Triangle Singles By-Laws.
ARTICLE I - Name and Purpose
Section 1: NAME:
The name of the organization shall be Triangle Singles, Incorporated.
Section 2: PURPOSE:
The purpose of the club shall be to:
a. Provide a social and congenial setting for singles to meet and get to know one another.
b. Provide and conduct social functions such as dance parties, picnics, and theme parties to further the goals of Article I, Section 2a.
ARTICLE II - Membership
Section 1: QUALIFICATIONS: Persons eligible for membership must be of good character and subscribe to the purpose of the club and be of single status. Only persons eligible for membership are allowed to attend social functions, except as defined in Article XIII.
Section 2: STATUS DEFINED: A person is of single status who has never been married, is separated or divorced or who is widowed.
Section 3: PROOF: Proof of single status must be provided to the membership committee, if requested.
Section 4: DISQUALIFICATION OF APPLICATION: An application for membership may be disqualified and rejected if the applicant was formerly married to a member in good standing, unless that member and the applicant state is writing that membership of both at social functions is agreeable to each. Subsequent and obvious public disagreements between the two may result in disqualification and termination of memberships under Section 6 of the Article.
Section 5: DUES AND FEES: Annual dues and fees for specific and general functions shall be determined by the Board of Directors. Dues are payable upon application for membership and then on the twelve-month anniversary month of application acceptance thereafter. Notice of dues renewal will be made to each member on his/her anniversary month and again 30 days later. If dues are not paid by the final notice, membership will be terminated.
Section 6: TERMINATION OF MEMBERSHIP:Membership will be terminated if:
a. Dues remain unpaid after the second and final 30-day notice.
b. A member displays behavior in public not in keeping with the purposes and principles of the club.
c. One or both persons of a formerly married couple display behavior and disagreements not in keeping with the purposes of the club.
d. Upon the date of marriage of any member, membership is automatically terminated. Termination by reason of Sections 6: a, and d, shall be automatic; termination by reason of Sections 6; b, and, shall be by action of the Board of Directors. All terminations shall be without refund of dues.
ARTICLE III - Board of Directors:
Section 1: NUMBER and ELECTION: The management of the club shall be vested in a Board of Directors composed of no more than ten (10) members, one of which will be the immediate past president if he or she is eligible to serve. The Board shall consist of the five elected officers and four elected directors-at-large. Election of directors shall be at the annual meeting of the club for the election of officers.
Section 2: QUALIFICATION: The directors shall all be members in good standing of the club. All directors shall comply with the qualifications established in the Articles of Incorporation. At no time shall there be serving as directors any "disqualified persons" as defined in Section 4946a, Internal Revenue Code.
Section 3: POWERS OF DIRECTORS: The Board of Directors shall exercise all powers of the club, including all powers that have been conferred upon it by law or by the Articles of Incorporation, except such as are by law reserved exclusively to the members and any change in the frequency or location of the regular dance parties.
Section 4: ACTIONS BY THE BOARD: The presence of six (6) directors shall constitute a quorum of the Board of Directors. Any action by a majority of those present at any duly constituted meeting of the Board shall constitute Board action. The Board may also act in accordance with Article VII, Section 5 - Action Without A Meeting.
Section 5: VACANCIES: In case of a vacancy of the Board of Directors through death, resignation, disqualification or other causes, the remaining directors may elect a successor to hold office for the unexpired portion of his or her term.
Section 6: EMPLOYEES: The Board of Directors may appoint and employ such other agents, employees, or representatives as, in the judgement of the directors, shall be necessary to carry on the activities of the club, prescribe the duties of such officers, agents, and employees, fix their compensation, if any, and may dismiss any appointive officer, agent or employee for or without cause and without previous notice.
ARTICLE IV. Officers
Section 1: OFFICERS: The Officers of the club shall consist of a President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer and Membership Chairperson.
Section 2: ELECTION: The officers of the club shall be elected by a majority vote of the members present at an Annual Meeting.
Section 3: TERM OF OFFICE: The officers of the club shall serve until the next Annual Meeting of members of the club or until their offices shall be declared vacant or until their successors are elected. No elected officer shall serve more than two consecutive terms in the same elective office.
