||Corvette Club of Utah
|ORGANIZED FEBRUARY 1964 WITH 8 MEMBERS
INCORPORATED WITH THE STATE OF UTAH
IN APRIL 1965
|⤝ ARTICLE I - PURPOSE ⤞
|SECTION 1: NAME
||The name of the Club is established in the Articles of Incorporation.
The Corvette Club of Utah (CCU) was organized in February 1964 by 8 members.
In April 1965, it was incorporated as Entity Number 598717-0140 with the State
of Utah as a Nonprofit Corporation (Articles of Incorporation Article 1).
|SECTION 2: PURPOSE
||The purpose of the Club, as defined in the Articles of Incorporation,
is to promote increased enjoyment of Corvette ownership for Club members by
providing planned, regulated, social and competitive activities, to provide
support to charitable organizations, and to encourage careful and skillful
driving on public highways.
|SECTION 3: COMMUNICATIONS
||The following forms of communication are used by the Club.
||Corvette Club of Utah Website - used to provide most current notice
of pending and future Club events. Provides access to Club Officers, key Club
documents, and historical pictures of Club activities.
||Social Media, Facebook - used to provide publicity of current Club
activities to Club members and other interested parties. Key method to
distribute publicity about the Club.
||Online Newsletter, Corvette Gazette - used to provide information
on past events or meetings and other non-time sensitive information to Club Members.
||Email - used to formally notify Club members of changes to meetings
or events or provide time sensitive information to Club members.
||Electronic Meeting Software Applications, e.g., Zoom - used to hold
any Club Meeting when circumstances arise that prevent the physical gathering
of Club members or officers.
|SECTION 4: RULES OF ORDER
||Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised (RONR) are used as a reference for
Parliamentary Procedures and Rules in Club Meetings, Voting, Officer Nominations,
Officer Elections, Duties of the President, Duties of the Vice President,
Duties of the Secretary, Duties of the Treasurer, and Duties of the Committee
Chairperson or Chair.
|⤝ ARTICLE II - FISCAL YEAR ⤞
|SECTION 1: FINANCE
||The fiscal period of the Club will run from January 1 of each year to
December 31 of the same year. The point system for Member of the Year
Competition (Article XII) will run for the same time period.
|SECTION 2: BUDGET
||The Treasurer will create a yearly budget of Club expenditures and projected
revenues for the upcoming fiscal year. This budget will be presented to the Club
membership at the March Membership Meeting. A simple majority vote of the
Members present at the March Membership Meeting is required for budget approval.
Any expenditures outside the budget must be approved per Article II, Section 4.
(See also Article IV, Section 6).
|SECTION 3: DISTRIBUTIONS
||The Articles of Incorporation provide restrictions on the distribution of
Club assets. The Treasurer (or designated individual(s) listed on account
signature cards) will receive all monies of the Club and deposit it into the
Club bank account and will make all payments of Club debts upon approval of
the majority of Club Officers. All contracts, checks, drafts, notes and other
orders for payment of money will be signed by the Club Treasurer. Receipts or
other supporting documents are required for all expenditures.
|SECTION 4: OBLIGATIONS
||No obligation, debt, or other liability will be incurred by the Treasurer
without the specific approval of the majority of Club Officers and must be in
accordance with the approved budget. If an unbudgeted proposed expenditure is
identified that is less than or equal to five hundred dollars ($500.00), it can
be approved by a two-third (2/3) majority vote of Club Officers. Any unbudgeted
expenditure under five hundred dollars ($500.00) approved by the Club Officers
must be presented for approval or ratification to the membership at the next
scheduled Regular Meeting. Any proposed expenditure exceeding five hundred
dollars ($500.00) must be approved by a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote of the
members present at a monthly membership meeting preceding the expenditure.
(See also Article IV, Section 6).
|SECTION 5: TREASURER REPORTS
||The Treasurer will give a report of the financial status of the Club
monthly at the Officers Meeting and quarterly at the monthly membership
meeting. This monthly and quarterly report must contain the summary amounts
and descriptions of all revenues and expenditures since the previous report,
balance of funds in all Club financial accounts, and any expected anomalies
to the approved budget in the future.
|SECTION 6: AUDITS
||If required, the President may create an Audit Committee consisting of
two or more members, with at least one member being a Club Officers, to examine
the financial accounts and verify whether the Treasurer's Report based upon
them is correct.
|⤝ ARTICLE III – MEMBERSHIP ⤞
|SECTION 1: MEMBERSHIP
||Membership in the Club will be based on one of four membership classes as
explained in Section 2 of this Article. Membership in any class must be approved
according to the procedures outlined in Article III. Any person not meeting
the guidelines/definitions of one of these classes will not be approved for
Club membership. (Articles of Incorporation, Article IV).
|SECTION 2: CLASSES OF MEMBERSHIP
||Member: A Corvette owner who holds a valid license to operate motor
vehicles upon the public roads and who is properly insured. Members are
entitled to all Club privileges. Any Member whose dues are not current
or who is not a member in good standing, will not be allowed to vote on any issue.
Companion Member: Any person that is closely associated with and proposed
by a Member. A Companion Member is entitled to all Club privileges of a Member
and can attend Club activities with or without the specific Corvette owner
Member. Any Companion Member whose dues are not current or who is not a
member in good standing, will not be allowed to vote on any issue.
Associate Member: An interested relative of a specific Corvette owner Member,
who has been identified by that Member to the Membership Chair. The Associate
Member has no Club privileges and is entitled to participate fully in all Club
events both social and competitive when accompanied by the relative Member.
