PREMIER SQUARE DANCING CLUB IN CENTRAL OHIO
ESTABLISHED IN 1975

Bylaws

BYLAWS OF BUCKS AND DOES SINGLES OF COLUMBUS INC.

ARTICLE I: PURPOSE

The mission of the BUCKS AND DOES SINGLES OF COLUMBUS, INC. (hereinafter called CLUB) is to provide through the framework of its membership, classes, and administrative levels of its organization, sociability and fellowship, while furnishing the opportunity for western style square dancing; to provide instruction in western style square dancing to others, and to give back to the community in charitable works.

ARTICLE II: AFFILIATION

Sec. 1: LOCAL / REGIONAL: The Club may become a member of the Central Ohio Corporation of Dance Clubs (C.O.C.D.C.) and conform to the rules and regulations established by that Corporation.

Sec. 2: NATIONAL / INTERNATIONAL: The Club may maintain membership in the Single Square Dancers, U.S.A.

ARTICLE III: OFFICE

Sec. 1: PRINCIPAL PLACE: The principal place of business of the Club shall be Columbus, Ohio.

Sec. 2: MAILING ADDRESS: The Club shall maintain a mailing address.

Sec. 3: AUTHORITY TO CHANGE: The Executive Board shall have power and authority to change said principal place of business and mailing address from one location to another.

ARTICLE IV: MEMBERSHIP

Sec. 1: QUALIFICATIONS: The membership of the Club shall consist of qualified western-style square dancers who treat each other with acceptance, integrity, and mutual respect. Membership shall not be based on race, creed, color, religion, nationality or national origin. Members shall abide by the purposes and ideals of the Club, as set forth in the Club’s Articles of Incorporation, these Bylaws,
the policies established by the Executive Board and the decisions of the Executive Board.

Sec. 2: CLASSES: There shall be four (4) classes of membership: SINGLE, HITCHED, JUNIOR and STUDENT.

(a) SINGLE: Single membership shall be available to single (including people divorced or widowed) square dancers of the minimum age of eighteen (18) years as qualified in Section I above. Each Single member shall be entitled to:

(1) All rights and privileges of the Club, including the holding of Club offices and being members of committees;
(2) Admission to all Club dances and functions;
(3) To wear a Club badge;
(4) One (l) vote at all membership meetings (except Executive Board meetings) at which the member is present;
(5) One (l) vote by absentee ballot for election of officers (See Art X, Sec 2) and on proposed changes to Club Bylaws (See Art XI, Sec 6)
(6) Receive the Club’s newsletter.

(b) HITCHED: Hitched membership shall be available to adults (age 18 or over) who are married. Hitched members must meet the qualifications under Section I above, except that spouses that are not qualified western style square dancers are extended the opportunity to complete, in a timely fashion, a class in western-style square dancing to meet the membership qualifications of Sec. 1. The Board encourages qualified spouses of hitched members to apply for membership, but a hitched member is allowed to maintain membership without the spouse being a member of the Club. Each hitched member shall be entitled to:

(1) All rights and privileges of the Club, including the holding of Club offices and being members of committees, with the exception of President;
(2) Admission to all Club dances and functions;
(3) Wear Club badges indicating hitched membership;
(4) One (l) vote at all membership meetings (except Executive Board meetings) at which the member is present;
(5) One (l) vote by absentee ballot for election of officers (See Art. X, Sec 2) and on proposed changes to Club Bylaws (See Art XI, Sec 6)
(6) Receive the Club’s newsletter.

(c) JUNIOR: Junior membership shall be available to single young people through 17 years of age qualified as described in Sec I above. An adult must accompany each junior member for the entire dance. Each junior member shall be entitled to:

(1) Admission to all Club dances and functions (as long as accompanied by an adult);
(2) Wear a club badge;
(3) Receive the Club’s newsletter.

