Rs 4x4s Bylaws-1



Section 1. This organization (club) shall be known as the RattleSnake 4x4s (RS 4x4s). The club was conceived on 12/26/2015, however did not officially do business, until January 2016.



Section 1. The RattleSnake 4x4s  is organized as a nonprofit (501, c3) organization for the purpose of:

(a) Providing social, educational and recreational activities for its membership.

(b) Participating in and supporting civic activities for the betterment of the 4×4 and local community.

(c) To render aid and assistance as needed.

(d) To adhere to the principles and practices of Pacific Northwest 4 Wheel Drive Association



Section 1. The corporation powers are vested in and shall be exercised by the Executive Board. The Executive Board shall consist of the immediate past president, the current president, vice president, secretary/treasurer, two delegates, and up to five additional trustees (for a maximum of 11 preferably an odd number), all of whom (with the exception of the past president) shall be elected to office for a period of one year from the general membership after charter year.

Section 2. Trustees shall hold office from date of their election until the expiration of their term, or until their successors are elected.

Section 3. Trustees shall be elected by ballot. Vacancies in the Executive Board shall be filled by appointment by the remaining Executive Board Members. Executive Board Members must be members in good standing in the corporation.

Section 4. The Executive Board shall have power:

(a) To call special membership meetings or Executive Board meetings, as in these By-laws provided, and they shall call such meetings at any time.

(b) To appoint and remove agents, prescribe their duties, and fix their compensation if any.

(c) To remove members from the corporation in accordance with Article IV, Section 4.

(d) To conduct, manage and control any affairs or business of said corporation, and to make rules and regulations not inconsistent with the law of the State of Washington or Articles of Incorporation and these By-laws, for the guidance of officers and members of the corporation, and for the management of the affairs and business.

(e) To authorize the expenditure of monies and funds for the purpose of carrying on its business, or for the protection of its property and rights; to incur indebtedness for and on behalf of the corporation for the purpose of carrying forth its aims, the terms and amount of such indebtedness and the purpose for which it is created shall be entered in the minutes of the Board, and any note of obligation given for the same, authorized by the Board and signed officially by at least two of the current officers shall be binding upon the corporation

(f) To do any and all other things in these By-laws directed, or which may be necessary for the carrying on and conducting of the business and purpose of the corporation not inconsistent with these by-laws and the Articles of Incorporation, and the laws of the State of Washington.

Section 5. It shall be the duty of the Executive Board:

(a) To cause to be kept a complete record of all its acts and proceedings and the meetings and proceedings of the membership, and to present a treasurer’s report at each regular meeting of the corporation.

(b) To supervise all officers, agents and employees, and see that their duties are properly performed.

(c) To perform all such duties as may be granted by these By-laws, the Articles of Incorporation, and/or the laws of the State of Washington, that are necessary to carry out the purposes of this corporation.

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