As used in this constitution, unless the context otherwise clearly requires, the words in this article shall have the following meanings:
The name of this organization shall be “Rotary E-Club of 3310”. The domain name of this club shall be known as www.rotaryeclub3310.net/.
The locality of this club shall be in Rotary International District 3310. The registered address of this club is Block 346 Clementi Avenue 5 #01-10, Singapore 120346.
The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:
Section 1 – Regular Cyberspace Meetings. This club shall hold regular cyberspace meetings at www.rotaryeclub3310.net/.
Section 2 – Regular Physical Meetings. In addition, this club shall hold a regular physical meeting once each month on the date, time and venue to be decided by the board.
Section 3 – Annual Meeting. An annual meeting for the election of officers shall be held not later than 31 December as provided in the bylaws.
Section 1 – General Qualifications. This club shall be composed of adult persons of good character and good business and professional reputation.
Section 2 – Kinds. This club shall have two kinds of membership, namely, active and honorary.
Section 3 – Active Membership. A person possessing the qualifications set forth in article V, section 2 of the RI constitution may be elected to active membership in this club.
Section 4 – Transferring or Former Rotarians. A member may propose to active membership a transferring member or former member of a Rotary club.
Section 5 – Dual Membership. No person shall simultaneously hold active membership in this and another Rotary club. No person shall simultaneously be a member and an honorary member in this club.
Section 6 – Honorary Membership. Persons who have distinguished themselves in the furtherance of Rotary ideals may be elected to honorary membership in this club. The term of such membership shall be as determined by the board. Persons may hold honorary membership in more than one Rotary club. Honorary members shall be exempt from the payment of admission fees and dues, shall have no vote, and shall not be eligible to hold any office in this club.
General Provisions. Each member shall be classified in accordance with the member’s business or profession. The classification shall be that which describes the principal and recognized activity of the firm, company, or institution with which the member is connected or that which describes the member’s principal and recognized business or professional activity.
Section 1 – Regular Cyberspace Meetings. Each member is deemed to have attended this club’s regular cyberspace meeting, if the member has surfed on www.rotaryeclub3310.net/ for at least 30 minutes on each occasion, or makes up for an absence with another Rotary club 14 days before or after the meeting.
Section 2 – Regular Physical Meetings. A member should attend this club’s regular physical meetings. Each member shall be counted as having attended a regular meeting if the member is present for at least 60 percent of the meeting, or makes up for an absence with another Rotary club 14 days before or after the meeting.
Section 3 – Attendance Records. Any member who has done make-up meetings shall register such attendance records at www.rotaryeclub3310.net/.
Section 1 – Governing Body. The governing body of this club shall be the board constituted as this constitution and the bylaws may provide.
Section 2 – Authority. The board shall have general control over all officers and committees and, for good cause, may declare any office vacant.
Section 3 – Board Action Final. The decision of the board in all club matters in final, subject only to an appeal to the club. The decision of the board shall be reversed only by a majority vote of members present at a regular or special meeting called by the board, provided a quorum is present and notice of appeal has been duly given by the secretary to members at least five (5) days prior to the meeting.
Section 4 – Officers. The club officers shall be a president, a president-elect, one or more vice-presidents, a secretary, a treasurer, directors and one or more sergeants-at-arms, all of whom shall be members of the board.
Section 5 – Election of Officers.
(a) Terms of Officers other than President. Each officer shall be elected as provided in the bylaws. Except for the president, each officer shall take office on 1 July immediately following election and shall serve for the term of office or until a successor has been duly elected and qualified.
(b) Term of President. The president shall be elected as provided in the bylaws, not more than two (2) years but not less than eighteen (18) months prior to the day of taking office. The president shall serve as president-elect for the year immediately preceding the year as president. The president shall take office on 1 July and shall serve for a period of one (1) year or until a successor has been duly elected and qualified.
(c) Qualifications. Each officer and director shall be a member in good standing of this club. The president-elect shall attend the district president-elect training seminar and the district assembly unless excused by the governor-elect. Article X Admission Fees and Dues Every member shall pay an admission fee and annual dues as prescribed in the bylaws, except that any transferring or former member of a club who is accepted into membership of this club pursuant to article VI, section 4 shall not be required to pay a second admission fee.
Section 1 – Period. Membership shall continue during the existence of this club unless terminated as hereinafter provided.
Section 2 – Automatic Termination. Membership shall automatically terminate when a member no longer meets the membership qualifications. A former member may make fresh application for membership. A second admission fee shall not be required.
Section 3 – Termination – Non-payment of Dues. Any member failing to pay dues within thirty (30) days after the prescribed time shall be notified in writing by the secretary. If the dues are not paid on or before ten (10) days of the date of notification, membership may be terminated at the discretion of the board. The board may reinstate the former member to membership upon the former member’s petition and payment of all indebtedness to this club.
Section 4 – Termination – Non-attendances. (a) Regular Cyberspace Meetings. A member shall have met the minimum attendance requirements if the member has surfed on www.rotaryeclub3310.net/ for at least 30 minutes each time, on at least 50% [6 months average], in one calendar month. (b) Regular Physical Meetings. Each member must (1) attend or make up at least 60 percent of club meetings in each half of the year; (2) attend at least 30 percent of this club’s regular meetings in each half of the year.
Section 5 – Right to Appeal. Within seven (7) days after the date of the board’s decision to terminate membership, the secretary shall give written notice of the decision to the member. Within fourteen (14) days after the date of the notice, the member may give written notice to the secretary of the intention to appeal. In the event of an appeal, the board shall set a date, time and venue for the hearing of the appeal to be held within twenty-one (21) days after receipt of the notice of appeal. At least five (5) days’ written notice of the meeting and its special business shall be given to the member. The action of the club on appeal shall be final and binding on all parties.
Section 6 – Board Action Final. Board action shall be final if no appeal to this club is requested.
Section 7 – Resignation. The resignation of any member from this club shall be in writing, addressed to the president or secretary. The resignation shall be accepted by the board if the member has no indebtedness to this club.
Section 8 – Forfeiture of Property Interest. Any person whose club membership has been terminated in any manner shall forfeit all interest in any funds or other property belonging to this club.
By payment of an admission fee and dues, a member accepts the principles of Rotary as expressed in its object and submits to and agrees to comply with and be bound by the constitution and bylaws of this club, and on these conditions alone is entitled to the privileges of this club. Each member shall be subject to the terms of the constitution and bylaws.
This club shall adopt bylaws not inconsistent with the constitution and bylaws of RI, with the rules of procedure for an administrative territorial unit where established by RI, and with this constitution, embodying additional provisions for the government of this club. Such bylaws may be amended from time to time as therein provided.
Throughout this constitution, the terminology “mail”, “mailing”, and “meeting” will include utilization of electronic mail (email) and internet technology.
The constitution of this club shall be amended at any regular or special meeting, a quorum being present by the affirmative vote of the majority of members present and voting, provided that notice of such proposed amendment shall have been duly given to members at least ten (10) days before such meeting.
END OF CONSTITUTION
23 January 2004