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									                                  AMENDED BY-LAWS

                                             OF

          NEBRASKA TRUCK AND TRACTOR PULLERS ASSOCIATION

                                    I. ORGANIZATION

       (a)      The name of this organization shall be “Nebraska Truck and Tractor

Pullers Association”.

       (b)      The Non-Profit Corporation is organized upon a non-stock basis, and is to

be financed under the following general plan; by contributions, by gift, grant, devise, or

bequest to it, in trust or otherwise, for any one or more of the purposes stated in the

Articles of Incorporation of these bylaws. No part of the net earnings shall inure to the

benefit of any member and no part of the activities of the corporation shall be carrying on

propaganda or otherwise attempting to influence legislation in excess of the limits set by

federal law or regulations promulgated thereunder. No part of earnings or donations shall

go to any individual or director except as compensation to further the organizational

purpose or unless given to that individual or group for one purpose set out in II. below.

                                       II. PURPOSES

        (a)     That the purpose of said organization is the organization and presentation

   of tractor and truck pulling competitions throughout the state of Nebraska and other

 locations within the United States of America for the benefit of its members as well as

              any other purpose allowed by Internal Revenue Code 501(C)(3).




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                                     III. MEMBERSHIP

        Any person over the age of sixteen (16) years old and who pays the annual

membership dues, which are determined by the organization at its annual rules meeting,

shall be eligible to become a member. The Board of Directors shall have the power to

refuse to allow any person to become a member if it deems that said membership would

not be in the best interest of the association.

                                       IV. MEETINGS

        (a)     The annual meeting of members of this organization shall be held at a date

and time set by the Board of Directors within a reasonable time of the end of the pulling

season. The Secretary shall cause to be mailed to every member in good standing as

his/her address as it appears in the membership roll book of this organization a notice

telling the time and place of such annual meeting.

        (b)     Regular meetings of this organization shall be held at a location within the

state of Nebraska as determined by the Board of Directors.

        (c)     The presence of not less than fifty-one percent (51%) of its members shall

constitute a quorum and shall be necessary to conduct the business of this organization;

but a lesser number may adjourn the meeting for a period of not more than two (2) weeks

from the date scheduled by these by-laws and the secretary shall cause a notice of this

scheduled meeting to be sent to all those members who were not present at the meeting

originally called. A quorum as herebefore set forth shall be required at any adjourned

meeting.

        (d)     Special meetings of this organization may be called by the president when

he deems it for the best interest of the organization. Notices of such meeting shall be




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mailed to all members at their addresses as they appear in the membership roll book at

least ten (10) days but not more than thirty (30) day before the scheduled date set for such

special meeting. Such notice shall state the reasons that such meeting has been called, the

business to be transacted as such meeting and by whom called.

       (e)      At the request of a majority of the Board of Directors, the president shall

cause a special meeting to be called but such request must be made in writing at least ten

(10) days before the requested scheduled date.

       (f)      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.

                                        V. VOTING

       (a)      At all meetings except for the election of Officers and Directors, all votes

shall be viva voice, except for election of officers, ballots shall be provided and there

shall not appear an place on such ballot any mark or marking that might tend to indicate

the person who cash such ballot. The membership can choose to allow a viva voice vote

on election of officers if there is only one (1) person nominated for said position.

       (b)      At any regular of special meeting if a majority so requires any question

may be voted upon in the manner and style provided for the election of officers and

directors. That no proxy votes will be allowed and any member must be physically

present to vote on any item at a membership meeting.

       (c)      At all votes by ballot the chairman of such meeting shall be responsible

for the proper collection and counting of the ballots.

                                VI. ORDER OF BUSINESS

1 - Roll Call




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2 - Reading of the Minutes of the Proceeding Meeting

3 - Reports of Committees

4 - Reports of Officers

5 - Old and Unfinished Business

6 - New Business

7 - Adjournments

                              VII. BOARD OF DIRECTORS

       (a)     The Board of Directors shall have the control and management of the

affairs and business of this organization. Such Board of Directors shall only act in the

name of the organization when it shall be regularly or specially convened by its chairman

after due notice to all the directors of such meeting.

       (b)     That the Board of Directors and officers shall be elected by a vote of the

members and said election shall take place at the annual meeting of the organization. The

organization shall have four (4) Board of Directors, who shall also be the officers of the

organization and each shall serve for a one (1) year term. That any Board of Director or

officer duly elected shall continue to serve until their replacement is elected at the next

annual meeting. That there shall be on said board no more than one (1) director per

immediate family at any given time.

       (c)     That any officer or director is subject to removal for cause by a majority

vote of a quorum of members at a special meeting called pursuant to these bylaws.

       (d)     That previous years of officers and Board of Directors are responsible for

making sure that the new Board of Directors and officers file all necessary tax and other

documents regarding business during the previous last fiscal year.




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       (e)     Three of the members of the Board of Directors shall constitute a quorum

and the meeting of the Board of Directors shall be held at a time and location as

determined by the Board of Directors.

       (f)     Each director shall have one vote and such voting may not be done by

proxy. That all motions shall require at least a majority of vote of the board of directors

present at the meeting unless a larger vote is required by the articles of incorporation or

these bylaws. A director or officer must be physically present to count for the quorum

and to vote on any item of business.

       (g)     The Board of Directors may make such rules and regulations covering its

meeting as it may in its discretion determine necessary.

       (h)     Vacancies in the Board of Directors by death, resignation or removal from

the Nebraska Truck and Tractor Pullers Association, shall be filled for the unexpired term

by a majority vote of the remaining Board of Directors.

       (i)     The President of the organization by virtue of his office shall be Chairman

of the Board of Directors.

