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Table of Contents for BYLAWS
PURPOSE CONTENTS PAGE
   
ARTICLE  1 PRINCIPAL OFFICE 4
   
ARTICLE 2 TRADEMARK 4
   
ARTICLE 3 MEMBERSHIP OF THE CORPORATION 4
   
SECTION 1 Application of Membership 4
SECTION 2 Termination of Membership 5
SECTION 3 Transfer of Membership 5
SECTION 4 Chapter Affiliation 5
   
ARTICLE 4 MEMBERSHIP OF THE CHAPTER 6
SECTION 1 General Power 6
SECTION 2 Voting 6
SECTION 3 Special Meeting 6
SECTION 4 Notice 6
SECTION 5 Quorum 7
SECTION 6 Personal Liability of the Membership 7
   
ARTICLE 5 OFFICERS OF THE CHAPTER 7
SECTION 1 Committees 7
SECTION 2 General Power 8
SECTION 3 Officers 8
SECTION 4 Election or Appointment of Officers 8
SECTION 5 President - Duties 9
SECTION 6 Vice President - Duties 10
SECTION 7 Secretary - Duties 10
SECTION 8 Treasurer - Duties 10
SECTION 9 Activities Coordinator -Duties 11
SECTION 10 Legislative Coordinator - Duties 11
SECTION 11 Public Relations Coordinator - Duties 12
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PURPOSE CONTENTS PAGE
   
ARTICLE  1 PRINCIPAL OFFICE 4
   
ARTICLE 2 TRADEMARK 4
   
ARTICLE 3 MEMBERSHIP OF THE CORPORATION 4
   
SECTION 1 Application of Membership 4
SECTION 2 Termination of Membership 5
SECTION 3 Transfer of Membership 5
SECTION 4 Chapter Affiliation 5
   
ARTICLE 4 MEMBERSHIP OF THE CHAPTER 6
SECTION 1 General Power 6
SECTION 2 Voting 6
SECTION 3 Special Meeting 6
SECTION 4 Notice 6
SECTION 5 Quorum 7
SECTION 6 Personal Liability of the Membership 7
   
ARTICLE 5 OFFICERS OF THE CHAPTER 7
SECTION 1 Committees 7
SECTION 2 General Power 8
SECTION 3 Officers 8
SECTION 4 Election or Appointment of Officers 8
SECTION 5 President - Duties 9
SECTION 6 Vice President - Duties 10
SECTION 7 Secretary - Duties 10
SECTION 8 Treasurer - Duties 10
SECTION 9 Activities Coordinator -Duties 11
SECTION 10 Legislative Coordinator - Duties 11
SECTION 11 Public Relations Coordinator - Duties 12
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BYLAWS

Of  Freedom Riders

12th Chapter of A.B.A.T.E. of Illinois, Inc.

Revised January 2015

PURPOSE
 

A.B.A.T.E. (A Brotherhood Aimed Toward Education) of Illinois, Inc. is organized for charitable, educational, civic, benevolent, social and athletic purposes including for such purposes, the promotion of the motorcycle use, acceptance, safety, enjoyment.  Said purposes include promoting the motorcycling interests of the corporation's members and affiliates.  Said corporation is further organized to undertake such interaction, including lobbying and litigation support with various governmental  bodies as may be necessary or desirable to promote the motorcycling interests of the corporation's members and affiliates.


ARTICLE 1 - PRINCIPLE OFFICE

The principle office of the chapter shall be 1147 N. College Street, Centralia, Illinois 62801.

 
ARTICLE 2 - TRADEMARK

 
The name  A.B.A.T.E.  of Illinois, Inc. is a registered service mark of A.B.A.T.E. of Illinois, Inc. and its chapters.  The corporation reserves the right to regulate its use.

 

ARTICLE 3 - MEMBERSHIP OF THE CORPORATION

 
SECTION 1.  APPLICATION OF MEMBERSHIP


Any person who meets the membership requirements as set forth by the Board of Directors

may become a  member of the corporation, A.B.A.T.E. of Illinois, Inc., by submitting a written

application, on a form approved by the Board of Directors, to the main office of the corporation.  Applicants submitting written applications shall become members of the corporation upon payment of the annual membership dues.  Annual membership dues are to be established by the Board of Directors of the corporation.                                                                                                                                                   Page 4

 

SECTION 2. TERMINATION OF MEMBERSHIP


The Board of Directors, by affirmation vote of those members present, may terminate a membership for cause.  A member shall have the opportunity to be heard at a meeting at which the termination of that member's membership is decided.  If the member cannot attend, he may provide a written statement, recorded statement, or a representative.  An individual may be barred from membership for any period of time including lifetime, deemed appropriate by the Board of Directors.

