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Fair Grove Lions Bylaws 2009-2010

LIONS INTERNATIONAL OBJECTS
 
TO CREATE and foster a spirit of understanding
Among the people of the world.
 
TO PROMOTE the principles of good government
and good citizenship.
 
TO TAKE an active interest in the civic, cultural,
Social and moral welfare of the community.
 
TO UNITE the clubs in the bonds of friendship,
good fellowship and mutual understanding.
 
TO PROVIDE a forum for the open discussion of
All matters of public interest; provided, however,
That partisan politics and sectarian religion shall
not be debated by club members.
 
TO ENCOURAGE service-minded men or women to serve
their community without personal financial reward,
and to encourage efficiency and promote high
ethical standards in commerce, industry,
professions, public works and private endeavors.
 
1.
FAIRGROVE LIONS CLUB ORGANIZATION PLAN

OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS
(BOARD OF DIRECTORS)
PRESIDENT
SECRETARY
TREASURER
1ST VICE-PRESIDENT
TAIL TWISTER
2ND VICE- PRESIDENT
IMM. PAST PRESIDENT
2 DIRECTORS (FIRST YEAR)
2 DIRECTORS (SECOND YEAR)
LION TAMER
 
COMMITTEES
Attendance 
Constitution and By-Laws
Convention
Finance & Budget
Membership
Program
Public Relations & Publicity
Greeter
Sight Conservation & Blind
Buildings & Grounds
Other (as appointed by President)
Health Education & Welfare
Athletics
Flowers
Safety
Chaplain
Civic & Community Betterment
Building & Grounds
 
2.
CLUB MEETING
(SUGGESTED ORDER OF BUSINESS)
 
     6:30 p.m.     Dinner
                   .     Meeting called to Order by President
     7:00 p.m.     Pledge to Flag
     
     7:02 p.m.     Song
 
     7:05 p.m.     Invocation
 
     7:30 p.m.     Introduction of Guests
                         Program or Business
                         Announcements
                         Sick Report
                         Door Prize
                         Adjournment
 
     Tail Twister should not allow dull periods.  He or she should keep things moving and joyous by tales and collection
of fines.  (25 cents)
 
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
(Suggested Order of Business)
 
Board meeting held first Monday of each month.
                             
1.          Meeting Called to Order by President
2.          Roll Call
3.          Remarks by Presdient
4.          Reading and Approval of Minutes of Previous Meeting.
5.          Reading of Communications
6.          Report of Secretary
7.          Report of Treasurer
8.          Report of Committees
9.          Unfinished Business
10.        New Business
11.        Adjournment
 
3.
CONSTITUTION
 
 ARTICLE I
NAME, SLOGAN AND MOTO
 
     Section A.   The name of this organization shall be the Lions Club of Fairgrove, Thomasville, N.C. chartered by and under the jurisdiction of, The International Association of Lions Clubs (hereinafter referred to as “Association”).  Chartered December 7, 1949.
 
     Section B.   Its Slogan shall be:   Liberty, Intelligence, Our Nation’s Safety.
 
     Section C.   Its Motto shall be:     We serve.
 
ARTICLE II
Purpose and Objects
 
The Objects of this club shall be:
 
A.      To create and foster a spirit of understanding among the people of the world.
 
B.      To promote the principles of good government and good citizenship.
 
C.      To take an active interest in the civic, cultural, social and moral welfare of the Community.
 
D.      To unite the members in the bonds of friendship, good fellowship and mutual understanding.
   
E.       To provide a forum for the open discussion of all matters of public interest; Provided, however, that partisan politics and sectarian religion shall not be Debated by club members.
 
F.       To encourage service-minded men and women to serve their community without personal financial reward, and to encourage efficiency and promote high ethical standards in commerce, industry, professions, public works and private
endeavors.
 
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ARTICLE III
MEMBERSHIP
 
     Section A.   Subject to the provisions of Section B hereinafter, any person of legal majority and good moral character and good reputation in his community, may be
granted membership in this Lions Club.
 
