NORTHWEST CITROEN OWNER'S CLUB
- NAME, PRINCIPAL OFFICE, AND
- Section 1: Name
The name of this Club shall be the Northwest
Citroen Owner's Club
- Section 2: Principal Office
The principal office of this Club shall be
located at the residence of its duly elected President, or at the
residence of his or her successor, or at such other place as may be
designated by the Board of Directors.
- GENERAL OBJECTIVES
The general objectives of the Club, to which
its members are joined together and mutually pledged, shall be
furtherance and promotion of the following:
A. The enjoyment of sharing good will and fellowship derived from
owning a Citroen automobile and engaging in such social and other
events agreeable to the membership and in harmony with the Club's
B. The maintenance of the highest standards of operation and
performance of the Marque by sharing and exchanging technical and
mechanical information and experiences.
C. The establishment and maintenance of mutually beneficial
relationships with the Importers of Citroen cars and parts into the
United States so that the Marque shall prosper and continue in its
unique leadership as the world's greatest automobile.
D. The cooperation with other Citroen Clubs throughout the world
through the exchange of ideas and suggestions, and cooperation with
any national organization of Citroen Clubs that may be formed.
- POWER AND EMBLEM
- Section 1: Powers
This Club shall be empowered to do all things
and conduct all business, not for profit, necessary to carry out the
general objectives of the Club as set forth in its Articles of
Incorporation and these Bylaws.
- Section 2: Emblem
The emblem of this Club shall be designated
by the Board of Directors, incorporating the Citroen double
chevrons, and indicating the name of this Club.
- MEMBERSHIP, DUES, AND FEES
- Section 1: Membership
Membership in the Club shall be restricted to
owners or co-owners of Citroen Automobiles, and to such other
persons interested in the Club and its objectives as provided in
Section 2 of this Article.
- Section 2: Classes of Membership
A. Individual Member: Any co-owner, or person
interested in the Marque, who is acceptable to the Board of
Directors and who has paid the dues as required.
B. Family Member: A family membership shall consist of at most two
adults and their legally dependent offspring, who comprise a nuclear
family, and who individually meet the requirements for individual
C. Charter Member: Any founding member of the Club, having paid
dues prior to May 1, 1989.
- Section 3: Dues
Annual dues for any membership class shall be
determined from time to time by the Board of Directors, or by
members at an annual meeting, and shall include that portion
forwarded to any national organization to which the Club has elected
- Section 4: Membership Year
The membership year for each individual and
family membership shall start and end on the first day of August
each year. Members whose dues are not paid within 60 days thereafter
shall be dropped from membership, unless the Board of Directors
decides to grant a further extension for payment of dues to the
- Section 5: Privileges of Members
Any individual who is a member in good
standing in any membership class shall be entitled to all the
privileges of the Club. In the event of the dissolution of this
Club, and the payment of its liabilities, its remaining assets, if
any, shall be divided equally among the Individual and Family
memberships thereof in good standing. In this event, the combined
members under a Family membership shall receive the apportioned
share of Club assets due an Individual member.
- Section 6: Suspension and
Exclusion from Membership
Any member may be suspended by two-thirds
vote of the Board of Directors of the Club for good cause, such
cause consisting of action detrimental or inimical to the general
objectives, the best interest of the Club and its reputation. Before
suspension or exclusion, the member shall be notified by or at the
request of the Board of Directors and shall have the right to
present evidence to the Board pertaining to such charges as my have
been made against him or her. Any member ordered suspended by the
Board shall have the right of appeal to the Club membership at any
annual or special meeting called for that purpose.
- Section 7: Resignations
Any member may resign by addressing a letter
of resignation to the President of the Club. His or her resignation
shall become effective upon receipt by the Treasurer of such notice,
and all Club privileges and rights of such membership shall be
terminated forthwith. However, such resignation shall not relieve
the said member from payment of any delinquent dues.
- Section 1: General Membership
A. Annual General Membership Meeting and
Elections: Annual General Membership Meetings of the Club for the
election of the Board of Directors and for other business shall be
held during May or June of each year at a place designated by the
Board of Directors.
B. Special General Membership Meetings: Special General Membership
Meetings may be called by the Board of Directors to conduct business
per A above if the need arises.
C. Business Sessions: Business Sessions of the Board of Directors
shall be held at least quarterly. The purpose of these sessions is
to present officer and board reports, to conduct business, and to
provide a form for the membership to present and discuss proposals.
Elections and balloting on proposals must be done at annual General
Membership Meetings or Special General Membership Meetings.