The Associate Member is subject to such fees as may be assessed members for
participation in the events. The Associate Member will pay the full fee when
Member discounted fees are assessed for an event. Associate Members may not
vote, may not hold office in the Club, and may not participate in the annual
Member of the Year competition. This restriction may be waived for a specific
Associate Member when approved by a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote of the members
present at the monthly membership meeting (Article IV, Section 6). An Associate
Member does not need to own a Corvette.
Honorary Member: Any person or company nominated and elected to such membership
in the Club through the election procedures as outlined below for the election
of Club Officers under ARTICLE V. An Club Honorary Member is entitled to
participate fully in all Club events both social and competitive, but are
subject to such fees as may be assessed members for participation in the
events. An Honorary Member can bring one invited guest to Club events.
Honorary Members may not vote, may not hold office in the Club, and may
not participate in the annual Member of the Year competition. This restriction
may be waived for a specific Honorary Member when approved by a two-thirds
(2/3) majority vote of the members present at the monthly membership meeting
(Article IV, Section 6). An Honorary Member does not need to own a Corvette.
|SECTION 3: APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP
||Member applicants submit a completed and signed official Club Application for
Membership (available from the Membership Chair or the Club's website) for
themselves and their companion, together with the initiation fee and the
appropriate dues for the remainder of the fiscal year (see ARTICLE III Section 6).
They must show a valid motor vehicle operator's license, evidence of ownership of
a Corvette, and proof of public liability insurance coverage on that Corvette.
(An applicant for membership not having a valid operator's license, as a penalty
of traffic law violation, may not become a member until the proper government
authority has withdrawn the restriction from the operator's license.) The
application will be reviewed and annotated by the Membership Chair or his/her
Applicants who submit an application without designating a Companion
Membership application can request a Companion Member be added to applicant's
membership at a later date by submitting an amended Application for Membership
form to the Membership Chair. Seniority in the Club for the companion will
start when the amended application is approval.
Applications and amended applications will be reviewed and approved by a
majority of Club Officers. The Membership Chair will present the new member
and/or companion member to the Officers for approval by email, phone, or at
the next Officer's Meeting. The officers must vote to approve or disapprove
the application within four days of email notification. The Membership Chair
at the next Officer's Meeting will present the final vote tally on the proposed
new member, which will be entered into the minutes. Applications may be rejected
for cause. Any member or Officer may advise the Club President or Membership
Chair about why an application should be rejected. Upon application approval,
new members will be introduced and given their membership package by the Membership
Chair at the next monthly membership meeting.
Nonmembers must apply for membership status after attending no more than
two scheduled Club meetings or events. Associate and Honorary members are
excluded from this requirement.
|SECTION 4: RESIGNATION
||Any member may resign by submitting a letter of resignation to the
Club President directly or through the Membership Chair. His/her resignation
shall be effective upon receipt by the President, provided all indebtedness
to the Club is paid. No refund of fees or dues will be made to a resigning
|SECTION 5: EXPULSION
||A member having their license revoked as a penalty for traffic violation
forfeits Club membership and all rights and privileges thereof, effective the
date the revocation is legal and/or such a revocation is made known to the
Club President or Membership Chair. The Club member that is expelled under
this provision will be notified by mail of this expulsion. A Club member
expelled under this section is not entitled to any refunds or monies paid
to the Club as fees or dues. An expelled member may rejoin the Club when
the term of the license revocation has elapsed by submitting a written
application for membership and the appropriate dues to the Membership Chair.
A Corvette owner having become a Club member, then selling or otherwise disposing
of the Corvette may retain Club membership if that member so desires. However,
should it become evident to the Club that such a member has lost interest in
the Club a ruling majority may cancel the membership.
Membership will automatically lapse for nonpayment of dues at the end of
February each fiscal year. This clause, however, is subject to
ARTICLE III Section 6.
Any member may be expelled for an infraction of the Club rules or causing
embarrassment to the Club or Club Sponsor [Article VIII Section 4], or such
other causes as may be determined by the Club President and approved by the
majority of the Club Officers. The member will be notified by mail of an
action to expel and cause for expulsion. The member will have an opportunity
to submit in writing or in person his/her position on any cause for expulsion
of which he/she has been notified. The member will have 15 days to respond to
the notice to expel. After the member has submitted their position or the 15
days after notice has expired, a majority vote of the Club Officers will
determine if the member will be expelled.
|SECTION 6: INITIATION FEES AND DATES
||The initiation fee for a Member, with or without a Companion Member, is
thirty-five dollars ($35.00), and will include up to two name tags, a Club
window decal and copy of the Club Bylaws. A member that makes application without
a companion member may add one companion member in the future without paying
any additional fees. If a companion member changes and the member makes an
application to remove a Companion Membership and add another, they must pay
100 percent of the cost for the new companion's name tag. Annual Club dues
for a Member and Companion Member is forty dollars ($40.00). New member
applicants joining the Club in the first six (6) months of the fiscal year
(January through June) will pay the initiation fee of thirty-five dollars
($35.00) and the full year's dues of forty dollars ($40.00), for a total of
seventy-five dollars ($75.00). Applicants joining the Club in the last six
(6) months of the fiscal year (July through December) will pay the initiation
fee of thirty-five dollars ($35.00) and will pay a fee of twenty dollars
($20.00) for dues for the remaining fiscal year, for a total of fifty-five dollars
Associate Members and Honorary Members are not required to pay any initiation
fees or dues.
Club dues are due annually at the beginning of the calendar year regardless of
when the member joined during the year and must be paid by the end of February.
