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BYLAWS

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Of the Central Kansas Gun Club Inc.

Hutchinson, Kansas

Affiliated with the National Rifle Association of America

Affiliated with the Kansas State Rifle Association


ARTICLE I - Name

The name of this organization shall be Central Kansas Gun Club Inc.

ARTICLE II - Object

The object of this organization shall be the encouragement of organized rifle, pistol, and shotgun shooting among citizens of the United States resident in, and in the surrounding area of our community, with a view toward a better knowledge on the part of such citizens of the safe handling and proper care of firearms, as well as improved marksmanship. It shall be our further object and purpose to forward the development of those characteristics of honesty, good fellowship, self-discipline, team play, and self-reliance, which are the essentials of good sportsmanship and the foundation of true patriotism.

ARTICLE III - Membership

Any citizen of the United States 18 years of age or older may become a member of this organization on vote of the Executive Committee or General Membership after subscribing to the following pledge and payment of the usual initiation fee and dues. Membership is also subject to a 90-day probationary period and conditional upon successful completion of an on-site range safety orientation within the probationary period.

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I certify that I am a citizen of good repute of the United States of America; that I am not a member of any organization or group having as its purpose or one of its purposes the overthrow by force and violence of the Government of the United States or any of its political subdivisions; that I have never been convicted of a crime of violence; and that if admitted to membership I will fulfill the obligations of good sportsmanship and citizenship.

ARTICLE IV - Dues

(a) The members "ANNUAL CLUB DUES" to the club shall be due April 1st and payable not later than April 30th of each year. The amount shall be set forth in the Club Operating Procedures.

(b) Any member shall be considered to be not in good standing (arrears) if their " ANNUAL CLUB DUES" are not in the possession of the club Secretary on April 30th of each year.

(c) No member of the club not in good standing (arrears) shall be eligible to vote or enjoy any other privileges or benefits offered by this club.

(d) There will be no prorating of memberships. Full yearly dues will apply regardless of what month a member renewed.

(e) If a member's renewal is not received or postmarked by April 30th of each year, his/her renewal will be subject to a $20.00 late payment fee. Any member not paid in full by May 31st will automatically loose their membership, and can only rejoin under the new member provisions. This would include "NEW MEMBER INTIATION FEE"

(f) New member initiation fee will be ½ of annual dues.

(g) The gate combinations will be changed on April 30th.

ARTICLE V - Meetings

(a) Annual Meeting. The annual meeting of the club shall be held as set forth in the Club Operating Procedures, on the first Monday of October of each year. Election of officers shall take place at this meeting. If the annual meeting shall not take place at the time fixed it shall be held within a reasonable time thereafter, and the officers shall hold over until their successors have been elected.

(b) Regular Meetings. The regular business meetings of the club for the transaction of ordinary club business shall be held as called out in the Operating Procedures, on the first Monday of the months of January, April, July and October, unless such Monday is a holiday. If such is the case the regular meeting will be held at the same place and time on the second Monday of the month.

(c) Special Meeting. A special meeting of the club may be held at any time upon the call of the President, or upon the call of the Executive Committee, or the demand in writing, stating the object of the proposed meeting, and signed by not less than 20% of the members in good standing. Notice of the time, place, and object of any special meeting shall be given all officers and members in good standing in writing by U.S. Mail, by e-mail or by phone call not less than seven days prior to the date fixed for the holding of such meeting. The place and time of such meeting shall be fixed by the Executive Committee.

(d) Quorum. Twenty percent of the members in good standing of the club shall constitute a quorum at any meeting.

(e) If a quorum of members is not present, five Officers and ten members shall constitute a quorum.

ARTICLE VI - Officers

(a) The officer of this club shall be a President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Chief Instructor, Safety Officer, and Executive Officer who acting together shall constitute the Executive Committee. All officers except the President shall be elected by a majority vote, by ballot, of the members in good standing present at the Annual Meeting of the club.

