SECTION X: REMOVAL OF AN OFFICER
1. An officer can be removed from an official position with the Board of Directors with a 2/3 majority vote of a quorum of the Board in favor of removal.
2. If a board member fails to attend three consecutive board or membership meetings without being excused, this will constitute reason for removal.
ARTICLE V: BUSINESS AFFAIRS AND PROPERTY OF THE ORGANIZATION
The business affairs and property(s) of the organization shall be managed by the Board of Directors of the organization. The decision of the Board of Directors in regards to the business affairs and property of the Organization shall be considered the final say in such matters which need not be presented to the general membership for approval.
a. Receipts must be presented as documentations of expenditures.
b. All important (legal and other) documents of the organization shall be stored and/or kept in a secure location. Any member in good standing has the right to view records of the organization with a Board member present in the office on the grounds. No copies or duplicates of the organization’s records will be permitted, unless copies are required to conduct the daily affairs of the organization.
c. Any finances and/or money taken in, in the absence of the Financial Secretary shall be placed in the drop box along with documentation as to the source of money taken in. (e.g. memberships, donations, etc.)
d. The Financial Secretary and Vice-President shall be responsible for recording and/or deposit of the funds in the drop-box at maximum every three (3) months.
ARTICLE VI: MEETINGS
SECTION I: TIMES, DATES AND REQUIREMENTS
1. HCVVO shall hold one meeting of the Board of officers on the first Saturday of each month at 10 A.M. and/or at such times as deemed necessary by the President of the organization ,or as deemed necessary by a 2/3 majority vote of a quorum of the Board of Directors.
2.HCVVO shall hold a membership meeting on the second Saturday of month at 10 A.M., or as or as deemed necessary by the President. The Board of Directors has the authority to temporarily suspend a membership meeting as deemed necessary for the benefit of members and/or the officers of the organization, provided notice of said temporary suspension is announced at a membership meeting.
3. Any Board member who is accused/implicated in a violation of the organization’s By-Laws or of offenses as listed in Section III, Violations of the By-Laws of HCVVO and Outline of Actions to be Taken, refer to Section 111, 2b.
4.The Board of Officers has authority to call a board meeting without the consent of the President of HCVVO in the event that the President is being investigated for a violation of the By-Laws as listed under “major offenses” and said violation requires the board members contact law enforcement personnel and file a legal complaint against the President. The President must be notified that other board members will be holding a meeting to address the specific and purported violation(s) of the By-Laws.
SECTION II: CONDUCT AND ENFORCEMENT OF THE BY-LAWS OF HCVVO AT MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS
1. A person who is not a member may be asked to leave the meetings at any time.
2. A non-member with questions or comments may be given five (5) minutes for questions or comments.
3. The President or Presiding Officer can call the meeting out of control and adjourned if the rules are not abided by.
4. The order of Business for all membership meetings shall follow parliamentary authority.
- Call to Order
- Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag
- Moment of Silence and/or prayer
- Roll Call of Officers
- Introduction of guests and new members
- New or Renewal of Memberships
- Reading of minutes from the previous meeting
- Report of the Financial Secretary
- Reading of Bills and other Communications
- Committee Reports
- Property(s) Reports
- Reunion Business
- Old Business
- New Business
SECTION III: VIOLATIONS OF THE BY-LAWS OF HCVVO AND OUTLINE OF ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN
- Violations shall consist of, but are not restricted to the following:
a. Minor offenses and Major offenses.
- Minor offenses will consist of the following:
- Disrespect to any member/veteran and/or their spouse and children
ii. Irrational behavior ; including discriminatory language and/or behavior related to sexual preference, religious preference, personal lifestyle choice and/or "race."
- Lewd behavior; including indecent exposure, nudity and improper sexual advances
- Major offenses shall consist of, but are not restricted to the following
i. Theft of HCVVO property.
ii. Physical contact with intent to harm, battery, assault, and/or domestic violence.
iii. Unauthorized use of HCVVO and/or others’ property.
iv. Destruction of HCVVO and/or others’ property.
v. Endangering others including their spouse and/or children.
vi. USE OF FIREARMS.