(d) STUDENT: Student membership shall be awarded to square dancers currently taking square dance classes from the Club. Each student member shall be entitled to:

(1) Admission to all Club Hi-Lo dances and other Club functions;
(2) To wear a Club student badge;
(3) Receive the Club’s newsletter.

Sec. 3: APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP: Any individual desiring membership in the Club may make application on a form provided by the Club, remitting therewith a payment in accordance with this Article. Such application shall be acted upon by the Executive Board for approval or disapproval by a majority of the Board. Approval shall be indicated by the initialing of the application by each Board member in favor of such approval. The following rules shall be applicable to all applications: (a) Upon approval of an application by the Executive Board, the applicant shall be provided a membership packet including a copy of these Bylaws.

Sec. 4: CHANGE IN MEMBERSHIP: Any member desiring a change in membership class shall make application on a form provided by the Club. Such application shall be acted upon by the Executive Board in the same manner as provided in Sec. 3 above with respect to a new member.

Sec. 5: SUSPENSIONS, EXPULSION, WITHDRAWAL:

(a) Suspension or expulsion of a member may be ordered for cause, after proper hearing, by the Executive Board. A member under consideration for such suspension or expulsion shall be notified in writing prior to such hearing and be permitted to attend the hearing in defense thereof. Suspension or expulsion shall be determined by majority secret ballot vote of the Executive Board. The Council Representative in charge of membership shall preside at the hearing and count and announce the vote.

(b) The following reasons may be considered justifiable cause:

(1) Flagrant violation of the provisions of the Club’s Articles of Incorporation, these Bylaws, the policies established by the Executive Board and the decisions of the Executive Board;
(2) Non-payment of annual per capita payment;
(3) Drinking of intoxicants or use of drugs immediately before or during a Club dance or function;
(4) Failure to abide by the rules of the dance hall;
(5) Vulgar or abusive language or other improper behavior.
(6) Falsification of marital status.

Upon suspension or expulsion, the member shall be requested to return the member’s Club badge and status bars, (if any).

(c) Any member desiring to withdraw from membership may submit a written request to the Executive Board. Upon affirmative action by the Board and return of the member’s Club badge and status bars, (if any) withdrawal shall be effected.

ARTICLE V: REVENUE

Sec. 1: SOURCE: The operations of the Club shall be financed by per capita payments, instruction fees, guest fees, contributions, interest, and any other related sources of revenue, except there shall be no initiation fees. The accounting year of the Club shall be from May I through April 30 of the following year.

Sec. 2: MEMBER PAYMENTS: Membership dues are payable on or before May 1st in an amount determined by the Executive Board based on projected expenses for the ensuing Club accounting year. A new member, when requesting midyear membership shall pay in advance an amount pro-rated in accordance with a schedule prescribed by the Executive Board. Alternatively, Club members may pay one half of the annual fee on or before the first day of the membership year and one half of the fee six months later. The Board may offer a reduced payment to encourage members to pay for the complete year at the beginning of the accounting year. The amount of the student membership shall be determined by the Executive Board. The Board will give special consideration in setting the fee for junior membership. Member payments shall not be refundable.

Sec. 3: GUEST FEES: A guest who wishes to participate at a Club dance or function shall make a per capita payment in an amount determined by the Executive Board.

ARTICLE VI: ADMINISTRATION

Sec 1: EXECUTIVE BOARD: The Executive Board shall consist of the President, Vice President, Past President, Secretary, Treasurer, Council Representative, Media Representative, Ways and Means Chairperson, and Hospitality Chairperson. At no time shall a hitched member be eligible to be President and the balance of the board members shall always be at a minimum amount of 60% single.

Sec. 2: POWERS: The powers of the Club shall be exercised, its property controlled, and its affairs conducted by the Executive Board, except for those powers, as provided by these Bylaws, which rest with the membership. All actions of the Executive Board shall require a majority vote. The President may cast an extra vote in the event of a tie.