(b) Ballots shall only be issued to members in good standing as of the date of the Annual Meeting of the club.

(c) Ballots may be cast either in writing, verbal, or by a show of hands to be determined by the President, or if the President is absent the Vice-President.

(d) Officers shall assume office at the next regular monthly (November) meeting.

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(e) The Executive Committee shall have general supervision and control of all activities of the club.

(f) Meetings of the Executive Committee shall be held regularly at such time and place as the Committee may determine. Special meetings may be held at any time on the call of the President or on demand, in writing to the Secretary, by three members of the Committee.

(g) Five members of the Committee shall constitute a quorum.

(h) Resignation of any Officer may be accepted by a majority vote of the remaining members of the Executive Committee.

(i) A vacancy in the Executive Committee may be filled by a majority vote of the remaining members of the Committee. However, if more than one vacancy exists a special meeting of the club may be called and new officers elected to fill the vacancies until the date of the next annual meeting as provided in paragraphs (a), (b), & (c) above.

(j) The Officers and Committee Chairman of this club shall maintain individual membership in the National Rifle Association for their tenure in office.

(k) To be eligible to run for an office a member must have been a member in good standing of the club for a minimum of one year.

ARTICLE VII - Duties of Officers and Committee Chairmen

(a) President. The President shall preside at all meetings of the club and of the Executive Committee. He/she will be a member ex-officio of all regular and special committees and shall perform all such other duties as usually pertain to his office.

(b) Vice-President. The Vice-President shall perform the duties of the President in his/her absence or at his/her request.

(c) Secretary. The Secretary shall conduct all official correspondence pertaining to the proper preparation and forwarding of all reports required of the club by the National Rifle Association and by the Director of Civilian Marksmanship. He/she shall notify the members of the Executive Committee of all meetings and shall notify all members of all special meetings as required in Article V. He/she shall keep a true record of all meetings of the Executive Committee and of the club and have the custody of the books and papers of the club except the Treasurers books of account. All applications for membership in the club shall be made to the Secretary. He/she shall be responsible for the collection of all fees and dues and shall remit the same to the Treasurer, taking his proper receipt thereof . He/she shall be responsible for re-affiliate the club annually with the National Rifle Association. He/she shall be responsible for sending out membership cards at the start of each fiscal year.

(d) Treasurer. The Treasurer shall have charge of all funds of the club and place the same in such bank or banks as may be approved by the Executive Committee. Such money shall only be withdrawn by check signed by the Treasurer and for the payment of such bills as shall have been approves by the Executive Committee. The Treasurer shall keep an accurate record of all his/her transactions and render a detailed report with vouchers at any meeting of the Executive Committee when requested and an annual report to the organization at its annual meeting.

(e) Chief Instructor. The Chief Instructor shall have charge of all small arms instruction with authority to appoint his assistants. He/she shall contract no bills without the authorization of the Executive Committee.

(f) Safety Officer. The Safety Officer shall be in charge of maintenance and operation of the safety program, enforcement of safety rules, and for the safety indoctrination of new members. He/she will be authorized to contract for the making or printing of signs, placards, etc. for the display of club operating rules and safety rules.

(g) Executive Officer. The Executive Officer shall have charge of the ranges of the club, and the arranging of competitions. He/she shall appoint a Committee Chairman to organize committees for all events occurring on the range. He/she shall contract no bills without the authorization of the Executive Committee.

(h) Committee Chairmen. Each Committee Chairman will be in charge of his/her own event with regards to assistance in manpower, scoring, trophies, and all other equipment necessary, including all maintenance pertaining to his/her event. He/she shall contract no bills without the authorization of the Executive Committee.

ARTICLE VIII - Suspension or Expulsion

(a) Any Officer may be removed by a two-thirds vote of the members in good standing present at any special meeting called for this purpose. No vote on removal may be taken unless fifteen days' notice in writing shall have been given to the Officer of the reasons for his removal and the date, time, and place of the special meeting at which such ballot on his removal is to be taken. At such special meeting the Officer under charges shall be accorded a full hearing.

