Article 1. NAME
The name of the corporation shall be the Gainesville Cycling Club, Inc.
Article 2. PURPOSES AND OBJECTIVES
1. To promote the use of bicycles for fitness, recreation, and transportation.
2. To schedule group bicycle rides to encourage fitness and provide recreation for club members.
3. To plan social events at which bicyclists can interact and learn about all aspects of bicycling.
4. To promote safe and lawful use of public roadways by bicyclists.
5. To represent the Gainesville bicycling community to the government and the press on issues that affect bicycling.
Article 3. MEMBERSHIP
1. Any person may become a regular member upon application, payment of any prescribed dues, and acceptance of the application by the membership secretary.
2. The Board of Directors may authorize the creation of non-voting membership categories with specified privileges and dues.
3. The Board of Directors may reject any application for membership that it determines would be detrimental to the interests of the club.
4. Each regular member is entitled to one vote on each matter submitted to a vote of the members.
5. The terms of all memberships and the dues required for each category of membership shall be as determined by the Board of Directors.
Article 4. MEETINGS OF MEMBERS
1. An annual meeting shall be held at a time and place determined by the Board of Directors, for the purpose of conducting such business as shall be brought before the membership.
2. Special meetings may be called by the Board of Directors, or by not less than one fifth of the members.
3. Members shall have written or actual notice of meetings not less than seven days before the meeting.
4. A quorum to do business at a meeting of members shall consist of a minimum number of members equal to twice the number of Directors currently serving.
Article 5. BOARD OF DIRECTORS
1. The corporation shall be managed by its Board of Directors. The elected officers of the club shall constitute the Board of Directors.
2. There shall be at least five but not more than eleven directors. The exact number shall be determined by the incumbent Board of Directors for each succeeding year.
3. The Board of Directors shall hold regular meetings at a time, place, and frequency to be determined by the board. A majority of the board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.
4. The act of a majority of the directors present, if there is a quorum, shall be the act of the Board of Directors.
5. Directors shall not receive salaries for their services. A director may serve the corporation in any other capacity and receive compensation therefor.
6. Business meetings of the Board shall be conducted according to Roberts Rules of Order, or as may be amended by the Board. Motions shall be recorded by the secretary and read back to the Board prior to voting.
Article 6. OFFICERS
1. The elected officers shall be a president, secretary, and treasurer. The secretary may be designated as the Historian. The incumbent Board of Directors shall authorize in addition the election of additional officers with titles as determined by the Board. The term of election for each office shall be one or two years as specified by the incumbent Board of Directors prior to the election.
2. The officers shall have powers and shall perform duties as may be specified by the Board of Directors. In the absence of such specification, the officers shall have the powers and shall perform the duties which similar officers in similar nonprofit corporations perform.
3. The officers of the club shall be elected by the membership prior to the annual meeting of
members each year. Unopposed candidates will not appear on the election ballot, but must be approved by the Board of Directors in order to take office.
4. The Board of Directors shall appoint from the membership to fill a vacant office occurring during the year.
5. To be eligible for office, a member must have been a member in good standing of the Club for at least one year.
6. The Board of Directors may remove from office any Officer who does not perform their duties.
Article 7. COMMITTEES
The Board of Directors may designate one or more committees. The committees shall have the purpose, duration, and powers stated by the Board of Directors.
Article 8. CONTRACTS, CHECKS, DEPOSITS, FUNDS
1. The Board of Directors may authorize any officer or agent of the corporation to enter into any contract on behalf of the corporation.
2. All checks, drafts, and notes issued in the name of the corporation shall be signed by such officer(s) as the Board of Directors may direct.
3. All funds of the corporation shall be deposited from time to time in a bank or other depository as the Board of Directors may direct.
Article 9. RECORDS
1. The corporation shall keep records of its membership, finances, acts of the Board of Directors, and acts of the membership in general or special meeting. The Board of Directors may direct that other records be kept.
2. All records shall be open to inspection to any member or his agent.
Article 10. AMENDMENT OF BYLAWS
These bylaws may be altered, amended, or repealed, and new bylaws may be adopted by a majority of a quorum of directors present, or by vote of the members.