Johnstown Street Survivors
March 1, 2017
JOHNSTOWN STREET SURVIVORS CAR CLUB INC.
A CORPORATION NOT FOR PROFIT
The corporation is organized for the following purpose:
The general purpose of the Corporation will be to
operate The Johnstown Street Survivors Car Club Inc. for
the general fraternal and social benefit of the entire club, the
public, and for the promotion of goodwill and interest in
street rods, unique, special interest and high performance
vehicles for the purposes of which may be beneficial to the
community. Any, and all other legal acts which may
conducted by the Corporation, are covered under the
Pennsylvania “Corporation not for Profit Code” Act of
November 15th, 1972 P.L. 1063, as amended and
The Corporation may have offices as the Board of Directors may require.
The principal office address shall be: PO Box 252 Johnstown, PA 15907,
In the county of Cambria, state of Pennsylvania.
1.The eligibility and the qualifications for membership and the manner of
and admission into the membership shall be prescribed by resolutions
duly adopted by the Board of Directors of the Corporation or by such rules and regulations as may be prescribed by the Board of Directors. All such resolutions or rules and regulations relating to members adopted by
the Board of Directors of the Corporation shall be affixed to the By Laws
of the Corporation and shall be deemed to the part there of. Such resolutions or rules and regulations adopted by the Board of Directors
may prescribe, with respect to all members, the amount and manner of
imposing and collecting any initiation fees, dues, or other fees, assessments, fines and penalties, the manner of suspension for termination of membership, and for reinstatement of membership, and except as may here in after otherwise be provided the rights, liabilities and other incidents of membership.
2.The Board of Directors may deem to issue membership cards,
or other instruments permitted by law evidencing membership in the corporation. Such membership cards shall be non-transferable, and a statement to that effect shall be noted on the card, or instrument. Membership cards facsimile signatures of the current officer designated by the Board of Directors and may bear the seal of the Corporation or a facsimile thereof.
3. Minimum age of a proposed member shall be 18 years of age.
A member in good standing must sponsor a prospective new member.
Applicants must attend three meetings within six months after which they will be informed of their membership status.
4. All applicants must own a vehicle to apply. In accordance with Article I, the vehicle could be in the process of restoration, project vehicle, modifying and or altering of a vehicle that meets the club criteria.
MEETINGS OF THE MEMBERS OF
THE JOHNSTOWN STREET SURVIVORS CAR CLUB INC.
1. ELECTION MEETING. An election meeting of the membership shall be held on the regular monthly meeting date in the month of November, in each year beginning with year 1987. The Board of Directors shall determine the time and place of the meeting and may change the date to avoid legal holidays. The meeting will be for holding elections, and for the transaction of such other business that may come before the meeting.
2. SPECIAL MEETING. The President or the Board of Directors may call special meetings with a five (5) day notice, via e-mail or by phone call to the members. It is the member’s responsibility to provide a valid e-mail address or phone number to the club.
3. MEETING SCHEDULE. The monthly meeting will be on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 7:00 P.M. The location of the meeting will be at the best-suited location. A seven (7) day notice via e-mail or phone will be provided to all club members of any changes to the stated monthly meeting schedule, and location.
4. NOTICE OF MEETINGS. Verbal or written notice will be given with a five (5) day notice if there are any changes to the location and, or the time of the meeting. It is a member’s responsibility to provide a valid e-mail address or phone number to the club.
5. QUORUM. The majority of the officers must be present at any meeting before business may be conducted. However, if three officers are present, a majority of members present at the meeting may adjourn the meeting without further notice.
6.VOTING. Voting Members are required to attend at least half of the monthly meetings per year (six). The membership will vote by the show of hands, unless it is the election of officers or board members. Written ballots will be used for all elections, or if otherwise requested by the simple
Majority of members that are present. Any eligible member may vote by written proxy.
7.DUES. The initial entrance fee will be $35.00 for new members and family for one year. The yearly dues for members will be $20.00 per year being collected form January 1st thru March 31st. There will be no refunds on any dues collected. After March 31st. a $5.00 late fee will be assessed for delinquent dues. All membership dues must be paid in full by June 30th of the current calendar year. Any member in arrears beyond June 30th will be considered no longer a member. If interested in rejoining, that member will apply as a new member and meet all current requirements to apply.
8.Lifetime Membership. Any member in good standing with Club for 20+ years or a founding member, shall have their yearly dues paid in full.
9.FAMILIES. All immediate family members of a voting member are considered Club members, but without voting privileges or payment of dues waived.
