By-Laws

Article I

 

NAME

The Club shall be known as Fort Worth Trap and Skeet Club.

Article II

 

PURPOSE

Its purpose shall be to support and maintain a trap and skeet club to be operated as an innocent sport in order to promote public interest in target shooting and practice. The Club shall be operated without profit or financial gain to any of its members, and any funds over and above operating expenses shall be devoted to the furtherance of the purpose of the Club.

Article III

 

Membership

Section 1: There shall be two classes of members as:

(a) Active Members

(b) Honorary Life members

Section 2: Active membership shall consist of those persons designated as such by the incorporated who, pursuant thereto and within the time prescribed by the corporation, shall pay the annual membership dues in the amount hereinafter prescribed by the corporation. Active member’s spouse and unmarried children residing at home under the age of eighteen (18) or full time student in school to age twenty-five (25) shall be entitled to all club privileges, but may not vote.

Honorary Life members are those persons so designated by the Board of Directors. Honorary Life members are entitled to all club privileges, but are exempt from payment of annual dues.

Section 3: All members shall pay dues for each calendar year as determined by the Board of Directors except Honorary Life Members.

Section 4: All voting right with respect to election of directors or otherwise shall be vested in the Active members and Honorary Life members in good standing. Each such member shall be entitled to one vote.

Section 5: Membership of the club shall be open to all persons of good moral character who are citizens of the United States, upon the payment of dues as herein provided for and acceptance of application for membership and the issuance of membership card by the Secretary or other officer or person designated to issue such cards by any member of the Board of Directors. All persons who have, subsequent to March 8, 1948, the date of incorporation, been issued card bearing the designation “Annual Membership Certificate” and whose dues are paid and in good standing, shall be considered as Active Members and all persons who hereafter may be issued such cards or accepted as Active members shall constitute the Active membership of the club.

Section 6: The Board of Directors shall have the right to withdraw privileges of membership from any member at any time if, within the opinion of said Board of Directors, the withdrawal of such membership from such member is for the best interest of the club. Provided however, the member shall be allowed to be present at such meeting and speak on his behalf.

Section 7: All dues shall be due and become payable on the first day of each membership year. Any member who fails to pay such dues within sixty (60) days of such time shall thereby terminate his membership and such member shall not be entitled to the privileges of the club unless and until a renewal application is made and accepted and dues paid.

Article IV

 

Section 1: The property, business and conduct of the club shall be controlled by the Board of Directors which shall consist of ten persons elected from the Active membership and the Honorary Life membership, but no more than ten directors, in the aggregate, shall be elected. In each annual meeting, five directors shall be elected to hold office for a period of two years. No director may be elected for more than two (2) consecutive terms.

Section 2: The Board of Directors may fill any vacancy in its membership and the person so appointed shall hold office for the unexpired term of the predecessor. The Board of Directors shall be elected for among the Active members in good standing, and any vacancy in the board of Directors shall likewise be filled from such members.

Section 3: It shall be the duty of each Board of Directors immediately after its election to appoint an Executive Committee consisting of three members of the Board, which Committee shall have charge of the affairs of the club, subject to the supervision and control of the Board of Directors, and shall in all respects be responsible to the Board of Directors for the financial, orderly, and economical conduct of the club. The President of the club shall be an ex officio member of such committee. The Board of Directors shall have power to remove either one or more of the Executive Committee and to fill any vacancy in such committee.

Section 4: It shall be the duty of each Board of Directors immediately after each annual election to appoint a Membership Committee of three members and to name a chairman thereof, which committee shall pass upon each application for membership, and no application for membership shall be accepted until approved by said committee, expect as noted in Section 5, Article III. All memberships under this exception will remain subject to final approval by the membership committee. Any person who has been accepted as a member and who continues to pay dues shall remain in good standing without being elected to membership again each year.

Section 5: Five members of the Board of Directors shall constitute a quorum and all action of the Board of Directors, except where otherwise specified, shall be by a majority vote of those members present.

Section 6: Any sale, trade, transfer, mortgage or other encumbrance of any nature of the club real property must be approved at the regular annual meeting of the membership of the club or at a special meeting called for such purpose.

