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BOAT CLUB CONSTITUTION

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CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS

OF THE COLUMBUS BOATING CLUB

 

 

CONSTITUTION

 

 

Article I :        Name

This organization shall be known as the Columbus Boating Club.

 

Article II :       Objective       

The main purpose of the Columbus Boating Club is to promote a safe and family oriented place for boating enthusiasts to meet and enjoy the Lake Harding recreational area. It is also entrusted with maintaining the natural area known as the point.

 

Article III :     Membership

 

Section 1.  Any proposed member must have an interest in water sports and display a willingness to help further the purpose of the C.B.C.

 

Section 2.  In  order for a proposed member to join the C.B.C. the following requirements must be met:

 

A.     Each new member must be sponsored by a member in good standing.  It is requested that the sponsor bring the proposed member to a scheduled meeting.

 

B.     Each prospective member must complete the  application form.

 

C.  Each prospective member must be interviewed by a club officer in person or by phone.  They will be given instructions concerning the responsibilities and privileges of membership in the C.B.C. 

 

D.     Each prospective member must acknowledge a willingness to be a participating member of the C.B.C.

 

E.   Once all the above has been satisfied the Commodore will either accept or reject the candidate for membership.

 

Section 3.  The membership of the C.B.C is limited to 130 members or families. The purpose of limiting the membership is to allow each member the ability to enjoy the C.B.C. Since an unlimited number of guests, particularly guests with their own boats would negate this concept the members must sponsor only one guest boat per visit.

 

A.     A guest and their boat may access the C.B.C. only one time per calendar year.

 

B.     A sponsoring member must pass the guest and their boat through the locked gate upon entry and exit.

 

C.     The member shall be held accountable to the officers of the C.B.C. for the actions of any guest.

 

Section 4.  Membership shall include the unmarried children of a member who resides in the same household and is under 21 years of age.

 

Section 5.  Transfer of membership is allowed under the following  circumstances.

 

A.     This privilege is restricted to members having lots leased from Georgia Power Company if said are located so as to require the use of the Boat Club Road or Boat Club Way to travel to and access their property.

 

B.     When a lease holder transfer ownership, the purchaser upon approval for membership will be assigned a members number once the all initiation fees and yearly dues have been collected.  If a seller desires to remain a member the restrictions on membership in Article III.  Section 3 will not apply.

 

 

Article IV :  Officers and Elections

 

            Section 1.  The elected officers of the C.B.C. shall be the Commodore (President), Vice-Commodore (Vice-President), and Treasurer.

 

            Section 2.  The  elected officers of the C.B.C. shall be the Board of Directors and  have the power to act on behalf of the C.B.C. interest.

 

Section 3 :  The election of officers shall take place at the first scheduled meeting of a year in April.  Newly elected officers shall take charge the first day of May of that same year.

 

Section 4 :  Nominations for officers may be made in advance of the March meeting to the Commodore either by phone, e-mail, or personal contact.  Nominations can also be made from the floor at the April meeting.

 

Section 5.  Balloting shall be by a show of hands and majority rules.

 

Section 6.  Officers are elected for a period of one year.  No officer can serve more than two consecutive years in the same position.

 

 

 

Article V :  Voting

 

            Section 1.  Only members in good standing and their spouses may cast a vote.

 

Article VI : Meetings

 

            Section 1.  There shall be at least 3 general membership meetings per year.  The April meeting shall be considered the annual meeting.

 

            Section 2 .  Meetings shall be held at the picnic area of the C.B.C. unless otherwise directed by the Commodore.  Attendance at meetings is a duty of all members.

 

Article VII :  Amendments

 

            Section 1.  All amendments to the Constitution and By-Laws must be in writing and submitted to the Commodore prior to the March meeting.  It will require a two thirds vote of those present to pass an amendment.

 

Article VIII :  General

 

            Section 1.  C.B.C. members and guest will abide by conditions of the lease granted by the Georgia Power Company.

 

Section 2.  Members and guests can use the picnic area for overnight camping, as long as they follow the camping guidelines.

 

Section 3.   No unlicensed vehicles are allowed on the one lane section of Boat Club Road and the point.

 

 

           

            Dated July 1, 2005