Should a member fail to pay his/her dues by the end of February, the person will
no longer be considered a Club member. They will not be able to participate in
future Club events or vote until they renew their membership and pay their dues
in full. After the end of February and before July 1st, the member
may pay their dues plus a ten-dollar ($10.00) late fee. After July 1st,
the individual's membership terminates. For the next 2 years, the option of
"coming back" to the club and only being responsible to pay only the annual
club dues, (not the membership fee) will be offered. This will reinstate them
as a member however they will start anew with club seniority. If new membership
name tags are needed, the member will be responsible for the cost. Note that this
"come back" reinstatement is good for one time only. After 2 years the former
member must apply as a brand-new member and pay the application fee and dues
Any changes to Club dues amount can only be made annually. Any proposed Club
dues change will be made at the October Nomination Meeting during the nomination
for Club Officers. The proposed new Club dues will be added to the Club Officers
Election ballot. A simple majority vote of the submitted Election Ballots is
needed for approval. The approved new Club dues goes into effect January 1 of
the following year. Any Member paying dues before January 1 would not be
required to pay any additional increase. The members will be notified of
the proposed new Club dues on Corvette Club of Utah Website.
|⤝ ARTICLE IV - MEETINGS ⤞
|SECTION 1: NOMINATION MEETING
||The Nomination Meeting for new Club Officers will be held the 3rd (third)
Wednesday of October each year for the purpose of nominating new Club Officers
for election (Article V). Reports from Club Officers and committee chairs and
such other Club business that normally come before the Membership Meeting are
completed before starting the nomination process. Nominations are made from
the floor. Nominations are made by opening nominations for the office starting
with the President. Each person wishing to nominate another for an office must
have received approval from the person to be nominated before nominating the
person. After all nominations have been made for the office, a motion is made
to close the nominations for that office. When the motion is seconded, then a
vote is taken of attending members. A nomination must be approved by a two-thirds
(2/3) majority vote of the members present at the Nomination Meeting
(Article IV, Section 6)ARTICLE I SECTION 3.
|SECTION 2: ELECTION MEETING
||The Election Meeting for new Club Officers will be held the 3rd (third)
Wednesday of November of each year [ARTICLE V]. The Election Committee will
collect completed Club Officers Election Ballots from the members before the
meeting starts and count them in a room separate from the Election Meeting.
Reports from Officers and committees, and such other business that normally
come before the Membership Meeting are completed while the ballots are being
counted. The Election Committee will announce the election results to the
membership before closure of the Election Meeting. When circumstances arise
that prevent the physical gathering of Club members, the Election Committee
will collect all absentee ballots in their original sealed envelope and
announce the election results to the Club President, who will notify Club
Members of the results as described in ARTICLE I Section 3.
|SECTION 3: REGULAR MEETING
||Regular Meetings will be held the 3rd (third) Wednesday of each month
with at least one meeting to be held in the Southern Region and one meeting
to be held in the Northern Region during each year. Reports from Officers
and committees, and such other business that normally come before the
Membership Meeting is completed.
|SECTION 4: QUARTERLY REPORT MEETING
||The Regular Meetings in January, April and July are designated as quarterly
report meetings. At these meetings and the Nomination Meeting in October, a
formal Treasurer's Financial Report will be made to the membership. The
reporting periods will run from January 1 to March 31, April 1 to June 30,
July 1 to September 30, and October 1 to December 31. Also, at these meetings,
a report of the current point totals in the Member of the Year Competition
will be made concerning the ten (10) top positions.
|SECTION 5: SPECIAL MEETING
||Special meetings may be called by the President in addition to regular meetings.
|SECTION 6: CLUB VOTING & RULING MAJORITY
||For purpose of this section, Members and Companion Members are voting
members. There must be a minimum of 30 voting members present at the Club
meeting to conduct Club business. Voting will be done by "Show of Hands" or
"Counted Vote"". The presiding Officer conducting the vote should make every
effort to maintain an appearance of impartiality. The presiding Officer
votes only if the vote is by ballot, or if there is a tie vote, the vote
by the Presiding Officer will break a tie vote. All Club actions, and
amendments to the Bylaws must be passed by a two-thirds (2/3) majority
vote of the voting members present at the monthly meeting where the subject
is presented for approval. All decisions other than the election of Officers
at the election meeting are to be considered Club actions. The election of
Officers and voting by proxy or absentee ballot shall be done as provided for
under ARTICLE V.
|SECTION 7: POLICY DECISIONS
||Any decisions regarding Club policy that require an immediate decision may be decided
by a vote of the majority of the Club officers.
|SECTION 8: OFFICER MEETINGS
||Regular Officer Meetings will be held the 2nd (Second) Wednesday of each
month or other date as determined by the Club President. Club Officers will
report on their areas of responsibility or assignments and conduct other Club
business on the meeting agenda. Only Officers will be allowed to vote at the
Officer Meeting. Voting will be done by "Show of Hands" or "Counted Vote"".
The Presiding Officer conducting the vote should make every effort to maintain
an appearance of impartiality. The Presiding Officer votes only if the vote
is by ballot, or if there is a tie vote, the vote by the Presiding Officer will
break a tie vote. The Chairs and Functional Managers are not required to
attend the Officer Meetings.
|SECTION 9: CONDUCTING CLUB MEETINGS
Agenda - The Club uses an Agenda to conduct business at Club Meetings.
It is a presiding Officer responsibility to make sure the Agenda is created and
used. The Agenda is key to keeping the meeting on topic and on time. Items not
on the agenda should be tabled until the next meeting.
Notice - All meetings require notice to participants at least a week
in advance using the methods of communication in ARTICLE I SECTION 3. Notice
should include when and where the meeting is to be held and the topics to be
discussed (Agenda). The Club Website can be used to give notice.
