By-Laws


Adopted February 20, 2006


Article I-Name


The name of this organization shall be Touchet Gun Club.

Article II-Object


The object of this organization shall be to perpetuate the shooting sports: to train for better marksmanship, to educate in the safe handling and proper care of firearms, to teach sportsmanship, and to encourage competitive spirit. It shall be our further object and purpose to forward the development of those characteristics of honesty, good fellowship, self-discipline, team play and self-reliance that are the essentials of good sportsmanship. Touchet Gun Club celebrates the Second Amendment as an integral part of the Constitution and foster an educated and historical appreciation of the Right to Keep and Bear Arms.

Article III-Membership

  1. Any citizen of the United States may become a member of this organization with the approval of the Executive Committee.
  2. All memberships are on an annual basis. Each membership is non-transferable.

Article IV-Dues

  1. The initial fee for membership shall be $XX.XX, to be paid at the time of application. A married couple can join for $XX.XX and a family membership is $XXX.XX. These fees include the first year?s annual dues.
  2. Annual dues are $XX.XX per member. Members with current NRA membership cards receive a $XX.XX discount on annual dues. This discount applies to married couples and family membership as long as at least one member has a current NRA membership card. All annual dues are due at the first of January and will be considered delinquent if not paid by the first of February.
  3. No member of the club in arrears shall be eligible to vote or to enjoy any other of the privileges or benefits offered by this club.

Article V-Meeting

  1. Annual meeting. The annual meeting of the club shall be held on May 5th each year. Our club was founded on the 5th of May 1947 so it is appropriate that we celebrate this anniversary. If the annual meeting cannot take place at the same time fixed it shall be held within thirty calendar days, and the officers shall hold over until their successors shall have been elected.
  2. Special Meeting. A special meeting of the club may be held at any time upon the call of the President or upon the call of the Executive Committee, or upon demand in writing, stating the object of the proposed meeting, and signed by not less than one-third of the members entitled to vote. Notice of the time, place and object of any special meeting shall be given all officers and members in good standing in writing by United States mail not less than seven days prior to the date fixed for the holding of the meeting. The Executive Committee shall fix the place of such special meeting.
  3. Quorum. One-third of the members of the club entitled to vote shall constitute a quorum at any meeting.

Article VI-Officers

  1. The officers of this club shall be a President, Vice-President, Treasurer, and Range Officer who, acting together, shall constitute the Executive Committee. They shall be elected by a majority vote by ballot of the members in good standing at the annual meeting of the club. Each shall hold office for one year or until a successor is elected. All officers must be twenty-one years of age or older.
  2. The Executive Committee shall have general supervision and control of all the activities of the club. The Executive Committee may make agreements with other organization and individuals to carry out objectives of the club.
  3. Meetings of the Executive Committee shall be held regularly at such time and place as the Committee may determine. Three members of the committee may hold special meetings at any time on the call of the President or on demand, in writing to the Vice-President.
  4. Three members of the committee shall constitute a quorum.
  5. Resignation of any officer may be accepted by a majority vote of the remaining members of the Executive Committee.
  6. A vacancy in the Executive Committee may be filed by a majority vote of the remaining members of the Committee. However, if more than one vacancy exists a special meeting of the club shall be called and new officers shall be elected to fill the vacancies until the date of the next annual meeting as provided in paragraph (a) above.

Article VII-Duties of Officers

  1. President. The President shall preside at all meetings of the club of the Executive Committee. He shall be a member ex-officio of all regular and special committees, and shall perform all such other duties as usually pertain to his office. The President shall be responsible for the signing of all financial drafts. The President shall conduct all official correspondence pertaining to the proper preparation and forwarding of all reports. All applications for membership in the club shall be made to the President. The President shall be responsible for the custody of the books and papers of the club, except the Treasurer?s books of account.
  2. Vice-President. The Vice-President shall perform the duties of the President in absence of the President or at the President?s request, except that the Vice-President may not create accounts at financial institutions and may not be signature to any drafts of funds. The Vice-President shall notify the members of the Executive Committee of all meetings and shall notify the members of the special and annual meetings. The Vice-President shall keep a true record of all meetings of the Executive Committee and of the club.
  3. Treasurer. The Treasurer shall have charge of all financial records of the club as may be approved by the Executive Committee. The Treasurer shall keep an accurate account of all transactions and render a detailed report with vouchers at any meeting of the Executive Committee when requested and an annual report to the organization at its annual meeting. Such money shall only be withdrawn by check signed by the President and for the payment of such bills as shall have been approved by the Executive Committee. The Treasurer shall be responsible for the collection of all fees and dues.
  4. Range Officer. The Range Officer shall have charge of all shooting activities. The Range Officer shall have charge of the ranges of the club, the printing of scorecards, the arranging of competitions, etc. The Range Officer shall contract no bills without the authorization of the Executive Committee.

