Lone Star Koi Club
Article I - Name and Purpose of the Society
- The name of the Society shall be the Lone Star Koi Club.
Article II - Membership
- Any person who has an interest in Koi culture shall be eligible for
membership. Upon application and payment of dues as outlined in Article
IV the application will be presented to the present membership at any
regular or special meeting to which the membership of the Society has
been given proper notice and upon majority vote the applicant will become
a member of the Society in good standing. Any member may voluntarily withdraw
or may be suspended or expelled by majority vote of the membership for
violation of the bylaws, non-payment of dues or for conduct deemed detrimental
to the Society.
Article III - Fiscal Year
- The membership year and the year for the payment and collection of club
dues, and the election and installation of officers shall be January.
Article IV - Dues
Section A - The annual dues for membership shall be $25.00 per member household, and $100.00 for corporate membership. Dues are payable on January 1st of each year except in the case of new members whose initial dues are payable with their application for membership and may be prorated according to the time left in the calendar year. President may at times waive dues in conjunction with other paid events to attract membership.
Article V - Meetings
- The annual meeting for the membership for the installation of officers
and for receiving annual reports from the Secretary and Treasurer shall
be held at the regular meeting time in January of each year. Notice of
the annual meeting must be submitted to the membership in writing, at
least three (3) days prior to said meeting. The club newsletter delivered
via email or the club website shall be deemed a satisfactory method of
Article VI – Shows and Judging
- Any person, except for a koi dealer, may enter fish in the club's sanctioned
show. A koi dealer is defined as a person selling koi for personal profit.
Article VII - Officers of the Society
- The officers of the Society shall be
Article VIII - Election of the Officers
- At the regular meeting in the month of October, members shall nominate
individuals for office. The slate of candidates for officers shall be
presented to the membership via the November club newsletter. At the December
meeting, the President will call for any additional nominations from the
floor. Upon close of nominations the President will call for a vote.
- The Officers under the direction of the President will appoint committees
and chairpersons through out the year as necessary.
Article IX - Duties of Officers
- The duties of the President shall be:
- The duties of the 1st and/or 2nd Vice-President, in that order shall
- The duties of the Secretary shall be:
- The duties of the Treasurer shall be
Article X - Committees
- There shall be standing committees and select committees. All committees
other than standing shall be created by the officers under the direction
of the President as the need arises. All committee chairpersons shall
keep a record of the proceedings and actions of their respective committees
as a history and to assist successive committee persons.
- All appointments are subject to the approval of those appointed. Term
of committees shall be the club year, with the exception of committees
in charge of a function that will not occur within the following 12 months.
In which case, the term of the committee will end upon completion of that
function. (Example, Show committee, AKCA Seminar committee)
Article XI - Approval & Amendments to the Bylaws
Section A - These bylaws may be approved or amended by a vote of one-third (1/3) of the membership present at any meeting of the membership provided proper notice of said meeting is given, in writing. The club newsletter delivered via email or the club website shall be deemed a satisfactory method of written notification as specified in these bylaws. The full text of the bylaws, or amendments thereto, which are proposed must be served upon each member at least five (5) days prior to the meeting at which such bylaws or amendments are to be voted upon. Only the Officers or at least 5 or more members shall institute proposals for amendments to the bylaws.
Article XII - Property rights of members
Section A - The property of this Society is irrevocable; dedicated to the objects and purposes of the Society as outlined in Article 1, Section B of these bylaws. In the event of the dissolution of the Society, its properties and moneys shall not revert to the possession of the membership but shall be given to another non-profit society or educational organization within Texas which is to be chosen by the membership of the Lone Star Koi Club, and whose aims and purposes are similar to those of the Lone Star Koi Club. No part of any net earning or assets of the Society shall inure to the benefit of any member or individual.
Article XIII - Parliamentary Authority
Section A - Robert's Rules of Order (revised) shall govern all proceedings of this Society providing they are not in conflict with these bylaws.