The name of this organization shall be: “WOODEN BOAT ASSOCIATION OF NORTH TEXAS”






 The purposes of this organization shall be: 

· To provide a means through which individuals sharing a common interest in antique and classic boating can meet, share experience and information, exchange ideas and generate enthusiasm for all aspects of their interest;

· To serve as a repository and clearing house for all information relating to antique and classic boating;

· To establish and monitor protocol as it relates to antique and classic boating;

· To communicate with and report to the membership, the public and government at all levels regarding organization activities, purposes and goals; and

· To promote and encourage a love and enjoyment of antique and classic boating at its highest level in all of its aspects. 




The governing body of this organization shall be the officers of this organization:



·Vice President;

·Secretary; and



 In addition to the authority and duties which are inherent in the nature of their respective offices, the authority and duties of the officers shall be prescribed in the By-Laws.




·The President shall be elected annually for a one year term, and shall not serve more than three (3) successive terms in office.

· The Vice President shall be elected each year for a one year term, and shall note serve more than two (2) successive terms in office.

·The Secretary and Treasurer shall be elected annually for a one year term, and both may serve an unlimited succession of terms in office.




 Full Member:

 Paid member and spouse eighteen (18) years of age or older and their children seventeen (17) years of age or younger.  All full members older than eighteen (18) years of age may vote.

 The rights, privileges and obligations of the members shall be conditioned upon current payment of dues according to the dues rate schedule adopted and published by the Executive Committee.


        Associate Member
                        Such Memership shall exist under the following parameters:
                        Persons with ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP:
  1. Shall have no voting rights in the WBA
  2. May hold no office in the WBA
  3. Shall pay current WBA dues plus $10.00.



 The President of the organization shall appoint the chairmen of all committees.





· All officers must be Full Members in good standing.

·  No member owning a boat-related business may hold office.



· Three months prior to the Annual Membership Dinner Meeting the  President shall appoint a Nominating Committee from the voting members;

· The Nominating Committee shall make its report consisting of a full slate for all vacant offices to the next scheduled meeting;

· Additional nominations will be accepted from the floor at this scheduled meeting.

· All nominees must be present to accept their nominations, or have relayed their acceptance to the Nominating Committee;

· The Nominating Committee will develop a voting ballot which will be sent to all full members in good standing, at least three (3) weeks prior to the last meeting preceding the Annual Membership Dinner Meeting; and

·The election of officers shall occur upon the casting and counting of the votes eligible to be cast at the last meeting preceding the Annual Membership Dinner Meeting; and that voting may be in person or by absentee ballot.

  Term of Office:  The term of office shall be January through December, with the change of officers occurring at the Annual Membership Dinner Meeting.



· Dues shall be billed by and payable directly to the organization in accordance with the dues rate schedule adopted annually.

· The funds of the organization shall be deposited in such financial institution, in such accounts, in the name of the organization.

· All dues of the organization shall be nonrefundable, nor in any other way returned. All dues shall be effective for a 12-month period.




· All vacancies in the position of officers shall be filled by the appointment of the Executive Committee for the period of the unexpired term; however created.

· Any officer desiring to resign his/her office, shall do so in writing submitted to the Executive Committee of the organization, and shall be effective upon receipt.

· Any officer who shall be absent from three (3) consecutive scheduled meetings, without having given a valid cause to the Executive Committee, shall be subject to removal from office.




· A written record of all Executive Committee meetings, regularly scheduled meetings, and the Annual Meeting shall be kept by the Secretary as a permanent record of the organization.

· The Treasurer shall receive and disburse the organization's monies only by written checks and deposits.




·Scheduled meetings shall follow an agenda, and shall be conducted pursuant to RobertÂ’s Rules of Order (revised).

· The Annual Membership Dinner Meeting shall be held during the month of January. The electing of officers shall occur at the last scheduled meeting preceding the Annual Meeting.

· A quorum shall be the total members eligible to vote that are present.





· These Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws may be amended or changed by a resolution presented to any regularly scheduled meeting of the membership and adopted by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of those present; provided that written notice of the proposed change and the date, time and place of the meeting shall have been sent to each member at least fifteen (15) days prior to the meeting.






  Written notice of meetings of this organization shall be given by regular mail to each member in good standing as of the time the notice is issued, at his last known address, not less than ten (10) nor more than fifty (50) days before the date of the meeting.




  The Executive Committee shall consist of all club officers.



  President:  The President shall be the chief executive officer.  He shall preside at all meetings of the membership and of the Executive Committee.  He shall have the management of the business of the organization and see that all orders and resolutions of the Executive Committee are carried into effect.


 Vice President:  During the absence or disability of the President, the Vice-President shall have all the powers and functions of the President.  The Vice-President shall perform such other duties as the Executive Committee shall prescribe.

 Secretary: The Secretary shall attend all meetings of the Executive Committee and of the membership; record all votes and minutes of all proceedings in a book to be kept for that purpose; give, or cause to be given, notice of all meetings of members and of meetings of the Executive Committee; keep all the documents and records of the association as required by law or otherwise in a proper and safe manner.  He shall perform such other duties as may be prescribed by the Executive Committee.

  Treasurer: The Treasurer shall have the custody of the association’s funds; keep full and accurate accounts of receipts and disbursements in the association’s books; deposit all money and other valuables in the name and to the credit of the association in such depositories as may be designated by the Executive Committee; disburse the funds of the association as may be ordered or authorized by the Executive Committee and preserve proper vouchers for such disbursements.  He shall send membership applications to prospective members; prepare and send to the membership appropriate notice of dues which are owed; render to the President and Executive Committee (or whenever they required it) an account of all his transactions as Treasure and of the financial condition of the association; perform such other duties as are given to him by the Executive Committee or the President.



 The disbursing of funds of this organization shall be done by check upon the signature of the Treasurer or President upon amounts under five hundred dollars; and that for disbursement amounts of five hundred dollars or more, both the signature of the Treasurer and President shall be required. The Executive Committee in specific instances may, by resolution, waive these requirements for good cause shown.




 This organization shall not engage in any conduct or activities which shall in any way disqualify it or render it ineligible for income tax exempt status under Internal Revenue Code Section 501 (C) 7 and the Regulations promulgated thereunder, and this organization shall be one which is organized and operated exclusively for the pleasure, recreation and other nonprofitable purposes, with no part of its net earnings incurring to the benefit of any private member; and, this organization shall be supported by the membership fees, dues and assessments, and by any means acceptable to the majority of the members.