Club BYLAWS

Flying Tigers R/C Club, Inc.

Scranton, South Carolina

Club Bylaws

ARTICLE 1: NAME

  1. NAME

    1. Flying Tigers R/C Club, Inc.

    2. Scranton, South Carolina

    3. Be it resolved that in the event of dissolution of this corporation, sufficient assess will be disposed of to pay such outstanding debits of the corporation that may then be in existence. The remaining assets shall be transferred to an eleemosynary corporation of the corporations which are exempt from South Carolina income tax as a majority of the members of the corporation at that time may decide. Further, this provision shall be binding and irrevocable so long as the corporation remains in existence.

ARTICLE II: PURPOSE

1. The purpose of said Club is to promote, teach, practice and develop the Sport of Radio Control for the recreation of its current membership.

ARTICLE III: MEMBERSHIP

  1. QUALIFICATIONS

    1. AMA Membership is required.

  2. DUES

    1. Dues are as follows:

      1. ADULT 19-65                  $200

      2. YOUTH (18 and under)        $25

      3. SENIOR(65+)                  $100

      4. FIRST RESPONDER OR MILITARY (ACTIVE OR RETIRED)      $100

      5. OUT OF TOWN (Physical Address >75 miles) $100

      6. FAMILY MEMBER $25

    2. The annual dues amount will be determined at the November meeting and be payable during the month of December. Members who fail to pay their dues by January 31st of the following year will be suspended from active Club membership until the dues for the current year are paid. (Active membership includes flying site privileges and all voting rights; any status other than Active suspends such privileges.)

    3. Any new member will pay the full club dues the first year, and the second year membership dues will be on a pro-rata basis from the first year (the annual dues divided by 12, multiplied by the number of remaining months in the calendar year.) The effective date will be the first day of the following month the new member is accepted into the Club.

  3. RESIGNATION

    1. Any member in good standing may resign his/her membership by giving written notice to the Club.

  4. TERMINATION

    1. If any member ceases to have the qualification necessary for membership in the AMA, his/her membership in the Club shall thereby terminate, subject to reinstatement upon restoration of eligibility.

  5. EXPULSION

    1. This section provides for enforcement of the Safety Rules that are related to flying activities or any other acceptable behavior by an individual member or members. Any individual may be expelled from membership from the Club by a two-thirds (⅔) majority vote of the membership if in the officers’ determination, such individual willfully commits any act or omission which is a violation of any of the terms of these Bylaws, or Rules of the AMA, or which is detrimental the Club, AMA, or to model aviation.

  6. REINSTATEMENT

    1. A two-thirds (⅔) vote of the membership is required for reinstatement to the club.

ARTICLE IV: OFFICERS

  1. Officers shall be: President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Field Safety Director. Their duties shall be:

    1. President

      1. Preside over the monthly meetings.

      2. Preside over the Executive Council.

      3. All committees will report to the President.

    2. Vice-President

      1. Take the place of the President in his/her absence.

      2. Assume the office of President in the event of the President’s resignation.

    3. Secretary

      1. Maintain meeting minutes, website, and club records.

      2. Maintain the club roster.

    4. Treasurer

      1. Maintain the bank accounts and financials records of the Club.

      2. Pay approved Club expenses.

    5. Field Safety Officer

      1. See that all safety rules are enforced.

      2. If conditions at the flying site warrant, this officer may appoint deputies as needed giving them full authority to enforce the field safety rules.

  2. TERM OF OFFICE

    1. The term of office of the elected officers shall be one year. The period of office shall begin January of the following year through December of that year.

  3. VACANCIES

    1. Vacancies in any office shall be filled by appointment by the remaining officers, such appointee to serve until the end of the term for which the predecessor was elected.

  4. EXECUTIVE COUNCIL:

    1. The Executive Council shall be composed of the President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Field Safety Director.

    2. The Council will be responsible for all matters pertaining to soliciting and expenditure of funds with guidelines established by the Club’s members.

    3. They shall also be responsible for recommendations of any disciplinary action (subject to final approval by Club members) beyond that administered by the Field Safety Officer.

ARTICLE V: MEETINGS

  1. Regular meetings to review club business will be conducted as stated in the Club Rules.

ARTICLE VI: RECORD KEEPING

  1. All records are passed on when new officers are elected.

ARTICLE VIII: NOMINATIONS, ELECTIONS, and RECALL

  1. NOMINATIONS

    1. Nominations for officer position can be from during the November meeting or by email. Nominations must be received by the Secretary prior to the November meeting.

