BY-LAWS OF EAA CHAPTER 242
Palmetto Sport Aviation Association
ARTICLE 1. NAME
The name of this organization is Palmetto Sport Aviation Association, EAA Chapter 242, Inc.
ARTICLE 2. PURPOSE
The purposes for which this organization is formed are:
A. To encourage, aid and engage in scientific research for the improvement and better understanding of aviation and the science of aeronautics.
B. To foster, promote and engage in aviation education, aviation safety and sport aviation.
C. To support and assist the National Association in the establishment and maintenance of an aviation museum and air education center to contain exhibits of historical and scientific interest.
ARTICLE 3. LOCATION OF OFFICE
The office for the transaction of business for the organization shall be located in the Columbia, SC area.
ARTICLE 4. MEMBERSHIP
SECTION I: Eligibility for Membership
A. Eligibility for membership in this Chapter is open to any person of good moral character subject to the approval of the Board of Directors.
SECTION II: Classification of Membership
A. A voting member shall be any member of this chapter in good standing.
B. A lifetime Member is a member who gave generously during the building of the Sport Aviation Center at CUB. Lifetime Members are not required to pay yearly dues.
C. An Associate Member of this Chapter shall be the spouse of any Voting, Lifetime or Honorary Member in good standing with the Chapter. Associate Members shall not be entitled to vote, nor shall they hold office in this Chapter. Associate Members are not required to pay yearly dues, unless they so choose to become voting members.
D. An Honorary Member of this Chapter shall be any person nominated by the Voting Membership and approved by the Board of Directors as such a member. Members shall not be entitled to vote, nor shall they hold office in this Chapter. Honorary Members are not required to pay yearly dues, unless they so choose to become Voting Members.
SECTION III: Duration of Membership
A. Duration of Voting Membership is indefinite, except as stated in Section IV of this Article.
B. Duration of Lifetime Membership will be the lifetime of the member, subject to the provisions of Section IV, Part A, of this Article.
C. Duration of an Associate membership will be dependent upon the membership in good standing of the spouse.
D. Duration of Honorary membership shall be indefinite, subject to the provisions of Section IV, Part A, of this Article
SECTION IV: Expulsion of Members
A. Any member deemed undesirable by acts or deeds that tend to jeopardize our organization can be expelled from membership at any published meeting by a three-fourths majority vote of the members present at such meeting.
B. Membership in the Chapter may be terminated for nonpayment of Chapter dues, at any time after the member falls ninety (90) days behind in payments of said dues in accordance with Article V.
C. A member may resign from the Chapter at any time upon notice in writing addressed to the Secretary. In such a case, said member is obligated to pay dues up to the date of resignation.
ARTICLE 5. DUES
SECTION I: Rate of Assessment
A. Rate of assessment of dues will be determined by the Board of Directors, and approved by a three-fourths majority of the members present at a published meeting.
SECTION II: Collection of Dues
Payment of dues shall be made to the Chapter Treasurer.
Dues shall payable January 1 of each year for the period of January 1 through December 31.
Any new member joining during the calendar year will be required to pay dues on a pro rata basis for the remainder of that calendar year
SECTION III: Members Not Subject to Dues
A. Associate and Honorary members shall not be subject to Chapter dues.
ARTICLE 6. OFFICERS
SECTION I: Executive Office
A. The Executive Office of this organization shall have a President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer.
B. The Executive Officers shall be elected by the members at the regular Annual Meeting of the members, and shall hold office for a period of 12 months, beginning January 1, and ending December 31.
SECTION II: Duties of the Executive Officers
A. The president shall be the Chief Executive Officer of the Chapter and of the Board of Directors. The President call any special meeting of the Board of Directors, and shall have, subject to the advice and consent of the Directors, general charge of the business of the Chapter. The President shall execute with the Secretary, all contracts and instruments with have been approved by the Board of Directors. In case of the absence or disability of the Treasurer, the President may execute checks for the expenditures authorized by the Board of Directors.
B. The Vice President shall be vested with all the powers of, and shall perform the duties of the President in case of the absence or disability of the President. The Vice-President shall also perform such duties connected with the operation of the Chapter as he may connect with the operation of the Chapter as directed by the president.
