Bylaws

Article I. Name of the Corporation

1. Name
Pursuant to the Articles of Incorporation, and under the laws of the State of Colorado, the name of this organization shall be the Colorado Gay Rodeo Association, Inc., hereafter known as the CGRA.

2. Assumed Name
The corporation shall have the right to conduct its business under an assumed name that shall be CGRA, or such other assumed name that the corporation may authorize.

3. Corporation Status
The CGRA is a nonprofit corporation under applicable laws and rules.

4. Offices
The offices of the CGRA Board of Directors are located in Denver, Colorado.
a. The CGRA Board of Directors may also have offices at such other places, within and without the State of Colorado, from time to time, as determined by the needs of the business of the CGRA Board of Directors and approved by the Board.
b. The address of the CGRA Board of Directors is maintained as a Post Office Box.

Article II. Purpose

1. Objective
The objective of the CGRA shall be to elevate the image of women and men in the sports field of rodeo and promoting the Country/ Western lifestyle.

2. Purposes
The purposes of the CGRA include, but are not necessarily limited to the following:
a. Provide an organization and activities consistent with promoting the sport of rodeo and the Country/Western lifestyle, which encourages individual participation
b. Educate and inform its Members, other interested organizations, and individuals, regarding the sport of rodeo and the Country/Western lifestyle
c. Provide a forum for communication among its Members, the Gay community, and the public in general through activities and charitable contributions
d. Conduct/Host all annual IGRA sanctioned or CGRA sponsored rodeos held in Colorado.

3. Activities
Activities of the CGRA may include, but are not necessarily limited to:
a. Hosting rodeos
b. Hosting gymkhanas
c. Fundraising activities

4. Prohibitions
The following are prohibited:
a. Discrimination–The CGRA shall not engage in any discrimination, whether related to gender, physical handicap, race, religion, creed, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.
b. Use of Funds–No part of the net earnings of the corporation shall insure the benefit of, or be distributed to its members, trustees, officers, or other private persons, except that the CGRA is authorized and empowered to pay compensation for services rendered and to make payments and distributions in furtherance of the purposes set forth in Article II hereof.

Article III. Organization

1. CGRA Board of Directors
The CGRA is governed by a Board of Directors.

2. Composition of the CGRA Board of Directors
The CGRA Board of Directors, hereafter referred to as the Board, consists of five (5) elected officers (The Executive Board), six (6) elected committee chairpersons, and one (1) elected rodeo director, all of whom are voting members. Although an individual may hold more than one Board position, no individual may exercise more than one vote.

3. Elected Officers, Committee Chairpersons, and other Members of the Board
The following are the elected Officers, Committee Chairpersons, and Members of the Board:
a. The Elected Officers
1) President
2) Vice President
3) Secretary
4) Treasurer
5) IGRA Trustee

b. The Committee Chairpersons
1) Rodeo Director
2) Public Relations
3) Fundraising
4) Entertainment
5) Rodeo & Gymkhana Events
6) Membership
7) Community Outreach

4. Term of Office
The term of office of the Elected Officers of the Board is one (1) year, except that the term of office of the IGRA Trustee is three (3) years, or as may be legislated by IGRA. The term of office starts on September 1 of the year of the annual elections except for the IGRA Trustee and the term of office for the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Rodeo Director shall be for two (2) years.  The President and the Secretary shall be elected in even-numbered years and the Vice President, Treasurer and Rodeo Director shall be elected in odd-numbered years.  The term of office for each newly elected Board starts on September 1st following the annual elections except for the IGRA Trustee.

5. Executive Board
The elected officers comprise the Executive Board. The Executive Board is empowered between meetings of the board of directors to handle all matters pertaining to Directors’ duties, subject to ratification by the Board of Directors at the next meeting of the board of directors.

6. Duties and Responsibilities
The Board of Directors is responsible for the operations of the CGRA. This Board may delegate such authority as is necessary to govern the day to day operations of the CGRA to the Executive Board.

7. Duties of the Members of the Board of Directors
The duties and responsibilities of the Board Elected Officers and Standing Committee Chairpersons are described in the following paragraphs:
a. President. The President is the Chief Executive Officer of the CGRA and shall:
1) Preside at all meetings of the CGRA Board, Executive Board, General Membership, and Rodeo Committee
2) Have general and active management of the business and affairs of the CGRA, including the preparation of the agenda for the meeting of the Board
3) See that all orders and resolutions of the Board are carried into effect
4) Vote in accord with Roberts Rules of Order (current edition).
5) Perform such other duties and have such other authority and power as the Board of Directors may from time to time prescribe
6) Be an ex-officio member of all Committees.
7) With the approval of Board, will sign all duly authorized certificates, contracts and other agreements.
8) With approval of Board, and in conjunction with a second member of the Executive Board, will sign any deeds, mortgages, or bonds.
9) Ensure continuing status of CGRA’s scholarship program.

b. Vice President
1) Attend as a voting member all meetings of the CGRA Board, Executive Committee, General Membership and Rodeo Committee
2) In the absence of or the disability of the President, performs the duties, has the authority, and exercises the power of the President
3) Performs such other duties and has such other authority as the President and the Board of Directors may prescribe
4) Serves as the liaison for the Mr., Ms., Miss and MsTer CGRA and is responsible for ensuring all money from the Royalty team has been recorded and submitted in a negotiable form to the Treasurer within five (5) days of its availability.
5)  At the General Membership meeting that nearest to ninety days prior to the presentation of the 10 Year Anniversary Titleholders awards, shall present the Ten Year Title Holders to the General Membership.  Further, shall contact them ninety days prior to the awards presentation to determine if they wish to receive their award Buckle/Crown or have the money donated to the Charity of their choice as is directed elsewhere in these bylaws.

c. Secretary
1) Under the supervision of the President shall attend as a voting member all meetings of the CGRA Board, Executive Committee, General Membership, and Rodeo Committee
2) Record the minutes of all proceedings, publish those minutes, and distribute the same
3) Give, or cause to be given, notice of all meetings of the CGRA Board, Executive Committee, and General Membership
4) Maintain custody of the seal of the CGRA and, when authorized by the Board, affix the same to any instrument requiring such seal
5) Maintain a written record of all policies and procedures prescribed by the CGRA Board or the Executive Board
6) Shall see that all special notices are duly given in accordance with CGRA By-Laws
7) Shall obtain Rodeo and Gymkhana awards to include, but not be limited to, ribbons, sashes, buckles and plaques
8) Shall perform all duties incident to the office and such other duties as may be prescribed from time to time
9) With assistance of Rodeo Director, gathers all records regarding rodeo to be entered into the corporate records.