D. Written Notice: Written notice of Annual General Membership
Meetings or Special General Membership Meetings stating the date,
hour, and place shall be given by the secretary not less than ten
days prior to said meeting either b y mail or through the club
Newsletter. Only business specified in the notice shall be conducted
at Special General Membership Meetings. If mailed, notice shall be
deemed delivered if deposited in the U.S. Mail bearing the member's
address as it appears on the Club mailing list.
E. Quorum: A Quorum shall be a majority of the members present.
Adoption of any measure shall, with the exception of bylaws
amendments, require a simple majority of the members present.
F. Proxy or Absentee Voting: Proxy or absentee voting will not be
G. Conduct of Business: All Annual General Membership Meetings,
Special General Membership Meeting, and Business Sessions shall be
conducted in accordance with "Roberts' Rules of Order,"
- Section 2: Newsletter
The Club shall publish a newsletter or
information sheet at least quarterly between September and May. It
shall be sent to all members to inform all interested parties of
- Section 1: Board of Directors
A. The business and affairs of the Club shall
be managed by its Board of Directors.
B. The number of directors shall be seven, six of each serving a
three-year term, the seventh to be elected for a one year term.
Directors shall be members of the Club and shall have been a member
for one year immediately prior to election. In addition, the
directors shall reside close enough to the Seattle area that they
are able to attend business meetings.
C. The terms shall be staggered so that two directors, each of
three year term, shall be elected annually.
D. The membership of the Board of Directors shall reflect the
diversity of the Club's membership.
E. The President shall appoint a nominating committee each year in
February. Nominations from the committee and the floor must reflect
the provisions of "D" above. At the time of elections,
nominees shall introduce themselves to the general membership and
identify their current activities with the Citroen Club.
F. Each year the Board of Directors shall convene within 30 days
following the annual elections and select the officers from among
the Board members. The selection of President and Vice President may
be changed by the Board of Directors by concurrence of five members
of the board, provided the office in question is given ten days
G. Any director may resign at any time by delivering written notice
to the Board or President of the Club.
H. An officer or director may be recalled at any time. The
procedure shall be: 1) collect the signatures of 25 members on a
petition proposing to recall and stating the reason(s) for recall,
and 2) deliver the petition to the Board of Directors. The Board of
Directors shall validate the signatures, then hold a recall election
at the Annual General Membership Meeting, or at a specifically
called Special General Membership Meeting. A 60% majority of votes
of members attending the meeting is required for the recall to be
I. In case of a vacancy on the Board of Directors, the Board shall
call a Special Election to elect a replacement. All vacancies shall
be filled within sixty days. The replacement will serve for the
unexpired term of the vacancy.
J. The Board of Directors shall meet at least quarterly. The
general membership may attend to observe and participate in meetings
of the Board of Directors, but may not vote on the business at hand.
Minutes of each meeting shall be published in the Newsletter.
K. Meetings of the Board of Directors shall be conducted in
accordance with "Roberts' Rules of Order," latest
revision. The President or Vice President must be present at all
Board Meetings. A quorum shall be four, and simple majority votes
shall be required to pass any resolution regardless of the number of
Board members present. Each Board member shall have one vote.
- Section 2: Officers
A. The Officers of the Club shall be a
President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer, each elected
for a one year term. The three remaining Board members are
designated as Members-at-Large.
B. Powers and Duties:
1. The President shall be the chief executive officer and shall
preside at all meetings of the Club and of the Board of Directors.
He or she shall call meetings of the Board of Directors, shall
appoint all committees, and shall appoint individuals or committees
to be responsible for the Club's Newsletter and activities.
2. The Vice President shall assume all powers and duties of the
President in his/her absence and shall perform other duties as
assigned by the President.
3. The Secretary shall 1) attend and keep minutes of all General
Membership Meetings and Board of Directors meetings, 2) act as
custodian for Club documents, including lists of current and past
members, and 3) perform other duties as assigned by the President.
4. The Treasurer shall 1) receive, have custody of and dispense
Club funds under the supervision of the Board of Directors, and 2)
prepare quarterly financial reports.
5. Three Members-at-Large shall serve as members of the Board of
Directors, and may be assigned other responsibilities such as
newsletter preparation, membership generation, or event
C. No member shall serve in more than one office at any one time.
- Section 3: Amendment of the
A. The bylaws may be amended at the Annual
General Membership meeting. Proposed amendments, which may originate
with any member of the Club, shall be submitted to the Board of
Directors in writing, with ten members' signatures. The Board of
Directors shall validated the signatures and include the proposed
amendment in the notice of the Annual General Membership Meeting.
Amendments may also be proposed by the Board of Directors, and in
this case shall not require ten members' signatures.
B. Ratification of bylaws amendments shall require approval of two
thirds of the members present at the Annual General Membership