C. The Secretary shall keep the minutes of all proceedings of the members and the Board of Directors in books provided for that purpose. The Secretary shall attend to the giving and serving of notices of all meeting of the members and of the Board of Directors. The Secretary shall keep a proper membership roll showing the name of each member of the Chapter. The Secretary shall keep a book of By-Laws, and such other books and papers as the Board of Directors may direct. The Secretary shall execute with the President, in the name of the Chapter, all contracts and instruments, which have first been approved by the Board of Directors. The Secretary shall perform such duties connected with the operation of the Chapter as directed by the President, with the advice and consent of the Board of Directors.
D. The Treasurer shall execute in the name of the Chapter all checks for expenditures authorized by the Board of Directors. The Treasurer shall receive and deposit all funds of the Chapter in the bank selected by the Board of Directors. Such funds shall be paid out only by check. The Treasurer shall also account for all receipts, disbursements and balance on hand. The Treasurer shall perform such duties connected with the operation of the Chapter as directed by the President, with the advice and consent of the Board of Directors. In case of the absence or disability of the Treasurer, the President shall execute the duties of the office of the Treasure until the Board of Directors can elect a successor.
SECTION III: Vacancies
A. If the office of the President, Vice-President, Secretary, or Treasurer becomes vacant for any reason, the Board of Directors shall elect a successor who shall hold office for the unexpired term.
ARTICLE 7. BOARD OF DIRECTORS
SECTION I: Members of the Board of Directors
A. The Board of Directors shall consist of the President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer of the Chapter as well as immediate past officers, and members of long standing as designated by the President.
B. Each member of the Board of Directors shall serve as such Director without compensation.
A. Regular meeting of the Board of Directors shall be called at any time and place to be determined by the President.
B. Special meeting of the Board of Directors shall be called at any time on the order of the President or on the order of three Directors.
Notices of special meetings of the Board of Directors stating the time and, in general terms, the purpose, shall be given
to Directors not later than the day before the appointed for the meeting. If all Directors are present at any meeting,
any business may be transacted without previous notice.
C. Three (3) Directors, of which at least two (2) are currant executive officers, shall constitute a quorum of the Board at all meetings, and the affirmative vote of a majority shall be necessary to pass any resolution or authorize any act of the Chapter.
A. The powers, business and property if the Chapter shall be exercised, conducted and controlled by a Board of Directors.
B. The Board of Directors shall have the power and authority to promulgate and enforce tall rules and regulations pertaining to the use and operation of Chapter property
D. The Board of Directors shall do and perform, or cause to be done and performed any and every act which the Chapter may lawfully do and perform.
ARTICLE 8. MEETING OF MEMBERS
SECTION I: Meeting of Members
A. All meeting of the members shall be held at a place determined by the Board of Directors.
B. Special meeting of the members my be held at such time and place as the President may determine, or may be called by a majority of the Directors.
Notice of Special Meetings of the members, stating the time, place and in general terms the purpose of the meeting, shall be given to members no later that the day before the meeting.
C. At any meeting of the members, a quorum shall consist of a majority of those members present who are in good standing represented either in person or by proxy.
D. A majority vote of the members present is necessary for the adoption of any resolution and for the election of a member to a Chapter office.
E. The President, or in his absence the Vice-President or in the absence of the President and Vice-President, the Secretary, or in the absence of the President the Vice-President, and the Secretary, a Chairman elected by the members present shall call the meetings to order, and shall act as the presiding officer thereof.
F. At any meeting of the members, each Voting Member shall have only one vote.
SECTION II: Annual Meeting
The Annual Meeting of the members will the last regular meeting prior to October 31 of each year.
Written notice of the annual meeting of the members shall be given to each member in good standing at least ten (10) days before such meeting.
At the annual meeting the members shall elect, by ballet Chapter Officers as constituted by these By-Laws.
ARTICLE 9. AMMENDMENTS
These By-laws may be repealed or amended or new By –Laws may be adopted at any meeting of the members called for that purpose or at the annual meeting of the members by a majority vote of the members present at such meeting.
ARTICLE 10. DISSOLUTION
The Chapter may be dissolved by a two-thirds majority vote of all members in good standing of the Chapter. In the event the Chapter is dissolved, the President shall be responsible for turning all Chapter assets over to the Experimental Aircraft Association Air Museum Foundation, Inc., Post Office Box 3086, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, 54903-3086, a non-profit corporation, under the laws of the State of Wisconsin.