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Following are the bylaws of the club constitution as recommended for Tejas Toastmasters. (Filled in blanks are shown as underlined text.) To view the entire Club Constitution and Standard Bylaws in pdf format, go to http://www.toastmasters.org/pdfs/210c.pdf 

 

Bylaws

of the

Tejas

Toastmasters Club

of Austin, Texas

No. 966 District No. 55 

Article I 

Name: 

The name and location of this Club shall be as set forth above in the title of these Bylaws. Such name and location may be changed as provided in Article VII below. 

Article II 

Membership: 

Sec. 1. Subject to the nondiscrimination requirements set forth in Section 1 of Article II of the Club Constitution, individual membership in this Club shall be restricted to no restrictions. (If no restrictions will be placed on membership in this Club, write in "no restrictions" on line above.) 

Sec. 2. Honorary individual memberships in this Club shall be conferred for a term of one-half year(s) and otherwise as provided in the Club Constitution. 

Article III 

Fees and Dues: 

Sec. 1. The initiation fee for individual membership in this Club shall be $21 ($5 (Tejas) + 16 (TI)), payable as provided in the Club Constitution. (The dues collected from a new individual member in addition to the initiation fee shall include the new individual member fee and per capita payment to Toastmasters International, plus any Club dues.) 

Sec. 2. The dues of this Club for active individual members shall be $33 ($15 (Tejas) + $18 (TI)) per person per 6 months. Such dues shall be payable in advance on or before announced date. (Club dues shall include the amount of the Toastmasters International per capita payment.) 

Sec. 3. Reinstatement to individual membership of a former individual member shall call for a payment of a reinstatement fee of $5. (The reinstatement fee is optional and, if collected, is retained by the Club. If the Club does not charge a reinstatement fee, place a "0" on the line above.) 

Sec. 4. The fee for an individual member of another Toastmasters Club who transfers into this Club shall be $0. Other conditions of transfer into this Club shall be as stated in the Club Constitution. (The transfer fee is optional and, if collected, is retained by the Club. If the Club does not charge a transfer fee, place a "0" on the line above.) 

Sec. 5. The dues of this Club for inactive individual members shall be $33 ($15 (Tejas) + $18 (TI)) per person per 6 months. Such dues shall be payable in advance on or before announced date. (The Club may set the dues for inactive individual members at any amount up to the amount of dues for active individual members, provided that inactive individual member dues must include the per capita payment required of this Club to Toastmasters International attributable to such inactive individual member, as provided in the Club Constitution.) 

Article IV 

Meetings: 

Sec. 1. Regular meetings of this Club, which shall include any business meeting of active individual members, shall be held every Monday, at such hour and place as this Club from time to time shall designate. 

Sec. 2. Special business meetings of this Club may be called by a majority vote of the active individual members present and voting at any regular meeting at which a quorum is present, or by the Club President. 

Sec. 3. The Executive Committee of this Club shall meet at least bimonthly, at such hours and places as it may determine. 

Article V 

Election of Officers: 

Sec. 1. The Officers of this Club shall be as provided in the Club Constitution, with selection, duties, and terms as provided therein. In addition, this Club shall have as Officers: none. 

Sec. 2. The additional Officers of this Club provided in the preceding Section shall be selected and have duties as follows: none. (If this Club does not wish to elect additional Officers, write "none" above in both Sec. 1 and Sec. 2.) 

Sec. 3. This Club elects Officers for the following terms of office (check one): 

  •  Half-year terms, from July 1 to December 31 and from January 1 to June 30.



 

Full-year terms, from July 1 to June 30. 

(Clubs meeting every week throughout the entire year may choose half-year terms; all other Clubs must choose full-year terms. The beginning and end of the terms are set forth in Article VI, Sec. 3, of the Club Constitution.) 

Article VI 

Rules of Order: 

Sec. 1. Since Robert's Rules are not a recognized authority on parliamentary procedure in the jurisdiction where this Club is located,   shall be deemed substituted for Robert's Rules in Article IX, Sec. 1, of the Club Constitution with respect to this Club. (Complete this Article only if this Club is located in a jurisdiction where Robert's Rules of Order, Newly Revised are not recognized parliamentary authority.) 

Article VII 

Amendments: 

Sec. 1. Subject to the review of Toastmasters International, and provided the proposed amendment is within the scope of permitted amendments, these Bylaws may be amended, including amendments to change the name or location of this Club, at any duly called and noticed business meeting of this Club at which a quorum is present, by the affirmative vote of at least two-thirds of the active individual members present and voting. Any such amendment must be proposed in writing by an active individual member at the meeting immediately preceding that at which the amendment is to be voted on. 

Sec. 2. The scope of these Bylaws, and any amendments to these Bylaws, is limited to the matters specifically placed within the discretion of this Club by the Club Constitution or by a policy of the Board of Directors of Toastmasters International. This Club shall not have the power to amend any reference in these Bylaws to the Club Constitution. 

Sec. 3. Upon its adoption by this Club, the Club Secretary shall immediately mail a copy of any Bylaws amendment to the Executive Director at World Headquarters of Toastmasters International for review. If Toastmasters International finds that the amendment does not exceed the scope of permitted amendments to the Bylaws of this Club and is not otherwise improper, the amendment shall be filed in the records of Toastmasters International. If Toastmasters International determines that the amendment exceeds the scope of permitted amendments or is otherwise improper, Toastmasters International shall so notify this Club, and the amendment shall be null, void, and of no effect.