BY-LAWS OF THE MACOMB BOMBER BOOSTER CLUB
NAME, PURPOSE, AND PRINCIPAL OFFICE
Section 1: Name
The official name of the Club shall be the Macomb Bomber Booster Club. The Club is incorporated under the General-Not-For-Profit Corporation Act of the State of Illinois.
Section 2: Purpose
The Primary purpose of the Club shall be to encourage the development and maintenance of a quality athletic program in the senior high school of Macomb Unit District 185, and to stimulate community interest and pride in the student participants and teams in the said athletic program. as a secondary purpose, the Club may assist in the support of other extra-curricular activities in the senior high school of Macomb Unit District 185.
The Macomb Bomber Booster Club is organized exclusively for charitable, religious, educational, and scientific purposes, including for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1974 for the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law.
Section 3: Principal Office and Address
The principal office of the Organization (Macomb Bomber Booster Club) shall be located in the City of Macomb, County of McDonough, and State of Illinois. The mailing address of the Organization shall be P.O. Box 245, Macomb, Illinois 61455.
MEMBERSHIP AND DUES
Section 1: Eligibility
All person interested in the purposes of the Organization shall be eligible for membership therein.
Section 2: Classes of Membership
Memberships in the Organization shall be of two classes: individual membership and family membership. S
Section 3: Dues
Dues for each class of membership shall be fixed by vote of the board members.
Section 4: Term of Membership
The term of membership shall be for one year, commencing on September 1 and ending on August 31. Membership may be renewed for subsequent terms by payment of annual dues.
Section 5: Rights of Members
Each member shall be entitled to attend all meetings and participate in all activities of the Organization. Each member who is at least 18 years of age shall be entitled to cast one vote on each issue submitted to a vote of the membership. Each member who is at least 18 years of age shall be eligible for election to the Board of Directors and any office in the Organization.
Section 1: General Meetings
General meetings of the Organization shall be held at least once each year at a place and time designated by the Board of Directors.
Section 2: Special Meetings
A special meeting of the Organization may be called by the President, by the Board of Directors, or by the petition of ten members with voting rights.
Section 3: Notice of Meetings
Notice of meetings of the Organization shall be given by entry in the Macomb Senior High official calendar, announcement in the Macomb news media, and/or announcement by mail addressed to members. Said notice shall be given at least three days prior to the time of the meeting and shall specify the purpose of the meeting.
Section 4: Quorum
At any general or special meeting of the Organization, twenty members in good standing shall constitute a quorum. Included in the twenty must be one officer and one-half of the Board of Directors.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Section 1: Membership
The Board of Directors shall consist of the elected current officers (President, Co President, Treasurer, and Secretary) of the Organization, the immediate past president, and fifteen directors elected from among the members of the Organization who are at least 18 years of age and in good standing. The Principal and the Athletic Director of Macomb Senior High School shall be ex-officio members.
Section 2: Term of Membership
The current officers and the immediate past president of the Organization shall serve as members of the Board of Directors for a term on one year. The fifteen elected directors shall serve for staggered two-year terms with six of the twelve elected each year.
Section 3: Duties
The duties of the Board of Directors shall be to plan and implement activities of the Organization and to manage its affairs.
Section 4: Meetings
Meetings of the Board of Directors shall be held regularly and at least once a month at a place and time designated by the President. Special meetings of the Board at other times may be called by the President. All meetings of the Board shall be open and may be attended by any member of the Organization and any interested individual.
Section 5: Quorum
At any general or special meeting of the Board of Directors, fifty-one percent of the Board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.
Section 6: Vacancies
Any vacancy on the Board of Directors shall be filled for the remainder of the term by appointment of the President of a member of the Organization who is in good standing and at least 18 years of age.
Section 7: Compensation
No compensation shall be paid of members of the Board of Directors for their services as directors. No remuneration shall be paid to a director for services performed by him or her for the Organization in any other capacity, unless a resolution authorizing such remuneration shall have been adopted by the Board of Directors before the services were undertaken.
