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BY-LAWS of Lone Star BMW Riders


Lone Star BMW Riders, (Referred to hereinafter as the "Corporation")


The Corporation shall exist to provide for association of its members as a non-profit organization under the laws of the State of Texas and the United States of America in activities the members deem appropriate to further their collective interests, including but not limited to activities to enhance their enjoyment of and disseminate knowledge pertinent to ownership, operation, repair, maintenance and modification of BMW motorcycles.


Meetings shall be held at places selected by the Board of Directors. The address of the Corporation shall be:
Lone Star BMW Riders
321 Hillside Court
Garland, TX 75043


Section 1. When recognized by the Board of Directors as having a substantial coincidence of interests with the membership, any person may, upon payment of a fee set by such Board, be accepted as full member of the Corporation.

Section 2. The Board of Directors may provide for special types of membership, such as honorary, life, charter, but not restricted thereto.


Section 1. A President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer shall be elected annually from the membership. These elected Officers shall then appoint other members as officers with titles, responsibilities, and specific duties deemed appropriate to conduct activities for the Corporation.

Section 2. The elected and appointed officers shall comprise the Board of Directors, hereinafter referred to as the Board, with responsibility for all activities of the Corporation except that a decision to dissolve the corporation or to disband the Corporation is reserved to the full membership and shall be made only by written ballot.

Section 3. Decisions of the Board shall be made by voting with each member having one vote on each question considered. A simple majority from a quorum of three or more Directors shall decide any question within the authority of the Board other than removal from office of a member of the Board or submission of an amendment of these By Laws to the membership.

Section 4. An appointed officer may be removed from office by a majority of the full board An elected officer may be removed from office only by a two-thirds vote of all other members of the Board or by a recall election petitioned for by not less than twenty percent of the members of the Corporation.

Section 5. Should an elected officer position become vacant, the Board may appoint a member of the Corporation or call for an election to fill the vacancy.


PRESIDENT: To prepare the agenda for and preside over all meetings except committee meetings, act as an ex-officio member for all committees except nominating committees, execute documents in the name of the Corporation as authorized by the Board, sign Corporation checks when necessary in the absence of the Treasurer, appoint committees as authorized by the Board, and assign temporary duties commensurate with their offices to other officers of the Corporation.

VICE PRESIDENT: To assume the duties of the President when the President is absent or requests such assumption, to maintain the Corporation Policy file, and to develop and maintain the Corporation Calendar of Events for planning purposes and publication in the Corporation newsletter.

SECRETARY: To maintain an up-to-date fist of members, to provide periodically or as required a current address list on mailing labels for the Corporation newsletter or other purposes approved by the Board, to provide current telephone lists when required and approved by the Board, to record and preserve for use as may be required minutes of all Board meetings, carry on all correspondence, keep all current Corporation records and perform other duties as assigned by the Board.

TREASURER: To establish, preserve, and post on a timely basis all necessary financial records of the corporation, to include all documents obligating the Corporation financially to receive, deposit, and disburse moneys and maintain records of all such transactions, to provide regular financial reports to the membership, and to advise the Board on financial matters and considerations. No person shall incur an obligation to, nor commit the credit of the Corporation, except as specifically authorized by the Board.

ALL OFFICERS: To read and become familiar with these By Laws, as soon as feasible after assuming office.


Section 1. Elections of officers shall be conducted annually by the Elections Committee appointed by the Board no less than sixty days before the date returned ballots must be received by mail to be counted.

Section 2. A Nominations Committee appointed by the Board shall provide to the Elections Committee a slate of candidates for the elected officer positions in time to permit orderly preparation of a ballot including the candidates names and other material deemed appropriate by the Elections Committee. The ballot shall be mailed to the membership no less than thirty days before the date that returned ballots must be received by mail to be counted.

Section 3. Ballots shall be counted at a scheduled General Meeting. Ballots not mailed in may be turned in at any time before the counting is completed. Write-in candidates must be members and declare willingness to perform the duties of the office for which nominated, before being certified eligible for election. Ties shall be resolved by a coin toss. Election results shall be certified promptly and the newly elected officers installed at once.

Section 4. Appointive officer positions shall be filled by the newly elected Board without undue delay.


The membership shall be notified in advance of all General Meetings and regularly scheduled Board and Monthly Meetings. Any member may attend and participate directly in any meeting the parliamentary authority for all meetings shall be Roberts Rules of Order.


Except as provided otherwise herein, the Board shall exercise all powers of management of the Corporation directly or through one or more committees or through individual officers as the Board may direct, it shall be the policy of the Corporation for the Board to seek diligently and with reasonable frequency to ascertain the views of the membership concerning management and activities of the Corporation.


All persons or corporations extending credit to, contracting with, or having claim against the Board or the Corporation, shall look only to the funds and property of the Corporation for the payment of any debt, damages, or judgment that may become due and payable from the Corporation or the Board so that neither the members of the Corporation nor the officers are personally liable therefore.


Proposed amendments to these by-laws shall be submitted to the membership in written ballot format pursuant to a vote of the entire Board, except that the Corporation address may be changed by a routine vote of the quorum of the Board. Amendments must be approved by a two thirds majority of the membership voting.