- Section I
History of Santa Rosa Active 20-30 No. 50
- Section II
- Active 20-30 International History
- Past International Presidents
- National Structure
- Section III
- Section IV
- Section V
- Section VI
Youth Benevolent Fund
- Section VII
SECTION I HISTORY OF SANTA ROSA NO. 50
On October 15, 1929, thirteen young men from Santa Rosa gathered at the Sonoma Mission Inn at Boyes Hot Springs for a dinner engagement. During this dinner, the 20-30 Club of Santa Rosa No. 50 was formed. The Charter Night festivities brought members of 20-30 clubs from as far away as Reno and Santa Cruz. The gavel was presented to the new president, Dr. Ed McMannis, by the president of the Petaluma Club. The guest speaker for that night was the British Consul General of San Francisco. Distinguished guests representing the Lions, Kiwanis, and Rotary Clubs of Santa Rosa were there to witness the event. The evening was concluded with the singing of "America" and the 20-30 Club Song.
The first project that the club sponsored was to support the passing of the Golden Gate Bridge Bond Initiative. The project required little financial support from the young club and had high visibility. This set the stage for evaluation of many future projects of the club. in the summer of 1930, the club faced a legal challenge and almost lost its name to the "Western Women's 20-30 Club of San Francisco." Fate smiled on the club, and the 20-30 Clubs were allowed to keep the 20-30 name. No one seems to know what happened to the "girls."
Santa Rosa No. 50 did a lot of traveling in the early thirties, helping charter clubs in St. Helena, Vallejo, Napa, and Sebastopol. Our Club was also active in local sports, with a ball team that played in the Twilight League, which the Club helped sponsor. The team was successful, showing up at the top of the league each year. The club also sponsored an invitational track meet for the high schools of the area.
An early fund raising project was to sponsor movies at the old California Theater. The theater sat about where the Macy's parking lot is in the Santa Rosa Plaza Mall. The movies shown were Boris Karloff's Frankenstein and Howard Hughes's Sky Devils. The money raised was used to replace the memorial to Sheriff Petray in the Courthouse Gardens. Later, additional money was raised to refurbish the grounds around the Courthouse through a citywide ''CIean-Up Drive." The Club also helped get the Rose Festival off the ground. In 1934, the Club won first prize for its float, which was pulled by the Boy Scout Troop that the Club helped support.
By 1935, the Club had already established a tradition with the Children's Christmas Party, as well as sponsoring Boy Scouts and athletic events for youth. The Club was very supportive of the other 20-30 clubs in the area, attending various inter-club events. The Club also established a tradition of interesting guest speakers, which included quite a few celebrities-- Ernie Nevers, Buck Shaw, Robert Ripley, and Skip Madigan.
The darkening clouds of war in Europe in 1940 brought about quite a change in No. 50. The Club held its first "Pots and Pans for Defense" drive in July 1941 (before Pearl Harbor). Many members were also putting on uniforms heading off to faraway places. At that time Santa Rosa was home to a Naval Air Station, which was located south of
Sebastopol Road and west of what is now Highway 101. During the war years, the Club held Scrap Drives, Bond Drives, Blood Drives, "Have A Serviceman To Your Home For The Holidays" programs, and helped set up roadside "Hitch a Ride" shelters in 1943. In 1944, the Club took on its biggest war project yet, a servicemen's canteen and recreation center, which within one year's time had some 68,000 servicemen as its guests.
With the end of the war, the Club turned to fundraising projects for a new hospital, and "Air Marking" the town to aircraft. In 1948, along with the Santa Rosa Police Department, the Club placed signs at all school crossings in Santa Rosa. Also in 1948, the Women's Auxiliary was formed for the wives of 2030 Club members.
In the "Fabulous Fifties," the club grew and prospered. The club sponsored two beauty pageants-- the Maid of California Pageant and the Miss Sonoma County Pageant.
1949's Miss Sonoma County had been named Miss California. In 1957, the Maid of California Pageant was taken over by the Sonoma-Marin Fair. At the close of the fifties, the club made a major change by merging with "Active International" to form Active
20-30 International. The Club was further honored by having one of its own members, Jack Kummerts, named the first President of the combined organization.
The 1960's were up and down for the club, as our numbers dropped to as low as 20 but later rebounded above 60. The Club also saw many of its members become community leaders. Charles DeMeo, the first non-founder initiate into the club established himself as a leader with continued impact to today. Other prominent members include Robert Tutee, Judge Bryan Jamar, Dusty Destruel, Henry Mayo, Bill Knight, George Dutton and many others. Santa Rosa had adopted Active 20-30 in such a big way that it supported two clubs, our own No. 50, and the Santa Rosa Evening Club, formed in 1964.
In the seventies, the Club took on larger, more involved projects beginning in 1974 with the first Fall Extravaganza. This community-wide party was attended by as many as 2,500 people. Through the 1980's this project alone netted over $100,000 in profits. It was an excellent fundraiser and it enabled the Club to formalize its commitment to youth; the Club created the Youth Benevolent Fund in 1975. This fund is a repository for the Club's youth related fundraising profits, and it may only be used to benefit youth. Also during the seventies, the club reaffirmed its interest in athletics by participating in Club-sponsored city league softball and basketball teams.
In 1990 and 1991, the Club sponsored and organized the ''Great Sonoma County Duck Race." For two years, these events were the primary fund raisers for the Club's Youth Benevolent Fund. With net proceeds of approximately $100,000, the events were by far the most successful fundraisers in Club history. More recently, the club’s main event has been the Battle of the Brews which first started in 1997. To date, this event has generated over $500,000 for the Youth Benevolent Fund benefiting at-risk children across Sonoma County. Our membership and reputation has increased as a result of the good publicity earned through our involvement in these events.
The Club has remained actively involved in both the National and International organizations, with Dave Del Monte being selected as Area Director for Northern California and Nevada in the late seventies. In addition, Chuck Stark was selected as Regional Director for the Central Region, National President for the National Association of the United States and Canada, and followed that by becoming our second member to serve as President of the International Association in 1986. A third member of our club, Ross Liscum, was selected International President in 1988.
Our long history in the International Association was honored by being selected as the site for the 1995 International Convention, which for this year was augmented by the addition of the National Convention for the United States and Canada. This event, held at the Flamingo Resort in Santa Rosa was attended by over 360 club members from as far away as Colombia. At the National Convention, the Convention Chairman, our own Evert Fernandez was selected as a Regional Director for the United States and Canada. Evert was also elected International President in 2000-2001 and was installed as International President here in Santa Rosa where we were honored again as the site for the 2000 International Convention. Because of our active participation in Active
20-30 International, Santa Rosa #50 was selected "Club of the Year'' in 1996. In addition to club of the year honors, Tom Jackson was selected "President of the Year" for Active 20-30. In 2006 Evan Hershey was selected to be the Regional Director for the United States and Canada. In 2009-2010 he was also selected to be National President for the national association of the United States and Canada. In 2010 we were honored to host the International Convention for the third time in 15 years. We were further honored to host the United States and Canada National Convention as well as the WOCO convention at the same time.
Over the years, the club has helped support many youth causes and programs. Among them are the Boy Scouts, the Santa Rosa Boys and Girls Clubs, Social Advocates for Youth (SAY), The Battered Women's Shelter, Kids' Street Theater, River Community Services, Valley of the Moon Children's Home, Junior Olympics, The Volunteer Center of Sonoma County, Challenger Little League, "R" House, Junior Achievement, Central Santa Rosa Youth Soccer, Friday Night Live, Tomorrow’s Leaders Today, Children’s Village and The Ronald McDonald House. Many of these programs offer direct support for at-risk children. The Club is especially proud of its involvement in making a difference in the lives of the children in our community.
SECTION II - HISTORY OF ACTIVE 20-30 INTERNATIONAL
Active 20-30 International actually started in 1922 when young men in two widely separated communities of the United States saw the need for a service club for young men. They found that established service clubs were dominated by older men, run by older men, and whose officers were invariably much older men.
This realization led those groups of ambitious young men to stray away from existing groups, and with the assistance of the Rotary Club, these young men organized a club of their own: a club in which young men would have a chance to engage actively in service to their communities; a club where young ideas, backed by enthusiasm and energy of youth, could share civic responsibilities on an equal basis with the clubs made up of older men.
These pioneers of young men's service clubs were located in Aberdeen, Washington, where Active International was formed, and in Sacramento, California, where 20-30 International began.
Both 20-30 International and Active International were chartered members of the World Council of Young Men's Service Clubs ("WOCO"). John Armenia, Joe Crowe and Arnie Scheldt of Active, and Dr. James Vernetti, Henry Heyl and Ray Fletcher of 20-30, were among those who fostered the World Council movement up to its formal beginning in 1947.
In 1959, President Norm Morrison of 20-30 and President Ken Helling of Active exchanged letters and renewed the long-standing proposal that these two almost-identical young men's service clubs should merge.
Throughout 1959 and 1960, meetings were held between the two groups, culminating in a proposed Constitution and resolution to be presented to the conventions of each organization in 1960. In addition to Morrison and Helling, in attendance were Jack Kummert, Doug Martin and Clint McClure of 20-30, and Victor W. "Bill" Smith, Owen Barnes and Jim Robertson of Active, all of whom participated in the early negotiations. At the 20-30 International Convention held in Santa Cruz, California, in 1960, the delegates unanimously adopted the merger proposal and Constitution. One month later, the delegates of the Active International Convention in Calgary, Alberta, also unanimously adopted the propositions.
On August 1, 1960, Active and 20-30 became Active 20-30 International. The first Convention of Active 20-30 International was held in Tucson, Arizona, July 10-14, 1961, where the Constitution and by-laws were officially adopted and Jack Kummert from Santa Rosa #50 was elected its first President.
As Active 20-30 international expanded into other countries, including Mexico, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Panama, and the Dominican Republic, it became apparent that local flexibility was vital. This flexibility would enable Active 20-30 Clubs to take advantage of opportunities unique to their countries. Dr. Manuel Molina, Gilberto Sucre, Ernesto Cordovez of Panama, and Rafael Barrientos of El Salvador presented a proposed new Constitution and By-laws of Active 20-30 International. They called for an Active 20-30 International comprised of National Associations. Each National Association was to have its own President and Constitution and to be a member of the World Council. This proposal was made at the Anaheim, California Convention held September, 1981. The International Constitution was reviewed and modified during the following year. The new Constitution of Active 20-30 International was adopted on July 24, 1982 by the delegates present at the 60th Anniversary Convention of Active 20-30 held in Sacramento, California. Arnie Krogh of the Sacramento Club became our first International President under the current organizational structure.
B. INTERNATIONAL STRUCTURE
The International President is the highest ranking Executive Officer of Active 20-30 International and his term of office is one complete convention year. The International President and International Vice President are elected at the Annual General Meeting ("AGM") held each July. The International governing body is known as the International Council of Presidents, and it consists of each National President from the eight National Associations, the International Vice President, and the International President. The International Secretary/Treasurer is appointed by the International President, and the Immediate Past International President sits as the Parliamentarian. Their primary responsibility is to promote the development of the principles and objectives of Active 20-30 International and to establish programs considered relevant by the National Associations.
C. INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENTS
Past Presidents of Active 20-30 International:
- 1961-62 Jack Kummert; Santa Rosa Luncheon, California
- 1962-63 Frederico G. Lugo; Neuvo Laredo, Tamps., Mexico
- 1963-64 James H. Robertson; Tacoma, Washington
- 1964-65 Norm Jensen; Suburban Fresno, California
- 1965-66 Emilo Prez-Banuet; Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico 1966-67 Leland H. Glidewell; Modesto, California
- 1967-68 Bruce Fleming; San Diego, California
- 1968-69 Rene Fernandez; San Salvador, Ei Saivador 1969-70 David N. Andrews; Eugene, Oregon
- 1970-71 Stanford E. Lerch; Phoenix, Arizona
- 1971-72 Santiago Garcia de la Garza; Hermosillo, Son., Mexico 1972-73 Warren Turnbull; Inglewood, California
- 1973-74 Carlos Quintana L.; Mexico City, Mexico 1974-75 James F. Krembas; Torrance, California
- 1975-76 Oscar Osorio, Jr.; David, Panama 1976-77 Paul A. Tiford; Hawthorne, California 1977-78 Maximo Baca L; Tlalnepantla, Mexico 1g78-79 Dustin B. Rose; Coronado, California
- 1979-80 Alberto A. Boyd; Panama City, Panama 1980-81 Russ Mann; Edmonton, Canada
- 1981-82 Horacio Morales; Mexicaii, B.V. Mexico 1982-83 Arnold J. Krogh; Sacramento, California
- 1983-84 Rafael Barrientos; San Salvador, El Salvador 1984-8S Fred Simpson; San Fernando, California 1985-86 Dr. Manuel Molina; David, Panama
- 1986-87 Charles Stark; Santa Rosa Luncheon, California 1987-88 Francisco Carreon; Mexico City, Mexico
- 1988-89 Ross R. Liscum;Santa Rosa Luncheon,California 1989-90 Eduardo Hutt; San Salvador, El Salvador
- 1990-91 Manuel Bautista; Santa Clara, Columbia 1991-92 Andres Patino; Cali, Columbia
- 1992-93 Gary Wickel; Turlock, California 1993-94 Miguel Urena; Santo Domingo
- 1994-95 Jaime Jacome, Panama City, Panama 1995-96 Marcel Haudelot, San Salvador, El Salvador 1996-97 Luis Fernando Lian, Cali, Colombia
- 2000-01 Evert Fernandez, Santa Rosa, California 2001-02 Jose Roberto Espinoza
- 2002-03 Gustavo Grecho
- 2003-04 Ruben Salas
C. NATIONAL STRUCTURE
The daily operations of the National Association of the United States/Canada are overseen by a full-time executive director at our office located at 915 L Street, Sacramento, California, 95814. Our National Association is made up of clubs from Oregon, California, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Kansas. The elected officers of the governing board for our National Association are:
National President National President-Elect
Region # 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 Directors Immediate Past National President
Our Current region is #6 which includes the Central and Northern CA coastal cities.
The Regional Directors are elected for a one-year term and they are the officers in charge of their geographical areas. Currently, our club is in Region #1, which includes the Northern California and Sacramento Areas.
Each Spring a National Convention is held to conduct the business of our National Association and the sharing of fellowship. This Convention is usually 3 days on a weekend. Then in July, the International Convention is held, and it usually runs four or five days in length. The site traditionally rotates each year between the various National Associations in Latin America and the United States or Canada. Along with the business of our International Organization, much fellowship is shared and each National Association competes for awards that they have applied for. These are the National Awards:
- National President of the Year
- Outstanding Secretary
- Public Speaking Contest Winner
- Outstanding Publication
- Outstanding Club of the Year
- Convention Miles
- Outstanding Project of the Year
- Percent Convention Attendance
- Publicity and Public Relations
- Membership Growth
- Expansion and Development
- Convention Exhibit
- International Relations
- Member of the Year
- Best Scrapbook
- Outstanding Treasurer
- Club Visitation
F. INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION SITES
- 1961 - Tucson, Arizona
- 1962 - Fresno, California
- 1963 - Seattle, Washington
- 1964 - Torreon, Coah., Mexico
- 1965 - Calgary, Canada
- 1966 - Tijuana, B.C., Mexico
- 1967 - Sacramento, California
- 1968 - Guadalajara, Mexico
- 1969 - Eugene, Oregon
- 1970 - Phoenix, Arizona
- 1971 - Laredo, Texas
- 1972 - Los Angeles, California
- 1973 - Mexico City, Mexico
- 1974 - Panama City, Panama
- 1975 - Calgary, Canada
- 1976 - Lake Tahoe, California/Nevada
- 1977 - San Salvador, El Salvador
- 1978 - Eugene, Oregon
- 1979 - Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
- 1980 - Panama City, Panama
- 1981 - Anaheim, California
- 1982 - Sacramento, California
- 1983 - Cancun, Mexico
- 1984 - Edmonton, Canada
- 1985 - San Jose, Costa Rica
- 1986 - Eugene, Oregon
- 1987 - Acupulco, Mexico
- 1988 - Phoenix, Arizona
- 1989 - San Salvador, El Salvador
- 1990 - Calgary, Canada
- 1991 - Puerto Valiarta, Mexico
- 1992 - Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
- 1993 - Panama City, Panama
- 1994 - San Jose, Costa Rica
- 1995 - Santa Rosa, California
- 1996 - San Salvador, El Salvador
- 1997 - Panama City, Panama
- 1998 - Cali, Columbia
- 1999 - San Jose, Costa Rica
- 2000 - Santa Rosa, California
- 2001 - Eugene, Oregon
- 2002 - Phoenix, Arizona
- 2003 - Sweden
- 2004 - San Salvador, El Salvador
- 2005 - San Jose, Costa Rica
- 2006 - Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic
- 2007 –
- 2008 – Las Vegas, Nevada
- 2009 – Panama City, Panama
- 2010 – Santa Rosa, California
- 2011 – Nicaragua
SECTION III - PROJECTS & EVENTS
Your enjoyment of and contribution to Active 20-30 International will be directly related to your participation in club projects. Projects fall into one of three categories:
- Youth Projects
- Fundraising Projects
- Social Projects & Events
All of our projects should meet the objectives of these categories, promote fellowship among members, provide leadership opportunities, and create community interest and recognition. Projects are frequently added and dropped from our program, depending upon past experience and needs of the community. The following is a partial list of our most successful and best known projects:
- Annual Fall Extravaganza (M*A*S*H, the Sting' Halloween Party)
- Bosses Night*
- Children's Christmas Party*
- Youth Track Meets
- Club Election Nights*
- Club Officer Installations*
- The Great Sonoma County Duck Race
- Battle O' the Brews*
- Red White & Boom*
Each member is expected to participate in ALL projects sponsored by our club, although those events denoted with an asterisk (*) are considered mandatory. With all of our members participating, we will always have enough manpower to achieve the goals of our project program properly.
90% of the net proceeds from our charitable fundraising projects go to the Youth Benevolent Fund. The remaining 10% is left to the discretion of the Board of Directors to be used as the Board deems appropriate. YBF is administered by the Club and seeks to keep all charitable monies distinct from the general monies of the Club. 10% of all funds contributed to our YBF will be placed into the Endowment Fund. All monetary gifts and working capital for our youth projects is disbursed from YBF. This close association between our projects and the Youth Benevolent Fund provides the opportunity for us to remain an effective and viable club serving the youth of our community.
Your involvement in club projects will ensure that you make the most of your Active
20-30 experience and help perpetuate the long-standing Active 20-30 tradition in Santa Rosa.
SECTION IV- MISCELLANY
Certain responsibilities and prerequisites must be satisfied before new members are admitted to the club. A new member must be sponsored by an existing member. The sponsoring member must advise the new member on the prerequisites of membership and must accompany the new member while he satisfies those prerequisites. Before sponsoring a new member, an existing member must be satisfied that the the new member will promote the purposes of the club (see Article 11, Section VII) and that he will fulfill the minimum attendance requirement of 60% of all luncheon meetings.
In terms of prerequisites, the new member must:
- Attend three out of our luncheon meetings immediately prior to his admission to membership;
- Attend a New Membership Meeting with his Sponsor;
- Attend a Board of Directors Meeting; and
- Pay the initiation fee and applicable dues.
Membership meetings are attended by at least five Past Presidents, the current club President, President-Elect, new member(s), and the sponsors of each new member. The purpose of such meetings is to orient new members and to enable the Past- Presidents, President, and President-Elect to get to know the new member. These three officers are charged with recommending to the Board of Directors the acceptance or rejection of each new member. If accepted, a new member is formally inducted at the luncheon meeting following acceptance of his application by the Board of Directors. (See Article IV, Section VII.)
The initiation fee should be attached to the new member's application form and given to the President-Elect at the Board of Directors meeting. The amount of the initiation fee depends upon when the Board of Directors approves the application for membership. If the application is accepted, the member is responsible for payment of a National New Member Fee and prorated National Dues, as well as current Club #50 dues. No refunds of dues or prorated dues will be allowed
B. DOG-HOUSE; OUT-HOUSE; OUT
The club has adopted a system for eliminating from membership the members who fail to satisfy the bylaws that each member shall make 60% of all luncheon meetings
(see Article lII, Section VII). It is called the Dog-House, Out-House, Out-System.
If a member, within any two month period commencing with the first two month period in each year, does not attend 60% of the luncheon meetings, he is placed in the Dog-House.
If, in the following two months, the member again falls below the 60% attendance requirement, he is placed in the Out-House. If in the next succeeding two month period, the
member once again fails to attend 60% of the luncheon meetings, he is automatically out of the club.
Much as a member has worked his way into the Dog-House or Out-House, he may work his way out. Thus, if a member works his way into the Dog-House in a two month period, he may
work his way back into good standing by satisfying the 60% attendance requirement in the next succeeding two month period. If he has let himself slide into the Out-House,
however, meeting the 60% attendance requirement in the next succeeding two month period will only move him up into the Dog-House; and it will take another two month period
of 60% of more attendance at luncheon meetings to move him back into good standing.
Finally, with respect to the operation of this system, it should be noted that: (1) attendance at club projects will count as attendance at luncheon meetings for purposes of
meeting the 60% attendance requirement; (2) the status of a member under the system will be published in the Hourglass, (3) a member must be in good standing, i.e., in neither
the Dog-House nor the Out-House, to be eligible for elected office in the club; and (4) a member who has been eliminated from the club by the system may be reinstated by
petitioning the Board of Directors to be reinstated and, if the Board approves, by paying a $25 reinstatement fee. Reinstatement will, of course, only put the Member in
the Out-House. It then becomes his responsibility to work his way back up through the system into good standing.
Dues are assessed by the board every six (6) months, payable in advance. They come due on January 1 and July 1, respectively, for the following six (6) month period. The Dues
Invoice is prepared by the Treasurer as close to these dates as practical (but in no event later than 30 days before January 1 or July 1 as appropriate) and must be paid on or
before 30 days from the date the dues are assessed (due date). After 30 days, a $10 late fee will be charged for late dues. A member is automatically eliminated from the club
if he does not pay his dues within 60 days of the due date. If thus eliminated, a member may be reinstated only with approval of the Board of Directors and with the payment
of a $25 reinstatement fee.
Dues are deposited into the General Fund of the club to be used to pay dues to Active 20-30 International, to pay for the publication of the Hourglass, and to cover the general
operating expenses of the club. Included in the dues is
$20 an allocation for Election Night, which may, therefore, be attended by the membership without additional
The Hourglass is the club's newsletter. It is published on a bi-weekly basis. The purposes of the Hourglass include keeping members and their families advised of upcoming
club activities, advising members of upcoming speakers, reporting on the Dog-House, Out-House, Out-System, and, in general, bringing items of interest or amusement to the
attention of the membership.
When a member reads one of the club's financial reports, he is confronted by a bewildering array of funds. They are the Youth Benevolent Fund, the General Fund, the
President's Fund, and the Convention Fund. There follows an explanation of the purposes of each of these funds:
Youth Benevolent Fund:
Except in unusual circumstances, as determined by the Board of Directors (see Section VII hereto), 90% of the net proceeds of all fundraising projects go into this fund
to be used exclusively to benefit youth in the community; 10% of the proceeds go to the General Fund.
This is the general operating fund of the club. it is funded with dues and expended on dues to Active 20-30 International, publication of the Hourglass, Election Night
and other operational expenses of the club.
This is a fund of money to be spent at the discretion of the President. Monies for the fund come from fines at luncheon meetings. The fund has traditionally been used to
defray costs of Installation Night. (For further discussion, see Section Vl, Paragraph 4).
This fund is used exclusively to promote attendance at conventions by helping to pay the expenses of attending members. Monies for this fun come, traditionally, from raffles
conducted at the luncheon meetings, but may come from sources as determined by the Board of Directors.
F. SCRAP BOOK
The Club has a scrap book which is maintained at the Santa Rosa Public Library at the corner of Third and E Streets. Members are encouraged to take advantage of this rich
source of information about the club.
SECTION V- CLUB CUSTOMS
The following is a statement of customs of the Active 20-30 Club of Santa Rosa No. 50. The purpose of these customs is to set forth and preserve certain traditions which have
been made a part of the historical development of this Club. These Club customs are not to be construed as bylaws of this organization, but rather are indicative of customs
and traditions of the organization.
Conduct of Meeting:
At the inception of each meeting' the President of the organization shall appoint a brass and dodo. The brass shall be selected at random from the names of the members
and the dodo shall be the newest member of the Club in attendance. Their respective duties are as follows:
The brass is the only person who has the authority to fine the President. The brass may fine the president for whatever infractions, conduct, lack of conduct, and the like
shall be brought to his attention by any member of the organization who shall request permission to speak to the brass prior to raising any matter. The brass may also, on his
own motion, fine the president at any time. The member holding the bell may fine the brass only upon a passed motion from the floor. If the member holding the bell or the
brass is dealt a maximum fine, the member holding the bell must appoint a new brass. The dodo shall be responsible for collection of all fines and shall be entrusted with
the dodo pot, into which shall be deposited all fines. A member, prior to the first serving as dodo shall be properly instructed in the duties of the dodo by a member
selected by the President. The dodo shall be responsible at all times for the custody of the dodo pot and, in the event that the pot shall be taken from him, it shall be
auctioned to the highest bidder with a limit of $10.00 as the highest bid possible. The dodo must bid until the maximum $10.00 is bid, and the dodo shall always have the
right to bid $10.00.
Fines shall be levied by the President on all members, and by the Brass on the President. The maximum fine for the President and Brass on any general meeting day shall be
$15. The maximum fine for any member shall be $10.00 on any general membership meeting day. The following shall be customary fines:
- Use of swear words during the meeting;
- Purchase of automobile - $2.50 per wheel for new and used cars;
- Throwing of any items during the meeting;
- Failure to stand while speaking (except for questions addressed to the quest speaker);
- Use of a member's last name only;
- Reaching across the table;
Failure to wear the Active 20-30 Pin or the proper badge, or failure to furnish your guest with a "guest" badge.
All fines on Baby Day are doubled ($20 max). When any member of the organization becomes a father, at the next regular meeting at which he is in attendance, he shall
announce the good news along with the child's vital statistics to the membership. The new father shall then be the dodo for that particular meeting. The amount of
fines collected by the dodo from both the President and the members shall be deposited by the new father with an equal amount of his own money in a bank or savings and
loan selected by him. (Preferably an institution represented by a club member.) At the next regular meeting the new father shall present the passbook for inspection by
the general members.
In the event that the new father shall not deposit the funds prior to the next meeting and present the passbook for inspection, the amount which he shall then be required
to deposit shall be double the amount he would originally have been required and shall increase in the same ratio until such time as he presents the aforementioned passbook.
The passbook shall consist of an account opened in the name of the child with the parents as trustees.
Disposition of Fines Other Than Baby Day Fines:
All fines collected from the President and the members other than on baby day shall go into the President's fund. The purpose of the President's fund shall be to
enable the President to carry out his duties as President properly, and to provide social activity and refreshments prior to the installation of officers in the next
succeeding term. Any unused balance of the President's fund shall be left to the discretion of the outgoing President, subject to approval of the Board of Directors,
as to what disposition he desires to make of those funds.
Down On the Farm:
The club song, commonly known as ''Down On the Farm," may be called for by the President or any member on behalf of another member who has distinguished
himself in some manner to warrant recognition. The member for whom Down On the Farm is being sung shall remain seated during the singing of Down On the Farm, and in
the event that he shall not remain seated, shall be fined appropriately by the President. All new members, upon completion of their initiation shall immediately have
a Down On the Farm sung for them, and someone should instruct them to remain seated, lest they be fined. Down On the Farm goes like this:
Down on the farm they all ask for [name].
Down on the farm they all ask for [name].
Down on the farm they all ask for [name].
The chickens ask, the turkeys ask, the horses ask for [name] and the pigs ask too.
Stealing of loot:
The President's bell and the dodo pot shall be considered legal loot. During any open meeting, these items may be stolen; and if stolen, the person from whom they
are stolen from must buy them back. The maximum price is $10 for any particular item stolen; and, in the event that more than one item shall be stolen at one time, the
maximum price shall remain at $10. The person from whom the items are stolen shall have the last bid and the right to buy the items back.
Any item stolen in other than an opening meeting, such as prior to the meeting, after conclusion of the meeting or while the meeting has been declared informal (free time),
shall be considered illegal loot and the President shall fine the person so stealing said items the sum of $5.00; and the person stealing said item shall immediately return
item to the President or to from whom they were stolen.
It shall be the responsibility of the incoming President (the President-elect) to obtain the past President's pin for the outgoing President to be presented at the
installation of officers. The Club shall bear the cost of said pin, but it shall be the responsibility of the President-elect to order and obtain same. It shall further be
the responsibility of the President who is outgoing to order and obtain with suitable engraving a gavel for the new President and the new President-elect indicating their
term of office and name and for which organization they serve. Again, the Club shall bear the cost of same; but it shall be the responsibility of the President to order same.
New Members - Traditional
Upon the initiation of any new member who shall be initiated by a past president or Club Officer if a past president is not in attendance the meeting shall then be declared
informal and a "Down On the Farm'' shall be sung for the new member. Immediately following "Down On the Farm" for the new member, all of the members
shall greet the new member with a shake of the hand and appropriate words of welcome into the Club.
Past Active Life Membership "PAL" Method of Selection:
The president-elect shall appoint and chair a committee of five (5) members including two past presidents, a current board member, and a past-active life member for the purpose
of recommending to the Board of Directors those individuals who qualify for Past Active Life Membership.
SECTION VI - YOUTH BENEVOLENT FUND
The formal name for the special fund governed by this section will be the Active 20-30 Youth Benevolent Fund (hereinafter referred to as the Youth Fund).
The general purpose of the Youth Fund will be to benefit youth in the greater Santa Rosa area with the emphasis upon needy or disadvantaged youth.
90% of the net proceeds from charitable fund raising projects and all contributions to Active 20-30 No. 50, unless otherwise designated by the Board of Directors, will be
deposited into the Youth Fund. A charitable fund raising project shall mean any fund raising project except one which has been specially designated in advance by the Board
as a fund raiser for some other club purpose.
The Youth Fund will be administered by a committee composed of the president-elect, a past president and three active members, of which no more than one may be a member of
the Board of Directors. The president-elect shall automatically become the chairman of the committee upon installation and he shall thereupon appoint the remaining members
of the committee. Vacancies which occur on the committee during his term shall promptly be filled by the president-elect.
Meetings of the committee shall be held no less often than once a month at the pleasure of the president-elect. A quorum shall consist of three (3) of the five (5) members.
Recommendations shall be made upon the basis of majority rule. Meetings shall be announced at general membership meetings and the membership will be encouraged to attend
meetings and make suggestions to the committee.
The function of the committee shall be to consider and make recommendations to the Board upon all suggestions from within the Club and applications from without the Club
for donations, whether of services, objects, money or some combination thereof. To this end, all such suggestions and applications shall be referred to the committee. The
committee shall, within one (1) month after referral date, make its recommendation to the Board. It shall, following Board action, be the responsibility of the committee
to promptly communicate the action of the Board to the source of the suggestion or application.
It shall be the responsibility of the committee to insure that the youth fund is placed in an interest bearing account, except that necessary project operating funds may
be placed in a checking account. Signatories on these accounts shall be the president-elect and the club Treasurer. The balance of these accounts shall periodically, but
no less than once each month, be communicated to the Board.
In considering and making recommendations on suggestions and applications for donations, the committee should consider the following guidelines:
- The donation should always, in some way, benefit youth;
- It is preferable, though not mandatory, that the benefit be to needy or disadvantaged youth;
- The beneficiaries should be residents of the greater Santa Rosa area;
- There should be a preference for donations to applicants having relatively less access to funding from other sources;
- The donations should, either through publicity or some other means, enhance the community image of the Club;
- Any monetary donation should be accompanied by donations of time and effort by membership of the Club;
- Any donation in kind should, on a plaque or in some other appropriat way, identify the Club as the donor;
- Donations should be preferred which will benefit large numbers of beneficiaries; and
- Donations which will be absorbed in significant part by the administrative overhead of an applicant should be avoided.
The above list of guidelines is not intended to be all inclusive or binding on the committee or the Board. Its purpose is simply to facilitate and expedite the processing
of applications for donations.
F. USE OF FUNDS
The Youth Fund is to be devoted exclusively to the purpose of serving youth. It may, in the discretion of the Board of Directors, be used to finance fund-raising projects;
provided that the total amount so used shall be returned to the Youth Fund whether or not the fund raising project is a success. The Youth Fund will not, under any
circumstances, be used by the Club to finance social events.
G. CREATION OF THE ACTIVE 20-30 #50 FOUNDATION
In 1996, the Board of Directors formed a separate non-profit organization named the Active 20-30 #50 Foundation. This separate foundation has its own set of bylaws, which
provides the clubs current board serve as directors of the foundation. The foundation was granted 501(c)3 tax status in 1996. The purpose of setting up the foundation was
to expand our fundraising opportunities by allowing donors to make tax-deductible contributions.
H. CREATION OF THE ACTIVE 20-30 #50 ENDOWMENT FUND
In 2001 the Board of Directors formed a separate endowment fund called “The Active 20-30 #50 Endowment Fund (the “Fund”) through the Community Foundation of Sonoma County.
The Fund is established specifically to benefit disadvantaged children of Sonoma County through the guidelines of the YBF. The corpus of the fund is to remain permanent.
The Community Foundation will distribute a portion of the endowments total value semi-annually (see Fund Agreement). At any time, money or securities can be donated to the
fund from either outside sources or proceeds from future fund raising events determined by the Board of Directors.
These governing rules may be amended at any regular meeting of the Board.
SECTION VII BY-LAWS OF THE ACTIVE 20-30 CLUB OF SANTA ROSA NO. 50
ARTICLE I - NAME
The name of this non-proft organization shall be: "The Active 20-30 Club of Santa Rosa No. 50."
ARTICLE II - PURPOSE
The primary purpose of this Club shall be to serve, aid, promote and foster the youth of the community. The secondary purposes of the Club shall be to provide leadership,
training and to encourage business and social relationships for its members.
ARTICLE Ill - MEMBERSHIP
Section 1: There shall be five membership classes; active, past-active member, past-active life, honorary and senior active.
Section 2: Active membership - Any male person between the ages of twenty (20) and thirty-nine (39) inclusive, and of good moral character and good reputation
in this community shall be eligible for active membership in this club, providing however, that any member in good standing may continue as an active member until the end of
the six-month period, either January through June, or July through December during which he attains the age of forty (40) years.
Each active member of this Club shall pay membership fee and regular dues established by the Board of Directors and assessments as may be levied in allowance with Article X,
Section 1 by the Board of Directors and, in addition, shall maintain an average attendance of not less than sixty percent (60%)at all regular membership meetings.
In the event any active member is in arrears on any indebtedness due to the Club, he shall be considered not in good standing and may have his membership in this Club suspended
or revoked by action of the Board of Directors.
If a member, within any two month period commencing with the first two month period in each term, does not attend 60% of the luncheon meetings, he is placed in the Dog-House.
If, in the following two months, the member again falls below the 60% attendance requirement, he is placed in the Out-House. If in the next succeeding two month period, the
member once again fails to attend 60% of the luncheon meetings, he is automatically out of the club. Any member in the Dog or Out Houses shall be considered a member NOT IN
To constitute attendance for an entire meeting, it is sufficient to be in attendance for any portion of the meeting provided he reports his attendance to the president-elect
with a plausible excuse for his inability to attend the entire meeting. A member shall be entitled to make up absented meetings in the following manner:
- By attending a regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Directors; or,
- Visiting within thirty (30) days at another Active 20-30 Club meeting; or,
- Engaging in any club function; or,
- Informing the president-elect that illness has prevented him from attending the meeting, provided he does so within seven (7) days after the termination of the illness.
Any member whose membership in this Club has been suspended or revoked by action of the Board of Directors, may be restored to active membership in this Club and in Active
20-30 International by action of the Board of Directors upon showing cause for restoration.
Section 3: Past Active Membership ("PAM") - Any active member who has been a member of this Club for a period of not less than three years, and while
in good standing in this Club, may become a past active member with the approval of the Board of Directors of the Club by a 2/3 vote.
Each past active member shall be furnished a past-active card and shall be entered upon the past active rolls of the Club. Each past active member shall be entitled to all rights
and privileges of active membership in this Club, except those of voting and holding office, as set by the Board of Directors.
Section 4: Past Active Life Membership ("PAL'') - The Board of Directors by a 3/4 absolute majority vote may award Past Active Life Membership status
to an active member of this club who has a minimum of seven (7) years' service at the club as an active member, or has served as President of the club, and has no financial
obligation to this club, or Active 20-30 International. Each past active life member shall be entitled to al rights and privileges of active membership in this Club, except those
of voting and holding office.
Section 5: Honorary Membership - Any person who has performed some distinguished service and now is not a member of a chartered Active 20-30 club may be elected as
an honorary member of this club and as such enjoy the privileges of the club except those of office holding and voting. Application for honorary membership shall be submitted in
writing to the Board of Directors of the club and, upon approval of same, the name thus submitted shall be read before the club at a regular membership meeting and shall be voted
on at said meeting. A three quarters (3/4) vote of ail members present at such meeting shall be necessary for election of an honorary member, a quorum being present. No more than
one (1) honorary member shall be elected per term.
Section 6: Senior Active Membership - Senior Active Members shall be the Active member who, having reached forty years of age, who has a minimum of seven years
(7) of service at the Club, and who has no financial obligations to his Club or his National Association, and besides, by his merits and service received a favorable vote, both
of 2/3 majority of the Board of Directors and 2/3 from the Ordinary Assembly of Members. Said category of membership not to exceed twenty percent 20% of the active membership.
Each Senior Active Membership shall be entitled to all rights and privileges of active membership in this Club, except those of voting and holding office.
ARTICLE IV- NEW MEMBERS
Each person seeking active membership shall first be required to attend with his sponsor three regular (luncheon) meetings, a membership committee meeting, and one Board of
Directors meeting. An application together with required fee and dues shall be submitted to the membership chairman (President-Elect) for the recommendation of the membership
committee and approval of the Board of Directors. Upon a 2/3 vote of those officers and directors present at a duly constituted meeting of the Board of Directors, the prospective
member shall be elected to active membership in this Club.
The prospective member shall be notified by the membership chairman of the acceptance or denial of his application. If elected' he shall be installed as an active member at
the next regular membership meeting that he attends.
For the next 12-month period immediately following election to membership, the new member shall, in addition to the 60% minimum average attendance at regular meetings be required
to attend and participate in other Club functions to an extent determined by the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors may suspend or revoke the membership of any member who
fails to fulfill this obligation.
ARTICLE V- MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS
Section 1: Reqular Meetings - Regular meetings of the Membership of this Club shall take place weekly at 12:15 p.m. on such day and at such place as designated
by the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors may cancel any meeting or call special meetings upon such notice as it deems appropriate.
Section 2: Quorum - One-half (1/2) of the active membership shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business at any meeting.
ARTICLE Vl - OFFICERS
Section 1: Officers - The officers of this Club shall be a President, an Immediate Past President, a President-elect' a First Vice-President, a Second
Vice-President, a Secretary and Treasurer.
Section 2: Elective Officers - The elective officers this Club shall be the president-elect, First Vice-President, Second Vice-President. Elective officers shall
be elected in the manner hereinafter provided and shall hold office for a term of six (6) months and until their successors are elected and qualified. When the term of
President-elect expires, he shall assume the role of President.
Section 3 Appointive Officers - The Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary, Treasurer, and New-Member Chairman shall be appointed by the President with
approval and consent of the Board of Directors. The Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary, Treasurer, and New Member Chairman shall hold office at the discretion of the
Board of Directors. As appointive Officers they are not entitled to a vote during meetings of the Board of Directors.
Section 4: Conventions/lnterclub Relations Committee - This Committee shall consist of the immediate past President, a past President, and two (2) other Members at Large.
Its purpose is to assure that Santa Rosa Active 20-30 No. 50 is properly represented at the Regional, National, and international Conventions and to promote and further fellowship
at these same levels. This will entail duties such as: nomination of convention delegates for the Board of Directors' approval when the club President will not be attending,
completion of all necessary paperwork for interclub competition and coordination of any hosted tours or conventions by our Club.
Section 5: New Member Committee - The Chairman of this Committee shall be appointed by the President with the approval and consent of the Board of Directors. Committee
Purpose: To direct the club in new member solicitation and to assure our new members introduction and involvement into the workings of Active 20-30 at all levels.
Section 6: Qualifications - To be eligible to hold office in this club a member must be in good standing and have been an active member of this club for not less than
six months prior to election.
Section 7: Endowment Fund Committee - The Chairman of this Committee will be the Immediate Past President. This Committee shall consist of the Immediate Past President,
a past president, an alumni, a board member and a member at large.
Committee Purpose: To increase the Endowment Funds assets as well as to increase awareness of the Endowment Fund among the current membership as well as alumni.
Section 8: Website Committee – The Chairman of this Committee shall be appointed by the President with the approval and consent of the Board of Directors.
Committee Purpose: To ensure that the club has and maintains an up to date web site, markets itself through available social media and connects the top sponsors of
club events to the club website.
ARTICLE VII - BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Section 1: Duties - It shall be the duty, of the Board of Directors to manage and discharge the business and affairs of the Club and perform such other duties as may
be required by the by-laws.
Section 2: The Board of Directors shall be comprised of the President, President-elect, immediate Past-President, First Vice-President' Second Vice-President and
the seven (7) elected Directors.
Section 3: Meetings - Regular meetings of the Board of Directors shall be held twice each month on such day and at such time as the President shall designate. Notice
of regular meetings need not be given. Special meetings of the Board may be called by the President or at the request of two (2) members of the Board of Directors. The President shall
give each member of the Board of Directors two (2) days notice of each special meeting.
Section 4: Voting - Each member of the Board of Directors shall be entitled to cast one vote on any matter or resolution presented, except that the president shall
vote only in case of a tie.
Section 5: Quorum - Seven (7) members of the Board of Directors shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business at any meeting of the Board.
Section 6: Vacancies - Any vacancy in the Board of Directors, except a vacancy in the office of President, President-Elect, First Vice-President, or Second
Vice-President, shall be filled by a majority vote of the remaining directors and the person so elected shall hold office for the unexpired term of his predecessor and until his
successor shall be elected and qualified.
ARTICLE VIII - DUTIES OF OFFICERS
Section 1: President - The President shall preside over all membership and Board of Directors meetings. in addition, the President shall, with the advice and consent
of the Board of Directors, fill the offices of Secretary and Treasurer and establish committees to administer the business and affairs of the Club and appoint members thereof. The
President shall have direction of the affairs of the Club, subject to the advice and control of the Board. At end of the term, he shall assume the role of Immediate Past-President.
Section 2: President-Elect - The President-elect shall be chairman of the YBF, projects and membership committees. He shall keep all club attendance records. The
President-elect shall, in the temporary absence of the President, preside over all membership and Board of Directors meetings and shall, in the permanent absence of the President,
he shall assume that office. He shall also perform such other duties as may be prescribed by the Board of Directors. At end of the term, he shall assume the role of the President.
Section 3: First Vice-President - The First Vice-President shall, in the temporary absence of the President-elect, perform the duties of that office and shall, in
the permanent absence of the President-elect, assume that office. The First Vice-President shall be program chairman and shall perform such other duties as may be prescribed by
the Board of Directors.
Section 4: Second Vice-President- The Second Vice-President shall, in the temporary absence of the First Vice-President perform the duties of that office and
shall' in the permanent absence of the First Vice-President, assume that office. In addition, he shall be publicity chairman and shall be responsible for the publication of
the Hourglass. He shall also perform such other duties as may be prescribed by the Board of Directors.
Section 5: Recording Secretary - The Secretary shall keep minutes of all membership and Board of Directors meetings. He shall maintain a photograph album of all
major club activities and events during his term, and shall pass this album(s) onto the next Recording Secretary. He shall render such reports as are required by Active 20-30
International and perform such other duties as may be prescribed by the Board of Directors.
Section 6: Treasurer - The Treasurer shall collect such dues, assessments and fees as may be levied by the Board of Directors and hold and disburse the same as
directed by the Board of Directors. He shall keep accurate and correct accounts of all receipts and disbursements and render to the Board of Directors or the President, whenever
requested' a statement of the financial transactions of the club and its financial condition. He shall deposit the funds of the club in financial institutions chosen by the
Board of Directors and may reimburse the same only on signature of any two of the following: President, President-elect, Treasurer. He shall also perform such other duties as
may be prescribed by the Board of Directors.
Section 7: Immediate Past President - The Immediate Past President shall be the Parliamentarian of the lunch and board meetings, he shall also be responsible
for running of the Election Night and Club Elections. He shall also perform such other duties as may be prescribed by the Board of Directors.
Section 8: Corresponding Secretary - The Corresponding Secretary shall maintain a master club database via computer software program in common use. The database
shall be organized according to major categories of membership as described in Article Ill. The database shall have current mailing addresses and contact phone numbers for all
individuals according to these divisions:
- Current Membership
- Past Active Life [PAL]
- Past Active Members [PAM]
- Past Presidents
- Senior Active
- Regional Active 20-30 Clubs
- Alumni (retired members or members who quit after at least 3 years of membership) In addition, the Corresponding Secretary shall maintain a database on all members who's,
having reached the age of 40 and are in good standing, retire from the club and do not achieve the membership status listed above. The Corresponding Secretary shall make mailing
labels available upon request to any club officer or committee chairman. The Corresponding Secretary shall create a Membership Roster/Club Guide at the start of his term, and
shall issue at least one copy to each current member. If advertisements are provided in the Club Roster, a fee shall be charged and any profit generated shall be transferred
to the general fund
ARTICLE IX- ELECTION OF OFFICERS & DIRECTORS
Section 1: Time of Election - The elective officers of the Club shall be elected at special membership meetings in June and December of each year. The President shall,
with the advice and consent of the Board of Directors, set the date of the said special meetings and give notice thereof to the general membership at least three (3) weeks prior thereto.
Section 2: Nominating Committee - The nominating committee shall consist of the President and at least four (4) past presidents, selected by the President. The immediate
past president shall act as chairman for the committee. The committee shall meet at least four (4) weeks prior to the election meeting and shall insure the nomination of at least two (2)
candidates for each office except that of Board of Directors. Nominations so made shall be announced at the regular meeting held three (3) weeks prior to the election meeting. Each
nomination shall require one second.
Section 3: Ballots - The names of all candidates duly nominated in accordance with the provisions of the foregoing section shall be placed on the ballot in alphabetical
order under each office.
Section 4: Voting - Each active member other than the President, who shall vote only in case of a tie, shall be entitled to one (1) vote each for each office to be filled.
Cumulative voting shall not be allowed.
Section 5: Election of Officers & Directors- The candidates for President-elect, First Vice-President, and Second Vice-President receiving a plurality of the votes
cast for that office shall be elected. The seven (7) candidates for Directors who receive the greater number of votes cast for that office shall be declared elected Directors.
Section 6: Vacancies - In the event of the permanent absence of the President, President-elect, First Vice-President or Second Vice-President, and following the assumption
of higher office as provided in Article V111, herein, the Board of Directors shall appoint a member to fill each remaining vacancy.
ARTICLE X - FINANCE
Section 1. Assessments -
Assessments up on active members may be levied when recommended by the Board of Directors and approved by a majority of the members present at any meeting, provided, however, that the
membership shall have been notified of such contemplated action by announcement at the preceding meeting.
Section 2. Budget –
- The Board of Directors shall adopt a budget for their term at the second regular meeting following their election.
- All Event Chairmen shall submit a budget for their event no later than thirty (30) days prior to their event unless otherwise approved by the Board. Said budget must be approved
by the Board of Directors.
- Any disbursements shall be made in accordance with an approved budget unless otherwise approved by the Board. Any such budgeted disbursements do not require additional board approval.
Any unbudgeted disbursements must be approved by the board, and a source of funds (General Fund, Convention Fund, etc) must be stated.
Section 3. Final Reports –
- All Event Chairmen shall submit a written final report no later than 45 days after the event they chair. Said Final Report shall contain a detailed report of the expenses of the
event, the income of the event, any deviation from the Board approved Budget with an explanation of said deviation, and an indication of the profit or loss of the event.
- No funds shall be reimbursed to any member without a Final Report. Any request for reimbursement prior to the preparation of the Final Report must be approved by the board.
Receipts shall be provided to the Treasurer to substantiate a request for reimbursement unless otherwise approved by the Board.
ARTICLE XI - LEAVE OF ABSENCE
The Board of Directors may grant a leave of absence to any member upon application and good cause. A leave of absence shall not excuse the payment of all dues, taxes and assessments nor
entitle a member to credit for attendance in the computation of attendance awards but shall prevent the revocation of membership for failure of attendance during the period of said leave.
ARTICLE XII - PARLIAMENTARIAN
The Immediate Past-President of the club shall serve as the Parliamentarian.
ARTICLE XIIi - AMENDMENTS
These by-laws may be amended by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the Membership. Written notice of any proposed amendments shall be given to each member at least seven (7) days prior to the
membership meetings' at which such amendments are to be considered.
ARTICLE XIV- NOTICE
Any written notice given under these by-laws shall be mailed to the address shown on the current club roster.