d. Treasurer
1) Under the supervision of the President shall attend as a voting member all meetings of the CGRA Board, Executive Committee, General Membership, and Rodeo Committee
2) Have custody of the funds of the CGRA
3) Keep full and accurate accounts of receipts and disbursements of the CGRA
4) Be a signer of all bank accounts
5) Deposit all money and other valuable effects in the name of and to the credit of the CGRA in such depositories as may be designated by the Board within three (3) business days of receipt
6) Disburse the funds of the CGRA as may be ordered by the Board and upon receipt of proper vouchers.
a) taking proper vouchers for the disbursements
b) such disbursements shall require the signature of two (2) members of the Executive Committee
7) Render to the President and the Board, at the regular meeting of the Board, or whenever they may require it, an account of all transactions of the Treasurer and of the financial position of the CGRA
8) At the first regularly scheduled meeting, following 1 January, of the Board submit a proposed budget for adoption
9) Shall handle all rodeo related expenses and income
10) Provide adequate number of checks for rodeo payments
11) Be responsible for maintaining bank and money drops during rodeo
12) Adhere to accounting forms and control procedures; provide all necessary forms and control procedures
13) Be responsible for maintaining and controlling scrip and ticket sales during rodeo.
14) Maintain an interest bearing account for the CGRA/Wayne Jakino – Educational Scholarship Fund.  Said account may be in the form of a Money Market Account, Certificate of Deposit or other instrument as is appropriate and directed by the Board of Directors.
15) Maintain a line item for the CGRA Contestant Growth, Education, and Finals Appreciation Fund which will be a “pass-through” account.  Any interest that might accrue will remain in the General Funds of CGRA.

e. IGRA Trustee
1) Under the supervision of the President shall attend as a voting member all meetings of the CGRA Board, Executive Committee, General Membership, and Rodeo Committee
2) The International Gay Rodeo Association (IGRA) Trustee is the liaison of the CGRA to the IGRA
3) The IGRA Trustee represents the CGRA and expresses the opinion of the CGRA in all business acted upon by the IGRA
4) Term of office is three (3) years, or as legislated by IGRA, and begins immediately upon election
5) Eligibility to be an IGRA Trustee requires a member of CGRA to have completed one (1) year of continuous membership with the CGRA organization
6) The CGRA Trustee shall be eligible to receive a $1,000 stipend, from the CGRA general fund, for all out of state, required IGRA Board Meetings.  These funds may be paid out as the Trustee applies for them and shall not exceed $1,000 total in one calendar year.  (Note this shall be effective for the 2009 Calendar/CGRA Board year.)

f. Rodeo Director.
1) Under the supervision of the President, shall attend as a voting member all meetings of the CGRA Board, General Membership, and Rodeo Committee.
2) For further responsibilities, see Article XIV, Paragraph 4, a.

g. Public Relations Chairperson
1) Under the supervision of the President shall attend as a voting member all meetings of the CGRA Board, General Membership, and Rodeo Committee
2) Responsible for producing the official rodeo program in coordination with the Fundraising Chair.
3) Coordinate all advertising prior to and during rodeo for CGRA
4) Shall be responsible for the monthly publication and distribution to the General Membership of the monthly of the newsletter
5) Shall handle or cause to be handled all promotional correspondence and communication as deemed necessary
6) Shall ensure that incoming and outgoing promotional correspondence is submitted to the Board for approval of submission to the records
7) Shall actively and regularly submit press releases to the appropriate news media contacts

h. Fundraising Chairperson
1) Under the supervision of the President shall attend as a voting member all meetings of the CGRA Board, General Membership and Rodeo Committee
2) Coordinate with the Public Relations Chairperson in producing the Official Rodeo Program
3) Shall solicit and coordinate all sponsorships for rodeo and CGRA, to include, but not be limited to banners, signs, CGRA Merchandise, buckle sales, and advertising (including the rodeo program).
4) Shall sign all duly authorized contracts and other agreements pertaining to Sponsorship and Advertising up to a monetary value of $5,000 as they pertain to the Sponsorship Program.  May also sign contracts and agreements up to a monetary value of $5,000, that fall outside of the approved Sponsorship Program guidelines, subject to Board of Directors Ratification.  Said contracts shall be counter-signed by the President
5) Shall coordinate with the Entertainment Chairperson all Fundraising events for rodeo and CGRA

i. Entertainment Chairperson
1) Under the supervision of the President shall attend as a voting member all meetings of the CGRA Board, General Membership and Rodeo Committee
2) Coordinate with the Fundraising Chairperson all Fundraising events for CGRA
3) Shall solicit and schedule all rodeo entertainment
4) Shall serve as RodeoDance Hall manager during Rodeo
5) Shall coordinate with the Rodeo and Gymkhana Events Chairperson all People Events for gymkhanas

j. Rodeo and Gymkhana Events Chairperson
1) Under the supervision of the President shall attend as a voting member all meetings of the CGRA Board, General Membership, and Rodeo Committee
2) Coordinate with the Entertainment Chairperson all People Events for gymkhanas
3) Coordinate the rodeo arena staff with the Arena Director
4) Responsible for providing secure housing and maintenance of arena equipment (barrels, poles, flags, etc.) and arena supplies (pellets, flour, etc.)
5) Responsible for maintaining list of Contestants eligible for Contestant Growth, Education, and Finals Appreciation Fund and for ensuring that the appropriate funds raised during the year are recorded and submitted in a negotiable form to the Treasurer within five (5) days of their availability. Also responsible for working with the Treasurer to ensure that the available funds are distributed correctly and, in the case of IGRA Finals, sent to the IGRA Finals Hosting Association.

k. Membership Chairperson
1) Under the supervision of the President, shall attend as a voting member all meetings of the CGRA Board, General Membership, and Rodeo Committee
2) Maintain a current membership list
3) Document all membership applications and payments
4) Ensure Membership Committee members available at all CGRA functions to include rodeo and gymkhanas
5) Coordinate all general membership elections with the Election Committee, including verifying members in good standing and confirming eligibility of candidates
6) Provide current membership list to the IGRA on a monthly basis
7) Act as administrator and moderator of the CGRA group and mailing list

l. CGRA Community Outreach Chairperson
1) Under the supervision of the President shall attend as a voting member all meetings of the CGRA Board, General Membership, and Rodeo Committee.
2) Will actively develop new membership and fundraising activities in the various areas of the state with cooperation of the applicable board members, will encourage growth in the various areas and provide liaison with all local organizations.
3) Will help organize and host at least one new fund-raiser each quarter (three months) in various areas for CGRA
4) Will coordinate area activities with the CGRA Chairpersons of the appropriate committees.