Minutes - Meetings of Nonprofit Corporations require minutes. Who
attended, what was discussed, assignments made, and actions taken. Use the
agenda and fill in the blanks. Distribute completed minutes to Club Membership
and document approval of the minutes by the meeting participants. Minutes must
be approved to become an official record of the meeting.
Actions - All Club actions should be in the form of a motion. The
motion needs to be seconded to be recognized by the chair and considered by
the Club. Reports are not actions and do not need motions.
Discussion - Discussion or debate always follows a motion. The motion
can be withdrawn or amended if something changes during the discussion.
Discussion needs to be open to all, productive, respectful, and on topic.
Resolution - All motions need to be resolved. Only one motion can
be considered at a time. If additional information or time is needed before
voting on the motion, the motion will be tabled or postponed for future
consideration. A vote is taken to close the motion following the guidelines
in ARTICLE IV SECTION 6. Results of the vote are recorded in the minutes.
|SECTION 10: DOOR PRIZES
Door prizes in the form of gifts, gift cards, or cash may be given at
Club meetings to encourage Club Membership attendance. Winners will
be selected in a random pick of the draw manner. The use and cost of
door prizes is approved by the Club Membership during the annual Club
Budget Process (Article II).
|SECTION 11: FOOD AT MEETINGS
The Club is not licensed to prepare or serve food for sale. Members who wish to
receive a meal at a club meeting should signup on the Club Website, (when required)
and agree to pay a fee in advance of, or during the meeting. The serving of food
and cost to members are to be determined by the Club Officers for each event.
Meetings where meals are served may be indicated as sold out when Club Website
signups reach the maximum allowed number of participants.
|⤝ ARTICLE V - OFFICERS ⤞
|SECTION 1: OFFICER ELIGIBILITY
||Corvette Club of Utah (CCU) members are eligible to be elected for Officer positions after at
least 6 months of membership.
Any candidate for the office of President must have been a member for at least one year with a
minimum of fifty percent (50%) attendance at Club monthly meetings and Club point events and served
as an Officer in any capacity prior to being nominated for President. Point events are noted on the
Club web page. The eligibility year for attendance will run from October 1st to September 30th.
Should no prior or current Officer accept the nomination for President, this requirement can be
waived at the Nomination Meeting in favor of an ineligible nominated member by a Club Ruling
Majority [ARTICLE IV Section 6].
|SECTION 2: NUMBER OF OFFICERS
||The Board of Directors, who are also known as Officers of the Club shall be: President,
Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. They are legally responsible for the daily operation
of the Corvette Club of Utah. They shall serve for an elected term of one year, beginning
1 January through 31 December of the year following their election. All members serving as
Officers may have their membership paid in full at the end of a satisfactory year of service
to the Club in lieu of a Service Recognition Plaque from the Club and if approved by the Club
Membership during the annual Club Budget Process (Article II).
To assist Officers and to help in Club operations, the President may appoint persons to
serve in other capacities, as outlined and described in Article VII following. Such positions
may include Gazette Editor, Historian, Membership Chair, Special Events Chair, National Corvette
Museum Ambassador, and Webmaster. These positions will be collectively referred to as "chairs
or functional managers". (See Article VII for more details about these positions.) All members
serving in these leadership roles may have their membership paid in full at the end of satisfactory
year of service to the club in lieu of a Service Recognition Plaque from the Club and if approved
by the Club Membership during the annual Club Budget Process (Article II).
|SECTION 3: NOMINATION AND ELECTION OF OFFICERS
||Candidates for Club Officers shall be selected and nominated on a voluntary basis. Candidate
selections will be made during the Nomination Meeting in October of each year. During that meeting,
nominees may volunteer or be nominated for office. Candidates must be in agreement before they are
nominated at the Nomination Meeting. Nominees may provide a brief explanation of their qualifications
for the office they seek at the Nomination Meeting.
The Secretary will record the names of the nominees for the various offices during the meeting.
Members not able to attend the meeting may obtain a list of the nominees on or after that date
from the Secretary.
Ballots for Officers will be cast at the Election Meeting in November of each year. Members and
Companion Members may each submit a ballot to vote. Ballots are to be marked in secret and submitted
to the Election Committee at the beginning of the Election Meeting. A vote may be done by proxy.
The voting Member or Companion Member must provide their proxy (i.e., person casting the vote on
behalf of the member) with written and signed authorization to cast their proxy vote. The proxy
will attach the authorization to the vote when submitting the vote to the Election Committee at the
Election Meeting. Voting by absentee ballot should be mailed or hand delivered to the Election
Committee in a sealed envelope marked as a ballot on the outside. The address to mail the absentee
ballot will be included on the ballot posted on the Club Website. The Election Committee must
receive absentee ballots before the Election Meeting in order to be counted.
All Officers shall be elected by a majority vote of the valid ballots submitted to the Election
Committee at the Election Meeting. A flip of a coin shall determine the winner in the event of a
tie for any office. In the case of a three or more tie for an office, the winner will be determined
by drawing the marked paper slip from a box with slips of paper equal to the number of people tied
for the office. One slip will be pre-marked to designate it as the winning slip. The winner shall be
the person that draws the marked slip.
In the event an Officer position is vacant because the Officer resigns or becomes unable to hold
the office through the end of his/her term, the other Officers shall appoint a Member to fill the
vacancy for the remainder of the current term, subject to the approval of the Club by consent of
two-thirds (2/3) Club Members attending the meeting following the appointment [ARTICLE IV Section 6].
An Officer may be removed from office by the consent of voting members as outlined in
ARTICLE IV Section 6.
All Officers are expected to attend Monthly Officers' meetings in addition to Regular Meetings,
and as many events as possible. They are not eligible for the Member of the Year traveling trophy.
