Revised November 17, 1994

BYLAWS
SHORELINE FRONTRUNNERS
OF LONG BEACH

  1. NAME

    The name of this corporation shall be Shoreline Frontrunners of Long Beach.

  2. OBJECTIVES

    1. This corporation is a non-profit public benefit corporation and is not organized for the private gain of any person. It is organized under the Non-profit Public Benefit Corporation Law for charitable purposes.

    2. The objectives of this corporation shall be:

      1. For the mutual benefit of its members, including, but not limited to, gay men, lesbians and bisexuals.

      2. To promote and encourage amateur athletic sports, including, but not limited to running and walking; and to promote and encourage the sport, exercise, and recreation of its members and others.

      3. To further our purpose, by holding runs, races, work-shops; providing scholarships to cover the cost of entrance fees for those who would otherwise not be able to participate in these activities, printing and publishing informative newsletters, and doing such other things as may be conducive to the encouragement of running and walking, in cooperation with other groups or alone.

  3. NONPARTISAN ACTIVITIES

    1. This corporation is organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes within the meaning of Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

    2. No substantial part of the activities of this corporation shall consist of carrying on propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, and the corporation shall not participate or intervene in any political campaign (including the publishing or distribution of statements) on behalf of any candidate for public office.

  4. DEDICATION OF ASSETS

    The property of this corporation is irrevocably dedicated to charitable purposes and no part of the net income or assets of this corporation shall ever inure to the benefit of any officer, or member thereof, or to the benefit of any private person. Upon the dissolution or winding up of the corporation, its assets remaining after payment, or provision for payment, of all debts and liabilities of this corporation shall be distributed to a non-profit fund, foundation, or corporation which is organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes and which has established its tax exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

  5. MEMBERSHIP

    1. Membership is open to all persons without regard to race, color, age, gender, religion, national origin, or sexual orientation.

    2. Each member in good standing must pay, within the time and on the conditions set by the corporation, the annual dues in amounts which may be fixed from time-to-time by a majority of the votes cast by members in good standing present at a membership meeting.

  6. MEETING OF MEMBERS

    1. All membership meetings shall be held as ordered by the officers of this corporation. All members shall be notified of meetings thirty (30) days in advance. An Annual Meeting shall be held in the month of February (unless the officers fix another date and so notifies the membership in advance) for the purpose of electing officers and to conduct any other such business as shall come before the membership.

    2. Quorum. A majority of those members present at a meeting shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business at a meeting of the members when at least 10 members are present.

    3. Eligibility to vote. Persons entitled to vote at any meeting of the members shall be members in good standing as of the date determined.

    4. Manner of casting votes. Voting may be by voice or ballot, provided that any election of officers must be by ballot if demanded by any member before the voting begins.

    5. All voting matters shall be decided by a majority of members present. Measures which require more than a simple majority of members represented are as follows:

      1. Dissolution: 75% vote required for passage.

      2. Amendments to the bylaws: two-thirds vote required for passage.

  7. ELECTION OF OFFICERS

    1. Nominations and solicitations for votes

      1. Nominating committee. The officers of the corporation shall appoint a committee to select qualified candidates for election as officers.

      2. Nominations from the floor. If there is a meeting to elect officers, any member present at the meeting, in person or by proxy (if proxies are permitted), may place names in nomination.

    2. Vote required to elect officers

      1. Candidates receiving the highest number of votes shall be elected as officers.

  8. OFFICERS

    1. The officers of the corporation shall consist of a President, a Vice-President, a Secretary, and a Treasurer.

    2. The officers shall be elected by ballot to serve for one year or until their successors are elected. Their term shall begin at the close of the Annual Meeting at which they are elected.

    3. No member shall hold more than one office at a time. There will be no restriction on the number of consecutive terms an officer may serve.

    4. The officers shall host new members at the first club event in which new members participate to make them feel a part of the club and to encourage active participation in club events by the club members.

    5. The duties of the officers shall include, but are not restricted to:

      1. President:

        1. Acts as the chief administrative officer and legal head of the corporation.

        2. Provides support and direction for the corporation.

        3. Represents and speaks for the corporation to other organizations and to the public.

        4. Facilitates membership meetings by preparing and abiding by an agenda.

        5. Establishes committees and appoints committee chairpersons.

        6. Appoints the newsletter editor.

        7. Signs letters or documents necessary to carry out the will of the corporation.

        8. Is a signatory on all financial accounts.

        9. Is responsible to see that committee and office vacancies are filled either by special election or by appointment.

      2. Vice-President:

        1. Assumes the duties of the President in the event of absence or incapacity of the President and becomes President upon the death, resignation, or permanent incapacity of the President.

        2. Directs the activities of all special appointed committees.

        3. Facilitates race coordination activities including the dissemination of information on upcoming runs and running events sponsored by other clubs/organizations, promoting active club participation in those runs and running events, and organizing runs or running events to be sponsored by this organization.

        4. Facilitates membership activities including recruitment of new members and encouraging active participation in club events by the current membership.

      3. Secretary:

        1. Preserves all records, reports, and official documents of the organization.

        2. Takes minutes of all meetings. Prepares and certifies the correctness of the minutes.

        3. Receives all papers, documents, or communications for the corporation.

      4. Treasurer:

        1. Administers the financial affairs of the corporation and keeps the checking account and financial records in accordance with good practice.

        2. Presents a brief financial report at membership meetings when called upon to do so.

        3. Prepares a yearly budget to be presented to the membership at the Annual Meeting.

        4. Files a complete financial statement with the secretary at the Annual Meeting.

        5. Maintains the membership roster.

        6. Is a signatory on all financial accounts.

    6. Removal of officers. Any officer may be removed, with or without cause, by a vote of members present at any regular or special meeting of the membership.

    7. Vacancies.

      1. In the event of a vacancy, the President will appoint a replacement, subject to the approval of the membership present at the next regular meeting.

      2. A vacancy is considered to exist when the incumbent dies, resigns, departs from the locality, is removed from office, or when there has been an abandonment of the office, an implied resignation, or prolonged neglect or inability to act.

  9. AMENDMENTS TO THE BYLAWS

    1. Any member may propose amendments to the existing bylaws by submitting, in writing, the proposed amendment(s) in such language that, if adopted, may be incorporated directly into the bylaws.

    2. Such proposed amendment(s) may be acted upon at either a regularly scheduled meeting or at the Annual Meeting. Notice of any meeting dealing with such a proposal must be mailed to each member stating the additions to, deletions from, and/or other changes to the original bylaws.