Sec. 3: MEETINGS: Regular meetings of the Executive Board shall be held at least once each month at such time and place as may be determined by the Board. The President shall convene a special meeting of the Executive Board whenever requested by two (2) or more Board members or three (3) or more Club members. (For quorum see Art Ml, sec 2)

Sec. 4: LIMITATION ON EXPENDITURES: The Executive Board shall have authority to spend funds of the Club for the normal operation of the Club. “Normal operating expenses” shall be all expenses required for maintenance of the club under $50.00. All expenditures greater than $50.00 shall require a majority vote of the board.

Sec. 5: DUTIES: The Executive Board shall:

(a) Establish major administrative policies governing the affairs of the Club and devise measures for the growth and development of the Club;
(b) Adopt an operating budget for the ensuing year at its first regular meeting for that year;
(c) Decide upon the date and place for the Club’s annual business meeting and any special Club meeting;
(d) Appoint committees for whatever purposes the Board deems essential in addition to those otherwise provided for in these Bylaws;
(e) Publish and distribute a copy of the draft minutes of each Board meeting to each Board member and to other Club members in attendance at the next Board meeting. (See Art VIl, Sec 4 (d))
(f) Publish and distribute to all members a monthly newsletter which contains all significant information resulting from the Board meeting, including policy decisions by the Board, and the dates, times and locations of upcoming dances, banner activities, membership meetings and Board meetings. (See Art VIl, Sec 4 (d)).
(g) Immediately preceding each Board meeting, distribute an agenda for the meeting to each Board member and other Club members who are at the meeting;
(h) Appoint a member of the Executive Board as Chairperson of the Nominating Committee. (See Art IX)

ARTICLE VII: OFFICERS

Sec. 1: OFFICERS: The Club’s officers shall be the President, Vice President, Past President, Secretary, Treasurer, Council Representative, Media Representative, Ways and Means Chairperson, and Hospitality Chairperson, all of whom shall be the ‘elected officers’ for purposes of these Bylaws, and shall be members of the Executive Board. The Past President shall be the most recent President of the Club; if that most recent eligible President is not available to serve, the next most recent eligible President shall serve as Past President, etc. If no past president is available to serve as Past President that office shall remain vacant. Only single members of the Club are eligible to serve as President and a 60% minimum balance of singles over hitched officers must be maintained.

Sec. 2: TENURE: Officers shall be elected for a one-year term. The term of each officer shall commence on May I following the date of the annual election at which elected. Officers shall continue for the term for which elected and until a successor is elected or until removed by resignation, death, or action of the Executive Board. All officers shall be available to the incoming officers for purposes of training and explain fully all duties required of the new candidates upon exit of term of office.

Sec. 3: VACANCY: If an office becomes vacant, that office for the remainder of the term shall be filled at the next regular Club dance, following the dance at which the announcement of the vacancy is made, or as soon thereafter as a candidate can be chosen. The vacancy may be filled at a special business meeting of members called as prescribed in the preceding sentence hereof. With respect to the office of the Past President, see Sec l, above.

Sec. 4: DUTIES

(a) President: The President shall be an ex-officio member of all committees except the Nominating Committee; the President, and in his/her absence the Past President, shall preside at the business meetings of the Club and at Executive Board meetings; may countersign with the Vice President, Treasurer or Past President checks drawn on the funds of the Club; may act in temporary emergencies such as change in hall, caller, or cuer; and have such other powers and duties as may be prescribed by the Executive Board.

(b) Past President: The Past President shall preside at the business meetings of the Club and at Executive Board meetings in the absence of the President, and may countersign with the President, the Vice President or the Treasurer checks drawn on the funds of the Club.

(c) Vice President: The Vice President shall assume the duties of the President in the absence of the President and the Past President; will be responsible for scheduling callers and cuers to fill any canceled dates during the current Club year; will negotiate the contract for a hall for Club dances for the ensuing Club year; may co-sign checks with the President, Treasurer or Past President; and perform such other duties as are assigned by the Executive Board.

