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Bylaws of the

Rotary Club of Jacksonville, Florida

 AS AMENDED MAY 30, 2016

ARTICLE I.  BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The governing body of this Club shall be the board of directors consisting of the ten directors elected in accordance with Article 2, Section 3, of these Bylaws, plus the president, president-elect, secretary, treasurer, immediate past president and the other officers appointed pursuant to Article 2, Section 4, of these Bylaws.

ARTICLE II.  ELECTION OF PRESIDENT AND DIRECTORS

SECTION 1. NOMINATIONS

At the first regular meeting of the Club in May, the president shall ask for written recommendations from members of the Club for the positions of president and directors. The persons so recommended will be evaluated by the nominating committee, after which the committee will nominate one person for president and as many persons as may be needed to bring the number of directors to ten. The names of the nominees for president and directors will be placed on the ballot to be used at the annual meeting.

Additional candidates for president and directors may be nominated from the floor by the members and there will be space provided on the ballots for candidates nominated from the floor.

SECTION 2. ELECTION OF THE PRESIDENT

            (a)       A president of the Club shall be elected not more than twenty-five months but not less than eighteen months prior to the July 1 commencement of such member’s term as president (which term shall commence on July 1 of the second year following such member’s election). Prior to taking office as president, the person so elected will be designated as the “president-elect designee” or the “president-elect.” The person so elected will be called the “president-elect designee” until assuming office as president elect on July 1 of the year following such member’s election. The person so elected will use best efforts to attend RotaryLeadership Institutes I, II and III prior to assuming the office of president.

            (b)       The election shall take place on the first regular Monday meeting in December June. The election shall be by secret ballot. To be elected, a member must receive the votes of a majority of the members present and voting. Each voting member present may cast a single ballot for such member’s choice. Tellers, previously appointed by the president, shall count the votes and certify the results to the president. If a member receives a majority of the votes cast, that member shall be declared elected. If no one receives a majority, a second ballot shall be taken upon the two names receiving the highest number of votes on the first ballot.

SECTION 3. ELECTION OF DIRECTORS

Immediately following the election of the “president elect designee”, the Board of Directors shall be elected. The election of the Board shall be by secret ballot. Each voting member shall vote, in writing, for such members choices of eligible members up to the number of vacancies to be filled. The tellers shall count the ballots and votes and certify the results to the president. Members who receive the votes of a majority of the members present and voting shall be elected. If all directors are not elected on the first ballot, the election of the remaining directors will be deferred to the next meeting of the Club. At such meeting, a second ballot shall be taken with the names of the persons receiving the highest number of votes (to a number equal to twice the number of vacancies remaining to be filled) on the ballot. Any member who receives the votes of a majority of the members present and voting on the second ballot shall be elected. Additional ballots may be taken until all vacancies remaining are filled.

Except as may be necessary to bring the number of Directors to ten (10), the first election under this amended Article II, Section 3 of the Bylaws shall be conducted at the first meeting in December, 2016.

SECTION 4. OFFICERS

The officers of this Club shall be a president, a president elect, the immediate past president, a secretary, a treasurer, a sergeant at arms, and an assistant secretary and assistant treasurer, or either of them if determined by the Board. Except for the president elect and immediate past president, all officers shall be selected by the president subject to the confirmation of the Board as next herein provided. The offices of assistant secretary and assistant treasurer may be held by one person. The names of the officers will be announced to the Club at the first meeting following their selection.

SECTION 5. TERM

The president, secretary, treasurer, and sergeant-at-arms shall each serve for a term of one (1) year. The president elect shall serve as president elect until assuming the office as president. The assistant secretary and assistant treasurer or either of them, or one to both said offices, shall serve at the pleasure of the president for a term not exceeding one (1) year. Directors shall serve for a term of two (2) years.

SECTION 6. VACANCIES IN OFFICE

            (a)       In case a director is advanced to the office of the president or is elected secretary, treasurer or sergeant-at-arms during the director’s term of office as director, the director’s successor shall be elected by the Board to fill the unexpired term only.

