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Reynoldsburg Republican Club
ARTICLE I - Title and Purpose
The name of the organization is the Reynoldsburg Republican Club.
The purposes are:
a. to strive for Republican success in national, state and local elections;
b. to work for civic betterment of the community; and
c. to provide social contacts for its members.
Only members who are “Affiliated” (ORC Title 35, Chapters 3503 and 3513) Republicans in the Reynoldsburg area are eligible to hold office in the Reynoldsburg Republican Club.
Annual membership dues are $20.00 per person.
Dues are payable for the current calendar year before January 31.
Members who have not paid dues by February 28 will forfeit the benefit of membership until dues are paid.
ARTICLE IV - Officers
The officers are President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer.
Officers are elected at the Annual Meeting.
Officers perform the duties usually performed by such officers and also as are specified in these bylaws.
A vacancy in the office of President is filled as provided in Article V.
Vacancies in the offices of Vice President, Secretary or Treasurer are filled as provided in Article VI.
No officer can serve more than three successive terms in the same office. Service of a portion of the term greater than half is considered a full term.
ARTICLE V - Duties of Officers
a. presides at all meetings and conducts them by the order of business as provided in Article VII;
b. performs all duties of the office.
In the absence of the President, the Vice President assumes the duties of the President. In the event of a vacancy occurring in the office of President, the Vice President assumes the duties of the President until the next annual meeting. In the absence of both the President and Vice President from a meeting, the Secretary or Treasurer, in that order, may preside.
a. takes a count of members attending the meeting to determine if there is a quorum present;
b. keeps minutes of all meetings and makes them available to members upon request;
c. sends notice of time and place of all meetings;
d. conducts the general correspondence of the organization;
e. keeps an accurate list of names and addresses of members; and
f. sends notices in December to all members who have not paid dues.
The retiring Secretary delivers all appropriate records to the newly elected Secretary within one month after the election.
a. receives, deposits and disburses all funds;
b. reports the financial standing at each meeting and makes a full report at the annual meeting;
c. keeps an itemized account of all receipts and disbursements;
d. collects all dues; and
e. files financial reports as required by law.
The retiring Treasurer within one month after the election will deliver to the newly elected Treasurer all appropriate records.ARTICLE VI - Elections
The President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer are elected annually. The terms of office begin at the first regular meeting in the calendar year.
At the October meeting, a three member Committee on Nominations is elected by the membership. Two additional members are appointed by the President. The committee chairperson will be appointed by the President from the five members.
The Committee on Nominations prepares a slate of candidates for the four officer positions and presents it at the regular meeting (November) preceding the Annual Meeting.
All elections are by secret ballot.
Additional nominations may be made from the floor, following the report of the Committee on Nominations.
The President appoints tellers.
Elections are carried out by members voting in person during the regular meetings.
Each person who votes shall have been a member at least thirty days prior to the election.
Voters are verified by the tellers from the official membership list.
A plurality vote of those members present, and entitled to vote, constitutes an election.
The nominees receiving the highest number of votes are declared as elected. In case of a tie in any office, the choice is decided by lot.
After an election is declared, ballots are destroyed.
A vacancy occurs when an officer misses three consecutive meetings.
In case of a vacancy in the offices of Vice President, Secretary or Treasurer, nominations shall be accepted from the floor at the next regularly scheduled meeting. A plurality vote of those members present and entitled to vote will constitute the election of the nominee to the office. The nominee receiving the highest number of votes is declared as elected.In case of a tie, the choice is decided by lot. The election will be by secret ballot. After an election is declared, ballots are destroyed.
ARTICLE VII - Meetings
There will be a regular monthly meeting each month, time and place as designated by the President, except in August.
The Annual Meeting of this organization is held in January. Annual reports of officers and standing and special committees are given at this meeting.
The order of business of all meetings includes:
Call to order
Report of President
Report of Secretary
Report of Treasurer
Reports of Standing and Special Committees
Special meetings may be called by the officers and can be called by the President on written request of ten members.
Notice of all meetings, Regular and Special, are sent to all members via acceptable communication methods at least seven days prior to a Regular meeting and three days prior for a Special meeting.
Members of standing committees are appointed by the respective chairpersons and assume such duties as assigned by the President.
Chairpersons of the following standing committees are appointed by the President:
Lincoln Day Dinner
Candidate Campaign Strategy
ARTICLE IX - Quorum
At least three officers present at a Regular, Special or Annual meeting shall constitute a quorum.
The fiscal year is the calendar year.
ARTICLE XI – Campaign Contributions
The Reynoldsburg Republican Club may from time to time make campaign contributions to “Affiliated” (ORC Title 35, Chapters 3503 and 3513) Republican candidates. The rules governing these campaign contributions are as follows:
Campaign Contribution Membership Requirement:
A candidate running for local municipal office must have been a member of the Reynoldsburg Republican Club for not less than one year prior to the general election;
Campaign Contribution Minimum Requirements:
a. monies will only be donated to “Affiliated” (ORC Title 35, Chapters 3503 and 3513) Republican candidates;
b. donations will only be made during a contested general election;
ARTICLE XII - Parliamentary Authority
The rules contained in Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised govern all meetings in cases where they are applicable and not inconsistent with these bylaws.
These bylaws may be amended at any meeting by two-thirds vote of the members present, providing members have been given a ten-day notice of the proposed change(s).
Any provision of these bylaws may be waived at any meeting by two-thirds of the members present, providing members have been given a ten-day notice of the proposed waiver(s).
Amended by the membership July 25, 2017.
Amended by the membership February 26, 2013.