The Clinton Figure Skating Club, Inc. By-Laws

ARTICLE I - NAME AND CORPORATION

  1. This corporation shall be known as the Clinton Figure Skating Club, Inc., and referred to in these by-laws as “the Club.”
  2. The principal office of the Club shall be in the village of Clinton, County of Oneida, State of New York. The Club may also have offices at such other places within or out of the state as the Board of Directors (“the Board”) may from time to time determine where the business of the Club may require.

ARTICLE II - PURPOSES

The purposes for which the Club has been organized are as follows: To encourage the instruction, practice and advancement of the members in free skating, dancing, moves in the field, and in all types of figure skating and further to carry out the general policies of the USFSA.

ARTICLE III - MEMBERSHIP

  1. Qualifications for Membership. Membership shall be open to any person regardless of age, race, creed or national origin with the exception of ice skating professionals who derive income from the Club or any of its members.
  2. Term. Membership shall be on an annual basis commencing with the annual registration date and terminating on the date immediately preceding the next annual registration.
  3. Classification of Membership.
    1. Individual Skater. Any person who actively skates in Club-sponsored activities.
    2. Associate. Any person over sixteen (16) years of age, who is not a skating member and is approved for membership by the Board.
    3. Honorary. Honorary members may be elected at any meeting of the Club after recommendation by the Board, by a two-thirds (2/3) majority. An honorary member shall be free from initiation dues and/or assessments. He/she may represent the Club in exhibitions and attend ice skating sessions under the same rules governing active members. He/she shall not be nominated or elected to office or be a member of the Board, but may be appointed by the Board to fill a vacancy, as a voting member, until the next election. Honorary members have no vote unless otherwise provided. He/she shall not represent the Club in competitions.
    4. Joint Membership: a joint member shall be a member of a home club other than CFSC, who does; not wish to transfer home club membership to CFSC. They shall have the right to utilize the ice for a fee designated by the Board of Directors. This membership must be approved by the Board and will be reviewed on an annual basis. This membership can be terminated by a majority vote of the Board if deemed to be in the best interest of the club. (Amendment passed 11-10-09.)
    5. Collegiate Membership: The Collegiate Membership shall be a Special Rate Package offered to college students through the USFS, which grants the same privileges as a Full-Club Member for a consecutive 4-year period. Additional club fees, determined by the Board of Directors, may apply. This option may only be used once. (Amendment passed 11-10-09.)
  4. Application for Membership.
    1. New Membership. An application for new membership shall be made prior to any person being admitted to Club membership as hereinafter provided.
    2. Manner of Application.
      1. An application for membership in the form as hereinafter provided shall be made to the Membership Committee Chairperson who may approve such application on a probationary basis subject to action of the Board and shall collect dues from probationary members.
      2. At the next regular meeting of the Board, application for a new membership shall be reviewed and approved or rejected. In the event of the rejection of the application by a majority action of the Board, all dues paid by, or on behalf of, the applicant shall be refunded.
    3. Form of Application. The application for membership in any class by a new member shall state the applicant’s name, age, occupation and address and be signed by the applicant and/or parent or guardian if the applicant is under 18 years of age. The application shall include an agreement to comply with the USFSA rules and regulations and Club constitution and by-laws. The application shall release the officers, members of the Board and professional staff from any liability that may arise from any activities conducted by the Club.
    4. Renewal. All members of the Club shall renew their membership from year to year by the payment of dues as hereinafter provided unless membership has been terminated by action of the Board or as otherwise hereinafter provided.
  5. Participation. No member of the Club shall enter, in the name of the Club, any competition, exhibition or performance unless such participation shall be sanctioned by the USFSA. Sanctions shall be obtained by the Sanctions Chairperson with the approval and direction of the Board.
  6. Termination.
    1. Membership in the Club may be terminated or suspended by majority vote of the Board for failure to pay dues or other indebtedness to the Club, misconduct, poor sportsmanship or such other reasons as, in the discretion of the Board, shall be warranted in the best interests of the Club. Prior to such action, the member, and parent or guardian if the member is under 18 years of age, shall be given at least five days notice in writing of the contemplated action, and the reason therefore. The member, and the parent or guardian, shall have the privilege of appearing before the Board to present arguments on the position to the contemplated termination or suspension of membership.
    2. Any member not in arrears for dues or other indebtedness to the Club may resign from membership in the Club in writing at any time and be eligible for consideration or reinstatement upon application to the Membership Chairperson. If a member resigns while in arrears for dues or other indebtedness to the Club, such arrearages must be paid as an additional consideration for reinstatement upon application to the Club.

