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BCRP BY-LAWS    

ARTICLE I

 

OFFICERS AND DUTIES

 

Sec. 1. The officers of the Boone County Central Committee (“Central Committee”) shall serve at the pleasure of the Central Committee and shall discharge the duties described below:

a.  The chair shall preside at the meetings of the Central Committee and serve as its spokesperson. The       chair  shall provide the leadership and direction necessary for the fulfillment of the purpose of the Central Committee, subject to the provisions of the bylaws and the concurrence of the Central Committee in matters of policy. The chair, after consultation with the co-chair, may establish special committees and appoint all committee members.

b.  The co-chair shall assist the chair in the fulfillment of that officer’s duties and assume those duties in the absence of the chair.

c.  The secretary shall keep minutes of all meetings of the Central Committee and the executive committee and all other records. The secretary shall perform such other duties as may pertain to the office, and as specified in these bylaws.

d.  The treasurer shall maintain all financial records for the Central Committee and prepare and file records required by federal and state laws. The treasurer shall expend no money unless the expenditure has been approved by the chair or the co-chair in the absence of the chair.

 

Sec.2.   The officers, whose terms shall be for a period of two (2) years, shall be elected by the Central Committee at a Central Committee meeting immediately following each general election, but no later than the following April 1st. The officers shall serve at the pleasure of the County Central Committee. In the event of a vacancy in the office of chair, the co-chair shall call a meeting of the Central Committee for the purpose of filling such vacancy. If the office of chair and co-chair are both vacant, the secretary, or in the secretary’s absence, the treasurer, shall call a special meeting of the Central Committee for the purpose of filling any vacancies. In the event that all offices are vacant or in the event of a vacancy in any one office for a period of more than 30 days, a meeting for the purpose of filling vacancies may be called by the chair of the District Executive Committee.

 

Sec.3.   The members of the Central Committee shall be notified at least five days in advance of any meeting at which it is proposed to fill a vacancy in the position of chair, co-chair, secretary or treasurer.

 

ARTICLE II

 

  COMMITTEES

 

Sec. 1.  The standing committees of the Central Committee may be empowered by the Central Committee, and in appropriate circumstances by the chair, after consultation with the co-chair, to make determinations, make recommendations, and implement action consistent with the purposes and the policies of the Central Committee.

 

The standing committees are:

a.  The finance committee, which shall plan and implement fundraising activities;

b.  The organization committee, which shall be responsible for developing the precinct organization, identifying voters, and developing and implementing plans to increase the Republican vote in Boone County;

c.  The budget committee, which shall be responsible for recommending budgets on an annual calendar year basis for the expenditures of the Central Committee and shall consider budgeting of such additional items of expenditures as from time to time are proposed for the Central Committee. Expenditures of each line item of the budget shall be limited by the budget unless the Central Committee later specifically increases the amount authorized. This limitation shall not, however, apply to the cost of fundraising functions;

d.  The candidates and campaign assistance committee, which shall recruit candidates and assist them in their campaigns;

e.  The special projects committee, which shall sponsor activities or assist other groups within the Republican Party in sponsoring activities that will improve the image and/or financial condition of the Republican Party;

f.  The communications committee, which shall publicize activities of the Republican party.

 

Sec. 2.  The Central Committee or the chair may establish special committees for a specified time, after consultation with the co-chair, to perform specified tasks.

 

Sec. 3.  The chair may remove committee chairs and members, after consultation with the co-chair, or by a majority vote of the Central Committee.

 

Sec. 4.  The chair and co-chair shall be ex officio members of all standing committees.


         ARTICLE III

 

            EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

 

The members of the executive committee shall include the chair, co-chair, secretary, treasurer and finance chair.

 

         ARTICLE IV

 

            ADVISORY COMMITTEE

 

Sec. 1.  The members of the advisory committee shall include the officers, the chairs of the standing committees and the chief officers of county Republican auxiliary organizations.

