D'ZONAS CHAPTER BYLAWS
A Chapter of Discovery Owners Association, Inc.
BYLAWS - Original
Approved: Nov. 9, 2011
ARTICLE I - NAMEThe name of this chapter shall be D'Zonas.
ARTICLE II - PURPOSEThe purpose of the chapter shall be to plan and conduct rallies, enhance common interests, and promote social contact among Discovery owners.
ARTICLE III - MEMBERSHIP AND FEESSection 1
The chapter is formed as part of the Discovery Owners Association, Inc., a non-profit, volunteer organization, and membership in the chapter shall be as follows:
ARTICLE IV - OFFICERSOfficers of the chapter shall be President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Rally Master and Immediate Past President. Each officer shall perform the duties that usually pertain to these respective offices. A majority vote by the members via email ballot shall elect each nominee for office and the officers shall serve for two (2) years or until their respective successor has been duly elected and installed. The elections will be held in the months of November/December.
ARTICLE V - RESPONSIBILITY OF CHAPTER OFFICERSSection 1
The chapter officers shall be the governing board and administrative body of the chapter and shall also perform such functions and duties as ordered by majority vote of the members at an annual meeting (this meeting may be either in person or electronic).
Section 2Vacancies on the board shall be nominated by the President and approved by a majority of the board for the balance of the officer's un-expired term.
ARTICLE VI - COMMITTEESSection 1
Nominating Committee: A Nominating Committee shall consist of three (3) members selected by a majority vote of the members at the annual meeting. The chairperson will report the slate of candidates to the membership via email during the last quarter of the election year. Nominations will also be accepted from the membership. Election will take place via email vote in November/December.. Those elected will assume their duties January 1 following their election.
ARTICLE VII - MEETINGS AND RALLIESSection 1
Regular meetings or rallies of the chapter shall be held at least two (2) times a year. The dates, day, hour, and locations shall be fixed by the Rally Master and the Rally Hosts, with approval of the President, and shall be published in the chapter electronic newsletter.
a. Call to order
ARTICLE VIII - BYLAWSSection 1
Proposed changes/amendments to the bylaws will be mailed to each active member in good standing at least thirty (30) days prior to a vote. The bylaws may then be amended with a majority vote of the members.
Section 3Upon final approval of these bylaws, the Secretary shall provide a copy to each current member of the chapter, and shall ensure that a copy is furnished to new members as they join. The Secretary shall provide access to a copy of the bylaws for all members at meetings who do not bring their own copy.
Section 4The D'Zonas chapter will operate under these bylaws and bylaws of the Discovery Owners Association, Inc., which shall take precedence over this document in the event of any conflicting section.
ARTICLE IX - TERMINATION OF CHAPTERSection 1
Should the activities of the chapter terminate, as determined by a majority of the board, any property or chapter funds shall be disposed of as follows and approved by the members:
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