ARTICLE IV - CLUB MEETINGS

  1. Annual Meeting. The annual membership meeting of the Club shall be held on the last Tuesday of April of each year. The Secretary shall cause to be mailed or emailed out to every member of the Club in good standing, at the address as it appears on the membership roll book of the Club, notice stating the time and place of the meeting. (Amendment passed 1-11-11.)
  2. Special Meetings. Special meetings of the Club may be called by the Board or by 10% of the voting members of the Club, who may in writing demand the call of a special meeting. The Secretary shall cause a notice of such meeting to be mailed or emailed to all members at their addresses as they appear in the membership roll book, at least ten (10) days, but not more than fifty (50) days, before the scheduled date of such meeting. Such notice shall state the date, time, place, purpose of the meeting and by whom called. No other business but that specified in the notice may be transacted at such special meeting without the unanimous consent of all present at such meeting. (Amendment passed 1-11-11.)
  3. Fixing Record Date. For the purpose of determining the members entitled to notice of or to vote at any meeting of the members or any adjournment thereof, or to express consent to or dissent from any proposal without a meeting, or for the purpose of determining the members entitled to receive any distribution or allotment of any rights, or for the purpose of any other action, the Board shall fix, in advance, a date as the record date for any such determination of members. Such date shall not be more than fifty (50) nor less than thirty (30) days before any such meeting, no more than fifty (50) days prior to any other action.
  4. Waivers of Notice. Notice of meeting need not be given to any member who submits a signed waiver of notice, in person, whether before or after the meeting. The attendance of any members at the meeting in person, without protesting prior to the conclusion of the meeting, the lack of notice of such meeting, shall constitute a waiver of notice by that member.
  5. Action by Members Without a Meeting. Whenever members are required or permitted to take any action by vote, such action may be taken without a meeting by written consent, setting forth the action so taken, signed by all the members entitled to vote thereon.
  6. Order of Business. The order of business for all meetings of members shall be as follows:
    Call to order
    Invitation of statements from the general membership
    Reading of the minutes of the preceding meeting
    Treasurer’s report
    Reports of committees
    Old or unfinished business
    New business
    Executive session (as necessary)
    Reconvene from executive session
    Adjournment
  7. Quorum.
    1. Fifteen (15) members shall constitute a quorum for any Club meeting. (Amendment passed 4/21/98.)
    2. The members present may adjourn any meeting despite the absence of a quorum.
    3. Once a quorum has been established at any meeting of the Club, the withdrawal of any member shall not effect the quorum.
  8. Voting.
    1. The vote on any election or business of the Club shall be by simple majority, except as otherwise provided herein and as to the amendment of these by-laws which shall be by two-thirds (2/3) majority of the members in attendance entitled to vote.
    2. Proxy. There shall be no provision for proxy voting by any member of the Club.
    3. All ballots must be cast by/for those who have been CFSC home club members for the preceding 30 days prior to any stated election and are members in good standing. The vote of an under 16 year old member must be exercised by a parent or guardian. Members over 16 years of age, but under 18 years of age, may exercise their voting privilege in person or if said member is not present, their parent or guardian may exercise said member’s vote. Members over 18 years must be present to exercise their vote. (Amendment was passed 11-10-09)
    4. For the purpose of voting there will be two (2) classifications:
      Voting: Skater (full member, home club), Board member
      Non-voting: Joint, Associate, Collegiate, Honorary. (Amendment was passed 11-10-09.)

ARTICLE V - OFFICERS

  1. Officers. The officers will be: one (1) President, one (1) Vice President, one (1) Secretary, and one (1) Treasurer.
  2. Term of Office. The officers shall be elected for a term of one (1) year or until a successor takes office.
  3. Method of Election. See Article VII (8) and (9).

