CONSTITUTION OF THE
WHIPPET RACING ASSOCIATION
AN UNINCORPORATED ASSOCIATION
The name of this association is the Whippet Racing Association.
2. PURPOSE AND POWERS
The purposes for which this Association is formed are:
(a) Educational and recreational and not for profit. To support the
Whippet Standard, to encourage sportsmanship, to encourage and promote
the Whippet in its historic role as well trained racers competing
against other Whippets in organized, sprint racing events held on a
(1) To adopt Race Rules as necessary to fulfill section 2(a).
(b) The general purposes and powers are:
(1) To sue and be sued in its own name.
(2) To enter into and perform contracts in its own name, provided,
however, that no member of this Association shall be individually or
personally liable for the debts or liabilities contracted or incurred by
the Association, unless such member, or the members agent, assumes such
debt or liability. Further, there is no presumption or inference that
any member of this Association has consented or agreed to the incurring
of any obligation by the Association from the mere fact of joining or
being a member thereof, or signing its Bylaws.
(3) To enter into any of the commercial transactions authorized by
(4) To purchase, receive, own, hold, lease, mortgage, pledge, or encumber by deed of trust or otherwise, manage, and sell all such real
estate and other property of every kind, nature, and description as may
be necessary for the purpose and objectives of the Association.
(5) To receive gifts of real or personal property, in trust or
otherwise. To take and receive by will or deed all real or personal
property necessary for its purpose and objectives, subject to the laws
regulating the transfer of property by will. To take and receive by
will or deed all real or personal property not necessary for its
purposes and objects and hold it until disposed of within a period of
ten (10) years.
(6) To adopt, alter, or cancel an insignia and to register such
insignia, alteration, or cancellation thereof with any appropriate
(7) To adopt, use, and at will alter an Association seal, but
failure to affix the seal shall not affect the validity of any
(8) To adopt, amend, or repeal Bylaws in such manner as may be
(9) To adopt, amend and repeal Rules for the racing of Whippets.
(10) Generally to have and exercise all other rights and powers now
conferred, on such associations by law, or which do not contravene the
law or public policy of the United States, or any state.
3. PRINCIPAL OFFICE
The principal office of the Association for the transaction of its
business shall be located at the home address of the duly elected
Association Secretary - Treasurer, or at such other location as the
National Race Director shall designate.
4. BOARD OF DIRECTORS
(a) The powers of the Association shall be exercised, its property
controlled, and its affairs conducted by the Board of Directors.
(b) Board of Directors are:
(1) National Race Director
(2) Secretary - Treasurer
(3) Regional Race Directors
(c) The qualifications, the time, and manner of electing, the terms of
office, the duties and compensation, if any, and the manner of removing
the governing body and filling vacancies shall be set forth in the
Bylaws of this Association.
(a) There shall be one class of membership. That membership shall be
racing Club Members.
(b) A Club Member shall be a club, association or corporation duly
admitted to membership by the Association.
(c) Only active Club members shall have voting rights in the Association,
and the rights of each voting member shall be equal. Active Clubs, for this
section, are Clubs who have held at least one (1) meet under the rules of this
Association in the calendar year.
(d) The interest of any member of this Association is the personal property of that member, and no member shall have any interest in the property held by the Association, regardless of the time or manner in which said property is acquired.
This Association shall be dissolved and its affairs wound up by the vote
or written consent of eighty percent (80%) or more of its voting
members, and not otherwise.
7. DEDICATION OF ASSETS AND DISTRIBUTION ON DISSOLUTION
(a) This Association is not organized, nor shall it be operated, for
pecuniary gain or profit, and it does not contemplate the distribution
of gains, profits, or dividends to the members thereof and is organized
solely for nonprofit purposes.
(b) The property, assets, profits, and net income of this Association
are irrevocably dedicated to the purposes as stated in Article II and no
part of the profits or net income of this Association shall ever inure
to the benefit of any Director, officer, or member thereof.
