The name of this organization shall be the Sonoran Desert Mountain Bicyclists (SDMB).
The SDMB is a 501c3 Non-Profit mountain bike trail advocacy organization. SDMB is devoted to promoting the sport of mountain bicycling, protecting our access to trails for riders of all levels and styles, and to maintaining mountain bicycling opportunities that are environmentally and socially responsible. SDMB views mountain biking as a sport that helps promote good health and fitness through low impact and sustainable outdoor activity.
SDMB is dedicated to promoting, protecting and enhancing mountain bicycling opportunities through:
SDMB shall be comprised of no fewer than seven (7) members.
New members shall be admitted upon signing a registration form and waiver, and paying annual membership.
All memberships will be on an annual basis, expiring at the end of the month of their registration the following year. Membership shall remain in effect until their dues expire, until they choose to resign or until removed from membership under the terms of Article III, Section 4 of the Bylaws.
Officers of SDMB must be members in good standing and are also considered to be Directors. Officers shall be chosen by the membership at-large. The terms of office shall be one year, beginning July 1 and ending June 30.
Officers are defined to be:
Responsibilities of the Officers are:
President: The President shall be the principal spokesperson and chief elected officer of the organization, but may delegate such functions to other members or committees as deemed appropriate. The President shall exercise general supervision over the business and affairs of SDMB and shall perform all duties incident to the office of President and other duties as may be prescribed by the Directors of SDMB. The President shall be an ex-officio member of all committees.
Vice-President: The Vice-President shall work closely with the President on all SDMB business, and in the absence of the President assume the duties as appointed by of the President or the Board. The Vice-President shall be an ex-officio member of all committees.
Treasurer: The Treasurer shall be the Chief Financial Officer of SDMB and will serve as the Chair of the Budget Committee. The Treasurer shall be responsible for the security of SDMB funds; maintain accurate records of all receipts and disbursements; disburse funds for the purpose of and in the amounts authorized by the Board; and ensure that SDMB maintains compliance with Arizona and Federal statutes concerning raising and spending funds and the reporting of income and expenditures.
Secretary: The secretary shall be responsible for correspondence, the recording of, preparing and making available minutes of all meetings of the Board and sending meeting announcements. The Secretary shall also be responsible for assembly and distribution of appropriate written material to newly-elected Directors.
Directors must be members in good standing and serve as chairpersons of established standing Areas Of Responsibility (AOR). Directors shall be chosen by the membership at-large. The terms of office shall be one year, beginning July 1 and ending June 30.
Duties of the Directors include but are not limited to:
Associate Directors may be appointed by a majority quorum vote of the Board. Associates are members who are active in SDMB activities, promote the Purpose of SDMB and who are involved in particular projects and/or the governance of SDMB. Guidelines to become an Associate are attendance of at least one Board meeting and SDMB event. Appointments of Associates will be renewed on an annual basis in conjunction with annual elections.
Committees shall be created to address specific tasks as directed by the actions of the Board. All committees must have a designated chair which shall represent the committee to the Board. A committee chair may be an existing Officer and/or Director, an Associate, or a SDMB member in good standing. Committees may be dissolved at will by the Board.
The day-to-day operation of SDMB shall be determined by these bylaws and policies adopted by a majority vote of a quorum of the Board members present at a duly called meeting.
These bylaws may be altered, amended or repealed by a two-thirds vote of a quorum of the Board at a duly-called SDMB meeting, provided that notice of the proposed bylaw changes shall be in writing and shall be communicated via normal channels to the membership at least two weeks prior to the meeting at which they will be considered.
SDMB may be dissolved by the vote of two-thirds of a quorum of the Board at a duly-called meeting, provided that notice of the proposed dissolution shall be in writing and shall be communicated via normal channels to the membership at least two weeks prior to the meeting at which the issue will be considered. Upon such dissolution, the SDMB Board shall vote on how to dispose of the organization’s remaining assets.. Such disposal shall be consistent with the Purpose (Article II) of SDMB.
Approved: July 18, 2006, Amended August, 2012
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PO Box 65075, Tucson AZ 85718