ARTICLE V

 

OFFICERS:

Section 1: The officers of the corporation shall be:

(a) President

(b) Vice President

(c) Secretary

(d) Treasurer

Section 2: The duties of the President shall be to preside at all meeting of the membership of the club; execute for and on behalf of the club, when duly authorized by the Board of Directors, all contracts, deeds, conveyances, mortgages or other formal instruments, and to perform the other duties usually performed pertaining to that office. The President, or in the absence of his action, the Secretary shall appoint a Nominating Committee to nominate a slate of officers to serve on the Board of Directors for the coming two years.

Such Nominating Committee shall be appointed each year between the dates of August 15th and September 1st and shall announce its nominations to the members at the Annual Meeting of the membership.

The Nominating Committee so appointed shall consist of five members selected as follows: two members to be selected from the current Board of Directors, one member who is Past President of the club and two members from the membership at large who are not then an officer or director of the club. The Chairman of the Committee shall be elected by the committee. The Chairman shall submit a written report of the committee’s deliberations and actions to the President and board of Directors at least three days prior to the date of the annual meeting of the membership and post the list of Nominees in the club house prior to the annual membership meeting.

Section 3: It shall be the duty of the vice-President, in the case of death, absence, or inability, to act on the part of the President, to exercise all the powers and duties of the President and to perform such other duties as may be delegated to him from time to time by the Board of Directors.

Section 4: The duties of the Secretary shall be to keep a record of the proceedings of the meetings of the members and of the Directors; to record the same in a well bound book; to have the custody of the seal of the club and to affix the same to such formal instruments in execution thereof as directed by the Board of Directors; to maintain records of membership of the two classes; and to perform such other duties as may be required of him from time to time by the Board of Directors.

Section 5: It shall be the duty of the Treasurer to have the custody of all monies and funds belonging to the club; to keep or to see that proper books and records are kept; to prepare or cause to be prepared and submitted from time to time as may be directed by the Board of Directors a true financial statement showing the assets and liabilities of the club and all receipts and disbursements; to make and cause to be made available a quarterly operating statement each three months, and an annual financial statement and prepare and submit all required tax statements to the State, Federal, and local authorities.

Section 6: The officers of the club shall be elected to serve a term of one year, or until the next regular annual meeting. The officers shall be elected by the Board of Directors from their membership, such selection to be made by the directors in their first meeting after the regular annual meeting. The Board of Directors may remove any officer at any time at a special meeting called for that purpose. Any vacancy among the officers either by death, resignation, or removal shall be filled by the Board of Directors.

ARTICLE VI

 

MEETINGS

Section 1: The annual meeting of the Active members and of the Honorary Life members, hereafter referred to as of the meeting, shall be held at such place as may be designated by the President or the Secretary within Tarrant County, Texas, and shall be held between September 15th and October 15th of each year. Special meetings may be call by the President , or by the Secretary or by the Executive Committee on five (5) days’ notice in writing by the Secretary mailed to each member, or by posting notice of such special meeting on the bulletin board at the club’s shooting range at least ten (10) days before each meeting.

Section 2: No member shall be entitled to vote ant any annual or special meeting who is at the time delinquent in payment of any dues or in the payment of any sum that may be due the Club

Section 3: Any member may be represented at any annual meeting, or at any special meeting of the members, in person or by proxy duly filed and recorded by the Secretary prior to such meeting.

Section 4: The annual meeting of the board of Directors shall be held immediately following the election of each Board of Directors after each annual meeting of the members as herein above provided for, or as soon thereafter as a quorum of directors can be obtained. Special meetings of the Board of Directors may be held at such time and place as may be designated by the President, the Secretary, or the Executive Committee in calling such meeting on giving three (3) days’ notice in writing or by posting of the time and place thereof on the bulletin board at the club’s shooting range.

Section 5: All requirements of the bylaws with respect to call, notice of time and place of either regular or special meetings of the Board of Directors may be waived provided a quorum is present at such meeting.

Section 6: The Board of Directors may at any time remove from the Board of Directors any member who has missed three (3) meetings of the Board of Directors due to unexcused absences. Excused absences are illness, work, or personal business.

ARTICLE VII

 

AMENDMENTS

These bylaws may be amended or repealed at any regular annual meeting of the Active members and Honorary Life members, or any special meeting thereof, provided that notice of the proposed amendments be set forth in the notice of the call of such meeting.

In the event of the dispute regarding the language or meaning of any terms of the bylaws, the Executive Committee shall render an advisory opinion, which opinion may be appealed to the full Board of Directors.