officers of the Club shall consist of a Commodore,Vice-Commodore, Rear-Commodore,
Secretary, Treasurer, Measurer, and a board of nine Trustees,
consisting of the Commodore, Secretary, Treasurer and six
ELECTION OF OFFICERS AND TRUSTEES
The election of
officers and trustees shall take place at the Annual Meeting
in each year, and said election shall be by ballot only.†
Each officer shall be elected on a separate ballot,
and shall hold office until the adjournment of the annual
meeting of the following year, or until his successor is selected,
except the trustees, whose term of office shall be three years,
two to be elected annually.†
Vacancies may be filled at any meeting, notice of such
election having been sent to each member at least five days
previous to such meeting.
DUTIES OF OFFICERS AND TRUSTEES
Section 1.† It shall be the duty of the Commodore to take
command of the squadron, preside at all meetings and to enforce
the laws and regulations rigidly.†
He may call a special meeting of the Club at his pleasure,
and he shall do so at the written request of two members of
the House Committee, or any five members of the Club.
Section 2.† It shall be the duty of the Vice-Commodore
to assist the Commodore in the discharge of his duties, and
in his absence to officiate in his stead.
Section 3.† It shall be the duty of the Rear-Commodore
to assist the Commodore and Vice-Commodore in the discharge
of their duties, and in their absence to officiate in their
Section 4.† It shall be the duty of the Secretary to keep
a true record of the proceedings of all meetings of the Club
in a book provided for that purpose.†
To keep a correct
roll of the members.
To keep a correct
list of the names, ownership, dimensions, rig and power of
each yacht and power boat enrolled in the Club.
To file documents,
records, reports and communications connected with the business
of the Club.
To notify each
member-elect of his election, and upon his becoming a member
to furnish him with a copy of the Constitution and By-Laws.
notify each active member of every meeting.†
In case of inability to attend any meeting, to cause
the necessary books and papers to be conveyed to the place
these duties he shall be exempt form all dues during his term
Section 5. It
shall be the duty of the Treasurer to receive all moneys due
the Club, and to pay all bills which have been duly audited,
keeping a correct account of the same in a book provided for
To make a report
at each regular meeting of his receipts and disbursements,
and of the amount of money then remaining in his hands.
It shall be his duty to
furnish a newly elected member with a key to the Club House.
He shall have the custody
of all the funds of the Club.
For these duties he shall
be exempt from all dues during his term of office.
It shall be the duty of the Measurer to measure all
Yachts and Power Boats and calculate their measurements as
prescribed by the Rules and Regulations of the Hudson River
Yacht Racing Association and the American Power Boat Association,
and make a return of the same to the Secretary and Regatta
The Trustees shall elect from among their number their
President, Secretary and Treasurer.†
They shall be the general custodians and managers of
its property, and shall take all needful measures for the
preservation of the same.
They shall be the general
business agents, and shall make all purchases and sales of
real estate and negotiate all contracts for the Club, but
they shall not have the power to purchase any real estate
for the Club or to convey, lease or encumber any of the real
estate owned by the Club, without the authorization of the
shall be twelve Regular Meetings in each year
A quorum at each Regular
or Special Meeting shall consist of seven members.
ELECTION OF MEMBERS.
Section 1. Any person
shall be eligible to be elected a member.
Each candidate must be proposed and seconded in writing
by the proposer and seconder respectively. The name and address
of the candidate, with the names of the members proposing
and seconding him, must be sent to the Secretary, who shall
their receipt transmit them to the Committee on Admission.†
In case of approval by the Committee, the name of the
candidate shall then be posted by the Committee upon the Bulletin
Board in the Club House at least five (5) days before the
regular or special meetings at which said candidate shall
be balloted for.
Members shall be elected separately and by ballot only.
Section 4. Two black balls
shall defeat an election where ten votes or under are cast;
one black ball shall be necessary for each additional ten
Section 5. In case of
the rejection of a candidate the name shall not be presented
to the Club for the term of three months.
Any person may become
an Honorary Member who shall have been approved by the Committee
on Admission, and has received a two-thirds vote at two meetings.
Such honorary members
shall have all privileges of the club except voting and being
eligible for office.
Any members may become
a Life Member on the payment of three hundred ($300) dollars,
which shall be in lieu of any further annual dues.
At the Annual Meeting
in each year, or as soon thereafter as an election can be
held, there shall be elected on separate ballots, a Committee
on Admission of five (5) members, a House Committee of (5)
members, a Governing Committee of five (5) members, a Regatta
Committee of three (3) members and an Auditing Committee of
three (3) members.
DUTIES OF COMMITTEES
Committee on Admission
Section 1. It shall be
the duty of the Committee on Admission to carefully consider
and examine the qualifications and fitness of all candidates
for admission to membership.
This committee shall hold
office until the adjournment of the annual meeting of the
In case of any vacancy,
which may occur between annual meetings, the same rule, which
relates to nominations for annual elections, shall apply.
shall further be the duty of the committee to nominate and
place on the Bulletin Board at last two weeks before the date
of the annual meeting a full ticket of all the officers and
committees of the club for the ensuing year.†
These† nominations shall form the regular ticket and
must be voted for before any other nominations can be made,
but should they not receive a majority vote of all the members
present, another committee or person can be nominated by any
members present and voted for in the usual manner.
2. The duties of the House Committee are defined in the By-Laws
3.† It shall be the duty of the Governing Committee
to investigate all violations of the rules of the organization,
and act in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution
and By-Laws. They shall have absolute power in all matters
submitted to them, and from their decision there shall be
4.† The duties of the Regatta Committee are defined
in the By-Laws. (Chapter VI)
5.† It shall be the duty of the Auditing Committee
to audit the Treasurerís account at the close of the club
year and their report shall be a part of the annual report
of the Treasurer.
6.† Each of the Committees mentioned in this article
shall have power to fill vacancies in its membership occurring
during the year for which it shall have been elected.
member violating any rule of the club or acting in any manner
detrimental to the interests of the organization shall be
liable to suspension or expulsion by a two-thirds vote of
the members present at a regular meeting of the organization,
after due investigation having been made of the case, and
an opportunity given to the member accused to answer the charge.
1.† This Constitution
shall only be amended follows:
proposed amendment with the name of the member proposing the
same shall be sent to the Secretary of the Club and another
copy posted on the Bulletin Board in the Club House by the
Secretary for at least one week previous to a regular meeting
of the Club.† Any amendment must first be submitted at a
regular meeting, and shall be valid only when approved at
a subsequent meeting.† If
adopted at the regular meeting it must be kept posted until
the next regular meeting by the Secretary, on the Bulletin
Board in the Club House.
2.† The proposed amendment shall be stated in the
call for the meeting.
3.† There shall be no suspension of any articles
of the Constitution.