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147Method of Electing MembersRequirements

The Board shall ensure that the proposal meets all the classification and membership requirements of the standard Rotary Club constitution.


Action by the Board of Directors with respect to bylaws shall be taken by the affirmative vote of a majority of all directors then holding office.


All administrative decisions, policies, manual of procedure, practices, and similar documents, become void at the end of the Club year, unless specifically added to these bylaws. However, such documents are recommended to succeeding officers, Directors, and committee chairs as indicative of practices followed.

148Method of Electing MembersApproval

The Board shall approve or disapprove the proposal within 30 days of its submission, and shall notify the sponsor, through the Club Secretary, of its decision.

149Method of Electing MembersRotary Information

If the decision of the Board is favorable, the prospective member shall be informed of the purposes of Rotary and of the privileges and responsibilities of membership through a Rotary Information meeting. Following which the prospective member shall be requested to sign the membership proposal form and to permit his or her name and proposed classification to be published to the Club.

150Method of Electing MembersElection

If no written objection to the proposal, stating reasons, is received by the Board from any member (other than honorary) of the Club within seven (7) days following publication of information about the prospective member, that person, upon payment of the admission fee (if not honorary membership), as prescribed in these bylaws, shall be considered to be elected to membership. If any such objection has been filed with the Board, it shall vote on this matter at its next meeting. If approved despite the objection, the proposed member, upon payment of the admission fee (if not honorary membership), shall be considered to be elected to membership.

151Method of Electing MembersInduction

Following the election, the President shall arrange for the new member's induction, membership card, and new member Rotary literature. In addition, the President or Secretary will report the new member information to RI and the President will assign a member to assist with the new member's assimilation to the Club as well as assign the new member to a committee.

152Method of Electing MembersHonorary Members

The Club may elect, in accordance with the standard Rotary Club constitution, honorary members proposed by the Board.

71Approved AmendmentsNone

All Board approved amendments have been incorporated into these bylaws as of December 31, 2020.

271Tax-Exempt StatusTax-Exempt Status

The affairs of the corporation at all times shall be conducted in such a manner as to assure its status as a "publicly supported" organization as defined in section 509(a)(1) or section 509(a)(2) or section 509(a)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and so in other ways to qualify for exemption from tax pursuant to section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

272Tax-Exempt StatusDissolution

No part of the net earnings of the corporation shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributable to, its directors, or other private persons, except that the corporation shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered and to make payments and distributions in furtherance of charitable, religious and educational purposes. Notwithstanding any other provision of these articles of incorporation, the corporation shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on by (a) a corporation exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (or the corresponding provision of any future federal tax law), or (b) by a corporation, contributions to which are deductible under 26 U.S.C.A. ยง 170(c)(2) (or the corresponding provision of any future federal tax law).

Upon the dissolution or winding up of this corporation, its assets remaining after payment, or provision for payment, of all debts and liabilities of the corporation, shall be distributed to a nonprofit fund, foundation, or corporation that is organized and operated exclusively for religious or charitable purposes and which has established its tax exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or corresponding provisions of any subsequent federal tax laws.