     Section B.   Membership in this Lions Club shall be as follows:
 
     (1)   ACTIVE:   A member entitled to all rights and privileges and subject to all obligations which membership in a Lions Club confers or implies.  Without limiting such rights and obligations, such rights shall include eligibility to seek, if otherwise qualified, any office in this club, District or Association and the right to vote on all matters requiring a vote of the membership; and such obligations shall include regular attendance, prompt payment of dues, participation in club activities and conduct reflecting a favorable image of this Lions Club in the community.
 
     (2)   MEMBER-AT LARGE:   A member of this club who has moved from the community, or because of health or other legitimate reason, is unable regularly to attend club meetings and desires to retain membership in this club, and upon whom the Board of Directors of this club desires to confer this status.  This status shall be reviewed each six months by the Board of  Directors of this club.  A Member-at-Large shall not be eligible to hold office or to vote in District or International meetings or conventions.
 
     (3)   HONORARY:   An individual, not a member of this Lions Club, having performed outstanding service for the community or this Lions Club, upon whom this club desires to confer special distinction.  This club shall pay entrance fees and International and District dues on such a manner, who may attend meetings, but shall not be entitled to any privileges of Active Membership.
 
     (4)   PRIVILEGED:   A member of this club who has been a Lion fifteen or more years, who, because of illness, infirmities, advanced age or other legitimate reason, as
determined by the Board of Directors of this club, must relinquish their Active status. He or she shall have the right to vote and be entitled to all other privileges of member-
ship except the right to hold Club, District or International office.
 
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     (5)   LIFE MEMBER:   Any member of this club who has maintained continous Active membership as a Lion for 25 or more years and rendered outstanding service to this club, their community, or this Association; or any member of this club who has maintained such continuous Active membership for 20 or more years and has served as an Officer of this Association may be granted Life Membership in this club upon:
 
(1)      recommendation of this club to the Association,
 
(2)      payment to the Association of $150.00 by this club in lieu of all future dues to the Association, and
 
(3)      approval by the International Board of Directors.  
      
A Life Member shall have all privileges of Active  Membership so long as he fulfills all obligations thereof.
 
     Section C.   No Person shall simultaneously hold membership, other that Life or Honorary, in this and any other Lions Club; and no person shall simultaneously  hold membership, other than Honorary, in this Lions Club and any other service club of like character.
 
     Section D.   Membership in this Lions club shall be acquired by invitation only. Nominations shall be made on forms provided by the International Office, which shall be signed by a member in good standing who shall act as sponsor and be submitted to the membership chairman or the club secretary, who, after investigation, shall submit the same to the Board of Directors.  If approved by a majority of said Board, the prospect may then be invited to become a member of this club.  A properly filled out membership form and membership fee must be in the hands of the secretary before the member may be officially inducted into the club or be reported to the Association as a club member.
 
     Section E.   Reinstatement of Membership: Any member dropped from membership in this club may be reinstated, within six  (6) months from the date of termination of his membership by a majority vote of the Board of Directors.  In the event more than six (6) months have elapsed between such termination and his or her reinstatement application, it will be necessary for them to come into the club under the procedure set forth in Section D of this Article III.
 
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     Section F.   Transfer Membership: This club may grant membership on a transfer basis to one who has terminated or is terminating his or her membership in another Lions Club, provided that (1) the application for transfer of membership is received by the secretary of this club within six months following the date of termination of membership in their former club;  (2) such termination was in good standing ; and (3) the applicant provides a statement from the secretary of his current or former club, as the case may be, showing his record in such former club and (4) such application and statement are approved by the Board of Directors.  If more than six months have elapsed between termination of membership in another club and application for transfer, an applicant may acquire membership in this club only under the provisions of Section D of the Article III.
 