8. Fiduciary Responsibility
The CGRA through its Board of Directors are responsible for raising all funds necessary for the operation of the CGRA. Operating funds are raised through:
a. membership dues
b. contributions
c. fundraising activities

9. Indemnification
The CGRA shall indemnify and hold all trustees, officers, committee chairpersons, and committee members harmless from all liabilities, obligations, claims, causes of action, or expenses of any kind, including without limitation, attorney’s fees that may arise or be incurred by them as a result of the performance of their duties for or on the behalf of the CGRA, to the fullest extent of the law.

10. Political Activity
The CGRA is not a political organization. The CGRA by any action of the Board of Directors or individual members shall not:
a. make any representation or commitment that involves CGRA or commits the CGRA to provide any part of its activities to the carrying on of propaganda
b. or otherwise attempting to influence legislation
c. The CGRA shall not participate in or intervene in
1) the publishing of or distribution of statements
2) any political campaign on the behalf of any candidate for public office

11. Vacancy
Any elected or appointed position is deemed vacant if any of the following occurs:
a. The individual filling the position submits a written or oral resignation to the Board for any position
b. The individual filling the position fails to perform the duties of the position and is removed by the Board for any reason

12. Vacancy on the Board of Directors
If any position on the Board becomes vacant for any reason, if shall be filled as described in the following paragraphs:
a. The Vice President shall fulfill the office of the President until the next General Membership meeting at which time an open election shall be immediately held
b. Any other vacancy of an elected officer shall be filled by
1) the temporary appointment to the office by the President
2) said temporary appointment duration will be until the next General Membership meeting at which time an election shall be immediately held
3) Any appointed officer shall not have a Board vote
c. If the position of the IGRA Trustee is vacant for any reason, a special election shall be held to fill the remainder of the term.

Article IV. Membership

1. Eligibility
Membership in the CGRA is open to anyone of legal age regardless of gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, or race. In Colorado, the legal age is 18 years. Applicants living in other states are governed by these rules.  Limited junior memberships are available for those under the age of 18 with parental or adult guardian consent.

2. Honorary Member
An Honorary Member is exempt from all dues payment, and is not a voting member of the CGRA nor can s/he hold an elected office in the CGRA. The Board of Directors will nominate an individual or entity for Honorary Membership for a period of one calendar year and provide the reasons to the General Membership. The Honorary Membership will then be voted upon at the next regularly scheduled General Membership Meeting.

3. Members Right to Privacy
The CGRA shall respect the individual’s right to privacy as provided in their membership application or other communications received from them. If there is any doubt regarding the member’s preference, no information about a member is to be published.

4. Review of Membership Application
Request for membership in the CGRA must be approved by the Board of Directors. Reasons for not approving a membership application could include, but are not limited to, the following:
a. Disruption of a meeting.
b. Abusive language or actions directed toward another member of the CGRA.
c. Slander directed against another member of the CGRA.
d. Taking action or conduct which may reflect poorly upon the CGRA.
e. Failure to remit funds due to the CGRA.
f. Notification from IGRA in accordance with IGRA By-Laws

5. Notification of Denial
Any decision of the Board to deny membership to an applicant will be prepared in writing and sent to the applicant.

6. Right of Appeal
Any denial of membership may be appealed to the General Membership of the CGRA by submitting written notice within thirty (30) days of the postmark date of the notification of denial of membership to the Secretary of the Board. At the next General membership meeting, a vote by two-thirds (2/3) of the members present and voting shall be required to overturn the decision of the Board.

7. Application and Fees

An individual or organization seeking membership in the CGRA must submit a properly completed membership application form accompanied by the established fees. Upon receipt of the membership application form and fees, CGRA will grant provisional membership status to the applicant until the form with accompanying fees is presented to the Board for approval at the next scheduled CGRA Board of Directors meeting. Provisional membership status limits the applicant to participation in IGRA rodeos and CGRA gymkhanas as a member but prohibits other membership privileges until Board approval.

8. Classes of Membership

There are six (6) classes of membership in the CGRA. All members shall receive the monthly newsletter by e-mail unless otherwise indicated to the Membership Chair. The following are the classes of membership
a. Active
b. Junior
c.  Blue Ribbon
d.  Champion
e.  Grand Champion
f.  Lifetime

9. Dues
The dues for the CGRA are as follows:
a. Active – any individual who pays the annual dues of forty dollars ($40.00).
b. Two, three, or four year Active memberships – Any member who pays for an Active membership for two, three, or four years will be entitled to a five dollar ($5.00) per year discount on their membership.  In order to earn this discount, the multi-year membership must be paid in full at the time of initial application or renewal.
c. Five year Active membership – Any member who pays for an Active membership for five years will be entitled to a ten dollar ($10.00) per year discount on their membership.  In order to earn this discount, the multi-year membership must be paid in full at the time of initial application or renewal.
d. Junior – any individual under the age of 18 who pays the annual dues of twelve ($12.00)
e.  Blue Ribbon- any individual or entity that pays the annual dues of one hundred dollars ($100.00). Under this class of membership, the member may have a one-quarter (1/4) page no charge advertisement in the newsletter. This class of membership includes the Active Member Annual dues
f.  Champion- any individual or entity that pays the annual dues of two hundred dollars ($200.00). Under this class of membership the member may have a one- half (1/2) page at no charge advertisement in the newsletter. This class of membership includes the Active Member Annual dues
g.  Grand Champion- any individual or entity that pays the annual dues of five hundred dollar ($500.00). Under this class of membership the member may have a full page at no charge advertisement in the newsletter. This class of membership includes the Active Member Annual dues
h.  Lifetime- any individual or entity that has been recognized for their longtime active membership in the CGRA and for their continued service to and for the organization may be recommended for a Lifetime Membership by the Board of Directors for approval by a 2/3 vote of the General Membership at the next regularly scheduled meeting of the Membership. This class of membership is exempt from all Active Member Annual dues.

