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            Section 1.1  Name:  The name of this organization shall be REPUBLICANS OF RIVER CITY, hereafter referred to a “RRC”.

            Section 1.2  Jurisdiction:  The jurisdiction of RRC will focus on, but not be limited to those concerns and issues that impact the greater Sacramento community.


            Section 2.1  Power:  The power of RRC shall be to direct, manage, supervise, and control its business and funds to carry out its objectives.


Section 3.1  Objectives:  The purposes and objectives of this organization are:

(a)     To inform, educate, and persuade all citizens to register and vote, and to support the policies and candidates of the Republican Party.

(b)    To participate in the development and implementation of the objectives as listed in the CCR bylaws ARTICLE III, Section 3.1 (a) – (i).


             Section 4.1  Members:  RRC shall consist of members who have been approved and accepted by the Board of Directors in the manner provided in the Bylaws of RRC and who continue to comply with the Bylaws of RRC and the CCR as adopted and amended.

             Section 4.2  Classes:  The classification of memberships in this organization shall be regular, associate and honorary.

(a)    Regular members of RRC shall be those American citizens who are registered with the Republican Party and approved by the Board of Directors.  Regular members pay dues and vote.

(b)    Associate members are non-voting members who are ineligible to register and vote in elections (students, immigrants), and are designated by the Board of Directors.  Associate members pay dues set by the Board of Directors.

(c)    Honory members are elected to honary membership in RRC by the Board of Directors.  Honorary members do not vote or pay dues.

Section 4.3  Termination of Membership:

(a)    If membership dues remain unpaid for a period of sixty (60) days after written notice by the Secretary, such membership will ipso facto terminate, and such member will cease to be in good standing.

(b)    Membership may be terminated by the Board of Directors’ action in accordance with Roberts Rules of Order.

(c)    Membership may also be terminated if a member affiliates with or registers as a member of another party.


            Section 5.1  Officers and Directors:  Officers and Directors shall be elected by plurality vote of regular members at the duly called election meeting pursuant to Section 5.4.  The immediate Past President shall be a member of the Board of Directors in the following term.

             Section 5.2  Board Composition:  The Board shall consist of a President, two Vice-Presidents, two Secretaries, a Treasurer, the immediate Past President, and ten Directors.  A non-voting Parliamentarian shall be appointed by the President with Board approval.

             Section 5.3  Qualifications:  A candidate for Board member shall have been a regular member in good standing for at least one year prior to being nominated.  A member’s date of membership for the purpose of calculating a year shall be the date of approval by the Board of directors, not the date of submission of a check or application.  A candidate for an Officer position shall have served on the Board of Directors for at least one (1) year prior to being nominated.

             Section 5.4  Term of Office:  Officers and Board members shall be elected for a term of two years beginning in January of the odd calendar year.  Elected Officers and Board members shall serve no more than two consecutive terms in the same office.

             Section 5.5  Powers and Duties:  The Board of Directors and each of the officers shall have the following powers and duties:

        (a)    President

·        Official spokesperson for the organization.

·        Presides at all meetings of the Board of Directors as well as general membership meetings.

·        Ensures that the Bylaws of RRC and CCR are diligently enforced.

·        Has full poser to appoint all members of the standing, special and ad hoc committees deemed required to perform the work of RRC.

·        Has responsibility for the RRC Newsletter.

·        Perform such other duties as usually pertain to that office.

(b)    First Vice-President

·        Assist the President as pertains to all duties and activities of that office.

·        Shall succeed to and become President of RRC in the event that the office becomes vacant.

·        Perform all the duties of the President in the absence of the President.

·        Shall perform such duties as the President may request.

(c)    Second Vice-President

·        Shall chair the Membership Recruitment Committee.

·        Directs all membership drives.

·        Responsible for membership retention.

·        Shall perform such duties as the President may request.

(d)    Treasurer

·        Shall receive, collect, and deposit all money received by RRC.

·        Shall keep the usual books or records of account and report on income, disbursements and liabilities monthly.

·        Shall originate all disbursements on orders of the Board of Directors.

·        Shall perform such duties as the President may request.

·        Shall make certain that all drafts are signed by two officers, which must include the Treasurer, and one of the following:  President, First Vice-President, or Second Vice-President.

·        Shall be responsible for reporting to appropriate state and federal agencies.

·        The Treasurer shall be bonded at the expense of RRC if requested by the Board of Directors.

·        Shall provide a full and accurate accounting at the end of his term or when leaving office.

(e)    Secretary (Recording)

·        Shall keep minutes of all meetings.

·        Shall provide notice of all meetings.

·        Shall perform such duties and correspondence as the President may request.

(f)     Secretary (Membership)

·        Shall chair the Membership Approval Committee

·        Shall keep a record of all members’ names, addresses, phone numbers and membership dates.

·        Shall perform such other duties as the President may require.