 
SECTION 3.  TRANSFER OF MEMBERSHIP


Membership in the corporation is not transferable or assignable to another organization or person.
 

SECTION 4.  CHAPTER AFFILIATION

Persons seeking membership in the corporation should declare an affiliation with one of the chapters chartered by the corporation.  If no preference is specified by the person seeking membership, then one may be assigned by the State Office.  If more than one chapter affiliation is desired, annual dues must be submitted for each affiliation and the member must declare a primary chapter.

A)           No person shall vote for chapter officers or bylaws proposals in more than one             chapter in a calendar year.

B)           Members may transfer affiliation to any chapter chartered by A.B.A.T.E. of Illinois,      Inc., provided that there has been no action taken against said member by the Board     of Directors of the chapter with which affiliation is sought.  A limit of one change    per calendar year.

C)           Termination of Affiliation.  A chapter may, with cause, terminate a member's                affiliation.  Written notice of the termination of a member's affiliation shall be sent           to the State of said chapter, the members shall be notified of the time, date  and location  of the     Chapter meeting where such a hearing will take place by the chapter secretary.

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PARTICLE 4 - MEMBERSHIP OF THE CHAPTER

SECTION 1.  GENERAL POWER

The business and affairs of the chapter shall be conducted by the membership.
 SECTION 2.  VOTING


Each member shall have one (1) vote at a Chapter meeting.  In the case of a tie vote, the President may cast the tie breaking vote.  In the absence of the President, the Chair of the meeting may cast the tie breaking vote.

SECTION 3. SPECIAL MEETINGS

Special meetings of the Membership may be called by, or at the request of, the President or any two (2) Executive Board members and shall be held at any place as the Executive Board may determine.

SECTION 4.  NOTICE


Notice of any meeting of the Membership shall be given at least seven (7) days prior to the meeting by the President, the Vice President or the Secretary.  All members of the Chapter are required to be given notice of such meetings

SECTION 5.  QUORUM

A majority of the Membership present shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business at any meeting of the Membership.

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   SECTION 6.    PERSONAL LIABILITY OF THE MEMBERSHIP


Chapter Members and/or Officers shall not be liable for acts of the corporation.  Liability of the corporation shall be limited to the extent of the assets of the corporation.


ARTICLE 5 - OFFICERS OF THE CHAPTER

 
SECTION 1.   COMMITTEE

The Officers may appoint committees to deal with any issue the membership deems necessary.  An appointed officer will serve in an advisory position on all committees.  All members that volunteer to be part of a committee shall be responsible and required to attend all committee meetings.  Any committee member that misses (2) or more meetings will be removed from that committee.


WITHDRAWAL OF WORDS

 
All members that volunteer to be a part of a committee shall be responsible and required to attend all committee meetings.  Any committee member that misses (2) or more meetings will be removed from the committee.


ADDENDUM
 

SECTION  1- A

 
An officer of this Chapter may appoint and be responsible for a member who is a non-officer

to assist with the collection of funds while at an event which is an authorized Freedom Riders Event.

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SECTION 2. GENERAL POWER

 
The daily affairs of the Chapter shall be conducted  by the Officers of the Chapter.   No Officer shall spend more than one hundred dollars ($100.00) on a single item without the consent of at least three (3) other officers.  The Officers shall not spend more that two hundred dollars ($200.00) on a single item without approval of the Membership.  No reimbursement will be made without a receipt.
 

SECTON 3.  OFFICERS
 

Officers of the Chapter shall consist of all coordinators including President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Activity Coordinator, Public Relations Coordinator, Safety and Education Coordinator, Legislative Coordinator, State Board Representative, Membership Coordinator, Products Coordinator, Web Master, and Sergeant of Arms.  

 
SECTION 4. ELECTION OR APPOINTMENT OF OFFICERS
 

The Officers of the Chapter shall be elected annually, in the month of October, by a majority of the Membership present provided there is a quorum.


A)   Vacancies:   An Officer of the Chapter may resign after their written resignation.  The Membership may fill a vacancy temporarily in an office due to resignation, death, removal or disqualification or otherwise.

  1) Nominations for the vacancy will remain often for two (2) consecutive Chapter meetings and will close at the end of the second regularly scheduled chapter meeting.