10. Membership Period
The dues paid by a member other than a Lifetime Member keeps the member in good standing with the CGRA for a period of one (1), two (2), three (3), four (4), or five (5) years as determined by the amount paid from the date of payment to the last day of the same quarter in the corresponding year.  Failure to submit payment for membership renewal within 10 days of expiration will be cause for “inactivation.”

11. Termination of Membership
Membership in the CGRA may be terminated by the Board of Directors for cause, including with limitations to the following:
a. Failure to promptly pay dues and other fees as prescribed by these By-Laws
b. Misrepresentation of material facts in the application for membership or falsification of any of the information contained therein
c. Any course of conduct which is deemed detrimental to or is contrary to the stated purposes of CGRA

12. Right of Appeal Regarding Terminated Memberships
The decision to terminate the membership of any member may be appealed to the General Membership of the CGRA. This appeal is made by submitting written notice of intent to appeal no later than twenty (20) days after the postmark date of the notification of termination of membership to the Secretary of the Board. At the next General Membership meeting, a vote by two-thirds (2/3) of the members present and voting shall be required to overturn the decision of the Board.

Article V. Eligibility for CGRA Elected Officers, Committee Chairpersons, and Members of the Board

1. The following members of the Board must be a member in good standing with the CGRA for a minimum of twelve (12) consecutive months prior to taking office and should be bondable.
a. President
b. Vice President
c. Secretary
d. Treasurer
e. IGRA Trustee
f. Rodeo Director

2. The following members of the Board must be a member in good standing with the CGRA for a minimum of six (6) consecutive months prior to taking office:
a. Public Relations Chairperson
b. Fundraising Chairperson
c. Entertainment Chairperson
d. Rodeo & Gymkhana Events Chairperson
e. Membership Chairperson
f. Community Outreach Chairperson

3. Additionally, the following members of the Board each have an additional requirement:
a. Executive Board members—Must previously have served at least a one year term of office at a different level of the CGRA Board of Directors or a one year term of office on the Board of Directors of another Member or Recognized Association of IGRA.
b. Vice President–The responsibility of this office as liaison to the CGRA Royalty team precludes the Vice President from being a member of this team

Article VI. Voting and Elections

1. Member Voting Rights
Each member other than Honorary Members is entitled to one (1) vote on each matter presented to the membership for approval.  Only members in good standing are eligible to vote.

2. Proxy Voting
Proxy Voting is prohibited

3. Absentee Voting
Absentee voting is permitted only in the annual election of the Board of Directors Elected Officers.

4. Ballots
Ballots will include all offices and issues up for election and name of those candidates who have been nominated prior to the filing deadline.
a. Beside each name or issue will be a line or box to be used for voting for the individual or issue
b. After all individuals have been listed for any given office, another line will be provided for write-in candidates
c. The Election Committee shall certify the CGRA membership eligibility to vote.
d. The Election Committee shall certify that a ballot was mailed to the member’s last known address at least 15 days preceding an election.
e. Completed ballots will be considered timely if they are received by the date of the election
f. Faxed ballots will not be accepted
g. In order for a mailed ballot to be valid
1) members must seal the envelope with the ballot enclosed
2) print their name on the backside of the envelope
3) sign their name across the seal of the envelope
h. Without both the printed name and the signature, the ballot will be considered invalid and will not be counted.
i. Should the member submitting an absentee ballot actually attend the Meeting at which the election is taking place, the absentee ballot shall be returned to the member and he/she will vote on a new ballot.
j. Absentee ballots that are not returned to the attending members at the Meeting are given to the Election Committee to be counted with the ballots at the meeting when the election is held. These absentee ballots shall be specially marked as absentee ballots when they are counted.

5. Candidate for Office
Any candidate for the annual election of the Board of Directors must submit the CGRA Election Application to the
Election Committee no later than twenty (20) days prior to the date of the scheduled election in order to get their name on the ballot which is mailed out to all CGRA members.
a. Nominations may also be made from the floor
b. The individual(s) nominated must be present to complete the CGRA Election Application prior to the elections being held for that office or the application and acceptance of the nomination must be submitted in writing from the individual in lieu of their actually attending the election meeting

6. Election
The Board of Directors is elected annually at the regularly scheduled August General Membership meeting.

7. Majority Required
A candidate for any elected position must receive a majority of the eligible votes cast, excluding blanks and abstentions. A majority is defined as fifty percent (50%) plus one (1) vote.

8. Results of Election
The Election Committee shall act as tellers and count the votes cast
a. The Chairperson of the Election Committee announces the results of the ballot
b. The names of the candidates elected are announced
c. The number of votes received by any candidate is not to be announced

9. Run Off Election
In the event that any candidate for an office does not receive a majority of eligible votes cast, a run off election is held immediately following the announcement for the two (2) candidates receiving the most votes. The Chairperson of the Election Committee announces as part of the election results any position for which a candidate did not receive a majority of the eligible votes cast and the names of the two individuals who are the candidates for the run off election for that office. Absentee ballots cast for either Run Off candidate during initial balloting, shall be included in the Run Off election counts.

Article VII. Meetings

1. Meetings.
The Board will conduct business by holding regular scheduled meetings or by calling special meetings

2. Meetings of the Board.
Regularly scheduled meetings are to be held no less frequently than once a month.
a. Special meetings may be held as agreed upon by the Board or called by the President.
b. Notice of any special board meeting must be given at least seven (7) days prior to the special Board meetings proposed date.

3. General Membership Meetings
Regular scheduled monthly meetings are to be held on the second (2nd) Friday of each month. Changes to the monthly meetings should be announced at least fifteen (15) days prior to the meeting date.

4. Special Meetings
A special meeting may be called by the President, for a specific purpose.
a. Special meetings are limited to a specific or limited set of topics and only business relating to that purpose may be decided at a special meeting.
b. No other business is to be conducted other than the state purpose of that meeting.

5. Meeting Agenda
The recommended meeting agenda for all CGRA meetings is contained in Attachment A to these By-Laws.
a. This agenda is to be followed as closely as possible
b. The use of this agenda is excepted in the case of special meeting(s) where only the specific topics the meeting was called for are to be discussed and decided

6. Notice of Meeting
All members must be notified of meetings. Meetings are open to all members of the CGRA.

7. Regular Scheduled Meetings
Written notice of regular scheduled meetings must be provided to all members at least sixty (60) days in advance. This notification includes the date, time and location of the meeting.