10.The JSSCC will not provide any type of alcoholic beverages at any Club sanctioned functions. Use of alcoholic beverages will not be permitted at Club sanctioned cruise-ins, car shows or other events involving use of vehicles.
11.CLUB ACTIVITIES. Sanctioned club activities must be approved by the
majority vote or by a responsible committee.
12.DONATION REQUESTS. All requests for donations (charities) must first be approved by the officers and the Directors before being presented to the Club membership for a vote.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
1.GENERAL POWERS. The affairs of the corporation shall be managed by its Board of Directors /current Officers.
2.BOARD OF DIRECTORS. The number of Directors shall be three (3) by election, and the current outgoing President at the end of their two (2) year term if they desire to be on the Board of Directors. Each Director shall hold office until his or her successor is elected at the election meeting of the membership, and duly qualified, subject to earlier termination by removal or resignation. The Board of Directors shall consist of all Officers, along with such other Directors position as determined by the membership at their annual election meeting.
3.PURCHASES. The Board of Directors has the authority, with a quorum, to spend up to $100.00 monthly on behalf of the Club, not to exceed $1200.00 in a calendar year.
4.SPECIAL MEETINGS. The President or (3) Directors may call special meetings of the Board and fix the time and place for said meetings.
5.NOTICE. Directors shall be notified of any special meeting at least five (5) days in advance. It is a Director’s responsibility to provide a valid e-mail address or phone number to the club.
6.VACANCIES. Any vacancy on the Board may be filled by the affirmative vote of the majority remaining Directors, even if less than a quorum of the board is present. A Director so elected to fill a vacancy shall complete the remainder term of his or her predecessor in office. If additional Directors are to be elected to increase the size of the Board this shall be done by election at the election meeting of the membership.
7.COMPENSATION. The Board may provide that a salary or other compensation be paid to any Director or other employee for his or her services. The Board may also provide by resolution that any corporate agent
be indemnified for expenses and costs, including legal fees, which were necessarily incurred by connection with any claim asserted against him or her, due to being, or having been a corporate agent.
However, no indemnification shall be allowed if the Directors were guilty of misconduct regarding the matter in which indemnity is sought.
8.REMOVAL. All Board members are subject to dismissal after a majority vote by the other Board members present.
1. OFFICERS. The officers of the Corporation shall be as follows:
Board of Directors*
*Board of Directors consists of three (3) by election, and the past President.
The initial officers shall be elected by the Board of Directors
at their election meeting. Thereafter, the officers shall be elected
annually by the membership at their election meeting. One board
Member will be replaced at each yearly election. Vacancies
may be filled at any meeting of the Board of Directors. Each Officer
shall remain in office until his or her successor is qualified and
elected, subject to earlier termination by removal or resignation.
The President shall be the principal officer of the Corporation
and shall supervise and control all business and affairs of the Corporation. The President shall preside at all meetings of the membership and the Board of Directors. He or she shall have all such powers as may reasonably be construed as belong to the chief executive of a nonprofit corporation. The President will be elected for a term of two years.
4. VICE PRESIDENT
The Vice President shall perform the duties of the President in the absence of the President or in the event of the President’s inability or refusal to act. The Vice President will advance to President in the event the President resigns. The Vice President will be elected for a term of two years.
The Secretary shall keep the minutes and records of the Corporation in appropriate books. They shall see that all notices are given in accordance with these By Laws or as provided by law. They shall keep the seal of the Corporation and affix the seal to corporate documents. They shall keep a list of all members and their mailing addresses. In general, perform all duties incidental to the office of Secretary and such other duties that may be assigned by the President or the Board of Directors. The Secretary may remain in this office for as long as desired. Once a decision to resign at the yearly election is announced, then that office will be up for election.
The Treasurer shall have charge and custody of and responsible for all funds and securities of the Corporation. In general, perform all duties incidental to the office of Treasurer and other duties assigned by the President or Board of Directors. The Treasurer may remain in this office as long as they desire. Once a decision to resign at the yearly election is announced, then that office will be up for election. The Board of Directors shall audit the Treasurer’s monthly reports annually.
The Director takes all necessary steps to complete the organization of the corporation to enable the Corporation to commence its activities. The maximum term of a Director is three years. One Director will be replaced at each yearly election.
The Board of Directors may by resolution, of a majority of the Board establish committees of two or more Directors to conduct the management of the Corporation. The Directors committees shall be established consisting of members of the club but may not exercise the authority of the Board of Directors. All committees shall function in accordance with the rules and procedures established by the Board of Directors. A Director needs to be involved in each committee.
The seal of the Corporation shall be in the form affixed immediately below.