ARTICLE VI - DUTIES OF OFFICERS

  1. Duties of President. It shall be the duty of the President to take charge of the Club; to preside at all meetings of the Club and of the Board. The President shall have the entire supervision and management of the Club and its property pending the action of the Board; the power to suspend any member for violating the by-laws or regulations of the Club, pending the approval of the Board. The President and Secretary, acting together, are authorized to sign agreements and contracts on behalf of the Club, subject to the approval of the Board. The President shall call special meetings and Club meetings. The President must have served at least one (1) year as a member of the Board.
  2. Duties of Vice President. It shall be the duty of the Vice President to assist the President in the discharge of his/her duties and officiate in his/her stead, either upon request of the President or during his/her absence, incapacity and/or resignation.
  3. Duties of Treasurer. The Treasurer shall have charge of the funds of the Club, and shall keep a record of all receipts and disbursements, and will provide a monthly written report during the Club’s skating season, and when requested by the President or the Board during the remainder of the fiscal year. The Board of Directors shall have the power, whenever they deem necessary, to appoint an acting treasurer. All receipts and funds of any nature will be deposited in the name of the Club in a bank approved annually by the Board, or in securities approved by the Board. No disbursements shall be made unless signed by the Treasurer or by the Secretary, if the Treasurer is not available. Disbursements shall be made only upon vouchers approved by the Board. The Treasurer will be responsible for the preparation and timely filing of all required federal and state tax returns for the Club.
  4. Duties of Secretary. It shall be the duty of the Secretary to keep and submit minutes of the Club and Board meetings. The Secretary will supervise and maintain all reports and documents connected with the business of the Club; including resolutions, certificate of incorporation, and the current by-laws and other permanent documents. He/she will supervise and report on the correspondence of the Club, and prepare and issue notice of all meetings of the Club and Board. The Secretary shall be authorized to sign checks for the Club account in the event that the Treasurer is not available.

ARTICLE VII - BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  1. Board of Directors. The Board shall be made up of skating or associate members of the Club over the eighteen (18) years of age.
  2. Number of Members. The Board shall be composed of 9 qualifying elected directors. In addition the President will appoint the Ice Show chair and Basic Skills chair to the Board on an annual basis unless the position is held by an already seated board member. (Amendment passed 1-11-11.)
  3. Term of Office. One-third (1/3) of the Board shall be elected each year at the annual meeting of the membership, and Board members shall serve for a period of three (3) years. Each Director shall hold office until the expiration of the term for which he/she was elected and until his/her successor has been elected and shall have qualified, or until his/her prior resignation or removal.
  4. Members of the Board. The Officers of the Club shall attend all meetings of the Board and shall be entitled to a vote upon all matters coming before the Board. In the event that a Director has been elected to an Office, the Director shall relinquish or resign his/her office. The vacancy will be filled as provided within.
  5. Past President. The immediate Past President shall also be a member of the Board and shall have a term of one (1) year and shall be entitled to one (1) vote upon all matters coming before the Board.
  6. Resignation or Inability to Serve. In the event of the resignation, death, or refusal to serve, or any disqualification of a Board member, the Board in its next regular meeting may appoint a new member to fill such vacancy. Any such vacancy filled by the Board will be for a term ending with the next annual meeting of the Club, at which time such vacancy will be filled in a regular manner for the balance of the unexpired term. The Board is under no obligation to fill a Director vacancy from the slate of candidates put forth on any ballot. (Amendment passed 1-11-11)
  7. Absence. Any member of the Board who is absent for three (3) consecutive meetings without notifying the Board of the reasons acceptable to the Board for such failure to attend, shall be deemed to have resigned his/her office and shall be asked to submit a resignation from the Board. If no resignation is submitted by the next scheduled meeting, the Board may, at its discretion, replace the member.
  8. Method of Election: Nominating Committee.
    1. Number of Members. There shall be a Nominating Committee consisting of three (3) members, two (2) of whom shall be Board members and one (1) general member.
    2. Duties. The Nominating Committee shall nominate candidates for President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary and three (3) Board members or more, if any vacancy exists, for election at the stated annual meeting and shall cause the names of such candidates with the offices for which they are nominated, to be mailed or emailed to each member at least four (4) weeks prior to the annual meeting. (Amendment passed 1-11-11.)
    3. Other Nominations. Any voting member in good standing may nominate other candidates by submitting the names of such candidates to the Secretary two (2) weeks prior to the annual meeting. A revised and complete list of all candidates will be posted at the rink at least ten (10) days prior to the annual meeting. No candidate will be elected unless he/she will have been nominated as herein provided, and will have consented to such nomination. (d) Elections. Candidates for the Board and Officers will be elected at the spring annual meeting and will hold office beginning with the next regular Board meeting or until their successors are elected.
  9. Method of Voting. Voting will be by ballot of the voting members of the Club, and the candidates receiving the greatest number of votes will be elected. In the case of a tie, for the last available Board seat, a second election will take place immediately.
  10. Notice of Meetings of the Board. Adjournment. Regular meetings of the Board may be held without notice at such time and places as it shall be from time to time determine. Special meetings of the Board shall be held upon notice to the directors and may be called by the President upon three (3) days notice to each director either personally, by mail by phone or e-mail; special meetings shall be called in the like manner on written request of two (2) directors. Notice of a meeting need not be given to any director who submits a Waiver of Notice whether before or after the meeting or who attends the meeting without protesting prior thereto or at its commencement, the lack of notice to him or her.
    The majority of the directors present, whether or not a quorum is present, may adjourn any meeting at any other time or place. Notice of the adjournment shall be given to all directors who were absent at the time of the adjournment and, unless such time and place are announced at the meeting, to all other directors.
  11. Chairman. At all meetings of the Board, the Club President, or in his or her absence, a chairman chosen by the Board shall preside.
  12. Executive and Other Committees. The officers shall comprise the executive committee. (Amendment passed 1-11-11.)