Section 4: DUTIES OF OFFICERS: The duties of the officers shall be:
a. The President shall preside over all meetings of members and the Board of Directors, shall have general charge of the affairs of the club, subject to such regulation and restriction as these bylaws or the Board of Directors shall from time to time determine, shall appoint committee chairpersons and committee members as appropriate, and shall represent the club at meetings of other organizations.
b. The Vice-President shall perform the duties of the President in the absence of the President, and shall assure programs monthly for the club calendar.
c. The Secretary shall keep minutes of general membership and Board of Directors meetings, shall maintain club records and correspondence.
d. The Treasurer shall maintain adequate accounting records of the financial activities of the club, and shall render financial statements as the Board of Directors or the President may direct.
e. The Membership Chairperson shall maintain membership applications and records and give notification of dues anniversary dates.
ARTICLE V - Corporate Seal
The corporate seal shall be circular in form and shall have inscribed thereon the name of the Corporation, the year of its corporation and the words, "Incorporated, North Carolina".
ARTICLE VI - Compensation
No director of the club shall receive any compensation whatever for or in connection with his or her services as such director or as an officer of the club.
ARTICLE VII. Meetings
Section 1: ANNUAL MEETING OF MEMBERS: The membership shall hold annual business meeting during the month of September each year at such place as the Board of Directors shall determine for the purpose of electing officers and directors and for any other business that may properly come before the meeting. Written notice shall be provided for the annual meeting in accordance with Section 4.
Section 2: MEETING OF DIRECTORS: The Board of Directors shall meet in conjunction with or within a reasonable time after the annual meeting of members for purposes of transition of club affairs from the previous administration and any other business which may properly come before the meeting. Other meetings of the Board of Directors may be held at such time and at such place as the Board shall determine.
Section 3: SPECIAL MEETINGS: Special meetings of the members may be called by a majority vote of a quorum of the Board of Directors. Twenty-four (24) hour notice is required and a diligent attempt must be made to contact all club members.
Section 4: NOTICE OF MEETINGS: The requirement of written notice of all meetings shall be met by publishing such notice in the monthly club newsletter/calendar.
Section 5: ACTION WITHOUT A MEETING: Action taken by the Board of Directors in accordance with Article III, Section 4, without a meeting shall nevertheless constitute action by the Board if written consent to the action in question is signed by all of the Directors and filed with minutes of the proceedings of the Board, whether done before or after the action is taken.
ARTICLE VIII - Location
The principal office of the club shall be in Wake County, North Carolina, but the club may have one or more offices in other counties.
ARTICLE IX - Liability of Members
Neither the members of the club nor the members of the Board of Directors shall be liable or responsible for the debts or other obligations of the club.
ARTICLE X - Use of Property and Funds
No funds or property of the club shall be devoted to or expended for any purpose or objective not set forth in the club's Articles of Incorporation or these bylaws, but all of the club's funds and property shall at all times be used exclusively for said club purposes. In no event shall any of the funds or property of the club be used for the personal benefit, by way of compensation, directly or indirectly, of any member, officer or director.
ARTICLE Xl - Amendments to Bylaws
Proposed amendments to these bylaws shall be submitted in writing to the Board of Directors for preliminary approval. A copy of the amendment, if approved, shall be presented to the membership at a regularly called meeting. Final action by the membership shall be taken at the next general meeting at which a two-thirds vote of members present shall be required for adoption.
ARTICLE Xll - General Provisions
Section 1: CHECKS: All checks, drafts or orders for payment of money shall be signed by such officer or officers or other individuals as the Board of Directors may from time to time designate; not less than two (2) personnel to be authorized to sign checks, drafts, or orders for payment upon the club's bank account.
Section 2: LOANS: No loans shall be contracted on behalf of the club and no evidence of indebtedness shall be in its name (other than checks and vouchers) unless authorized by a resolution of the Board of Directors.
Section 3: CLUB SPONSORSHIP: No member shall participate in, or assist in the promotion of a commercial, charitable or political enterprise or campaign in a manner implying sponsorship by the club without the approval of two-thirds of the membership present when such approvals requested at a regular meeting.
Section 4: MAILING LISTS: Mailing lists or any list of club members may not be used for any purpose not specifically approved by the President in writing.
Section 5: NEWSLETTER: The club shall publish and distribute to the members monthly a newsletter stating the club activities and other information deemed appropriate.
ARTICLE XIII -Alumni
Married alumni of Triangle Singles Club, Inc., may be invited to certain major social functions, defined as those in which other outside groups are invited and at which special or live entertainment is presented, or as the President may determine.
ARTICLE XlV - Fiscal Year
The fiscal year of the club shall be from October 1, to September 30.
These Bylaws approved by the members at a regular called meeting Sunday, October 26, 1986, and revised September 19, 1998.
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