(b) Any member may be suspended from the club for a period not to exceed thirty days for any cause deemed sufficient by the Executive Committee, by a two thirds affirmative vote of the members of the Executive Committee, present at any regular or special meeting.

(c) Any member may be expelled from the club for any cause deemed sufficient by the Executive Committee by a two-thirds affirmative vote of the members of the Executive Committee present at any regular or special meeting. No vote on expulsion may be taken unless at least fifteen days' notice in writing shall have been given to the member of the charges preferred and of the date, time, and place of the meeting of the Executive Committee at which such charges will be considered. At such meeting the member under charges will be accorded a full hearing.

(d) Charges against any officer or member may be preferred by any member in good standing. They shall be in writing clearly stating the facts relied upon and accompanied by all affidavits or exhibits, which are to be used in their support. Such charges shall be filed with the Secretary, who will immediately notify the President. The President will call a special meeting of the Executive Committee to hear the charges. The Secretary will give at least fifteen days' notice of the meeting to each member of the Executive Committee and to the Accuser and to the Accused, which notice will be in writing and include a true copy of the charges and of the supporting affidavits and exhibits.

(e) Any member who willfully refuses to abide by any Bylaw, any Rule or Regulation, or any Operating Procedure, as set forth by the board of directors of The Central Kansas Gun Club Inc. shall be immediately suspended, pending a full hearing, at which time, the length of suspension or expulsion will be determined.

(f) Any member suspended for any reason shall be barred from participating in any club activities until reinstated.

(g) Any member expelled for any reason shall be permanently barred from participating in any club activities.

(h) Any member suspended or expelled by the Executive Committee may appeal to the full membership of the club. Such appeal shall be made in writing to the Secretary who will notify the President. The President will put the item on the agenda of the next monthly meeting. The Secretary at such meeting shall read the original charges, the supporting affidavits, and will read or display the accompanying exhibits, and will read the minutes of the special meeting of the Executive Committee at which the charges were heard and action taken. A full hearing will be given the Accuser or Accusers, and the Accused. A vote will be taken by ballot of the members in good standing present at such meeting. A two-thirds vote shall be required to overturn the action of the Executive Committee.

(i) Failure to appear (without just cause to be determined by the President or Vice-President if the President is being charged) of either an officer or member, (a) or
(c) above, shall constitute default. Being in default would thus forfeit his/her right to hearing by either the general membership or the Executive Committee and would automatically suspend or expel his/her membership with this club.

(j) Any Officer or member of the club who has been suspended or expelled by The National Rifle Association of America shall automatically stand suspended or expelled from this club immediately upon receipt of official notice by the Secretary of this club from the Secretary of the National Rifle Association of America.

(k) Any Officer or member who has been charged by a recognized law enforcement agency with any type of violent crime or any crime involving a firearm shall stand suspended immediately. Any Officer or member of the club who has been found guilty of or pled guilty to, a felony of class 'C' or greater, or as stated above in this paragraph, shall immediately, and without compensation for, be permanently, expelled from this club. He/she shall also be considered to have waived his/her right to the above appeal process.

(l) The National Rifle Association shall be given a complete report whenever a member of the club is suspended or expelled, showing action taken.

ARTICLE IX- Match Rules

All rifle and revolver or pistol competitions held by the club will be governed by the rules laid down by The National Rifle Association of America, approved by The National Board for the Promotion of Rifle Practice and the Secretary of the Army.

ARTICLE X - Amendments

Any proposed amendments to these bylaws may be introduced by any member in good standing at any regular meeting. The Secretary shall take the proposed amendment to the next meeting of the Executive Committee where it shall be handled as set forth in the Articles of Incorporation.

Revised August 5, 2002