Here's some comments I took while reviewing the bylaws. Do as you wish.
Para. 1 and 1.2: Change one or the other so as to keep the same verbiage in
both places (i.e. Para. 1 has Officers and Governors and Para. 1.2 says
Para. 1.7: Change “Duties of the Vice President” to: “Duties of the 1st
Para. 1.8, 1.9, and 1.10: I’ve only been in the club for a couple of
months, so the following comment might be incorrect based on the history of
the club. As the club seems to function okay without a 2nd vice president
and an assistant treasurer, perhaps those positions should be combined along
with assistant treasurer under the umbrella of the 2nd Vice President. So,
the paragraph would have an additional line that would read something like:
“Additionally, the 2nd Vice President shall act as an assistant Secretary
and / or assistant Treasurer as required.”
Likewise, the titles for Para. 1.9 and 1.10 would have “and Assistant …”
deleted along with the last line in Para. 1.9 and Para. 1.10.4.
Para. 1.10.3: Add the following sentence at the end of the paragraph: “At
the end of the treasurer’s term, two of the club’s elected officials shall
performed an audit of the books prior to handing the books over to the new
Para. 1.x: Are there any “official duties” for the Board of Governors?
Para. 1 talks about them getting elected and showing up at meetings but
never describes what they actually do.
Para. 1.x: A position that is not mentioned in the bylaws is one with
regards to Young Numismatists. When I was a member of the Atlanta Coin
Club, they had a special program set up specifically for YNs. Depending on
if the YN gave a small talk, made an exhibit, etc., the YN chairperson would
give them YN dollars used to buy donated material. I would be more than
happy to get the specifics if the club wanted to start something like that.
Para. 2.4: How many members does the club have? As it appears that only
about 20 to 30 members show up at any one meeting, the percentage needed for
a quorum may need to be lessened if there are more than 100 members (20% of
which would be 20).
Para. 3 and 4: Should these paragraphs be combined as dues only refers to
membership dues. Also, the current dues amount ($7 for individual
membership, $10 for family membership) should probably be listed somewhere.
Para. 4.2: 1st sentence, 2nd to last word should be changed from “lease” to
Para. 6.3: The duties of the editor/webmaster should be duplicated either
under Para. 1.9 – Secretary or be a completely new paragraph under Para. 1 –
Officers and Governors (which would require the title of Para. 1 to be
slightly changed to something like “Club Officials” or something).
Mark C. Watson
ANA, WINS, CSNA, NASC, GCC, Fly-In, JRCS, SPMC, FCCB
snail mail: GCC, c/o Michael Kittle, P.O. Box 388, Agoura Hills, CA 91376-0388