STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
The Oakhurst Democratic Club has been formed for the purpose of encouraging involvement in Democratic politics at all levels. We may provide information, and adopt positions on pending legislation at county, state and federal levels. We will seek and support candidates for elective office. We will raise funds and promote activities that will encourage interest and participation in Democratic activities. We will provide a forum for discussion and action on matters of interest to our membership. We will join the California Democratic Council of clubs in an effort to add our voices to those of others, in the hope that we may effectively influence the political process at all levels.
ARTICLE 1- MEMBERSHIP
Primary Members, or Members in Good Standing, are those members who are registered as Democrats in Madera County and whose dues are paid for the current membership year. Only Members in Good Standing will be eligible for the club Executive Committee, for participation as club representatives in California Democratic Party (CDP) or California Democratic Council (CDC) activities, or inclusion in any rosters of membership submitted to the CDP or CDC. Club representatives to CDP and CDC activities will be chosen by the Executive Committee of the club. Members in Good Standing on June 30 of any year will be considered Members in Good Standing on July 1 of the same (calendar) year.
Non-Primary Members are those members who are not registered as Democrats in Madera County and whose dues are paid for the current membership year.
ARTICLE II – DUES
Dues will be $5.00 per person per year. The year will run from July 1 through June 30. Dues will be $2.50 if membership will be for six months or less.
ARTICLE III – OFFICERS AND EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
The Officers and Executive Committee of this organization will be the Secretary-Treasurer and four At Large Members. The term of office will be for one year with elections to take place in June and the Executive Committee to assume office on July 1 of each calendar year. The Executive Committee may meet between regular club meetings to prepare meeting agendas, develop club programs and activities, and act upon matters that may be deemed urgent in nature. A quorum will be three officers. Actions of the Executive Committee will be reported to the members.
ARTICLE IV – COMMITTEES
Committees will be formed at the pleasure of the organization and their duties will be determined by their purpose. The Executive Committee will appoint committee members.
ARTICLE V – RULES FOR CONDUCT OF MEETINGS
This club shall meet on a regular basis at least 10 times a year. Roberts Rules of Order will be used as a guideline for conduct of meetings. Seven members will constitute a quorum.
ARTICLE VI – AMENDMENT OF BY-LAWS
Amendment of the by-laws may be achieved by a majority vote of those members present and voting at a regularly scheduled or special meeting. The membership must be notified of both the meeting date and proposed change at least 10 days prior to the scheduled vote.
ARTICLE VII – PROXY VOTING
Written proxies will be accepted only in regard to by-laws Amendments. For regular meetings, proxies will not be accepted.
Adopted September 12, 2002
Amended January 31, 2004
Amended September 5, 2009
Amended June 6, 2015