Saturday September 7th (9 am) to 9th (2pm) - OBVMC Annual Rally 2018
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10 am Northern OBVMC Breakfast - Sunday September 30th - Royal Canadian Legion Branch 353, 57 Pontiac St, Eganville, ON K0J 1T0 Eganville
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Constitution

Article 1: Name

The official Club name shall be ‘Old Bastards Vintage Motorcycle Club’. It may also be referred to as ‘OB’s or ‘OBVMC’ but hereafter in this document is referred to as ‘the Club’. The Headquarters of this Club will be Delta, Ontario, historic Bastard Township (now Rideau Lakes). This article shall not be subject to amendment.

Article 2: Objectives:

1. To promote the ownership and use of vintage and motorcycles and to encourage the restoration and survival of motorcycles 25 years old and older through a friendly, cooperative and supportive manner. All members are encouraged to own and operate a vintage motorcycle. The primary function of the club will be monthly breakfast gatherings, the annual rally in Delta, and show/events in the northern area.
2. To support worthy local causes when financially feasible. See Article 9: Charity

Article 3: Membership and Dues

1: Membership is open to all vintage motorcycling enthusiasts and family.

2: Honourary Memberships:

Honourary memberships may be granted by a membership vote to any member for special contributions/service to the Club. Any member who has fulfilled an executive position for at least three years will be entered onto the Club’s Roll of Honour which will be posted on the club website and archived in the club archives. Honourary members are not required to pay annual dues. Members over 75 years of age become honourary members if they have been members for 5 consecutive years.

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3: Responsibilities and Privileges
All paid-up members of at least
three months standing have the right to vote at Club meetings and run for office.
All members are encouraged to participate in all Club events.
All members are encouraged to attend regular meetings whenever possible.

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4: Voting
All members in good standing have voting privileges, including honourary members.

5: Dues
Dues for each fiscal year shall be determined by a membership vote. Any dues received after September 1 will validate the membership requirement until December 31 of the following year.

Article 4: Officers and Elections

 

1: Elections

 

Yearly elections of Club officers will be held in January. A majority consists of 50% plus one vote using ballots.

Article 4: Officers and Elections

2: Elected Club Officers:

Their responsibilities are to act as executive officers who work together to execute the will of the Club members. If an executive member is unable to fulfill his/her duties for any reason the other executive will follow the direction of the President or Vice President to appoint an interim officer and request input from the membership with regards to filling the vacant position.
Any conduct that is detrimental to the Club image, or dangerous to the existence of the Club e.g.: misuse of Club funds, misrepresentation of the Club and its objectives, or not abiding by the Constitution and memberships direction are grounds for a motion to examine the problem and replace the executive in question if the membership votes for this action.

Article 4: Officers and Elections

2: Elected Club Officers:

The members of the club may remove an officer by a resolution passed by at least two thirds of the votes cast at a general meeting and thereby elect any member in his or her stead for the duration of the term. All attempts will be made to arrive at a reasonable solution before tabling this type of motion.
Conduct of any member which is deemed by the Club Executive as being detrimental to harmony within the club shall be subject to review by the Executive, with possible suspension or revocation of membership.

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President:

- will call and preside over meetings as well as call for adjournments.
- will be official Club representative to the press and other public actions
- may appoint temporary officers
- will be a signing officer of the Club chequing account.

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Vice-President:

- in the absence of the president the vice-president will assume the president’s duties.
- will assist the president in all Club duties.
- will fulfill the presidential duties and call for an election if the membership requests it if the President steps down or become unable to act for any reason.
- will be a signing officer for the Club financial account
There will be two vice-presidents, one from each of the home and northern areas.

Article 4: Officers and Elections

2: Elected Club Officers:

The members of the club may remove an officer by a resolution passed by at least two thirds of the votes cast at a general meeting and thereby elect any member in his or her stead for the duration of the term. All attempts will be made to arrive at a reasonable solution before tabling this type of motion.
Conduct of any member which is deemed by the Club Executive as being detrimental to harmony within the club shall be subject to review by the Executive, with possible suspension or revocation of membership.

Article 4: Officers and Elections

Treasurer - will maintain a record of all Club financial transactions and keep all pertinent receipts.
- will collect and distribute Club funds.
- will report on the Club’s financial situation at all general meetings.
- will be a signing officer for the Club financial account
-will present a full audited financial report at the Annual General Meeting

Secretary - will be the main contact for inquiries and correspondence.
- will keep the minutes of the meeting as well as read the minutes of the last meeting
- will maintain a current Club membership list
- will be a signing officer for the Club financial account:

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Appointed Officers:

Membership Secretary – Shall process all new applications and renewals, regularly updating the Treasurer. The MS shall update and keep confidential the membership database (details available only to the Executive). Contact information should be updated regularly to the Secretary.

Webmaster/ Club Archival Chair will maintain the Club website, and will update weekly.
- will keep on file all historical and press articles pertaining to the Club. Members will be encouraged to submit suitable Club information to him/her.

The Executive may appoint Directors. The President may appoint committee officers ad hoc as required.

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Article 5: Conduct of the Voting Process

Elections of officers will take place annually in January at the Annual General Meeting. A quorum of 8 paid-up members is required and a simple system of written balloting will be employed. In case of a tie the president shall have the deciding vote. Notification of time and place will be made available to all voting members one month in advance, as will the AGM agenda (on the website www.oldbastards.ca).

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