Southwest Boat Racing Association Bylaws

SWBRA shall be a member club of the American Powerboat Association (APBA), promoting boat racing in the interest of the membership.

Article I. Membership

  1. Active membership is attained by a candidate presenting a written application accompanied by the appropriate membership fee and shall be active until October 31 of that racing year.

Article II. Dues

  1. Membership dues are established at a club meeting.

Article III. Dissolution

  1. In the event of dissolution of the club, the assets shall be distributed equally among the current membership.

Article IV. Officers

  1. There will be three officers: Commodore, Race Director, and Secretary-Treasurer.
  2. The term shall be one year ending October 31.
  3. All officers shall serve without compensation.
  4. All actions are subject to review by the club membership.

Article V. Duties of the Commodore

  1. Preside at all meetings.
  2. Directly responsible to the membership.

Article VI. Duties of Secretary-Treasurer

  1. Shall have charge of all SWBRA funds
  2. Maintain a membership list
  3. Shall make available a financial report at all club meetings
  4. Preside at meetings if the Commodore and Race Director are absent
  5. Shall keep the minutes of all meetings and make them available to the membership.

Article VII. Duties of the Race Director

  1. Preside at meetings if the Commodore is absent.
  2. Shall be responsible for the arrangements for a race, as follows:
    a. Name the date and location of club races
    b. Submit a budget for each event

Article VIII. Executive Committee

  1. Shall consist of the Commodore, Race Director, and Secretary-Treasurer
  2. Shall serve without compensation
  3. Shall oversee all activities of SWBRA

Article IX. Voting

  1. Only members in good standing may vote.
  2. For the purposes of voting, a simple majority of those members in attendance at a scheduled meeting is required to determine any item voted on.
  3. Meetings will be conducted using Roberts Rules of Order as a general guideline.

Article X. Nominations and Elections

  1. Any member in good standing shall qualify for election of all officials.
  2. Elections will take place at the November meeting.
  3. Newly elected officers shall start their duties immediately.

Article XI. Amendments

  1. Amendments of these Bylaws can be accomplished by a two-thirds majority of those members present at any scheduled club meeting.

Approved Feb 23, 2019