(d) Secretary: The Secretary shall keep an accurate record of all meetings of the Club and of the Executive Board; shall keep an official membership list and standing committee list on file; shall act as correspondent for the Club; shall publish minutes of the Executive Board as required in Sec 5(e) & (f) of Art VI of these Bylaws; and shall transmit all Secretary’s records to a successor.

(e) Treasurer: The Treasurer shall have custody of the Club’s Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws as well as all other records and documents of the club not otherwise assigned. The Treasurer shall receive all monies of the Club; deposit same in the name of the Club in such bank or banks as may be designated from time to time by the Executive Board; shall disburse said funds as ordered or authorized by the Executive Board by checks co-signed with either the President, Vice President, or Past President; shall keep regular accounts of such receipts and disbursements; submit such records when requested by the Executive Board; submit an itemized statement of current and year-to-date receipts and disbursements at regular meetings of the Executive Board; maintain records of guests and membership attendance at all club dances; and shall transmit the accounts and undistributed funds to a successor. The Treasurer may maintain a petty cash fund in an amount authorized by the Executive Board for use in emergencies, for refreshments, or for making change at Club dances. The Treasurer shall receive all per capita payments of members and shall report such payments to the Club secretary for inclusion in the minutes of the next Executive Board meeting following such receipts.

(f) Council Representatives: The Council Representative shall attend all meetings of the Central Ohio Corporation of Dance Clubs (COCDC), (or a successor organization), if the Club is a member thereof, and give a report thereon at the next regular Executive Board meeting for inclusion in the Board’s minutes; shall pick up flyers at COCDC meetings and other club dances and display them at Club dances; shall be responsible to take Club flyers for distribution at COCDC meetings and dances of other square dance clubs. The Council Representatives shall have authority to commit the Club to support council decisions and/or functions.

Council Representatives shall organize and direct the recruitment and maintenance of membership for the Club; inform membership applicant of Executive Board disposition of his or her application; preside at suspension hearings (See Art IV Sec 5); distribute badges and other membership information; and be responsible for the preparation and distribution of the Club’s annual roster.

(g) Media Representative: The media representative shall have the responsibility of monitoring all media outlets that the club is actively participating in; including but not limited to:

1. Facebook
2. Maintenance of the email accounts
3. The club website
4. Meetup.com
5. All other social networking
6. The Club newsletter
7. Advertising.

(h) Hospitality Chairperson: The Hospitality Chairperson shall be responsible for all aspects of the preparation and care of the hall for all of the Club activities. They will provide a system that makes sure of greeters, refreshments, decorations, and set up and tear down of the hall.

(i) Ways and Means Chairperson: The Ways and Means Chairperson will be responsible for the planning and execution of special dances, fundraisers and/or charity services that the Club agrees to support.

ARTICLE VIII: COMMITTEES

Sec. 1: FUNCTION: The function of each committee of the Club shall be to assist the Executive Board by studying and reviewing matters within its jurisdiction or specifically assigned to it by the Board, and making recommendations thereon to the Board. All files and records of committees shall be the property of the Club.

Sec. 2: STANDING COMMITTEES: The President, with the approval of the Executive Board, shall appoint the following committees and designate the chairperson of each: Refreshments, Banner, Publicity, Program and Class Coordinator.

(a) Banner Chairperson: The Banner chairperson shall communicate with other square dance clubs regarding banner steals and retrieves and notify the Treasurer and refreshment committee when guests are expected; and shall keep records of those Club members who participate in banner steals and retrieves and become eligible for banner badges. The Club will abide by the banner steal and retrieve guidelines set down by the COCDC.

(b) Class Coordinator: The Class Coordinator shall be responsible for all things regarding student members and classes.

(c) Publicity: The publicity chairperson shall have charge of all Club publicity, including the taking of pictures and writing news articles; shall prepare a monthly newsletter for distribution to subscribers thereof; and shall prepare and send monthly news to the Central Ohio western-square and round dance magazine (currently Cues and Tips).

(d) Program: The program committee chairperson would be responsible for physical facilities and report to the Hospitality Chairperson.