(c) On the dissolution of this Association, its assets remaining after
payment of, or provision for payment of, all debts and liabilities of
this Association shall be distributed to a nonprofit fund, foundation,
or corporation which is organized and operated exclusively for
educational or recreational purposes relating to the Whippet breed,
which has established its tax-exempt status under the Internal Revenue
8. LIMITATION ON POLITICAL ACTIVITIES
No part of the activities of this Association shall consist of
attempting to influence legislation, nor shall this Association
participate in or intervene in (including the publication or
distribution of statements) any political campaign on behalf of any
candidate for public office.
9. DISTRIBUTION OF INCOME AND PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES
Notwithstanding any other provision in this Constitution, this
Association shall be subject to the following limitations and
(a) This Association shall not engage in any act of self dealing, retain
any excess business holdings, make any investments subject to taxation,
nor make any taxable expenditure, as may be proscribed by the Internal
(a) The original copy of this Constitution as amended to date shall be
kept at the principal office of the Association, and shall be open to
inspection by all members or their agents at any reasonable time.
(b) This Constitution shall be amended only by resolution duly adopted
by the vote of two thirds, or more, of the Club Representatives responding
on the date the ballot is due back.
the acting National Race Director
BYLAWS OF THE WHIPPET RACING ASSOCIATION
AN UNINCORPORATED ASSOCIATION
Article I. OFFICES
Section 1.01. PRINCIPAL OFFICES
The principal office of the Association for the transaction of its
business is located at the address of the Secretary - Treasurer. The
National Race Director is authorized to change the principal office at
his or her discretion, and shall notify all Club Members of any such
change in writing.
Article II. MEMBERS
Section 2.01. CLUB MEMBERSHIP
(a) There shall be two classes of Club Membership: Active and Inactive.
(1) Active Members: Those Member Clubs which have held at least one
race meet within the calendar year of the fall elections.
(2) Inactive Members: Those Member Clubs which have not held at
least one race meet within the calendar year of the fall elections.
(b) Clubs which do not conduct WRA race meets for two consecutive calendar
years will automatically be dropped from membership and must re qualify as
Members before conducting WRA race meets.
(c) A Club Member shall be a club duly admitted to membership by the
(d) Only Club Members which are Active shall have voting rights in the
Association, and the rights of each voting Member shall be equal.
(e) The interest of any member of this Association is the personal
property of that member, and no member shall have any interest in
property held by the Association, regardless of the time or manner in
which said property is acquired.
Section 2.02 QUALIFICATIONS
An application for Club Membership shall be a club which has qualified
to hold race meets under the Racing Rules of this Association.
Section 2.03 ADMISSION
Qualified Clubs shall be admitted to membership on making application
therefore and on approval of the application by the Board of Directors.
Application for Club Membership shall contain the statement that the
applicant's directing officer and club representative have read the
Constitution, Bylaws, and Rules of this Association, are familiar with
and understand them, and that if admitted to membership, agree to be
Section 2.04 FEES, DUES, ASSESSMENTS, AND APPLICATION FEES
(a) No fees shall be charged a Club Member applying for membership in
(b) Club Membership in the Association is subject to assessments, which
shall be levied and collected in the form of a per capita charge, the
amount to be determined annually by the Board of Directors, for each
Whippet entered in a race sponsored by the Club Member pursuant to the
Rules of the Association.
(c) The Club membership may be assessed annual dues, upon recommendation of
the Board of Directors, in an amount determined by
a majority vote of the Club Representatives.
Section 2.05 TERMINATION, RIGHTS, AND REINSTATEMENT OF MEMBERSHIP
(a) The membership of any Club Member of the Association shall
automatically be terminated:
(1) On its written request for such termination mailed to the
Secretary - Treasurer; or
(2) By its failure to pay its assessments when they become due
within thirty (30) days thereafter; or
(3) By its failure to provide results of a Race held pursuant to
the Rules of this Association within fourteen (14) days of the date of
(4) By failing to hold an WRA race meet in three (3) consecutive
(b) All rights and interest of a Club Member in the Association shall
cease upon termination of membership as herein provided.