ARTICLE IV
Fees and Dues
 
     Section A.   Each new, reinstated and transfer member shall pay an entrance fee of $____________,  which fee shall include the current Association entrance fee and be collected before such member is enrolled as a member of this club and before the secretary may report such member to Lions International; Provided, however, that the Board of Directors may elect to waive all or any part of the club portion of said entrance fee as to any member granted membership by transfer or reinstatement within six (6) months of termination of his prior Lions Club membership.
 
     Section B.   Each member of this club shall pay the following indicated regular monthly dues which dues shall include an amount to cover current International  and District dues and shall be paid in advance at such times as the Board of Directors shall determine:
 
1.      Active:………………..$  35.00
2.      Member-at-Large:…...$         0
3.      Honorary:……………..$         0
4.      Privileged:……………$         0
5.      Life:…………………..$150.00     
 
Dues are payable the first Monday of each month.
 
     The treasurer of this club shall remit International and District dues specified in the respective International and District Constitution and By-Laws.
 
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     No dues, fees or assessments in addition to those set forth herein may be levied on, or required of, any member by this club, its Board of Directors or any officer or member  of this club, unless approved by a majority vote of the Board of Directors.
 
ARTICLE V
Resignations
 
     Any member may resign from this club, and said resignation shall become effective upon acceptance thereof by the Board of Directors. The Board may withhold acceptance, however, until all indebtedness has been paid, all club funds and property have been returned, and all right to the use of the name “LIONS,” the emblem and other insignia of this club and this Association have been surrendered.  Those who fail to comply with the above shall be dropped in “bad standing” and reported to International Association. 
 
ARTICLE VI
Forfeiture of Membership
 
     Section A,   The secretary shall submit to the Board of Directors the name of any member who fails to pay indebtedness due this club within 60 days after receipt from the secretary of written notice thereof.  The Board shall thereafter decide whether the member shall be dropped from or retained on the roster.  Lions International recommends that member be dropped in “bad standing” unless failure to pay is justified.
 
     Section B.   Any member may be expelled from the club for cause by a two-thirds vote of the entire Board of Directors.
 
     Section C.   The name of any Active member who shall absent himself or herself from four consecutive regular meetings of the club, without acceptable cause being given to the attendance committee chairman or the club secretary, shall be submitted to the Board of Directors by the secretary at the Board meeting next following the fourth such absence, and the Board of Directors shall decide whether such member shall be dropped from or retained on the club roster.  Lions International recommends that only members who are faithful and attend regularly and support club’s projects be retained.
 
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ARTICLE VII
Officers
 
     Section A.   The officers of this club shall be a President, Immediate Past President, 
First Vice-President, Second Vice-President, Third Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Lion Tamer, Tail Twister and all Directors.
 
     Section B.   No person shall be eligible to hold office in this club unless he or she is an Active member in good standing.
 
     Section C.   No officer shall receive any compensation for any service rendered to this club in his official capacity.
 
     Section D.   DUTIES.
(1)      President:
He shall be the chief Executive Officer of this club; preside at all meetings of the Board of Directors and this club; issue the call for regular and special meetings of the Board of Directors and the club; appoint the Standing and Special Committees of this club and cooperate with chairmen thereof to effect regular functioning and reporting of such committees; see that regular elections are duly called, noticed and held; and cooperate with, and be an active member of, the District Governor’s Advisory Committee of the Zone in which this club is located.  A member must be an active member for at least 4 years to hold the office of president.
 
(2)      IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT:
He or she and the other Past Presidents shall officially greet members and their guests at club  meetings and shall represent this club in welcoming all new service-minded men and women in the community served by this club.
 
(3)      VICE-PRESIDENTS: 
If the President is unable to perform the duties of his or her office for any reason, the Vice-President next in rank shall occupy his or her position and perform their duties with the same authority as the President.
Each Vice-President shall, under the direction of the President, oversee the functioning of such committee of this club, as the President shall designate.
 
