GEORGIA TRIUMPH ASSOCIATION BYLAWS
THE GEORGIA TRIUMPH ASSOCIATION was formed on July 2nd, 1980 by Mike Elder and Terry Allen and became an official local chapter of the Vintage Triumph Register on October 23rd, 1981. The members of THE GEORGIA TRIUMPH ASSOCIATION are people with three things in common:
The pride and distinction of owning a “Little British Car”
The desire to participate in events and tours that demonstrate the sporty driving and handling characteristics inherent in the Triumph automobile
The enjoyment of sharing their interest, enthusiasm and knowledge with others, both young and old.
THE GEORGIA TRIUMPH ASSOCIATION enjoys a position of longstanding success and has been responsible for some of the finest car events in the area. The caliber and reputation of GTA tours and events draws entrants from throughout Georgia as well as many surrounding states. GTA members, past and present, have contributed to our long and successful history. We hope that you will take advantage of the many opportunities to participate and enjoy our Club activities, as you contribute to its future vitality.
1.1. The name of this organization shall be Georgia Triumph Association, hereinafter called GTA.
2.1. To provide a forum for Triumph and other British car owners and enthusiasts to promote the preservation, general enjoyment and maintenance of Triumph automobiles, for educational, recreational and historical interest.
3.1. Any individual interested in furthering the aims, ideals and work of the GTA may apply for membership. The membership includes the spouse or significant other.
3.1.1. New applicants accepted between the first day of September and the last day of December shall be granted membership through the last day of the following calendar year.
3.1.2. Members shall submit renewal applications and annual dues beginning in January. Payment in full must be made prior to the Regular Club Meeting in March or the individual will be dropped from membership.
3.2. Each applicant shall pay the required annual dues.
3.2.1. Annual dues shall be determined by the Officers and Board of Directors.
3.2.2. Annual dues of a member on active duty in the armed forces shall be waived.
3.2.3. Each membership shall be entitled to one vote.
3.2.4. Any member can be reprimanded, suspended or expelled from the GTA by a two thirds vote of the Officers and Board members present at any Board Meeting for reason or reasons they consider valid.
4. OFFICERS and BOARD of DIRECTORS
4.1. GTA Officer positions shall include a President, Vice-President, Secretary , Treasurer and Member-at-large. The Board of Directors shall consist of a Member-at-large and a minimum of four members (Directors) of the Board.
4.1.1. The President shall be the chief executive officer and shall coordinate and supervise the activities of the GTA.
4.1.2. The position of Member-at-large shall be occupied by the last available former GTA president. The Member-at-large should help the President through advice and support to run the GTA.
4.1.3. The Directors of the Board are members, who take on additional support functions, like Events, Membership, Newsletter, Regalia and Website
4.2. Elections shall be by secret ballot.
4.2.1. Nominations from the floor shall be accepted at the Regular GTA Meetings in October and November and shall be published in the November and December newsletters.
4.2.2. Ballots shall be distributed and cast at the Regular GTA Meeting in December.
4.3. Officers may be elected by plurality vote.
4.3.1. Officers shall serve the term prescribed by these Bylaws, or until their successors are elected.
4.3.2. President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer shall be elected to serve for one year, with a limit of two consecutive terms.
4.3.3. Members appointed by the Officers to serve as Directors of the Board shall serve two year terms, with no limits on consecutive terms.
4.3.4. Terms of office shall begin at the Regular GTA or Board Meeting in January as appropriate.
4.3.5. Vacancy in any office can be filled by a two thirds vote of the Officers and Board members present at any Board Meeting.
4.3.6. No member shall hold more than one office at a time.
4.3.7. Any Officer or Board member who misses three meetings in one year without explanation shall be dismissed from the Board.
5.1. Regular GTA Meetings shall be held on the second Tuesday of each month, unless otherwise ordered by the Officers. Place and time of Regular GTA meetings shall be determined by the President.
5.2. Special GTA Meetings can be called by the President whenever deemed necessary for any valid reason. Place and time of meetings shall be determined by the President.
5.3. Board Meetings shall be held as needed. Place and time of Board Meetings shall be determined by the board president.
5.4. No official business shall be transacted at any meeting unless a quorum is present at the time of business. Fifteen Club members shall constitute a quorum at Regular or Special Club Meetings. Five members shall constitute a quorum at Board Meetings.
5.5. The President or failing them, the Vice-President or failing them, the Member-at-large shall preside at Regular or Special Club Meetings.
5.6. The President or failing them the Vice-President shall preside at Board Meetings.
6.1. The need for standing and special committees or other key positions shall be determined by either the Club, the Officers or the Board of Directors and shall be appointed by the President.
6.2. The President shall be an exofficio member of all committees.
7. PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY
7.1. The Club shall be governed by Robert’s Rules of Order in all cases where applicable and where not inconsistent with these Bylaws.
8.1. These Bylaws can be presented and amended at a Regular Club Meeting, by a two thirds vote of the members present, provided the amendment has been submitted in writing and approved by a two thirds vote of the Officers and Board members at a prior Board Meeting