(c) Any Club Member whose membership is terminated may have its
membership reinstated on such terms as the Board of Directors deem
appropriate by filing a written request therefor.
Section 2.06 SUSPENSION AND EXPULSION
(a) The Board of Directors is authorized to suspend or expel from
membership a Club Member or a Club Representative for good cause.
(b) "Good cause" as used in this section means:
(1) Any conduct that brings the Association into public disrepute or
violates the purposes for which this Association is formed:
(2) Any willful failure or refusal to abide by the Constitution,
Bylaws, or Rules of this Association.
(1) A "suspension" requires violation of Section 2.06 Subparagraph
(b)(1) and/or (b)(2). A suspension will be for no longer then eighteen
(18) months from the time of the judgment of the hearing committee. A
suspension will include all privileges of membership, including but not
limited to voting.
(2) The termination of a Member Club shall require the violation of Section 2.06 Subparagraph (b)(1) and/or (b)(2). The membership of the
Club Member, and Club Representative, in the Association shall be
terminated as of the judgment date of the hearing committee.
(i) Termination shall not relieve the Ex-member from any
liability for the payment of assessments, or legal judgments
against the Association, accruing prior to the hearing on
charges against said Club Member.
(ii) A terminated Member Club may reapply for Membership no
sooner than Twenty-four (24) months from the date of
judgment. All requirements for a new Member must be met.
All assessments must have been paid before re-application.
The Board of Directors may impose additional requirements,
relating to the nature of the expulsion, if it sees fit.
(1) Proceedings against a member may be initiated by a resolution of
a majority of the Board of Directors specifying charges, and served by
personal service or by certified mail on the Club Representative or
President of the Club Member, and, if by mail, a Return Receipt shall be
required. Said Resolution shall specify a hearing date not less than
fifteen (15) days, nor more than forty-five (45) days after passage and
service of the resolution of the Board of Directors.
(2) The Member shall be entitled to participate in the hearing. The
National Director shall appoint a hearing committee consisting of the
Regional Director from the region of the club and two additional
members. The hearing shall be open, informal and provide for fair
presentation of evidence from both sides. The rules of evidence and
rules of judicial procedure need not be observed.
(3) The hearing shall be presided over by the Regional Race
Coordinator for their club's region who shall:
(i) Read the charges against the subject member;
(ii) Require that the charges be verified by the testimony of
the person making them, and such witnesses as the President
(iii) Allow the subject Club Member, by its Club
Representative to question each witness or written statement;
(iv) Allow the Club Member, by its Club Representative, to
make a statement in its own behalf, and call witnesses in its
(v) Allow the Board of Directors to question witness; and
(vi) Rule on the admission and exclusion of evidence and on
questions of hearing procedure.
(4) After the hearing is closed, the committee shall vote on whether
to impose discipline or dismiss the matter. The vote imposing
discipline or dismissing the matter shall be reviewed and approved or
rejected by the Board of Directors within 14 days, prior to the vote
becoming final. All parties concerned will be notified of the Board of
Directors final decision in writing.
Article III. MEETINGS OF ACTIVE MEMBERS
Section 3.01 MEETINGS
Due to the widely dispersed geographical area of the Association, and
its nonprofit nature, the lack of compensation of its officers and
members, there shall be no Member meetings, and business of the
Association and elections shall be conducted by mail, phone, or other
means of communication. However, the National Race Director is
authorized to schedule meetings at such time and place as he or she may
Section 3.02 MEETINGS AND NOTICES
Written notice of the time and place of meeting shall be sent by United
States Mail to the Club Representative at least twenty one (21) days
prior to such meeting.
Section 3.02 VOTING
Voting shall be by mail on ballots mailed to the members by the
Secretary. Each Club Representative shall mail his or her ballot back
to the Secretary. Election of Officers by the Club Representatives
shall be by secret ballot.
