Article No. 1
This club shall be known as the JONES CREEK TRAIL RIDERS ASSOCIATION.
Article No. 2
The objective of this club is to maintain, grow and promote the Jones Creek OHV Park for the purpose of preserving the sport of off-road motorcycle and ATV riding in the Yacolt Burn State Forest.
Article No. 3
Active members shall be riders of motorcycles or ATV’s 18 years or older, persons actively concerned with the Jones Creek neighborhood or off-road enthusiasts whose membership remains in a paid status. Only active members shall be entitled to a vote in club affairs. Family members under 18 years of age shall have no vote on club affairs, but shall be entitled to win prizes in club activities.
Honorary members shall be any other person as the club may decide by a two-thirds vote of those present at any regular meetings. Honorary members shall have no vote on club affairs, but pay no dues and are entitled to win prizes in club activities.
Lifetime members shall be active members for at least 10 consecutive years, or members who have served the club in an officer role for at least 5 years. Lifetime members shall have no vote on club affairs, but pay no dues and are entitled to win prizes in club activities.
Article No. 4
The officers of the club shall be:
Vice President – Administration
Vice President – Finance
Vice President – Special Events
Vice President – Public Relations
Vice President – Operations
These officers shall constitute the executive board. Club members may hold multiple offices as membership allows.
Article No. 5
The President shall:
Preside at all club gatherings
Oversee general supervision of club affairs
Appoint any person or committee not otherwise ordered by the club
Personally represent the club on proper occasions and business contacts
Assist all other officers of the club
Promote interest in club life and activities
Vote only when necessary to break a tie
Article No. 6
The Vice President – Administration shall:
Perform the duties of the President in his/her absence
Support the President in administrative related activities
Maintain JCTRA’s website
Write monthly club newsletter and schedule annual events calendar
Assist Recording Secretary with related duties
Article No. 7
The Vice President – Finance shall:
Support the President with finance related activities
Responsible for club bank accounts, membership records and procurement
Assist Membership Coordinator with related duties
Article No. 8
The Vice President – Special Events shall:
Support the President with special events and related activities
Coordinate planning of all club special events
V.P. of Special Events may convene a committee of club members to assist in coordination of club special events.
V.P. of Operations shall chair said committee unless he chooses to defer this duty to another committee member.
Article No. 9
The Vice President – Public Relations shall:
Support the President with public relations and related activities
Assumes role of Department of Natural Resources Liaison with related duties
Assists the United States Forest Service Liaison with related duties
Assists the AMA/NMA Liaison with related duties
Monitor social media and report regional and industry-related happenings
Article No. 10
The Vice President – Operations shall:
Support the President with operations-related activities
Assist the V.P. of Special Events with related duties
Plan and organize monthly club work parties
Ensure club equipment is properly stored and maintained
Assist V.P. Public Relations with coordinating work party related activities with the DNR
Article No. 11
The Recording Secretary shall:
Record minutes of each club meeting and email copies to the executive board within 15 days
Maintain an organized history of minutes
Bring printed copies of last meeting’s minutes to each meeting
Support the executive board with information requests
Article No. 12
The Membership Coordinator shall:
Support the President with membership related activities
Process new and renewed memberships
Maintain an accurate and up to date membership role
Recruit new members to the club
Assist V.P. of Finance with processing of new memberships
Article No. 13
The Grant Coordinator shall:
Support the Executive Board with grant related activities
Process new grant applications
Follow up on active applications until grants are awarded or denied
Assist VP Finance with any required financial reporting
Maintain a working knowledge of available grants and advise the executive board if application should be made
Article No. 14
The Executive Board shall act for the club in all matters ordered by the club; Make final decisions upon member expulsion; Properly investigate and present to the club all business or important activity situations; Have general control over all club affairs.
Article No. 15
All elective offices shall be filled at an annual election to be held in February of each year, and all officers shall hold office for one year or until their successors are elected. A special election may be called by the Executive Board to fill an office vacated any time during the calendar year.
Article No. 16
The regular meetings of the club shall be held on the last Wednesday of each month, beginning at 7:00 P.M. at Pied Piper Pizza unless that Wednesday falls on a holiday. If so, then the meeting shall be moved up one week. A special meeting may be called at any time as warranted by the President or Executive Board by giving proper advance notice to the membership.
Article No. 17
One-third or no less than eight active members present and in good standing shall constitute a quorum for transactions of club business.
Article No. 18
The constitution and the bylaws may be amended or added to, providing the proposed amendment is submitted in writing at a regular meeting. It shall then be advertised for four weeks and voted on at the next meeting. A two-thirds vote of active members present and in good standing shall be required to pass an amendment.
Article No. 19
This club has a racial non-discriminatory policy. It will not discriminate on a basis of race, color, gender, national or ethnic origin.
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