ARTICLE I: NAME AND PURPOSES
Section 1. The name of the organization is the Bozeman Airforce Paragliding & Hang-gliding Club, hereafter referred to as the Association, Assn, or Club.
Section 2. The primary purposes of the Association are to encourage participation in paragliding/hang gliding through proper training, engage in the development, study and use of non-powered flight systems and aircraft capable of being launched by human power alone, to make knowledge relating to these subjects available, and to organize meets where the testing and flying of such systems and aircraft will
ARTICLE II: AFFILIATION
Section 1. The Association will be affiliated with other organizations of like purpose, such as USHPA, EAA, and other flying clubs, in a manner to be determined by the Directors.
ARTICLE III: MEMBERSHIP
Section 1. The membership of the Association shall consist of the Chapter Members and individuals whose applications for membership have been accepted by the Association.
Section 2. Classes of membership shall consist of the following: Full Member, and Family Member. Services, privileges, and annual dues for each class of membership shall be as provided in these bylaws and as established by action of the Board of Directors.
Section 3. A member will receive the Association’s periodic publication at no charge as a benefit of his dues, have use of Association operated flying sites and facilities, and may vote as provided for in these bylaws.
Section 4. A member of the immediate family of a member residing at the same address may become a family member upon payment of 80% of the full membership dues. A family member receives the same benefits as a member except the Association’s periodic publication.
Section 5. A minor must have the written consent of his parents or guardian and sign the Association’s release of claims flying at any Association operated flying sites or facilities.
Section 6: All members will participate in a site cleanup day once a year; date and place to be determined by the Board of Directors.
Section 7: 70 percent of club members must be current USHPA members.
ARTICLE IV: MEETING OF MEMBERS
Section 1. Monthly meetings shall be held on a regular date established by the Board of Directors. A
quorum for the conduct of business shall be 3 members.
Section 2. The monthly meeting in March each year shall be the annual meeting for the purpose of electing officers, directors and conducting such other business that is properly presented at the meeting.
ARTICLE V: BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Section 1. The board of Directors shall be composed of the President, Vice-President, Secretary-Treasurer, Flight Director, Safety coordinator, and past President.
Section 2. The duties and powers of the Board shall be to deal with all routine business which come before the Association, draft an annual budget, evaluate and present to the members all matters of special concern, and to report all actions of the Board to the members.
Section 3. Regular and special meetings of the Board shall be called at a time and place determined by the President.
Section 4. A majority of the Board shall constitute a quorum for the conduct of business at all meetings. Section 5. Any vacancy on the Board of Directors shall be filled by a special election by the members at
their next regular meeting.
Section 6. Each member of the Board of Directors shall serve without compensation or reward, except as otherwise provided for in these bylaws.
Section 7. If the current President is re-elected, the position on the Board of Directors normally filled by the past President shall be filled by a Director-at-Large to be elected by the voting members.
ARTICLE VI: OFFICERS
Section 1. The officers shall be elected by the voting members at the annual meeting and shall hold office for 12 months or until their successors are elected.
Section 2. The President shall preside at all meetings, appoint all committee chairmen with the approval of the Board of Directors, sign and execute all contracts in the name of the Association when authorized to do so by the Board of Directors, and shall have general supervision over the management of all affairs of the Association.
Section 3. The Vice-President shall be vested with all the powers and shall perform the duties of the President in case of absence or disability of the President, and shall perform such other duties as may be delegated to him by the Board of Directors.
Section 4. The secretary shall keep the minutes of all meetings, be responsible for all meeting notices and keeping of historical records for the Association and shall perform such other duties as may be incident to the office of Secretary.
Section 5. The Treasurer shall keep the membership records, receive and deposit all funds, execute all checks for expenditures authorized by the Board of Directors, account for all receipts, disbursements and balance on hand each month, and perform such other duties as may be incident to the office to Treasurer.
ARTICLE VII: FLIGHT COMMITTEE
Section 1. The Flight Director shall be chairman of the Flight Committee and shall appoint assistants as needed to aid him in the supervision of flight activity at Association operated flying sites and facilities, and shall perform such other duties as may be incident to the
position of Flight Director.
Section 2. The Safety Coordinator shall file accident reports, oversee and advise pilots, and perform such other duties as may be incident to the position of Safety Coordinator.
ARTICLE VIII: SPECIAL COMMITTEES
Section 1. Special committees may be formed by the President at any time as deemed necessary.
ARTICLE IX: SUSPENSION, EXPULSION AND REMOVAL FROM OFFICE
Section 1. A member may be removed from office, suspended for a period to time, or expelled for cause, such as violation of any of these bylaws, or flight regulations, or other rules of the Association or for conduct prejudicial to the best interests of the Association.
Such action shall require a two-thirds (2/3) vote of all voting members at a regular meeting, provided that a statement of the charges and a notice of the time and place of the meeting have been mailed to the member at least 30 days before the meeting, and that the member will have an opportunity to present a defense at the meeting.
ARTICLE X: FINANCES
Section 1. The fiscal year shall be from January 1st to December 31st. Dues will be paid no later than
ARTICLE XI: AMENDMENTS
Section 1. Amendments to these bylaws may be made by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the voting member present at any regular meeting. Proposed amendments must be stated in the meeting notice.
ARTICLE XII: SITE MANAGEMENT
Section 1. The Association manages, in accordance with USHPA guidelines, the following sites: The M, Pass Ck., Mt Ellis, Hogback, Bear.
Section 2. The Flight Committee shall establish recommended flying experience for each site and enforce safety standards at Association operated sites