8. Change to Regular Scheduled Meetings
All members must be notified of any change to the date, time, or location of a regular scheduled meeting at least fifteen (15) days prior to the meeting

9. Quorum
A quorum is defined in the following paragraphs:
a. Board of Directors
1) A majority of the members of the board constitutes quorum for the transactions of any business that may properly come before any scheduled or special meetings of the Board.
b. CGRA General Membership Meetings
1) Members equaling at least twenty percent (20%) of the members in good standing whose address of record is within the state of Colorado or at least a minimum of twenty-five (25) members in good standing—whichever number is the smaller—must be present in person and shall constitute a quorum of members for the transaction of any business that may properly come before any scheduled or special meeting.
2) The required quorum, once initially determined, will be increased as necessary in order to ensure that the general membership present, excluding the members of the Board of Directors, will exceed said Board by at least one (1) member.

Article VIII. Standing and Special Committees

1. Functions and Responsibilities of Standing and Special Committees
Standing Committees are established by this article of the By-Laws.
a. Standing Committees serve for a term of one (1) year concurrent with the Board of Directors.
b. Special Committees, for the purposes not covered by a standing committee, may be established as deemed  necessary by the CGRA Board of Directors or the President. Special Committees serve until the purpose for which they were created is accomplished.

2. Authority of Committees
Any standing or special committees has no authority to execute contracts, issue checks, or otherwise bind the CGRA in any manner whatsoever.
a. Approval for committees to make such commitments must be granted by the appropriate authority.
b. Any authority to take any of these actions by committees must be granted in writing by the Board.

3. Composition of a Committee
The composition and chairperson of each committee is defined in the paragraph covering the purposes and functions of that committee. Where a member of the Board (non-officer) is a member of the committee, the President shall appoint this person to the standing committee.

4. Standing Committees
The Chairperson of the Standing Committees’ duties and responsibilities are listed in Article III, section 7.f. through
l.4. of these By-Laws. The standing committees are listed below:
a. Public Relations
b. Fundraising
c. Entertainment
d. Rodeo and Gymkhana Events
e. Membership
f. Community Outreach

5. CGRA By-Laws Committee
This is a special committee. The chairperson of this committee is appointed by the President. This committee is open to all CGRA members. This committee shall:
a. Meet Annually or more frequently as determined by the Board of Directors or the President b. Produce revisions to the CGRA By-Laws as deemed necessary by the CGRA General Membership or the Board
c. Be the path through which amendments to the CGRA By-Laws shall progress in accordance with the By-Laws
d. Present these revisions to the membership

6. IGRA Committee
This is a special committee. The Chairperson of this committee is the IGRA Trustee. This committee is open to all CGRA members. This committee shall:
a. Meet three (3) times prior to the IGRA deadline for filing Bylaws and Rule changes and one (1) meeting prior to the IGRA Convention
b. Produce revisions to the IGRA By-Laws, Standing Rules of Order, attachments and Rodeo Rules as deemed necessary by the CGRA General Membership or the Board
c. Be the path through which amendments to the IGRA By-Laws, Standing Rules of Order, attachments, and Rodeo Rules progress in accordance with these By-Laws
d. Provide the IGRA By-Laws Chairperson with the CGRA approved recommendations for changes to the IGRA By-Laws, Standing Rules of Order, attachments, and the IGRA Rodeo Rules Chairperson with CGRA approved recommendations for changes to the IGRA Rodeo Rules

7. Audit Committee
This is a special committee. The chairperson of this committee is appointed by the President. This committee consists of the Chairperson and the Community Outreach Representatives on the Board. This committee may obtain professional assistance and advice as deemed necessary by the committee and the Board. This committee shall:
a. Review on a periodic basis the books of the Board
b. Prepare a list of items to be reviewed and the review date(s) for each item and provide this information to the Board on or before 1 February of each year
c. This audit includes but is not necessarily limited to:
1) The review of all meeting minutes
2) financial statements
3) checking and savings accounts or instruments
4) membership rosters
5) property records
6) election results
7) Mr., Ms., Miss, and MsTer CGRA Royalty records
8) Fundraising
9) Gymkhanas
10) Buck Out
11) Rodeo records
d. The audit committee may require detailed documentation to support the collection and/or disbursement of funds held by the Board
e. Prepare an audit report
1) Including all items reviewed
2) any discrepancies found
3) Recommended and/ or required changes to procedures
4) provide a copy of the report to the Board

8. Mr., Ms., Miss and MsTer Royalty Committee
This is a special committee. The chairperson of this committee is the Vice President. This committee has a minimum of five (5) members. Membership of this committee is open to all CGRA members. This committee shall:
a. Prepare, review, and revise the CGRA Rules for Mr., Ms., Miss and MsTer CGRA Royalty competition
b. Provide written recommendations for revisions to the CGRA Rules for Mr., Ms., Miss and MsTer Royalty program for approval by the General Membership
c. These recommendations shall show the existing wording of the section(s) of the Rules and the proposed (revised) wording of the section(s)
d. review the IGRA Rules governing the Mr., Ms., Miss and MsTer Royalty competitions
e. provides recommendations to the CGRA’s IGRA Committee for any revisions to the IGRA Mr., Ms., Miss and MsTer Royalty competition Rules
f. Planning, preparation, and execution of the CGRA Mr., Ms., Miss and MsTer Royalty Competition Historical Committee
g. File monthly reports, with an accounting of all inventory related to the history of CGRA, to the Public Relations Chair and Secretary
h. Maintain the following:
1) Chronological diary
2) CGRA Scrapbook
3) CGRAMuseum
i. Schedule one working meeting per month to maintain records
j. Have the CGRA Scrapbook available at the General Membership meetings or at any other times scheduled by the Board of Directors
k. Shall make best efforts to contact the Ten-Year and Twenty-Year Anniversary Royalty Mr/Ms/Miss/MsTer Titleholders in order to honor them at that year’s Royalty Competition.

Article IX. Parliamentary Authority

Rules Governing Meetings.
All meetings of the CGRA Board are under the control of the presiding officer, normally the President or the Vice President in the absence of the President.  All meetings shall be conducted under the rules contained in the current edition of “Robert’s Rules of Order, Newly Revised” where these rules do not conflict or are not inconsistent with these By-Laws or any other special rules of order adopted by the organization.

