Calumet Region Striders Constitution

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I. TITLE
The name of the association shall be “Calumet Region Striders”, hereafter referred to as“this association” or “this organization” or “CRS” or “this club.”

II. OBJECTIVES
A.The prime objective of the association shall be to promote and encourage recreational running, walking, and other endurance activities through the involvement of the community in physical fitness and sport.

B. In furtherance of objective “A” this association may hold championships, races on the road or track, time trials, social runs, lectures, demonstrations and social events; print and publish articles and newsletters; maintain the Calumet Region Striders web site; make awards; and do all such other things as may be conducive to the encouragement of health and fitness.

C. Other objectives are to engage in community activities, to publicize by appropriate means the benefits of running, walking and jogging, and to coordinate with other agencies advocating running as a means of physical fitness.

III. MEMBERSHIP

A.The requirements for membership shall be a completed application and the payment of dues. Members are encouraged to volunteer at a minimum of one club or community sponsored running event,serving on a committee, or assisting with other club activities relating to the business function of the club.

B. Membership fees shall be waived for board members. Membership fees shall be waived for appointed positions such as Newsletter Editor, Webmaster, and other positions at the Board of Directors’ discretion.
C. Member may be called or identified as a Calumet Region Strider or Strider.

D. Termination of membership shall occur if payment of dues is not received by March 1st of the membership year, or at the Board of Director’s discretion due to inappropriate behavior or misrepresentation as a Calumet Region Strider brought before the board as a formal written and investigated event.

IV. AFFILIATION
This 501(c)3 association shall be a chapter of the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA), and all measures adopted by that body must be considered by this organization.

V. MANAGEMENT OR GOVERNMENT
The management of this association shall be vested in a Board of Directors. The Board of Directors will consist of eleven (11) voting members; President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer and seven (7) committee chairmen consisting of: Adult Running Programs, Bylaws and Disabled Runner Fund, Gold Cup and Sponsored Race Series, Membership & Volunteers, Public Relations, Social Events, Youth Running Programs and Scholarship Fund. Past presidents and appointed positions will be invited to attend board meetings to offer guidance and support.

Approved at January 12, 2015 board meeting