BYLAWS OF THE RED MULE RUNNERS

  1. TITLE
    1. The name of the association shall be called the “RED MULE RUNNERS”, hereafter referred to as “this association”.

  2. OBJECTIVES 
    1. The objective of this association shall be the promotion and encouragement of the sport of running and the education of the public to its benefits.
    2. In furtherance of objective “A”, this association may hold, sponsor and promote competitive runs, fun runs, educational activities, demonstrations, clinics, social events, or races on roads, tracks, fields, or trails.This association may reprint articles, newsletters, present awards, and/or any activity considered conducive to the encouragement of running.
    3. Additional objectives may include, but not limited to, engaging in community or charitable activities and publicize the benefits of running as a means of physical fitness.
    4. Reference the existing association MISSION STATEMENT.  

  3. AFFILIATION
    1. This association shall be a chapter of the “Road Runners Club of America” (RRCA), and all measures adopted by that body must be considered by this association.

  4. IV  MEMBERSHIP
    1.  Individuals who wish to participate in the activities of this association shall submit an application for membership along with annual dues as determined by the association.
    2. Memberships are categorized as Family or Individual, with the Membership period beginning on July 1st and ending on June 30th of each year. Annual dues for Family and Individual memberships are due every July 1st of each year.
    3. In the event that dues for a Family, Individual, or Student membership are delinquent, that membership will be placed on an Inactive Roster for a period of one (1) year.Each membership will be granted full rights of membership while on the Inactive Roster, with the same one (1) year to make up dues that are in arrears.If after the grace period as specified has expired, the membership will be removed from the rolls.An accurate club membership count is essential as yearly dues to the Road Runners Club of America are based on club membership.
    4. An Honorary Membership may be awarded to a group or individual whose contributions to the association have proven worthy. Honorary Membership dueswill be waived by the association.

  5. MANAGEMENT OR GOVERNMENT
    1. The management of this association shall be vested in a Board of Directors consisting of a president, vice-president, secretary, and treasurer.The election of  officers are to be held at the first scheduled meeting in February of each year.
    2. Duties of officers:
      1. President: to preside over meeting, represent this association in the RRCA and before any other group, to call any special meetings, and to appoint committees and chairperson thereof.
      2. Vice-President: to assume the duties of the president in his/ her absence and to take on special assignments as requested  by the president.
      3. Secretary: to record minutes at meetings, to keep accurate  records and files of this association, and the coordination  and correspondence to members, including but not limited to, a monthly newsletter.
      4. Treasurer: to administer all financial records, deposit assets, and have the authority to sign and disburse necessary appropriations and bills as directed by the president.
    3. Eligibility: Officers may be elected to succeed themselves.
    4. Term of Office:
      1. Term of office shall be for one (1) year by elections as set  forth in Section V(A).Offices filled upon the resignation of a previous officershall serve the remainder of the term and is eligible for re-election [ref. V(C)].
    5. Elections: Officers shall be elected by a majority vote of those present at the meeting.
    6. Procedural Requirements:
      1. Parliamentary procedure will be utilized at all meetings and every effort will be made to discussmeasures presented to this association.
      2. A majority vote of the members present is necessary to pass “ordinary” measures.All measures shall be deemed “ordinary” except those proposing an amendment to the Bylaws in which a quorum must be present.A quorum shall consist of twice the number of officers plus one.This association designates that a quorum shall be nine (9) members present.
      3. A Bylaws amendment may be accomplished by a two- thirds vote of the members present.All members shall be notified at least seven (7) days prior to the vote as to the nature of the proposed Bylaws amendment.
      4. Regularly scheduled meetings are held once a month on the second Wednesday of the month and will start promptly at 7:00 PM.

  6. FINANCES 
    1. Dues shall be determined at the first scheduled meeting in January of each year by a majority of the members present.The amount of dues can not revised for one (1) year.
    2. This is to be a non-profit association.Monies received by the association are to be distributed as set for by these Bylaws and the association “Mission Statement”.
    3. No part of the net earnings of this association shall benefit any individual within  this association.
    4. This association shall be empowered to participate in fund raising activities.
    5. This association will submit their fare share dues to the RRCA annually as membership in that body, as required.

  7. DISSOLUTION
    1. In the event of dissolution of this association, the funds in the treasury, after all creditors have been paid, shall be forfeited to the RRCA or other 501(c) (3) non-  profit organization.