Article X. Disciplinary Authority

1. Discipline
a. Although CGRA will seldom have occasion to discipline its members, the CGRA has the ultimate right and responsibility to make and enforce its own rules, and require that its members refrain from conduct tending to injure the good name of the CGRA, disturb its well being, or hamper its work. Nothing in these By-Laws or any action by an individual shall in any way waive or otherwise restrict the Board’s authority to investigate and pursue any action it deems necessary.
b. Discipline may be imposed for a fixed period of time or until a specific remedy is completed by the Member who is disciplined.

2. Conduct That May Require Discipline
Conduct which may require disciplinary action by the Board includes but is not limited to:
a. Disruption of a meeting
b. Abusive language or actions against another member of the CGRA
c. Slander against another member of CGRA
d. Misconduct or neglect of duty of an Officer or Chairperson
e. Any actions or conduct which injure the good name of CGRA
f. Failure to remit invoiced funds due to CGRA
g. Failure to remit other funds due to CGRA

3. Forms of Discipline
a. The following are forms of discipline that do not result in a member being placed in bad standing:
1) Reprimand
2) Fine
b. The following are forms of discipline that result in a member being placed in bad standing:
1) Suspension of Membership
2) Removal of Royalty Title
3) Removal from Office
c. Termination of Membership is the most severe and final form of discipline.

4. Filing charges against members of the CGRA who are not on the CGRA Executive Board.
a. Any member of the CGRA may file with the Secretary of the CGRA written charges against another member of the CGRA. Charges must be filed within thirty (30) days of an individual’s becoming aware of a situation meriting attention.
b. Copies of the charges must be sent to the Board of Directors for consideration at a regularly scheduled meeting. If the charge is against a member of the Board, that individual will be excluded from those portions of the meeting, or subsequent meetings, which fall under the purview of this article except as provided hereafter.
c. If the Board decides the charges merit further investigation, the charges will be referred to the Executive Board for consideration and the charged member will be so notified by certified mail to the last address of record. A copy of the charges must be included with said notification. If a member(s) of the Executive Board needs to recuse him/herself, a Special Committee will be formed as provided later in this Article.
1) The notification letter will be sent within seven (7) days.
2) The charged person will be instructed to contact the President to set a meeting date which will be one of mutual convenience but no later than twenty-one (21) days from the date of the notification letter in order to consider the charges.
3) The charged member may bring witnesses to or submit documents at the special meeting with the Executive Board.
4) If the charged member does not respond or request a meeting, the Executive Board will act on the charges alone and make their recommendations at the next regularly scheduled Board meeting.
d. The Executive Board will make its recommendations to the full Board as provided above and the Board of Directors of the CGRA will take any appropriate action. The charged member will be notified of the decision by a registered letter sent out the next business day.

5. Filing Charges Against a Member of the CGRA Executive Board.
a. Any member of the CGRA may file with the Secretary of the CGRA written charges against a member of the Executive Board of the CGRA. Charges must be filed within thirty (30) days of an individual’s becoming aware of a situation meriting attention.
b. Copies of the charges must be sent to the Board of Directors for consideration at a regularly scheduled meeting. The individual charged will be excluded from those portions of the meeting, or subsequent meetings, which fall under the purview of this article except as provided hereafter.
c. If the Board decides the charges merit further investigation, the charges will be referred to a Special Committee (See Paragraph e) for consideration and the charged member will be so notified by certified mail to the last address of record. A copy of the charges must be included with said notification.
1) The notification letter will be sent within seven (7) days.
2) The charged person will be instructed to contact the Chairperson of the Special Committee to set a meeting date for consideration of the charges which will be one of mutual convenience but no later than twenty-one (21) days from the date of the notification letter.
3) The charged member may bring witnesses to or submit documents at the meeting with the Special Committee.
4) If the charged member does not respond or request a meeting, the Special Committee will act on the charges alone and make their recommendations at the next regularly scheduled Board meeting.
d. The Special Committee will make its recommendations to the full Board as provided above and the Board of Directors of the CGRA will take any appropriate action. The charged member will be notified of the decision by a registered letter sent out the next business day.
e. The senior member of the Executive Board not otherwise involved in the complaint will appoint the Special Committee which will be comprised of four (4) additional persons and will be chaired by this senior member. The committee will consist of all uninvolved Executive Board members and any other member(s) of the CGRA who may be deemed appropriate.

6. Right of Appeal.
Any disciplinary action may be appealed to the General Membership of the CGRA unless the charged person did not take his/her case to the Executive Board or Special Committee as provided in the previous paragraphs. This appeal is made by submitting written notice of intent to appeal no later than twenty (20) days after the postmark date of the notification of disciplinary action to the Secretary of the Board. At the next General membership meeting, a vote by two-thirds (2/3) of the members present and voting shall be required to overturn the decision of the Board.

Article XI. IGRA Representation

IGRA Convention Delegates and Alternate Delegates. The number of CGRA Delegates and Alternates to the IGRA Convention are determined by the IGRA Guidelines. The President, by the nature of the position, is one of the Delegates. The IGRA Trustee, by nature of the position, is the Chairperson. The remainder of the delegates are selected by the Board at least sixty (60) days prior to the scheduled date of the IGRA Convention. The individuals selected by the Board are those individuals who are involved, experienced, and knowledgeable in various aspects of CGRA and IGRA programs and activities.

Article XII. Mr., Ms., Miss and MsTer Royalty Program

The CGRA has the following Royalty:
Mr. CGRA
Ms. CGRA
Miss CGRA
MsTer CGRA
Mr. CGRA 1st Runner Up
Ms. CGRA 1st Runner Up
Miss CGRA 1st Runner Up
MsTer CGRA 1st Runner Up
Mr. CGRA 2nd Runner Up
Ms. CGRA 2nd Runner Up
Miss CGRA 2nd Runner Up
MsTer CGRA 2nd Runner Up

1. General Eligibility Requirements
All members of CGRA in good standing for a minimum of 180 consecutive days immediately prior to the competition, who have produced one (1) or more fund-raisers, raising a combined minimum of $250, during the current year of November 1 through October 31 for CGRA and who submit an application to the Mr., Ms., Miss, and MsTer Royalty Committee fourteen (14) days prior to the competition are eligible to compete for the Mr., Ms., Miss and MsTer Royalty titles. Additional requirements are contained in the Mr., Ms., Miss and MsTer Royalty competition rules.

