BYLAWS OF SUN CITY TX CYCLISTS
Article I. Name of the Club is "Sun City
Tx Cyclists" ("the Club") and also known as "SCtxC."
Article II. Purpose of the Club is to
provide structure to implement the cycling mission statement.
Article III. Mission Statement
To share the joy of bicycle riding on the
streets and roads of our community, city, county and state, and to meet and
join other cyclists for fellowship and social activities, including
Meetings to share information and educate
Sun City residents about the joys of cycling;
Provide information on physical
conditioning and cycling safety;
Provide beginner and advanced bicycling
training programs and
bike set-up and maintenance clinics;
Develop and plan a schedule of group
rides of various distance and pace to accommodate all skill levels:
-- within Sun City,
-- outside the community, on county or
Plan and coordinate full-day or multi-day
trips to more distant locations for group rides or participation in cycling
Organize social events for club members
and non-cycling spouses/partners; and
Provide appropriate support to cycling
organizations and others in the protection of the rights and safety of
Article IV. Membership
Section A. Membership is open to all
persons without discrimination as to race, religion, color, ethnic or
national heritage. It is not necessary to be a resident of Sun City Texas to join as a member.
Section B (amended 2/2004). A person can
register as a member by completing an application form and waiver of
liability and paying Club dues.
Section C. Guest Cyclists A guest, who
signs a waiver of liability provided by a Club ride leader at the beginning
of the ride, is permitted to ride on any Club Sponsored Group Ride. Club
sponsored rides are rides communicated to the general Club membership.
Section D. Open Road Policy A person
who refuses or fails to sign a waiver of liability on or before a Club
sponsored ride, but still rides along with Club members, does not secure the
status of Club Guest. Such a person is and shall be considered and treated
by the Club as a separate and independent cyclist and not as part of the
Section E (amended
10/2004, 01/2008). Dues shall be set at $10.00 per year for the first
member in a household and $5.00 per year for each additional member in the
same household. Dues shall not be prorated but dues received in December
will be regarded as membership for the remainder of the current year plus
the following year.
Reasonable expenses incurred by Club
officials on behalf of the Club shall be reimbursed or paid by the Treasurer
upon presentation of a receipt.
Article V. Leadership
Section A. The General Leadership Team ("GLT")
shall consist of interested volunteers from the general membership up to a
maximum of twenty (20) members. Additions to the GLT are open at all times
to all members of the Club simply by volunteering. GLT members or Club
officials can resign at any time. Vacancies in Club official positions shall
be filled by the GLT from the remaining members of the GLT or the general
membership. All Club officials shall automatically be members of the GLT.
Section B (amended 2/2004, 01/2008).
The GLT shall elect the following Club officials:
The GLT shall appoint the following Club positions:
Publicity and Communications
Section C. Club officers shall serve until the GLT selects a successor or a
member resigns from his or her position as a Club official.
Section D. GLT action requires a majority
vote of GLT members (absentee voting is allowed).
Section E. Meetings of the GLT - The
President can call a meeting of the GLT at any time with adequate notice to
all GLT members, including an agenda. Any GLT member can ask the President
to call a GLT meeting. Any two GLT members can call a meeting of the GLT
with adequate notice, including an agenda.
Article VI (amended 2/2004, 2/2008).
Duties of GLT, Club Officers and appointed positions:
GLT overall administration of Club
activities in the fulfillment of the Clubs mission;
President represents GLT leadership in
the administration of day to day matters of the Club and shall appoint
committees from the membership as needed;
Vice President Performs the duties of
the President in the event the President is not available to do so.
Secretary Records and distributes the
minutes of GLT meetings, keeps Club records other than the membership list
and treasury items;
Treasurer maintains Club records of
receipts and expenditures, disburses Club funds as necessary, establishes a
bank account in name of Club with signatories being the Treasurer, Secretary
and President (however, Club checks require only one signature and can be
unlimited in amount), and reports Clubs financial status to the GLT and the
membership after the end of April, August and December of each year;
maintains a list of
individuals who have submitted a current membership application, annual
dues, and signed waiver of liability; assists the Treasurer by receiving and
depositing dues in the bank and sending deposit slips to the Treasurer.
Web Master Maintains the Club web site
and places information of the web site that is provided by other Club
members, e.g. social planners, ride coordinators, etc.
Publicity and Communications - Promotes
the club by attending New Resident Orientation meetings and by securing
publicity in the Sun Rays, Williamson County Sun, and other local
Article VII. Amendment of Bylaws.
The GTL may amend the bylaws at any time
by a majority vote of the GTL members (absentee voting is allowed).
Article VIII. Rights of General
Section A. General membership can remove
one or more members of the GLT at any time with a 25% approval vote of
Section B. General membership can mollify
and/or abrogate any action taken by the GLT at any time, including the
naming of Club officials, with a 25% approval vote of registered members.
Section C. General membership can nullify
and cancel the Bylaws at any time with a 50% approval vote of registered
members and, upon such action, the Club shall be immediately dissolved.
Section D. Bylaws and any amendments
thereto shall be available for copying by any Club member upon request.
Article IX (amended 2/04, 02/2008).
Adoption of Bylaws
The General Leadership Team by a majority
signing below adopt and place these Bylaws (initially adopted as of
September 1, 2003 and now amended) into effect as of January 1, 2004.
Richard M. Brown
(signed) Reid Davis (signed)
Doug Brown (signed) Judy
Joe Denison (signed) Sean
Jamie Buckner (signed) Scorchy
Franklin Miller (signed) Jim
Teri Miller (signed) Sue Morris
Amended by the GLT Feb. 28, 2008
Sun City Tx Cyclists President