Sec. 3: OTHER COMMITTEES: The President, with the approval of the Executive Board, may appoint temporary committees and designate the chairperson of each.

(a) Refreshments: The Refreshment chairperson and assistants shall be responsible for managing refreshments at Club dances and functions and report to the Hospitality Chairperson.

Sec. 4: TENURE: Each Standing Committee shall serve for a one-year term to coincide with the term of the President who appointed the members thereof. Each Other Committee shall serve at the pleasure of the President under whom it is serving.

ARTICLE IX: NOMINATIONS

Sec. 1: NOMINATING COMMITTEE:

(a) COMPOSITION: The Nominating Committee shall be comprised of one (l) member of the Executive Board appointed by majority vote of the Board (See Art VI, Sec. 5(H)) and two (2) active members of the Club. The Board member shall be chairperson of the Committee. No member of this Committee, other than the Executive Board member, shall be eligible for nomination.

(b) TENURE: The term of each member of the Nominating Committee shall commence at the adjournment of the meeting at which elected and shall continue until the adjournment of the succeeding election meeting held as provided in Article X.

Sec. 2: NOMINATING COMMITTEE DUTIES: It shall be the duty of the Committee to nominate candidates in the manner provided in this Article and to present its report to the Executive Board in the month prior to election of officers. The Nominating Committee report shall be published in the Club’s newsletter prior to elections and shall be posted at the 2 regular club dances prior to the election date provided in Article X. The Nominating Committee shall also be responsible for directing the balloting process, provide ballots to each eligible voting member present or absentee ballot if requested, count the ballots after the balloting is closed, announce the results of the balloting and enforce the procedural rules of the Executive Board on the election meeting. See Article X, Sec.3 Conduct of Election.

(a) QUALIFICATIONS OF CANDIDATES: Candidates for office shall be active members of the Club with the exception of the candidate for President who, in addition, must always be a single member.

(b) OFFICERS: The nominating Committee shall nominate, under procedural rules prescribed by the Executive Board, at least one (1) candidate and not more than two (2) candidates for each of the offices of President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Council Representative, Media Representative, Ways and Means Chairperson, and Hospitality Chairperson.

(c) NOMINATIONS FROM THE FLOOR: The Nominating Committee shall be responsible for announcing the slate of nominees for office and then open the nomination process to the membership as prescribed under Sec. 3. NOMINATIONS FROM THE FLOOR.

Sec. 3: NOMINATIONS FROM THE FLOOR: Additional nominations of qualified officer and nominating committee candidates may be made from the floor at the two (2) regular scheduled dances prior to the scheduled election meeting, with the consent of the persons so nominated. In the event of cancellation of one or both of the above dances, nominations from the floor will be opened on the day of election prior to balloting.

ARTICLE X: ELECTIONS

Sec. 1: TIME: Annually, at the first (1st) regular Club dance in April, an election shall be held.

Sec. 2: BALLOTING: The ballots used at the annual election shall contain the names of the candidates under the title of the office for which they have been nominated; additional blank spaces under each office shall be provided in the event of Election Day nominations from the floor (See Art IX, Sec 3, Nominations from The Floor). Elections shall be carried out by members voting in person or by absentee ballot and under procedural rules prescribed by the Executive Board. Absentee ballots shall be available, upon request, after final nominations from the floor are closed. An absentee ballot must be signed by the member voting, and must be turned in to a member of the Executive Board, a member of the Nominating Committee or received at the Club’s mailing address before the election is held.

OFFICERS: A majority of votes cast shall be required for election of all offices to be vacated on the Executive Board. In the event the ballots cast do not show a majority for any nominee for an office, there shall be further balloting for that office. Prior to the second (2nd) ballot, the name of the nominee having the lowest number of votes on the first (1st) ballot shall be dropped, and on each succeeding ballot the same procedure shall be followed until some nominee shall have received a majority of all votes cast. In the event of a tie vote, the presiding officer (See Sec 3. following) shall cast a deciding vote.

