Caloosa Dive Club Constitution
Adopted May 7, 2015
ARTICLE I: NAME
Section 1: The name of this organization shall be the Caloosa Dive Club.
ARTICLE II: PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES
Section 1: For the preservation, support, and promotion of the sport of SCUBA diving and its various forms of allied activities.
Section 2: To dedicate ourselves to the advancement of the sport together with sound conservation, good sportsmanship, and cooperation with federal, state, and local agencies, as well as other worthwhile groups and projects.
Section 3: To promote fellowship among underwater sportsmen by sponsoring contests, outings, and other educational, social and recreational programs.
Section 4: To promote education about diving, new dive equipment and other dive related subjects.
Section 5: This organization shall be non-profit.
ARTICLE III: MEMBERSHIP
Section 1: Membership is open to any person, over the age of eighteen (18) years who will abide by the laws of the organization and who expresses a desire and willingness to be dedicated to the purpose herein stated.
Section 2: Regular members will be entitled to one vote each and to any and all other rights and privileges according to Bylaws provided they are not in arrears in their dues as specified in Article IV, Section 3. Family membership will be entitled to one vote per adult member.
Section 3: Honorary membership will be limited to those persons upon whom this organization wishes to confer special recognition but who will not have vote or voice in its affairs and who will not be required to pay dues or initiation fees.
Section 4: Active members are those whose dues are paid and are in good standing in the club.
Section 5: The Membership Committee may propose, and the Club institute, new categories of membership with the approval of the Members by majority vote of the members present.
ARTICLE IV: OFFICERS
Section 1: The affairs of this organization are to be managed by a President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary who shall be elected from the membership at large and who shall take office October 1.
ARTICLE V: COMMITTEES
Section 1: The standing committees of this organization are: Membership, Safety, Program, Dive, Publicity, Green, Spearfishing and Photography.
Section 2: There shall be a Safety Director, a Program Director, Dive Director, Publicity Director and a Green Director appointed by the President.
Section 3: There shall be a Spearfishing Director and a Photography Director who shall be elected by their respective committees.
Section 4: The committee directors may recruit members for their respective committees.
Section 5: The officers may create new committees, as they deem necessary for the welfare of the organization. Directors of said committees shall be appointed by the President.
Section 6: All committees will accept as members any member of the Caloosa Dive Club in good standing.
ARTICLE VI: MEETINGS
Section 1: Regular meetings of this organization will be held at the time and place agreed upon by the majority of the active members.
Section 2: Special meetings may be called by the President or upon request of one-third or more members. The purpose of the meeting must be clearly stated in the notification. A special meeting may replace a regular meeting. Notice of a special meeting must be made to each member in good standing at least two days in advance.
Section 3: The annual meeting for the election of officers shall be held during the month of August.
Section 4: A quorum for the transaction of business shall consist of those active members present.
Section 5: Unless otherwise specified in this Constitution or in the attached Bylaws, a simple majority shall decide all business.
ARTICLE VII: AMENDMENTS
Section 1: This 1 constitution may be amended by a two-thirds vote of the active members present or represented by a written proxy.
Section 2: No amendment shall be voted upon unless the proposed amendment has been submitted in writing to the secretary at least two weeks in advance of the meeting at which time it will be voted upon. The secretary will advise each active member in advance of the proposal via the website and Constant Contact (or current program used for dissemination of information to membership).
May 7, 2015 . Kevin Earle .
Adopted by the Membership President