Article I - Membership
There shall be but one type of membership, that of share holding member in which each member
shall own one equal part of the equity of the club.
Article II - Membership Limitations and Sales
Section 1. The number of members shall be limited as deemed necessary by a three-fourth (3/4)
vote of the members present at a meeting for which all members have been notified.
- Section 2. A person may become a member by satisfying requirements set forth in the Operating
- Section 3. A member may assume inactive status for a period of not less than four months and not
more than twelve months by submitting a request, either written or in person, at a regular monthly
meeting of the Club, stating the specific reason for such a request and the length of time inactive
status is requested. Any request for inactive status must be approved by a majority vote of the
members present at a regular meeting where such request is considered. Inactive members are not
relieved from paying the monthly assessment, but are relieved from paying the required one hour
monthly flying fee. A member may re-assume active status after notifying the Club Secretary and
after completing a check flight with a club instructor if he has not flown as pilot-in-command in a
club type aircraft at least one hour during the immediately preceding three-month period.
- Section 4. If any member of the club fails to pay his monthly assessment for a period of three (3)
months, he shall be notified by certified mail to make satisfactory arrangements with the Board of
Directors within ten (10) days to pay the assessment or he is subject to revocation of flying
privileges and/or forfeiture of membership.
- Section 5. A member is responsible for selling his share if he voluntarily leaves the Club. If the
Club sells the share, costs incurred in the transaction will be billed to the member.
If a member wishes to leave the Club, but finding a replacement new member is impractical, the
member may: (a) notify the Board of his intentions to leave; (b) pay, in advance, nine (9)
months of current dues (not including the minimum flying charge); (c) pay any outstanding
balances on his monthly bill; (d) turn in aircraft keys to a Board member; (e) then separate from
the Club without further obligations. The Club would retain the membership for sale by the Club.
A member who loses his FAA medical, moves out of the area, becomes unemployed, or falls
under other unfortunate distress may appeal to the Board to be relieved of his Club membership
and/or obligations. The Board will review each individual’s case and work with that member to
reach a solution that fits the circumstances. If appropriate, and the member’s outstanding balance
is paid in full, the Board may approve surrender of the membership without further obligation by
that member, and retain the surrendered membership for sale by the Club..
- Section 6. All financial transactions with or on behalf of the club, including transfer of
memberships, shall be made by the Treasurer or another officer designated by the Board of
Article III - Operating Rule
Section 1. Operating rules adopted by the members of the club shall have the same force and
effect as if published as part of these By-laws.
- Section 2. Operating rules shall be adopted by a majority vote of the members at a regular or
special meeting of the membership.
Article IV - Duties of Officers and Members
Section 1. The President shall preside at meetings of the club and the Board of Directors, appoint
all committees and may act as ex-officio member there-on, and perform all other duties as
properly pertain to his office.
- Section 2. The Vice President fulfills the duties of the President in his absence, keeps track of
member status, and assumes other duties assigned by the President.
- Section 3. The Secretary shall conduct all correspondence at the direction of the club or its
officers, keep the minutes of meetings, make an accurate record of the proceedings, and perform
all other duties that properly pertain to his office.
- Section 4. The Treasurer shall receive and disburse Club moneys, maintain an accurate record of
financial activities of the Club, make a monthly and annual report of his official transactions, and
perform all other duties that properly pertain to his office.
- Section 5. There shall be a Maintenance Officer for each aircraft. A maintenance officer shall
assure the proper maintenance of assigned club equipment and report monthly on the status of
such equipment. He shall keep all records, including maintaining engine and air frame log books,
for proper accounting of the operation of the equipment. He shall have the power to ground
equipment for which he is responsible in the interest of safety. He shall be empowered to call
upon the membership to assist in performing maintenance.
- Section 6. Any officer who is unable or unwilling to continue in office may resign or be removed
by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the members for failure to perform the duties of that office.
- Section 7. The Board of Directors shall protect the Club's interests and safeguard its welfare. It
shall recommend to the membership policy, fees, and flying charges. It shall periodically audit all
club records. It shall act on applications for membership.
- Section 8. It shall be the responsibility of members to attend all meetings. To exercise due caution
and safety in flying, and to observe all State, FAA, local and Club rules and flying regulations.
Article V - General Finances
Section 1. All club property, including aircraft, accessories, equipment, and supplies, shall be
purchased and owned by the Corporation.
- Section 2. The corporation shall not hold any officer or member responsible for any liability for
loss imposed upon or incident to the actual or attempted performance of any deed or duty for the
corporation, including both negligence and omission but excepting only wanton and willful
- Section 3. Damage to any equipment belonging to the club, except as provided for elsewhere in
club regulations, shall be subject to the following specific rules;
a. If an accident is caused through violation of FAA or local regulations,
the member at fault shall be responsible for the uninsured portion of the
b. A member is liable to the Club for uninsured damage resulting from his
carelessness, negligence, or pilot error.
c. In the event a member at fault is not able to pay total uninsured damages,
the balance of repair costs shall be taken from the Club treasury. The
account of the person at fault will be debited by this amount and action will
be taken to recover this amount from that person.
d. The Board of Directors has the power to investigate accidents, to penalize
for violations of good flying practice, and to expel a member for unsafe
- Section 4. An annual audit of the clubs financial books and records shall be made prior to the
annual meeting. Special audits may be made at any time at the request of the Board of Directors.
Article VI - Meetings
Section 1. In addition to the annual meeting, other meetings may be held at a time and place
determined by the membership. Members shall receive at least five (5) days notification of the
time, date, and place of all meetings.
- Section 2. Meetings shall be conducted according to Robert's Rules of Order.
Article VII - Insurance
The club shall carry aircraft liability insurance in adequate amounts for all club aircraft.
Article VIII - Changes and Amendments
Amendments to these By-laws shall be made by at least a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the members.