Section 3.04 CONDUCT OF MEETINGS
(a) In the event a meeting of Club Representatives is held, the meeting
shall be presided over by the National Race Director, or in the National
Race Director's absence, by a chairman chosen by the Club Representatives present. The Secretary of the Association shall act as secretary of all meetings, provided that in the absence of the Secretary, the presiding officer
shall appoint another person to act as Secretary.
(b) A quorum shall be one half (1/2) the Club Representatives.
(c) Any actions suggested by the meeting must be mailed to the Member
Clubs. Two thirds of the responding Member Clubs must then approve, or disapprove, the items on the ballot by the due date. Clubs will be given at
least three (3) weeks to return their ballots.
(d) Meetings shall be governed by Robert's Rules of Order, insofar as suchrules are not in conflict with these Bylaws or the Constitution of
this Association, or with the law.
ARTICLE IV. CLUB REPRESENTATIVES
Section 4.01 ELECTION OR APPOINTMENT, AND TERM OF OFFICE
Club Representatives shall be elected or appointed by the Member Clubs.
Each Club Member shall advise the Secretary - Treasurer in writing of
the name, address, and telephone numbers of its representative.
(a) Until the NRD is notified otherwise, each Member Club's Race
Secretary of record is that club's Representative.
Section 4.02 QUALIFICATIONS
When possible, the Club Representative who is elected or appointed by a
Club Member should have at least two (2) years experience in Whippet
Section 4.03 DUTIES AND COMPENSATION
It shall be the duty of the Club Representative:
(a) To perform any and all duties imposed on them collectively or
individually by law, by the Constitution, Bylaws, or Rules of this Association.
(b) To register their addresses and telephone numbers with the Secretary - Treasurer of this Association.
(c) Club Representative shall serve without compensation.
(d) Any three (3) Club Representatives by joint written request
presented to the Association Secretary - Treasurer, may require any
decision or act of the National Race Director, or Board of Directors, be
placed before the Club Representatives for approval or reversal. A two
thirds (2/3) majority of Clubs voting are required to reverse a decision
of the National Race Director or the Board of Directors.
Section 4.04 REMOVAL
Club Representatives shall serve at the pleasure of the Member Club
electing or appointing them, and can be removed by their respective
Section 4.05 VACANCIES
A vacancy of Club Representative shall be filled by election or
appointment of the Member Club whom the Club Representative represents.
The Member Club shall provide the Association with notice, as set forth
in Section 4.01.
ARTICLE V. OFFICERS
Section 5.01 OFFICERS AND TITLES
The Board of Directors of this Association and their titles shall be:
(a) National Race Director
(c) Regional Race Coordinator
Section 5.02 ELECTION AND TERM OF OFFICE
The two (2) officers and the Regional Race Coordinator named in Section
5.01 shall be elected by the Club Members by written ballot. The term
of office shall be two (2) years commencing on January 1st following the
election. The term of the NRD and Secretary/Treasurer shall start
and end on years that end with an even number, i.e. 1996. The terms of
the Regional Race directors shall start and end on years that end with
an odd number, i.e. 1997. The following procedure shall be followed:
(a) Nominations shall be made in writing by the Club Representatives and
approved by the nominee, and mailed to the Association Secretary between
September 1st and October 15th.
(b) Each candidate for office shall prepare a short campaign statement
to be included with the ballot. This statement should include why they
want to run for office and what they intend to do while in office.
(c) The Association Secretary shall prepare and mail the candidate
statements along with the ballots to the Club Representatives by
(d) Regional Race Coordinators are elected by the vote of Club
Representatives from their region only.
(e) The Club Representatives shall vote promptly and mail the ballots
back to the Secretary. The ballots must be received by the Secretary no
later than the second Monday in December to be counted. Ballots
received after that date will not be counted.
(f) To be considered elected, each officer must receive fifty percent
(50%) plus one (1) vote of the ballots being received on, or before, the
closing date. If no candidate receives a majority plus one of the votes
for an office, a run-off election between the top two contenders for
that office shall be conducted.
