CENTRAL FLORIDA TRAIL RIDERS, INC.

 

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CHAPTER 1: CONSTITUTION

 

Article 1:     This organization shall be known as “Central Florida Trail Riders, Inc.”

Article 2:     Members shall be riders of motorcycles, either dirt or street, and/or enthusiasts who participate in or have an interest in motorcycle events. Only members in good standing shall be entitled to vote in the organization’s affairs. Family members shall be entitled to a vote provided they are in good standing.

Article 3:     The elected officers of the organization (the Executive Board) shall be:

President

Vice-President

Secretary

Treasurer

Competition Director

Article 4:     The duties of the President shall be:

  1. a.To preside at all organizational meetings.
  2. b.To have general supervision over the affairs of the organization.
  3. c.To appoint any person or committee not otherwise covered by the Constitution of the organization.
  4. d.To personally represent the organization on proper occasions and business contracts.
  5. e.To assist all other officers in their responsibilities and duties.

Article 5:     The duties of the Vice-President shall be:

  1. a.To perform all the duties of the President in his/her absence.
  2. b.To coordinate the efforts of all the committees created by the organization.

Article 6:     The duties of the Secretary shall be:

  1. a.To act as membership committee chairperson.
  2. b.To keep records of the meetings and mail to those not present.
  3. c.To handle organization correspondence.
  4. d.To perform other duties as generally fall to that office.

Article 7:     The duties of the Treasurer shall be:

  1. a.To collect all monies due the organization.
  2. b.To make all payments when so ordered by the organization.
  3. c.To keep written records of all money matters.
  4. d.To make a statement of funds when so called upon.

 

Article 8:     The duties of the Competition Director shall be:

  1. a.To have charge of planning all club riding events and activities and to supervise the club competition at all sanctioned events.
  2. b.To keep records on the club competition points system as listed under Article 8 of the By-Laws.

Article 9:     The duties of the Executive Board shall be:

  1. a.To appoint committee chairpersons and rider representatives.
  2. b.To act as a governing body for this organization on all routine and emergency matters not otherwise covered by the Constitution or By-Laws.

Article 10:   Election of officers shall be:

  1. a.Nominations of officers shall be taken during the May meeting of each calendar year.
  2. b.Elections of officers shall be conducted during the June meeting of each calendar year.
  3. c.New officers will take change at the end of the June meeting of each calendar year.
  4. d.Impeachment can only be accomplished by a two-thirds (2/3) secret ballot vote of the members in good standing present at any meeting and may be called for in writing by any members(s) in good standing.

Article 11:  Roberts Rules of Order shall govern all meetings.

Article 12:   An official business meeting will require a quorum of 51% of all members in good standing

to be present.

Article 13:   Proposed amendments to this Constitution shall be submitted in writing to the President and will require a two-thirds (2/3) vote of all members in good standing present to pass.



CENTRAL FLORIDA TRAIL RIDERS, INC.

 

CHAPTER 2: BY-LAWS

Article 1:     These By-laws shall be for the organization known as “Central Florida Trail Riders, Inc.”

Article 2:     The order of business at each meeting shall be:

  1. 1.Roll call
  2. 2.Reading and approving last meeting’s minutes
  3. 3.Introduction of guests
  4. 4.Reports by officers and committee chairpersons
  5. 5.Complete old business
  6. 6.New business
  7. 7.General discussion
  8. 8.Adjournment by motion, second and majority vote

Article 3:     A member may be expelled for conduct unbecoming a member of the organization as follows:

  1. 1.Charges filed in writing with the elected officers and four out of the five officers must agree with expulsion prior to bringing the case before the membership.
  2. 2.If the case is brought before the membership, a two-thirds (2/3) vote by secret ballot of all members in good standing present will be required to complete the expulsion.

Article 4:     Organizational dues:

  1. 1.Yearly dues shall be $10.00, prorated as follows:

July – December: $10.00 per household

January – June: $5.00 per household

  1. 2.Special donation request will require a two-thirds (2/3) vote of all members in good standing present to pass.

Article 5:     To be a member in good standing, the following criterion must be met:

  1. 1.All monies owed to the organization must be paid.
  2. 2.Attend seven (7) of the twelve (12) regularly scheduled CFTR meetings during the competition year.
  3. 3.Each member will be expected to work the events promoted by the organization. If a member wishes to ride an event, a written request stating the reasons will be submitted and read to the membership. It will require a two-thirds (2/3) vote of all members in good standing present to approve the work exclusion.

Article 6:     The regular organizational meetings will be held on the second (2nd) Tuesday of each month at 7:30 PM at a location agreed upon by the membership.


Article 7:     Any organizational requirement not covered by the Constitution or the By-laws shall be presented as an amendment and if deemed necessary will require a two-thirds (2/3) vote of all members in good standing present to pass. It will then be recorded in the minutes of that meeting and be attached to the Constitution/By-laws as passed.

Article 8:     Points system for the club competition shall be:

  1. 1.Points will be awarded for FTR sanctioned Hare Scrambles and Enduro events only.
  2. 2.Scoring shall be figured on 100% of above state events and shall be scored as follows:

(1)        Enter and start an event                                              1 points

(2)        Finish an event                                                            4 points

(3)      Finishing position in class:   1st                               20 points

2nd                               19 points

   and so on down to 20th                                1 points

                                                            Total of 1, 2, and 3 above will be the score for each event.

  1. 3.Members must be in good standing at the time of the event to receive points
  2. 4.Members working a CFTR event will receive 10 bonus points per day up to a maximum of 30 points. Members working other FTR events will receive 5 bonus points. Members who compete in CFTR events forfeit any bonus points for working.
  3. 5.In case of a tie at season’s end, that person who has competed in the most events will be awarded the higher position. If still tied the higher position will go to both members.
  4. 6.Awards will be as follows:

First overall (total of all events)                      Award 1st place only

Enduro series                                                  Award 1st, 2nd & 3rd place

Saturday Hare Scrambles series                      Award 1st, 2nd & 3rd place

Sunday Hare Scrambles series                        Award 1st, 2nd & 3rd place

  1. 7.Awards will be as deemed appropriate by the Executive Board.

Article 9:     Each member in good standing may invite a guest to any club event. If the same guest attends more than one event, he/she will be expected to become a member.

Article 10:   At each club meeting a drawing will be held by the Competition Director for each previous month’s FTR sanctioned events. The names of the riders who enter and start the event will be drawn from. The amount of the highest pre-entry will be awarded.

Article 11:   Club officers will be current members of the American Motorcyclist Association. Officer’s memberships shall be paid by the club during the officer’s term of service.

Article 12:   Proposed amendments to the By-laws shall be published in the minutes and will require a two-thirds (2/3) vote of members in good standing present. Amendments shall be voted on at the next regular meeting or as specified in the minutes.

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