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The name of this organization shall be the Midland Shooters Association, Inc. (the Association).
Any citizen or legal resident alien of the United States eighteen years of age or older may become a member of this organization upon approval of the Board of Directors after subscribing to the following pledge and meeting the other requirements of these Bylaws.
Each membership shall be required to pay dues and other expenses as specified in Article IV hereof, and shall be entitled to one vote. Failure to pay dues or expenses as stipulated in these Bylaws shall automatically terminate membership in the Association.
A membership shall be considered a family membership for purposes of range use within the limits of the range regulations. This family membership shall include the spouses and all children under the age of 18 living within the household.
Each paid membership shall be entitled to one vote in matters affecting the Association.
Only members who are in good standing with the requirements of these Bylaws are entitled to the privileges and benefits offered by the Association, including, but not limited to the right to vote in matters of the Association.
Dues and other required fees shall be set by the Membership at the Members’ Annual Meeting and shall require approval by a vote of the majority of the Membership.
Most meetings of and for the Association shall be “open” meetings. Any Member in good standing may attend most meetings of the Association. There will be no “closed” sessions or meetings, except committee meetings and committee reports, which will be declared open or closed when the committee is formed.
In the event of a “tie” vote in any meeting, the issue in question does not pass. In the event of a “tie” vote in an officer election, the incumbent candidate is reelected.
The five (5) Rifle/Pistol Range Directors shall be elected (two or three on alternative years) by majority vote from secret ballot by members present at the Members’ Annual Meeting.
VII. CODE OF CONDUCT, RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES OF OFFICERS
Members Elected to the Board of Directors shall uphold the responsibilities associated with their elected, appointed or hired position as stated in these Bylaws. They shall obey all range safety rules and regulations; support the Association’s activities; promote the shooting sports; conduct themselves in a sportsmanlike manner and encourage these qualities in others.
VIII. FINANCIAL GOVERNANCE
IX. DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS
All members and officers of the Association are expected to observe the rules, regulations and Bylaws of the Association at all times. Members and/or officers who fall short of these goals are expected to correct their conduct to remain in good standing. Should a member and/or officer fail to conduct themselves within these standards disciplinary action by the Association may be required. The procedures outlined here are intended to be used when it becomes necessary to discipline officers or members who have violated the rules, regulations or Bylaws of the Association. If the charges involve the violation of any federal, state or local laws or ordinances, the Association will refer the matter to an appropriate law enforcement agency.
Any Member in good standing may propose an amendment to the Bylaws. The proposed amendment must be recommended and signed by twenty (20) Members in good standing and presented to the Secretary.
Upon receipt of a written proposal to amend the Bylaws, the Secretary shall send an electronic or paper copy of the proposed amendment to each Director. At the next regularly scheduled Board of Directors meeting, the president shall appoint a committee of at least five (5) members, at least one (1) of which shall be a Director and one (1) of which shall be the member who submitted the proposed amendment. It will require a two-thirds vote of this committee to send a recommendation to the Board of Directors to accept the proposed amendment to the Bylaws. This committee may make changes to the proposal.
Upon the receipt of the committees’ recommendation, the Board of Directors will discuss the proposed amendment at their next regular Board of Directors meeting. A vote of two-thirds of the Directors present at that meeting is required in order for the proposed amendment to be recommended to the Membership for a vote.
If the proposed amendment is recommended to the Membership for a vote, the Secretary shall publish the proposed amendment on the web site and notify the Membership by electronic or other means that there will be a vote on the proposed amendment at the next Member’s Annual Meeting. At the next Member’s Annual Meeting, the Secretary shall pass out copies of the proposed amendment and shall read the proposed amendment. A vote of two-thirds of the members present at that meeting will be required to adopt the amendment.