(g) The Association Secretary shall tally the ballots one day after the
closing date, and mail notice of the results of the election to the
members within fifteen (15) days of tallying the ballots.
(h) The Secretary shall preserve the ballots for a sixty (60) day
period, from the time the result notices are mailed, during which time
they shall be available for inspection by any Club Representative.
Section 5.03 COMPENSATION
Officers and Board of Directors of this Association shall serve without
compensation. This Association will, to the best of its ability,
reimburse officers, members of the Board of Directors, or its
committees, the direct and reasonable expenses necessary to fulfill the
duties required by the Constitution, Bylaws, or Rules of this
Section 5.04 REMOVAL
Any or all officers may be removed from office at any time by the vote
of Seventy five percent (75%) of the Club Representatives.
Section 5.05 VACANCIES
The following procedures shall be the used in filling vacant positions
on the Board of Directors:
(a) The following order of preference shall be used to fill the vacant
unexpired term of the National Race Director:
(1) The duly elected Secretary - Treasurer
(2) A person selected by the remaining members of the Board of
(3) If no duly elected person remains on the Board of Directors to
fill this position, the Club Representatives shall elect a National Race
Director to fill the unexpired term of the ex-National Race Director.
(b) The National Race Director shall have the power to appoint an acting
replacement to serve out the remaining term of all other vacant Board of Directors positions.
Section 5.06 DUTIES OF THE NATIONAL RACE DIRECTOR
(a) The National Race Director shall serve as the President and Chief
Executive officer of the Association and shall in general be subject to the
control of the Club Representatives.
(b) The National Race Director shall supervise and control the affairs of
(c) The National Race Director shall perform all duties incident to his
office and such other duties as may be required by law, by the Constitution of this Association, or by these Bylaws, or which may be assigned to him from time
to time by the Club Representatives.
(d) The National Race Director shall be the final reviewing authority for
all protests received, and is responsible for appointing all protest committees with the chairman of the committee being one of the Association's Board of
(1) If a protest directly involves the National Race Director the Secretary/Treasurer will fill the duties of the National Race Director
concerning that protest.
(e) The National Race Director shall see that complete records regarding all
whippets racing in the Whippet Racing Association are properly kept, and that
awards are granted in a timely manner.
(f) The National Race Director shall issue WRA Titles to the owners of
those whippets which complete the requirements set forth in the Rules.
Section 5.07 DUTIES OF THE SECRETARY – TREASURER
(a) The Secretary - Treasurer shall keep the principal office of the
Association, the original Constitution, as amended, and the original
Bylaws, as amended.
(b) The Secretary - Treasurer shall be responsible for maintaining and
annually publishing any changes to the Constitution, Bylaws and Rules of
the Whippet Racing Association.
(c) The Secretary - Treasurer shall keep in the Minutes Book the minutes
of all meetings of the Club Representatives, and those in attendance.
(d) The Secretary - Treasurer shall see that all notices are duly givenin accordance with the provisions of these Bylaws, or as required by
(e) The Secretary - Treasurer shall be custodian of the records of
(f) The Secretary - Treasurer shall keep the name and address of each
Club Member and its respective Club Representative.
(g) The Secretary - Treasurer shall have charge of and custody of, and
be responsible for all funds and assets of the Association, and deposit
all such funds in the name of the Association in a bank or depository.
(h) The Secretary - Treasurer shall receive and give receipt for moneys
due and payable to the Association.
(i) The Secretary - Treasurer shall distribute the funds of the
Association as directed by the Board of Directors.
(j) The Secretary - Treasurer shall keep and maintain adequate and
correct accounts of the Association's properties and business transactions, including accounts of its assets, liabilities, receipts, disbursements, gains,
(k) The Secretary - Treasurer shall render to the National Race Director
and Board of Directors an account of any and all transactions as requested.
(l) The Secretary - Treasurer shall perform all duties incident to his or
her office and such other duties as may be required by law, by the Constitution of this Association, or by these Bylaws, or which may be assigned to him from
time to time by the Board of Directors.
