revised Fall of 2002
Section 1. This Association shall
be known as the Texas Pigeon Association.
Section 1. The object of this Association
shall be to promote the breeding and exhibition of all variations
of standard-bred pigeons: Fancy, Utility and Performing.
Section 2. This Association shall
cooperate with specialty clubs and the National Pigeon Association.
Section 3. This Association shall
support the annual show of the State Fair of Texas.
Section 1. Any person interested
in the pigeon hobby and willing to abide by the principles of
this Constitution is eligible for membership.
Section 2. The following memberships
A person 18 years of age or older will be a senior member and
have one vote on all matters pertaining to the business of this
A person under 18 years of age shall be a junior member and shall
have all privileges of a senior member with the exception of a
All adults and children of one family unit which will have one
vote total on all matters pertaining to the business of this Association.
Section 1. The dues shall be determined
by the Executive Board and shall be payable on or before January
1 of each year. Any person not having paid said dues is delinquent
after sixty (60) days and shall be dropped from the membership
Section 1. The elected officers
of this Association shall consist of a President, Vice President
and five (5) directors.
Section 2. The newly elected officers
shall select a Secretary-Treasurer and a Publicity Director to
serve for the same two year term as the elected officers.
Section 3. The Executive Board
shall consist of eleven members: seven elected selected officers,
the immediate past-president, secretary-treasurer and publicity
director. The president shall serve as Chairman of the Executive
Board and each member shall have the right to vote.
Election of Officers
Section 1. No member shall be nominated
for office or hold office by appointment unless he/she is a member
in good standing.
Section 2. The President shall
appoint a Nominating Committee of three (3) members in good standing.
This committee shall nominate one candidate for each elected office.
Before such nominations are made, the nominating committee shall
interview each perspective candidate, explain the duties of the
office for which the person is being considered, and ascertain
if the party is willing and able to serve.
Recommendations of the nominating
committee shall be submitted to the members present at the first
meeting following the State Fair of Texas Show. After nominations
have been submitted, any member in good standing shall the privilege
of making additional nominations from the floor, provided the
member nominated has been previously interviewed and is willing
to discharge the duties the office entails
Section 3. The secretary/treasurer
and two (2) members appointed by the President shall act as election
commissioners, and it shall be their duty to furnish ballots to
all members in good standing prior to December 10 of election
years. Election years shall be known as odd years, i.e. 1979 or
Section 4. The new officers shall
be installed at the first meeting of the New Year, i.e. 1980 or
1982 with a term of office of two (2) years.
Duties of Officers
Section 1. President
the President shall preside at all meetings of this association,
uphold the Constitution, make appointments for any vacancies which
might occur during his term of office, and appoint all committees.
Section 2. Vice President
if the President is absent or unable to act, the Vice President
shall perform the duties of the President and shall be the goodwill
ambassador of the association.
Section 3. Directors
The Directors shall serve as members of the Executive Board and
shall perform such duties as are assigned to them by the President.
Section 4. Secretary-Treasurer
the Secretary-Treasurer shall conduct the correspondence
of this Association, retain all necessary records of the association.
He/she shall keep strict account of all money from dues, assessments
etc., making payments only by checks drawn on the funds of the
Association. He/she shall prepare and deliver to the members of
the Association an itemized report showing the financial condition
of the Association at the first meeting of the year. He/she shall
act as election commissioner and shall furnish the Publicity Director
with a current membership list with ongoing updates throughout
Section 5. Immediate Past President
Immediate Past President shall serve as a member
of the Board and assist other officers in the performance of their
Section 6. Publicity Director
the Publicity Director shall publicize the Association
in as many pigeon publications as possible and with local news
outlets where possible. He/she shall prepare and mail an association
bulletin as directed by the Board. Additional mailings may be
required including show catalogs, premium lists and meeting notices.
He/she will also record the minutes of the meetings.
Annual Meeting and General
Section 1. The annual meeting of
this Association shall be at a time and place to be determined
by the board.
Section 2. The Association shall
meet as often as necessary to fulfill the requirements of the
Constitution and to maintain enthusiasm. Every attempt should
be made to hold these meetings monthly.
Section 1. Six (6) members of which
two (2) are elected officers shall constitute a quorum for the
transaction of business at any meeting of the Association.
Section 1. Any member may be expelled
for dishonest representation or conduct detrimental to the interest
of the Association.
Section 2. Any member wishing to
allege a grievance against another member shall report such grievance
to the President in writing.
Section 3. The President, upon
receipt of such grievance, shall call a special meeting of the
Executive Board. After consideration the Executive Board shall
vote to keep or expel the member. A two-thirds (2/3) majority
is necessary for expulsion and notice of such action shall be
given the Association. The membership of the affected individual
shall be terminated immediately.
Section 1. No person shall hold
any liability against this Association, its officers, funds, property,
or any other member of the Association in matters pertaining t
the Association at any time.
Section 1. The Constitution of
this Association or any part therein may be altered or amended
at any annual meeting by a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote of the
members present, provided a written notice of intent is published
in the bulletin prior to the meeting
Rules of Order
Section 1. The business meetings
of this Association shall be conducted according to this Constitution
and the procedures set forth in the latest edition of Revised
Roberts Rules of Order.
Section 2. The order of business
shall be as follows:
A. Call to order
B. Reading of the Minutes of previous meeting
C. Treasurers Report
D. Reports of committees,
standing and special
E, Unfinished business --
F. New Business
G. Set next meeting
H. Good and welfare
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