                                       VIII. OFFICERS

       (a)     The officers of the organization shall be as follows:

       President

       Vice-President

       Secretary

       Treasurer

       (b)     That all officers shall be members of the Board of Directors

       (c)     The president shall preside at all Board meetings.




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       He shall by virtue of his office be Chairman of the Board of Directors.

       He shall appoint all committees, temporary or permanent.

       He shall see all books, reports and certificates as required by law are properly

kept and filed.

       He shall be one of the officers who may sign the checks or drafts of the

organization.

       He shall have such powers as may be reasonably construed as belonging to the

chief executive of any organization.

       (d)        The Vice President shall in the event of the absence or inability of the

President to exercise his office become acting president of the organization with all the

rights, privileges and powers as if he had been the duly elected president.

       (e)        The Secretary shall keep minutes and records of the organizations in

appropriate books.

       It shall be his duty to file any certificates required by any statute, federal, or state.

       He shall give and serve all notices to members of this organization.

       He may be one of the officers required to sign the checks and drafts of the

organization.

       He shall present to the membership at any meetings any communications

addressed to him as Secretary of the organization.

       He shall attend to all correspondence of the organization and shall exercise all

duties incident to the office of Secretary.

       (f)        The Treasurer shall have the care and custody of all monies belonging to

the organization and shall be solely responsible for such monies or securities of the




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organization except for funds who a trustee or investor is taking care of as provided in

these bylaws. He shall cause all sums received by the organization to be deposited as

directed by a majority of the Board of Directors.

       He must be one of the officers who shall sign checks of drafts of the organization.

       That all checks or drafts of the organization written in excess of $500.00 shall be

signed by the Treasurer and at least one other officer. That all checks or drafts of the

organization under $500.00 can be signed by the Treasurer or one officer only. No special

fund may be set aside that shall make it unnecessary for the Treasurer to sign the checks

issued upon it. The Treasurer will not be required to be bonded unless required by law or

unless required by a majority of the Board of Directors at which time he shall be bonded

for an amount equal or more than the amount of funds in his control.

       He shall render at stated periods as Board of Directors shall determine a written

account of the finances of the organization and such report shall be physically affixed to

the minutes of the Board of Directors of such meeting.

       He shall exercise all duties incident to the Office of Treasurer.

                               IX. FINANCIAL MATTERS

       (a)     That the president is authorized to enter into any contract of execute and

deliver any instrument in the name and on behalf of the association and may designate

other officers to sign any contract or instruments. That the signing of checks and drafts

shall be as provided elsewhere in these by-laws.

       (b)     The Board of Directors shall have all of the financial records of the

association reviewed or audited by a CPA or other person agreed to by the Board of

Directors each fiscal year. That said review shall take place no later than March 1st of the




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following year. That all cash transactions of this organization shall be handled by giving

the member or other individual a receipt and having a copy of said receipt kept for said

organization.

                                      X. MEETINGS

       (a)      The annual meeting of the Board of Directors shall be determined by the

Board of Directors. The Secretary shall cause to be mailed a notice to all members of the

Board of Directors a notice telling the time and place of such annual meeting.

       (b)      That all annual, regular and special meetings shall be held at a location

within the state of Nebraska determined by the Board of Directors.

       (c)      The presence of not less than three (3) members of the Board of Directors

shall constitute a quorum and shall be necessary to conduct the business of this

organization; but a lesser number may adjourn the meeting for a period of not more than

two weeks from the date scheduled for the By-laws and the secretary shall cause a notice

of this scheduled meeting to be mailed to all member of the Board of Directors not

present at the meeting originally called. A quorum as heretofore set forth shall be

required at any adjourned meeting.

       (d)      Special meetings of the Board of Directors of this organization may be

called by the president when he deems it for the best interest of the organization. Notice

of such meetings shall be mailed to all members of the board of directors a least ten (10)

but no more than thirty (30) days before the scheduled date set for such special meeting.

Such notice shall state the reasons that such meeting has been called, the business to be

transacted at such meeting and by whom called.

       (e)      At the request of three (3) members of the Board of Directors, the




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president shall cause a special meeting to be called but such requests must be made in

writing at least fourteen (14) days before the requested scheduled date.

        (f)    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.

        (g)    That any or all Board of Directors shall have the power to waive the right

to notice of said hearing as well as the time requirement relating to the mailing of the

notices as long as he/she does so in writing.

                                       XI. VOTING

        (a)    At all Board of Director meetings all votes shall be viva voice, except that

for election of officers ballots shall be provided by ballot and there shall not appear any

place on such ballot any mark of marking that might tend to indicate the person who cast

such ballot.

        (b)    At any regular or special meeting if a majority so requires any question

may me voted upon in the manner and style provided for the election of officers and

directors.

        (c)    At all votes by ballot the president of such meeting shall be responsible for

the proper collection and counting of the ballots.

                                      XII. SALARIES

        The board of Directors shall hire and fix the compensation of any and all

employees which they in their discretion may determine to be necessary in the conduct of

the business of the organization. A member, board of director of officer cannot receive

compensation for being a member, board of directors or officer except that he can be

reimbursed for expenses incurred. A member, board of director or officer can receive




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compensation for duties he performs as an employee of the organization.

                                  XIII. DISCRIMINATION

        This organization will no discriminate against any person or organization due to

race, religion, sex, national origin, or creed.

                                   XIV. AMENDMENTS

        These By-laws may be altered, amended, repealed or added to by an affirmative

vote of not less than a majority of the members.

                              XV. MISREPRESENTATIONS

        No individual, group, association, corporation, etc., shall advertise or represent

the association without prior written approval of the chairman of the board and the

president. In the laws written in the state the party can be subject to penalty. The

members of the association who are paid may advertise or represent with the approval of

the chairman of the board or the president.




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