Section 1: Officers
The officers of the Organization shall be a President, Co President, Secretary, and Treasurer. Co Officers may serve with board approval.
Section 2: Election of Officers
The officers shall be elected for a term of one year at the regular meeting of the Organization. Candidates may be nominated for election by a nominating committee and from the floor. Election shall be a majority of members present and voting.
Section 3: Terms of Office
The officers of the Organization shall serve for a term of one year and may succeed themselves up to three times. A person may be elected to an office previously held after an absence of one year.
Section 4: Duties
The officers of the Organization shall perform those duties customarily assigned to their office or any others required of them by the Board of Directors.
Section 5: Vacancies
A vacancy in any office of the Organization shall be filled for the remainder of the term by appointment of the Board of Directors of a member of the Organization who is in good standing and at least 18 years of age.
Section 1: Standing Committees
The standing committees of the Organization may consist of a Public Relations Committee, a Membership Committee, a Projects Committee, and a Nominating Committee.
Section 2: Appointment of Standing Committees
The President of the Organization may appoint at least two and no more than six members of the Organization who are at least 18 years of age and in good standing to serve for a term of one year on each of the standing committees.
Section 3: Duties of Standing Committees
The Public Relations Committee shall plan and implement a publicity program to ensure general awareness of activities and projects of the Organization among members and other interested individuals. The Memebership Committee shall plan and implement a program to encourage and promote membership in the Organization of individuals and families interested in the athletic program of schools in Macomb Unit District 185. The Projects Committee shall plan, recommend, and help implement projects to further the purpose of the Organization. The Nominating Committee shall select an eligible and willing member of the Organization to nominate for election to each of the offices of President, Secretary, and Treasurer, and for election to each position of member of the Board of Directors. The President may assign additional appropriate duties to each of the standing committees as needed.
Section 4: Temporary Committees
Temporary committees may be established and appointed by the President of the Organization as needed to fulfill duties appropriate to the purpose of the Organization that are not assigned to standing committees.
CONTRACTS, CHECKS, DEPOSITS, FUNDS, AND ASSETS UPON LIQUIDATION
Section 1: Contracts
The Board of Directors may authorize any officer or officers, agent or agents of the Organization, in addition to the officers so authorized by these Bylaws, to enter into any contract or execute and deliver any instrument in the name of and on behalf of the Organization, and such authority may be general of confined to specific instances.
Section 2: Checks, Drafts, etc.
All checks, drafts, or other orders for the payment of money, notes, or other evidence of indebtedness issued in the name of Organization shall be signed by such officer or officers, agent or agents of the Organization, and in such manner as shall from time to time be determined by resolution of the Board of Directors. In the absence of such determination by the Board of Directors, such instruments shall be signed by the Treasurer.
Section 3: Deposits
All funds of the Organization shall be deposited from time to time to the credit of the Organization in such banks, trust companies, or other depositories as the Board of Directors may select.
Section 4: Gifts
The Board of Directors may accept on behalf of the Organization any contribution, gift, bequest, or device for the purposes as identified in Article 1, Section 2 or for any special purpose of the Organization which is not in conflict with the specified purpose of the Organization.
Section 5: Assets Upon Liquidation
Upon dissolution of the Organization, the Board of Directors shall, after paying or making provision for the payment of all of the liabilities of the Organization, dispose of all of the assets of the Organization exclusively for the purposes of the Organization, stated in Article I section 2, or to such organization or organizations operated exclusively for charitable, educational, religious, or scientific purposes as shall at the time qualify as an exempt under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law) as the Board of Directors shall determine. Any such assets not so disposed of shall be disposed of by the Circuit Court of McDonough County in which the principal office of the Booster Club is located, exclusively for such purposes or to such organization or organizations, as said Court shall determine, which are organized and operated exclusively for such purposes.
These Bylaws may be amended at any regular meeting of the Organization by a two-thirds vote of the members present and voting, provided that notice of the proposed amendments has been made available at least two weeks prior to the time of the meeting.
These Bylaws shall become effective upon and subsequent to their adoption.
Amended: May 6, 2009
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