 

Sec. 2.  The advisory committee shall assist the chair and co-chair in coordinating Republican activities in the county.

 

         ARTICLE V 

            MEETINGS

 

Sec. 1.  Regular meetings of the Central Committee shall be held at least quarterly and be called by the chair or co-chair, or by 30% of the duly elected and serving members of the Central Committee.

 

Sec. 2.  Special meetings shall be convened on the written call of the chair or co-chair, or 30% of the duly elected and serving members of the Central Committee.

 

Sec. 3.  Notice of each meeting shall be communicated to each Central Committee member prior to the meeting date.

 

Sec. 4.  A quorum for the conduct of business shall consist of 10% of the members of the Central Committee.

 

Sec. 5.  In the event a member of the Central Committee is unable to attend a duly called Central Committee meeting, the member shall notify the chair, co-chair or secretary.

 

Sec. 6.  Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised shall prevail at all meetings of the Central Committee except as shall be altered by the Republican Party Constitution, or by the Constitution or bylaws of this Committee.

 

ARTICLE VI

 

            PROPERTY, RECORDS AND PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY

 

Sec. 1.  All records and property purchased or acquired by the Central Committee or any of its employees in connection with the conduct of the affairs of the Central Committee shall be the property of the Central Committee.

 

Sec. 2.  Contracts – Checks – Loans – Deposits

a.  Contracts — The Central Committee may authorize the chair or treasurer to enter into any contract or execute and deliver any instrument in the name of and on behalf of Central

b.  Loans — No loans shall be contracted on behalf of the Central Committee and no evidence of indebtedness shall be issued in its name unless authorized by a resolution of the Central

c.  Checks, drafts, etc. — All checks, drafts or other orders for the payment of money, notes or other evidence of indebtedness issued in the name of the Central Committee shall be signed by the treasurer of the Central Committee or treasurer’s designee and in such manner as may be determined by resolution of the Central The chair shall approve all expenditures.

d.  Deposits — All funds under control of the Central Committee shall be deposited to the credit of the Central Committee in such banks, trust companies, savings and loan institutions, or other as the Central Committee may select. All funds of the Central Committee shall be segregated from any personal funds of the officers, members or associates of the Central Committee.

 

Sec. 3.  No officer or member of the Central Committee shall be liable personally for any obligations of the Central Committee, except that each individual is personally responsible for the prompt transmittal of funds the member has collected, on behalf of the Central Committee, to the treasurer, and for the accurate accounting as to funds and property in the member’s custody.

 

ARTICLE VII

 

MINIMUM PERFORMANCE

 

Sec. 1.  Minimum performance by Central Committee members includes attending at least half of the meetings held by the Central Committee; organization of precinct caucuses, cooperation with Central Committee fundraising activities in the member’s precinct; cooperation with organizational activities in the member’s precinct, such as county registration or canvass activities; organization of election day activities in the member’s precinct; and active support of the candidates nominated by the Republican Party.

 

Sec. 2.  A member of the Central Committee may be removed by a majority vote of the Central Committee if the member fails to properly carry out their duties. Notice of the removal motion must be given to the member before the meeting at which the removal action will be considered. The member shall be given an opportunity to be heard when the removal question is before the Central Committee.

 

 ARTICLE VIII

 

            AMENDMENTS TO BYLAWS

 

These bylaws may be amended by a majority vote of members of the Central Committee present at any meeting of the Central Committee. Written notice and a full copy of the proposed amendment shall be forwarded to the members of the Central Committee at least five days before the meeting at which the amendment is to be presented for consideration and vote.

 

ARTICLE IX

 

          ADOPTION OF BYLAWS

 

These bylaws were adopted at a meeting of the Boone County Central Committee on June 8, 2009, at Boone, Iowa, and was filed with the county commissioner of elections on the ___________day of ________________, 20_____ and the state commissioner of elections on the ________day of ____________, 20__.