ByLaws for San Diego Kite Club
ByLaws for Electro Model Flyers
ARTICLE I: NAME
Electro Model Fliers
San Diego, California
ARTICLE II: PURPOSE
To further the sport of electric R/C model aviation
ARTICLE III: MEMBERSHIP
AMA membership required.
Dues are $TBD per year for open members, $TBD for youth and senior citizens.
Any member in good standing may resign his/her membership by giving written notice to the Club.
If any member ceases to have the qualification necessary for membership in the AMA, his/her membership in the Club shall thereby terminate, subject to reinstatement upon restoration of eligibility.
This section provides for enforcement of the Safety Rules that are related to flying activities or any other unacceptable behavior by an individual member or members. Any individual may be expelled from membership from the Club by a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote of the membership if in the officers’ determination, such individual willfully commits any act or omission which is a violation of any of the terms of these Bylaws, or the Rules of the AMA, or which is detrimental the Club, the AMA, or to model aviation.
A two-thirds vote of the membership is required for reinstatement to the club.
ARTICLE IV: OFFICERS
President, Vice- President, Secretary, Treasurer, Safety Officer.
- TERM OF OFFICE
Officers are elected annually.
President shall preside at meetings, VP shall preside in the absence of the president, Secretary records minutes, and Treasurer handles club funds.
- APPOINTED OFFICERS
Field Marshall, Committee Chairman, Program Chairman.
Officer vacancies are to be filled by vote of the remaining officers.
ARTICLE V: MEETINGS
- REGULAR MEETINGS
- SPECIAL MEETINGS
ARTICLE VI: RECORD KEEPING
All records are passed on when new officers are elected.
ARTICLE VII: COMMITTEES
Standing Committees, Special committees, committee membership.
ARTICLE VIII: NOMINATIONS, ELECTIONS, AND RECALL
Nominations for officer position can be from the floor or by mail.
Elections are held at a regularly scheduled meeting
ARTICLE IX: MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
- ROBERT’S RULES
- FISCAL YEAR
- CLUB LOGO
- STANDING RULES
- DISSOLUTION OF CLUB
The duration of the club shall be perpetual. The club may be dissolved with the approval of two-thirds vote of the membership.
ARTICLE X: AMENDMENT OF THESE BYLAWS
ARTICLE XI: GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE (FLIGHT AND SAFETY RULES)
The grievance procedure provides a mechanism to enforce existing safety rules by providing a progressive disciplinary system when needed. Although most complaints can be resolved informally, if a complaint is serious or cannot be resolved informally, the matter should be referred to the Safety Officer for its consideration by means of a Grievance Form to be filled out and turned into the Safety Officer. At least one witness is required to sign the Grievance Form
The Safety Officer shall use its judgment in carrying out action on the following:
Viewpoints of both complainants and accused will be considered. Complainant’s name will be disclosed. A verbal reprimand will be given to the accused by the Safety Officer, and this will be recorded in the Club records.
Complainant’s name will be disclosed. The accused has the right to a written rebuttal, to be reviewed by the Club Safety Officer. If the Officers so decide, the flying privileges of the accused will be suspended for (30) thirty days. Written notice of this shall be issued and a copy published in the Club newsletter.
Safety Officer will notify the accused in writing and the Club members via the Club newsletter that the Club will vote on the expulsion of the accused at the next meeting. Said expulsion will last for a one-year minimum. A member may be expelled from the Club only upon a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote of the membership present at the meeting. Voting will be by secret ballot at a regular monthly meeting. The expelled member may reapply for membership after the expiration of the expulsion time period.
Any member receiving a Grievance, who directs any retaliation action against the person filing said grievance, will be subject to immediate expulsion from the Club. This is to include threats, intimidation, physical harm, intentional equipment damage, or any other action deemed to be retaliatory by the Club Officers.