(m) The Secretary/Treasurer will keep a book, separate from the meeting
minutes, containing all policy decisions of the Board of Directors, the
National Race Director, and The Club Representatives.
(n) The Secretary/Treasurer shall distribute racing titles to the owners of those whippets which complete the requirements set forth in the Rules.
Section 5.08 REGIONAL RACE COORDINATORS: SELECTION AND DUTIES
Regional Race Coordinators shall be elected by the member clubs from
their region. This election shall be conducted on the same timetable as
the national officers election. Regional Race Coordinators shall be
responsible for scheduling race meets within their respective regions,
shall resolve conflicts between racing dates within their region, and
shall serve as members of the Board of Directors. There will be a
minimum of five (5) RRC, representing these geographical regions: the
East Coast, Southern, Midwest, West, Northwest and Canada. The map that
follows clearly outlines each region. When there is no RRC for Canada,
the RRC's with Regions contiguous to Canada will assume responsibility
for any Member Clubs in Canada that are directly to the north of that
(a) Regional Race Coordinators (RRC) shall be elected by the member clubsfrom their region. This election shall be conducted on the same timetable as the national officers election. RRCs shall be responsible for scheduling race meets within their respective regions, shall resolve conflicts between racing dates within their region and shall serve as members of the Board of Directors. Each of the following geographical regions with Active Member Clubs shall be represented by one (1) RRC. The East Coast, The South, The Midwest, The West, The Northwest, and Canada. The map that follows clearly outlines each region. When there is no RRC for Canada, the RRC’s with Regions contiguous to, or south of, Canada will assume responsibility for any Member
Clubs in Canada that are directly north of that RRC’s Region.
(b) Regions with no RRC, due to a lack of Member Clubs within thatRegion,shall have the vacancy filled per the WRA By Laws section on vacancies in the Board of Directors when a RRC becomes necessary due to Clubs
application for WRA race meets in that Region.
(c) The RRC shall contact the clubs in his/her area to discuss the rules
and any problems or changes in the area. The RRC will present current
topics and materials regarding racing, and make note of suggestions,
changes, etc. to give to the NRD or Rules Committee as necessary.
(d) To receive any complaints that are not settled by the local
Race Secretary. These complaints need not be submitted in writing.
(e) Will be present, if possible, at the official qualifying meet given
by any new club in their area. If not, the National Race Director will
appoint another individual to supervise and assist at the qualifying
meet, or first meet held, if the Club is not required to hold a
(f) The RRC will assist in the general supervision of WRA racing, and
will report to and be responsible to the NRD.
(g) The RRC may serve on an Inspection Committee, only after allowing
the Host Club reasonable time to solve a situation.
Please note: The National Race Director, the Regional Racing
Coordinators, or other appropriate Committees, are not a police force or
a group to handle personal differences. However, the NRD is interested
in the over-all conduct during race meets of individuals who race
Whippets at WRA Meets.
ARTICLE VI COMMITTEES
Section 6.01 GENERAL
The National Race Director shall appoint such committees, and designate
its members, or Club Representatives to serve on such committees.
Section 6.02 DUTIES OF THE REGISTRAR – RECORDER
(a) The Registrar - Recorder shall register all whippets participating
in the Race Program.
(b) The Registrar - Recorder shall maintain and publish records of each
whippet which has raced at a meet held by a Club Members pursuant to the
Association's Rules governing Whippet Racing.
(c) The Registrar - Recorder shall maintain records for all titles, and
disqualification's for any cause, for all whippets racing in programs
governed by the Associations Rules.
(d) The Registrar - Recorder shall notify the NRD of all whippets that
complete the requirements for any title offered by the Association.
(e) The Registrar - Recorder shall perform all duties incident to his
office and such other duties as may be required by law, by the
Constitution of this Association, or by these Bylaws, or which may be
assigned to him from time to time by the Board of Directors.
