Corvette Club of Northern Delaware
CCND Mission Statement
The Corvette Club of Northern Delaware since 1973 has continually strived to promote an environment of harmony and goodwill that encourages all our members to come together to share our passion. The club strives though its
membership to be actively involved in community events and through various fund raising activities donate to local charities. The club fosters a forum in which all members can build camaraderie, participate in club activities, and ensure all members and all people of the community are treated with respect and dignity.
THE CORVETTE CLUB OF NORTHERN DELAWARE, INC.
(a non profit organization)
ARTICLE I- NAME AND INSIGNIA
This organization shall hereafter be known as the “Corvette Club of Northern Delaware, Inc.”
This Club shall have such official insignia as determined by the membership.
ARTICLE II – PURPOSE
The purpose of this organization shall be to promote interest in Corvettes and other various automotive activities and to show courtesy and good sportsmanship to all motorists. Furthermore, the Club shall endeavor to promote safe driving, encourage ownership and strengthen owner’s interest in the Corvette, and organize various activities for its members.
Participation in Club meetings, activities, and events is limited to members and guests.
ARTICLE III – MEMBERSHIP
Initial membership to the Corvette Club of Northern Delaware, Inc. shall be open to Corvette owners, enthusiasts and their significant other, each being considered a separate member.
Honorary members may be selected by the membership for any reason and shall be approved by 80% of the members present at the meeting. Honorary members pay no dues and have no vote.
All applicants must complete an application form and pay applicable dues to the Vice President or any other Office of the Club to become a member. Potential members may attend up to two(2) meetings and/or events in order to familiarize themselves with the Club.
Any member may be expelled form the Club for behavior that would discredit or cause embarrassment to the Club or its membership. Charges may be filed by any member in good standing and must be submitted in writing to any Board Member. A meeting must be held to allow the offending member to state his/her case. The Club shall then vote to decide the disposition of the case. The President shall act as judge and the majority shall rule. Voting shall be by secret ballot.
Any member may officially withdraw his/her membership by submitting a written request.
Each member that pays dues shall be allowed one (1) vote.
Votes shall be counted by two (2) officers of the Club at the time of election of Officers when any one or more are candidates for re-election. In this case, the remaining Officers, if less than two (2) shall select from the membership one or more persons to serve as tally official(s) in the counting of ballots.
Renewal of membership to the Corvette Club of Northern Delaware, Inc. shall be limited to valid members in good standing of the previous year. Renewal of membership shall be made by payment of dues as directed in Article V – Dues.
ARTICLE IV – MEETINGS
Regular meetings shall be held once per month or as often as determined by the Board after polling the majority of the members present. The date, time, and place shall be determined similarly.
Special meetings may only be called at the discretion of the Chairperson/President.
ARTICLE V – DUES
The annual membership dues shall be set by the Board of Directors, are due November 1st of each year and are non-refundable. Dues for new members are the full rate when membership application is accepted November 1st through April 30th. Dues for new members are half rate when membership application is accepted after April 30th. Dues shall be considered delinquent on January 1st of each year. If dues become delinquent, membership is automatically revoked.
ARTICLE VI – GOVERNING BODY
The governing body of this Club shall consist of a Board of Directors made up of at least eight (8) officers. This group shall include, but not limited to, President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Member at Large, Activities Chairperson, Show Chairperson, Business Manager, Newsletter Editor, Webmaster, and NCCC Governor.
The President shall be Chairperson of the Board of Directors. Each member shall have one (1) vote.
This governing body shall manage and control the organization subject to the will of the membership. The Board of Directors is the governing body of this organization. Votes by members at the annual Club meeting will be taken for the election of the Board; in addition votes by the general membership of the Club at regular meetings may be taken to register approval or disapproval of proposals made by the Board of Directors and offered to the membership of such vote. The Board of Directors shall consider other motions from the floor passed by the membership, at a regular Club meeting, as strong recommendations.
Vacancies in any office shall be filled by vote of the membership at the next regular meeting. Such appointments will serve the duration of the original term.
Robert’s Rule of Order shall govern the proceeding of all meetings of the organization and its constituent parts except as provided be the Constitution By laws.
ARTICLE VII – ELECTION
Directors and Officers of this organization shall be appointed or elected by a secret ballot and shall hold office for a period of one (1) year or until qualified successors are duly elected or appointed. A nominee for the President or Vice President must have at least one (1) year of membership.
Nominations will be made in November with the final election held in December of each year.
New officers shall take office at the first regular meeting following the meeting.
Officers shall be elected by the majority of the membership present and voting at the meeting and by absentee ballots.
ARTICLE VIII– DUTIES OF OFFICERS
The President shall be Chief executive officer of the organization.
The Vice President shall preside at meetings in the absence of the President and shall have primary responsibility for new membership applications.
The Secretary shall record and read minutes of a regular meeting of the Board, keep a permanent record of all motions of the regular membership meetings, conduct all correspondence for the Club, and take charge of any other duties designated by the President or Vice President.
The Treasurer shall be responsible for handling all Club financial matters and any other duties designated by the President or Vice President.
The Member at Large shall enforce Club regulations and Robert’s Rule of order at all Club assemblies, and be responsible for the purchase, inventory, and sale of Club items.
The Activities/Show Chairpersons shall be responsible for organizing and coordinating the various Club activities and shows. The Activity/Show Chairpersons can appoint individual event chairperson(s) to head up an activity.
The Newsletter Editor shall be responsible for publishing, printing, and mailing the Club Newsletter.
The NCCC Governor shall be the Club’s primary liaison with NCCC, and advise members of NCCC’s rules and activities. The NCCC Governor shall also keep and administer the Corporate Seal.
ARTICLE IX – COMMITTEES
Special committee chairpersons and vice-chairpersons shall be appointed by the President subject to the approval of the Board of Directors or Officers.
ARTICLE X – LIABILITY OF OFFICERS
During the term of office and thereafter, no Officer of Director of the Club shall be liable to the Club or its membership by reason of any action taken or omitted by him/her in good faith in his/her capacity as an officer.
ARTICLE XI – AMENDMENTS
The Certificate of Incorporation, By-laws or Constitution may be amended by 80% vote of the members present at any regular or special meeting provided that notice of the action has been given to each member at least five (5) days in advance. The Secretary shall notify all members not present at meetings that an arranged date has been set for amendments to the Certificate of Incorporation, By-laws, or Constitution.
ARTICLE XII – DISSOLUTION
In liquidation, dissolution, or receivership, whether voluntary, or involuntary, or by operation of the law, the Board of Directors of the Club shall have the power to dispose of the total net assets of the Club to any charitable organization.
Date of Incorporation: July 24, 1975
Amended: April 8, 1976
Amended: January 13, 1977
Amended: May 25, 1977
Amended: October 28, 1977
Amended: October 2, 1984
Amended: March 13, 2001