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					  ANTIQUE AUTOMOBILE CLUB OF AMERICA
                             By-Laws

                    Article I- Name & Purpose
Section 1. This Region shall be known as the Golden Triangle
           Southeast Texas Region of the Antique Automobile
           Club of America. The principal office for the trans-
           action of the business of the Golden Triangle South-
           east Texas Region of the A.A.C.A. is hereby fixed
           and located in the Beaumont, Port Arthur, Orange
           area, State of Texas. This shall be known as the
           governing club of the Golden Triangle Southeast
           Texas Region of A.A.C.A.

Section 2. The purpose of this Region shall be to supplement
           the activities of the Antique Automobile Club of
           America and to provide mutual enjoyment for
           members.

                  Article II-Executive Board
Section 1. The Executive Board shall consist of President,
           Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and elected Editor
           And 2 Directors. There shall be one additional
           Directors for every ten members over fifty.

Section 2. Any activity or club function involving or pertaining
           to the club must be approved by the Board of Directors
           or through membership vote.

                       Article III Officers

Section 1. The elected officers of the Region shall be a Region
           President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer (which
           may be one or two officers as desired). Said Officers
           shall hold office for one year from the date of election
           or until their successors are duly elected and qualified.

                 Article IIII- Duties of Officers

Section 1. President- The Region President shall preside at all
           meetings of the Region members and of the Executive
           Board. In his absence the Vice President shall preside.
           If both President and Vice President shall be absent, the
           Board may appoint a temporary President to officiate. The
           President shall appoint all committee chairmen, one of
           Whom shall be a news correspondent to Regional and
            National publications. He shall have power to decide all
            questions of equal division and have all powers and duties
            usually vested the President of an organization.

Section 2. The Vice- President shall perform the duties of the President
            in his absence.
Section 3. Secretary The Secretary shall handle all official correspon-
           dence of the Region and shall keep minutes of all meetings
           of the members and Executive Board. He shall perform
           such other duties as may be prescribed by the Executive
           Board and those that pertain to the office.
Section 4. Treasurer shall keep an accurate record of all money
           collected and all expenditures. He shall furnish a financial
           statement of the club at each meeting. All bills pertaining
           to the club shall be paid only by the approval of the
           Board of Directors.
Section 5. Vacancies for any cause shall be filled by a vote of the
           members present at the next regular meeting of the club and
           said officer shall serve the un-expired term.
Section 6. An Editor of the club’s newsletter shall be appointed by the
           Board of Directors from time to time as shall be required.
           he shall publish a monthly newsletter which shall include
           notice of meetings.
Section 7. An elected officer may succeed oneself for the same office
           For one term if no replacement is available for that position.

                         Article V- Members
Section 1. Members in good standing of the Antique Automobile
           Club of America may become members of this Region.
Section 2. Application for membership must be in writing, filed with
           the secretary with evidence of membership in National
           A.A.C.A.
Section 3. Membership in this club becomes effective upon majority
           approval of the Board of Directors.
Section 4. The Board of Directors shall have summary power to
            suspend or expel and terminate the membership of any
            member for conduct which is in its opinion disturbing
            to the order, dignity, business or harmony, or impairs
            the good name, popularity, good will or is likely to en-
            danger the welfare, interest or character of the organiza-
            tion or for any conduct in violation of these By-Laws
            or the rules amended from time to time. Such action by
            the Board of Directors through membership.
Section 5. Upon the resignation or expulsion of a member, his rights
            and privileges as a member of the club shall cease.
Section 6. To qualify for voting privileges at the annual election of
        Officers, a voter must have been a member in good standing
         for a period of three months prior to such an election. Each
         eligible voter shall be entitled to one vote.
        (A) The Secretary shall publish and publicly announce a list
              of those members eligible to vote prior to election
               proceedings.
        (B) Any challenge by a member concerning his eligibility or
              the ineligibility of another member must be presented
               immediately following the announcement of those
              qualified and the Board of Directors shall have the
              summary power to settle all dispute immediately.
        (C) The use of proxies at any membership meeting or Board
              of Directors meeting is prohibited and the voting at any
              such meeting shall be only by those present.

                                 Article VI By-Laws
Section 1 (A) The By-Laws will be opened for reviewing during the
              September meeting.
          (B) A change or addition in the By-Laws other than at the
               September meeting may be made by petition of one-third
               of the membership, said petition to be presented to the
               secretary of the club. If said petition is in order, it will
               be voted on at the following regular meeting. Approval
               of the petition will be by a simple majority vote of those
               members present and voting. If the petition is not
               approved, the petition may not be resubmitted for the
               remainder of the calendar year.
          (C) Any amendment to the By-Laws approved by the
              membership shall become effective immediately.
          (C) Any elected or appointed officer may be removed, and
               any decision or ruling made by the officers of this club
               may be reversed, by a majority vote of the membership
               present and voting at a regularly scheduled meeting.
Section 8. All persons or corporations extending credit to or having
           any claim against the Golden Triangle Southeast Texas
           Region A.A.C.A. shall look only to the funds of the club
           for any contract claim or debt, judgment, damage, decree or
           of any money that may become due or payable to them
           from this club. Neither members, Board of Directors nor
           officers shall be personally liable for any debt incurred by
           the Golden Triangle Southeast Texas Region of the
           Antique Automobile Club of America.
Section 9. A) The annual dues will be payable on or before the first of
                January. Names of persons whose dues are received
                after January 1, will not be listed in the membership
                roster.
            B) The amount of dues payable to the Regional Treasurer
               shall be fixed by the Executive Board from time to time
                at its discretion. All payments of dues shall be made to
                the Regional Treasurer either in person or by mail.
            C) Any member whose Regional dues are more than 60
                Days in arrears shall be dropped from the Regional roll.
            E) The annual dues of the club shall be $16.00 for a single
                 person and $20.00 for a married couple and children
                 up to age 18. Children then have to apply for their own
                 membership in the club.
Section 10 (A) A regular meeting of this club shall be at 7:30 p.m. on
                  the fourth Tuesday of each month.
            (B) The Board of Directors shall meet at least once a
                 calendar quarter.
Section 11. Where in these By-Laws the masculine gender is used it
              Shall be deemed to include the feminine gender.

       Article VII Amendments or Additions to By-Laws
Section 1. No amendments shall be made that nullify or alter any
           Part of the National Constitution or By-Laws.
Section 2. Other amendments may be made from time to time by a
           Majority vote of the Region members in good standing
           upon at least two weeks written notice to all Region
           members stating the proposed changes.

          Article VIII- Region Requirements By AACA
Section 1. The members of any Region shall not, as a group, use the
           name Of the Antique Automobile Club of America in
           connection with a commercial or charitable project.
Section 2. A Region or its Chapters shall not hold any activity in
            conflict with a National Event of the Antique Auto-
            mobile Club.
Section 3. Announcements of Region activities must be sent to the
             National Vice President in charge of Activities.
Section 4. The names and addresses of all Region officers and
            Members must be sent to the National Secretary-
             Treasurer each year immediately after local elections.
Section 5. The Antique Automobile Club of America is a non-profit
            organization; the members thereof shall not be entitled to
            any individual or collective interest, participation, share
            right and/ or property right in and to the assets of the club
            or Region; but such assets pecuniary profits, stock
            dividends or payments of like manner shall ever be
            declared or paid to the members of this Club or Regions
            thereof.

				
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