ARTICLE VIII - POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  1. Duties and Powers. The business and affairs of the Club shall be managed by the Board which shall have all such powers of a corporation and shall do all such lawful acts and things as are permitted by law.
  2. Meetings. The Board shall meet at least once in every month, during the skating season, and at such dates as may be fixed by the President, or in the absence of a President, the Vice President. Any two (2) members of the Board may call a special Board meeting upon notice to all members of the Board at least three (3) days prior to the proposed meeting date. The notice shall state the date of the special meeting, purpose for which the meeting is called, and the names of the two (2) members requesting the meeting. Any one or more members of the Board may participate in a meeting of the Board by means of conference, telephone or other similar communications equipment allowing all persons participating in the meeting to hear each other at the same time. The participation by such means shall constitute presence in person at a meeting.
  3. Quorum. One more than half the total Board members including Officers will constitute a quorum.
  4. Authority. The Board shall have the entire authority in the management of affairs and finances of the Club and shall have the general control of all its property. All rights and powers connected therein shall be vested in the Board.
  5. Rules. The Board shall make such rules as it deems proper respecting the use of the Club’s property; prescribe rules for the admission of new members; fix penalties for offenses against the rules; and make rules for its own government and for the government of the committees appointed by the Board. The Board shall also make rules for members during skating sessions.
  6. Voting. Unless otherwise provided, any action of the Board shall be approved by a simple majority vote (one more than half) of the members of the Board of Directors and Officers present at the meeting when the vote is taken.
  7. Appropriations. All appropriations from the funds of the Club shall be made by the Board.
  8. Audits. The Board shall audit records of the Secretary, Treasurer and any committee.
  9. Candidates for Membership. The Board shall elect to membership in the Club, as hereinafter provided, such candidates as they consider acceptable. Such elections must be by majority vote at a regular meeting of the Board. No rejected candidate shall be eligible for membership within six (6) months after rejection. Rejection may not be discriminatory as to race, age or religious preference.
  10. Indebtedness. The Board shall have the power to limit the indebtedness of a member of the Club and of the Club itself.
  11. Suspend or Expel. The Board shall have the power to suspend or expel any member for violation of the constitution and by-laws or for conduct which they shall deem improper, but no member shall be expelled or suspended without the right to a hearing.
  12. Readmit to Membership. The Board may, at a regular meeting, readmit to membership any former member whose resignation has been accepted. Such readmission must be made by majority of the quorum of the Board.
  13. Drop and Reinstate to Membership. The Board may, as hereinafter provided, drop from the roll any delinquent member and also may reinstate such members hereinafter provided.
  14. Committees. The President shall appoint all standing committees with full authority over them and shall appoint such other committees as shall be deemed to be necessary from time to time, with approval by the Board.
  15. USFSA Delegate. The Board will elect a delegate or delegates to the USFSA. The Club Secretary will inform the USFSA Secretary, in writing, of the name and address of the delegate(s) elected. Said delegate(s) will be a sole representative of the Club to the Association and will attend Association meetings, either in person or by proxy. The Board may, as it sees fit, pay the traveling expenses of the delegate(s) to the Association meeting. The delegate may furnish news items of the Club’s activities to Skating magazine and may encourage the writing of instructive articles of interest for this magazine.
  16. Clerical Assistance. The Board shall have authority to make, in its discretion, appropriations for clerical assistance to the Secretary and/or Treasurer.

