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Montpelier Section

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BYLAWS of the Montpelier Section, GMC

The section did not have its own bylaws in 1983 -- see these letters.
The first Montpelier Section bylaws were proposed at the 1990 annual meeting -- shown here.

For details of the April 2003 amendments, see the minutes of the Executive Committee.
The 2004 amendments created a Webmaster position analogous to the Newsletter Editor. 
The 2006 amendments changed the fiscal year to start April first and changed the definition of Membership to be that specified by the GMC bylaws.
The 2018 amendment changed the date for the annual meeting, from "April" to "April or May"

Note that the GMC bylaws include under ARTICLE VI - LOCAL SECTIONS OF CORPORATION, 1. Establishment and Bylaws.
    (d) Any section bylaw or other governing document or part thereof that conflicts with the Articles of Association or Bylaws of the corporation is void.
The GMC bylaws are here and the Articles of Association here.

As Amended 28 April 2018

A. The name of this organization shall be the Montpelier Section of The Green Mountain Club, Inc. (the Section).
B. The Green Mountain Club, Inc., a non-profit Vermont corporation, shall be referred to as the Corporation.
A. To maintain and establish trails and shelters in the Green Mountains which the Corporation assigns to the Section and/or for which the Section accepts responsibility;
B. To sponsor and lead hikes and related outdoor activities;
C. To promote environmental awareness;
D. To make the Green Mountains play a larger part in the lives of both the Section's members and the general public.

Any person may become a voting member of this section upon application to the Green Mountain Club, Inc. (hereafter known as the Corporation), specifying selection of the Montpelier Section or to the Montpelier Section membership chair, and payment of the appropriate dues as specified by the Corporation. The membership year and classes of membership are defined within the Corporation bylaws.

A. The officers of the Section shall be a President, Vice-President, Director and Alternate Director to the Corporation's Board of Directors, Secretary, Treasurer, Membership Coordinator, and Trails and Shelters Coordinator. The Treasurer may also serve as Membership Coordinator. The duties of the officers shall be those agreed upon by the Executive Committee of the Section.
B. Officers, except the Director and Alternate Director, shall be elected for a term of one year and shall serve until successors are elected.
C. No officer, except the Director and Alternate Director, shall serve for more than three consecutive years in the same office.
D. An officer or Director may be removed by a two-thirds vote of members present and voting at any officially warned meeting of the Section, provided that notice of such a proposed action is mailed by the Secretary to all members at least fifteen days in advance of such meeting.
E. In the event of a vacancy in any office, including the Director and Alternate Director, the Executive Committee shall appoint a replacement until the next annual meeting.
A Director and Alternate Director shall be elected to represent the Section on the Corporation's Board of Directors as prescribed in the Bylaws of the Corporation.
A. The Executive Committee shall consist of the President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Membership Coordinator, Director and Alternate Director, Trails and Shelters Coordinator, Publicity Coordinator, Newsletter Editor, and Webmaster. The past President shall serve ex officio.
B. The Executive Committee shall conduct the business of the Section and shall involve the membership in the planning and activities of the Section.
C. The Executive Committee shall appoint a Nominating Committee, at least 75 days before the date of the annual meeting, of at least three members to propose a slate of officers for election at the annual meeting.  Within the 10 days before the annual meeting date, the proposed slate of officers shall be provided by members of the Nominating Committee upon the request of a section member.
D. The Executive Committee shall appoint a Trails and Shelters Committee of at least three members which shall be chaired by the Trails and Shelters Coordinator.
E. Special committees of at least three members may be appointed by the President or the Executive Committee as needed.
A. The Executive Committee shall appoint a Publicity Coordinator to serve for one year.
B. The Executive Committee shall appoint a newsletter editor to serve for one year.
C. The Executive Committee shall appoint a Webmaster to serve for one year.
A. The Nominating Committee shall, at the annual meeting, present the name of at least one member for each office, including the Director and Alternate Director, in which a vacancy occurs. Additional nominations for all vacancies may be made from the floor. Voting will be by paper ballot if there is more than one nominee for a vacancy.
A. The annual meeting shall be held in April or May. The Executive Committee shall determine the date, time, and place.
B. A special meeting of the Section may be called by the Executive Committee or by a petition signed by at least fifteen members of the Section.
C. A quorum for any Section meeting shall be twenty-five members of the Section.
D. The Secretary shall notify the membership of any meeting of the Section at least fifteen days before the meeting.
E.  "Officially warned" means notification via the Section newsletter, separate mailing, telephone, or electronic communication at least fifteen calendar days prior to the meeting.

The fiscal year of the Section shall be April 1 through March 31.  


In the event of the dissolution of the Section, according to the Bylaws of the Corporation, any tangible assets remaining after all liabilities have been met shall become the property of the Corporation.  


The Bylaws may be amended at any officially warned meeting of the Section by a two-thirds vote of the members present and voting, provided notice of such proposed amendments is included in the notification of the meeting.
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