Article I Name Revised 8/90
The name of this organization shall be KINGSPORT
The official colors shall be yellow and blue.
Article II Aims
The aim of this organization shall be to promote
the general interest of cycling in all its phases: to encourage,
plan, and facilitate touring and other forms of recreational cycling
activities; to represent the interests and rights of local cyclist;
to cooperate with public authorities in the observance of all
traffic regulations; and to advocate the safety, security, proper
regulation, and recognition of the bicycle as a vehicle used for
recreation, health, and economic transportation.
The Club shall be affiliated with the League of American
Article III Membership
Membership is open to individuals, families, and
businesses, particularly in the Kingsport area, who desire to
promote the various Club purposes and bicycling in general.
A Parent or guardian's signature is necessary for
approval of membership for those under the age of 18. Each member17
years old and under must be accompanied by a parent or sponsoring
adult on all rides.
The fiscal year of the Club shall commence on the
first day of November and shall end on the last day of October,
of the following calendar year.
Amount of annual dues for the next year is to be
decided upon by the outgoing Executive Board before the end of
each fiscal year.
Article IV Officers
The following officers shall be elected by the membership.
These officers shall constitute the Executive Board: (1) President,
(2) Vice-President, (3) Secretary-Treasurer, (4) Ride Coordinator, (5) Trip Coordinator.
The President shall preside at all meetings, appoint
committees (with approval of the Executive Board), and act as
chairman of Board meetings.
The Vice-President shall assume the President's office
and powers in the absence of the President. In the absence of
both the President and Vice- President, the Secretary-Treasurer
will assume these powers. The Vice-President shall be a member
of the Executive Board and may be delegated certain phases of
Club activity by the President. The Vice-President shall act as
Newsletter Editor and shall be responsible for the regular publications
of the Club Newsletter.
The Secretary-Treasurer shall keep minutes of Club
and Executive meetings and maintain the order of Club membership
records. The Secretary-Treasurer shall be responsible for Club
finances -maintain a budget, collect and record dues, and prepare
reports of receipts and expenditures.
The Ride Coordinator shall plan rides, appoint ride
leaders for all Club rides, and publish a ride schedule.
The Trip Coordinator shall plan out-of-town tours,
make arrangements for accommodations, and notify members well
in advance of scheduled trips.
Article V Elections
Election of Club Officers shall be held annually
at the Fall meeting. An ad hoc nominating committee appointed
by the President shall present a list of candidates for the offices
to be filled. Additional names may be placed in nomination from
the floor immediately prior to the election. A plurality vote
shall be necessary to elect.
Artilcle VI Meetings
There shall be two meetings held each year; one scheduled
in the early Spring and the other in late Fall. Additional meetings
may be scheduled at the discretion of the Executive Board. Meetings
of the Executive Board shall be called by the President whenever
Article VII Order of Business
The order of business at regular meetings shall be:
1. Call to order
2. Introduction of Officers and welcoming of guests
3. Reading of minutes of previous meeting
4. Unfinished business
5. Report of Officers
6. New Business
Article VIII Guidelines
Expenditures for reimbursement must be approved in
advance by the President or Secretary-Treasurer.
New members, upon joining, shall receive from the
(1) a Club roster, (2) written safety rules, (3)
a copy of the most recent Club newsletter, and (4) a current ride
A Club newsletter shall be published and issued to
members at regular intervals.
Any guest 17 and under must be accompanied
on Club rides by an adult sponsor.
Article IX Quorum
A quorum of the membership for the purpose of conducting
Club business shall consist of not less than 20 percent of the
Article X Amendments
Amendments to this Constitution and By-Laws may be
PROPOSED in writing by any member at ANY club meeting, and must
be approved by a two-thirds vote of membership at said meeting
or by the officers before being brought before the entire membership
for consideration. The proposal will be incorporated into this
Constitution after a thirty day written notice has been sent to
the membership AND after approval by three-quarter vote of the
votes cast by the membership in person, or as votes cast by mail
or by written proxy.
Article XI Rules
Business meetings will be conducted according to
Robert's Rules of Order where appropriate.