Bylaws-Draft 2018

 

Greetings Wheelers,

The Constitution & Bylaws of the McLean County Wheelers are in need of revision to align with our current purposes and practices. To this end, I took a stab at revising the document and would appreciate your review and feedback.

See RB Proposed Revisions to Wheelers Constitution & Bylaws (2018)

Please send comments, suggestions, clarifications to mcw.rides@gmail.com with Bylaws in the subject line. If you are seriously into editing bylaws, let me know and I’ll share the Google doc version. For comparison, nostalgia, history, or to see what typewriter text looks like, see

Wheelers Original Constitution & Bylaws (~1980)

As per our existing Constitution and Bylaws:

The Constitution may be amended in any respect at any regular meeting of the club by an affirmative vote of 2/3 of the club members present in person. No proposed amendment shall be acted upon at any club meeting unless it has been presented in writing to ALL members of the club at least 15 days in advance of the meeting.

Our next General Meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 7 at 7:00P at the Normal Public Library. Revisions to the Constitution and Bylaws will be on the agenda.

In case anyone wants a primer on the contents and purposes of the constitution and bylaws, Southern Indian University provides the following definitions:

The constitution of an organization contains the fundamental principles which govern its operation. The bylaws establish the specific rules of guidance by which the group is to function. All but the most informal groups should have their basic structure and methods of operation in writing.  Click here for more “how to” information …

I know that there is nothing exciting about Constitution and Bylaws, but it is important that as a club we are clear about our purposes and operational procedures.

Thanks for your input, RB