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2012 Men's Club Bylaws

2012 Men's Club Bylaws

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Temple Sinai Men's Club 2012 By-Laws
Temple Sinai Men's Club 2012 By-Laws

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Temple Sinai
Men’s Club
 Bylaws
Article I: Name
This organization shall be known as: Temple Sinai
Men’s Club (hereinafter referred to as the Men’s Club)
, locatedin Las Vegas, Nevada; an affiliate of Temple Sinai of Las Vegas..
Article II: Purpose
The purpose of the
Men’ Club
is to promote the fundamental and enduring principles of Judaism, to promoteJewish based fellowship through religious, cultural, social, recreational and educational activities, and to supportand promote the activities and financial needs of Temple Sinai.Subject to any restrictions in the Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws of Temple Sinai, the
Men’ Club
may engagein any lawful activity consistent with the tax exempt status of Temple Sinai.
Article III: MembershipSection 1.
 Membership is open to any male member of Temple Sinai who is eighteen (18) years of age or older.Each member shall be entitled to one (1) vote, so long as he is a member in good standing. Good standing shallmean that a
ll financial obligations to Temple Sinai and the Men’s Club
are current. The male member(s) of theclergy of Temple Sinai shall be an ex-officio member.
Section 2.
Prospective Member. Any male who is eighteen (18) years of age or older who is not a member in 
good standing of Temple Sinai who wishes to associate with the Men’s Club may join the Men’s Club upon the
payment of the appropriate dues for a period not to exceed one (1) year. Prospective Members shall not have the right to vote or hold office in 
the Men’s
Club.
Section 3.
Junior Member. Membership is open to any male member of Temple Sinai who is at least thirteen (13) years of age but less than eighteen (18) years of age. Junior members shall have the same rights of 
membership as all others, with their parents’ consent, except they shall not have the right to hold office in theMen’s Club.
Section 4.
 Officers and Directors.
All Officers and Directors
of the Men’s Club are required to be members in
good standing of Temple Sinai.
Section 5
. Membership, Prospective Membership and Junior Membership entitles each individual the right toparticipate in the activities; religious, cultural, social or recreational that the
Men’s Club shall sponsor 
, except asrestricted above in sections 2, 3 or 4.
Section 6
.
Non Temple Sinai Members have the same rights as do Temple Sinai Members except as defined inSections 2, 3 and 4 above.
Section 7.
The Board of Directors
of the Men’s Club
may establish and rescind, if necessary, variousclassifications of membership.
Section 8.
All members shall be responsible for financial support of the
Men’s Club
. Dues, assessments, andother fees shall be determined by the Board of Directors. Notices of dues may be sent either by mail or e-mailduring the first week of June with payment due by July 1st. A second notice shall be sent by July 15th..
Section 9
. The privileges of Members, Prospective or Junior Members who have not met their financialobligations to the
Men’s Club
by August 31
st
shall be suspended.
 
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.
Article IV: MeetingsSection 1
. The an
nual meeting of the Men’s Club
shall be held at least fifteen (15) calendar days prior to thecommencement of the fiscal year. At this meeting, reports shall be submitted by the President, Treasurer, andsuch other Officers and committees as may be requested to do so by the Board of Directors. A budget for thecoming fiscal year shall be presented and the Directors and Officers shall be elected at the annual meeting.Every member in good standing
of the Men’s Club
shall be notified by mail or electronic means at least thirty (30)calendar days prior to the holding of the annual meeting, of the date, time, and place of the meeting, the mattersto be considered at the meeting, and the names of all nominees for the Board of Directors and Officers.
Section 2
. Spe
cial meetings of the Men’s Club
may be called by the President or shall be called at the request ofa majority of the Board of Directors or on written application of twenty-five percent (25%) of the membership ingood standing. The call for a special meeting shall set forth the purpose of the meeting, and written notice thereofshall be sent to the membership at least fifteen (15) calendar days prior to the time of such meeting. No businessshall be transacted at such meeting except that specified in the notice.
Section 3.
 The
quorum for a Men’s Club
meeting shall be twenty-five percent (25%) of the members in goodstanding.
Section 4
. Only members who are present at a meeting will be entitled to vote. Proxy votes will not be accepted.
Article V: OfficersSection 1
. The
Officers of the Men’s Club
shall be: President, First Vice President, Second Vice President,Treasurer, Financial Secretary and Secretary. Officers are elected at the annual meeting of the
Men’ Club
for aterm of two (2) years. No individual may serve as the President, 1
st
Vice President or 2
nd
Vice President for morethan one (1) term in the same capacity, to be applied retroactively. No individual may be elected to or appointedto an office previously held by that individual without a two (2) year absence from said office, except if anindividual has been appointed to fill a vacancy for less than one (1) year. Then that individual may run for one (1)more term. Officers shall assume their respective office on the first day of the fiscal year.
Section 2
. The duties of the President shall be to pres
ide as Chair at all Men’s Club
and Board meetings, toappoint all committees
and to be the chief executive officer of the Men’s Club
. The President shall be an ex-officio member of all committees except the Nominating Committee. He shall call the annual meeting and specialmeetings, and perform such other duties as are incidental to the office. The President shall appoint thechairpersons of all committees unless otherwise provided in these Bylaws. The President shall act as the
representative of the Men’s Club on the Congregation’s Board.
 
