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Section 1. Name

The name of the Club shall be Tampa Bay Vettes, Inc., hereinafter referred to as “The Club” or as the “Nonprofit Corporation”. The Club is a Nonprofit Corporation under the laws of the State of Florida and as designated by the IRS.

Section 2. Office of the Corporation

The registered office of the Nonprofit Corporation shall be at 519 Courtney Dr, Temple Terrace, Fl. 33617.  Each succeeding year the office shall be the address of the President of The Club.

Section 3. Purpose

The purpose of the club shall be to promote safe use and enjoyment of Corvettes and to share fellowship with club members and their families. The club should encourage trips, events and social activities for its members.

The Club also supports various charities as recognized by the Internal Revenue Service. Funds donated to Charity are derived from events specifically held for charity, i.e., Homecomings. Members can also propose and sponsor an event to raise money for a specific charity. Funds raised for a charity must be identified as such and accounted for by the Treasurer in The Club financial ledger.

All club events must be proposed to and approved by the Board of Directors.


Section 1. Members

Membership in the Club shall be available to adults 21 years of age or older who are Corvette owners or have an interest in Corvettes. A membership shall be an individual or an individual and his or her significant other.

Section 2. Active Members

Any member whose annual dues and fees are current is considered an active member.

Section 3. Dues

A Single person shall paid $35.00 a year and will have (one) vote. A family consist of (2) members and shall paid $45.00 a year, with (2) votes.

Membership shall have voting privileges as stated above. Initial dues shall be paid in full at time of application.

If an application for membership is received in the 4th quarter of the calendar year, the membership will be active not only for the final quarter of the calendar year but also for the following calendar year.

The annual dues shall be due by December 31st of each year. All membership privileges will cease after January 31st for any unpaid dues. Club dues are non-refundable for any reason.

Section 4. Expulsion

Any member may be expelled for any infraction of club rules, bylaws, or such other causes as may be determined by the majority of the voting members as not being in the best interest of The Club. Before such action is final, the member shall have the opportunity of submitting in writing or in person his position on any charge as stated.

An expelled member may apply for reinstatement by submitting a written request to the Board of Directors for review and approval.

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Section 1. Annual Meeting

The annual meeting of the members shall be held on the second Wednesday in December of each year for election of Officers, Board of Directors, reports of current Officers and Committees and such other business as lawfully may come before the meeting.

Section 2. Monthly Meetings

The regular Club meeting shall be held on the second Wednesday of each month.

Section 3. Special Meetings

The President or the majority of the Officers may call special meetings of the Officers or members.

Section 4. Quorum

At all monthly Club meetings, a quorum is defined as either (1) a majority of the total number of members or (2) a minimum of 25 members, whichever is less.

Section 5. Voting

Each paid membership is entitled to one (1) vote.


Section 1. Officers

The membership shall elect from its members a President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. Each Officer is jointly designated a Director. The Officers constitute the Board of Directors of The Club.

Section 2. Nominating Committee

A Nominating Committee comprised of at least three Club members not seeking election shall be appointed by the President and announced at the September Club meeting. The Nominating Committee shall present their slate of candidates at the November monthly Club meeting. In addition, Officer Nominations from the floor will be accepted until the November monthly Club Meeting is adjourned.

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Section 3. Vacancies

Vacancies in the Officer positions shall be filled by appointment by the Board of Directors to finish the un-expired term.

Section 4. Elections

Election of the Club Officers shall be held at the Annual Club meeting on the second Wednesday in December. All officers shall be elected at this meeting by a majority vote of the membership. Voting shall be by ballot and each membership shall have one vote.

Notice of the Annual Meeting and the selection of the Nominating Committee will be announced at the September Club meeting and sent to the entire membership.

Absentee ballots will be made available to voting members who are not able to be present at the Annual Meeting. The Absentee Ballot process and timeline will be a part of the Annual Meeting notification.

The Nominating Committee shall be responsible for the control and integrity of the entire voting process. Nominating Committee members shall agree to, and maintain, complete discretion of all knowledge contained in the ballots. The Nominating Committee will announce the winning Nominees at the end of the December Club Meeting. The elected officers shall assume their duties effective January 1st of the following year.

