CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS
PIEDMONT RACING PIGEON COMBINE, INC.
ARTICLE 1 - NAME
name adopted by this organization is: PIEDMONT RACING PIGEON COMBINE, INC.
objective of this organization is to encourage the promotion of the sport of
breeding and racing pigeons, including all activities pertinent to racing
pigeon keeping in general.
in this organization is available to any chartered racing pigeon club and their
active flying members who are reputable racing pigeon fanciers.
to the Combine will also be determined based on the Combine's ability to serve
a new club in an effective and cost efficient manner, and must be approved by a
two - thirds majority vote of the active membership present.
for membership shall be addressed to the Combine in writing and contain a list
of all club officer$, names, addresses, and telephone numbers of the entire
active members will be allowed voting privileges. An active member shall be
defined as one who has not missed participation in two consecutive race series.
individual participating in at least one race will be considered to have
participated in that race series. Non-active members will not be allowed to
vote on any issues brought before the Combine until after they have
participated in a race serIes.
members shall be considered as active upon joining the Combine.
OFFICERS AND MANAGEMENT
affairs of this organization shall be conducted the following officers:
President, Vice President, Secretary/Treasurer, Race Secretary,
Board of Directors, and a Race Committee. NOTE: A member cannot be
elected to more than one position in the Offices of President, Vice President,
Secretary/Treasurer and Race Secretary.
management and business administration of this Combine shall be vested in the
active membership of the Combine and members should be aware of the extreme
importance of their attendance at each meeting.
ARTICLE 5 - ELECTION OF OFFICERS
All active members present at the January meeting shall
elect officers by majority vote. The officers shall be elected annually and
shall serve for a period of one year.
Regular and temporary committees shall be appointed by the
Combine President, who shall designate a Chairman of each.
ARTICLE 6- MEETINGS AND THEIR SCOPE
There shall be four regular full membership meetings and
they shall be held on the second Sunday of November, January, February, and
August. The agenda for these meetings shall be as follows:
-Roll Call -Reading and approving minutes of previous
meeting -Reports of Officers and Committees -Election of Officers (January
meeting) -Unfinished Business -New Business -Discussion and voting on proposed
Constitution & By-Laws (January meeting) -Presentation of Combine awards
-Adjournment Regular meetings shall begin at 2:00PM unless otherwise notified.
THE COMBINE RACE COURSE CAN BE CHANGED ONL Y ONCE ANNUALL Y AT
THE NOVEMBER MEETING. A change in the race course shall require 51% of the
active membership in attendance to vote in favor of such a change. Member Clubs
shall submit proposed Old Bird and Young Bird race schedules to the
Secretary/Treasurer at the January meeting. Proposed schedules will be sent to
the active members prior to the February meeting for consideration. Voting on
race schedules will occur at the February meeting. The adoption of race
schedules shall include memorial and special races, as well as, providing for
Average Speed awards for Old Bird and Young Bird series as follows: A Race
Average Speed, B Race Average Speed, and Overall Average Speed. In all series
of races, Average Speed shall be computed and issued even though one or more
races have been cancelled.
Special meetings of the Combine Committees may be called at
any time by the Combine President or by written request from one or more clubs
stating the reason for the meeting and the subjects to be discussed.
ARTICLE 7 QUORUMS
Combine business may be conducted at any scheduled or called
meeting of the Combine. A simple majority (51 %) of the active members present
will be required for passage of any motion submitted for a vote.
ARTIClE 8- AMENDMENTS
The Constitution and By-laws of the Combine may only be
amended or changed at the January meeting. A two-thirds majority vote of the
active membership present is required for passage of any amendments or changes
to either the Constitution or By-laws.
Proposed amendments shall be submitted in writing to the
Secretary/Treasurer at the November meeting. These proposed amendments will be
sent to the active members prior to the January meeting for their
The Secretary/Treasurer shall prepare annually a dated
addendum containing adopted changes to the Constitution and By-laws. This
document will be sent to the Secretaries of each member club.