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     (4)   SECRETARY:   He shall be under the supervision and direction of the President and the Board of Directors and shall act as the liaison officer between the club and the District in which this club is located, and the Association.  In fulfillment of this, he shall:
 
(a)      Submit regular monthly and other reports to the International Office of
the Association on blanks provided by it containing such information as may be called for therein and otherwise by the Board of Directors of the Association;
 
(b)      Submit semi-annually to the International Office of the Association reports of the financial condition of this club;
 
(c)      Submit to the District Governor’s Cabinet such reports as it may require including copies of regular membership and activities reports;
                
(d)      Cooperate with and be an Active member of the District Governor’s
Cabinet such reports as it may require including copies of regular membership and activities reports;
      
(e)      Have custody  and keep and maintain general records of this club, including records of minutes of club and Board meetings; attendance; committee appointments; elections; classifications (if any), addresses and telephone numbers of members;
 
(f)       Issue quarterly or semi-annual statements to each member for dues and other financial obligations owed to this club, collect and turn the same over to the club treasurer and obtain a receipt therefore;
 
(g)      Issue letters to members who are negligent in attendance and unfaithful to club activities.  Follow the guide lines in Artilces V and VI.
 
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(5)   TREASURER: 
He shall:
 
(a)      Receive all monies, from the secretary and otherwise, and deposit the same in a bank or banks recommended by the Finance Committee and approved by the Board of Directors;
 
(b)      Pay out monies in payment of club obligations only on authority given by the Board of Directors.  All checks and vouchers shall be signed by the treasurer and countersigned by one other officer, determined by the Board of Directors.
 
(c)   Prepare and submit monthly and semi-annual financial reports to the International Office of the Association and the Board of Directors of this club as required.
                               
(d)   Give bond for the faithful discharge of his office in such sum
and with such surety as determined by the Board of Directors.
 
(e)    File tax reports and forms.
 
(6)   Lion Tamer:
The Lion Tamer shall have charge of and be                      responsible for the property and paraphernalia of the club, including flags, banners, gong, gavel, song books and button board.  He/She shall put each in its proper place before each meeting and return the same to the proper storage area after each meeting.  He/She shall act as sergeant-at-arms at meetings, see that those present are properly seated, and distribute bulletins, favors and literature as required at club and
Board  meetings.  He shall give special attention to assure that each new member sits with a different group at each meeting so that he can become better acquainted.
                      
(7)   Tail Twister:
He/She promote harmony, good fellowship, life and enthusiasm in the meetings imposition of fines on club members.          There shall be no ruling from this decision in imposing a fine,
 Provided, however, that no fine shall exceed 25 cents, and no member shall be fined more than twice at any one meeting. The Tail Twister may not be fined except by the unanimous vote of all members present. All monies collected by the Tail Twister shall be immediately turned Over to the treasurer and a receipt be given therefore.
 
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ARTICLE VIII
Board of Direcrors
 
     Section A.   The members of the Board of Directors shall be the President,  Immediate Past President, the Vice Presidents, Secretary, Treasurer, Lion Tamer, Tail Twister and all elected Directors.
 
     Section B.   Regular meetings of the Board of Directors shall be held monthly at such time and place as the Board shall determine.  Board meetings shall be held on the first Monday of each month immediately following the regular club meeting.
 
     Section C.   Special meetings of the Board of Directors shall be held when called by the President, or when requested by five (5) or more members of the Board of Directors, at such time and place as the President shall determine. 
 
     Section D.   The presence in person of a majority of its, members shall constitute a quorum at any meeting of the Board of Directors.  Except as otherwise specifically provided, the act of a majority of the Directors present at any meeting of the Board  shall be the act and decision of the entire Board of Directors.
 
     Section E.   Duties and Powers:   In addition to those duties and powers, express and implied; set forth elsewhere in this Constitution and By-Laws, the Board of Directors shall have the following duties and powers:
 
(1)      It shall constitute the Executive Board of this club and be responsible for the execution of the policies of the club.  All new business and policy of this club shall be considered and shaped by the Board of Directors.  This Executive  Board is the governing body of the club and responsible for all decisions, policy making and procedures of the club.  Only by unanimous vote of the Board of Directors shall any matter of policy be brought before the club membership.
    
