BYLAWS OF DELAWARE VALLEY TRIUMPHS, LTD.
Article I - Name - Purpose - Legal Form – Insignia
1.1 The name of the organization shall be the DELAWARE VALLEY TRIUMPHS, LTD. (DVT).
1.2 The purpose of the DVT shall be to regard the history of and knowledge of, restoring, maintaining. and preserving Triumph automobiles and by its newsletter publication named TRundlin' TRiumphs (TR TR), shall inform and unite its membership in technical and social activities, in a manner that promotes good fellowship and enhances the prestige and respect for the Triumph Marque within the community.
1.3 The DVT shall be incorporated under the provisions of the Pennsylvania Nonprofit Corporation Law of 1988 as a Nonprofit- Non Stock Entity. Its address shall be designated by the Officer Board and shall be published in the Club's newsletter. See 3.9
1.4 The copyrighted insignia of Delaware Valley Triumphs, Ltd. is as pictured on the masthead of this document.
ARTICLE II – Membership – Dues
2.1 An Active Membership is open to any person over the age of eighteen (18), who is interested in the purposes of the DVT. Upon application and payment of specified Annual Dues, an Active Member is entitled to receive the Club newsletter, a Bylaws copy, voting privileges, and to hold an Elected or Appointed Office. See 2.5, 2.6, 2.7
2.2 Associate Membership is open to the spouse, children. or significant other, of an Active Member, provided they are over the age of eighteen (18). Upon application and payment of specified Annual Dues, an Associate Member is entitled to Voting privileges, and to hold an Elected or Appointed Office. Associate Members do not receive TR TR (newsletter). No more than three (3) Associate Memberships can be granted under any individual Active Membership. See 2.5, 2.6. 2.7
2.3 A DVT Family Membership is extended to the spouse and children of an Active Member and recognizes their social participation in DVT activities. There are no annual dues. See 2.5, 2.6
2.4 Honorary Membership may be bestowed upon a selected individual, by majority vote of the Officer Board, and is entitled to all club privileges except the right to vote and hold Elected Office. See 2.5, 2.6
2.5 No member shall represent the Club or use the DVT insignia, mailing list, or name without the approval of the Officer Board.
2.6 All Members shall agree to, upon their application or renewal of DVT Membership, indemnify and hold harmless the Delaware Valley Triumphs, Ltd., its Officers and its Membership of any Liability in all matters.
2.7 The Annual Dues are established by the Officer Board. The Annual Term for all Memberships begins May 1. A new member joining after May 1, remits the full Annual Dues and will have their following term dues prorated. Dues not received by May 1 may result in suspension of all Membership privileges.
ARTICLE III - Officers - Elections - Operating Rules and Budget
3.1 The DVT shall be managed by a seven (7) member Officer Board that is elected annually and comprised of the following positions:
- Assistant Director
- Membership Officer
- Events Officer
- Chief Judge
- Newsletter Officer
3.2 A term of office is from January 15 to January 14 of the following year. An Elected Officer is entitled to serve as many terms as he or she desires.
3.3 The Election of Officers shall be by mail-in ballot Nominations and Elections shall be overseen by an Election Committee, headed by an Election Committee Chairperson who is appointed by the Officer Board. The Election Committee shall follow the procedures as set forth in the Club Operating Rules.
3.4 The Officer Board is empowered to effect the DVT's general management, and oversee the affairs and property of the Club in accordance with the wishes of the membership and shall operate under the general supervision of the Director. See 3.8, 3.9
3.5 The Officer Board shall appoint Members to DVT Staff positions as set forth in the Operating Rules. The Board may also appoint Select Committees to fulfill a temporary purpose.
See 3.8, 3.9
3.6 Should a vacancy occur on the Officer Board or DVT Staff: The Board shall appoint a replacement - unless the vacant position is for Director in which case the Assistant Director becomes Director and the above vacancy rule applies.
3.7 An Elected Officer or appointed DVT Staff member who has not performed their assigned duties may be relieved of Office by majority vote of the Officer Board. See 3.6, 3.8
3.8 "Duties of Office"' shall be an adjunct document to these Bylaws set forth by the Officer Board, and shall list the description and responsibilities for all Elected and Appointed positions.
3.9 "Operating Rules and Budget'' shall be an adjunct document to these Bylaws set forth by the Officer Board, and shall list all Club business procedures and provide for an annual budget review and report. Club financial reports are available from the Treasurer, and may be requested by any Active Member or Associate Member.
ARTICLE IV- Meetings
4.1 A regular meeting of the DVT shall be held monthly with the time andplace established by the Officer Board and published in TR TR.
4.2 A special meeting may be held upon the call of the Officer Board or upon petition signed by twenty-five percent (25%) of the Active Membership with at least thirty (30) days notice mailed to all Active Members.
4.3 The Officer Board shall confer on a basis as set forth in the Operating Rules. A Board meeting may also be called by the Director upon written request by two Officers. See 3.9
4.4 The annual meeting for election results shall be set forth in the Operating Rules and be published in advance in TR TR. See 3.3, 3.9
ARTICLE V - Dissolution
5.1 In the event of dissolution of the DVT, all remaining assets after the proper satisfaction of all obligations are met. shall be distributed for the purposes within the scope of the Internal Revenue Code 170 (b) (1) or amendments thereof.
5.2 Dissolution of the DVT may be effected by majority vote of two thirds of the voting membership at a special meeting of the DVT or by a DVT mail-in ballot, provided that previous notice of the dissolution was mailed at least thirty (30) days in advance to all Active Members. See 4.2, 5.3
5.3 Dissolution may be proposed by the Officer Board or upon petition signed by twenty-five percent (25%) of the Active Membership. See 5.2
ARTICLE VI- Parliamentary Authority - Amendment
6.1 The rules contained in the ''Modern Edition of Robert's Rules of Order'' shall govern the DVT in all cases where they are not inconsistent with these Bylaws and any Operating Rules the DVT may adopt.
6.2 These Bylaws may be amended by majority vote of two-thirds of the voting membership, at a special meeting of the DVT or by a DVT mail-in ballot, provided that previous notice of the amendment was mailed at least thirty days in advance to all Active Members. See 4.2, 6.3.
6.3 Bylaw Amendment may be proposed by the Officer Board or upon petition signed by twenty-five percent of the Active Membership. See 6.2
NOTE: It is appreciated that DVT is a volunteer organization and the success of its purpose and activities, depends on the support and involvement from its members.