|The proposed slate of officers for the 2004 calendar year was confirmed by a vote of those attending and a number of proxy mail-ins. Our new elected officers are:|
|Vice Commodore||=||Mary Shebell|
|Rear Commodore||=||Mike Courtway|
|The vote on a proposed change to the SGYC by-laws also passed. A collective thanks go to the by-laws committee who met and reviewed the existing document in an effort to keep it relative to our current situation. Very few changes were offered, attesting to the skill our founding members applied to the task.|
|SeaGate Yacht Club By-Laws|
|Purpose and Objective|
|The SeaGate Yacht Club (SGYC) was formed to provide a social environment
for members who enjoy boating and a love of the sea. SGYC intends to be
responsive to the desires and needs of its members, and
|Membership is open to both residents and non-residents of SeaGate. Membership encompasses the member, his or her
|Prospective members must be sponsored by a member in good standing. The
prospective member's application will be reviewed at the first board meeting
following the nomination. Approval is granted unless three or more board
members are in agreement to deny membership. The Membership Chairperson
will notify the prospective member of the board's decision on the following
|Membership dues are on an annual basis, from January 1st to December 31st. Dues are to be paid by January 31st of each year or the member may not be included in the SGYC directory. Dues in arrears by March 1st will result in the membership being
|SGYC officers are elected by a majority vote of the general membership at the general meeting in October. Club officers serve for a period of one year, January 1st, through December 31st. Officers consist of the following:|
|The SGYC Board consists of the SGYC officers, the Junior Staff Commodore,
and such board positions as the officers deem necessary for effective operation
of SGYC. Service as a board member is for a period of one year, consistent
with the terms of service for the SGYC officers. Board positions are voluntary,
and may be filled by any member.
SGYC Board meetings are held once a month. A quorum for purposes of conducting business of SeaGate Yacht Club consists of six members of the board, at least three of which are officers.
|Responsibilities of Club Officers|
|It is the responsibility of the SGYC officers to provide effective general direction for the SGYC operations and membership during their terms of service.|
|SGYC shall operate as a non-profit organization. A monthly statement of the financial status will be prepared and communicated at each Board meeting and to the general membership at the general meeting or upon request.
|Meetings of the general membership include all social events and general
meetings. At least one event for the general membership is anticipated
to be held each month. SGYC Board meetings are also scheduled at least
once each month. All events, including planned meetings of the SGYC board,
are to be published in the SGYC newsletter. The general membership is to
be notified at least 15 days prior to a scheduled event where voting by
the general membership on SGYC business in necessary.
|Only SGYC members in good standing may vote on issues affecting the club.
Votes are cast and recorded with one vote per membership. SGYC officers
are responsible for recording voting results. Any changers to the SGYC
Bylaws require a two-thirds majority vote of the SGYC membership in good
standing present during the vote.
All other motions shall be decided by simple majority vote of those members in good standing present at the meeting wherein the motion is made. Any vote by the Board must be carried by at least two-thirds of the Board members present with support from at least two of the voting officers.