the board, present them to the Kiwanis members. Upon membership approval, the President submits the By-laws and Policy to Kiwanis International.
J. SPECIAL VOTE REQUIREMENTS: The vote required for particular types of business not covered in the club bylaws is as follows:
- Type of business: Continuing or Long Term Projects. Adopting or discontinuing a project that may last more than one (1) year will require a vote. With (14) fourteen days of notice requires a majority vote of the club members present at the designated meeting.
- Type of business: Reconsideration of Board Action. Reconsideration of Board action shall be based on a petition signed by a majority of the entire club membership alleging that a decision of the club Board of Directors should be reconsidered by the membership of the club. Requires a (14) fourteen day notice to entire membership. Two-thirds vote of the club members present at a designated meeting after 14 days previous notice may overturn the Board decision.