            (b)       A vacancy in the office of president or president elect or a vacancy on the Board occurring during the Club year shall be filled by election by the Board at the second meeting after the vacancy occurs. A vacancy in the other offices shall be filled by presidential appointment.

            (c)       Any election to fill a vacancy in office, including a vacancy in the Board of Directors shall be an election for the unexpired term only.

SECTION 7. ELIGIBILITY FOR OFFICE

            (a)       The president shall not be eligible for re-election as such within one year from the expiration of an elected term as president.

            (b)       The members of the Board of Directors, excluding the officers, shall not be eligible for re-election within one year from the expiration of their previous term; provided, however, they shall at any time be eligible for the office of president or president elect; and provided, further, that any director shall at any time be eligible for selection as secretary, secretary designee, treasurer, or sergeant-at-arms.

            (c)       The re-election restrictions provided in Section 7(a) and (b) above shall not apply in case the incumbent was elected to fill the unexpired term of a predecessor and served as such successor-incumbent for less than one-half of the regular term of such office.

SECTION 8. OTHER APPOINTMENTS

The president elect shall appoint a secretary designee, subject to confirmation by the Board as herein provided, no later than November 30 of each year. The secretary designee shall take office as secretary on July 1 of the year after such members designation as secretary designee.

SECTION 9. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

(A) In the discretion of the Board of Directors, an executive director who may or may not be a member of the Club may be appointed by the Board. The executive director shall be contracted by the President with approval of the President Elect and Board of Directors and financially compensated as delineated in the contract.

(B) Duties and Responsibilities. The executive director will report to the President and have the following duties:

  1. Maintain all administration and financial records of the Club.
    1. File applicable annual reports required by law, including IRS Form 990.
    2. Compile required records for auditing and coordinate audit completion with final report submitted to the membership at the annual meeting.
    3. Bill members for dues payment; collect and record such payments for a report to the general membership.
    4. Prepare and submit the annual budget to the Board of Directors, administer the budget receiving and disbursing all funds of the Club, and submit to the membership and annual report of financial conditions as approved by the Board of Directors.
  2. Issue calls for meetings of Committees, Board of Directors, and the membership; prepare agenda for meetings.
  3. Handle appropriate correspondence and liaison with various groups as the need shall arise.

ARTICLE III.  DUTIES OF OFFICERS

SECTION 1. PRESIDENT

It shall be the duty of the president to preside at meetings of the Club and Board of Directors and to perform such other duties as ordinarily pertain to the president’s office. In the absence of the president, the president’s duties shall be performed by the immediate past president or prior past presidents in order of service.

SECTION 2. SECRETARY

It shall be the duty of the Secretary to keep the records of membership, record the attendance at meetings, send out notices of meetings of the Club, Board and committees, record and preserve the minutes of such meetings, make the required reports to Rotary International including the semi-annual reports of membership, which shall be made to the secretary of Rotary International on January 1 and July 1 of such year, the report of changes in membership, which shall be made to the secretary of Rotary International on the first day of the months of October and April, the monthly report of attendance at the Club meetings which shall be made to the District Governor immediately following the last meeting of the month, and perform such other duties as usually pertain to the secretary’s office.

The assistant secretary shall, in the absence of the secretary, perform the duties of the secretary.

SECTION 3. TREASURER

It shall be the duty of the treasurer to have custody of all funds, accounting for same to the Club at its annual meeting and at any other time upon demand by the Board of Directors, and to perform such other duties as pertain to such office. Upon the treasurer’s retirement from office the treasurer shall turn over to the treasurer’s successor or to the president all funds, books of accounts or any other Club property in the treasurer’s possession.

The assistant treasurer shall, in the absence of the treasurer, perform the duties of the treasurer.

SECTION 4. SERGEANT-AT-ARMS

The duties of the sergeant-at-arms shall be such as are usually prescribed for such office and such other duties as may be prescribed by the president or Board of Directors.

SECTION 5.  PRESIDENT-ELECT

The President-Elect shall attend the district presidents-elect training seminar and the district assembly unless excused by the incoming governor. If so excused, the president-elect shall send a designated representative from the Club whose duty it will be to report back to the president-elect. The member serving as president elect shall perform such other duties as are assigned to such member by the president or the Board of Directors.

SECTION 6.  SECRETARY DESIGNEE

The Secretary Designee shall have the duties, if any, prescribed by the President-Elect.

ARTICLE IV.   MEETINGS

SECTION 7.  ANNUAL MEETING

An Annual Meeting of this Club shall be held on the first Monday in June of each year (unless relocated later in June by action of the Board of Directors), at which meeting elections shall be held as prescribed in Article II, Sections 2 and 3 of these Bylaws.

SECTION 8.  REGULAR MEETING DATE

The regular meeting of the Club shall be held every Monday except when otherwise ordered by the Board of Directors of the Club.

SECTION 9.  QUORUM

A majority of the members shall constitute a quorum at all meetings of the Club.

SECTION 10.  DIRECTORS MEETINGS

The president shall call and preside over a meeting of the Board of Directors within sixty (60) days after announcement of the election of the newly elected directors. Meetings of the Board of Directors shall normally be held once each month and whenever deemed necessary. Additional meetings shall be held upon call from the president or upon the request of two members of the Board, due notice having been given. A majority of the Board shall constitute a quorum. Any additional meetings of the Board of Directors may be held may be held by telephone, video conference, email or other electronic means in accordance with ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 3 and 4 of these bylaws.

ARTICLE V.  FEES AND DUES

SECTION 11.  FEES AND DUES

The admission fee and the membership dues including the luncheon cost shall be in such amounts as recommended by the Board of Directors and adopted by the membership.

SECTION 12.  WHEN DUE

The admission fee shall be payable upon notification of acceptance to membership.

SECTION 13.  HOW PAYABLE

The membership dues shall be payable quarterly in advance on the first of July, October, January and April. The Board of Directors shall have the power to waive the admission fee or remit the dues for any specified time and special cases when, in its judgment the circumstances justify such action.

Any member who qualifies to be excused, and is excused, from attendance pursuant to sub-paragraph (d) of Section 6, Article IV of the Articles of this Club and who has retired from active engagement in such member’s respective business or profession may, upon making a request therefor, have such member’s dues reduced by the amount required to be paid for meals; provided, however, that such member shall pay for the meal at each meeting attended by such member.

Additionally, any member who has attained the age of eighty years and has been a member of one or more Rotary clubs for thirty-five (35) years and members in good standing for substantial periods of time who request, and are granted, “Life Membership” status at the discretion of the Board, shall not be required to pay dues; provided, however, that such member shall pay for the meal at each meeting attended by such member.

ARTICLE VI.  TRANSACTION OF BUSINESS

SECTION 14.  ORDINARY BUSINESS

The ordinary business of this organization shall be transacted by viva voce vote, except whenever at least three members present shall so request the vote on any resolution or motion shall be taken by secret ballot.

SECTION 15.  RESOLUTION

Except by unanimous consent, no resolution or motion to commit this Club on any matter shall be considered by the Club until it has been considered by the Board of Directors. Such resolutions or motions, if offered at a Club meeting, and unless unanimous consent then be obtained, shall be referred, without discussion, to the Board, which after giving consideration to the matter, shall submit its recommendations to the Club. Having received the recommendations of the Board, the Club may then proceed to take such action as may seem proper to the majority.

SECTION 16. CHARITABLE APPEALS

No appeal or plea for charitable or other subscriptions shall be made to the Club or to its members as Rotarians unless consent for such presentation shall have previously been given by the Board of Directors, and in no event shall a canvass of the members for subscriptions or contributions be made during a meeting or in connection therewith.

SECTION 17. DONATIONS

Donations may be made by the Club only upon affirmative vote of majority of the members of the Board of Directors.

ARTICLE VII.  COMMITTEES

SECTION 1. - APPOINTMENT OF COMMITTEES

The president shall, subject to the approval of the Board of Directors, appoint the following principal and standing committees, and chairs:

(A)      SERVICE COMMITTEES:

  • Club Service Committee
  • Community Service Committee
  • International Service Committee
  • Vocational Service Committee
  • New Generation Service Committee

(B)      CLUB ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEES:

  • Attendance Committee
  • Program Committee
  • Budget and Finance Committee
  • Public Information Committee
  • Classifications Committee
  • Nominations Committee
  • Membership Development Committee
  • Membership Committee
  • Rotary Information Committee
  • Fellowship and Social Committee
  • Magazine Committee
  • Welfare Committee
  • Charter and Bylaws Committee

and such other committees as the president may deem necessary or desirable. The president shall be ex-officio a member of all standing and special committees and, as such, shall have all the privileges of membership thereon.

SECTION 2. COMMITTEE DUTIES

Each committee shall transact such business as is delegated to it in the Bylaws and such additional business as may be referred to it by the president or the Board of Directors. Except where special authority is given by the Board of Directors, such committees shall not take final action until a report has been made to the Board and approved by the Board. The classification and membership shall meet monthly. Other committee shall meet as determined by the chairman of the committee.

SECTION 3. ACTION WITHOUT A MEETING

Any action required or permitted to be taken by a committee may be taken without a meeting. Unless a more restrictive voting requirement is specified in the governing documents of the Club or committee, an affirmative vote of a majority of all the voting members of the committee shall be required to approve an action taken without a meeting. The results of the vote shall be confirmed promptly in writing or by electronic transmission. The writings and/or electronic transmissions shall be filed with the minutes of the proceedings of the committee. “Electronic transmission” means any form of electronic communication, such as email, not directly involving the physical transmission of paper, that creates a record that may be retained, retrieved and reviewed by a recipient thereof, and that may be directly reproduced in paper form by such a recipient.

SECTION 4. MEETING BY TELEPHONE, VIDEO-CONFERENCE, OR OTHER ELECTRONIC MEANS

Any one or more committee members may participate in a meeting of the committee by means of a conference telephone or similar telecommunications device, which allows all persons participating in the meeting to hear each other. Participation by telephone shall be equivalent to presence in person at the meeting for purposes of determining if a quorum is present.

SECTION 5. COMMITTEE TERMS

The Nominations Committee will be comprised of nine persons. To ensure continuity, three members of the initial Nominations Committee will be appointed by the President for three years; three members will be appointed by the President for two years; and, three members will be appointed by the President for one year.

Members of the Classification Committee will be appointed annually and members may serve on the Classification Committee for not more than two (2) successive terms of two (2) years each without a break in service of one (1) year.

Except for membership on the Classification Committee and Nominations Committee, no member shall be eligible to serve on the same committee for more than two (2) years without a break in service of one (1) year.

SECTION 6.  NUMBER OF MEMBERS

Where feasible and practical in the appointment of Club committees, there should be provision for continuity of membership.

Except for the Nominations Committee which shall have the number of members set forth in these Bylaws, all committees shall consist of not less than three members, with at least one member of each committee, but not more than half of the members, to be appointed for a term of two years.

ARTICLE VIII.  DUTIES OF COMMITTEES

SECTION 1. CLUB ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEES

            (a)       Nominations Committee. This committee shall meet not less than 60 days prior to the first regular meeting in December June to consider and propose members for election as directors and as president elect.

            (b)       Membership Development Committee. This committee shall review continually the Club roster of filled and unfilled classifications, shall urge upon the members the importance of proposing names for the unfilled classifications, and shall take positive action to initiate and present to the Board the names of suitable persons to fill unfilled classifications.

            (c)       Classifications Committee. This committee shall make a classifications survey of the community, compile a roster of filled and unfilled classifications using the outline of classifications in the survey as a guide, review, where necessary, and existing classifications represented in the Club. The Board shall submit the names of newly proposed members to the classifications committee and, upon receipt of the name of a newly proposed member, the committee shall determine the appropriate classification for such newly proposed member and advise the Board of such classification at or prior to the Board’s next regularly scheduled meeting. If a classification related problem arises as to any newly proposed member of the Club, the committee shall likewise report the classification problem (and any suggestions for alternative classification) to the Board no later than the Board’s next regularly scheduled meeting.

            (d)       Membership Committee. The Board shall submit the names of newly proposed members to the membership committee and the committee shall investigate the character, business, community standing, and general eligibility of such persons for membership and shall report the committee’s recommendations on all applications to the Board prior to the Board’s next regularly scheduled meeting.

            (e)       Fellowship Committee. This committee shall promote acquaintance and friendship among the members and do such work in pursuance of the general object of the Club as may be assigned by the president or the Board of Directors.

            (f)       Magazine Committee. This committee shall stimulate reader interest in THE ROTARIAN; sponsor a magazine week; encourage the use of the magazine in the induction of a new member; provide a copy of the magazine for non-Rotarian speakers; secure international service and other special subscriptions for libraries, hospitals, schools and other reading rooms; send news items and photographs to the editor of the magazine and in other ways make the magazine of service to the Club members and non-Rotarians.

            (g)       Program Committee. This committee shall prepare and arrange the programs for the regular and special meetings of the Club.

            (h)       Public Information Committee. This committee shall devise and carry into effect, plans (1) to give the public general information about Rotary, its history, object and scope; and (2) to secure proper publicity for the Club in particular.

            (i)        Rotary Information Committee. This committee shall devise and carry into effect plans (1) to give the members, especially the new members, adequate understanding of the privileges and responsibilities of members and (2) to give the members information about Rotary, its history, object, scope, and activities.

            (j)        Welfare Committee. This committee shall promote an interest among the membership in the health and welfare of the members, shall keep in touch with, visit and encourage the sick, and shall keep the Club informed concerning the health and welfare of the members and their families.

SECTION 2. CLUB SERVICE COMMITTEES

            (1)       Club Service Committee. This committee shall consist of a chairman, who shall be named by the president, and of the chairmen of the attendance, budget and finance, classifications, fellowship, magazine, program, public information, the Rotary information and welfare committees and of the chairmen of such other committees as may be appointed on particular phases of Club service. This committee shall devise and carry into effect plans which will guide and assist the members of the Club in the performance and enjoyment of their Club activities. The chairman of this committee shall be responsible for the Club service activities of the Club and shall supervise and coordinate the work of any committees that may be appointed on particular phases of Club service.

            (2)       Community Service Committee. This committee shall consist of a chairman, who shall be named by the president, and of not less than two other members; and in the event other committees are appointed on particular phases of community service the chairmen of such committees shall be members of the Community Service Committee. This committee shall devise and carry into effect plans which will guide and assist the members of this Club in discharging their responsibilities in their community relationships. The chairman of this committee shall be responsible for the community service activities of the Club and shall supervise and coordinate the work of any committees that may be appointed on particular phases of community service.

            (3)       International Service Committee. This committee shall consist of a chairman, who shall be named by the president, and of not less than two other members; and in the event committees are appointed on particular phases of international service the chairmen of such committees shall be members of the International Service Committee. This committee shall devise and carry into effect plans which will guide and assist the members of this Club in discharging their responsibilities in matters relating to international service. The chairman of this committee shall be responsible for the international service activities of the Club and shall supervise and coordinate the work of any committees that may be appointed on particular phases of international service.

            (4)       Vocational Service Committee. This committee shall consist of a chairman, who shall be named by the President, and of not less than two other members; and in the event committees are appointed on particular phases of vocational service the chairmen of such committees shall be members of the Vocational Service Committee. This committee shall devise and carry into effect plans which will guide and assist the members of this Club in discharging their responsibilities in their vocational relationships and in improving the general standards of practice in their respective vocation. The chairman of this committee shall be responsible for the vocational service activities of the Club and shall supervise and coordinate the work of any committees that may be appointed on particular phases of vocational service.

(5)        New Generations Service Committee.  This committee shall consist of a chairman, who shall be named by the president, and of not less than two other members; and in the event committees are appointed on particular phases of new generations service, the chairmen of such committees shall be members of the New Generations Service Committee.  This committee shall devise and carry into effect plans which will guide and assist the members of this Club in discharging their responsibilities in matters relating to recognizing the positive change implemented by youth and young adults through leadership development activities, involvement in community and international service projects, and exchange programs that enrich and foster world peace and cultural understanding.  The chairman of this committee shall be responsible for the new generations service activities of the Club and shall supervise and coordinate the work of any committees that may be appointed on particular phases of new generations service.

SECTION 3. CLUB ASSEMBLY

Committee chairmen must attend all Club assemblies unless excused by the Board of Directors.

ARTICLE IX.  LEAVE OF ABSENCE

Upon written application to the Board of Directors, setting forth good and sufficient cause, leave of absence may be granted excusing a member from attending the meetings of the Club for a specified length of time.

(NOTE – Such leave of absence does operate to prevent a forfeiture of membership; it does not operate to give the Club credit for the member’s attendance. Unless a member attends a regular meeting of some other club, the excused members must be recorded as absent except that absence authorized under the provisions of the Articles of Incorporation, as amended.)

ARTICLE X.  FINANCES

SECTION 1.  BANK ACCOUNTS

The treasurer shall deposit all funds of the Club in some bank or banks to be named by the Board of Directors.

SECTION 2.  PAYMENT OF BILLS

All bills shall be paid by the treasurer or assistant treasurer upon vouchers that shall previously be approved by the Board of Directors. A thorough audit by a certified public accountant or other qualified persons shall be made once each year of all the Club’s financial transactions.

SECTION 3.  GIVING OF BOND

Officers having charge or control of funds shall give bond as may be required by the Board of Directors for the safe custody of the funds of the Club, cost of bond to be borne by the Club.

SECTION 4.  FISCAL YEAR

The fiscal year of this Club shall extend from July 1st to June 30. The payment of per capita dues and magazine subscriptions to Rotary International shall be made on July 1st and January 1st of each year on the basis of the membership of the Club on those dates.

(Note: Magazine subscriptions for members joining during a semi-annual period are payable upon invoice from International Headquarters.)

SECTION 5.  PREPARATION OF BUDGET

At the beginning of each fiscal year the Board of Directors shall prepare or cause to be prepared a budget of estimated income and estimated expenditures for the year, which, having been agreed to by the Board, shall stand as the limit of expenditures for the respective purposes unless otherwise ordered by action of the Board.

ARTICLE XI.  METHOD OF ELECTING MEMBERS

SECTION 1.  ACTIVE MEMBERS

(1) The name of a newly proposed members, having been proposed by a member in good standing, shall be submitted first to the Board of Directors, through the secretary, on the blank form known as the New Membership Proposal Form. The Board of Directors shall then refer it to the classifications and membership committees. The classification committee shall consider the eligibility of such proposed member from the standpoint of classification and declare the classification filled or unfilled and the proposed classification proper or improper, and shall return the proposal form together with this information (and any suggestions for alternative classification) to the Board of Directors prior to the next regularly scheduled Board meeting. The membership committee after making due investigation of the character, business, community standing and general eligibility of the person proposed for membership, shall forward their recommendation concerning the acceptability of the newly proposed member to the Board of Directors prior to the next regularly scheduled Board meeting. The Board of Directors shall then review the recommendations of the classifications committee and the membership committee, concur in or reject their recommendations, or refer the matter back to the classifications committee or the membership committee, or both, for further consideration.

(2) If any member of the Board of Directors, or any member of the Classification Committee, or any member of the Membership Committee shall propose the name of a person for membership in this Club during such member’s respective tenure in office, such member so proposing a new member shall be excused from any meeting of the Board or of the applicable Committee at which such proposed new member is considered for membership while deliberations on such proposal are taking place and shall take no part in the deliberations pertaining to such proposed new member. Nothing herein contained shall interfere with the right of any active member of the Club proposing an additional active member as set forth in the Articles of Incorporation, as amended.

(3) After receiving the reports from the classifications and membership committees, if the Board of Directors approves the application of the proposed member, the secretary shall notify each member of the Club in writing, giving the name of the proposed candidate, the firm represented and the classification under which such candidate is proposed for membership. A ten-day period shall then be allowed during which any member objecting the election of the proposed members shall notify the president in writing, stating reasons for such member’s objections. If no objection is received with such period, the proposed members shall be considered eligible to be offered membership.