(2)      It shall authorize all expenditures and shall not create any indebtedness beyond The current income of this club, not authorize disbursal of club funds for purposes inconsistent with the business and policy authorized by the club budget.
Funds shall not be disbursed except as budgeted in the official budget.
 
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(3)      It shall have power to modify, override or rescind the action of any officer of this club.
 
(4)      It shall have the books, accounts and operations of this club audited annually or, in its discretion, more frequently and may require an accounting, or have an audit made, of  the handling of any club funds by any officer, committee or member of this club.  Any member of this club in good standing may inspect any such audit or accounting upon request at a reasonable time and place.
 
(5)      It shall appoint, on recommendation of the Financial Committee, a bank or banks for the deposit of the funds of this club.
 
(6)      It shall appoint the surety for the bonding of any officer of this club.
 
(7)      It shall not authorize, nor permit, the expenditure, for any administrative purpose funds not authorized by clubs official budget.
 
(8)      It shall submit all matters of new business and policy to the respective Standing or Special club committee for study and recommendation to the Board.
 
(9)      It shall name and appoint the delegates and alternates of this club to District and International Conventions.
 
ARTICLE IX
Elections
 
     The officers of this club, excluding the Immediate Past President, shall be elected as follows:
 
     Section A.   A nomination meeting shall be held in March of each year, with the date and place of such meeting to be determined by the Board of Directors and notice thereof mailed to each member of this club at least ten days prior to the time of the holding thereof.  This notification can be announce at a regular meeting.
 
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     Section B.   The President shall appoint a nomination committee which shall submit the names of candidates for the various club offices to the club at the nomination meeting.  At this meeting nominations for all offices to be filled in the succeeding year may also be made from the floor.
 
     Section C.   If in the interim between the nomination meeting and the election meeting any nominee is unable for any reason to serve in the office to which he was nominated and for which office there was no other nominee, the nominating committee shall submit, at the election meeting, names of additional nominees for that office.
 
     Section D.   An election meeting shall be held no later than April 15 of each year, at a time and place determined by the Board of Directors.  Nominations may be made from the floor at the election meeting.
 
     Section E.   Subject to the provision of Section H of this Article IX, all officers shall be elected annually and shall take office on July 1st, and shall hold office for one year from that date, or until their successors shall have been elected and qualified.
 
     Section F.   One-half of the Directors shall be elected annually and shall take office on the July 1st next following their election, and shall hold office for two years from that time, or until their successors shall have been elected and qualified, with the exception that at the first election held after the adoption of this Constitution and By-Laws, one-half of the Directors shall be elected for two year terms and the other one-half of the Directors shall be elected for one year terms.
 
     Section G.   The election shall be by ballot by those present and qualified to vote.  A plurality vote shall be necessary to elect.
 
     Section H.   REMOVAL:  Any officer of this club may be removed from office for good cause by two-thirds a (2/3) vote of the entire club membership.
 
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ARTICLE X
Vacancies
 
     Section A.   If the office of President or of any Vice-President shall become vacant for any reason, the Vice-President shall advance in office, according to their rank.  In the event such provision for advancement shall fail to fill the office of President, or First or Second Vice-President, the Board of Directors shall thereon call a special election, giving each member in good standing prior two (2) weeks notice of the time and place thereof, which time and place shall be determined by said Board, and such office shall be filled at said election meeting.
     In the event of a vacancy in the office of Third Vice-President, such office shall remain vacant and be filled at the next annual election of officers.
     In the event of a vacancy in any other office, the Board of Directors shall appoint a member to fill the unexpired term.
 
     Section B.   In the event any officer-elect, before his term of office commences, is unable or refuses for any reason to serve therein, the President may call a special nomination and election meeting to elect a replacement for such officer-elect.  Two (2) weeks prior to notice of such meeting, setting forth the purpose, time and place thereof, shall be given to each member, by mail or personal delivery.  The election shall be held immediately after nominations have been closed and plurality vote shall be necessary for election.
 