Section 5. Term of Office

The term of any Officer shall be one (1) calendar year. Any current Officer may succeed himself/herself in the same office if re-elected.


Section 1. Duties of the President

The President shall preside at all meetings of the members and the Board of Directors. The President shall perform all the duties of his office and may call

Special meetings of the Board of Directors and members under the provisions of Article III.

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Section 2. Duties of the Vice-President

In the absence of the President or in the case of the President’s resignation or inability or refusal to act, all the duties usually appertaining to that office shall be performed by the Vice President. During all meetings the Vice-President shall act as or appoint a member to act as the Master of Arms to keep the meeting organized and on track.

Section 3. Duties of the Secretary

The Secretary shall attend all meetings of the members and Directors and record all minutes and votes. The Secretary shall keep or appoint another active member to keep an up to date record of all Members along with a roll call of Members attending meetings. The Secretary shall have custody of the Club’s records. In the absence of the Secretary from any of the meetings, a secretary pro-tem, shall be chosen by the presiding Officer.

Section 4. Duties of the Treasurer

The Treasurer shall, subject to such conditions and restrictions as may be made by the Directors, have custody of all monies, debts and legal obligations The Club may be responsible for including payment to the State of Florida for the Annual Incorporation Fee.

The Treasurer shall receive all monies of payments of club income. He/She shall be able to pay any and all approved Club obligations up to $100.00 without permission of the Board of Directors. He/She shall be required to obtain approval of the Board of Directors only for all obligations over $100.00 and under $300.00. Approval to pay obligations in excess of $300.00 must be by majority vote of the active members where a quorum has been established.

The Treasurer is required to give a written and oral report at each meeting, giving monthly disbursements, deposits, and present balance.


Section 1. Officer Liability

The private property of the Board of Directors or any Club Officer shall not be subject to use for the payment of debts or obligations of The Club in any amount

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and to any extent whatsoever, nor shall any member of the Board of Directors or any Club Officer be held personally liable for any debt, damages, liability, act or obligation of The Club.

Section 2. Liability Insurance

As protection against unforeseen liability claims arising from the Club’s activities, the officers of the Club are required to maintain without lapse, reasonable Liability Insurance for the members of the Club and its officers.

Section 3. Sanctioned Club Events

All Club events must be proposed to and approved by the Board of Directors to be considered a sanctioned Club event.

Section 4. Board Committees

The Board shall be permitted to designate and establish the following committees to promote and operate the club. The Committee Chairs of the following committees shall be appointed by the President and the board, and will not be voting members of the Board of Directors.

Membership Committee:

1. Responsible for promoting, supporting and retaining membership in our Club

2. Responsible for soliciting information for and the generation of the Club Newsletter

3. Responsible for maintaining an accurate membership directory

Community Service Committee:

1. Serves as the central point of contact for all community service requests for the Club to participate in.

2. Solicits, develops and submits all requests to the Board for consideration and approval.

3. Reports out at monthly club meetings, all upcoming approved community services events

4. Participation in Homecoming Activities is limited to Tampa Bay Vettes members in good standing.

Club Events Committee:

1. Serves as the central point of contact for all club show and club event requests.

2. Solicits, develops and submits all show and event requests to the Board for consideration and approval.

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3. Reports out at monthly club meetings, upcoming approved Club events.

ARTICLE VII . Amendment

Section 1. Amendments to the Bylaws:

The Board of Directors or any ten active members may, by a written proposal submitted to the secretary, propose an amendment to the Bylaws. Any proposals must be submitted to the secretary at least fourteen (14) days prior to the next meeting. If proposed by the members, the submitted proposal must also include the names of the members who drafted the proposal. Upon such a proposal being made, the Secretary will notify all Members in the notice of the next meeting of the Membership. This notice will occur at least seven (7) days prior to the next regularly scheduled meeting. If a majority of the members in attendance representing a quorum, vote in favor of the proposal at the meeting, the proposed amendment shall thereby be approved and adopted.

Approved by Membership Vote 10-14-09