 
B) Each Officer shall hold office for one (1) year or until the next scheduled election, whichever comes first.  Terms for each office  shall begin November 1st and end October 31st of the following year.  Officers of the Chapter shall receive one year paid membership after completing a full one year (12month) term.  If an officer does not complete a full one year (12 month) term they will not receive the paid membership.

  1)  Committee Chairs and Co- Chair upon completion of (1) year in good standing shall       receive free membership.

 
C)  Nominations:   Persons seeking election to Chapter Office shall have their name placed in nomination and seconded by a member.


Nominations shall be open  at the beginning of the regularly scheduled August Chapter meeting, two meetings prior to the October

election date.

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  2)  Nominations shall be closed at the end of the regularly scheduled September Chapter meeting, one meeting prior to election date.

  3)  All nominations shall be published in August and September abatefreedomriders.com website prior to the intended election.  This notification shall include position voting for,

name (s) of individuals nominated and intended date the election will occur.

  4)  Elections will take place at the October Chapter meeting.

  5)  Officers will be installed at the November Chapter meeting.

  6)  With the exception of the Safety and Education Coordinator.  Nominations will start in April and May.  Vote will take place in June.  Officer will be installed to office in July.

  7)  A person wanting to serve as an officer of this Chapter must be a member of this Chapter, in good standing a minimum of one (1) year at the time of the elections in order to be eligible to be nominated or to run for that office.

 
D)  Removal of Oficers:    Any officer may be removed by a 2/3 vote of the quorum (refer to Article 4, Section 5) whenever, in its judgment, the interests of the chapter would be served thereby.  Removal of such Officers will be the result of nonperformance of specified duties, or actions deemed by the Membership to be contrary to the optimum operation of the corporation.  Such removal shall be without prejudice to the contract rights of any of the officers so removed.

 

E)   Notice of Removal:  Any Officer of the Chapter facing removal from their positions shall be entitled to a hearing before the Membership.  The Officer, Members of the Chapter shall be notified, not less than seven (7) days prior, of the time, date, and location of the Membership meeting where such a hearing will take place.  Written notification will be given by the Chapter Secretary.

 

SECTION 5- PRESIDENTS DUTIES

 

The President shall preside over Chapter meetings, oversee chapter business in accordance with Chapter Bylaws, and the Bylaws of A.B.A.T.E. if Illinois, Inc.  To communicate A.B.A.T.E. goals effectively to the Chapter.  Insuring  that all board position duties are being fulfilled in the best interest of A.B.A.T.E.  Should be acquainted with Robert's  Rules of Order, and use them where appropriate.  Must assure that the Chapter is operating within the Bylaws of the State.  It is the duty if the Chapter President to assure that all Chapter events are properly insured.  Shall be designated as one of the required signatures on the Chapter's bank accounts.  Shall cast the tie -breaking vote on any  and all issues requiring a vote, if the outcome is equal.  The President shall compose an article for publication to be  placed on the abatefreedomriders.com. website.  The President shall coordinate the activities of all members of the E-Board to achieve the goals as determined before beginning the project or event.   Review the tax papers with the Treasurer before they are submitted to the State.  Call for and schedule monthly E-Board meetings.  The meeting should be scheduled early enough in advance for publication in the  newsletter, stating the date, time, and place.  The President will be responsible for attending the state BOD meeting when the Chapter BOD is unavailable.  Shall coordinate business and affairs as determined by the membership.
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SECTION 6.  VICE PRESIDENT DUTIES


The Vice President shall preside over meetings in the absence of the President and shall also take such responsibilities as the Chapter may need, and if the President may resign.  Should be acquainted with Robert's Rules of Order.  Must help to assure that the Chapter business is run in accordance with Chapter Bylaws, and the Bylaws of the State.  To coordinate with the Sergeant of Arms on security for all chapter events.  Shall fulfill the obligations of the BOD representative in the event that they and the President are unavailable to attend the State BOD meeting.  Also shall coordinate business and affairs as determined by the  Membership.

  

SECTION 7.   SECRETARY DUTIES

The secretary shall keep minutes of all E-Board Officers and Membership meetings, review those minutes at meetings, have a copy of minutes available for review to members, and take roll call as soon as possible after the election.  Report the minutes of the meeting on www.abatefreedomriders.com website.  Read the minutes from the last month's meeting at the beginning of the meeting.  Have a sign-in sheet available at meetings for the purpose of attendance.  Take minutes of the E-Board meetings.  Read the minutes of the last E-Board meeting at the E-Board meeting.  Compose an article describing the minutes from the last membership meeting for publication in the abatefreedomrider.com and facebook page. The Secretary shall perform any other secretarial duties as directed by the Membership and Officers.  The secretary shall submit a Report to the State newsletter  coordinator by the second Saturday of every month.

