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IDAHO MOUNTED ORIENTEERING

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ARTICLE I:

NAME, OBJECT AND BOUNDARIES

Section 1. The name of this organization shall be Idaho Mounted Orienteering (IMO) Association.

Section 2. The objectives shall be to promote the sport of mounted orienteering, to encourage and improve all phases of horsemanship, and to have fun in the great outdoors with horses, mules or ponies.

Section 3. This Association is open to all persons regardless of age, sex, race, creed or color.

ARTICLE II:

MEMBERSHIP

Section 1. Annual dues and reimbursements for the ensuing riding season shall be established by voting members at the annual IMO General Meeting.

Section 2. Membership in this Association shall be open to any persons interested in participating in mounted orienteering, paying dues, and complying with rules of the Association.

Section 3. Family membership includes only children less than 21 years of age, living at home.

ARTICLE III:

OFFICERS, BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND DUTIES

Section 1. Officers: The officers of the Association shall be President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Historian.

Section 2. Officers shall be elected at the annual awards banquet of the Association held in odd numbered years. The term of office shall be for two years, commencing in January of even numbered years.

Section 3. Board of Directors: The Board will consist of the immediate-past-president and two elected members.

Section 4. The Executive Committee shall consist of the Officers and Board of Directors. The Board of Directors will act as liaisons and attend officers meetings. The Executive Committee shall carry out the policy and conduct the business of the Association.

Section 5. President: The duties of the President shall be to conduct all meetings, co-sign checks, be co-chairperson of the points system, be liaison to agencies necessary for conducting club activities, and arrange for Association year-end awards.

Section 6. Vice President: The duties of the Vice President shall be to perform the duties of the President in his/her absence, be co-chairperson of the points system, co-sign checks, and shall be the President-elect.

Section 7. Secretary: The Secretary shall record and transcribe the minutes of all meetings, shall be responsible for necessary correspondence of the Association, and publish the IMO newsletter.

Section 8. Treasurer: The Treasurer shall collect and/or receive membership dues and other funds for the Association, maintain financial accounting records of all transactions involving the Association, submit a written annual report to the Association, and co-sign checks. A bond shall not be required to hold the office.

Section 9. Historian: The Historian shall keep a permanent record of activities of the Association by maintaining the photograph album, organizing slides and video tapes to be shown at the awards banquet, and assisting with the newsletter if requested by the Secretary.

ARTICLE IV:

ELECTION OF OFFICERS

Section 1. Officers shall be elected by members at the annual awards banquet of the Association held in odd-numbered years. Each member shall have one vote (two per family membership). Voting by mail will be allowed, but proxy votes will not be allowed.

ARTICLE V:

MEETINGS

Section 1. An annual meeting shall be held in January of each year. Notice of the annual meeting shall be sent to Association members at least three weeks prior to the scheduled date.

Section 2. Special meetings may be called by the President or by five or more Association members, provided that all Association members are notified of the time, place, and purpose of such special meeting at least three weeks prior to the meeting.

ARTICLE VI:

AWARDS

Section 1. To be eligible for Association awards a person must be an annual member of the IMO Association. An annual member shall be eligible for Association annual awards provided all the requirements have been met.

Section 2. Horses, mules, ponies, etc., owned or ridden by annual members will earn points toward awards.

ARTICLE VII:

PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURES

Section 1. Roberts Rules of Order shall be the final authority in all questions of parliamentary procedure.

Section 2. Resolutions shall be presented in writing to the Association President by any member, and shall be considered by the members present at the next annual meeting.

ARTICLE VIII:

AMENDMENTS

Section 1. These By-laws may be amended by a majority vote of the Association members present at any meeting providing notice of the proposed By-law amendments are sent to all Association members 30 days prior to the announced meeting.

ADOPTED MARCH 12, 1988

AMENDED FEBRUARY 22, 2014

 

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Last Updated:  March 27, 2014