III. CONSTITUTION

ARTICLE I: NAME

The name of this organization shall be the “Columbus Ski Club, Inc.” and referred to herein as the “Club”.

ARTICLE II: OBJECT

The object of this Club is to perpetuate and encourage skiing, and the social fellowship which naturally attends skiing and other activities.

ARTICLE III: MEMBERSHIP

Membership shall be open to all persons interested in skiing, provided he or she meets the requirements as set forth in the By-Laws.

ARTICLE IV: GOVERNMENT

The government and the affairs of the Club shall be conducted by a Board of Directors as established in Article V. Policy decisions shall be decided by a vote of the Board of Directors, subject to overrule by a majority vote of the
general membership. No policy can be decided without a quorum present at a meeting of the Board of Directors. A quorum shall consist of 60% of the Directors.

ARTICLE V: DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS

The Club membership shall elect eight Directors, four each year, to serve for a term beginning the day of their election until May 31st of the second succeeding year. At the meeting in April of all newly elected Directors plus all
Directors currently in office, the Board of Directors shall select one at-large Board Member to hold office for a 26- month term running concurrent with the newly elected Directors. The immediate past President automatically becomes a Director for the succeeding 14 months, even if his or her term as Director has expired. All members of the Board of Directors, whether officers or not, shall have one vote at all Board Meetings.

The Officers of the Columbus Ski Club, Inc. shall be the President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. The President, Vice President, and Secretary shall be elected at a meeting in April of all newly elected Directors plus all Directors currently in office and must be selected from the Board of Directors by majority vote of the Board for a term of one year from May 1 to April 30. The Treasurer may be a Director and shall be appointed by the President with the approval of the Board of Directors for a term of one year from September 1 to August 31 to coincide with the fiscal year. Upon appointment, the Treasurer, if not already a Board Member, shall become a voting member of the Board of Directors for his or her term of office.

Vacancies in the Officers and Directors shall be filled as stated in the By-Laws. Officers and Directors shall serve in accordance with the guidelines set up in the By-Laws as interpreted by the Board of Directors. All the time spent by the Officers and Directors and any functionary of the Club in furthering the activities of the Club may be compensated on an in-kind basis only.

ARTICLE VI: COMMITTEES

General committees’ categories consisting of suggested standing committees shall be established in the By-Laws. Committee Chairpersons shall be appointed by the Board of Directors. The appointed Chairpersons may choose other members to serve with them and shall perform their duties under the guidelines set up for them in the By-Laws and as directed by the Board of Directors.

ARTICLE VII: MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS

The annual meeting of the members of the Club, for the purpose of electing Directors and other business, shall be held at the first regular membership meeting in April in each year.

Regular meetings shall be scheduled by the President, subject to approval by the Board of Directors, with notice as set out below. Special meetings of the members may be called at any reasonable time by the President, by written petition signed by twenty-percent of the membership, or by a majority of the Board of Directors, acting with or without a meeting. The place of meeting of members shall be held at such a place or places as designated by the President, with approval of the majority of the Board of Directors, and so stated in the notice as provided below.

Notice of any meeting shall be in writing and shall specify the day, hour, place and purpose of such meetings, and shall be served upon or mailed to each member not less than ten days prior to the proposed meeting. Notice of any meeting may be waived by any member and their appearance at the meeting shall be deemed a waiver of notice.

ARTICLE VIII: FISCAL YEAR

The fiscal year for this Club shall be from September 1st to August 31st of the following year.

ARTICLE IX: AMENDMENTS

An amendment to this constitution shall require a quorum of ten percent of the regular members of the Club, present at a membership meeting, and passage of amendments shall require a two-thirds affirmative vote of that quorum of members. Written notice of the subject matter of any proposed amendment must be sent to the general membership no later than ten days before said meeting.

ARTICLE X: ADOPTION

This constitution shall become effective 30 days after the affirmative vote of two-thirds of the members present at the regular meeting held after ten days written notice that this constitution is to be voted upon. Directors in office at the time of the adoption of this constitution shall remain in office for the balance of their terms as modified by the adoption of this constitution. The first April that this constitution is in effect at the time of the election of officers, the Board of Directors shall appoint 2 at-large Directors, one for a 14-month term and one for a 26-month term. Thereafter, appointment shall be as set forth in Article V.

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