BY-LAWS OF SOUTH BAY CHINESE CLUB
(Revised July 31, 2017)
ARTICLE 1. MEMBERSHIP
Individuals or families who would like to become members of SBCC shall submit an application and membership dues are to be paid to the Membership chairperson
Any member may resign by filing a written resignation with the Secretary, but such resignation shall not relieve the member of the obligation to pay any dues, assessments, or other charges accrued and unpaid prior to the resignation date.
ARTICLE 2. ANNUAL DUES
The annual dues for all members is subject to review and revision upon recommendation of the Board of Directors and approval by majority vote of the membership at a general meeting.
Dues are payable annually on or before July 1st of each year and shall become delinquent after September 30.
Any member whose dues have not been paid for four months after the due date can be automatically dropped from the membership. Termination of membership should be mailed to the member.
ARTICLE 3. GENERAL MEETINGS
There shall be a general meeting in May to announce the election results, and in September to approve the budget.
ARTICLE 4. STANDING COMMITTEES
The Membership Committee shall consist of a minimum of two general members and the Vice-President.
The duties of the Membership Committee shall be to investigate and report on applicants for membership, to introduce new members to the organization, to conduct membership drives, and to promote interest and attendance at club meetings and activities.
The Social Committee shall consist of a minimum of two general members and a Director appointed by the President.
The duties of the Social Committee shall be to plan, organize and implement the social activities of the Club and to promote interchange and understanding among the membership.
The Service/Cultural Committee shall consist of a minimum of two general members and the Secretary.
The duties of the Service/Cultural Committee shall be to provide ways and means of educating the members regarding civic and cultural matters, to promote projects for the general welfare of the community, to coordinate affairs of interest between the community and the Club, and to make known to the public, by information and publicity, the aims, objectives and projects of the Club.
The Ways and Means Committee shall consist of a minimum of two general members and the Treasurer.
The duties of the Ways and Means Committee shall be primarily to determine the financial requirements of the Club and to find methods to meet those financial requirements.
ARTICLE 5. MEETINGS OF STANDING COMMITTEES
Meetings of each of the Standing Committee meetings shall be called by the Chairperson of that Committee at the time and place designated by the Chairperson to conduct business.
Whenever possible, announcement of Committee meetings shall be made in advance. All other members and officers may attend these meetings and voice their opinions or suggestions but shall have no vote.
The Chairperson of each Committee shall report its plans, progress, decisions, recommendations or actions to the Board of Directors at each Board Meeting.
ARTICLE 6. ASSOCIATION WITH SOUTH BAY CHINESE SERVICE CLUB
(hereinafter referred to as "Service Club")
The Service Club is a California non-profit public benefit corporation.
The Service Club was established to provide state and federal tax-exempt status.
All tax deductible income and expenses shall be handled by the Service Club.
The South Bay Chinese Club may co-sponsor activities with the Service Club to generate additional income.
The South Bay Chinese Club President, Treasurer, Ways and Means chairperson, and the Scholarship chairperson shall represent this organization at the Service Club board and general meetings.
ARTICLE 7. AMENDMENTS TO BY-LAWS
These By-Laws may be amended by majority vote of the membership at any general meeting upon presentation by the Board of Directors.
ARTICLE 8. ORDER OF BUSINESS
In all matters of business, anything not covered in the Constitution shall be governed by Roberts Rule of Order.
Chronology of business:
- Call the meeting to order.
- Reading, correcting and adopting minutes of previous meeting.
- Treasurer's report of finance.
- Report of new members, guests, general introduction.
- Committee reports and unfinished business.
- New business.