Constitution and By-Laws
Section 1 - The club existing under these By-Laws is to be known as the Middle Tennessee Metal Detecting Club.
Section 2- The objectives and purpose of this club are set forth in the Constitution.
The Code of Ethics is as follows:
Section 1 - Leave the land and vegetation as it was and fill all holes.
Section 2 - Observe all existing laws, whether national, state or local.
Section 3 - Do not destroy, damage or deface public or private property.
Section 4 - Dispose of all dug objects properly.
Section 5 - Respect the rights and property of others and observe posted areas.
Section 6 - Always conduct yourself in a manner that is courteous and polite with consideration for others and remember, all treasure hunters may be judged by the example you set.
ARTICLE III: A meeting, to be official, must be attended by a quorum as set forth in the Constitution.
ARTICLE IV: Any person may become a member of this club after meeting the requirements as set forth in these By-Laws.
Section 1- Adult membership is limited to 18 years of age or older.
Section 2 - Family membership consists of all members of one family. A family is defined as being a married couple or single parent and their children 17 years of age or under.
Section 3 - Junior members are 12-17 years of age and have written consent to attend the meetings and outings and must be accompanied by parent and/or guardian.
Section 4 - Associate members are semi-active and may not vote.
Section 5 - Honorary members are accepted for professional services.
Section 6 - New applicants must submit an application.
Section 1 - The president's duties are to preside over all club activities, to be present and to act as overseer of the Board of Directors and to appoint a temporary officer to fulfill a vacant office for a remaining term of office.
Section 2 - The Vice President in the absence or disability of the President performs all duties of the President and assists the President in all matters.
Section 3 - The Secretary keeps the minutes of all proceedings and informs the club members of club activities or anything of interest to the club
Section 4 - The treasurer collects, records and safely keeps all funds of this club and gives monthly reports.
Section 5 - the Board of Directors shall:
A. Operate as a review and recommendation committee for the club.
B. Appoint the non-elected officials.
C. Rule on disciplinary action.
D. Appoint a nominating committee of 3 members to screen the eligibility of nominees for officers.
Section 1 - The elected officers will hold a term of office for two (2) years.
Section 2 - The appointed officials will hold a term of office for one (1) year.
Section 3 - The special committee-heads term of office shall be for the length of time as designated by the Board of Directors.
Section 4 - The elected officers must 18 years or older.
Section 1 - A prospective officer must have been a member of this club for not less than six months and be in good standing with the club.
Section 2 - Board of Directors will meet preceding the regular club meetings every month.
Section 3 - Any observer, associate member or honorary member may voice an opinion, but may not take part in any voting or closed meetings.
Section 1 - Dues regulations are as follows:
A. Regular membership ---------------------$30.00
B. Family membership ------------------ $35.00
C. Associate membership ------------------ $7.00
D. Dues are payable on acceptance
E. Dues are from January 1 to December 31.
F. New members dues will be prorated according to the months remaining.
G. Refunds will be subject to the decisions of the Board of Directors.
Section 2 - Treasury withdrawal limitations:
A. President and Treasurer --------------$100 (and under)
B. Board of Directors ------------------ $100 (and over)
C. All other amounts must be approved by a quorum at an official meeting
*All expenditures on the authority of President/Treasurer.
Section 3 - The club will maintain a checking account requiring signatures of the President or Treasurer.
Section 1 - Only two members of any one family may vote.
Section 2 - Honorary and Associate members may not vote.
ARTICLE XI: The By-Laws may be enacted or amended by two-thirds affirmative vote of the total membership.