Hunters Sportsman's Club
676 Chicora-Fenelton Rd.
PO Box 2
Table of Contents:
Officers and Directors
1. To promote sportsmanship,
friendship, and safety for better hunting conditions and conservation
OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS
The executive board shall consist of the President, Vice President,
Secretary, Treasurer, out going President, and (2 or 3) Directors,
elected annually, depending on the status of the President.
The term of office shall be one year.
All officers can be elected to successive terms.
Anyone seeking an office in the club must have been a member in
good standing for at least two years, and have attended two monthly
meeting in the past year or be active on one of the standing committees.
Any member may only run for one office in a given year.
Directors, consisting of (2) or (3) depending on the status of the
President, shall be elected on a yearly basis to a term of one year, and
can be elected to successive terms. The directors shall be the (2) or
(3) receiving the most votes in the December election.
Nominations will be yearly in October and November. Elections will
be held in December.
Officers and Directors will be those receiving the highest number
Officers and Directors shall be dues free for the terms of office
Any Officer or Director may be impeached for misconduct by not
fulfilling his duties by a majority vote of members present at a regular
The newly elected Executive Board will assume duties January 1.
In the event a vacancy should arise in any office, the vacancy
shall be filled by appointment, by the remaining Officers and Directors,
for the remainder of the term.
Sergeant of Arms is to be appointed and announced before each
meeting by the President.
An Audit Committee is to be appointed at the December meeting each
year by the President, consisting of a chairman and two other members.
The Audit Committee report is to be given at the January meeting.
the Executive Board shall be governed under Robertís Rules of Order.
- Membership shall consist of 300 paid members, in
addition to the Executive Board, life members, land owners, and memberís
- Annual dues and new member initiation fees will be
in accordance with rates established by a vote of the membership and
recorded in the minutes of the monthly meeting.
- Any applicant, to be accepted to membership in
this club, must be at least 16 years of age, must be approved by a
majority vote of members present at two successive meetings, and pay the
initiation fee and dues as directed.
- All members in good standing shall be entitled to
all the rights and privileges extended by this club for the year, the
exception being that members under the age of 21 are not permitted to
have a key to the club.
- An active members child upon reaching the age of
16 and before the age of 18 would be eligible for membership in excess
of the paid membership quota. The term child is a Son or Daughter
by blood or legal adoption, or a stepson or stepdaughter, if the parents
are married to each other.
- At age 65 or older, any member having been a
continuous member for ten or more years, may obtain a gold card life
membership by notifying any officer of the club.
- Any member, having been a continuous member for
five or more years, may qualify for a Gold Card Life Membership if
he/she is disabled and permanently confined to a wheelchair.
- Any landowner with a single tract of 25 or more
huntable acres open to hunting by all club members in good standing
shall be permitted to apply for membership to the club. The
application is subject to the approval of a majority vote of members
present at two successive meetings. A landowner shall have all the
rights and privileges of a regular member as long as the land remains
open to club use. The landowner has the right to deny permission
on an individual basis. The member denied access has the right to
appeal to the Board of Directors.
- A landowner, after five years of opening his land
for member hunting, would be eligible for a regular paid membership in
excess of the paid membership quota.
- A regular paid member who becomes a landowner
retains the right, at any time, to return to regular paid member status
should he/she choose to do so.
- A member is responsible for the conduct of his/her
Any accident on the grounds of the
club shall be reported to an Officer of the club within (48) hours of
the date of the accident.
If a member
fails to report said accident, he/she is subject to disciplinary action.
Any member violating bylaws or club
rules is subject to disciplinary action.
Any damage done to club premises or
landowners property by a member or guest, said member is responsible to
reimburse the club or landowner in full for said damages. Any member
failing to do so is subject to disciplinary action.
All signs or posters by the club or
landowner must be obeyed.
Members under the age of 21 are not
permitted to consume alcoholic beverages in any form on club property, as
per Pennsylvania State Law.
Use of drugs or any controlled substance
is prohibited on club premises.
- Any violation subject to disciplinary action shall
be ruled upon by the Executive Board, and their decision and any
punishment shall be forwarded to the member(s) involved.
- Any member subject to disciplinary action may
appeal the Executive Boardís decision to the membership at the next
reversal of the Executive Boardís decision must be made by a majority
vote of members present at the next regular meeting.
- Reminder notices for dues will be included in the
fall newsletter. No other notice will be sent. Dues are
payable from October 1 to December 31 at the cost approved by the
membership and recorded in the monthly meeting minutes.. From
January 1 to January 31, dues may still be paid with an established late
fee in addition to the annual dues amount.
2. A member may prepay their dues from their present age, to age 65.
To obtain a paid up status and Gold Card, the member must be 26 years of
age, and an active member for at least five years before paid up
membership is offered. The method used for calculation of prepaid
membership shall be the difference between the memberís age and age 65,
this number of years times the annual dues, less $1.00 per year will be
the cost of a prepaid membership. ALL DUES, PAID YEARLY OR FOR A
LIFE MEMBERSHIP, ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.
to the by-laws may be made by a (2/3) majority vote of members present
at a regular monthly meeting, but not before (28) days after having been
proposed at a prior meeting.
- A memberís proposal to amend the by-laws will
be reviewed by the by-laws committee before being voted on, under
the provision of Section X, paragraph
- Any project proposed from the membership that
would have a combined cost of labor, material, and equipment of
$500.00 or more, must be reviewed by the appropriate committee
before being presented to the club membership for a vote.