of Iron Mountain Yacht Club
Article I NAME
The name of this club shall be IRON
MOUNTAIN YACHT CLUB, hereinafter referred to as the Club.
Article II OBJECTIVES
The objectives of this Club shall be to
promote competitive sailing, pleasure sailing, friendship among
yachtsmen, and water safety. Competitive sailing will be promoted
by a coordinated club racing schedule each year.
Article III OFFICERS
possible, the Commodore shall preside at all Board and membership
meetings and enforce all by-laws, rules and regulations of the Club.
shall appoint the members and duties of all committees, which shall be
considered necessary for the proper management of the Club.
or the Treasurer shall sign all checks or other obligations of the Club.
B. Vice Commodore
Commodore shall be the Commodore-elect.
Commodore shall assume the duties of the Commodore in the Commodore's
Commodore shall assist the Commodore in the performance of his duties
and shall help formulate plans that will not come into being until the
Vice Commodore's term as Commodore.
Secretary/Treasurer shall keep a true record of the proceedings of all
general meetings and Board meetings and a correct roll of the members of
the Club and shall send a corrected roll to the officers of the Club as
updates are necessary.
Secretary/Treasurer shall notify the membership of all such meetings.
Secretary/Treasurer shall be the Agent for Service.
Secretary/Treasurer shall receive all monies collected for the Club and
pay all debts approved by the Commodore, or by the Board, keeping a true
and correct account of the same.
Secretary/Treasurer shall make a complete and comprehensive report
annually and shall make quarterly reports to the Board, and shall make
other reports from time to time as required by the Commodore.
Secretary/Treasurer shall deposit the Club funds in a bank insured by
the FDIC to the credit and in the name of the Club. All bills of
the Club will be paid by check and receipts kept by the
Communications Officer may be appointed by the Commodore and, if
appointed, shall attend all meetings of the membership and Board and
shall make information available to the membership as provided by the
officers of the Club and/or by other members providing current
information shall be made available through newsletters, website
announcements and/or email to the membership sent not less frequently
than quarterly and more frequently as needed if current events dictate.
The officers of
the Club, at the time of their nomination, shall be the owners in whole
or in part of a sailboat kept or used at Lake DeGray.
The offices of
Secretary and Treasurer may be combined with the approval of the Club's
voting membership present at the time of their election of officers.
shall be elected by the general membership via an election to be held in
the month of December and shall serve until December 31of the following
year or until the election of new officers if earlier. At least
two weeks notice of the election shall be given to the membership.
shall appoint a Nominating Committee of not less than three members, one
of whom must be the Vice Commodore, who shall nominate at least one
person for each office and shall report to the general membership at
least two weeks prior to the annual election.
Article IV BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The affairs of the Club shall be conducted by a Board of Directors,
hereinafter referred to as the Board, consisting of the following
shall be the Chairman
A quorum shall be over one-half of the Board Membership.
Any expenditure by the Board which would necessitate the borrowing of
any sum of otherwise expend funds not held by the Club, must be approved
by two thirds vote of the general membership.
Article V MEMBERSHIP
Membership requirements are as follows:
Each prospective member should be interested in
or involved in the sport of sailing.
Each prospective member shall complete, sign,
and submit a
written application provided for by the Board. An
initial fee, the amount to be determined by the Board, shall be
Two active members shall endorse the
The Board shall have the power to approve or
disapprove an application, and may call for a special meeting or
election if necessary.
A member is an individual, and/or dependents of
that individual's family less than 21 years of age and unmarried, for
whom the membership has been paid and who has been approved by the
are due by January 31st for the current year. Members not
having paid dues by February 15th will be considered delinquent and
delinquent members will be notified. A $10 late fee will then be
assessed and must be paid before membership status is re-established.
will be assessed prorated fees for their initial year of membership
based on the number of months remaining in the calendar year.
raise issues to the Board via a written request. The Board, at its
discretion, and where appropriate, will attempt to resolve the issue and
may call for a special vote of the members, if necessary.
Article VI VOTING AND AMENDMENTS
All matters that shall come up for consideration of the membership at
any time except as specifically provided for herein, shall be determined
by a majority of the membership.
vote in person, or by proxy or by email vote. An email vote shall
include the option to vote for the motion, vote against the motion or
vote that the motion should be brought before the membership at a
general meeting. The majority vote in an email vote shall
determine the outcome of that vote.
A quorum of the
membership shall be over one half of the membership.
A proxy must be
signed and in writing to be valid and is void if the signing member is
One vote per
membership is allowed.
Any of these
Articles may be amended in whole or in part by the following procedure:
A proposed amendment may be brought to the
general membership for vote in either of the following ways:
By the presentation to the Commodore of a
petition proposing an amendment which is signed by one-third of the Club
By approval of a proposed amendment by a
majority of a quorum of the Board.
If an amendment is proposed by either method
above, the Secretary shall publish in the next issue of the Club
newsletter (or any mail or email) written notice to all members
announcing the proposed amendment and the time and place when said
amendment will be considered by the general membership. At least
two weeks notice must be given to the general membership of the Club.
Approval of any
amendment shall require for passage the affirmative vote of two-thirds
of the membership present in person or by proxy or by email at the
announced meeting. The
Commodore shall vote only in the case of a tie vote.
Article VII MEETINGS
Meetings. There shall be
one regular meeting of the general membership each year. The date
of this meeting will be made known to the membership by newsletter,
website announcement or e-mail at least two weeks prior to the meeting.
These meetings may be called at anytime by the Commodore when, in their
judgment, such meetings shall be in the best interest of the Club.
Likewise, these meetings may be called upon the petition of not less
than 20 % of the membership in good standing. Such petition should
state the purpose of the special meeting and should include the
signature of those desiring such a meeting. Such petition should
be filed with the Secretary who shall forward a copy to the Commodore.
The Commodore and Secretary/Treasurer shall then provide for such
meeting and notify all Club members giving at least two weeks’ notice.