Officers are encouraged to meet and greet new members, guests, and current members at events and meetings.
|SECTION 4: ELECTION COMMITTEE
||The Election Committee shall consist of one non-running or past Officer and two (2) members.
The Officer and members will be appointed by the majority of current Officers with the consent of
the members as outlined in ARTICLE IV Section 6. This shall be done at the Nomination Meeting in
|SECTION 5: CHAIRS AND FUNCTIONAL MANAGERS
||The Club President will notify the membership at a Regular Meeting when a vacancy occurs or
is projected to occur for a Chair or Functional Manager position. Members apply for the vacant
position by submitting a letter or email to the Club President stating their qualifications for
the position. President will select the most qualified candidate with the approval of the Club
Officers at the Officersâ€™ Meeting and with the consent of the members [ARTICLE IV Section 6] at
the next scheduled Regular Meeting.
The Chairs and Functional Managers may resign from their positions by submitting a letter of
resignation to the Club President. They can also be removed from their position by the consenting
vote of two-thirds (2/3) Club majority [ARTICLE IV Section 6].
|⤝ ARTICLE VI - OFFICERS DUTIES ⤞
|SECTION 1: DUTIES OF THE PRESIDENT
||The President is the chief executive of the Club. The President is responsible for all
meetings defined in ARTICLE IV.
The President opens the Club Meeting on time by calling the members to order.
The President recognizes members entitled to speak at the Club Meeting.
The President protects the Club Meeting from annoyance from evidently frivolous
or dilatory motions by refusing to recognize them.
The President assists in the expediting of Club business in every way compatible
with the rights of the members, as by allowing brief remarks when undebatable motions
are pending, if the President thinks it is advisable.
The President restrains the members when engaged in debate, within the rules of
The President enforces on all occasions the observance of order and decorum among
the members, deciding all questions of order (subject to an appeal to the assembly
by any two members) unless when in doubt he prefers to submit the question for the
decision of the members.
The President informs the members, when necessary, or when referred to for the
purpose, on a point of order or practice pertinent to pending business.
The President coordinates with and approves the Club's Events Calendar maintained
by the Special Events Chair.
The President may call special meetings of members and Officers under the provisions
of ARTICLE IV Section 5.
The President may form Special Committees for a particular purpose, such as a special
event or bylaws change, as needed. Club Officers will select the most qualified
candidate for the Committee Chair and members of the Committee at the
Officers Meeting and inform the members of the selection at the next
scheduled Regular Meeting.
The President maintains a detailed transition guide for the next President..
|SECTION 2: DUTIES OF THE VICE PRESIDENTS
||In the absence of the President, or in the case of his resignation or inability to act,
the duties of the President will be performed by the Vice President
The Vice President will assist the President as requested by the President
in the administration of the Club.
The Vice President attends and votes at Officer Meetings.
The Vice President maintains a detailed transition guide for the next Vice President.
|SECTION 3: DUTIES OF THE SECRETARY
||The Secretary attends all Club Meetings of members and Officers. The Secretary keeps
a record, called minutes, of all Club Meetings. A copy of the minutes is sent
to members for information purposes. Corrections are verified at the next
The Secretary keeps on file all chair, committee, and financial reports.
The Secretary keeps the ClubÕs official attendance roll and calls the roll, where
it is required. The Secretary will have custody of Club records of members'
attendance and records the number of points earned by members for the Member of
the Year Competition.
The Secretary makes minutes and records available to members upon request.
The Secretary notifies Officers, Chairs, Functional Managers, and Committee Members
of their election or appointment, furnishes committees with whatever documents
are required for the performance of their duties, and has on hand at each
meeting a list of all existing committees and their members.
The Secretary maintains record book(s) in which bylaws, special rules of order,
standing rules, and minutes are entered, and has the current record book(s)
on hand at every meeting. These books are transitioned to the new secretary
at the end of office.
The Secretary sends to the membership a notice of each meeting as outlined
in ARTICLE I SECTION 3, known as the call of the meeting, and facilitates the
general correspondence of the Club.
Before each meeting, the Secretary prepares an agenda for the presiding Officer.
The agenda shows all matters known in advance that are due to be discussed at
the meeting in order and under the appropriate headings.
The Secretary, in the absence of the President and Vice-President, calls the meeting to
order and presides.
In the absence of the Secretary from any meeting, the presiding Officer will choose
someone to act as Secretary for the purpose keeping meeting minutes.
The Secretary sends Birthday, Get Well, and Sympathy greetings to the members as needed.
The Secretary attends and votes at Officer Meetings.
The Secretary retains a copy of reports from quarterly meetings as part of the
meeting minutes, as outlined in ARTICLE IV Section 4.
The Secretary maintains a detailed transition guide for the next Secretary.
|SECTION 4: DUTIES OF THE TREASURER
||Subject to restrictions in the Articles of Incorporation, ARTICLE II FINANCE, and
subject to other such conditions and restrictions as may be made by the Officers, the
Treasurer maintains custody of all Club funds, debts, and obligations belonging to the
Club. The Treasurer and Membership Chair are authorized to accept Club dues, or any
other funds received from members. Receipts will be issued to any person applying
for membership and paying dues to the Treasurer.
The Treasurer uses Quicken QuickBooks software to track Club finances and
The Treasurer will keep up-to-date membership records from membership applications.
The Treasurer will create a yearly budget as outlined in ARTICLE II Section 2.
The Treasurer updates the Club banking account signature card(s) at the start of each
term of office.
The Treasurer will receive all monies of the Club, including those received
by the Membership Chair, and deposits them into the Club bank account. The
Treasurer will make all payments of Club financial obligations as outlined
in ARTICLE II Section 3 and will give a report of the financial status of
the Club as outlined in ARTICLE II Section 5.