 
SECTION 8:  TREASURER'S DUTIES

The Treasurer shall oversee all financial activities of the Chapter in  accordance with Chapter and State Bylaws, and in accordance with Chapter vote.  To cooperate in full with the State Treasurer.  To assure that all moneys due to the State are forwarded in a timely manner.  Those activities include, but are not limited to: maintaining an expense system to be used to authorize all expenditures of the Chapter, shall act as the liaison  to any certified public accountant hired by the Chapter to insure the timely filling of state and federal income tax  forms.  To ensure that all tax forms and financial statements are produced in a timely and efficient  manner so as to be in compliance with state and federal tax codes as well as by the Bylaws of the A.B.A.T.E. of Illinois, Inc.  Shall be responsible for seeing that all Chapter bank accounts are set up to have two members of the E-Board appear on the account and one of the two of the E-Board members signatures are required on checks and accounts for disbursement.  Shall be responsible for maintaining the system used to track and maintain records for all income and expenditures of the Chapter.   Shall be designated as one of the required signatures on the Chapter bank accounts.                           Page 10

 
SECTION 8:  TREASURER'S DUTIES, Continued:

 
Assure all checks leaving the treasury are completely filled out before issue.  Issuance of blank checks is unacceptable.  Receive a receipt before issuing any checks for reimbursement.  Maintain all receipts for an indefinite period.  If there is a change of Treasurer, pass the receipts along to the next Treasurer.  Report any and all discrepancies in the books and/or receipts to the E-Board.  Review the tax papers with the President before they are submitted to the State.  Present a report at the monthly membership meeting detailing the state of the treasury including expenses, income, and account balances, and any activities involving membership.  Assure that all moneys that a vote of membership has approved is disbursed per the directions of the vote.  The Treasurer must be bondable.


SECTION 9:   ACTIVITIES COORDINATOR:

 
The activities Coordinator shall coordinate all Chapter activities and work in conjunction with Chapter personnel involved and other activities as directed by the Membership.   Shall obtain reservations, permits, advertising (in conjunction with the Public Relations Coordinator)  and  entertainment as necessary for any and all Chapter activities.  Will submit information involving events, and activities to be used for flyers, etc. for publication on the  Face Book site and abatefreedomriders.com website and/or use in press releases.  Begin planning and coordination of any and all activity events at least three (3) months before the actual event date, to assure adequate time for preparations of the event.  Present a report at the monthly Membership and E-Board meetings detailing any and all activities.  Provide to the Treasurer an accurate report of event income and expenses.

 
SECTION 10:   LEGISLATIVE COORDINATOR DUTIES:

 
The Legislative Coordinator shall keep Membership informed of all state and federal legislative concerns.  The Legislative Coordinator shall be responsible for relaying information to the membership at Chapter meetings.  as provided by the State Legislative Coordinator, Ondgo, ABATE PAC, FEDPAC, and other sources of interests to motorcyclists regarding issues that affect the rights of motorcyclists.  An emailed report of current legislation shall be provided to website coordinator and put on Face Book page. in a timely manner.  Legislative Coordinator shall also assist with Public Relations Coordinator in promotion of Motorcycle Awareness Month and Freedom  Rally.  If any mass letter writing or postcards are to be sent, approval of content is required by the State Legislative Coordinator.  It is recommended the format of these letters be approved by the State Public Relations Officer in accordance with media guidelines.  It is recommended by State Bylaws that the Legislative Coordinator be a registered voter.  If any candidates are invited to the Chapter meetings as a guest speaker, ABATEPAC and/or FEDPAC voter's guide should be   
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referred to for their rating.  PAC will direct chapters as to endorsement of candidates on

A.B.A.T.E. issues only.  Chapters cannot donate financially to a candidates campaign.  Donations can be made only through PAC.

