Nova Scotia Ramblers Bicycle Club
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Constitution and Bylaws
Be it resolved that a group of like minded cyclists desire to gather together to form a not for profit bicycle club to partake in very social, relaxed paced trail and road rides as well as other related events and functions. The club shall be known as the Nova Scotia Ramblers Bicycle Club, or be referred to as simply the Ramblers. In order to place as much energy towards the rides, wherever possible the executive of the club will strive to keep the operational side as simple as possible.
Directors (maximum of six) - prime duties are to assist with the promotion of club activities and rides, as well as assist with leading / organizing ride tours and events. To be elected by and among the Directors:
President – prime duties are to preside over meetings and act as the spokesperson for the club.
Duration: each of the above officers shall serve for a one year period and can serve for an additional year without re-election. At the end of the two year period the officers can allow their names to stand for re-election, along with any other candidates that may be presented. Elections will occur at the Annual General Meetings (AGM); however in the event of a vacancy, the executive may appoint a member to serve the duration, to the date of next AGM.
Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be conducted each November upon the conclusion of the rides schedule. The business of the Ramblers, including receiving reports, making motions, establishing annual levy of dues, elections of officers, changing bylaws, etc, will be conducted at the AGM. No business of the club shall be conducted if less than 6 members or 15% of the general membership is in attendance, after a period of 30 minutes has elapsed from the posted start of said meeting.
The Executive will manage the affairs of the club, who in addition to the power of these Bylaws shall exercise all such powers and acts and things in the ordinary business of the club. The executive will meet as a group from time to time to conduct the business of the club.
All Members must wear an approved helmet, maintain fitness level of the group, obey all rules under the Motor Vehicle Act, ride safely; and in signing the application for membership ACCEPT ALL RISKS FOR PERSONAL SAFETY ON ALL RIDES AND EVENTS, and undertake to remove themselves from the rides / events when the above can not be met.
December, 2012, Dartmouth, NS