Constitution & ByLaws

CONSTITUTION

Article I

Name
The name of this organization shall be Caveman Camera Club. 

Article II

Purpose
The objectives and purposes of the club are to exchange knowledge and information among members, promote the overall field of photography, provide opportunity for practical photographic group activities, study advanced techniques and equipment in the field, offer training and experience in photography, and to provide an opportunity for display, recognition and evaluation of individual members through competitions.

Article III

Membership
Any person interested in photography may become a member of this club as provided in the Bylaws.

Article IV

Officers
The officers of this club shall be: President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary. Their duties shall be those usually pertaining to these offices. The elected officers shall form the Executive Committee with other members as provided in the Bylaws.

Article V

Vacancies
Section 1: If the office of the President should become vacant for any reason, the Vice President shall assume that office for the remainder of the term. Should the Vice President be unable to assume the Presidency, then the office may be declared open by a majority vote of the Executive Committee and a special election may then be called to fill the office for the remainder of the term.

Section 2: If any other office than the President should become vacant, it shall be filled by appointment by the President, for the remainder of the term.

Article VI

Meetings
Section 1: Regular meetings of the club shall be held each month, except for the months of July and August. The day and place of the meeting shall be selected by the Executive Committee.

Section 2: Special meetings may be called by the President at any time.

Article VII

Amendments
Amendments to the Constitution may be made at any time by a two thirds affirmative vote of the members present, and in good standing. The vote can be taken at a regular or special meeting of this club, providing the members present constitutes a quorum, defined hereinafter.

Article VIII

Bylaws
Bylaws for the transaction of the business of the club may be adopted, revoked, or amended at any time by a majority affirmative vote of members in good standing at a regular or special meeting of this club.

BYLAWS

Article I

Membership
Any person of good character may take application for membership in this club. The annual dues should accompany the application. Dues may be prorated for persons joining during the club year.

Article II

Dues
Expenses for operating the club may be examined at any meeting of the Executive Committee so that an appropriate dues amount may be proposed for acceptance by the club membership at the next regular or special meeting.

Article III

Election of Officers
Section 1: At least two months in advance of the annual business meeting in May of each year, the President shall appoint the nominating committee. The nominating committee shall nominate a slate of officers for the ensuing year and shall present that slate at the April meeting. Election of officers will be held in the May Meeting.
Section 2: At the Annual Business Meeting in May, the Nominations Chairman shall present the list of officers again. Nominations from the floor shall also be solicited. If there is a quorum present, the President shall appoint tellers to pass out the ballots, collect them and count them. Those receiving the highest vote for each office shall be declared elected and shall be installed at the Annual Awards Ceremony in June.

Article IV

Quorum
One third of the members in good standing present at the meeting shall constitute a Quorum, providing this number is not less than five.

Article V

Order of Business
All meetings of the club shall be conducted in accordance with Robert’s “Rules of Order”.

Article VI

Committees
Section 1: The day to day operation of the club shall be accomplished by the Executive Committee (or Board). The Executive Committee shall consist of the elective officers and all interested club members in good standing who are attending the board meeting. This Committee shall be chaired by the President.
Section 2: The various phases of the club activity shall be in the hands of standing or special committees, the chairman of which shall be appointed by the President. These chairmen shall, with the President’s approval, appoint the additional members of their committees.

Article VII

Amendments
Any change may be made in these Bylaws by a majority affirmation vote of at least a Quorum of members present at any regular or special meeting called by the President.

Certification of Amendment
These amended Bylaws were approved by a majority vote of members present at the regular monthly meeting on March 3, 1997

Dick Miller, President