 

SECTION 11:   PUBLIC RELATIONS COORDINATOR DUTIES:

 

 

The Public Relations Coordinator shall be responsible for communicating the activities and events of the Chapter to the public in accordance with the media guidelines and flyer guidelines as provided by the State Public Relations Coordinator.  Public Relations Coordinator shall maintain contact with the State Public Relations Coordinator to assure Chapter stays in unison with State activities.  Promote positive image of the Chapter by communicating Safety and Education Coordinators, Membership Coordinators, Activity Coordinators and Legislative Coordinators events and activities performed by these Coordinators to the press.  Public Relations Coordinator is responsible for promotion of Motorcycle Awareness Month and Proclamations to community leaders.  Public Relations Coordinator is responsible for all advertising, flyers and media releases on behalf of the Chapter.  Any news release containing legislative issues or safety and education issues should be approved by appropriate State Coordinator.  Public relations will be checking articles etc to be posted on Face book and on website, no editing allowed by anyone else.  Public relations shall work with Chapter personnel in conjunction with any other activities as directed by the Membership.

 

SECTION 12:   WEBMASTER COORDINATOR DUTIES:

 
Webmaster is responsible for getting all Chapter information on abatefreedomrider.com and facebook page in a timely manner.  This includes Flyers, advertisers cards and minutes from meetings excluding monetary fund’s which should not be posted. Also, must give access to another Chapter officer (to be decide each year) to website.


SECTION 13:   PRODUCT COORDINATOR DUTIES:
 

The Product Coordinator shall order and maintain an adequate inventory of products for men and women.  Any special orders must be paid for in advance by the person requesting the order.  Products Coordinator shall maintain  a current up to date inventory list of all products and be available upon request.  Products coordinator shall have a list of products with a current price to avoid underselling in the event the Product Coordinator is not present. Public Relations shall maintain record of sales and purchases.  Product Coordinator shall enlist reputable businesses to produce quality products, before placing an order shall seek approval from the E-Board.  Verify the quality of products before accepting delivery.  The standard mark up on all products is 25%.  The Products Coordinator shall order State
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A.B.A.T.E.  products needed 2 weeks before the State BOD meeting (Feb, Apr, June, Aug, Oct, Dec.).   Maintain no more than $100.00 surplus cash at all times.  Anything over $100.00 should be turned over to the Treasurer within seven (7) days, anything over $200.00 within 24  hours.  The initial order placed by the Products Coordinator shall be no more than $500.00. Should the Products Coordinator will not be available to attend any function/event, the products and surplus cash should be given to either the President or Vice President.

 

SECTION 14:   SAFETY AND EDUCATION COORDINATOR DUTIES:


The Safety & Education Coordinator shall promote safety to the motorcyclists throughout the state and motorcycle awareness to the general public.   Safety & Education Coordinator shall maintain contact with the State Safety & Education Coordinator to assure the  Chapter stays in unison with the State activities, and the Chapter is using the proper format and tactics for Safety & Education events.  Shall begin planning and coordinating  any and all Safety & Education events before the actual event date, to assure adequate time for preparation of the event.  Safety & Education Coordinator shall inform Activities and Public Relations Coordinators of all Safety & Education events for use in the media.  Shall act as the contact person between the chapter and the schools.  Coordinate schedules with the schools and assign our Safety & Education program to the schools based on availability of the instructor and/or familiarity with the school.  Shall coordinate training sessions for Chapter Safety & Educational instructors.  Compose an article describing Safety and Education activities, event, tips, hints, etc. for publication in the newsletter.  Present a report at the monthly Membership meeting detailing any and all activities involving Safety & Education.  Attend all Safety & Education seminars and training classes as conducted and/or authorized by the membership.  Notify the President of educational events as soon as the event is scheduled.  Notify the State Safety & Education Coordinator as soon as events have been completed.



SECTION 15:   MEMBERSHIP COORDINATOR DUTIES:

 
The Membership Coordinator shall be responsible for keeping tract of annual dues for membership and giving and receiving applications for membership and sponsors.  Membership Coordinator will report monthly at meetings on membership. Shall receive membership dues from members, mail applications to the State on a monthly basis.  Report all membership dues and sponsor feeds to the Treasurer within seven (7) days anything over $200.00 within 24 hours.  Assure that pertinent information (Name, address & phone number) of new and renewal members are supplied to the officers at the monthly membership meetings.  Maintain a current list of  membership in the Chapter. Verify a current list of memberships in the Chapter.  Verify a Members voting status before meetings.  Verify that any Nominee for election to the E-Board is a member in good standing of the  Chapter.  Introduce new members at the monthly meetings, provided the new member attends.

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SECTION 16:   SERGEANT OF  ARMS DUTIES:


The Sergeant of Arms shall organize security in conjunction  with the Vice President for all Chapter events and activities.  Shall maintain order at Chapter membership meetings. Shall assist the Activities Coordinator when needed to check event routes for road hazards, or construction, and picking an alternate route if necessary.
                                                                                                                                                  
ARTICLE 6 – INSURANCE

No chapter shall hold an event without obtaining liability insurance no less than 2 weeks prior to the event.