ARTICLE XI
Meetings
 
     Section A.   Regular meetings of this club shall be held each Monday night except 5th Monday at 7 p.m. at the Fairgrove Lion’s Club Den in Thomasville.
 
     Section B.   Special meetings of this club may be called by the President.
 
     Section C.   An Annual Meeting of this club shall be held in June of each year at a time and place determined by the Board of Directors, at which meeting the final reports of the retiring officers shall be read and newly elected officers shall be installed.  This is done at annual June ladies night.
 
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     Section D.   The presence in person of a majority of the numbers in good standing shall be necessary for a quorum at any meeting of this club.
 
     Section E.   Any member who fails to pay any indebtedness due this club within 60 days after receipt from the secretary of written notice thereof shall thereon forfeit his good standing and be dropped from the roll.  Only members in good standing may hold office in this club.
 
ARTICLE XII
Emblem, Colors, Fiscal year
 
     Section A.   The emblem and colors of this club shall be the same as the emblem and colors of The International Association of Lions Clubs.
 
     Section B.  The fiscal year of this club shall be July 1 through June 30.
 
ARTICLE XIII
Delegates to International and
District Conventions
 
     Section A.   Inasmuch as The International Association of Lions Clubs is governed by Lions Clubs in convention assembled, and in order that this club may have its voice in Association matters, this club shall have power to pay the necessary expenses of its delegates to each annual convention of the Association.  This club shall be entitled in any convention of this Association to one delegate and one alternate for each twenty-five, or major fraction thereof, members in good standing as shown by the records of Lions International on the first day of the month last proceeding that month during which the convention is held.  The major fraction referred to in this section shall be thirteen or more members.
 
     Section B.   Inasmuch as all District matters are presented and adopted at the District conventions, this club shall send its full quota of delegated to all such conventions and have power to pay the necessary expenses of such delegates attending such conventions.  This club is entitled in the District convention to one voting delegate and one alternate for each ten, or major fraction thereof, members in good standing as shown by the records of  Lions International on the first day of the month last proceeding that month during which the convention is held.  The major fraction referred to in this section shall be five or more members.
 
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ARTICLE XIV
Honorary Mailing List
 
     The International Association of Lions Club and the District Governor shall be included on the mailing list of this club.
 
ARTICLE XV
Amendments
 
     Section A.   This Constitution may be amended at any regular or special meeting of this club, at which a quorum is present, by the affirmative vote of two-thirds (2/3) of the members present in person and voting, provided the Board has previously considered the merits of the amendments.
 
     Section B.   No amendment shall be put to vote, unless written notice thereof, stating the proposed amendment, shall have been mailed or delivered personally to each member of this club at least two weeks prior to the meeting at which the vote on the proposed amendment is to be taken. 
 
BY-LAWS
No. 1
 
     This club shall not endorse or recommend any candidate for public office, nor shall partisan politics or sectarian religion be debated by members in meetings of this club.
 
No. 2
 
     Except to further his/her progress in Lionism, no officer or member of this club shall use his membership as a means of furthering any personal, political, or other aspiration, nor shall the club, as a whole, take part in any movement not in keeping with its purpose and objects.
 
No. 3
 
     NO FUNDS SHALL BE SOLICITED FROM MEMBERS OF THE CLUB DURING MEETINGS BY ANY INDIVIDUAL OR INDIVIDUALS.  ANY SUGGESTION OR PROPOSITION MADE AT ANY MEETING OF THIS CLUB CALLING FOR THE EXPENDITURE OF MONEY FOR OTHER THAN REGULAR OBLIGATIONS SHALL BE REFERRED TO THE FINANCE COMMITTEE.
 
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No. 4
 
     Section A.   The following Standing Committees may be appointed by the President.
 
