Constitution

CONSTITUTION

of the

South Bay Cruising Club, Inc.

Adopted September, 19th, 1951

(with subsequent amendments)

(last amendment approved October 7, 1999)

Article I

Name

The organization shall be known as the “South Bay Cruising Club“.

Article II

Club Device

The Club device, insignia and flag shall be as delineated in Figure I. The upper white portion representing fresh salt air, and the lower green portion representing the water, the green generally considered to be “emerald” green.

Article III

Object

The object of the South Bay Cruising Club is to promote cruising and racing under sail on the Great South Bay and nearby waters.

Article IV

Membership

The membership shall consist of four classes: Regular Members, Honorary Life Members, Senior Members and Junior Members.

Article V

Management 

SECTION 1. The general management and control of the affairs of the Club shall be vested in a Board of Governors consisting of the officers of the Club, the chairperson of each active committee, and seven members of the Club who shall be duly elected to the Board. 

SECTION 2. The officers of the Club shall consist of a Commodore, Vice Commodore, Rear Commodore, Recording Secretary and Treasurer.

Article VI

Amendments 

SECTION 1. This constitution may be amended only by the affirmative vote of two-thirds of all voting members in good standing present at a regular or special meeting.  

SECTION 2. No proposition to amend this constitution shall be acted upon at any meeting of the South Bay Cruising Club, unless a notice embodying the purport of the proposed amendment is sent to each voting member of the Club in with the call for such a meeting, which notice shall be sent at least fifteen calendar days prior to the proposed meeting.