Section 6.03 RULES COMMITTEE
The Rules Committee shall be chaired by a member of the Board of
Directors and shall consist of three (3) additional members which may be
selected from the Club Representatives. It shall formulate Rules for
Whippet Racing, and from time to time amendments thereto, for approval
by the Club Representatives. The Rules Committee shall receive all
suggestions for changes in the Constitution, Bylaws, Race Rules from
Club Members, through their Representatives, or from individuals.
(a) The Rules Committee shall inform all Board Members, Officers, Member
Representatives and the Registrar/Recorder of all suggestions for
changes with sufficient time for comment upon said changes. The Rules
Committee may adjust a change, based on the consensus of the comment, or
it may submit a separate change based on the comments received.
(b) The Rules Committee shall accept suggestions for change till a date
of its choosing. The ballots for all suggestions for change will be
mailed to the Member Representatives by November first (1) of the year
the suggestion is made. Unless received after the deadline for change
suggestions, in this case the suggestion will be included in the next
(1) Ballots must be received by the Secretary - Treasurer, from the
member Clubs by the second Monday of December. The Secretary -
Treasurer will count the ballots on Tuesday and announce the results, by
mail, to the NRD, Board and Member Clubs.
Section 6.04 PROTEST COMMITTEE
A protest Committee consisting of Three (3) or more individuals
connected with the NPR or WRA Race program for at least two years. At
least one (1) person shall be from the region of the protest. This
committee shall be appointed to hear and review and render a decision
upon the merits of each protest filed against an official race meet.
All protests must be filed within ten (10) week days of the meet in
question. Due to the widely dispersed geographical area of the
Association, and its nonprofit nature, the lack of compensation of its
officers and members, there is no need for a physical protest hearing;
rather, all protest committee business will be conducted by mail or
other form of communication. The protest committee will complete its
work as quickly as possible.
ARTICLE VII EXECUTION OF INSTRUMENTS, DEPOSITS, AND FUNDS
Section 7.01 EXECUTION OF INSTRUMENTS
The National Race Director may enter into any contract and deliver any
instrument in the name of and on behalf of the Association subject to
approval by the Board of Directors.
Section 7.02 CHECKS AND NOTES
Except as otherwise determined by resolution of the Club Representatives
or as otherwise required by law, the Constitution of this Association,
or by these Bylaws, checks, drafts, promissory notes, orders for payment
of money and other evidence of indebtedness of this Association shall be
signed by the Secretary - Treasurer or by the National Race Director.
Section 7.03 DEPOSITS
All funds of the Association shall be deposited from time to time to the
credit of the Association in such banks or other depositories as the
Secretary - Treasurer may select.
(a) The Board of Directors may require the transfer of funds if it
deems the depository inappropriate.
ARTICLE VIII. BYLAWS
Section 8.01 ADOPTION, AMENDMENT, AND REPEAL
These Bylaws shall become effective on their being adopted by the acting
National Race Director. These may be amended or repealed, in whole or
in part, and new Bylaws adopted by the vote of two-thirds (2/3) of the
Club Representatives of responding on the date the ballot is due back to
the Secretary - Treasurer of the Association.
These Bylaws may be amended or repealed, in whole or in part, and new Bylaws adopted by the vote of two-thirds (2/3) of the Club Representatives responding on the date the ballot is due back to the Secretary-Treasurer of the Association.
Section 8.02 CERTIFICATION AND INSPECTION
The original of the Bylaws, as amended, certified by the Secretary -
Treasurer of the Association, shall be recorded and kept in a book which
shall be kept in the principal office of the Association, and such book
shall be open to inspection by the Club Representatives and Club Members
at all reasonable times during business hours.
(a) A copy of revised editions of the Constitution and Bylaws and
Rules will be sent to the Club Representatives, National Race Director, and all
Regional Race Coordinators.
(b) Additional Copies of the Constitution and Bylaws and Rules will be
sent to the Club Representatives, National Race Director, and Regional Race Coordinator upon request.
(c) Copies of the Constitution and Bylaws and Rules will be sent to any person
requesting them for a fee not to exceed the expense of copying and delivery.