Article I: Name and Location
Section 1: The name of this Club shall be the TRIUMPH SPORTS CAR CLUB OF SAN DIEGO.
Section 2: The Mailing address of this Club shall be designated by the Executive Board.
Article II: Purpose and Objective
Section 1: To stimulate and promote interest and safety in Triumph sports car motoring; to encourage social interaction among Triumph owners; to further the individual's knowledge, interests and preservation of the Triumph marque.
Article III: Meetings
Section 1: All regular meetings of this Club shall be held at its principal place of business, as shall from time to time, be designated by the membership.
Section 2: The regular business meeting of this Club shall be held monthly - the date, time and place designated by the E-Board. If that day is a legal holiday, the meeting shall be held at the time and place designated at the previous meeting.
Section 3: Special meetings of the members, for any purpose whatsoever, may be called to order at any time by the President or shall be called upon the request of ten (10) or more members. The purpose of a special meeting must be stated in a notification to all members and no other subject may be discussed at that special meeting.
Section 4: A quorum for a business meeting shall consist of two-thirds of the membership or twenty (20) members, whichever is least.
Section 5: A majority of the members of the Executive Board shall constitute a quorum for an Executive Board meeting.
Article IV: Membership
Section 1: Any person who is the owner of a Triumph or Triumph derivative motor car shall be eligible for Regular membership. Any member in good standing disposing of his or her car shall not be deprived of membership so long as his or her dues are in order.
Section 2: Charter members shall be those members in good standing at the time of the adoption of the original bylaws.
Section 3: Members shall be those persons who have currently paid dues and are in good standing in accordance with these Bylaws.
Section 4: Life members shall be those members whom the Club may wish to honor because of outstanding service to the Club. Only members who have been Regular members in good standing for fifteen (15) years can be considered for Life Membership. Life members shall be nominated by the Executive Board and approved by a majority vote of the members present at a business meeting. Life members shall have all privileges and be exempt from paying dues. Fees will still be assessed.
Section 5: A second Life member category shall be established for those members in good standing who wish to endow the club by paying dues ten (10) years in advance. Upon payment of advance dues the member achieves all privileges of a life member.
Section 6: Honorary members shall be those whom the Club may wish to honor for some special service to the Club or the marque. They shall be nominated by the Executive Board and approved for honorary membership by a majority vote of the members present at a business meeting. Honorary members shall have all the rights and privileges of regular members except that they may not vote or hold elective office and shall be exempt from paying dues.
Section 7: Associate members shall be those individuals who profess an interest in the Club and do not own a Triumph or Triumph derivative motor car at the time of initial membership. An Associate member has voting rights but may not hold an elective office.
Section 8: All members of the Club shall be bound by the Articles of Incorporation, the Bylaws and other rules and/or regulations adopted by the Club.
Section 9: Members who for any reason cease to be members of this Club shall have no claim upon this Club, its properties, or its funds.
Article V: Dues and Fees
Section 1: Dues and fees shall be payable to the Treasurer in the amount specified herein and are due the first day of January of each year.
Section 2: Regular memberships may be either Single, or where two members reside in a single household, Dual. Both Single and Dual membership dues shall be thirty dollars ($30.00) per year. Dues for new members joining after the first day of July shall be one half of the yearly rate. New members joining after the first day of November and paying full yearly dues will be given credit for the next year’s dues.
Section 3: Associate members shall observe the same guidelines drawn in Article V Section 2.
Section 4: Membership shall be terminated automatically for failure to pay annual dues by the March business meeting.
Section 5: Any member who has been dropped from the rolls of this Club for delinquent dues and or fees shall, upon application for reinstatement, be required to pay a reinstatement fee of five dollars ($5.00) in addition to dues as specified in Section 2 of this Article.
Section 6: All dues and fees specified in this Article are non-refundable.
Section 7: A $24.00 fee will be assessed to any member that receives a hardcopy of the newsletter instead of or in addition to the email version.
Article VI: Officers and Appointed Positions
Section 1: The elected officers of this Club shall be: President; Vice-President; Secretary; and Treasurer The appointed positions shall be: Activities Director; Membership Director; and Sergeant-at-Arms.
Section 2: The President shall preside at all Business, Special, and Board meetings and shall appoint such committees as may be necessary to carry out special business of the Club.
Section 3: The Vice-President shall perform the duties of the President in the absence of the President.
