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By-Laws of the Coastal Aquarium Society
BY-LAW 1
Section I
  All prospective members shall submit a written application accompanied by membership dues. Said application shall be approved or rejected by the Executive Board. If rejected, a full refund shall be made.
Section II Types of membership: The price of a(n) Family/Individual Membership shall be decided by the Executive Board on a yearly basis. Individuals/Families joining in November shall be warned that their dues will become "due" again in January.   2008 Individual or Family membership $15.00 per year Membership dues shall be payable upon joining THE COASTAL AQUARIUM SOCIETY on the yearly anniversary date thereafter.
Section III Applicants must be of good moral character, must have an interest in tropical fish and must evidence a desire to par­ticipate in all activities of the Club. Any member may be expelled by appropriate action of the Executive Board.
Section IV Eligibility to vote is limited to members in good standing as follows: Senior and family memberships shall each have one vote. All voting shall be decided by a simple majority except where specifically noted in the Constitution and By-Laws.

BY-LAW 2
Section I  The President shall preside at all meetings at which he is present, shall exercise general supervision over the affairs and activities of the Club and shall serve as a member ex--officio on all standing committees except the Nominating Committee.  It shall be the responsibility of the President to personally check the reports, activities and progress of all committees.
Section II The Vice - President  In the absence of the President, the Vice-President shall assume the duties of the President. In addition he shall serve as a member ex-officio of the Nominating Committee.
Section III The Treasurer shall receive all Club funds and keep them in a bank or repository selected and approved by the Club. Accurate records shall be kept of all monetary transactions.  Disbursements under $5.00 will be paid by the Treasurer upon receipt of a written voucher. The only Officers authorized to write checks on the Club funds shall be the Recording Secretary and the Treasurer. The Treasurer shall present a monthly financial report at each Executive Board meeting showing the previous month's expenditures and a summary report at each regular meeting. The Treasurer shall also be responsible for the accounting of all club property. All records shall be kept for a minimum of 3 years.
Section IV  The Recording Secretary shall be responsible for the keeping of the minutes of all meetings of the Club and of the Executive Board. He shall keep an original which shall be an accurate and official record of all business transactions. The Recording Secretary shall be responsible for the conducting of all club correspondence and shall keep records of the same. All correspondence shall have a duplicate for a permanent file. The Recording Secretary is also responsible for the preparation of the monthly newsletter and meeting notice.
Section V The Editor is also responsible for the preparation of the monthly newsletter and meeting notice.

BY-LAW 3
Section I
In the event of a vacancy in any elected office for any reason, the president shall appoint a qualified member in good standing to fill the vacancy for the unexpired term. It shall be necessary for the appointee to be approved by a majority vote by secret ballot of the Executive Board. The appointment to office and approval of the Executive Board shall be made no earlier than 30 days from the date of vacancy nor later than 90 days from said date. Should the vacancy be that of President, the entire Executive Board shall, by secret ballot, appoint a successor for the unexpired term of Office.

BY-LAW 4
Section I
The Executive Board shall transact all business of the Club. All decisions may be reviewed by the Club at its' gen­eral meeting or may be subject to approval of the membership as expressed by a vote at a regular business meeting.
Section II It shall be required that all members of the Executive Board attend all meetings and conduct themselves at all times in a manner befitting membership in the Club.
Section III The Executive Board, by a 2/3 majority vote, can expel any member for the following reasons: Non-payment of dues Conduct unbecoming 0f a club member Malfeasance in office Absenteeism – failure to attend any four meetings in six months or three consecutive regular club meetings and/or Executive Board meetings. This shall be considered the most serious action the Board can take and therefore is permanent and irrevocable.

BY-LAW 5
Section I
The Nominating Committee shall consist of all members of the Executive Board and the Chairman shall be the Recording Secretary. The Committee shall meet at the Executive Board meeting immediately preceding the January Club meeting at which time nominations will accepted from the floor.

BY-LAW 6
Section I
One third of the active members shall constitute a quorum at the regular meetings. At Executive Board meetings, 1/2 of the Executive Board shall constitute a quorum.

BY-LAW 7
Section I
The order of business at all meetings of this club shall be: Call To Order Reading of the Minutes of the previous Meeting Reading of the treasurer’s summary Report Old Business New Business Program Adjournment

BY-LAW 8
Section I
All business of this Club shall be conducted under Roberts° Rules of Order (Revised).

BY-LAW 9
Section I
Amendments to the By-Laws shall follow the same procedure as applicable to the Constitution.

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