Bylaws -- Rochester Rock, Ice and Snow Climbing Club (RRISCC)



ARTICLE I -- Members                              

Membership shall become effective upon payment of annual membership dues for the calendar year. The calendar year is September 1 through August 31. Membership dues paid by new members joining within the last couple of months of the calendar year will be applied for the remainder of that calendar year and extend throughout the subsequent calendar year. Changes to the amount of annual membership dues shall be determined by a majority vote of the membership.

ARTICLE II -- Directors

The Directors of the corporation shall consist of the Officers of the corporation. The Directors will decide all issues regarding the club not otherwise addressed by the Bylaws. In the event of dissolution of the corporation, the directors will determine whether or not to file a Certificate of Dissolution with the Secretary of State of the State of New York and decide what to do with the incorporation's assets and properties. Every attempt shall be made to dispose of the corporation's assets and properties by donation to another like organization with like purposes actively operating in the Rochester, New York area.

ARTICLE III -- Membership Meetings & Voting

Membership votes will be taken, as decided by the President and with due notice, in a meeting of the members and/or by remote ballot (e.g. mail or email). A majority vote by one third of the membership is required for passage, except where designated otherwise in the Bylaws. With a minimum two-week advanced notice to members, special meetings or votes shall be called upon written request by at least one third of the members.

ARTICLE IV -- Officers

The Officers of the corporation shall consist of a President, Vice President, and Treasurer elected by membership ballot in the second quarter of each year. The Officers shall serve for one year or until their respective successors are elected. In the event of an Officer vacancy occurring during the calendar year, a special election will be held to fill the vacancy for the unexpired term.

The President shall correspond with members and potential members, and shall organize and coordinate meeting agendas, times and locations. The President may also delegate portions of these responsibilities to members, where mutually agreed. The Vice President shall assist with or assume these tasks in the absence, or at the request, of the President. The Treasurer shall be empowered to collect and deposit member dues, write checks for any bills incurred by the corporation, and/or open or close appropriate bank accounts for the corporation as supported or directed by the members. The Treasurer shall also regularly and briefly report account balances and transactions to the members at the corporation's monthly meetings.

ARTICLE V -- Amendments

With a minimum two-week advanced notice to members, these Bylaws may be amended, altered, or repealed, in whole or in part, by a majority vote of the members.

Amended 05/12/2015