Revised 15 May 2011

ARTICLE I

NAME

The name of this organization shall be the International Confederation Of Revolver Enthusiasts, hereafter referred to as I.C.O.R.E.

ARTICLE II

OBJECT

The object of this organization shall be the promotion of organized revolver shooting, with an emphasis toward better knowledge of safe handling and proper care of firearms as well as improved marksmanship. It shall be our further objective and purpose to develop characteristics of honesty, good fellowship, self discipline, team play, and self reliance, which are the essentials of good sportsmanship.

ARTICLE III

MEMBERSHIP

Individual memberships will be available for yearly or lifetime periods. I.C.O.R.E. Clubs must pay a yearly fee in order to maintain their charter.

Any member may have their membership revoked if a motion for revocation is filed by a Board member. The board and the member considered for revocation must be notified at least 14 days before the meeting at which a vote is held regarding the membership revocation. The challenged member shall have the opportunity to be present at such meeting and to defend himself against such action, but must withdraw before a vote is taken. A motion for revocation of a member shall require a two-thirds majority affirmative vote of the board, to be approved and become effective.

ARTICLE IV

OFFICERS & BOARD APPOINTEES

Officers and board members shall have general supervision of all activities, finances, and property of I.C.O.R.E. All officers and board members must be current members of I.C.O.R.E. Elected officers and appointed board members shall have one vote each when voting on items associated with I.C.O.R.E. business. This will be true even if an officer holds more than one position. If there is a deadlock when voting the Chairman will have final say. Officers and Board appointees will constitute what will be referred to as the Board of Directors or "The Board."

Officers will be elected by the general membership for a two-year term. The Board will appoint Board appointees for a one-year term. The election year will begin on July 1st and the two year term expires on June 30th. Eligible nominees must be an I.C.O.R.E. member for a minimum of two years.

Any Board member may be removed from the board by a motion for removal filed by a Board member. The Board must be notified at least 14 days before the meeting at which a vote is held regarding the removal. The challenged Board member shall have the opportunity to be present at such meeting and to defend himself against such action, but must withdraw before a vote is taken and may not vote on the removal. A motion for removal of a Board member shall require a two-thirds majority affirmative vote, of the Board, to be approved and become effective.

A Board member may be removed from office for, but not limited to, any of the following:
1. Failure to discharge their duties.
2. Acts deemed detrimental or injurious to the I.C.O.R.E. organization.
3. Acts deemed to be illegal or immoral.

ARTICLE V

OFFICER POSITIONS

The elected officers positions are as follows:
1. Chairman
2. Co-Chairman
3. Secretary
4. Treasurer
5. Statistician
6. Competition Director
7. Membership Director
8. Match Series Director
9. Rules Director
(Revised 15 May 2011)

ARTICLE VI

DUTIES OF OFFICERS

1. The Chairman shall have general supervision of all activities concerning I.C.O.R.E., as well as overseeing the job functions of other Officers. If an Officer position is open, the Chairman may appoint someone to fill the position. In case of a deadlock when voting on a subject at an I.C.O.R.E. meeting the Chairman will have final vote in order to break the deadlock.

The Chairman has a $500 discretionary spending limit. In extraordinary circumstances the Chairman may spend up to $500 without preapproval of The Board.

2. The Co-Chairman shall perform all duties of the Chairman in the Chairman's absence, or at the Chairman's request, and have duties as matters of importance may require.

3. The Secretary shall take minutes of I.C.O.R.E. meetings or designate someone to do so in their absence. They shall make available those minutes to all Officers and Board appointees within 15 business days of the meeting date. The Secretary shall maintain an electronic archive containing digital copies of the minutes, approved Board policies, procedures and other business or historical I.C.O.R.E. documents, forms and miscellaneous records. An electronic copy of the archive shall be provided to the current Chairman yearly prior to July 1st. Other secretarial duties may be added on an item by item basis.

4. The Treasurer shall have charge of all funds of I.C.O.R.E. and shall place these funds in a bank for the use and maintenance of I.C.O.R.E. The Treasurer shall keep an accurate account of all transactions and render a report when requested by the I.C.O.R.E. Board. the Treasurer shall receive, record, and disburse money as needed.

The Treasurer has a $100 discretionary spending limit. The Treasurer may spend up to $100 without preapproval of the board, to pay routine operating expenses.

5. The Statistician shall maintain the international classification system and keep classifier statistics up to date. The statistician shall provide regular updates of classification data to the webmaster for posting on the I.C.O.R.E. web site at regular intervals. These regular updates and intervals are determined by Board of Directors policy, set in board meetings, based on a majority vote of the Board of Directors, and based on member input to the Board of Directors. From time to time the Statistician will be expected to assist members with "statistics" questions.

6. The Competition Director shall see that classifier courses of fire are designed and sent to I.C.O.R.E. clubs for use. These will be used in our national classification system. He shall also insure that classifiers are sent to the Statistician for proper recording.

7. The Membership Director shall keep track of members name and addresses. He shall see that membership cards and renewal notices are sent out when needed. He shall see that new members get their rule book and other new member info., also assign members their membership numbers. Names & addresses shall be passed on to the editor for the purpose of sending newsletters. Any and all money received shall be forwarded to the Treasurer in a timely manner.

8. The Match Series Director shall oversee and provide information and support for the regional matches. He shall promote regional matches as well as provide match dates, locations, and times to the editor to be included in the newsletter. The M.S.D. shall also act as liaison between I.C.O.R.E. and the major sponsors of the regional match series.

9. The Rules Director shall make sure the I.C.O.R.E. Rule Book is available and gets sent to new members as well as provide them to board members that may need them. The R. D. shall process any proposed rule changes, bring them to the board for vote if necessary, and update the rule book when needed. He will offer general assistance pertaining to rules and their interpretations when needed.

(Revised 15 May 2011)

ARTICLE VII

AMENDMENTS TO BYLAWS

1. Any proposed amendment to these ByLaws shall be voted on by The Board.

2. A copy of the proposed amendment should be sent to all Board members (officers and Board appointees ) no less than 14 days before the vote for review.

3. A quorum of over one-half of the total board members shall be needed to vote on amendments. The proposed amendment will pass with a majority vote of the quorum.

ARTICLE VIII

QUORUM NEEDED TO CONDUCT OFFICIAL BUSINESS

In order to conduct and vote on I.C.O.R.E. business at a Board meeting, there must be more than one half of the elected officers in attendance.

ARTICLE IX

EXECUTIVE ACTION

If a situation arises whereas I.C.O.R.E. business can not be conducted in a timely manner, or we reach a total deadlock on an issue, the Chairman may take appropriate action, or decide the issue. This decision may be reviewed at the next Board meeting.


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