North Dakota Sportfishing Congress
The name of the organization shall be North Dakota Sportfishing
Congress, Incorporated and shall be operated as a tax exempt, non-profit
organization based in North Dakota and incorporated under the laws
of the State of North Dakota.
The object of the North Dakota Sportfishing Congress is to preserve,
promote and improve quality sportfishing in North Dakota.
Section 1. To protect and uphold the rights and privileges of citizens
to pursue sportfishing.
Section 2. To unite the manpower and other assets of member organizations
and individuals to support selective environment, research and fish
management programs agreed upon by formal action of the Congress.
Section 3 To form effective lines of communication between members,
governmental agencies and private organizations.
Section 4. To provide information on legislation to promote and
support bills, directives, and appropriations that are in the best
interest of sportfishing.
Section 5. To support and promote fair and just fishing regulations
for all and to support strict enforcement of such regulations.
Section 6. To establish public awareness of the problems and challenges
Section 7. To promote the education of all people in the rewards
of sportfishing and the importance of boating safety.
Section 8. To organize public support for appropriate government
and private programs for the enhancement of sportfishing.
Section 9. To promote sportsmanship and respect for the aquatic
Section 10. To support conservation efforts of all sportsmen and/or
Section 11. To support efforts of appropriate government agencies
such as the North Dakota Game and Fish Department, State Health
Department, etc., when working to accomplish aforementioned objectives.
This organization shall meet semi-annually with date and place
of meeting to be determined by the Board of Directors at each prior
meeting. The annual meeting shall be held no earlier than February
15, but no later than May 1st.
This organization shall be open to any fishing organization or
individual subscribing to the objectives as provided in ARTICLE
II in the organization's bylaws.
Members of this organization shall pay annual dues. Specific information
regulating annual dues shall be specified in the organization's
OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS
Section 1. The officers of this organization shall be a President,
Vice President, Secretary/Treasurer, and Directors-At-Large. These
officers shall be elected at the annual meeting and shall serve
until the next annual meeting. Specific information regarding the
authority, responsibilities and election procedures shall be specified
in the organization's bylaws.
Section 2. The business and affairs of the organization shall be
managed by the Board of Directors. The exact composition, authority
and responsibility of the Board of Directors shall be specified
in the organization's bylaws.
Section 1. Any amendments to this Constitution must be proposed
and discussed at a general membership meeting one meeting prior
to any vote on the amendment.
Section 2. The adoption of a proposed amendment requires a two-thirds
vote of the voting members present at the time the vote is called
on the amendment proposal.
Section 3. The Board of Directors is required to give prior notice
to the membership about the general membership meeting when the
amendment will be proposed and discussed as well as when it will
be up for vote.