By Laws | MG Classics of Jacksonville
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Article I – Purpose
Section I: The Club shall be dedicated to the interest, maintenance, preservation, and appreciation of MG automobiles.
Article II – Offices
Section I: The principle offices of the Club shall be in Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida.
Article III – Club Emblem
Section I: The Club emblem shall be octagonal in shape with tan background and dark brown art-work thereon. There shall be the Lucas Lion trademark within the circle surrounding it. The words “MG CLASSICS OF JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA” shall be printed in capital letters around the circle.
Article IV – Membership
Section I: Membership of the Club shall be open to titled owners of all MG cars and the owners immediate family, however only one vote will be permitted unless a second car is also a full paid up member. If a full member sells his/her car he/she shall retain their full membership.
Section II: Associate membership shall be available to those persons who have an interest in the Club but are not an owner of a MG car. Associate members do not have voting privileges, Associate memberships shall be transferred to full membership on the acquisition of a MG car. Any request must include a new application form.
Section III: The annual fee for dues shall be reviewed and set by vote of the Club membership when any changes are deemed necessary. Annual dues shall be due and payable in January of each year and delinquent after March 1. Failure to pay the annual dues within this prescribed time shall automatically terminate membership.
Associate membership shall be free of charge to Active Military personnel, Auto-school teachers, and Auto-school students.
Article V – Operation
Section 1: The administration and operation of the Club and management of its’ property, funds, and business shall be vested in the full members. Associate members shall not be entitled to vote in these matters.
Section II: A Board of Directors (the Board) shall be created. The Board shall consist of the President, Vice Presidents, Secretary, Treasurer, any permanent Board members and a maximum of nine (9) other elected Full Members.
Section III: A non-Elected Board position shall be filled by the immediate Past President of the Club. When a new President is elected the Past President currently serving in the Board position will relinquish his/her seat on the Board to the new Past President.
Section IV: The Board of Directors in conjunction with the elected Officers will be charged with the conduct of the Club’s business. The Board shall vote on any business not requiring a vote of the full membership. The Board at its’ discretion may refer any matter to the full membership for approval.
Section V: A two-thirds (2/3) or greater majority vote of the Board is required when conducting Club business.
Section VI: The Annual Meeting of the Club shall be in November of each year at which meeting the Officers and elected Board members shall be elected for the following year.
Section VII: The Club shall meet in regular session once each month. A minimum of ten (10) days notice will be given to all members of the Date and Location of each Meeting by posting the details on the Club Website, in the monthly Newsletter, and by means of eMail. Special meetings may be called at any time by the President, or upon written request of five (5) full members. At least two (2) days notice of such special meetings shall be given to all members.
Section VIII: Ten (10) full members of the Club shall constitute a quorum.
Section IX: Financial obligations of the Club, except as are incidental to the routine conduct of its’ affairs shall be incurred only by the authority of two thirds (2/3) majority of the Board of Directors, or a majority of Full members present at a fully constituted meeting.
Section X: In voting for the election of officers or in voting for the incurring of financial obligations of the Club under Section IX of this Article, or amending or waiving the By-Laws, full members may vote by written proxy.
Article VI – Officers
Section I: The annual Meeting of the Club shall be in November of each year at which meeting the Officers and Board members shall be elected for the following two years.
Section II: The Officers shall be elected by a majority vote of the membership attending in person or by proxy at the annual membership meeting in November and shall take office in December and shall serve two (2) years or until their respective successors are elected and qualified. No officer, except the Treasurer shall serve more than two (2) consecutive terms of office (four years).
Section III: The President shall preside over Club meetings. He/She shall have general charge and supervision of the business of the Club along with the Secretary or Treasurer shall sign all contracts, instruments or obligations in the name of the Club and shall perform such other duties as are incident to the office.
Section IV: The Vice president, or if there is more than one, one of the Vice Presidents shall exercise all functions and perform all the duties of the President in the absence of, or disability of the President.
Section V: The Secretary shall issue, or cause to be issued, notices of all meetings, shall keep their minutes, or cause the minutes to be kept, shall have charge of the Seal and Club books, shall execute with the President, reports, instruments, contacts or obligations, and shall perform such duties as are incident to the office or are properly required by the Full members or the President.
Section VI: The Treasurer shall keep, or cause to be kept, full and accurate records of receipts and disbursements in books belonging to the Club and shall deposit all monies and other valuable effects in the name and to its credit in such depositories, as from time to time may be designated by the Full members. The Treasurer shall disburse the funds of the Club as may be ordered by the Board of Directors and Full members, making proper vouchers therefore, and render to the President and members from time to time at regular meetings of the Board or whenever they require it, an account of all transactions as Treasurer and the financial condition of the Club.
Section VII: Vacancy in Office: A vacancy in office may be filled for the unexpired term by a majority vote of those present at a duly constituted meeting. An officer shall continue to hold office until he/she resigns or his/her successor is duly elected.
Section VIII: Officers and Directors Commitments: All officers and directors must attend at least four regular meetings per year, participate in Executive Board discussions and deliberations, as needed, and participate in a significant role in club events, including the GOF and the British Car Classic. The office of any officer or director will be declared vacant if any officer or director does not fulfill these requirements. This provision regarding vacancy does not apply to Permanent Directors.
Article VII – Committees
Section I: The Officers of the Club shall constitute the Executive Committee, which shall carry on the business of the Club between Club meetings, subject to the approval by the Board of Directors. Three (3) members of the Executive Committee shall constitute a quorum of the committee.
Section II: The Technical Committee shall comprise of two (2) members designated as Technical Chair (a) and Technical Chair (b). The committee shall be responsible for maintaining a library of technical publications and articles pertaining to MG cars of interest to the Club.
Section III: The President shall appoint at least three Full members of the Club to serve as a Nomination Committee. It shall be the duty of the committee to recommend to the Club at the October meeting nominees for the Officers and Board members of the Club for the following year.
Section IV: The President may from time to time appoint such other committees as he/she shall see fit or as ordered by a majority vote of the Board of Directors or Full Members.
Article VIII – Checks, Notes, etc.
Section I: All checks, drafts, notes, etc. may be signed by such officers of the Club or other persons, as from time to time be designated by Full members.
Article IX - Removal
Section 1: Any member, Officer or Director of the Club may be removed from office at any time with or without cause or notice at any meeting of the Club by a majority vote of all Club members, voting either in person or by proxy.
Appendix X – Amendments
Section 1: These By-Laws may be amended by a majority vote of all of the Full members of the Club either by voting in person or by proxy, provided that the amendment shall have been read at a previous meeting or submitted in writing to each Full member of the Club at least one (1) week before action is taken.
Neil Nelson - MG Classics Founder Member
Mark Spaulding - MG Classics President, 2023