Sec. 3. CONDUCT OF ELECTION: The election shall be conducted by the Nominating Committee (See Art IX). The Executive Board member of the Nominating Committee shall preside; the remaining committee members shall act as tellers, collecting, counting, and recording the ballots and reporting the results to the presiding member for announcement to the membership.

Sec. 4: POSTPONEMENT OF THE ELECTION: In the event no first (1st) regular Club dance is held in April, the election shall be held at the Club’s next regular dance.

ARTICLE Xl: GENERAL MEMBERSHIP BUSINESS MEETINGS

Sec. 1: ANNUAL BUSINESS: At least one general membership business meeting shall be held during each membership year (May 1 through April 30).

Sec. 2: ELECTIONS: See Article X.

Sec. 3: OTHER MEETINGS: The Executive Board may convene a business meeting of the general membership for the purpose of considering a matter or matters, or shall convene such a meeting whenever requested in writing by ten (10) or more active Club members. Notice (see Sec 4 hereof) of such a special meeting shall state the purpose or purposes (see Sec 5 hereof) for which the meeting is called.

Sec. 4: DATE, TIME AND PLACE: The Executive Board shall determine the date; time and place for all business meetings other than for Elections (see Art. X). Notice by email or other method thereof shall be sent to the voting members five (5) days prior thereto, except as follows: Annual Business Meeting (See Sec l.) — 30 days prior thereto; General membership meeting to amend these Bylaws see Art XIX AMENDMENTS, sec 1, WITH NOTICE.

Sec. 5: RESOLUTIONS: No matter shall be acted upon at a general membership business meeting unless a proposed resolution embodying the same shall have been filed with the Executive Board prior to its last meeting before such general membership business meeting at which it is to be presented, except the following:

(l) Proposed amendments to the Articles of Incorporation or these Bylaws (see Art XIX);
(2) Matters submitted by the Executive Board (see Art VI);
(3) Reports of officers;
(4) Courtesy resolutions of thanks and appreciation.

The Executive Board shall consider each resolution so submitted and present it and its recommendations to the general membership for action thereon. A resolution shall be in substantially the following form: “Resolved that the Bucks and Does Singles membership recommends to the Executive Board that a majority of votes cast by active members present shall be required for adoption of any motion or resolution.”

Sec. 6: VOTING: Voting at all general membership business meetings shall be by ballot or via-voice, as called for by the presiding officer, except that l) elections of officers shall be as prescribed in Article X hereof. (Also see Art XII, QUORUM); and 2) voting on proposed changes to Club Bylaws shall be carried out by members voting in person or by absentee ballot under procedural rules prescribed by the Executive Board. Absentee ballots shall be available, upon request, 14 days prior to the membership meeting at which the amendments to the Bylaws are to be considered. An absentee ballot must be signed by the member voting, and must be turned in to a member of the Executive Board or received at the Club’s mailing address prior to the membership meeting.

ARTICLE XI: QUORUM

Sec. 1: DECLARATION OF INTENT: Agreed, quorums are purposely provided for to assure minimal representation at any meeting of a body that is empowered to transact business that is binding to the body in whole. To ensure representation in the operation of the Club these Bylaws bestow powers on an executive board that is duly elected by the membership. Such Executive Board shall transact the business of the Club with a quorum as stated in Sec. 2. In lieu of quorums, in those matters stated in these Bylaws that require action by the general membership, adequate notification of date, time, place and purpose of general membership meetings is provided within these Bylaws to permit all interested members due representation. (See Art VI, Sec 2; Art X; Art XI; Art

Sec. 2. EXECUTIVE BOARD: A majority of the Executive Board members, one of which shall be the President, or Vice President, or the Past President shall constitute a quorum at any meeting of the Executive Board.

