CHOLLAS RC FLYERS
AMA CHARTER No. 1567
BYLAWS OF CHOLLAS RC FLYERS
ARTICLE I (Structure)
1.01 The name of the club shall be "Chollas
RC Flyers"; hereinafter referred to as "CRCF" or
1.02 The Club shall be operated as a non-profit
organization under a charter granted by the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA).
ARTICLE II (Goals and Policies)
2.01 The primary goal of the CRCF shall be to
provide a framework to further the hobby of model aviation and to promote the
goals of the AMA in an atmosphere of brotherhood and fellowship.
2.02 The Club shall, at all times, implement
nonpartisan, nonsectarian, nonracial and nondiscriminatory policies in all of
ARTICLE III (Officers)
3.01 The officers of the club shall be President,
Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Safety Officer.
3.02 The officers of the Club and the immediate
past President or if unavailable, a past club officer will be selected by the
President to comprise the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee shall
hold meetings as necessary at the discretion of its members to conduct Club
business. Special meetings of the Executive Committee may be called upon by any
two members of the Committee.
3.03 The duties of the Club officers shall
include, but not be limited to the following:
- President: preside over all general club
meetings and meetings of the Executive Committee, appoint all committees
and supervise all Club activities.
- Vice President: assume all the duties of the
President in the President's absence and coordinate the activities of all
- Secretary: record the minutes of all Club
meetings; conduct Club correspondence, send notices of all special events
and maintain Club records.
- Treasurer: maintain adequate Club financial
records, collect all dues and fees. Pay all bills in a timely manner and
submit an annual financial statement at the regularly scheduled 4th
- Safety Officer: appoints field marshals who
will together enforce all safety rules as directed by AMA and CRCF Field
Rules. Each member should respect and obey all safety rules when pointed
out by either the Safety Officer or Field Marshalls. A member verbally
warned of a violation of safety rules may receive written notice from the
Executive Committee and possible suspension of flying privileges.
3.04 All checks drawn on Club bank accounts must
be signed by the Treasurer. All contracts involving the Club shall be signed by
the President and any one of the other elected officers. Any and all
expenditures of CRCF funds in excess of $400 shall be approved by the board
majority. Annual expenditures will not exceed $1,500 unless authorized by a
board majority. Permit or lease with the city shall be exempt from this
3.05 The President will appoint a Nominating
Committee of three (3) regular members which will include the immediate past
President in October of each year. The Nominating Committee will present at
least one nomination for each elective office at the 4th quarter
meeting of the Club. Nominations may be made from the floor subject to personal
acceptance by the nominees. Newly elected officers will be installed during the
regular first quarter Club meeting.
3.06 Officers will be elected to serve a one year
term of office. A member may serve more than one term consecutively as a club
Officer provided they are elected annually by a majority of voting members.
Early vacancies shall be filled by a majority vote of the membership at a
special election to be held at the next regularly scheduled club meeting.
ARTICLE IV (Membership)
4.01 Membership in the CRCF shall be open to
persons with an active interest in radio control model aircraft. Members will
be responsible for any personal injury or property damage caused and conform to
the Club safety rules and Field Rules. A membership may be cancelled by the
Executive Committee if an injury, accident or property damage claim is not
settled within 60 days by the responsible party. Any member deliberately
violating the Club safety or field rules or not acting in a sportsman-like manner
may be subject to suspension from the Club or other disciplinary measures
including expulsion by action of the Executive Committee.
4.02 The total number of active memberships in the
Club will be open unless action by the Executive Committee is necessary to
limit membership due to safety concerns at the flying field.
4.03 An applicant for CRCF membership must be a
current AMA member. Applicants may be reviewed by the Executive Committee at
the Committee's discretion.
There shall be two (2) classes of membership
within the Club:
1. Adult: those members eighteen (18) years of age
2. Youth: those members under eighteen (18) years
The rights, privileges and interest of each class
of membership shall be equal except the youth must have parental permission to
sign their application and cannot vote.
4.04 Any person desiring new membership in the
CRCF must submit the following:
- A signed current membership application
- Proof of current year AMA membership
- Check including Field charge plus current
annual dues. See the current membership application form for prices.
A signed membership application signifies that the
individual is familiar with and will abide by both AMA and CRCF safety rules.
4.05 The Safety Officer may appoint Field
Marshalls who will enforce all field rules. Members may receive a verbal
warning for infractions of by laws or Field Rules. Additional similar
infractions either reported by a member or Safety Office or Field Marshall will
result in a written warning from the Executive Committee and a hearing
scheduled to determine appropriate discipline.
4.06 Upon receiving a complaint concerning a Club
member, the member will be notified in writing of the complaint by the
Executive Committee. For a serious or repeated infraction, the Committee may
suspend the member and they will be notified in writing of the suspension and
offered the opportunity to appear before the Executive Committee at a mutually
acceptable scheduled meeting of the Executive Committee. Failure to appear at
the discipline hearing by the charged member will result in indefinite
suspension of flying privileges.
4.07 Current AMA members who are not members of
CRCF may fly twice as guests of the Club after which they must join the Club to
ARTICLE V (Dues and Fees)
5.01 Club dues shall be collected and accounted
for by the Treasurer. The Treasurer shall keep such records as are necessary to
insure that all members keep their dues current. All dues, fees and assessments
collected by the Treasurer become the sole property of CRCF and are not
5.02 The dues structure of CRCF will be
established by the Executive Committee as necessary to meet the financial
responsibilities of the Club.
5.03 Special assessment may be levied on the membership
after a sixty seven (67%) percent approval vote by a quorum during a Club
5.04 Annual Club dues are payable with membership
allocation. All current memberships must be reinstated by January 1st
of each year with proof of current AMA membership for the coming year.
Exceptions can only be granted by the Club President personally.
ARTICLE VI (Meetings)
6.01 Regular scheduled meetings between the board
and membership are normally held once a calendar quarter on a Saturday at the
flying field staring at 10AM weather permitting. Any proposed permanent changes
in the time and place of the regular meetings must be submitted to a vote of
the members for majority approval.
6.02 The use of Robert's Rules of Order
will be followed at all official business meetings of the Club unless waived by
a majority of those present.
ARTICLE VII (Voting)
7.01 The presence of ten (10%) percent of the paid
up members at a regularly scheduled meeting shall constitute a quorum for the
purpose of conducting Club business.
ARTICLE VIII (Amendments)
8.01 Member suggestions for changing Club rules,
procedures, dues structure, field safety rules, etc. should be submitted in
writing to the Executive Committee for evaluation. The committee will report
back its findings to the membership.
8.02 Any member may propose a change, addition or
amendment to the bylaws. All such proposals shall be submitted in writing to
the President for reading to the full membership at the next regularly schedule
Club meeting, at which time one (1) written copy of the proposed change shall
be passed around to the membership present.
At the next Club business meeting following the
presentation of the proposed change to the members, the proposal shall be
submitted to the members for a vote. A two-thirds (2/3) majority is required
for approval of change.