Article I - MEMBERSHIP
Section 1: There shall be three (3) membership classifications
in the organization:
a) Organization Membership, which shall include all members of
each organization which becomes a member;
b) Individual Membership, which shall include all single persons
joining without benefit of organization membership;
c) Family Membership, which shall include an adult male and/or
female as well as all children under the age of 18 years while
residing at the parent or parents home joining without benefit
of organization membership.
Section 2: Active Member shall mean any membership classification
whose dues are paid.
Article II - FISCAL YEAR
Section 1: The fiscal year of this organization shall begin on
April 1 of each year and end on March 31 of the next year.
Section 2: An audit of the fiscal year financial records shall
be performed immediately following the close of the fiscal year
and a report of the audit shall be presented at the next meeting
of the organization.
Article III - DUES
Section 1: Organization Membership shall consist of individual
members. Membership for each club shall be $50.00 per club per
year effective April 1, 1986.
Section 2: Individual Membership shall be $5.00 per individual
membership annually effective April 1, 1986.
Section 3: Family Membership shall be $7.00 per family membership
annually effective April 1, 1986.
Article IV - OFFICERS
Section 1: The President shall be the principal executive officer
of the organization and shall manage all of the business and affairs
of the organization subject to the direction and control of the
Board of Directors. He/She shall preside at general meetings and
Board of Directors meetings, unless not able to do so. He/She
with Board direction and approval, may contract in the name of
the organization, countersign financial drafts, and serve as the
official signature for any organizational documents. He/She shall
in general perform all duties incident to the office of the President
and such other duties as prescribed by the Board of Directors.
Section 2: The Vice President, in the event the Presidents absence,
death, inability or refusal to act, shall perform all the duties
of the President including the powers, responsibilities and restrictions
as specified in Article IV, Section 1 above. He/She shall perform
such other duties which may be assigned by the President or Board
Section 3: The Secretary/Treasurer, shall keep the minutes of
the general and board meetings in acceptable minute books; provide
each Board member with a copy of the minutes within thirty (30)
days following the meeting, be custodian of the organization's
records; and in general perform all those duties incident to the
office of Secretary/Treasurer as well as other duties assigned
by the President, Vice President (acting in a presidential capacity),
or Board of Directors.
The Secretary/Treasurer, with the direction and approval of the
President and/or Board shall be responsible for the funds and
securities of the organization; be responsible for depositing
of funds and issuing drafts to pay organizational expenditures;
and in general perform all the duties incident to the office of
Treasurer as well as such other duties which may be assigned by
the President, Vice President (acting in a presidential capacity),
or the Board of Directors.
Section 4: In the event that an officer is not able to perform
or fulfill his/her duties or requirements, it shall be the responsibility
of the Board of Directors to appoint a person to fill the unexpired
Article V - DIRECTORS-AT-LARGE
Section 1: There shall be a minimum of three (3) to a maximum
of six (6) Directors-At-Large of this organization.
Section 2: Each Director-At-Large shall be a resident of North
Section 3: The Directors-At-Large shall assist the President
in the discharge of his/her duties and shall also perform such
other duties as shall from time to time be assigned to them by
Section 4: The Directors-At-Large shall be elected.
Article VI - BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Section 1: There shall be seven to ten (7-10) members of the
Board of Directors of this organization.
Section 2: The Board of Directors shall consist of the elected
officers; ;the most immediate Past President and still remains
an active member; and three (3) Directors-At-Large elected at
the annual meeting.
Section 3: There must be a quorum of the Board (two-thirds of
the directors) present at any board meeting to transact business
and a majority action by the quorum shall be sufficient to pass
or reject board business.
Section 4: The Board of Directors shall meet at least two (2)
times a year and may meet as often as necessary to properly manage
the affairs of the organization as determined by the President.
Section 5: The Board of Directors may appoint additional Directors
as needed up to a maximum of 10.
Article VII - NOMINATIONS AND ELECTION PROCEDURES
Section 1: A nominating committee comprised of the President,
the Past President serving on the Board of Directors, and at least
one member at large appointed by the President, shall present
nominations in writing to the general membership prior to the
annual meeting of the organization.
Section 2: Nominations from the floor will be entertained and
Section 3: Elections shall be by secret ballot and be determined
by a simple majority of those voting members in attendance at
the annual meeting.
Section 4: The nominations and election of the Officers and Board
of Directors shall be done in order starting with the President;
Vice President; Secretary/Treasurer and Directors-At-Large. The
President shall be elected during odd years, the Vice President
during even years, the Secretary/Treasurer during odd years, and
the Directors-At-Large shall be elected alternately every other
year. All officers and Board of Directors shall serve a term of
Section 5: The newly elected officers and Board of Directors
officially assume their duties and responsibilities at the conclusion
of the old business portion, and prior to the new business portion,
of the annual meeting.
Article VIII - COMMITTEES
Section 1: This organization shall have as standing committees
an Audit Committee, a Bylaws Committee, a Membership Committee,
a Publicity Committee and a Nominating Committee. The Chairman
of these committees shall be appointed by the President.
Section 2: This organization may have as many ad hoc committees
as required to cope with short term needs as issues as determined
necessary by the Board of Directors. The chairman of each such
committee shall be appointed by the president.
Article IX - MEETINGS
Section 1: Meetings shall be held semi-annually with date and
place of meeting to be determined by the Board of Directors at
each prior meeting. The organization may meet at other times as
deemed necessary by the Board of Directors.
Section 2: Notification of members of all meetings shall be made
thirty (30) days prior to each meeting.
Section 3: The annual meeting shall be held in accordance with
the organization's constitution.
Article X - VOTING
Section 1: Voting at the annual meetings on policy, programs
or other organization business, including election of officers,
shall be composed of the officers, immediate Past President, Directors-At-Large,
and two members of each dues paying sportfishing club.
Section 2: Each dues paying sportfishing club shall designate,
by name, two representatives and one alternate to serve in a voting
capacity in this organization. The alternate so named shall vote
only if one of the two representatives should be absent from the
Article XI - AMENDMENTS
Section 1: Any amendment to these bylaws must be proposed and
discussed at one meeting prior to any vote on the amendment.
Section 2: The adoption of a proposed amendment requires a majority
vote of the members present at the time the vote is called for
on the amendment proposal.