PETERSBURG SUMMERFIELD LIONS CLUB, INC.
The name of the corporation shall be: Petersburg Summerfield Lions Club, Inc.; referred to herein as the Corporation. It shall be licensed by, and under the jurisdiction of the Petersburg Summerfield Lions Club and the International Association of Lions Club.
The purpose of the Corporation is set forth in its Certificate of Incorporation, as from time to time amended, namely to service the community, including but not limited to conducting and promoting fund-raisers for community purposes such as funding scholarships, eye glasses, food baskets and health care expenses for the needy and by contributions to other agencies, organizations, or institutions organized for the same or similar purposes; to assist in harmonizing and making more efficient the work of charitable organizations in the local community; all of which shall be within the meaning of Section 501 (C)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954. The Corporation is not formed for pecuniary or financial gain, and no part of the assets, income, or profit of the Corporation is distributable to, or inures to the benefit of its Officers or Trustees. No part of the activities of the Corporation shall be the carrying on of propaganda, or otherwise attempting, to influence legislation, and the Corporation shall not participate in, or intervene in any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office.
The membership of the Corporation shall consist of those individuals who are members in good standing of the Petersburg Summerfield Lions Club, Inc.
The Trustees of the Corporation shall be the Officers of the Petersburg Summerfield Lions Club and their term as Trustee in this Corporation shall be concurrent with their term as Officer of said Petersburg Summerfield Lions Club.
Regular meetings of the Trustees shall be held monthly at such time and place as the Trustees shall determine.
Special meetings of the Trustees shall be held when called by the President, or when requested by five (5) or more Trustees, at such time and place as the President shall determine .
The presence in person of three (3) of the Trustees shall constitute a quorum at any meeting of the Trustees. Except as other wise specifically provided, the act of a quorum of Trustees present at any meeting of Trustees shall be the act and decision of the entire Board of Trustees.
The duties of the Board of Trustees shall be (a) to transact such business of the Corporation as shall be necessary; (b) to approve all expenditures and contributions consistent with the purposes of the Corporation (c) to report to the Corporation on the activities and financial status; (d) to appoint any committee.
The officers of the Corporation shall be a President, First Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer, and they shall be those individuals who hold the same office in the Petersburg Summerfield Lions Club, and their terms shall be concurrent therewith.
In the absence of disability of the President, the First Vice President or succeeding Vice Presidents of the Petersburg Summerfield Lions Club assumes the duties of President of that Club, shall also assume the duties of the President of this Corporation.
In the event of a vacancy in any other office, the Board of Trustees shall appoint a member to fill the unexpired term.
Duties of Officers:
a. The President shall preside at all meetings of the Corporation and the Board of Trustees; shall perform such other duties as my be prescribed in these Bylaws or assigned to him by the Trustees.
b. The Secretary shall record the minutes of all meetings of the Corporation and the Board of Trustees and shall perform such other duties as may be delegated to him.
c. The Treasurer shall have custody of all funds of the Corporation; shall keep a full and accurate account of receipts, expenditures and contributions; and shall make disbursements in accordance as authorized by the Corporation of the Trustees; shall present a financial statement at every meeting of the Corporation; and shall be responsible for the maintenance of records and books of account.
Regular meetings of the Corporation shall be held at the same time and place as regular meetings of the Petersburg Summerfield Lions Club.
The Annual meeting of the Corporation shall be held in June of each year as determined by the Trustees.
Special meetings of the Corporation may be called by the President and shall be called by the President when requested by the Trustee. Notice of special meetings setting forth the purpose, time and place thereof shall be given to each member of the Corporation, by mail or personal delivery, a least ten days prior thereto.
A majority of members present at any regular or special meeting shall be a quorum and except as otherwise specifically provided, the act of a majority of members present shall be the act of the corporation.
Roberts Rules of Order, as revised from time to time, shall determine all questions of order and procedure for any meeting of the Corporation, Trustees or any committee.
These By-Laws may be amended at any regular or special meeting of the Corporation, at which a quorum is present, by affirmative vote of two-thirds of the members present in person and voting, provided the Trustees have previously considered the merits of the amendments.
No amendment shall be put to a vote unless written notice thereof stating the proposed amendment shall have been given to each member, by mail or personal delivery, at least two weeks prior to the meeting at which the vote on the proposed amendment is to be taken.