- Article VI: Membership Procedures
- Article VII: Dues
- Article VIII: Membership Meetings
Article VI: Membership Procedures
Section 6.01 – Application for Membership
Applications for membership are made in writing in the manner established and approved by the Board of Directors. The manner of application shall be documented and published by the Board of Directors.
Section 6.02 – Termination of Membership
The Board of Directors may suspend or expel a Member for cause by a majority vote. Grounds for expulsion include, but are not limited to, failure to adhere to these Bylaws, the Club’s Articles of Organization, or any other policies and procedures established by the Board of Directors. The decision of the Board of Directors with respect to the suspension or expulsion of a Member is final.
Section 6.03 – Resignation
Any member may resign upon surrender of any club property, including monies. However, such resignation does not relieve the resigning member of the obligation to pay assessments, or other accrued charges. Any person resigning from membership will not be entitled to any refund of dues.
Section 6.04 – Transfer of Membership
Membership in the Club is not transferable or assignable.
Section 6.05 – Waiver of Liability
All members and guests attending a club activity or event are required to sign release and waiver of liability forms as established by the Board of Directors.
Section 6.06 – Grievances
Any member who disagrees with a Board of Directors decision may present his/her grievance at a regularly scheduled Board of Directors meeting.
Article VII: Dues
Section 7.01 – Amount of Dues
The dues for of membership will be set by a majority vote of the Officers present at any Board of Directors meeting at which a quorum is present.
Section 7.02 – Payment of Dues
Membership dues established by the Board of Directors are assessed and collected in the manner established by the Board of Directors.
Article VIII: Membership Meetings
Section 8.01 – Regular Meetings
Regular membership meetings will be held as determined by the Board of Directors. A notice of regular meetings will be published in the Club Newsletter. No other notice of regular meetings is required.
Section 8.02 – Annual Meeting
The Club will hold an annual meeting of the membership during the last calendar quarter of each membership year for the purpose of electing Officers and for the transaction of such other business as may properly come before such meeting. Notice of the annual meeting will be given in the manner provided in Section 8.04 below.
Section 8.03 – Place of Meeting
Any place, within the State of Maryland may be designated by the Board of Directors as the place of meeting for any annual, regular or special meeting.
Section 8.04 – Notice of Meeting
Written notice stating the place, date, hour and purpose of any annual, or special meeting of members, must be delivered either personally, electronically, or by mail to the member at the address as it appears in the records of the club. The notice of a meeting shall be deemed to be delivered when posted electronically or when deposited in the United States mail and shall be no later than 48 hours prior to the meeting.
Section 8.05 – Quorum
Fifteen percent (15%) of the total number of members will constitute a quorum at any membership meeting. If less than a quorum is represented at a meeting, the members entitled to vote, that are present, will have the power to adjourn the meeting until a quorum is present.
Section 8.06 – Proxies
Proxies may be allowed at any special or annual meeting of the membership. When proxies are allowed, a notice of the procedures for execution and verification of proxies that are adopted by a majority of the Board of Directors, will be included in the notice of the meeting as required in Section 8.04, above.