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By-Laws

BY-LAWS

Revised September 19, 1990

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ARTICLE I – NAME

Club FJ Class Association (CFJ), hereafter referred to as the Association.

ARTICLE II- EMBLEM

The emblem, logo, and trademark shall be the capital letters “CFJ” as shown on the official plans of the yacht.

ARTICLE III – PURPOSE

To promote racing in Club FJ Class yachts in all countries under uniform rules.

The Association shall maintain uniformity of Club FJ yachts in accordance with the plans, specifications and class rules as amended by the Board of Directors from time to time.

ARTICLE IV – JURISDICTION

The Association shall have jurisdiction over all Club FJ racing, racing rules, and measurement under the racing rules of the ISAF as adopted by the national authority of the nation in which the race is held. Clubs, fleets or the Association may sponsor races.

ARTICLE V – MEMBERSHIP

Membership may be extended to any individual with a bona fide interest in Club FJ Class racing whether through yacht club activities, collegiate or high school programs, charter, or other sources.

A member must keep Association (and Fleet, if applicable) dues current to maintain membership in good standing. The Board of Directors shall establish association dues.

All Association officers and directors must be members in good standing with their Fleet and the Association.

Membership is a privilege and the Board of Directors reserves the right to revoke the membership of any member.

ARTICLE VI- ORGANIZATION

FLEETS:

The Association shall consist of fleets.

Fleets may be territorial or associated with recognized yacht clubs. One fleet will consist of members-at-large without fleet affiliation.

Fleet formation requires at least three members and is subject to approval by the Board of Directors.

Fleet members shall elect a Captain and a Secretary/Treasurer. Those officers will select a Fleet Director and a Fleet

Measurer. The President shall appoint the Fleet Director of the at-large fleet.

MANUFACTURERS:

Each Manufacturer licensed by the Association may designate a Manufacturer’s Representative as a Director.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

The Fleet Director will represent the fleet on the Association Board of Directors.

The Manufacturer’s Representative will represent the manufacturer on the Association Board of Directors.

The Directors shall elect Association officers as President, Vice President, Secretary/Treasurer, Chief Measurer, and Junior Class President. If said officers are Fleet Directors or Manufacturer’s Representatives, the Fleets and/or Manufacturers shall appoint new Directors as needed.

The last prior President is an ex-officio director.

The Fleet Directors, Manufacturers’ Representatives and Association officers comprise the Board of Directors.

TERM:

The term of office is one year, commencing each September 1st.

ARTICLE VII- DUTIES OF OFFICERS

BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

All powers of the Association shall be vested in the Board of Directors.

Shall act as appropriate to effect the purposes of the Association.

Each member of the Board has one vote. The President shall not vote except to break a tie.

PRESIDENT:

Shall preside at all meetings and shall appoint all committees.

VICE-PRESIDENT:

Shall assist the President and, in the absence of the President, will fulfill the duties of the President.

SECRETARY/ TREASURER:

Shall conduct the correspondence of the Association.

Shall distribute the Master Calendar and notice of all significant Club FJ yachting events to Member Clubs and Supporting Members.

Shall keep a record of the proceedings of all meetings and distribute copies to all directors and officers.

Shall preserve all documents connected with the business of the Association.

Shall maintain a membership roster and distribute it to all Fleets.

Shall maintain a list of measured yachts and owners.

Shall collect and receive all dues and other monies and pay all bills approved by the Board of Directors.

Shall submit written reports of the receipts and expenditures of the Association as required by the Board of Directors.

Shall provide all financial records required for annual audit and inspection by members.

Shall be paid a stipend as set by the Board of Directors.

CHIEF MEASURER:

Shall chair the Measurement Committee.

JUNIOR CLASS PRESIDENT:

Shall represent the special interests of Association members involved in junior sailing activities.

ARTICLE VIII- COMMITTEES

MEASUREMENT COMMITTEE:

Shall maintain the official specifications of the Club FJ design, and shall recommend to the Board of Directors action on proposed changes to class rules, design and other such matters.

NOMINATING COMMITTEE:

Shall be appointed by the President before the annual meeting for the purpose of nominating candidates for the Association Officers for the following term.

MASTER CALENDAR COMMITTEE:

Shall be appointed by the President for the purpose of preparing the Master Calendar, and shall assure that members receive adequate notice of significant events.

STANDING AND/OR SPECIAL COMMITTEES:

Shall be appointed by the President from time to time.

ARTICLE IX – MEETINGS

ANNUAL AND GENERAL MEETING OF THE ASSOCIATION:

The Annual Meeting of the Association shall be held in July or August. General meetings of the Association shall be held at such time and place, as the Board of Directors shall designate.

SPECIAL MEETINGS OF THE ASSOCIATION:

The Board of Directors may call special meetings of the Association whenever deemed necessary and shall in any event do so upon written request of a majority of the Fleets.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETINGS:

Meetings of the Board of Directors shall be held at such time and place as the Board of Directors designates.

ARTICLE X – NOTICES

The Secretary shall send written notices of every meeting of the Association to each Fleet at least fifteen days before the meeting.

Notice of the Annual Meeting shall include the selections of the Nominating Committee and proposed changes of the By-Laws.

ARTICLE XI- QUORUM

More than half of the Board of Directors shall constitute a quorum at meetings of the Association

ARTICLE XII – AMENDMENTS

A two-thirds vote of a quorum of the Board of Directors is required to amend the By-Laws provided notice of such amendment is sent at least fifteen days prior to date of such meeting.

ARTICLE XIII – VACANCIES

Vacancies in any office shall be filled by appointment of the Board of Directors until the next Annual Meeting.

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Proposed Amendment Approved by the board of Directors 19 September 1990

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