Belgian d'Uccle & Booted Bantam Club Constitution

Article I

Name         The name of this club shall be known as the Belgian d'Uccle and Booted Bantam Club. Here after referred to as The Club.

Article II

Purpose         The purpose of The Club shall be to encourage the development of good fellowship among fowl fanciers and to encourage each member to endeavor to breed their Belgian d'Uccles and Booted Bantams for qualities approaching the highest standards of perfection so as to improve the competitive status of the breeds. In support of this objective, The Club shall place as many meets each show year as possible.

Article III

Membership:

Section 1         All members shall be active members.

Section 2         Any person of good character and reputation who is a breeder of Belgian d'Uccles or Booted Bantams, or any other breed of poultry or who is interested in poultry may become a member of The Club. Application for membership shall be made to the Secretary and must be accompanied by the membership fee for at least one year.

Section 3         The Club offers Junior Membership to any person of good character and reputation who is a breeder of Belgian d'Uccles or Booted Bantams, or any other breed of poultry or who is interested in poultry, may become a member of The Club. And must be between the ages of six (6) and eighteen (18) years. Application for membership shall be made to the Secretary and must be accompanied by the membership fee for at least one year.

Section 4         The Club offers a Family Membership to any family of good character and reputation who is a breeder of Belgian d'Uccles or Booted Bantams, or any other breed of poultry or who is interested in poultry may become a member of The Club Application for membership shall be made to the Secretary and must be accompanied by the membership fee for at least one year.

Section 5         The Annual membership dues of the club shall be set by a vote of 2/3 of the membership or if the 2/3 vote is not obtainable the executive Committee shall set the membership dues amount.

Section 6         Dues shall be $7.50 a year for Juniors 6 to 18 years old, $10.00 a year for an adult member 18 and up, and $15.00 a year for a family. Family consist of related members living in the same house {Father, Mother, and Children, step and adopted children}. There is a three year savings on dues as follows: $20.00 Junior, $25.00 for an adult, and $35.00 for a Family.

Section 7         A Junior Member shall pay Junior membership dues until the conclusion of the membership year during which the junior member becomes eighteen years old.

Section 8         The term of membership shall be 12 months for one year members and shall expire on the last day of the month in which you joined of each year. Three year members dues will expire the last day of month that you joined in the 36th month of membership

Section 9         Any member whose membership dues become past due for six months is placed on the inactive membership list and shall not receive any mailings from the club, and will lose any and all points accumulated in the awards program . After one year the inactive member will be dropped from the membership listing unless dues are paid.

Section 10         Life Membership may be awarded to any member by the Board of Directors upon donations to the club that total 55 times the annual dues for an individual adult at the current dues rate for the year that application is made. Application may be made to the club secretary by the candidate or any other club member on behalf of the candidate. Candidate must be 21 years old at the time of application.

Article IV

Officers, District Director, State Representative and Special offices:

Section 1         The Officers shall be the President, Vice President, Secretary/Treasurer. and District Directors.

Section 2         The officers shall be elected by a vote of the club membership. The President, Vice President, and Secretary/Treasurer shall be elected for a term of three (3) years. The district Directors shall be elected for a term of four (4) years. Elections shall be held in the month of May and the new officers will take office on July 1.

Section 3         The duties of the President shall be: (1) to preside over all meetings and functions of the Club, (2) to carry out the instructions of the Executive Board and members, (3) to appoint whatever committees as may be needed, (4) To make appointments to fill offices as needed, (5) to appoint special officers as needed (6) to appoint State Representative as named to him by the district directors, (7) to vote only in the case of a tied vote, and (8) to perform the customary duties of the office which are not herein delegated.

Section 4         The duties of the Vice President shall be: (1) to fulfill the President's duties should he become incapacitated, (2) to preside in the absence of the President, (3) to serve as official representative of the club in the absence of the President. (4) to perform the customary duties of the office.

Section 5         The duties of the Secretary/Treasurer shall be: (1) To keep a full and accurate record of the business of the Club and accurate records of the financial transactions of the club, (2) to receive dues and issue membership cards, (3) to keep a total file of the membership of the club, (4) to receive monies paid to the club, (5) to handle the correspondence, (6) to handle purchases for the club, (7) to manage the sale of club items, (8) to make quarterly reports to the editor of the newsletter, (9) To Place special meets when needed and to place National meet upon the recommendation of the District Director, (10) to perform the customary duties of the office which are not herein delegated.

Section 6         The President may appoint members to assist the officers in the discharging of their various duties.

Section 7         The duties of the District Director shall be: (1) To place meets within their district, (2) to promote the Club at all times and solicit meets from show secretaries in their district, (3) to work to recruit new members in their district. (4) to take bids for the National Meet in their district at least 1 year before the meet and to pass along the bids to the club secretary with their recommendation for placement of the meet. (5) to appoint a State Representative in each State in their District, (6) to preside over the club meet at their district meet, (7) to submit a district report each quarter one month before the publish date of the newsletter, to be delivered to the publisher of the newsletter. (8) to perform the customary duties of the office which are not herein delegated.

Section 8         The State Representative shall, (1) place meets within their state and at the meets they attend shall complete the show report for the show secretary and mail same to The Club secretary as soon as possible, (2) to promote the Club at all times and solicit meets from show secretary in their state, (3) To except dues payment at meet and forward the same with all information that is required Membership Information Form, (4) to perform the customary duties of the office which are not herein delegated.

Section 9         All Officers of the club and the District Director shall make up the Board of Directors and shall meet at each National Meet and any other time as needed.

Section 10         When a vacancy occurs in an elected office, the President shall have the options to appoint a member to complete the remaining term of office or he can call for an election of the members to elect a club member to completed the term. This option is left up to the President.

Section 11         Appointed Position shall be the State Representative and Awards Director. The Awards Director shall be two (2) post, one in the eastern United States and one in the Western United States. The term of their appointment shall be four (4) years or until he or she request to be replaced.

Section 12         The duties of the Awards Directors shall be: (1) to distribute the awards to club members both adult and junior awards as set out in the awards program and point system. (2) to keep the club secretary informed as to the point standing, and the editor of the newsletter.

Article V

Order of Business

Section 1         The order of business for the club at regular meeting held at District Meets and National Meets shall be as follows:

(1) Call To Order,
(2) Welcome Everyone,
(3) Reading of any minutes of previous meetings,
(4) Treasurer's report.
(5) Unfinished business,
(6) New Business,
(7) Other reports,
(8) Adjournment.