ARTICLE IX - DUTIES OF IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT AND APPOINTED CHAIRS

  1. Past President. The immediate Past President will serve as an advisor to the President and the Board, and will perform any special assignments as designated by the President or the Board. The Past President will serve as temporary chair at the annual organization meeting of the Board.
  2. Ice Show Chair. The Ice Show Chair will be responsible for the coordination and management of the annual ice show, and will follow the guidelines as established by the Board for said show. The Ice Show Chair must attend regularly scheduled board meetings and will prepare a full written report of the procedures and outcomes of the show. (Amendment passed 1-11-11.)
  3. Membership Chair. The Membership Chair will conduct all membership registrations, maintain a current list of members and their home Club affiliations, and submit the annual membership materials and the required fees to the USFSA, and maintain up-to-date records of those members in financial arrears.
  4. Test Chair. The Test Chair will be responsible for the organization of all sanctioned tests, securing the appropriate judges and the preparation and submittal of required USFSA test reports, and overseeing trial judges in the Club. The Test Chair will be responsible for maintaining test level records of all Club members. Permission for members to take tests at other clubs would be obtained from the Test Chair or an alternate as designated by the Test Chair.
  5. Additional Chairs. At the first meeting of the Board of Directors after the annual Spring Meeting, the President shall appoint one or more Club members to the standing committees. In addition, the President may appoint other committees as needed at any time.
    1. Music Committee. This committee shall be responsible for music equipment and recordings, and shall secure, train and schedule persons to play music at all Club sessions requiring music, including exhibitions, tests, and competitions.
    2. Rules and Monitors. This committee shall enforce Club rules with proper consideration of safety, and supervise the conduct of Club members during skating sessions. The Chair may secure and schedule persons to assist in these duties.
    3. Sanctions. This committee shall receive requests for sanctions from individuals, and the Club shall act on these requests in a timely manner, and upon approval of each request, shall obtain the requested sanction from the USFSA.
    4. Publicity. This committee shall promote and publicize Club activities and the sport of figure skating.
    5. Professional Committee. This committee shall be responsible for the advertising or otherwise arranging for candidates to be Professionals of the Club, when so directed by action of the Board of Directors. They shall draft contracts or other instruments of agreement to be used by the Board with the Professionals. The members of this committee shall be identified to the Club Professionals as being responsible for the communications between the Professionals and the Board of Directors. This committee shall conduct interviews with members and Professionals to ascertain facts regarding any incident or complaint brought to the Board’s attention involving Club Professionals, and shall recommend to the Board any disciplinary or other action it deems advisable. Upon direction by action of the Board, this committee will communicate in writing any direction, instructions, disciplinary or otherwise, to be provided by the Board to the Club Professionals.
    6. Scheduling Committee. This committee shall be responsible for arranging for ice time, and scheduling the recommended use of ice time subject to approval by action of the Board of Directors.
    7. Newsletter Committee. This committee shall have responsibility for collecting Club information and news, publishing and distributing a newsletter at such time and frequency as directed by action of the Board of Directors.
    8. Basic Skills Chair. The chair shall keep records of the Basic Skills tests passed by skating members, obtain USFSA Basic Skills test badges and supervisor distribution. The chair must attend regularly scheduled board meetings. (Amendment passed 1-11-11.)

ARTICLE X - GRIEVANCE AND DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURES

  1. Termination. The Board shall have the power to terminate or suspend membership in the Club in accord with policy and procedures set for in the by-laws.
  2. Complaints. Any member or members having a complaint against another member may report the same in writing to the President of the Board. Such complaint will set forth the facts of the case, together with names of the witnesses, if any. After receiving such complaint, the Board will review said complaint at the next scheduled meeting. The complainant(s) and the members complained against will have at least seven (7) days notice of such meeting and will be heard with their witnesses. Their statements and evidence will be reduced to writing and filed with the Secretary and he/she will mail copies out to the complainant(s) and to the member(s) about whom the complaint was written. The Board may elect to take action at this or any subsequent Board meetings. The decision of the Board will be final.
  3. Notice. Any notice required by this section shall be given by any method reasonable calculated to provide actual notice, provided that in the event that any notice is given by mail, it is given by first class or certified mail to the last known address of the involved member of the Club, according to Club records.

