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Happy Hunters Sportsman's Club

676 Chicora-Fenelton Rd.

PO Box 2

Fenelton , PA 16034

724-445-7510

 

 

Bylaws

Table of Contents:

  1. Purpose
  2. Officers and Directors
  3. Membership
  4. Landowners
  5. Guests
  6. Accidents
  7. Violations
  8. Disciplinary Action
  9. Dues
  10. By-laws
  11. Projects

 

SECTION I                                          

PURPOSE

 1. To promote sportsmanship, friendship, and safety for better hunting conditions and conservation

of wildlife.

 

  SECTION II

  OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS

  1. 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.

  2. The term of office shall be one year.

  3. All officers can be elected to successive terms.

  4. 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.

  5. Any member may only run for one office in a given year.

  6. 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.

  7. Nominations will be yearly in October and November. Elections will be held in December.

  8. Officers and Directors will be those receiving the highest number of votes.

  9. Officers and Directors shall be dues free for the terms of office

  10. Any Officer or Director may be impeached for misconduct by not fulfilling his duties by a majority vote of members present at a regular monthly meeting.

  11. The newly elected Executive Board will assume duties January 1.

  12. 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.

  13. Sergeant of Arms is to be appointed and announced before each meeting by the President.

  14. 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.

  15. Duties of the Executive Board shall be governed under Robertís Rules of Order.
     

SECTION III

MEMBERSHIP

 

  1. Membership shall consist of 300 paid members, in addition to the Executive Board, life members, land owners, and memberís Sons and Daughters.                                                            
  2. 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.

                 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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.                                                                                                                                                                          
  2. 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.                                                                                              
  3. 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.
  4. 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.


 
 

SECTION IV

LAND OWNERS

 

  1. 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.

     

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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.                                                                           

 

SECTION V

GUESTS

 

  1. A member is responsible for the conduct of his/her guests.

  

SECTION VI

ACCIDENTS

 

1.      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.

2. If a member fails to report said accident, he/she is subject to disciplinary action.

 

SECTION VII

VIOLATIONS

 

1.     Any member violating bylaws or club rules is subject to disciplinary action.                                

2.     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.                                                            

3.     All signs or posters by the club or landowner must be obeyed.                                                  

4.     Members under the age of 21 are not permitted to consume alcoholic beverages in any form on club property, as per Pennsylvania State Law.                                                            

5.     Use of drugs or any controlled substance is prohibited on club premises.

 

SECTION VIII

DISCIPLINARY ACTION

 

  1. 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.                                                        
  2. Any member subject to disciplinary action may appeal the Executive Boardís decision to the membership at the next regular meeting.                                                                                                                       
 

3.Any reversal of the Executive Boardís decision must be made by a majority vote of members present at the next regular meeting.

   

SECTION IX

DUES

 

  1. 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.                   

     

     SECTION X

    BY-LAWS  

    1. 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 (2).                                                                                               
    Amendments 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.

     

    SECTION XI

    PROJECTS  

    1. 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.