Section 4: The Secretary shall keep the minutes of all Business, Special and Board meetings, handle all correspondence and keep records pertaining to the business of the Club.
Section 5: The Treasurer shall handle all financial transactions of the Club, report on the finances of the Club at each Business and Board meeting, and shall submit the Club's books to a committee for the annual audit.
Section 6: The Activities Director shall schedule all Club events and appoint such committee persons as are necessary to stage such events.
Section 7: The Membership Director shall be appointed by the President and shall maintain the membership records of the Club, and provide new members with the appropriate club materials.
Section 8: The Sergeant at Arms shall be appointed by the President and shall be responsible for ensuring that the designated meeting area is set up to conduct Club business, and to ensure that guests are made to feel welcome.
Article VII: Election of Officers
Section 1: At the Business meeting in November of each year the Chairperson of the Nominating Committee shall present to the membership a slate of officers for the ensuing year.
Section 2: At the Business meeting in December of each year further nominations may be made from the floor and officers for the ensuing year shall be elected by secret ballot and the nominees are eligible to vote.
Section 3: Each office shall be voted upon in a separate ballot in the order in which they are listed in Section 1 of Article VI, and the results shall be made known to the members before proceeding with the election of the next office.
Section 4: The candidate receiving the highest number of votes cast for the office shall be elected.
Section 5: The new officers shall assume their responsibilities effective January 1 of the new year.
Section 6: The Secretary shall prepare the ballots. The President shall appoint a committee of three members in good standing as tellers. The Chairperson of this committee shall destroy the ballots thirty (30) days after the election.
Section 7: Any vacancy of an office, except that of the President, shall be filled by appointment of the President, subject to approval of the membership.
Section 8: Term limits are one calendar year. If, at the time of nomination, the incumbent (or incumbents) are willing to serve an additional year, re-nominations and elections may be forgone providing:
A. The members present at the nomination meeting approve the extension by a two thirds majority and,
B. The members present at the election meeting also approve by a two thirds majority.
The results will be posted in the January newsletter.
Article VIII: Executive Board
Section 1: The government of this Club shall be vested in an Executive Board comprised of the President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Activities Director, and the immediate Past-President.
Section 2: The Executive Board shall have the authority to conduct the business and manage the finances of this Club and be responsible for control of Club property in accordance with these bylaws.
Section 3: The Executive Board shall meet at least once each month at a time and place designated by the Board, such time and place of said meeting shall be made known at the Club business meetings. These board meetings shall be open to any Club member, although they may not vote. The immediate Past-President shall act as Advisor to the President and the Executive Board, but shall not have a vote.
Article IX: Conduct
Section 1: Any member whose conduct shall be determined by a two-thirds majority vote of the members present at any regular business meeting to have been detrimental to the interest and welfare of the Club shall forfeit his or her membership. Such individual may reapply for membership after a period of one year.
Article X: Disposition of Finances
Section 1: All dues and fees collected by the Club shall be disbursed for the expenses of the Club.
Section 2: At no time shall any officer or member of this Club receive any payment for his or her services.
Section 3: The Club shall be required to maintain a bank checking account and all monies received and disbursements made on behalf of this Club shall be through this checking account. Disbursements of less than twenty dollars ($20.00) may be made from the petty cash fund. A petty cash fund of twenty dollars ($20.00) shall be established, payouts of less than twenty dollars ($20.00) may be paid if receipts are given.
Section 4: All checks written against this Club's bank account shall by signed by the Treasurer and either the President or Vice-President.
Section 5: The Executive Board shall approve and be responsible for all expenses for the membership and normal operating expenses. Other expenses shall be made by a two-thirds majority of all members.
Article XI: Amendments
Section 1: These Bylaws may be replaced or amended or new Bylaws adopted at any business meeting or special meeting of this Club by a two-thirds majority vote of the members present, provided a written notice of change has been distributed to the members fourteen (14) days prior to the final vote.
Section 2: All additions, deletions, or revisions to the bylaws shall be posted in the book of bylaws, with the original.
Section 3: A copy of these Bylaws is to be made available to all members. The Bylaws will be examined by a committee on a yearly basis to determine their effectiveness and need for any revisions. This committee shall consist of the Executive Board and selected members comprising of at least seven people.
Article XIII: Parliamentary Law
Section 1: "Roberts Rules of Order, Revised" shall govern in all cases to which they are applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with these Bylaws.