Article VIII-Suspension or Expulsion

  1. Any officer may be removed by a two-thirds vote of the members in good standing present at any special meeting called for this purpose. No vote on suspension or removal may be taken unless at least fifteen days? notice in writing shall have been given to the officer of the reasons for his removal and of the time and place of the special meeting at which such ballot on his removal is to be taken. At such special meeting the officer shall be given a full hearing.
  2. Any member may be suspended or expelled from the club for any cause deemed sufficient by the Executive Committee by a two-thirds affirmative vote of the members of the Committee present at any regular or special meeting. No vote on suspension or expulsion may be taken unless at least fifteen days? notice in writing shall have been given to the member of the charges referred and of the time and place of the meeting of the Executive Committee at which such charges will be considered. At such meeting the member under charges will be accorded a full hearing.
  3. Any member in good standing may refer charges against any officer or member. They shall be in writing clearly stating the facts relied upon and accompanied by all affidavits or exhibits that are to be used in their support. Such charges shall be filed with the Vice-President, who will immediately notify the President. The President will call a meeting of the Executive Committee to hear the charges. The Vice-President will give at least fifteen days? notice of the meeting to each member of the Executive Committee to hear the charges. The Vice-President will give at least fifteen days? notice of the meeting to each member of the Executive Committee and to the accuser and to the accused, which notice shall be in writing and will include a true copy of the charge and of the supporting affidavits and exhibits.
  4. Any member suspended or expelled by the Executive Committee may appeal to the full membership of the club. Such appeal shall be made in writing to the Vice-President who will notify the President. The President will call a special meeting of the club for the purpose of acting on the appeal. The Vice-President shall give at least fifteen days? notice in writing to all members of the club in good standing stating the date, time, place and reason for such a special meeting. At the meeting of the full club the Vice-President will read the original charges, the supporting affidavits, and will read or display the accompanying exhibits, and will read the minutes of the special meeting of the Executive Committee at which the charges were heard and action taken. A full hearing will be given to the accuser and the accused. A vote will be taken by ballot of the members in good standing present and a two-thirds vote shall be required to reverse the action of the Executive Committee.

Article IX-Amendments

Any proposed amendments to theses by-laws may be introduced by any member of the club at any regular meeting or special meeting called for the purpose. They must then be acted upon by the club membership at a regular meeting or special meeting called for the purpose provided a copy of the approved amendments has been sent to each club member by United States mail at least ten days previous to the meeting. A two-thirds vote of the members present will be necessary to pass or reject it.

I hereby certify that this club has adopted these by-laws.

President?s Signature

Signed: Mark D. Perkins

February 20, 2006

Vice-President?s Signature

Signed: Christopher D. Hopkins

February 20, 2006

Witness

Signed: Shelley R. Perkins (Treasurer)

February 20, 2006


Adopted April 28, 1994


Article I-Name

The name of this organization shall be Touchet Gun Club.

Article II-Object

The object of this organization shall be the encouragement of organized Shotgun Shooting among citizens of the United States resident in our community, with a view towards a better knowledge on the part of such citizens of the safe handling and proper care of firearms, as well as improved marksmanship. It shall be our further object and purpose to forward the development of those characteristics of honesty, good fellowship, self-discipline, team play and self-reliance which are the essentials of good sportsmanship and the foundation of true patriotism.

Article III-Membership

  1. Any citizen of the United States may become a member of this organization with the approval of the Executive Committee.
  2. All holders of LIFETIME memberships. (Those members that joined the club prior to 1990 are exempt from annual dues, and are entitled to full privileges for the rest of their natural lives. To maintain the clubs records these LIFETIME members shall submit to the club their current address annually, by letter or personal contact with an executive officer. Their membership is non-transferable.

Article IV-Dues

  1. The initial fee for membership shall be $10.00 to be paid at the time of application.
  2. Annual dues an the rate of $5.00 per year are due at the first of each calendar year and will be considered delinquent if not paid within 30 days.
  3. No member of the club in arrears shall be eligible to vote or to enjoy any other of the privileges or benefits offered by this club.

Article V-Meeting

  1. Annual meeting. The annual meeting of the club shall be held on the Third Thursday of January each year. If the annual meeting shall not take place at the same time fixed it shall be held within a reasonable time thereafter, and the officers shall hold over until their successors shall have been elected.
  2. Special Meeting. A special meeting of the club may be held at any time upon the call of the President or upon the call of the Executive Committee, or upon demand in writing, stating the object of the proposed meeting, and signed by not less than 20% of the members entitled to vote. Notice of the time, place and object of any special meeting shall be given all officers and members in good standing in writing by United States mail not less than seven days prior to the date fixed for the holding of the meeting. The place of such special meeting shall be fixed by the Executive Committee.
  3. Quorum. One-third of the members of the club entitled to vote shall constitute a quorum at any meeting.