2. Hosting Competition and Use of Royalty Titles
The CGRA will host one (1) Royalty competition. The titles defined in this Article will be recognized as Royalty and the use of these acronyms is otherwise prohibited. Winners of titles will receive certain awards as described:
a. Mr. CGRA shall be awarded a buckle and a sash
b. Ms. CGRA shall be awarded a buckle and a sash
c. Miss CGRA shall be awarded a buckle, a sash, and a crown
d. MsTer CGRA shall be awarded a buckle and a sash
e. First and Second Runners Up shall each be awarded a sash.

3. Mr/Ms/Miss/MsTer Ten-Year Anniversary Titleholders.
Former Titleholders who have continued their involvement within the Community in either Gay Rodeo and/or Royalty shall be presented to the general membership by the Royalty Liaison (CGRA Vice President) at the meeting that is nearest to ninety days prior the presentation of their Ten-Year anniversary.  The CGRA Membership shall award a Buckle/Crown or an award to said former Titleholders.  They shall have the option of accepting the buckle/Crown or award or of donating the cost of said buckle/Crown or award to a charity of their respective choice.  At least ninety days prior to the presentation of the awards, the Royalty Liaison (CGRA Vice President) shall contact the former Titleholders to determine if they wish to accept their Buckle/Crown or donate the cost to the charity of their choice.

4.  Representation at IGRA Royalty Competition
CGRA shall permit only one representative in each category to compete in the IGRA Royalty competition.

Article XIII. CGRA Insignia(s) and Colors

As approved by the General membership and copyrighted in the CGRA name.

Article XIV. CGRA Rodeos

1. CGRA Rodeos
All CGRA Rodeos, IGRA sanctioned or non-sanctioned, are sponsored and controlled by the CGRA Board.

2. Budgeting and Financial Management
The Rodeo Committee is responsible for all activities necessary to produce a rodeo.

3. Rodeo Committee
The Rodeo Committee will consist of the current CGRA Board of Directors and other committee members as deemed necessary.

4. Rodeo Committee Members’ Duties and Responsibilities
The following are the duties and responsibilities of the Rodeo Committee:
a. Rodeo Director
1) Is the primary contact for all business, transactions, and affairs for rodeo
2) Perform negotiations, obtain contracts and locate forms in the following areas (but not limited to):
a) Ambulance
b) Arena and / or facility
c) Colorado Tavern Guild
d) Concessions (food and liquor)
e) Fire Marshall
f) Insurance
g) Hotel and room commissions
h) Medical personnel
i) Security (paid and volunteer)
j) Sponsors (local and national)
k) Stock contractor
l) Taxes (city, state, liquor, etc.)
m) Travel agency
n) Communications equipment
1- two way radios
2- sound equipment
4) Shall sign all duly authorized certificates, contracts and other Agreements pertaining to RMRR as have been approved by the Board of Directors
5) Coordinate and delegate responsibilities as necessary to committee chairpersons listed in this Article
6)With approval of Board of Directors, appoints a barn manager who will be responsible for stall assignment, horse check-in, and security of the barn during rodeo.

b. President
1) Oversees all phases of the rodeo
2) Assist the Rodeo Director with negotiations, obtaining contracts, and locating forms

c. Vice President
1) Assist the President and the Rodeo Director with negotiations, obtaining contracts, and locating forms
2) Assist the Public Relations Chairperson with public relations for the rodeo
3) In coordination with other elected officers and committee chairs, ensure there are sufficient volunteers for the CGRA Rodeo.

d. Secretary
1) Obtain rodeo awards
a) Ribbons
b) Sashes
c) Buckles
d) Plaques
2) Assist Rodeo Director in gathering all records regarding rodeo needing to be entered into the corporate records

e. Public Relations Chairperson
1) Provide for all advertising prior to and during rodeo week
2) Provide all portions of the rodeo program
3) Coordinate with the Vice President on any public relations matters

f. Treasurer
1) Handling all rodeo related expenses and income
2) Provide adequate number of checks for rodeo payoffs
3) Maintaining bank and money drops during rodeo
4) Adhere to accounting forms and control procedures, provide all necessary forms and control procedures
5) Scrip and ticket sales

g. Fundraising Chairperson
1) Coordinate sales in the following areas
a) Banners and signs
b) CGRA merchandise
c) Event Buckles
2) Maintain the CGRA Merchandise booth
3) Adhere to accounting forms and control procedures

h. Entertainment Chairperson
1) Coordinate Grand Entry (Foot and Mounted Flag Bearers)
2) Solicit and schedule rodeo entertainment
3) Serve as Rodeo Dance Hall Manager during rodeo week

i. Rodeo and Gymkhana Events Chairperson
1) Coordinate rodeo arena staff with Arena Director
2) Provide the following rodeo equipment
a) Arena equipment (barrels, poles, flags, etc.)
b) Arena supplies (pellets, flour, etc.)
c) Feed and water for livestock
d) Water and ice for contestants
3) Coordinate stall assignments and horse check-in

j. Membership Chairperson
1) Provide Membership Committee members at rodeo

5. Hosting a CGRA Rodeo
Scheduled dates for the IGRA Rodeo Year and for subsequent IGRA Rodeo Years are presented to the General membership for approval one (1) month prior to IGRA Convention and voted on by the General Membership.

6. CGRA Rodeo Reserve Trust Fund
The CGRA Rodeo Reserve Trust Fund is established in the amount of five thousand dollars ($5,000.00) for the exclusive purpose of providing funds in the event of a financial shortfall of a CGRA Rodeo. This fund must be maintained in separate CGRA accounts, preferably in money-making accounts, and will require signature cards indicating the President and Treasurer.

7. Distribution of Funds from the CGRA Rodeo Reserve Trust Fund
The five thousand dollars ($5,000.00) required by this article (Article XVI., section 6., page 18) and any accrued interest can only be used for a CGRA Rodeo for which it was intended and may only be distributed as a result of a document signed by both the President and Treasurer.
a. If there is no need to distribute the funds due to a profitability of the rodeo, the five thousand dollars ($5,000.00) on deposit will be held in the CGRA Rodeo Reserve Trust Fund
b. If there is no need to distribute the funds due to a profitability of the rodeo, the five thousand dollars ($5,000.00) held in the CGRA Rodeo Reserve Trust Fund shall be applied as necessary toward future rodeos hosted by CGRA.