  2. ELECTION

    1. Elections are held at a regularly scheduled meeting. Members will be notified by email of the date that elections will be held.

ARTICLE IX: DURATION

1. The duration of this Club shall be perpetual.

ARTICLE X: DISSOLUTION

1. The Corporation may be dissolved with the approval of a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote of the total membership.

2. Upon the dissolution of the Corporation, the Board shall, after paying or making provision for the payment of all of the liabilities of the Corporation, dispose of all the assets of the Corporation exclusively for the purposes of the Corporation in such manner, to the Academy of Model Aeronautics, Inc. (AMA), or to such other organization or organizations organized and operated exclusively for charitable, educational, religious or scientific purposes as shall at the time qualify as an exempt organization or organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, or to such other organization with purposes similar to the purposes of this Corporation, as the Board shall determine. Any of such assets not so disposed of shall be disposed of by the Court of Common Pleas (or similar court) of the County in which the principal office of this Corporation is then located, exclusively for such purposes and to such organization or organizations, as said court shall determine, which are organized and operated exclusively for such purpose.

ARTICLE XI: AMENDMENT OF THESE BYLAWS

  1. Amendments to the Bylaws may be made by the following procedures:

    1. Proposed amendments to these Bylaws can be presented at any regular business meeting.

    2. The suggested change(s) will be presented in the form of a “motion to present an amendment of the bylaws to the membership.” The specific wording of these changes will be discussed and presented for a vote. If the motion passes, the Club Secretary will within two days distribute a written copy of the suggested changes to the membership at large for their consideration.

    3. Discussion of the suggested changes may be posted on the Club Facebook page during the month before the vote.

    4. Voting on proposed amendments will be held at the following regularly scheduled club meeting.

    5. Amendments to these bylaws shall be accepted if two things of the members voting approve the amendment. Members who are unable to attend the meeting scheduled for the vote may send a written absentee vote to the Club Secretary via email or paper mail to arrive before the start of the scheduled meeting.

ARTICLE XII: GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE (FLIGHT AND GROUND SAFETY RULES)

  1. Purpose: The Grievance procedure provides a mechanism to enforce existing safety rules by providing a progressive disciplinary system when needed. Although most complaints can be resolved informally, if a complaint is serious or cannot be resolved informally, the matter should be referred to the Safety Committee for its consideration by means of a Grievance Form to be filled out and turned into the Safety Committee Chairman. At least one (1) witness is required to sign the Grievance Form.

  2. Safety Committee: The Safety Committee shall use its judgment in carrying out action on the following:

    1. A Grievance Form (see last page of Bylaws) will be filled out and turned into the Safety Committee Chairman. At least one (1) witness is required.

    2. FIRST (1ST) VIOLATION

      1. Viewpoints of both complainants and accused will be considered.

      2. Complainants name will be disclosed.

      3. A verbal reprimand will be given to the accused by the Safety Committee, and this will be recorded in the Committee files.

    3. SECOND (2ND) VIOLATION

      1. Complainants name will be disclosed.

      2. The accused has the right to a written rebuttal, to be reviewed by the Safety Committee.

      3. If the Safety Committee so decides, the flying privileges of the accused will be suspended for thirty (30) days. Written notice of this suspension shall be issued and a copy published electronically.

    4. THIRD (3RD) VIOLATION

      1. Safety Committee will notify the accused in writing and the Club members via electronic mail that the Club will vote on the expulsion of the accused at the next regular Club meeting.

      2. Said expulsion will last for a one (1) year minimum. (Longer if deemed necessary by the Board of Directors).

      3. A member may be expelled from the Club only upon a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote of the membership present at a regular meeting.

      4. Voting will be by secret ballot at a regular monthly meeting.

      5. The expelled member may reapply for membership after the expiration of the expulsion time period.

      6. The three (3) actions will not be enforced unless they are accumulated within a two (2) year period of time.

    5. Any member receiving a Grievance, who directs any retaliation action against the person filing said Grievance, will be subject to immediate expulsion from the Club. This is to include threats, physical harm, intentional equipment damage, or any other action deemed to be retaliatory by the Board of Directors.

 

 

FLYING TIGERS R/C CLUB, INC.

GRIEVANCE FORM

 

Date:______________ Time:______________

Nature of Violation:

 

 

 

 

 

Name of accused:___________________________________

Complainant (print):_________________________________

Complainant signature:_______________________________

Witness (print):_____________________________________

Witness signature:___________________________________

Additional witnesses (not required):____________________

1445 McKnight Road | Scranton, SC 29591 | flyingtigersinc@gmail.com©2019 by Flying Tigers RC Club. 

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