No obligation, debt or other liability will be incurred by the Treasurer
without the specific approval of a majority of the Officers and in accordance
with the approved budget as outlined in ARTICLE II Section 4.
The Treasurer will be the ClubÕs Registered Agent. The TreasurerÕs home address
will be the ClubÕs Registered Office and Principal Place of Business. The Treasurer
renews the incorporation of the Corvette Club of Utah with the State of Utah each year.
The Treasurer will file any required Federal and State tax forms for the Corvette
Club of Utah with the appropriate governmental agencies each year.
The Treasurer will pick up mail addressed to the Club from the ClubÕs post office
box at least weekly and will distribute it to the appropriate Officers.
In the absence of the Treasurer from any activity, the President will appoint
another Officer to act as Treasurer for that activity. Any funds collected
will be turned over to the Treasurer at the first opportunity but no later
than a week following the activity.
The Treasurer attends and votes at Officer Meetings.
The Treasurer provides the Club financial records, checkbook, debit cards,
and Club copy of Quick Books to the new Treasurer.
The Treasurer maintains a detailed transition guide for the next Treasurer.
|SECTION 11: ASSUMPTION OF DUTIES
||Another Officer may assume any other OfficerÕs duties, if necessary..
|⤝ ARTICLE VII - CHAIRS AND FUNCTIONAL MANAGERS ⤞
||INTRODUCTION: They are responsible for the daily operation of their specific Club function.
They shall serve until they resign or are removed. All members serving in these leadership
roles may have their membership paid in full at the end of a satisfactory year of service to
the Club in lieu of a Service Recognition Plaque from the Club and when approved by the Club
Membership during the annual Club Budget Process (Article II). Chairs and Functional Managers
are not Officers and do not attend Officers' Meetings. Chairs are considered Chairpersons
of Standing Committees and may have members to assist in the duties of the committee. The
following explains the duties of each chair or functional manager.
|SECTION 1: DUTIES OF THE EDITOR
||The Editor assembles the Club's bi-monthly newsletter.
The Editor receives articles and pictures from Officers and members about Club activities,
WSCC Activities, NCM News, Corvette Racing News, or other Corvette-related items of interest
to Club members. The Editor communicates with the President about newsletter contents.
The Club newsletter (Gazette) is published on the Club website and can be downloaded in full
or in part by members when printed copies are desired.
The Editor will forward a final copy of the Gazette in a suitable format agreed to
with the Club Webmaster for publication to the Club website before the start of each
The Gazette Editor maintains a detailed transition guide for the next Gazette Editor.
|SECTION 2:   DUTIES OF THE HISTORIAN
||The Historian is responsible for recording a pictorial account of Club events. The
Historian communicates with the President about the pictorial account contents.
The Historian provides an edited copy of pictures for each Club event to the Editor and
the Club Webmaster for publication to the Club website after each event.
If unable to attend a function, the Historian may designate a Member as to take pictures.
The Historian maintains a detailed transition guide for the next Historian.
|SECTION 3: DUTIES OF THE MEMBERSHIP CHAIR
||The Membership Chair is responsible for managing the recruitment effort of the Club.
The Membership Chair communicates with the President about Club membership.
The Membership Chair processes membership applications as outlined in ARTICLE III Section 3.
The Membership Chair explains Club policies to prospective members. This includes
assisting prospective members in completing membership applications and collecting
initiation fees and dues.
The Membership Chair issues a Club decal and nametag(s) to new members. The Membership
Chair shows new members how to find the Articles of Incorporation and Club Bylaws on
the ClubÕs website.
The Membership Chair welcomes and introduces all new members to the Club at Regular Meetings.
The Membership Chair orders Club nametags and maintains a supply of window decals and
embroidered Club patches.
The Membership Chair provides Committee Reports at the Regular Club Meeting.
The Membership Chair maintains a detailed transition guide for the next Membership Chair.
|SECTION 4: DUTIES OF THE SPECIAL EVENTS CHAIR
||The Special Events Chair schedules, organizes, and coordinates all Club events as defined in
The Special Events Chair maintains the Club's Event Calendar. The Special Events Chair
communicates with the President about Club events, points events, and the Club's
The Special Events Chair is responsible for monthly birthday celebrations, annual
Holiday Party, and the annual Awards Banquet as approved by Club Membership during
the annual Club Budget Process (Article II).
Door prizes in the form of gifts, gift cards, or cash may be given at monthly birthday
celebrations to encourage Club Membership attendance. Winners will be selected in
a random pick of the draw manner. The use and cost of door prizes is approved by
the Club Membership during the annual Club Budget Process (Article II).
The Special Events Chair coordinates other Club events proposed and organized by Officers,
members, associate clubs, and other car clubs.
The Special Events Chair coordinates requests from other organizations to have the
Corvette Club of Utah participate in their event.
The Special Events Chair designates which events are Club point events.
The Special Events Chair coordinates fundraising activities in support of the Club
The Special Events Chair provides Committee Reports at the Regular Club Meeting.
The Special Events Chair maintains a detailed transition guide for the next Special Events Chair.
|SECTION 5: DUTIES OF THE NATIONAL CORVETTE MUSEUM AND PUBLIC RELATIONS AMBASSADOR
||The National Corvette Museum Ambassador (Ambassador) is the communication link between the
Corvette Club of Utah and the National Corvette Museum. The Ambassador must be a current
member of the National Corvette Museum. The Ambassador is responsible for keeping the
members informed of Museum activities and events. The Ambassador should attend the
NCM Membership and Ambassador Meetings.
The Ambassador reviews the NCM Ambassador Points Program and earns a minimum of
50 points per year. The Ambassador reports the number of points earned the previous
year each January to the NCM on the NCM Ambassador's Facebook Page.
