ANTIQUE AUTOMOBILE CLUB OF AMERICA
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
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
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
(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
(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
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
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-
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