BY-LAWS
OF THE SOUTHWESTERN MICHIGAN
SEEK AND SEARCH CLUB

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 ARTICLE I - NAME
This Organization founded in the State of Michigan in 1989 is named the Southwestern Michigan Seek and Search Club and may be referred as the Club in the By-Laws.

 ARTICLE II - PURPOSE
To encourage and promote responsible and ethical metal de­tecting plus other forms of treasure seeking and the further­ance of research leading to recovery.

 ARTICLE III - MEMBERSHIP
Membership is open to all persons interested in promoting the purpose of the Southwestern Michigan Seek and Search Club.

 ARTICLE IV - DUES
The membership dues will be determined by a vote of the membership at a regular meeting of Club and entitles the member to participate and vote at all general membership meetings and engage in all activities of the Club.

 ARTICLE V - MEETINGS
Membership meetings will be held on the third Tuesday of each month unless changed by a vote of the membership.

 ARTICLE VI - OFFICERS
Officers of the Club shall be elected for one year during the June meeting. The following will be elected and will con­stitute the Executive Board: President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer. And two executive board members. All officers and the two elected at large executive committee members shall com­prise the Executive Board. The Executive Board shall meet as necessary and meetings shall be open to the membership.

 ARTICLE VII - COMMITTEES (EXCEPT EXECUTIVE BOARD)
Committees will be appointed by the President and will meet and function as required by activities. Each committee shall elect a chairperson. The President is an ex—officio member of all committees.

ARTICLE VIII .POWERS
The executive board shall have the power to place on pro­bation or suspend any member whose actions are detrimental to the interests of the Club. Such member may demand a hearing at a special meeting of the Executive Board within two months after probation or suspension, if so requested, the Executive Board shall act as an Emergency Committee. Any decision made by this committee must be presented for approval at the next regular membership meeting.

 ARTICLE IX - GENERAL MEETINGS
Time and place of meetings must be approved by a majority vote of the membership.

 ARTICLE X - POWER and DUTIES
   The PRESIDENT shall supervise all activities of the Club and its officers. He is to appoint such standing committees as neces­sary for successful operations. He has the power to represent the Club and shall be chairperson at all regular meetings.
   The
VICE—PRESIDENT shall suceed to the powers and duties of the President in the order maintained, in the absence of the President.
   The
TRESURER shall be responsible for keeping accurate financial records and shall present a detailed report of the financial position of the Club at each meeting of the general membership. All disburse­ments by the Treasurer from the funds of the organization shall be accountable to the Executive Board. The Club shall deposit funds in accounts agreed upon by the Executive Board.
   The
SECRETARY shall record the minutes of all general member­ship meetings and present them for approval at the following meeting.
   It shall be the duty of all officers to support the Club in all activities by attending meetings.

 ARTICLE XI - VOTING
Any motion put before the membership or a general meeting, being properly seconded, must be voted on unless withdrawn. A simple majority shall decide its acceptance. A show of hands shall suffice unless a secret ballot is requested.

 ARTICLE XII - AMENDMENT to the RULES
These by—laws may be amended only after the proposed amend­ment has been presented at a prior general meeting. Any change in by—laws requires a vote of a quorum of the membership and two­thirds majority of those voting. ...

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July 18, 1996 by Gene Carruthers              HOME

Treasurer since 1994