ARTICLE XII: RULES OF ORDER

Sec 1: RULES OF ORDER:

(a) The general procedure at Club and Executive Board meetings shall be in harmony with the principles set forth in Robert’s Rules of Order, Revised, insofar as they do not conflict with any provisions of these Bylaws.

(b) A parliamentarian may be appointed at each meeting by the presiding officer for that meeting.

ARTICLE XIII: CLUB CLASSES

Sec. 1: CLASSES: In keeping with our Purpose, Art I, clause (c), the Club shall strive to promote and sponsor western-style square dance classes for beginners whenever feasible. Sponsorship, however, may be withdrawn if the Executive Board determines that it is not feasible to continue classes under conditions that jeopardize the Club’s solvency. The Club may also co-sponsor western-style square dance classes with one or more other square dance clubs. Class instructions shall encompass the rules and regulations of a national callers’ association as determined by the Executive Board.

Sec. 2: CLASS INSTRUCTION FEES: Each beginner in a Club sponsored square dance class shall pay an instruction fee in advance in an amount and in accordance with procedures prescribed by the Executive Board.

Sec. 3: CLASS COORDINATOR: A Class Coordinator shall be appointed by the President to help publicize a beginning square dance class sponsored by the Club; assist the caller hired to teach in the operation of the class; prepare a list of names of students in the class with their addresses and telephone numbers; and shall remit promptly to the Executive Board all instruction fees and records of receipts as collected.

ARTICLE XIV: DANCES

Sec. 1: DANCES: Regularly scheduled club dances shall be held each month at such times and places as may be determined by the Executive Board. Special dances may also be held at such times and places as determined by the Executive Board.

Sec. 2: DRESS CODE: The dress code for all Club dances and functions shall be such attire as may be determined by the Executive Board.

ARTICLE XV: INUREMENT OF INCOME

Sec. 1 CLUB INCOME: No part of the net earnings of the Club shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributable to its members, officers, or other private persons, except that the Club shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered and to make payments and distributions in furtherance of the purposes set forth in Article One hereof. No substantial part of the activities of the Club shall be for the carrying on of propaganda or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, and the Club shall not participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distribution of statements) any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office. Notwithstanding any other provision of these Bylaws, the Club shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on (a) by a corporation exempt from Federal income tax under Section 501 (c) (7) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law) or (b) by a corporation, contributions to which are deductible under Section 170 (c) (2) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law).

ARTICLE XVI: DISSOLUTION

Sec. 1 ASSETS AND LIABILITIES: Upon the dissolution of the Club, the Executive Board shall, after paying or making provision for the payment of all of the liabilities of the Club, dispose of all of the assets of the Club exclusively for the purposes of the Club in such manner, or to such organization or organizations organized exclusively for charitable, educational, religious or scientific purposes as shall at the time qualify as an exempt organization or organizations under Section 501 (c) (7) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law), as the Executive Board shall determine. Any such assets not so disposed of shall be disposed of by the Court of Common Pleas of the county in which the principal office of the Club is then located, exclusively for such purposes or to such organization or organizations, as said Court shall determine, which are organized and operated for such purposes.

ARTICLE XVII: AMENDMENTS

Sec. 1: WITH NOTICE: These Bylaws and The Articles of Incorporation may be amended at any general membership business meeting by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the active members present and voting. All proposed amendments shall be referred to the Executive Board for study and recommendation at least fourteen (14) days before the general membership business meeting at which they are to be presented. Notice of any proposed amendments shall be sent to the membership at least fourteen (14) days prior to the date of the general membership business meeting at which they are to be presented. The recommendations of the Executive Board shall be presented at the general membership business meeting before a vote is taken on the proposed amendment.

ARTICLE XVIII: EFFECTIVE DATE

Sec. 1: EFFECTIVE DATE: These Bylaws and any subsequent amendments thereto shall become immediately following their adoption as prescribed in Article XVIII hereof.

Sec. 2: TRANSITION PERIOD: The Executive Board, being the duly elected governing body, shall have the powers to implement these bylaws and amendments in a timely and judicious manner.