Rio Grande Sailing Club Charter from 1972
RGSC Charter, dated as Revised Draft: 24 April 1972:
CHARTER OF THE RIO GRANDE SAILING CLUB
ARTICLE I NAME OF THE ORGANIZATION
The name of this organization shall be the RIO GRANDE SAILING CLUB, hereinafter referred to as the “Club”.
ARTICLE II PURPOSE OF THE ORGANIZATION
The purpose of this Club shall be to further sailboat cruising and racing and to stimulate a greater interest in sailing among the citizens of this area: to provide a medium for the exchange of sailing knowledge and information: to provide, through purchase or lease, property for Club uses; and to encourage the development of more adequate boat storage and dock facilities.
ARTICLE III MEMBERSHIP
SECTION 1. Membership in the club shall be open, subject to the restrictions outlined in the Constitution, to persons of good character, who are interested in sailing. Regular members shall pay such dues as may be determined by the Club. Dependent members shall be individuals in the immediate family of a Regular Member. Dependent members shall have all rights and privileges of Regular members except that they may not be elected to office, may not vote or place motions before the membership and do not pay dues.
SECTION 2. Membership in the club may be terminated by (a) delinquency of dues, (b) three-fourths majority vote of members of the present members at a Regular or Special meeting for any reason, (c) resignation submitted in writing to the Secretary-Treasurer. Upon termination of a regular membership, any Dependent memberships of the member’s family are also terminated.
ARTICLE IV OFFICERS
SECTION 1. The elective officers of the Club shall be Commodore, Vice-Commodore and Secretary-Treasurer.
SECTION 2. The Commodore shall preside at all Regular and Special Meetings of the Club, shall appoint Committees and their chairman, and shall serve as Chairman of the Board of Directors, shall appoint an audit committee—the results of which shall be presented to the membership at the next annual meeting.
ARTICLE VI MEETINGS
SECTION 1. The Annual Meeting of the members of the Club shall be held during the month of January.
SECTION 2. Regular meetings of the Board of Directors shall be held semi-annually.
SECTION 3. Special meetings of the Club may be called by the Commodore of 10 percent of the regular members of the club.
SECTION 4. Special meetings of the Board may be called by the Commodore or any three members of the Board.
SECTION 5. The Commodore shall determine, within the limits established by this Constitution, the exact time and place for all meetings of the Board of Directors, and for all meetings of the membership except such special meetings as may be called by the Club members under provisions of Article VI, Section 3, of the Constitution. At least 30 days advance written notice shall be given to regular members for any meeting of members. At least 10 days shall be given to members of the Board of Directors of any Board meeting.
ARTICLE VII ELECTION OF OFFICERS
Officers of the Club shall be elected by mail prior to the Annual Meeting. Their term of office shall be one year beginning upon adjournment of the Annual Meeting.
ARTICLE VIII NOMINATION OF OFFICERS
Each Regional Fleet Captain shall, prior to the Annual Meeting, appoint three members of his Fleet to serve on the Club Nominating Committee, who will jointly nominate at least two members for each office. The Office of Commodore of the RGSC shall be held by a member who lives north of the east-west line that runs through the Elephant Butte Dam, on even-numbered years, and south of this line on odd-numbered years. The Vice-Commodore shall come from the opposite area.
ARTICLE IX VACANCIES OF OFFICERS
Except as specified elsewhere in this Constitution, vacancy in any elective position shall be filled by majority vote at the next meeting of members. A vacancy may occur due to loss of membership or through removal from office by a two-thirds vote of regular members present at a meeting of Club members.
ARTICLE X VOTING
Each regular membership is entitled to one vote. Unless otherwise specified in this Constitution, a majority vote of regular members present shall be required for passage of any motion. The Commodore may vote only in the event of a tie vote. Dated and signed proxy votes shall be permitted.
ARTICLE XI QUORUM
A quorum shall be required for the legal transaction of business by the Club or its Board of Directors. At a meeting of the Club members, a quorum shall consist of 20 percent of the regular members of the Club. At a meeting of the Board of Directors, four Board members shall constitute a quorum.
ARTICLE XII DUES
SECTION 1. Membership dues shall be determined each year at the Annual Meeting and shall be due at the time of the Annual Meeting, and shall become delinquent on March 1. A life time initiation fee of $10.00 will be assessed each member.
SECTION 2. No assessment may be levied against the membership unless approved by a two-thirds of the membership of the Club.
ARTICLE XIII BUDGET
SECTION 1. The Board of Directors, through the Secretary-Treasurer, shall submit to the members at their Annual Meeting a proposed budget covering the total anticipate d expenditures of the new year. This budget shall be considered and approved with or without revisions. It may be reviewed and is subject to change at any Regular or Special Meeting of members of the Club thereafter. The officers and/or the Board of Directors and/or any paid employee of the Club shall not obligate the Club in excess of the approved budget or otherwise than according to the approved budget—except that incidental non-budgeted expenses not to exceed $100.00 may be authorized to meet unplanned obligations of the Club.
SECTION 2. Expenses of race activities and capital expenses of race equipment shall not be a line item expense of the club budget.
SECTION 3. Fleet operating expenses will be derived from RGSC dues. One-third of the dues collected from each member shall be provided to his Regional Fleet for operating revenue.
ARTICLE XIV PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY
In matters not covered by this Constitution, Roberts Rules of Order shall serve as the parliamentary authority.
ARTICLE XV FLEETS
The Board of Directors may charter Regional Fleets (consisting of a minimum of 10 members) to serve (1) residents of a particular geographical area in which no fleet exists, or (2) a group of members with a particular unique interest.
Regional Fleets will prepare their own Constitutions and By-laws, and be subject to the approval of the Board of Directors of the Club. There will be at least one elected senior official of a Regional Fleet who will hold the title of Fleet Captain.
ARTICLE XVI AMENDMENTS
This Constitution may be amended by a three-fourths majority of regular members at any meeting of the Club providing a notice of the proposed amendment or amendments hall have been mailed to each regular member along with the notice of the meeting at which the amendment or amendments are to be considered.
ARTICLE XVII NON MEMBERS
Non members will be permitted to participate in racing activities only when sponsored by a Club member in good standing who shall be responsible for the conduct of the visitor. Members in good standing of other NAYRU recognized organizations may participate in race activities.
State of New Mexico Certificate of Filing
United States of America
State of New Mexico
It Is Hereby Certified that there was filed for record in the office of the State Corporation Commission of the State of New Mexico on the = = = = = = 17th = = = = day of = = = = August, 1960 = = = = Certificate of Incorporation of New Mexico Yacht Club (43,354)
Articles of Incorporation of the New Mexico Yacht Club (Non-profit)
KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS:
1. That the name of this corporation shall be New Mexico Yacht Club
2. That the location of the office of said corporation shall be in the city of Truth or Consequences, Sierra County, New Mexico.
3. That the term for which the corporation shall exist shall be until
December 1, 1990.
4. That the objects and purposes for which the corporation is formed, are:
to bring together those persons who are interested in sailing, cruising and other water sports; to hold, stage and conduct regattas, water sport contests of all kinds, and other types of entertainment related thereto; to build, own and operate a clubhouse; to instruct and educate those interested in the sport of sailing, cruising and other water sports; to further and promote fellowship and sportsmanship; and to instruct and educate its members in all phases of safety in the conduct of the sport…..
Russell D. Brewington, 2849 Quay Loop, Holloman A.F.B .
James R. Roy, 3112 Cagua Dr. N. E., Albuquerque, New Mexico
Glen G. Milford, 515 Main St., Truth or Consequences, NewMex.