The Ambassador must be a current member of the Western States Corvette Council (WSCC)
and either acts as or works with the Club representative to WSCC. The Ambassador
keeps members informed of WSCC activities and events. The Ambassador should attend
WSCC Quarterly Business Meetings.
The Ambassador is responsible for public promotion of the Corvette Club of Utah and its
activities. Under the direction of and with the knowledge of the President, the Ambassador
provides press releases for significant Club events to sources such as newspapers, radio,
television, magazines, as well as Corvette Clubs and associations in Utah and in other
The Ambassador administers and moderates the CCU Facebook Page. The Facebook Page is
used to keep members and the general public aware of Club events and news. The Ambassador
shares page notifications from NCM, WSCC, Car Clubs, and other Corvette-related sites
that would be of interest to the Club membership.
The Ambassador communicates with the President about NCM news and Club Publicity.
The Ambassador maintains a detailed transition guide for the next Ambassador.
|SECTION 6: DUTIES OF THE WEB MASTER
||The Webmaster is responsible for maintaining and updating the Club's official website -
www.corvetteClubofutah.org. Information on the website must be in harmony with Club
purposes. Information will be updated regularly, giving Club members and prospective
members current information about Club events and activities. The Webmaster keeps the
President informed of significant changes to the web page.
The Web Master renews the URL for the Club and contract for the service provider for the
Club website each year.
The Webmaster will be responsible for the official copy of the Articles of Incorporation
and Club Bylaws as outlined in ARTICLE XI SECTION 2.
The Webmaster communicates with the President about Club Website contents.
The Webmaster maintains a detailed transition guide for the next Webmaster.
|SECTION 7: ASSUMPTION OF DUTIES
||Another officer if necessary may assume any officer’s duties.
|⤝ ARTICLE VIII - ACTIVITIES ⤞
|SECTION 1: ACTIVITIES
||Club activities consist of planned trips, social gatherings, and competitive
events coordinated by the Special Events Chair. Events are planned by the
Special Events Chair, Officers and Members and then scheduled by the Special
Events Chair in coordination with the President. Any suggestions from Club
members are welcome. Any member wishing to plan and direct an event will be
allowed to do so after receiving the Special Events Chair approval, as long
as the Special Events Chair confirms the event is in keeping with Club policies
and purpose. Any committee required to organize an event will be formed
according to the provisions in ARTICLE VII Section 4,.
Organizers of Club events are responsible for submitting articles with particulars
to the Gazette Editor, Historian, and Webmaster for publication in the Club
Newsletter and Website.
|SECTION 2: NOTIFICATION OF ACTIVITIES
||Members are advised of all events via the Club website, Club newsletter and
email as outlined in ARTICLE I SECTION 3. Activities will be planned so
that all particulars may be outlined on the Club website and in the Club
newsletter. Members are notified of changes or new activities by email.
The website will be updated regularly to reflect current information about
Club events and activities.
|SECTION 3: PARTICIPATION IN ACTIVITIES
||For events where only limited participation is possible, a signup will be
established on the Club website and member participants will be selected
in the order that they signed up for the event. The Club website will
indicate the event as "Sold Out" when all participant slots are taken.
A vote of Club Officers will settle any disputes.
Any member participating in a car show as a club display will conform
to the organizer's rules and registration procedures. Vehicles displayed
will be registered and insurance in accordance with State of Utah. Vehicles
will be clean and present a favorable image of the Club. Additional promotional
signs or displays for the purpose of personal gain or profit will not be
permitted at any car show identified as a club display, unless specifically
approved by the Officers.
|SECTION 4: CONDUCT OF MEMBERS
||Club members participating in Club activities will conduct themselves in a
socially acceptable manner. Anyone causing embarrassment to the Club or
Club Sponsor will be subject to expulsion under ARTICLE III Section 5.
The Club travels in Corvette caravans. The Organizer is the leader of the
caravan and communicates with other members of the caravan using a GMRS
radio. Members are encouraged to purchase a GMRS radio. A designated
trail vehicle communicates with the leader using the GMRS radio and stops
with any member that drops out of the caravan. Members traveling in the
caravan stay between the Organizer and trail vehicle. Drivers should follow
all traffic laws, not obstruct traffic flow, allow other vehicles to safely
move between Corvettes in the caravan when changing lanes, and ensure safe
distance between vehicles before merging back into the end of the caravan
after passing a vehicle.
The leader of the caravan will hold a drivers' meeting before starting travel
for the day to provide a general itinerary, give cautions about the route or
traffic, and any additional instructions to members for the safe operation of
|SECTION 5: MEMBER ORGANIZED EVENTS
||Events that are organized by Club Members will be counted as points events
toward Member of the Year. Organizers of events will be required to provide
attendance information to the Secretary and photos to the Historian
|⤝ ARTICLE IX - CLUB ROSTER ⤞
|SECTION 1: CLUB ROSTER
||The Club roster is maintained by the Treasurer in QuickBooks. It will be Club policy to
provide copies of the Club Roster in a spreadsheet report to the Club Officers only.
To preserve the privacy of the members, a general distribution of member's names,
addresses and phone numbers will only be made to Officers, Chairs, Functional Managers,
and Associate Clubs. Any other person, including members, requesting this information
for a specific member must contact an Officer or designated representative who will
contact the member and provide the contact information of the requesting individual
to the member after gaining permission from the member to release their information to
The Club roster will indicate class of membership, contact information of members,
month and day of member's birthday, and Corvette ownership information. Contact
information includes mailing address, phone numbers, and email address. Ownership
information includes year, model, type, color, and license plate number.