Article VI-Officers

  1. The officers of this club shall be a President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Range Officer and Executive Officer who, acting together, shall constitute the Executive Committee. They shall be elected by a majority vote by ballot of the members in good standing at the annual meeting of the club. They shall hold office for one year or until their successors are elected. All officers must be twenty-one years of age or older. The offices of Secretary and Treasurer may be combined.
  2. The Executive Committee shall have general supervision and control of all the activities of the club. The Executive Committee may make agreements with other organization and individuals to carry out objectives of the club.
  3. Meetings of the Executive Committee shall be held regularly at such time and place as the Committee may determine. Special meetings may be held at any time on the call of the President or on demand, in writing to the Secretary, by three members of the committee.
  4. Four members of the committee shall constitute a quorum.
  5. Resignation of any officer may be accepted by a majority vote of the remaining members of the Executive Committee.
  6. A vacancy in the Executive Committee may be filed by a majority vote of the remaining members of the Committee. However, if more than one vacancy exists a special meeting of the club shall be called and new officers shall be elected to fill the vacancies until the date of the next annual meeting as provided in paragraph (a) above.

Article VII-Duties of Officers

  1. President. The President shall preside at all meetings of the club of the Executive Committee. He shall be a member ex-officio of all regular and special committees, and shall perform all such other duties as usually pertain to his office.
  2. Vice-President. The Vice-President shall perform the duties of the President in his absence or at his request.
  3. Secretary. The Secretary shall conduct all official correspondence pertaining to the proper preparation and forwarding of all reports. He shall notify the members of the Executive Committee of all meetings and shall notify the members of the special and annual meetings. He shall keep a true record of all meetings of the Executive Committee and of the club and have the custody of the books and papers of the club, except the Treasurer?s books of account. All applications for membership in the club shall be made to the Secretary. He shall be responsible for the collection of all fees and dues and shall remit the same to the Treasurer, taking his proper receipt therefore.
  4. Treasurer. The treasurer shall have charge of all funds of the club and place the same in such bank or banks as may be approved by the Executive Committee. Such money shall only be withdrawn by check signed by the Treasurer and for the payment of such bills as shall have been approved by the Executive Committee. The Treasurer shall keep an accurate account of all his transactions and render a detailed report with vouchers at any meeting of the Executive Committee when requested and an annual report to the organization at its annual meeting.
  5. Range Officer. The Range Officer shall have charge of all shooting activities. He shall have charge of the ranges of the club, the printing of scorecards, the arranging of competitions, etc. He shall contract no bills without the authorization of the Executive Committee.

Article VIII-Suspension or Expulsion

  1. Any officer may be removed by a two-thirds vote of the members in good standing present at any special meeting called for this purpose. No vote on suspension or removal may be taken unless at least fifteen days? notice in writing shall have been given to the officer of the reasons for his removal and of the time and place of the special meeting at which such ballot on his removal is to be taken. At such special meeting the officer shall be given a full hearing.
  2. Any member may be suspended or expelled from the club for any cause deemed sufficient by the Executive Committee by a two-thirds affirmative vote of the members of the Committee present at any regular or special meeting. No vote on suspension or expulsion may be taken unless at least fifteen days? notice in writing shall have been given to the member of the charges referred and of the time and place of the meeting of the Executive Committee at which such charges will be considered. At such meeting the member under charges will be accorded a full hearing.
  3. Charges against any officer or member may be preferred by any member in good standing. They shall be in writing clearly stating the facts relied upon and accompanied by all affidavits or exhibits which are to be used in their support. Such charges shall be filed with the Secretary, who will immediately notify the President. The President will call a meeting of the Executive Committee to hear the charges. The Secretary will give at least fifteen days? notice of the meeting to each member of the Executive Committee to hear the charges. The Secretary will give at least fifteen days? notice of the meeting to each member of the Executive Committee and to the accuser and to the accused, which notice shall be in writing and will include a true copy of the charge and of the supporting affidavits and exhibits.
  4. Any member suspended or expelled by the Executive Committee may appeal to the full membership of the club. Such appeal shall be made in writing to the Secretary who will notify the President. The President will call a special meeting of the club for the purpose of acting on the appeal. The Secretary shall give at least fifteen days? notice in writing to all members of the club in good standing stating the date, time, place and reason for such a special meeting. At the meeting of the full club the Secretary will read the original charges, the supporting affidavits, and will read or display the accompanying exhibits, and will read the minutes of the special meeting of the Executive Committee at which the charges were heard and action taken. A full hearing will be given to the accuser and the accused. A vote will be taken by ballot of the members in good standing present and a two-thirds vote shall be required to reverse the action of the Executive Committee.

Article IX-Amendments

Any proposed amendments to theses bylaws may be introduced by any member of the club at any regular meeting or special meeting called for the purpose. They must then be acted upon by the club membership at a regular meeting or special meeting called for the purpose provided a copy of the approved amendments has been sent to each club member by United States mail at least ten days previous to the meeting. A two-thirds vote of the members present will be necessary to pass or reject it.

I hereby certify that these bylaws have been adopted by this club.

President?s Signature
Signed:

Norman Rogers April 28, 1994

Secretary?s Signature
Signed:

Lee Ashworth April 28, 1994

Witnesses
Signed:

Mike Everett April 28, 1994

Linda Everett April 28, 1994