If any objections are filed, the Board shall consider the same at any regular or special meeting and proceed to vote on the proposed member. If not more than two negative votes are cast by the Board, the proposed members shall be considered eligible to be offered membership.

(4) If no objection is received from any member or following favorable final ballot by the Board, the secretary shall give prompt notice thereof to the President and the proposers and they, or such other member or members as the Board shall direct, shall fully inform the proposed members of the privileges and responsibilities of membership in a Rotary club and to present the regular form of application blank for the candidate to fill in, sign and return to the secretary. If the candidate accepts, membership shall thereupon commence.

(5) In order to avoid embarrassment in case a name shall be disapproved, or in case consideration of the name be delayed, a proposed member shall not be advised, either officially or by the individual members of the Club, that such person’s name is under consideration.

SECTION 2.  HONORARY MEMBERS

The names of proposed candidates for honorary membership shall be submitted to the Board of Directors in writing, and the election shall be in the same form and manner as prescribed for an active member, except reference to the Classification Committee shall not be required.

SECTION 3.  SENIOR ACTIVE MEMBERS

            (1) Any active member of this Club:

  1. who now is and has been an active member of this or other clubs for a total of fifteen or more years or
  2. who is of the age of sixty or more after having been an active member of one or more clubs for a total of ten or more years, or
  3. who is a present or a past officer of Rotary International, or
  4. any past service member of this Club who has been an active member of this Club and who, at the time such member ceased to be an active member of this Club, had the qualifications for senior active membership as herein before set forth,
  5. may at such member’s option, become a senior active member of this Club by notifying the secretary in writing.

            (2) Any active member of a Club who is of the age of sixty-five or more after having been an active member of one or more clubs for a total of five or more years shall automatically become a senior active member.

            (3) This Club may, at its option, elect to senior active membership in this Club any former active member of any club, who was eligible to senior active membership at the time such member ceased to be an active member of a club, provided such former member resides within the territorial limits of this Club or within the surrounding area.

            (4) A senior active member shall have all the rights, privileges and responsibilities of an active member except that (a.) a senior active member shall not be considered as representing a classification; and (b.) shall not have the right to propose an additional active member.

            (5) If the election of a senior active member, as provided in the immediately foregoing paragraph of this section, is recommended by the Board of Directors, the secretary shall notify, in writing, all members of the Club. A ten-day period shall then be allowed during which any member objecting to the election of the candidate shall notify the Board of Directors, in writing, stating reasons for such member’s objection. After the expiration of ten days, the Board shall meet and consider such objections as may have been submitted. The Board shall then proceed to ballot and if not to exceed two negative votes are cast, the proposed senior active member shall be considered duly elected, and shall be notified of the election.

SECTION 4.  PAST SERVICE MEMBERS

            A former senior active member of a Rotary club, who became ineligible to active membership because of retirement from active business or professional life and who has all the other qualifications for past service membership, may apply or may be proposed for past service membership. The election shall be in the same form and manner as prescribed for an active member, except reference to the Classifications Committee shall not be required.

SECTION 5. ADDITIONAL ACTIVE MEMBERS

All classes of additional active members will be elected in the same form and manner as prescribed for active members, except reference to the Classifications Committee shall not be required.

ARTICLE XII.  PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURES

Parliamentary practice in Club, Board of Directors, and committee meetings, shall be in accordance with Robert’s Rules of Order.

ARTICLE XIII.  ANNUAL REPORTS

At the last meeting closing the Rotary year, the retiring officers and directors shall make their annual reports.

ARTICLE XIV.  AMENDMENTS

These Bylaws may be amended at any regular meeting, a quorum being present, by a two-thirds vote of all members present and voting, provided that notice of such proposed amendment shall have been to each member at least ten days before such meeting by mail or electronic communication, such as email, and posting of same on the Club’s website. No amendment or addition to these Bylaws can be made which is not in harmony with the Club Articles, as amended.