8. Award Presentations at CGRA Rodeos
The CGRA Board of Directors shall present the following awards at a CGRA Rodeo:
a. The Ron Jesser Award
1) Shall be a western style buckle of a vendor of the Board of Directors selection
2) Shall bear the following inscription: Ron Jesser Award
3) Shall be given to an individual who has demonstrated exceptional participation and support of others as a rough stock contestant at Rocky Mountain Regional Rodeo
4) Selected recipient shall not have won or placed in his/ her event at this rodeo
5) Selected recipient shall be chosen by the Award Committee at a meeting prior to the award Presentation

b. The Chuck Webb Award
1) Shall be a western style buckle of a vendor of the Board of Directors selection
2) Shall bear the following inscription: Chuck Webb Award
3) Shall be given to an individual who has demonstrated exceptional participation as a arena/chute crew member for Rocky Mountain Regional Rodeo
4) Selected recipient can have been a volunteer at other IGRA rodeos for that year
5) Selected recipient shall be chosen by the Award Committee at a meeting prior to the award Presentation

c. The Daniel Bahr Award
1) Shall be a western style buckle of a vendor of the Board of Directors selection
2) Shall bear the following inscription: Danny Bahr Award
3) Shall be given to an individual who has demonstrated exceptional participation and support of others in horsemanship events at Rocky Mountain Regional Rodeo
4) Selected recipient shall not have won or placed in his/ her event at this rodeo
5) Selected recipient shall be chosen by the Award Committee at a meeting prior to the award Presentation

d. The Billy Blazek Award
1) Shall be a western style buckle of a vendor of the Board of Directors selection
2) Shall bear the following inscription: Billy Blazek/Bob Edwards Award
3) Shall be given to a Rodeo Official who has demonstrated exceptional participation and support of others as a Rodeo Official at Rocky Mountain Regional Rodeo
4) Selected recipient shall be an IGRA-Certified or a Non-Certified Official (as defined in the IGRA Rodeo Rules) at this rodeo
a) IGRA-Certified Officials are the Arena Director, the Chute Coordinator, the Secretary, the Scorekeeper, and the Judges
b) Non-Certified Officials are the Rodeo Director and the Timers
5) Selected recipient shall be chosen by a committee appointed by the Board of Directors, and the committee shall meet prior to the award presentation

e. The President’s Award
1) Shall be a western style buckle of a vendor of the Board of Directors selection
2) Shall bear the following inscription: President’s Award
3) May be given to an individual or entity who has demonstrated exceptional participation, past or present, that CGRA as a whole has benefited from their support, or an organization of the President’s choice who has assisted CGRA greatly in rodeo efforts
4) Shall be determined at the discretion of the President of the CGRA
5) May be given at any suitable occasion as determined by the President.
f.  The Volunteer Appreciation Award
1)  Shall be a western style buckle of a vendor of the Board of Directors Selection
2)  Shall bear the following inscription: Volunteer Appreciation Award
3)  Shall be given to an individual who has demonstrated exceptional participation as a volunteer in areas other than the arena/chute crew for Rocky Mountain Region Rodeo
4)  Selected recipient shall be chosen by the Vice President, Financial Manager, Kitchen Manager, Rodeo Director and Assistant Rodeo Director who over sees the midway area.

9. Regulations For the Presentation of Awards at CGRA Rodeos
The CGRA shall not be obligated to present an award to any recipient who has been found in violation of the CGRA By-Laws or the IGRA By-Laws and/or Rodeo Rules for that year.
a. Proposals for awards other than what is itemized and defined in this article (Article XVI, sections 8. and 9.) must be drafted and presented to the CGRA By-Laws Committee for consideration
b. Should funds in the general account not be available for these wards, the following is acceptable to provide for its payment and presentation by CGRA:
1) Fundraisers designated specifically for this award and itemized as such in the financial report of the organization
2) Any member of the Mr., Ms., Miss, and MsTer Royalty of CGRA may create a fund-raiser specifically for these awards
3) Private Donations
c. To change, repeal, or include an award or other presentation procedure to this article shall require a special resolution by two-thirds (2/3) of the General Membership.

10. Award Committee
The Award Committee shall be comprised of five (5) individuals and will meet no later than thirty (30) minutes prior to the start of the awards ceremonies:
a. Rodeo Announcer
b. Rodeo Secretary
c. Rodeo Director
d. Arena Director
e. Chute Coordinator

Article XV. Amendments

1. Submission of Amendments
Any member of CGRA may submit a proposed amendment to any article, section, subsection, paragraph, or subparagraph of these By-Laws, by revision, addition, or deletion of any working of these By-Laws. The proposed amendment must:
a. Be submitted in writing
b. identify the specific article, section, subsection, paragraph, or subparagraph to be changed, added, or deleted
c. Be submitted directly to a member of the By-Laws Committee or mailed to the CGRA Secretary

2. Review by the By-Laws Committee
All amendments received will be reviewed and discussed by the By-Laws committee. The By-Laws committee will either:
a. accept the proposed amendment
b. accept the proposed amendment with modification
1) with acceptance either in full or in part with the modification to be forwarded to the General Membership for review and approval
2) General membership approval must ratify this change by two-thirds (2/3) vote
c. reject the proposed amendment
1) notify the individual who submitted the change in writing
2) explanation must accompany the reason for rejection
3) forward the review of the rejected amendment to both the Board of Directors and the General membership for review
4) General membership reversal of the rejection of the proposed amendment must ratify this change by two-thirds (2/3) vote

3. General Membership Approval
For any proposed amendment to be incorporated into these By-Laws, the amendment must be approved by two thirds (2/3) of the members present and voting at the meeting or at a special meeting called for the specific purpose of voting on amendments to these By-Laws. Approved amendments to the By-Laws will take effect on 1 January of the year following the annual elections except when the General Membership shall approve a change in the date of effectiveness at the meeting when the amendment is approved.  Such a change shall require a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the members present and voting at said meeting.

4.  Notification of Vote on Amendments.
The Board shall provide thirty (30) days written notice of any vote on proposed amendments of these By-Laws to all members. This notification shall include a copy of the proposed amendment(s) to be voted upon.

5. Special Consideration (By-Laws)
May be changed at any time during a regular or special meeting of the General membership a simple majority of the present voting quorum. Shall be made in writing and referred to the By-Laws Committee for terminology and interpretation. The Board of Directors shall then present written copies of said amendment at the next regularly scheduled General Membership meeting.

Article XVI. Supersession

These By-Laws supersede any and all By-Laws in effect heretofore and annul and supersede all resolution(s) inconsistent herewith.

Revised and amended March 8, 2013 effective into action April 1, 2013.