REPUBLICAN CLUB OF KINGS POINT – DELRAY BEACH.
CONSTITUTION /BY-LAWS—-AS AMENDED
The name of the Club shall be THE REPUBLICAN CLUB OF KINGS POINT – DELRAY BEACH, FL. hereinafter referred to as the Club.
ARTICLE II- PURPOSE
(a) To attract members into and involve them in the Republican Party and provide them with a means of participation, leadership training and political involvement.
(b) To support the principals, objectives, and platform of the Republican Party and to secure the election of Republican candidates in general and nonpartisan elections.
ARTICLE III- MEMBERS
Section 1-There shall be two classes of membership- (a) Active – Residents and owners in Kings Point, Delray Beach, Fl. (b) Associate – All others
Section 2- Dues-Presently there are no annual dues but the Board reserves the right to institute a dues structure at a subsequent time to be paid yearly on or before December 31st.
ARTICLE IV –OFFICERS – AND – EMERITUS TRUSTEE(s)
Section 1- The officers of the Club shall be a President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. The Officers may be from the Active or Associate member categories if they were in any office of the Active category when they originally assumed their office. Otherwise new officers of the club need to be of the active category.
Officers shall be elected annually at the regular meeting of the Club during the month of December, at which time they shall be in good standing and be registered Republicans.
(a) The President shall preside over all meetings of the Club and its Board and exercise general supervision over all Club activities. The President shall also have the authority to appoint non Officers such as Emeritus Trustees, Board (Steering Committee members), other committee members and other committee chairpersons. The President shall be an ex officio member of each committee.
(b) The Vice President shall assist the President in supervising the Club’s activities and preside at all meetings in the absence of the President.
(c) The Secretary shall be the recording officer of the Club, including meetings of the Club and board, and shall maintain a record of the minutes of all such meetings and make the minutes of the regular meetings available to the general membership.
(d) The Treasurer shall collect all funds paid or donated to the Club, issue receipts when asked and deposit the funds in the account designated by the Club. He or she shall be responsible for expenditures authorized by the Club and shall provide a Treasurers report at each regular Club meeting regarding receipts, expenditures and the Club’s financial status .
Section 2- Emeritus Trustee(s) An Honorary position and life member appointed by the President who would be appropriately differential to current Board members and leaders. He or she shall serve at the pleasure of the President and act “ex officio” without voting privileges and shall be informed of all issues being addressed by the members of the Board through regular communication from the Board’s leaders . The Emeritus Trustee(s) should be engaged at all Board meetings as a participant on a “ad hoc” basis so that the Board will benefit from his, her or their experience and expertise. The Emeritus Trustee(s) shall also serve as an advocate on behalf of the Board and its priorities.
ARTICLE V- THE BOARD (ALSO KNOWN AS THE STEERING COMMITTEE)
The Board shall consist of the elected officers of the club and others appointed by the President pursuant to Article IV Section 2(A) of these by laws. Motions moved and seconded at Board meetings shall be by majority vote of those present with no proxies. The Emeritus Trustee(s) shall have no vote.
The Board shall have general supervision of the affairs of the Club including the scheduling of the date, time and place of regular and Board meetings. The Board shall be subject to the orders of the Club and none of its acts shall conflict with action taken by the Club. Special meetings of the Board may be called by the President or upon written, and or e-mailed request of three members of the board .
ARTICLE VI- ELECTIONS – VOTING
Nominations of officers shall be conducted by the Presidents’ appointed Chairman of the Nominating Committee who at the regular November Club meeting shall provide the President with a recommended list of officers that shall be read to the members assembled. The President will entertain nominations from the floor. At the December regular meeting of the Club the Chairman of the Nominations Committee shall repeat the recommended list and officers and the nominations from the floor (if any) that were made at the November meeting and also ask for any additional nominations from the floor before the final majority vote for offices at the December meeting.
Voting shall be by secret ballot unless a candidate is unopposed and in that event a voice vote may be taken. Voting by proxy shall not be permitted and only members of the Active member classification with Republican registration shall be allowed to vote
All vacancies of officers shall be filed by majority vote at the next regular meeting after a vacancy becomes known. In the event the office of the President becomes vacant the Vice President shall temporarily assume the office of President until a new President is elected at the next regular meeting.
ARTICLE VII -MEETINGS – QUORUM
The Club may hold twelve (12) regular monthly meetings each year but not less than six.
The regular meeting of the Club shall be held at the date time and location determined by a majority vote of the Board .
The regular meeting held in December shall be known as the annual meeting and shall be for but not limited to the election of officers.
Special meetings may be scheduled by the President or by the Board or by the written request of Club members. At least 10 days prior notice must be given stating the purpose of and the time and place of the meeting. The notice may be in the form of an E-mail.
Since the Club does not charge dues but maintains a list of attendees it is in the best interest of the Club to suspend formal quorum requirements and provide that persons at any given meeting shall constitute the Quorum of the Club.
ARTICLE VIII -ENDORSEMENTS AND INTRAPARTY DIFFERENCES
Pursuant to the Republican party of Florida Rules of procedure , no chartered Club or organization using the name Republican shall participate in intra-party differences, nor shall it as an organization, seek to influence the nomination or election of any Republican over another Republican unless the County executive Committee has endorsed one Republican over another . Then the Club may seek to influence the election of the candidate endorsed by the County Executive Committee. Chartered Clubs may not entertain motions to adopt platform positions on issues or endorse candidates except that they may entertain such motions to take the same position or endorse the same candidate as the County Executive Committee has taken. The Chairman of the Republican Party of Florida shall be the authority with respect to internal disputes referred by any Club or member of a Club chartered under this rule.
ARTICLE IX- PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY
The rules contained in “Roberts Rules of Order, Newly Revised” shall govern the Club in all cases to which they are applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with these By-Laws, the Republican Party of Florida Constitution. The Republican party of Florida Rules of Procedure and any special rules of order the Club may adopt.
ARTICLE X- AMENDMENTS TO BY-LAWS
These By-Laws may be amended at any regular meeting of the Club a majority vote, provided that the amendment has been submitted in writing at the previous regular meeting.
Adopted ___June 1st ,2015___ President Paul Tocker 5/4/2015-Approved as to form and content
Ceil Stopler 5/4/2015- Approved as to form and content