Pensacola Hawg Hunters
CONSTITUTION & BY-LAWS
Constitution & By-Laws
Section 1. Name:
This Chapter shall be called the Pensacola Hawg Hunters Bass Club.
Section 2. Purpose:
To stimulate public awareness of bass fishing as a major sport; to offer our state conservation department our organized and political support and encouragement, to promote full adherence to all conservation codes and to demand adequate water standards, to detect and report the polluter and to call attention to his crime; to improve our skills as bass anglers through fellowship of friendly exchange of bass catching techniques and ideas, and to promote and encourage youth fishing and a love for this great recreation.
ARTICLE II Membership:
Section 1. Membership Requirements.
Requirements for active membership, to become an active member, a person shall:
a. Express an interest in membership.
b. Fish one club tournament as a guest.
c. Be voted on by membership at the next meeting, with guest not present.
Vote shall be secret ballot; affirmation by majority vote.
d. Be at least 21 years of age.
e. Full membership shall be awarded upon payment of all dues including hat and shirt.
f. The official shirt will be a Khaki shirt with club logo.
g. Potential members must be nominated by a member in good standing
and complete a member information sheet prior to fishing his guest tournament.
Section 2. Removal from Membership:
a. A member may be removed from membership for failure to meet membership requirements.
Section 3. Inactive Membership:
a. Inactive membership shall be awarded to any active member in good standing who expresses interest in becoming an inactive member. If the members dues are paid through October the inactive dues will be waived until that time. Otherwise inactive dues are payable in October.
Section 4. Dues:
a. Dues are due and payable at the October meeting for the following year.
Any member that hasn't paid his dues by the November meeting will be removed from membership
and must re-apply and fish a guest tournament.
b. Active Member Dues: $40.00 per year.
c. Inactive Membership: $20.00 per year.
d. Dues are prorated on a quarterly basis for joining members.
e. Dues for Fisherman of the Year will be paid by the club.
f. Secretary dues will be paid by the club.
Section 1. Officers and Elections:
a. President: Presides over all meetings and directs all official business; appoints and directs all committee functions, serves as the head of E-Board, supervise all club functions, initiates any changes to the constitution and by-laws or new rules. Signs checks as an alternate with the Treasurer.
b. Vice President/Treasurer: Maintains accurate financial records and reports at each meeting, collects all dues and tournament fees, provides pay out for tournaments to the Tournament Director.
c. Tournament Director: Serves as chairman of the Tournament Committee, performs duties as Tournament Director in accordance with Tournament Rules.
d. Secretary: Maintains accurate minutes of all meetings and reads those minutes to the membership at the beginning of each meeting, publishes monthly newsletter, maintains record of point standings,
publishes a membership roster and maintains attendance records.
e. Assistant Tournament Director: Assists the Tournament Director in fulfilling the Tournament Directors duties in accordance with Tournament Rules. Acts as Tournament Director in his absence, and assists the Tournament Director and Secretary during tournament weigh-ins. Serves as a voting member of the E-Board.
f. Incoming officers will perform an audit of the previous years club treasury prior to taking office.
Section 2. E-Board:
a. The E-Board will consist of the President, Vice President/Treasurer, Tournament Director, Assistant Tournament Director, and Secretary.
Section 3. Negligence, Removal of office:
a. Any Officer or Board member found negligent in the performance of assigned duties, by the E-Board, shall be removed from office and suspended from club membership for a period of time agreed upon by the board.
Section 4. Elections:
a. A nominating committee chaired by the President and two active members, shall seek out members that would be willing to serve as an officer in the upcoming fishing year. The committee will provide the list of members willing to serve in each office to the membership at the September meeting. Nominations will also be accepted from the floor at the September and October meetings.
b. The election of officers shall be held annually at the regular monthly meeting in October.
Election shall be by a simple majority vote of members present.
Section 5. Term of Office:
a. The term of office is one year, beginning the first day of November and ending the last day of October.
Section 6. Vacancy of Office:
a. In the event of an office vacancy, nominations shall be asked for and election held at the next meeting
to fill the vacancy for the balance of the term.
Section 7. Eligibility for Office:
a. All active club members are eligible to hold office.
Section 1. Amending the Constitution and by-laws:
a. The Constitution and By-laws, Tournament Rules and Fish-off may be amended at the regular October meeting by a 2/3 vote of those members present, provided notice of the proposed amendments have been presented to the membership via the September newsletter prior to the October vote.
b. By special request of any active member in good standing, any proposed change which is reviewed by the
E-Board and receives a 100% affirmative vote can be presented at the next scheduled meeting to introduce as a change to our constitution and/or by-laws and tournament rules.
This would be a special circumstance or emergency measure which would be in the clubs best interest.
Section 1. Meeting, Parliamentary Procedure:
a. Meetings will be held the third Wednesday of each month.
b. Meetings will be conducted according to parliamentary procedure.
Section 1. Tournaments:
a. Club tournaments will be conducted in accordance to Tournament Rules.
b. Tournaments will be held the weekend following the monthly meeting.
c. The competitive fishing year will run from November through October with the Fish-off
being the last tournament of the competitive year.