Chapter By-Laws as amended:
 
Table of Contents:   Article I through Article IX
Article I: Chapter Name
Article II: Object
Article III: Members
Article IV: Officers
Article V: Committees
Article VI: Chapter Administration
Article VII: Elections
Article VIII: Amendment of Bylaws
Article IX: Liquidation and Dissolution

ARTICLE I - CHAPTER
The name of this not-for-profit organization shall be RALLY IN THE PASTURE chapter of the FAMILY MOTOR COACH ASSOCIATION Inc., hereafter referred to as Chapter and FMCA.


ARTICLE II - OBJECT
1. PURPOSE: This Chapter exists to promote social, recreational and informational exchange activities that provide for the enjoyment and pleasurable use of family member coaches.
2. AREA: This Chapter shall be authorized to function in the SOUTH CENTRAL AREA.
2. SCOPE: This Chapter will have members with mutual interest in supporting the Rally in the Pasture and drawn from location of South Central Area.

 
ARTICLE III - MEMBERS
     1. ELEGIBILITY: To be eligible for and to maintain membership in the Chapter, a family unit must be in good standing with FMCA, and meet the dues requirements and provisions set forth in the Bylaws of this Chapter.
Membership in this Chapter shall not be denied any person because of race, sex, religion, color, marital or family status, age nationality or disability.
     2. The term "Family Unit" is defined as a person; his or her spouse or partner; dependents of each, regardless of age; non-dependent grandchildren and great-grandchildren aged 18 and under.
     3. The term "Membership " is defined as either a family unit or an individual or individuals owning a Qualifying Motor Coach who share the same membership number.
     4. The term "Member" is defined as each adult who, jointly or individually, constitutes a membership.   The voting rights of each member are defined in the description of each category.
     5. The term "Qualifying Motor Coach" is defined as a self propelled, completely self-contained vehicle that contains all the conveniences of a home, including cooking, sleeping, and permanent sanitary facilities, and in which the driver's area is directly accessible in walking position from the living quarters. The terms motor coach and motorhome may be used interchangeably.

     6. DUES/FEES:
        A. ANNUAL DUES: Annual payment of Chapter and FMCA dues enable persons to become active members and entitled to all rights and privileges of the Chapter and FMCA.  The annual dues for membership in the Chapter shall be an amount as the membership shall establish.
        B. RENEWAL: Renewal dues from Chapter members are due and payable by January 1st.
        C. INITIAL APPLICATION: Initial Application for new membership shall be accompanied by payment of annual Chapter dues. If an initial application is accepted after September 1st, the dues shall be regarded as covering the next membership year.


ARTICLE IV - OFFICERS
1. DUTIES OF OFFICERS: The duties of the elected officers shall be as defined in the Member and Volunteer Handbook.
2. TERM OF OFFICE: The elected officers of this Chapter shall serve a two (2) year term of office, or until their successors are elected.
3. RIGHTS AND LIMITATIONS:
       A. A member must own a Qualifying Motor Coach (motor home) or at least 1/3 interest in a Qualifying Motor Coach (motor home) in order to hold office in this chapter.
       B. An individual FMCA member may hold office(s) in only one chapter.
       C. Individual FMCA members may hold no more than two (2) offices in the same chapter.
       D. Any member in good standing may be nominated from the floor for any elective office.
       E. Only Full Members, Full Lifetime Members, Life Members or Honorary Members who have advanced from one of these classes have the right to hold office in the Chapter.
       F. No official or member shall become vested of any right, title to or interest in any Chapter property, except as required by law.

 
ARTICLE V - COMMITTEES
1. APPOINTMENT: Committee members and Chairperson (except the nominating committee) shall be appointed by the President.
2. DUTIES: All committees shall function within the policies of the Chapter and (except the nominating committee) under the direction of the President. Financial reports, vouchers, and monies due the Chapter shall be submitted on a timely basis.
3. QUORUM: A Committee quorum shall be a majority.

