Nutmeg Afghan Hound Club, Inc.
First and Foremost for the Betterment of the Breed
|Constitution & By-Laws
REVISED April 1992
ARTICLE I MEMBERSHIP
SECTION 1. ELIGIBILITY. There shall be three types of membership open to all persons who are in good standing with THE AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB and who subscribe to the purpose of the Club. one type, hereinafter known as "Regular Membership" shall be open to all persons 18 (eighteen) years of age or older.
A second type, hereinafter known as "Junior Membership" shall be open to all persons between the ages of 8 (eight) and 18 (eighteen). Dues for Junior Memberships to be determined by the B0ARD OF DIRECTORS on or before the first day of September of each year as ruled in ARTICLE I, SECTION 3.
Junior Membership to be defined as any member under the age of 18 (eighteen), but not younger than 8 (eight). Such Junior Member shall not have voting privilege nor shall such Junior Member be allowed to hold any office in the NUTMEG AFGHAN HOUND CLUB, INC,
A third type, hereinafter known as "Honorary Membership" shall be open to those persons who are widely recognized as having made a significant contribution to the betterment of the breed, and whose knowledge and experience will be beneficial to Nutmeg Afghan Hound Club, Inc. and its members. Such Honorary Member shall not have any voting privilege nor shall such Honorary Member be allowed to hold any office in the Nutmeg Afghan Hound Club, Inc.
SECTION 2. DUES. Membership dues shall not exceed:
Junior Membership Only $ 10.00 per year
Regular Membership $ 15.00 per year
Husband & Wife Membership $ 20.00 per year
Family Membership $ 25.00 per year
Dues shall be payable on or before the first day of May of each year. No member may vote whose dues are not paid for the current year. During the month of March, the Treasurer shall send to each member a statement of his dues for. the ensuing year.
SECTION 3. ELECTION TO MEMBERSHIP. Each applicant for membership shall apply on a 'form as approved by the Board of Directors and which shall provide that the applicant agrees to abide by these Constitution and By-Laws and the rule of THE AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB. The application shall state the name, address, and occupation of the applicant and it shall carry the endorsement of 2 (two) members. Accompanying the application, the prospective member shall submit dues payment for the current year. However, the dues of new members joining the Club subsequent to March 31 of any year, will be considered payment through the following year.
All applications are to be filed with the Recording Secretary and each application is to be read at the first meeting of the Club following its receipt. At the next meeting the application will be voted and affirmative votes of 3/4 of the members present and voting at that meeting shall be required to elect the applicant. Applicants for membership who have been rejected by the Club may not re-apply within six months after such rejection.
Nomination for Honorary Membership maybe submitted by three members in good standing of Nutmeg Afghan Hound Club, Inc. during the month of January on a form approved by the Board of Directors and forwarded to the Recording Secretary for filing. At the next meeting of the Club following its receipt, the nomination well be voted upon, and affirmative votes of 3/4 of the members shall be required to elect the nominee.
SECTION 4. TERMINATION OF MEMBERSHIP. Memberships may be terminated:
By resignation. Any member in good standing may resign from the Club upon written notice to the Recording Secretary; but no member may resign when in debt to the Club. Dues obligations are considered a debt to the Club and they become incurred on the first day of each fiscal year.
By lapsing. A membership will be considered as lapsed and automatically terminated if 'such member's dues remain unpaid 90 days after the first day of the fiscal year; however, the Board may grant an additional 90 days of grace to such delinquent members in meritorious cases. In no case may a person be entitled to vote at any Club meeting whose dues are unpaid as of the date of that meeting.
By expulsion. A membership may be terminated by expulsion as provided in Article VI.
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