Tri-City Corvette Club (SE Texas)
An Unincorporated Non-Profit Association
In accordance with the Articles of Association of the Tri-City Corvette Club (SE Texas), An Unincorporated Nonprofit Association, the following By-Laws shall govern the operation of the Tri-City Corvette Club (SE Texas).
The club shall be known as Tri-City Corvette Club (SE Texas), which was organized and officially started meeting the month of May in 1976.
Purpose of the club will be to promote the fellowship among Corvette owners’, in general, and Club members, in particular, and to provide a source of information about Corvettes to those needing assistance. The Club will participate in charitable activities as provided in the budget and voted on by the membership.
The Club will operate on a yearly basis with the fiscal year beginning June 1 and ending May 31, one year later. The outgoing President or Vice-President will start the June meeting and complete the old business and the newly elected President will preside upon election results. The election will be held by secret ballot voting will be held directly upon call to order at the June Meeting.
ELECTION OF OFFICERS
Elections of officers will be held as follows:
b. Nominees will be listed in the May Newsletter for consideration by the members.
c. Members may vote at the Junes meeting.
d. Secret ballot voting will be held directly upon call to order at the June meeting.
e. Ballots will then be counted by two Board Members who are not up for reelecting and new officers installed.
f. Decision is a majority of those votes cast.
OFFICERS, DUTIES AND SUPPORT
The governing body of the Tri-City Corvette Club (SE Texas) shall be a Board of Directors which will consist of eleven (11) Board members as follows, four (4) Officers, six (6) At-Large members and one (1) Past President.
PRESIDENT: The President shall:
*The immediate Past-President will serve as an Ex-officio member of the Board of Directors until at which time the President leaves office, then the exiting President will hold the position as Past President. The Ex-Officio will have all the rights and obligations of the board member or committee that they serve on. This includes the right to discuss, debate, make decisions, and vote.
VICE-PRESIDENT: The Vice-President shall:
SECRETARY: The Secretary shall:
1. Record all minutes and votes for both business and Board Meetings.
2. Keep a complete record of all proceedings of the organization.
3. Maintain a current draft of the Club By-laws.
TREASURER: The Treasurer shall:
The Membership Director shall:
1. Promote Club Membership to other Corvette Owners.
2. Record the membership attendance at meetings.
3. Be responsible for keeping track of club visitors, future member application and of new members being voted into the club.
4. Receive all returned applications and ensure such applications are properly completed.
5. Be responsible for maintaining an up-to-date roster of TCCC membership.
In association with the Treasurer, maintain a current listing of all Club Members
The Newsletter Editor shall:
The Webmaster shall:
NATIONAL CORVETTE MUSEUM AMBASSADOR:
The National Corvette Museum (NCM) Ambassador shall:
Committees shall be determined by the Board of Directors as required. The following shall be standing committees.
The Activities Committee shall:
1. Organize the social events for the Club.
2. Organize the Annual Awards Banquet.
SPONSORSHIP & MARKETING COMMITTEE:
The Sponsorship & Marketing Committee shall:
1. Be responsible for selling club sponsorship packages.
2. Be responsible for marketing the club.
The Scholarship Committee shall:
1. Be responsible for coordinating with Lamar University, who will make the selection of scholarship recipients for the club.
The Charities Committee shall:
1 Be responsible for recommendations of which charities the club should support.
CAR SHOW COMMITTEE:
The Car Show Committee shall:
1. Organize all Automotive Events.
2. Be responsible for all club equipment and property, its maintenance, storage, and disbursement.
3. Coordinate member participation in events promoting the TCCC with other clubs.
4. Organize automotive events that benefit the TCCC Charities.
B. In order to vote, in the June election, dues must be paid by the June meeting.
C. If dues are not paid by the June business meeting. The non-paying will be dropped from the roll of the Club.
D. Payment of dues entitles all membership privileges.
TCCC Member/National Corvette Museum Membership Policy
i. New TCCC members, that join the TCCC after August 1st, may join the NCM at any time on their own.
1. If a new TCCC member joins the NCM, they should inform the TCCC NCM Ambassador and the TCCC Treasurer.
ii. New TCCC member’s, who renew their TCCC membership the next year, will be added to the Official TCCC roster that is sent to the NCM. Their names will be included with all other TCCC member’s when the TCCC renews TCCC member NCM memberships.
To keep the process as simple as possible, the Official TCCC roster will only be sent one time each year. This makes the process manageable for both the TCCC and the NCM records.
A Full Member must be:
The Associate Memberships:
a. Available to persons who are not in the local area (defined as outside radius from Southeast Texas) and desire to maintain contact with the Club and meet the criteria of a full member.
b. Associate Members may attend meetings and events and if they meet the requirements may become regular members.
c. Associate Member must submit a Tri-City Corvette Club (SE Texas) membership application and voted in.
d Associate Membership does not carry the privilege of the vote.
e. Associate Members do not pay dues until they meet the requirements of the being a Full Member.
All requests for Participant members must be made through the membership Director for submission to the board for approval.
An attending majority, at a Club meeting, shall be deemed a majority and shall have the right to pass “Club Business” and decide about club activities, excluded is voting on Officers, as explained in ARTICLE IV.
Motions to impeach or expel any Officer, or Full Member will:
(A) All property of the Club shall be in the Club’s name.
(B) If the Club disbands, the property of the Club shall be disposed of in accordance with wishes of a majority vote of the members present at a Business Meeting.
(C) All funds belonging to the Club shall be deposited in an institution of the Treasurer’s choice, with Board Approval.
(D) The Treasurer or the President and Secretary shall sign checks and other orders for payments of money in the name of the club.
(E) The Treasurer shall make a written summary of finances to the Club at every Business and Officer Meeting
(F) Inventory of property belonging to the Club and where located shall be made available upon request and will be kept by the Car Show Committee Chairman.
The By-Laws may be amended, at any time, by an attending majority vote of the club members present at a Club meeting.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned have executed these By-Laws on this
1nd day of August 2023
Glinda Pareso, President
Liz Hanley, Secretary
Originally Adopted: February 1997
Revised & Adopted: June 2010
Amended & Adopted: April 2012
Revised & Adopted: October 2017
Amended & Adopted: April 2018
Amended & Adopted: August 2019
Amended & Adopted: August 2022
Amended & Adopted: August 2023