 
ARTICLE VI - CHAPTER ADMINISTRATION
1. AUTHORITY: This Chapter shall be democratically self-governed, deriving its existence and authority from the consent of the membership assembled in meeting or, in certain instances, by mail vote on stated propositions.
2. ORGANIZATIONAL YEAR: The fiscal and membership year of the Chapter shall commence on January 1 and end on December 31.
3. CHAPTER MEETINGS:
       A. TYPES: The term " meeting" shall include coach rallies, campouts, dinner meetings and any other gathering suitable to the function of the Chapter.
       B. BUSINESS MEETINGS: The Chapter must hold at least 2 business meetings each membership year at which a quorum is present.  Said meetings must be at least 14 days apart and duly announced in advance to the membership.
       C. ANNUAL ELECTION: One of the business meetings shall be and Annual Meeting at which an election is held. if required by a 1-year term option. The voting general membership is to elect Chapter Officers, including a President, two Vice Presidents, a Secretary, a Treasurer, a National Director and an Alternate National Director.
       D. QUORUM: A quorum for the transaction of business at any duly-called Chapter meeting is 25% of the Chapter family unit membership or 15 family unit members whichever is less.
       E. VOTING: Except as specified elsewhere in the Bylaws, a simple majority vote of F# and L# members in good standing and voting shall be required to approve or disapprove any matter.

The chapter has established that voting will be one vote for each adult member.

Balloting by mail may be undertaken when a proposed matter is voted to be of such importance or urgency that a total membership vote is advisable.
       F. PARLIAMENTARY PROCESS: The rules contained in the current edition of ROBERT'S RULES OF ORDER NEWLY REVISED shall be govern this Chapter's proceedings to which they are applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with the Constitution and Bylaws of FMCA, and Bylaws of the Chapter.
4. MAINTAINING AFFILIATION: This Chapter must maintain a minimum of 15 family unit memberships.

The Chapter Secretary shall furnish to the National Office of FMCA, no later than the last week of October, a membership list, a list of Chapter Officers for the ensuing year and assurance that 2 business meetings were held.
5. ANNUAL AUDIT: An annual audit of the Chapter's financial books and records shall be undertaken and reported to the membership.
6. APPLICATION OF NATIONAL CONSTITUTION AND BYLAWS: This Chapter accepts and agrees that Chapter Bylaws shall conform to requirements in the Constitution and Bylaws of FMCA.

 
ARTICLE VII - ELECTIONS
1. NOMINATING COMMITTEE COMPOSITION:
       A. The nominating Committee shall consist of not less than 3 former Chapter officers in good standing, nominated and elected every other year by the Chapter membership.
       B. Election of an individual to the nominating Committee shall not prohibit that person from being nominated for elected office.
2. NOMINATING COMMITTEE DUTIES:
       A. To select one of its members as Nominating Committee Chairman.
       B. To nominate candidates for Chapter Offices of President, a Vice Presidents, Secretary, Treasurer, National Director and an Alternate National Director for the new term to be presented for voting by the Chapter membership.
       C. To obtain clear acceptance of the nominees to serve the Chapter should they be elected.
       D. To make certain that nominated candidates are members of good standing and qualified under applicable National and Chapter bylaws.
       E. To nominate candidates to fill vacancies which occur in elected Chapter offices.

 
ARTICLE VIII - AMENDMENT OF BYLAWS
1. MANDATORY AMMENDMENTS: National Bylaw amendments applicable to Chapter operations shall be automatically be adopted by the Chapter and are not subject to a vote by the Chapter membership.
2. AMENDING PROCEDURE: These Bylaws may be amended by a 65% affirmative vote of the members present and voting at a duly called meeting, providing that prior notice of at least 30 days has been given to the proposition(s) to amend. Any member of the Chapter may propose amendments to the Bylaws.
3. DISTRIBUTION: Copies of changes, additions, amendments or revisions to these Bylaws shall be forwarded to the National Office and to the National Area Vice President.

 
ARTICLE X - LIQUIDATION & DISSOLUTION
In the event of dissolution of the Chapter, by a majority vote of the Chapter, all of the remaining assets of the Chapter shall be contributed to the purpose(s) for which the Chapter is organized, or to a qualified non-profit charity or charities.
EFFECTIVE DATE: 2, June 2007