BY-LAWS

Rev. 4/79
Rev. 3/83
Rev. 3/86
Rev. 3/96
Rev. 5/02
Rev. 8/14

ARTICLE I – PURPOSE AND NAME

Section 1. The name of this club shall be GREEN MOUNTAIN WATER SKIERS, INC.

Section 2. The purpose of the GREEN MOUNTAIN WATER SKIERS, INC. is to promote the sport of water skiing through group participation, sponsoring exhibitions, shows, tournaments, and associated recreational activities for the mutual benefit of the members. To stimulate interest in water skiing among non-skiers in the community, and to work for greater safety in water skiing. It is established as a non-profit organization.

ARTICLE II- MEMBERSHIP

Section 1. Membership in the GREEN MOUNTAIN WATER SKIERS, INC. shall be open to any individuals who are interested in water skiing.

Section 2. Application for membership in the club shall be made in the manner prescribed by the Officers. The membership application, in its approved form, shall contain an agreement to abide by the by-laws of the club. The application shall be forwarded to an officer and the applicant shall then become a club member upon payment of club dues.

Section 3. Membership in the club may be terminated for non-payment of dues by action of the Board of Directors. Termination of the membership of any member shall not release the said member from the obligation to pay all dues owed to the end of the period of membership. Membership may also be terminated for any reason by a three-quarter vote of members of the club present at any regular or special meeting.

ARTICLE III – MANAGEMENT

Section 1. The management of the Club shall be vested in the Board of Directors. They shall have entire authority in the management of affairs and finance of the Corporation and have general control of all it’s property.

Section 2. Any member of the Board of Directors who neglects to perform his duties may be removed from office by majority vote at a regular or special meeting of the Corporation.

Section 3. Board members shall serve without compensation.

ARTICLE IV – OFFICES AND DUTIES

Section 1. The elective officers shall be elected by the members at their annual spring meeting as the first order of “New Business” and shall hold office for the term of one year or until their successors shall have been elected and qualified.

Section 2. The elective offices of the club shall be: President, Vice-president, Secretary, Treasurer, and a three-member Board of Directors.

Section 3. The President shall preside at all meetings of the club; Shall appoint committee chairmen; Represent or delegate authority to represent the organization, including mailings and correspondence; Have general supervision of affairs of the Corporation.

Section 4. The Vice-president, during the absence or incapacity of the President, shall perform the duties and have the powers of the President.

Section 5. Treasurer, shall keep all the records and accounts of the Club and have charge of its funds. He/she shall keep all funds in a bank account approved by the Board of Directors and in the name of the Club. He/she shall disburse the funds of the Club under the direction of the Board of Directors. A treasurer’s report shall also be presented at any regular or special meetings.

Section 6. Secretary, shall be responsible for the minutes of all meetings of the general membership as well as the rosters and attendance.

Section 7. The Board of Directors shall be composed of members, elected by and from the voting members of the Corporation as follows:

A.      The four elected officers.
B.      Three Directors with responsibilities which may include the following according to the current needs of the Club:

  • Director of Special Activities, shall coordinate with committees all Club events.
  • Director of Safety, shall oversee club events and ensure that safe practices in accordance to state and local regulations, and common sense are adhered to. Shall represent the Club when necessary to seek changes in safety legislation.
  • Director of Membership, shall perform member outreach and Club growth.
  • Director at Large, to work with the other board members in the general management of the Club.

Section 8. Committees such as Tournament, Ski Show, Equipment, Safety, Social, Publicity, Fund Raising, etc. may be formed. In each case the duties of the respective committee shall be clearly stated.

ARTICLE V – FISCAL YEAR

Section 1. The fiscal year of the Club shall commence on June 1 of each year and end
the last day of May the following year. Treasurer’s Reports will coincide with annual and special meetings.

ARTICLE VI- BUDGET

Section 1. The Board shall generate a proposed budget from needed expenditures identified at or prior to the annual meeting as well as a spending guideline for unanticipated expenditures for the following year. It may be reviewed and is subject to revision at meetings of the Board of Directors. The Board shall not obligate the Club in excess of the approved budget or spending guideline.

ARTICLE VII- DUES

Section 1. The dues of membership to the Club and the method of payment thereof shall he determined at each annual meeting.

ARTICLE VIII- MEETINGS

Section 1. The Annual Spring Meeting of the Club shall be held on a date mutually agreed upon by the Board of Directors from May 1 to May 31 with notification to the previous membership at least 30 days in advance.

Section 2. Regular meetings of the members shall be held as designated by the Board.

Section 3. Written notices of the place, day, and hour of the annual and regular meetings of the members shall be prepared and distributed to the membership by the President or his/her delegate among the Officers.

Section 4. A majority of the Board members shall constitute a quorum. Any action taken at a regular or special meeting shall require a majority vote of those present.

Section 5. The Board of Directors shall meet as directed by the President or when requested by a majority of the Directors. Notice of board meetings shall be sent to each Board member a minimum of 5 days before the scheduled meeting.

ARTICLE IX – AMENDMENTS

Section 1. These By-laws may be amended at any meeting of the Club by a majority vote of the members attending such meetings, providing a notice of such proposed amendments shall have been mailed to each member with notice of the meeting at which the amendment or amendments are to be considered.