CCRCC LogoCharles County Radio Control Club
AMA #822
Brandywine, Maryland, U.S.A.

CONSTITUTION OF THE CHARLES COUNTY RADIO CONTROL CLUB

(last amended March 3, 2010)

ARTICLE I. NAME

The name of this organization shall be the Charles County Radio Control Club (CCRCC), herein called the Club.

ARTICLE II. PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES

The Club is established to unite as an organized group of Radio Control aircraft modelers.  The objectives of the Club shall be to:

ARTICLE III. MEETINGS

Section 1. Regular Meetings

This Club shall meet regularly once each month on the day and time specified in the bylaws.  In the event of an emergency, or for good cause, the officers of the Club may change or cancel a regular meeting.

Section 2. Special Meetings

By agreement of any five members in good standing, a special meeting may be called.  The notice of said meeting shall be mailed, posted at the flying site and on the club website for the general membership at least ten (10) days prior to the meeting.

Section 3. Quorums

A quorum is binding at any regular or special meeting where Club business is transacted, regardless of the number of people at the meeting.

Section 4. Business

All Club matters may be considered at regular meetings.  At a special meeting, only the Club matters as set forth in the notice of the meeting may be conducted.  A majority vote on Club matters at any Club meeting properly assembled shall be binding on the total membership. 

ARTICLE IV. MEMBERSHIP

Section 1. Categories of Members

The categories of members are Regular and Junior.  Junior members are members under the age of 19 on January 1 of the membership year. 

Section 2. Renewing or Changing Membership

Before or while tendering dues, renewing Regular and Junior members must provide evidence acceptable to the Treasurer that they are AMA members for the club membership year.

Section 3. New Members

Anyone wishing to join as a new Regular or Junior member shall submit a written application to any club officer, accompanied by proof of current AMA membership, dues for the year, and initiation and assessment fees, if applicable.  No new applicant will be denied club membership provided they comply with the above unless they were permanently bared from the club in the past.

Section 4. Member in Good Standing

Members in good standing are those that are current in dues, fees, and assessments and have complied with the provisions of the By-Laws.  A member not in good standing shall lose flying site privileges until they are once again in good standing.

Section 5. Revocation of Membership

When good and sufficient cause is shown under the rules established in the Bylaws, the membership of an individual may be revoked consistent with the Club Bylaws, Article II, Sections 7, 8, 9 and 10.

ARTICLE V. OFFICERS AND DUTIES

Section 1. Club Officers

There shall be four officers of the Charles County Radio Control Club, namely President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer.

Section 2. President's Duties

The President shall preside at all meetings of the Club and shall act as spokesperson for the Club in all matters pertaining to it.  The President shall vote on Club matters only if there is a tie vote.  The presiding officer, other than the President or Vice-President may vote on all matters, the same as other members, at Club meetings.

Section 3. Vice President's Duties

The Vice President shall preside at all Club meetings when the President is absent, and shall otherwise perform the duties of the President when the President is unable to serve.

Section 4. Secretary's Duties

The Secretary, in an official minute book of the Club, shall keep the minutes of all meetings. In the absence of the President and Vice President, the Secretary shall preside at the Club meeting.

Section 5. Treasurer's Duties

The Treasurer shall:

Section 6. Term of Office

The officers of the Club shall be elected for a one-year term of office, beginning immediately with the conclusion of the regular meeting at which elected.

Section 7. Election of Officers

The election of officers shall be held every year at the October general membership meeting by nominations from the floor.  Nominations and voting shall be conducted for each office in the following order: first, President; second, Vice President; third, Secretary; fourth, Treasurer.  If more than one candidate is properly nominated for an office, the nominees shall not be present during voting. The voting for each office shall be by a show of hands unless any member requests vote by a secret ballot. In the event of such a request, a secret ballot shall be mandatory.

Section 8. Vacancy of Office

Any vacancy of a Club office shall be filled by an election at the next regular general membership meeting, conducted pursuant to Section 7 hereof.  The elected successor will serve only until the end of his/her predecessor's term of office.

Section 9. Executive Council

The Executive Council shall consist of members specified in the By-Laws and shall conduct business in accordance with the By-Law provisions.  The Executive Council shall meet on the call of the President.

ARTICLE VI. CLUB DUES AND FEES

Section 1. Initiation Fee

There shall be a club initiation fee of $50 for Regular members.  U.S. active duty military personnel, former Regular members, in good standing, and former Junior members who apply for regular membership for the year after their 19th birthday shall not be charged an Initiation Fee.

Section 2. Annual Dues

Dues for Regular members shall be $50.  Dues for Junior members shall be $10.  The last date for renewing members to pay dues without penalty is the January club meeting. Annual dues are not refundable

Section 3. Late Fees

Prior-year members who submit renewal dues and proof of current AMA membership after the January meeting shall be assessed a late-payment fee of $20.

Section 4. Special Assessments

A Notice of Pending Assessment shall be mailed, posted at the flying site and on the Club website at least ten (10) days prior to the meeting where the assessment will be considered.
An assessment shall be levied in accordance with Article III, Section 4 (Business) and must be paid by the date specified in the assessment.

Section 5. Club Funds

All funds received shall be general funds of the Club.

ARTICLE VII. AMA CHARTER

Annually, the Club will be chartered by AMA and insurance for the owner of the Club flying site will be obtained.


ARTICLE VIII. COMMITTEES

The following shall be standing committees:

ARTICLE IX. AMENDMENTS

Section 1. Amendment of Constitution

Amendments may be made to this Constitution at any meeting of the Club membership provided the membership has been notified through Email, posting at the flying site and on the Club website at least ten (10) days prior to the meeting at which the amendment(s) are to be considered. It is the responsibility of all members to be sure the treasurer has their current Email address. The notice shall contain the proposed amendments.  Approval of amendments shall require an affirmative vote of three-fourths of the members present at the meeting considering the amendment

Section 2. Amendment of Bylaws

Amendments may be made to the Bylaws at any meeting of the Club as part of regular Club business. Approval of amendments to the Bylaws shall require an affirmative vote of two-thirds of the members present at the meeting considering the amendment.

ARTICLE X. BYLAWS

The Club shall adopt Bylaws consistent with the Constitution.

ARTICLE XI. DISSOLUTION

Upon dissolution of the Club, and upon paying all Club debts, the Club property, including funds, shall be disposed of pursuant to Article III, Section 4 (Business).

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