Section 3
. The two Vice Presidents shall perform such duties as may be assigned or delegated to them by thePresident or the Board of Directors. The First Vice President shall automatically succeed to the office of thePresident in case of vacancy and shall act for the President in the case of absence or disability.
Section 4
. The Treasurer shall be the custodian of all funds of the
Men’s Club
and shall be the disbursing agentof the
Men’s Club
as authorized by the Board of Directors. The Treasurer shall present financial reports at allmeetings of the Board of Directors and of the
Men’s Club
. The Treasurer shall serve on the Budget and FinanceCommittees, and any other committees directly involving fina
ncial matters of the Men’s Club
.
Section 5
. The Financial Secretary will assist the Treasurer and will perform his duties in the event the Treasureris absent or unable to perform them. The Financial Secretary shall serve on the Finance and Budget Committees.
Section 6.
 The Secretary shall keep accurate and complete minute
s of meetings of the Men’s Club and
theBoard of Directors, send out notices of all meetings, maintain all official correspondence on behalf of the Board ofDirectors, and perform such other duties as are incident to the office according to any applicable law, or as dulyspecified by action of the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors may delegate some of these responsibilitiesto a Corresponding or Recording Secretary, but the Secretary shall be responsible for the performance of anydelegated matters.
 
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Article VI: Board of Directors Section 1.
The Board of Directors shall consist of the Officers of the
Men’s Club
and, five (5) members electedby the
Men’s Club
for a term of two (2) years. No individual may serve as a Director for more than two (2)consecutive terms. No individual, except past Presidents, may serve on a Board position previously held by thatindividual without a two (2) year absence from the Board. The Past President
of the Men’s Club
shall serve on theBoard of Directors with the right to vote. At the initial election of Directors three (3) Directors shall be elected for aterm of two (2) years and two (2) Directors shall be elected for a term of one (1) year. Thereafter, Directors shallbe elected as their terms expire.
Section 2
. The Board of Directors shall have the general management of the affairs, funds and records of the
Men’s Club
. It shall establish policies, guidelines and direction with respect to matters within its management andcontrol. The Board, or its designees, shall act on all matters of policy. The Board shall approve a budget for the
upcoming year. Any member of the Board shall be entitled to review the books of the Men’s Club at his request
upon reasonable notice.
Section 3
. The Board of Directors shall fill any vacant office or any vacancy on the Board of Directors with aneligible member
for the duration of that position’s term
.
Section 4.
 The Board of Directors shall meet a minimum of ten (10) times per calendar year. In addition, the Board of Directors may meet at the call of the President, or by petition of a majority of the members of the Board.
The meetings shall be governed by Robert’s Rules of Order, unless otherwise specified in these Bylaws. The
President may appoint a Parliamentarian to assist in interpreting such Rules.
Section 5.
A quorum shall consist of a majority of the members of the Board of Directors. A simple majority ofthose present and voting shall constitute the act of the Board.
Section 6
. The Board of Directors shall designate the depositories for deposit of the Men
’s
Club funds and shallalso designate signatories on such accounts. Any expenditure in excess of eighteen (18.00) dollars shall require areceipt which the Treasurer shall keep on file.
Article VII: CommitteesSection 1
. Membership: The Membership Committee shall recruit new members for the
Men’s Club
. TheChairman of the Membership Committee shall be responsible for sending out notices of dues in a timely fashion.He shall be responsible for the collection of dues and the forwarding of those funds to the Treasurer. He shall beresponsible for maintain accurate membership lists and transmit them to the Secretary on a regular basis.
Section 2
. Budget and Finance: The Budget and Finance Committee shall make a detailed estimate of theincome and operating expenses for the ensuing year and submit an annual budget for the ensuing year to theBoard. This Committee shall be chaired by
the Treasurer of the Men’s Club assisted by the Financial Secretary
and a third member chosen by the President.
Section 3.
Programing:
The Program Committee shall plan the activities of the Men’s Club to include fund
-raising, religious, cultural, educational, social and recreational events. The Program Chairman at his discretionmay select and appoint other member(s) to assist him.
Section 4
. Nominating: The Nominating Committee shall recruit, solicit and nominate eligible members to serveas Officers and members of the Board of Directors. The Nominating committee shall present to the generalmeeting the name(s) of any member(s) in good standing who have indicated their desire to run for a particularposition. The P
resident shall appoint members of the Men’s Club to se
rve as the Nominating Committee. Nomember who is up for re-election or who wishes to be considered for election may participate as a member of theNominating committee. The Nominating committee shall conduct and run the election at the general meeting andshall certify the results. It shall promote the development of future leaders of the
Men’s Club
.
Section 5
.Athletic: The athletic committee shall organize and seek members to participate in social andcompetitive sporting activities.

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