(g)    The Board of Directors

·        Shall have the power to solicit and receive contributions from members of the general public under the direction and supervision of the Officers for the purposes of RRC and the activities it sponsors.

·        Shall not solicit funds for the Stare or County Central Committees, or for use by The Republican Party, without first securing consent of the appropriate party officials in the manner provided by the Election Code of California.

·        Shall be vested with the power and the duty of transacting all the business of RRC.

·        Shall be responsible for carrying out the purposes and objectives of RRC.

·        Shall be responsible for protecting the RRC membership mailing list from use by any other organization without a 2/3-majority approval of the Board.

(h)    Executive Committee

·        Shall consist of President, First Vice-President, Second Vice-President, Treasurer, Recording Secretary, Membership Secretary, and Immediate Past President.

·        Shall set time and place of all meetings.

·        Shall be responsible for the implementation of the day to day business between meetings of the Board of Directors. 

Section 5.6  Public Service:  No officer shall hold any partisan or non-partisan remunerative elective public office at the city, county, state or federal levels. 

Section 5.7  Vacancies:  A vacancy occurring between elections shall be filled by a vote of the Board of Directors pursuant to Article V. Section 3 “Qualifications:  A candidate for Board Member shall have been a regular member in good standing for at least one year prior to being nominated.  A candidate for an Officer position shall have served on the Board of Directors for at least one year prior to being nominated” following an announcement of the vacancy at a general meeting and/or notification of it in the newsletter.

(a)    A vacancy shall be deemed to have occurred when a Board Member misses three meetings without an excuse, or

(b)    When A Board Member refuses or consistently fails to carry out assigned duties.

(c)    Vacancies also occur by resignation of a Board Member or when one is incapacitated due to illness or injury. 

Section 5.8  due Process:  The Board of Directors of RRC shall investigate all charges listed in Section 5.7 paragraphs (a) and (b).  If the Board determines an allegation to be true, the President shall immediately notify the accused of the charges and the rights of the accused to a hearing at the next regularly scheduled meeting of the RRC Board.  The RRC Board will conduct the hearing and, if it determines that the charges are not well founded, the matter will be dropped.  If the Board determines the charges to have merit, it shall report a resolution to the membership with its recommendation that the offending member be terminated following the right of the offending member to be heard.  A two-thirds (2/3) vote of the members at a regular or special meeting following at least five (5) days written notice of such meeting shall be final as to the disposition of the case. 


             Section 6.1  Appointments:  All members of committees shall hold office at the pleasure of the President with the approval of the Board of Directors. 

            Section 6.2  Standing Committees:  The Standing Committees shall be:

                               Voter Registration/Election Committee
                                                Ways and Means 

            Section 6.3  Nominating Committee:  A Nominating Committee shall be appointed by the President with the approval of the Board of Directors not less than sixty (60) days before the election meeting in January of odd calendar years.  The Nominating Committee shall prepare a slate of Officers and Board Members to be presented to the Board of Directors at the November Board meeting for the purpose of written notice to the general membership prior to the general membership meeting in November.  The slate shall be presented to the general membership at the November General Meeting.  At this time nominations may be taken from the floor. 

            Section 6.4  Duties and Responsibilities of Committee:  The Statements of Duties and Responsibilities of Committees shall be maintained in the RRC Administrative Procedures Handbook.



            Section 7.1  Board of Directors:  The Board of Directors shall meet at least once each month at a time and place designated by the Executive committee.  A quorum shall consist of at lease seven (7) members. 

            Section 7.2 Regular Meetings:  General Membership meetings shall be held on a monthly basis at a time and place designated by the Executive Committee.

             Section 7.3  Election Meetings:  The General Membership Meeting of January in the odd calendar year shall be an election meeting at a time and place designated by the Executive Committee for the purpose of electing Officers and Board Members.

             Section 7.4  Special Meetings:  Special Meetings may be called by the President or by at least five members of the Board of Directors at a time and place designated by the Executive Committee.

             Section 7.5  Executive Meetings:  Executive meetings shall be called by the President.  A quorum for Executive Committee meetings is four members. 


             Section 8.1:  Members in good standing are only those members who have been accepted by the membership committee and approved by the Board of Directors, and are current in their dues.  A member’s date of membership is the date of his/her approval by the Board, not the date of receipt of application or deposit of check. 


            Section 9.1:  Only Regular members in good standing may be allowed to vote. 


            Section 10.1:  The rules contained in the current edition of ROBERTS’ RULES OF ORDER, newly revised, shall govern this association in all cases to which they are applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with these bylaws. 


            Section 11.1:  These Bylaws may be amended at any regular meeting of the association by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of those present, provided that the amendment has been submitted in writing at the previous regular meeting. 


            Section 12.1:  The following is a suggested model for the agenda and order of business for meetings of the Board of Directors and regular meetings: 

                                    Pledge of Allegiance
                                    Reading and Approval of Minutes
                                    Committee Reports
                                    Unfinished Business
                                    New Business