 

Chapters holding events where alcohol is involved should consult with the State Office to see if dram shop (liquor liability) insurance is required,  If determined that dram shop insurance is required, the Chapter must obtain the required insurance not less than two (2) weeks prior to the event.

 

ARTICLE 7 – CONTRACTORS & CONTACTS

SECTION 1, CONTRACTORS

 All contractors shall be brought to the Board of Directors for a vote to approve on a yearly basis.  Should vote to approve fail, the Executive Board shall submit to the Board of Directors a list of proposed candidates, from  which one will be selected by a vote of the Board of Directors.
All contracts shall be negotiated by the Executive Board and brought to the Board of Directors for a vote to approve on a yearly basis, with a recommendation from the Executive Board to accept or not accept.

SECTION 2. CONTRACTS

 

No member or chapter may commit or authorize a contract on behalf of the corporation without approval of a majority of the Directors.

 

Once the Board of Directors has approved a contract or project, the officers may take whatever measures are necessary to execute the contract or project.
The Executive Board may authorize persons, including organizations, promoting concerns to participate or not participate in Corporate or Chapter functions, such as, but not limited to, meetings, parties, face book or website.  Such promotion may

        seek the change or preservation of existing laws.  The participation allowed by the

Executive Board may include advertising, presentation at meetings and displays at corporation functions.

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The Executive Board shall establish appropriate criteria and charges for the participation of the persons described above by majority vote and shall publish said criteria in the Corporation’s “Operations Manual”.  Groups, with ideologies found by the Executive Board to be incompatible with those of the Corporation or its members, may be barred from any participation.  Groups which have interests highly compatible with those of the Corporation’s and its members may be granted special consideration, such as having charges waived.

 

 

ARTICLE 8 – AMENDMENT OF THE BYLAWS AND OTHER PROVISIONS

 

 

SECTION 1. BYLAW REVIEW COMMITTEE

 

 

There shall be a standing bylaw review committee consisting of a Chairman, 2-E-Board members and 3 members.  Each member of the committee shallvolunteer or be appointed.

 

 

SECTION 2. BYLAW REVIEWS COMMITTEE DUTIES

The duties of the bylaw committee will be to review, all proposed bylaw amendments.  A member of the corporation may propose any bylaw amendment to this committee in writing at any Membership meeting.  The bylaw committee will report to the E-Board and to the author of the proposed amendment any comments or recommendations within 30 days by Face Book.  All proposed bylaw amendments shall be submitted to the E-Board by the bylaw committee at the next E-Board meeting, unless removed from consideration by the original author.


 SECTION 3. AMENDING THE BYLAWS

 

These bylaws may be altered, amended or repealed and new bylaws may be adopted by a two- thirds majority vote, a quorum being present, at any regular meeting or at any special meeting of the E-Board, so long as:


At least thirty (30) days written notice is given of intention to alter, amend, repeal or to adopt new bylaws.
Proposed bylaw changes have been published on the Chapter- freedom rider website along with the existing bylaw.
The bylaws committee has submitted a report to the E-Board within the time specified in Section 2 of this Article.  If the Bylaw committee fails to report to the E-Board, within the time specified in Section 2 of  this Article, this requirement shall

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be waived.  The requirement of the subsection may also be waived upon a two-thirds vote if the E-Board members present at any regular meeting of the E- Board provided there is a quorum.

 

 

 

SECTION 4.  MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

 

 

The authority to enforce these bylaws and for any item not covered herein shall be vested solely in the E-Board members.

 

The Bylaws of the Freedom Riders Chapter of A.B.A.T.E. of Illinois, Inc.  shall not be supersede A.B.A.T.E. of Illinois, Inc. State Bylaws.

 

 

 

SECTION 5. AUTHORITY OF THE BYLAWS

 

The bylaws of the  Freedom Riders Chapter of A.B.A.T.E. of Illinois, Inc. shall not supercede  A.B.A.T.E. Of Illinois Inc. State bylaws


ARTICLE 8 – OPEN BARD MEETINGS

All E-Board and membership meetings shall be open meetings and all members and non members of A.B.A.T.E. of Illinois, Inc. are welcome.  The board may go into closed or executive session in the following instance only:


In the event of any individual being brought before the membership for charges, potentially leading to disciplinary action, the individual may request and receive an executive session.

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