It is the members responsibility to notify the Treasurer with any changes to
contact information or Corvette ownership.
|⤝ ARTICLE X - LIABILITY ⤞
|SECTION 1: PERSONAL LIABILITY
||All persons or corporations extending credit to, contracting with, or having any
claim against the Club or its Officers, will look only to funds and property of
the Club for payment of any such contract or claim or for payment of any debt,
damage, judgement, or decree or any other money that may otherwise become payable
to them from the Club or the Officers; so that neither the members of the Club,
the Officers, present nor future, will be liable personally, therefore.
|SECTION 2: WAIVER OF LIABILITY
||All members agree to a waiver of liability as a condition of membership. All
participants in any Club-sponsored activity for which a participation entrance
fee is required must sign a liability waiver that will release the Club from
liability for damages caused by or to the participant.
|SECTION 3: INSURANCE
||All members must have liability and collision insurance on their Corvette as required
by the State of Utah to participate in any Club-sponsored activity involving their
Corvette. The Club will also maintain insurance to protect the Club and Officers.
The Club policy is approved by the Club membership during the annual Club Budget
Process (Article II).
|⤝ ARTICLE XI - BYLAWS ⤞
|SECTION 1: AMENDMENT TO THE BYLAWS
||Officers of the Club or any ten (10) voting members by written proposal submitted to the President
may propose an amendment to the Bylaws. Upon such a proposal being made, the proposal shall
be made to the members at the next regularly scheduled Club meeting for review. The changes
will be then posted on the website until the next regularly scheduled meeting for member
comments, at which time a vote will be taken. If two-thirds (2/3) of the members present
that are qualified to vote, vote in favor of the proposal, the proposed amendment shall
thereby be approved and adopted. All proposals brought before the Club must be in writing
and may be modified by the proposing member after discussion but must be in writing when an
approval vote is made.
|SECTION 2: COPY OF THE BYLAWS
||An official copy of the bylaws will be posted on the Corvette Club of Utah's website. Changes
to the bylaws, once approved by the membership, will be provided to the Webmaster by the Secretary
in both hardcopy and softcopy form. The webmaster will maintain a record of changes, also reviewable
on the Corvette Club of Utah website.
|⤝ ARTICLE XI - YEARLY AWARDS ⤞
|SECTION 1: MEMBER OF THE YEAR COMPETITION
||To further encourage participation in the Club, an annual Member of the Year Award is hereby
established. Points will be awarded to members for their participation and a winner will be
determined by the highest score for each calendar year. Recognition and presentation of
the Club traveling trophy will be made at the annual Awards Banquet to be held near the
beginning of the next year. Participation awards will be given to runners-up as appropriate.
Club Officers will not be eligible to receive these awards, as their participation in the
Club activities is part of the job. The Secretary tracks the points for the Member of the
Year Award as outlined in ARTICLE VI SECTION 3.
|SECTION 2: POINT SYSTEM FOR MEMBER OF THE YEAR COMPETITION
|Attendance at a Club Meeting, Event, or Car Show
|Show a car in a Club Car Show
|Plan or help plan a Club Meeting, Event, or Car Show
|Bonus for planning a multi-day event
|Recruiting a new member
|⤝ ARTICLE XIII - LOGO ⤞
|SECTION 1: LOGO
||The Corvette Club of Utah logo is a trademark of the Club and any use of the
logo must be authorized by a majority vote of the Officers.
|⤝ ARTICLE XIV - CLUB CHARITY ⤞
|SECTION 1: CLUB CHARITY
||The The Club will select a charity that it will donate to on an annual basis.
Nominations for the charity will be conducted during the Nomination Meeting.
Nominated charities will be placed on the election ballot and determined by
majority vote at the election meeting. In the event of a tie vote, a flip of
the coin will determine the charity. The selected charity will be the Club charity
beginning in January each year. The amount of the donation cannot exceed the amount
earned through activities, overages for club items sold, such as jackets, hats,
calendars, etc. and any amount directly donated by members. Funds will not be
allocated to charities from Club funds collected from dues or the Club sponsor.
Only one charity will be financially supported during the year.
The Club may select other charities to do service work for where no financial
support is provided.
|⤝ ARTICLE XV - ASSOCIATE CLUBS ⤞
|SECTION 1: NATIONAL CORVETTE MUSEUM (NCM)
||The Club is a Lifetime Member of the National Corvette Museum. Members are encouraged
to join and support the NCM by buying merchandise at the Corvette Store and purchasing
Corvette raffle tickets. Every five years the NCM sponsors a National Corvette Caravan
to the museum for its Anniversary Celebration. A Caravan Captain is designated by NCM
for the Northern California, Nevada, and Utah Caravan. The Club Officers designate a
Caravan Co-Captain for the Corvette Club of Utah. The Co-Captain plans the Club's
travel to and from the Anniversary Celebration at the NCM.
|SECTION 2: WESTERN STATES CORVETTE COUNCIL (WSCC)
||The Club is a non-voting member of the Western States Corvette Council. Members are
encouraged to join. WSCC promotes events such as Auto-Crossing and organizes the
Corvette Corral for the IMSA Races at the Laguna Seca Weather Tech Raceway. If enough
Club members join WSCC, the Club will become a voting member of WSCC and will fall
under the insurance umbrella of WSCC.
|⤝ ARTICLE XVI - DISSOLUTION ⤞
|SECTION 1: DISSOLVING THE CLUB
||The President must call a special meeting with the sole purpose
to dissolve the Corvette Club of Utah. Members may vote to
terminate the Club by a consenting vote of two-thirds (2/3)
Club majority [ARTICLE IV Section 6]. If approved, the Club
is dissolved, and assets distributed in accordance with the
ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION.