NRA Affiliated. Supporting Pistol, Rifle, 3-Gun, Archery, Revolver, and Shotgun.
BYLAWS OF THE
MUSKOGEE GUN CLUB, INC.
P. O. BOX 174
MUSKOGEE, OK 74402
ARTICLE I – Name
The name of this organization shall be the Muskogee Gun Club, Inc.
Hereafter referred to as “the Club” or “Club”.
ARTICLE II – Object
Objectives of this SHOOTING Club shall be:
(a) To encourage organized rifle and pistol shooting among citizens of the United States residing in our community, with a view toward a better knowledge on the part of such citizens of the safe handling and proper care of firearms, as well as improved marksmanship.
(b) To forward the development of the characteristics of honesty, good fellowship, self-discipline, team play and self-reliance which are the essentials of good sportsmanship and the foundation of true patriotism.
ARTICLE III – Membership
(a) Any citizen of the United States may become a member of this organization after attending the Club Safety Orientation class and paying the current dues and fees. All members must be 21 years of age or older.
(b) Membership consists of either 1 person or if married, married with family under 21 in household and or domestic relationship. Receiving 1 key and 2 name badges. ******
(c) Members who are not in arrears for annual dues are considered to be in good standing and shall have all rights and privileges of membership.
(d) To be eligible for nomination to Club Officer as defined in Article VI (a), the candidate must meet the following criteria.
(e) Officers shall be required to maintain a positive work ethic, and meet the objective of the Club, Article II, to maintain their office.
(f) Club membership may request a vote of confidence for an Officer after 1 year service in Office.
ARTICLE IV – Dues
(a) The member’s annual dues to the Club shall be $50.00 plus fees as determined by the membership and shall be payable no later than June 1st of each year.
(b) No member of the Club in arrears shall be eligible to vote or to enjoy any other of the privileges or benefits offered by this Club.
ARTICLE V – Meetings
(a) Regular Meetings. The regular business of the Club for the transaction of ordinary business shall be held at a date and time each month and a place as may be fixed by the Executive Committee.
(b) Special Meeting. A special meeting of the Club may be held at any time upon the call of the President or upon the call of the Executive Committee, or upon demand in writing, stating the object of the proposed meeting, and signed by not less than 20% of the members entitled to vote. Notice of the time, place, and vote of the remaining members of the Committee. However, if more than one vacancy exists, a special meeting of the Club shall be called, and new officers shall be elected to fill the vacancies until the date of the next annual meeting as provided in paragraph (a) above.
(g) The officers of the Club shall maintain individual membership in the National Rifle Association for their tenure in office.
(h) Any large, unusual, or non-routine expenditure shall require the approval of the membership.
(i) Executive Committee members shall not be related by blood, marriage or otherwise family members.
ARTICLE VI – Officers’
(a) The officers of this Club shall be as follows: President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Chief Range Officer. Who acting together, shall constitute the Executive Committee. They shall be elected by a majority vote of the members in good standing at the annual April meeting of the Club.
(b) Officers shall have been members of the Club for the two years prior to running for office and attended more than half the regular meetings in the prior year. In accordance with Article III (d) ii.
(c) They shall hold office for a period of two years with the office of the President and Secretary ending in April of odd years and the office of the Vice-President and Treasurer and Secretary ending in April of even years.
(d) The offices of Secretary and Treasury may be combined.
(e) No person shall be in any office for more than 2 consecutive terms. ******
(f) The Executive Committee shall have general supervision and control of all the activities of the Club. The Executive Committee may make agreements with other organizations and individuals to carry out objectives of the Club.
(g) Meetings of the Executive Committee shall be held regularly at such time and place as the Executive Committee may determine. Special Meetings may be held at any time on the call of the President or on demand, in writing, to the Secretary, by three members of the Committee.
(h) Four members of the Committee shall constitute a quorum.
(i) Resignation of any officers may be accepted by a majority vote of the remaining members of the Executive Committee.
(j) A vacancy in the Executive Committee may be filled by a majority vote of the remaining members of the Executive Committee. The appointee, to hold position temporarily until a vote by the members can be held at a regular meeting or a special meeting called by the President. However, if more than on vacancy exists, a special club meeting shall be called, and new officers shall be elected to fill the vacancies until the date of the next annual meeting as provided in paragraph (a) above.
(k) The Officers of the Club shall maintain individual membership in the national Rifle Association for their tenure in office.
(l) Any large, unusual, or non-routine expenditure shall require approval of the membership.
ARTICLE VII – Officers’ Duties
(a) President. The President shall preside at all meetings of the Club and of the Executive Committee. He/She shall be a member ex officio of all regular and special committees and shall perform all such other duties as usually pertain to his/her office.
(b) Vice-President. The Vice-President shall perform the duties of the President in his/her absence or at his/her request.
(c) Secretary. The Secretary shall conduct all official correspondence pertaining to the proper preparation and forwarding of all reports required of the Club by the National Rifle Association and by the Director of Civilian Marksmanship. He/she shall notify members of the Executive Committee of all meetings and shall notify the members of the special and annual meetings, as required in Article V. He/she shall keep a true record of all meetings of the Executive Committee and of the Club and have custody of the books and papers of the Club, except the Treasurer’s book of account. All applications for membership in the Club shall be made to the Secretary. He/she shall be responsible for re-affiliating the Club with the National Rifle Association.
(d) Treasurer. The Treasurer shall have charge of all funds of the Club and place the same in such bank or banks as may be approved by the Executive Committee. Such money shall only be withdrawn by check signed by the Treasurer and for the payment of such bills as shall have been approved by the Executive Committee. The Treasurer shall keep accurate account of all his/her transactions and render a detailed report with vouchers at any meeting of the Executive Committee when requested and an annual report to the organization at its annual meeting. A treasurer’s report shall be submitted at each regularly scheduled business meeting or any special approved business meeting where such report is requested
iii. The Treasurer plus the President. When the president is not able to sign, the Secretary shall be the alternate.
iii. Treasurer shall retain proper records of all financial transactions.
(e) Chief Range Officer. The Chief Range Officer shall have charge of all small arms events with the authority to appoint his/her assistants. He/she shall contract no bills in excess of $50.00 per month without the authorization of the Executive Committee. He/she shall have charge of the ranges of the Club, the printing of scoreboards, the arranging of competitions, etc.
ARTICLE VIII – Suspension or Expulsion
(a) Any officer may be removed by a two-thirds vote of the members in good standing present at any special meeting called for this purpose. No vote on suspension or removal may be taken unless at least fifteen days’ notice in writing shall have been given to the officer of the reasons for his/her removal and of the time and place of the special meeting at which such ballot on his/her removal is to be taken. At such special meeting, the officer shall be given a full hearing.
(b) Any member may be suspended or expelled from the Club for any cause deemed sufficient by the Executive Committee by a two-thirds affirmative vote of the members of the Committee present at any regular or special meeting. No vote on suspension or expulsion may be taken unless at least fifteen days ‘notice in writing shall have been given to the member of the charges preferred and of the time and place of the meeting of the Executive Committee at which such charges shall be considered. At such meeting the member under charges will be accorded a full hearing.
(c) Charges against any officer or member may be preferred by any member in good standing. They shall be in writing clearly stating the facts relied upon and accompanied by all affidavits or exhibits which are to be used in their support. Such charges shall be filed with the Secretary, who will immediately notify the President. The President will call a meeting for the Executive Committee to hear the charges. The Secretary will give at least fifteen days’ notice of the meeting to each member of the Executive Committee, to the accuser and to the accused, which notice shall be in writing and will include a true copy of the charges and of the supporting affidavits and exhibits.
(d) Any member suspended or expelled by the Executive Committee may appeal to the full membership of the Club. Such appeal shall be made in writing to the Secretary who will notify the President. The President will call a special meeting of the Club in good standing stating the date, time, place and reason of such special meeting. At the meeting of the full Club, the Secretary will read the original charges, the supporting affidavits, and will read or display the accompanying exhibits, and will read the minutes of the special meeting of the Executive Committee at which the charges were heard, and action taken. A full hearing will be given to the accuser and the accused. A vote will be taken by ballot of the members in good standing present and a two-thirds vote shall be required to reverse the action of the Executive Committee.
(e) Any Board Member or Club Member may be temporarily suspended from attending activities concerning the Club for a period, while an investigation is being conducted, Board Members must relinquish all paperwork, books, and reports while being investigated when it pertains to illegal activities.
ARTICLE IX – Match Rules
All rifle and revolver or pistol competitions held by the Club will be governed by the rules and regulations laid down by the National Rifle Association, IMSA or as adopted by the Executive Committee.
ARTICLE X – Amendments
Any proposed amendments to these Bylaws may be introduced by any member of the Club at any regular meeting or special meeting called for that purpose. They must be acted upon by the Club membership at a regular meeting or special meeting called for the purpose provided a copy of the approved amendments has been sent to each Club member by United States Mail at least ten days prior to the meeting. A two-thirds vote of the members present will be necessary to pass or reject it.
Bylaws are as amended September 21, 2020, at the regular/special meeting.