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CRS Constitution

CONSTITUTION
Revised: December 2004

  1. TITLE
    • The name of the association shall be "The Calumet Region Striders", hereafter referred to as "this association" or "this organization" or "this club."
  2. OBJECTIVES
    1. The prime objective of the association shall be to promote and encourage recreational running, walking, and other endurance activities through the education of the community on the benefits of physical fitness and sport.
    2. 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; make awards; and do all such other things as may be conductive to the encouragement of health and fitness.
    3. 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.
  3. MEMBERSHIP
    1. The requirements for membership shall be a completed application, the payment of dues, and volunteering at a club or community sponsored running event.
    2. Membership fees shall be waived for board members. Membership fees shall be waived for all appointments made by the President (i.e. Statistician, Newsletter Editor, Committee Heads, etc.) at the Board of Directors' discretion.
    3. Termination of membership shall occur if payment of dues is not received by March 1st of the membership year.
  4. AFFILIATION
    • This 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.
  5. MANAGEMENT OR GOVERNMENT
    1. The management of this association shall be vested in a Board of Directors consisting of a president, vice-president, secretary and treasurer, committee chairmen; four (4) at large representatives, one (1) for each county in Indiana represented and one (1) for Illinois, and others as deemed necessary by the officers.
    2. Duties of officers
      1. Officers' duties will be those that are customarily associated with such positions.
    3. Eligibility
      1. Officers may be elected to succeed themselves.
    4. Term of office
      1. Term of office shall be about one year, beginning with or at the close of the February meeting held within the fiscal year.
      2. Offices filled upon resignation shall also expire at the time of the first meeting of the fiscal year.
      3. Term limits for the Officers (President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer) shall be at least two (2) years, and no more than six (6) years.
    5. Nomination Process
      1. Any member in good standing shall be nominated for election as an officer or board member by submitting a nomination petition. This petition shall be made available to members in writing and electronically.
    6. Elections
      1. There shall be an announcement of the general meeting to elect officers in advance of the general meeting.
      2. Officers shall be elected by majority vote of those present at the general meeting.
    7. Procedural requirements
      1. A majority vote of the members present is necessary to pass ordinary measures. All measures shall be deemed ordinary except those proposing a constitutional amendment.
      2. A quorum shall consist of half the number of elected officers plus one (1).
    8. Constitutional amendment
      1. A constitutional amendment may be accomplished by a two-thirds vote of the members present at the meeting.
      2. Only those who have been members of this organization for 30 days prior to the proposal of such amendment may vote upon such.
      3. All members must be notified at least seven days prior to voting that constitutional amendments will be discussed and voted on.
    9. Bylaws
      1. A bylaws amendment may be accomplished by a simple majority vote of those members present at the meeting.
      2. Only those who have been members of this organization for 30 days prior to the proposal of such amendment may vote upon such.
      3. All members must be notified at least 7 days prior to voting that a bylaws amendment will be discussed and voted on.
    10. Meetings will be held at least once each month and more frequently if called by the president.
  6. FINANCES
    1. Dues shall be as determined by a majority of the members present at a business meeting and shall not be changed more often than once per year.
    2. This is a non-profit organization. Dues, entry fees, and other monies received by the organization will be spent entirely for carrying out the stated purpose of the organization.
    3. No part of the net earnings of the club shall inure to the benefit of its individuals.
    4. Members using association funds for any purpose shall give a full record of expenditures to the treasurer.
    5. This organization shall be empowered to participate in fund raising activities.
    6. The General Membership shall be consulted on significant non-operating expenditures.
    7. This organization will submit a portion of the annual dues (described in A supra) to the Road Runners Club of American as membership in that body shall require.
    8. The Bob Stevens Disabled Runners Fund and the Jim Cox Memorial Fund are independent funds from the general fund.
  7. DISSOLUTION
    1. In the event of dissolution of this association, the funds in the treasury, after all creditors have been paid, shall go to the Road Runners Club of America or to any other 501(c) (3) organization, as the Board of Directors shall determine.
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