02-28-2008, 05:34 PM
Just curious if anyone has by law copies from their chapter I could take a look at. Thanks
02-29-2008, 08:10 AM
The Great Northwest Sport Rotorcraft Assn., P.R.A. Chapter Number 73ís
CONSTITUTION AND BYLAWS
ARTICLE I - Name: The name of this Chapter of the Popular Rotorcraft Association will be TheGreat Northwest Sport Rotorcraft Assn., P.R.A. Chapter Number 73.
ARTICLE II - Location of Office: The office of the Chapter for the transaction of business will be located at Sport Copter hanger at 34012 Skyway Drive, Scappoose, OR 97056
ARTICLE III - Purpose: The principal purpose of the Chapter is to serve as an instrument of unification of people with the common interest of advancing the progress of rotorcraft for personal flying. It will be a voluntary, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization whose members are dedicated to the advancement of knowledge, public education, and safety of privately owned noncommercial rotorcraft.
ARTICLE IV - Eligibility: Membership is open to any person of good moral character. No person will be refused membership solely because of nationality, race, color, sex, or religious belief. Any member deemed undesirable by acts of deeds that tend to jeopardize the Chapter could be expelled from membership at a regular meeting by a minimum of a two-thirds vote of the members present at such meeting.
ARTICLE V - Chapter Membership classification:
1. Active Member, voting, dues are $20.00 per year.
2. Honorary Members, nonvoting, have no dues.
ARTICLE VI - Duties of the officers:
President: The President will preside at regular and special meetings and will be responsible for all planned activities of the group. The President will plan and surprise, either personally or through delegation of authority, all activities necessary for the advancement and welfare of the Chapter and its members.
The President will represent the Chapter and coordinate
matters with the P.R.A. Headquarters and other organizations.
Vice-President: The Vice-President will assist the President in all ways possible. The Vice-President will preside in the absence of the President and will keep himself informed on all matters and activities pertinent to the groupís best interests. The Vice-President will delegate authority as necessary to achieve orderly function of Chapter operations.
Secretary-Treasurer: (May be divided into two (2) offices) The secretary-treasurer will handle all financial matters and correspondence for the Chapter. The secretary-treasurer will maintain liaison with P.R.A. Headquarters. The secretary-treasurer will maintain an up to date membership roster. The secretary-treasurer will submit financial records, and make financial records available to any member.
In addition it is suggested that the Chapter appoint a Safety Committee of at least the three most experienced members, whose duties will be to assist new members in any way possible to assure a high level of safety in both the construction and flying of rotorcraft. It is desirable that these members have built and flown their own rotorcraft successfully. Collectively they will have the final say on all safety matters at any outing of fly-in under Chapter
ARTICLE VII - Quorum: A minimum of 2 elected officers in good standing shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of Chapter business at regular or special meetings. If one of the two elected officers is not present, then a past elected President can be counted as one of the two officers to constitute the quorum.
ARTICLE VIII - Meetings: This Chapter will meet on the 2nd Saturday of every month at Sport Copter hanger or NWAAC building at 1PM, or on alternate dates and places previously agreed to and announced to every member.
ARTICLE IX - Conduct of meetings: The Chapter will adhere to a customary agenda for the conduct of meetings. For example:
1. Appropriate opening ceremony, if any, announcements.
2. Reading of minutes of previous meeting and their approval.
3. Financial Report.
4. Reports of individual members, progress reports.
5. Old business.
6. New business.
7. Plans for next meeting.
ARTICLE X - Amendments: The Chapter members and officers can suggest changes to this document in any regular meeting. Two officers must be present for this suggestion to be allowed to continue. A two-thirds vote of the members present will approve the change so that it can then
be refereed to the next regular meeting. In order to make the change final; a second two-thirds vote of the members present at the second meeting will allow the change.
ARTICLE XI - Vacancies: The President may fill any office that is vacant with an appointed person. If the President is not present, at the regular meeting, the Vice-President will now have the same power. Appointments will be for that meeting only, unless its holder has permanently vacated the office. If that is the case the appointed person will serve until the remainder of the
ARTICLE XII - Elections: Nominations for the officers will be made at two meetings. The election voting will be on the second of the two meetings. Since December has been a nonmeeting month in the past, it is recommended that the two nomination/election meetings to be November and January.
02-29-2008, 08:13 PM
Okay, here are Chapter 62's! A couple of features are the fact that there is a requirement that they get reviewed in odd number years for updating and to see if they still fit our needs. Any mods/updates are then documented in the bylaws; see the last page.
They were reviewed in '07 as required but the suggested changes haven't happened yet. Lazy secretary!
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