LOWNDES COUNTY WILDLIFE FEDERATION
Adopted September, 1994
The name of this organization shall be “LOWDES COUNTY WILDLIFE FEDERATION” hereafter referred to as LCWF.
Purpose and Objectives
The purpose and objectives of the LCWF are as follows:
- To be an incorporated, nonprofit, nonpolitical, cooperative association and agency to advance the protection, propagation and conservation of fish, game, and birds in both state and nation, and to encourage the enforcement of fish, game, and forestry laws;
- To obtain the enactment of laws for the conservation of fish, game, forests and water resources;
- To prevent the malicious destruction of property on land owned or leased by the LCWF;
- To interest and educate the LCWF members in sportsman like methods of taking fish and game;
- To encourage and cause more friendly relations between sportsmen and landowners;
- To encourage the instruction of youth in good sportsmanship and conservation;
- To interact with agencies, associations, departments and commissions – local, state and federal – dedicated to the welfare of wildlife resources;
- To perform other lawful actions toward the advancement of the welfare of fish, game, and other wildlife resources and to improve the community and show civic responsibility.
Section 1. Membership in LCWF shall consist of adult men and women 18 years or older who have been recommended by members, been accepted by the LCWF Board of Directors, and have paid in full the established membership dues by the required date.
Section 2. Failure to pay the required membership fee by the end of the February meeting will result in being dropped from the roster of members.
Section 3. The board of directors of the LCWF shall give first consideration to the sons and daughters of members in filling available membership slots.
Section 4. Changes in the allotted number of memberships in the LCWF shall be submitted to the members 30 days before a regular meeting. The membership at the indicated regular meeting shall have the right to approve or reject such changes. Approval shall be by a two thirds affirmative vote of those members present and voting at such meeting.
Section 5. Suitable annual badges and decals showing membership shall be supplied by the LCWF to all members upon payment of the annual dues assessed. Presentation of current membership badge/decal and proof of identity shall be evidence of a member’s right of membership.
Section 1. The time and place of LCWF meetings shall be fixed by the President of the LCWF subject to the approval of the Board of Directors.
Section 2. The order of business at meetings of the LCWF shall be as follows:
Call to order
Reading of Minutes
Section 1. Officers of the LCWF shall be President, Vice President, Secretary/Treasurer, and Board of Directors (consisting of the three above named elected officers and four members of the LCWF to be appointed by the President).
Section 2. All officers of the LCWF shall hold offices for a term of one year or until their respective successors are elected.
Section 3. Officers duly elected shall take office February 1 of the year following their election in December.
Section 4. No officer other than the Treasurer shall receive compensation for his or her services, but necessary expenses may be allowed by the Board of Directors to any officer or member when assign to duty by the LCWF Board of Directors.
Section 5. Nomination for the all LCWF offices will be accepted from the floor at the November meeting. All nominations must be seconded by another member present. The Secretary will publish and distribute nominations to all club members for consideration prior to the elections at the December meeting.
Section 6. All elections of officers shall be by secret ballot where more than one name is before the meeting, and a majority of the votes cast shall be necessary for election.
Duties of Officers
Section 1. President: The President shall preside at all meetings of the LCWF and of the Board of Directors and shall have such general supervision over the affairs of LCWF as may be voted in him by the Membership, the Constitution, and its By-Laws. He shall appoint all committees and shall perform all other duties incidental to the office including approval of all checks on the official check register. The President will direct detailed reports of activities and finances at the December meeting each year or at other times as he may see fit. Upon any vacancy in LCWF offices, the President shall appoint a member to fill such vacancy for the unexpired term.
Section 2. Vice President: Upon the absence of the President, the Vice President shall perform all the duties of the President.
Section 3. Secretary/Treasurer: The Secretary/Treasurer shall keep a complete record of the proceedings of the LCWF, shall maintain a current Roster of Members in good standing and a current list of LCWF Rules (each available to members upon request), shall issue all official notices and correspondence in the name of LCWF, and shall perform all other duties incidental to the office of Secretary/Treasurer. The Secretary/Treasurer shall have charge of all funds and securities of the LCWF shall keep an accurate account thereof and shall deposit the same in a depository to be selected by the President under the approval of the Board of Directors. The Secretary/Treasurer shall make expenditures for current expenses and settlement of appropriations made by the Board of Directors. All checks shall be approved by the President and signed by the Secretary/Treasurer. The Secretary/Treasurer shall provide a detailed Financial Report of Yearly expenditures and a projection of future expenditures for the coming year at the December meeting of the LCWF. A member of the Board of Directors shall be appointed by the President as the Assistant Secretary/Treasurer. This individual shall help the Secretary/Treasurer in his/her duties and this assistant shall serve as the Secretary/Treasurer in the absence of the Secretary/Treasurer.
Board of Directors
Section 1. Quorum: Two Officers and three Board Members shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business for the LCWF.
Section 2. Meetings: Regular meeting of the Board of Directors shall be called by the President with the concurrence of the Board. Special meetings may be called as the President may deem advisable.
Section 3. Duties: The duties of the Board of Directors, with the President, shall be to direct the business of the LCWF and to engage in such activities as are appropriate to the carrying out of the purpose and objectives of the LCWF.
The fiscal year of the LCWF shall be Feb. 1 through Jan 31 of the following year.
By-law(s) indicating changes in the constitution must be proposed publicly at a LCWF membership meeting at least 30 days before the meeting at which voting on the suggested by-law takes place. The by-law will be adopted if accepted by a two-thirds majority of club members present and voting in favor of the proposed by-law.
Adopted at a meeting of the membership of the LCWF on 6 September, 1994.
Amended Art. V at a meeting of the membership of the LCWF on 20 January 2004.