(1)      Administrative Committees
 
(a)    Attendance
(b)    Constitution and By-Laws
(c)    Convention
(d)   Finance
(e)    Lions Information
(f)    Membership
(g)   Program
(h)   Public Relations Bulletin Editor
(i)     Greeter
 
(2)      Activities Committees
               
(a)    Citizenship Services
(b)   Educational Services
(c)    Sight Conservation and Work for the Blind
(d)   Health Services
(e)    Social Services
(f)    Recreational Services
(g)   Public Services
(h)   Environmental Services
(i)     International Services
(j)     Hearing Conservation and Work for the Deaf
 
     Section B.   Special Committees:   From time to time, the President may appoint, with the approval of the Board of Directors, such Special Committees as may be necessary in his judgment or the judgment of the Board of Directors.
 
     Section C.   The President shall be an ex-officio member of all committees.
 
     Section D.   All committees shall consist of a chairperson and, subject to Section B above, as many members as shall be considered necessary by the President.
 
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     Section E.   Each committee, through its chairperson, shall report, either verbally or in writing, each month to the Board of Directors.  Committees are encouraged to be active.
 
No. 5
 
     Special committees to formulate guidelines for special awards, such as “Lion of the Month”, “Past Presidents Award”, “Distinguished Citizens Award” or any award so designated by the Board of Directors, shall be appointed each year by the Club President, subject to approval by the Board of Directors.  Upon approval of the special committee by the Board, the selection of the award recipient by the committee is final.  Reference is made to By-Law No. 4 Section B.
 
No. 6
 
     No business matters of policy, procedure or decision making may be brought before the club membership, unless by unanimous vote of the Board of Directors.  If brought before the club membership for a vote, each member of the club must vote or be counted on absenteeism.
 
No. 7
 
     Rental of the Lions Den may be by club members only.  Rental fees may be set each year by the Board of Directors.  Any deviation must be approved unanimously by Board of Directors.
 
No. 8
 
     The election of the “Lion-of-the-year” shall be by secret ballot prior to the annual election of club officers.
 
No. 9
 
     It shall be the duty of the President to indoctrinate and furnish materials which describe the office of each club officer and standing committee chairman.
 
No.10
 
     The President must never commit himself or the membership of the club to any expenditures or obligation without the majority vote of the Board of Directors.
 
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No. 11
 
     Section A.   Any By-Law except By-Laws 1 and 2 may be altered, amended or repealed at any regular or special meeting of this club at which a quorum is present, by the vote of a majority of the members present in person and voting.  This is the only vote brought before the club membership.
 
     Section B.   No amendment shall be put to vote unless written notice thereof, stating the proposed amendment, shall have been mailed or delivered personally to each member at least ten (10) days prior to the meeting at which the (vote) on the amendment is to be taken.
 
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LIONS
CODE OF ETHICS
 
TO SHOW my faith in the worthiness of my vocation by industrious application to the end that I may merit a reputation for quality of service.
 
TO SEEK success and to demand all fair remuneration or profit as my just due, but to accept no profit or success at the price of my own self-respect lost because of unfair advantage taken or because of questionable acts on my part.
 
TO REMEMBER that in building up my business it is not necessary to tear down another’s; to be loyal to my clients or customers and true to myself.
 
WHENEVER a doubt arises as to the right or ethics of my position or action towards my fellow men/women, to resolve such doubt against myself.
 
TO HOLD friendship as an end and not a means. To hold that true friendship exists not on account of the service performed by one to another, but that true friendship demands nothing but accepts service in the spirit in which it is given.
 
ALWAYS bear in mind my obligations as a citizen to my nation, my state and my community, and to give them my unswerving loyalty in word, act and deed.  To give them freely of my time, labor, and means.
 
TO AID my fellow men by giving my sympathy to those in distress, my aid to the weak, and my substance to the needy.
 
TO BE CAREFUL with my criticism and liberal with my praise; to build up and not destroy.
 

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Fair Grove Lions Club       Thomasville, North Carolina