ARTICLE XI - DUES, FEES AND ASSESSMENTS

  1. Membership Dues. The assessment of all members will be determined by majority action of the Board before each skating season and may be for different amounts between classes of membership and skating levels. Dues shall be payable at the time of application or the beginning of the skating season, as the case may be, unless the Board extends the time of payment or provides for installments.
  2. Assessments. The Board by majority vote shall have the authority to assess the members for other charges as deemed necessary by the Board after providing notice of assessment to the members.
  3. Arrears for Dues, Assessments or Other Fees. Any member in arrears for dues, assessments or other indebtedness to the Club will be notified by mail by the Membership Chair or President at his/her last known address. If the amount owed is not paid in full within thirty (30) days thereafter, the name of the delinquent will be reported by the Membership Chair to the Board at its next meeting. The Board will drop from the Membership Rolls any such delinquent member. Any member dropped from the rolls for nonpayment of dues, fees or other indebtedness, may, upon full payment and at the discretion of the Board, be reinstated to full membership. The Membership Chair, subject to the approval of the Board, may provide written consent for a specified extension to pay dues, assessments or other indebtedness.
  4. Consequences - Arrears of Dues and Other Fees. No member in arrears for dues and other fees or indebtedness will be eligible to hold office, or entitled to vote, or to enter any USFSA sanctioned competition, USFSA test session, or to skate during Club sessions.
  5. Visiting Skaters.
    1. All out-of-town skaters who are members in good standing of their home club and of the USFSA may be admitted to a maximum of three (3) separate occasions per season at the discretion of the Board, for a fee to be determined by the Board. Any other guest privileges will be at the discretion of the Board.
    2. Responsibility for guests. Members will be responsible for the conduct and indebtedness of all guests utilizing Club facilities.
  6. Non-Refund Clause. Club dues, ice fees, USFSA dues and other amounts deposited will not be refunded except under extenuating circumstances. Written application for refunds may be made to the Board. Requests for refunds will be considered and acted upon by the Board.

ARTICLE XII - FISCAL YEAR

  1. The fiscal year will begin on June 1st of each year and end on May 31st of the following year.(Amendment passed 08/13/2013.)

ARTICLE XIII - AMENDMENT TO THESE BY-LAWS

  1. These by-laws will be amended by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of all voting members of the Club present at any regularly constituted Club meeting. Written notice of the proposed amendments to the by-laws shall be provided by mail or email to all members at least thirty (30) days prior to the date at which the by-law amendments will be voted on. Amendments to the by-laws may be made at the meeting during which the revisions are acted upon, provided they do not alter the substance or intent of the revision. This provision must be announced in the notice of the proposed revisions to members. (This amendment was approved on 4/21/98.) (Amendment passed 1-11-11.)

ARTICLE XIV - INDEMNIFICATION OF DIRECTOR OR OFFICER

  1. If a director or officer of the corporation is made a party to any civil or criminal action or proceeding in any matter arising from the performance by such director or officer of his or her duties for or on behalf of the corporation, then, to the full extent permitted by law, the corporation, upon affirmative vote of the Board of Directors, a quorum of directors being present at the time of the vote who are not parties to the action or proceeding, shall:
    1. Advance to such director or officer all sums found by the Board, so voting, to be necessary and appropriate to enable the director or officer to conduct his or her defense, or appeal, in the action or proceeding; and
    2. Indemnify such director or officer for all sums paid by him or her in the way of judgments, fines, amounts paid in settlement, and reasonable expenses, including attorneys’ fees actually and necessarily incurred, in connection with the action or proceeding, or appeal therein, subject to the proper application of credit for any sums advanced to the director or officer pursuant to clause (1) of this paragraph. (This amendment was passed in 1998.)

ARTICLE XV - INTERN MEMBERSHIP STATUS

  1. Any skater who has been in the intern program and who turns 18 during the skating season, may become a Professional in the Club and retain membership status, excluding voting rights, until the end of said skating season. (This amendment was passed on 11/13/01.)

ARTICLE XVI - RULES OF ORDER

  1. All questions upon which a practice will be determined in accordance with Robert’s Rules of Order.

ARTICLE XVII - DISSOLUTION

  1. In the event of dissolution, all the remaining assets and property of the corporation shall after the payment of necessary expenses thereof be distributed to such organizations as shall qualify under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, as amended, or, to another organization to be used in such manner as in the judgment of a Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York will best accomplish the general purposes for which this corporation was formed. (Amendment was passed 08/13/2013.)

ARTICLE XVIII – BY-LAW PROVISION

  1. In the event that any matter affecting the club is not provided for in these by-laws, the board shall act in accordance with the USFS By-Laws as applicable. (Amendment passed 11-10-09.)