ABATE of Lexington
A Brotherhood Against Totalitarian Enactments
Ride Free

BYLAWS
for
A.B.A.T.E of Lexington, Inc.

BYLAWS
A.B.A.T.E OF LEXINGTON, INC.


ARTICLE I
PURPOSE

Be it known by the charter A.B.A.T.E. of Lexington, SC is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of the rights of motorcyclists and to promote education to motorists to maintain a safe environment for all who share the roadways of the state.

ARTICLE II
CHARTER
A.B.A.T.E. of Lexington was started in November of 2001 by Dann “Batman” Knight and Randy Hydrick upon petitioning A.B.A.T.E. of South Carolina to start a Lexington, SC chapter. The original officers were Dann Knight as Coordinator, Randy Hydrick as Assistant Coordinator, Carol Knight as Treasurer, and Missy Hydrick as Secretary. In August of 2002 “Batman” with the sponsorship of Jack DeBruhl and Anthony Keisler, took the chapter to a level of non-profit status and “incorporation” creating the legal domain of “A.B.A.T.E. of Lexington, ncorporated”. Wendell Arsi was the filing lawyer

Charter members of A.B.A.T.E. of Lexington, Inc. shall be each member that joined between the period(s) of November 2001 and November 2002.

ARTICLE III
CONSTITUTION

It shall be agreed that A.B.A.T.E. of Lexington shall adopt the articles of the State Constitution of A.B.A.T.E. of South Carolina concerning areas of officer duties, memberships and so forth. With the acceptance of Lexington area dues which shall be paid annually.

ARTICLE IV
OFFICERS AND DUTIES

A. Officers shall consist of the Coordinator, Assistant Coordinator and Treasurer also known as Board of Directors (BOD). All other positions shall be by appointment of BOD.

B. Coordinator shall preside at all meetings

C. Assistant Coordinator shall be second official of the organization and shall conduct the duties of Coordinator in his/her absence.

D. Treasurer shall have the responsibility of all financial activities of the organization. All payments of funds shall be substantiated by receipt. All expenditures in excess of $50 must be approved by the Coordinator, or Assistant Coordinator and Treasurer. Expenditures in excess of $150 must be approved by majority vote at regular scheduled meetings. Treasurer shall report chapter financial status at each regular scheduled meeting.

ARTICLE V
ELECTION AND VOTING

A. Elections of Coordinator and Treasurer will be held each odd year, Assistant Coordinator will be held each even year.

B. Nominations for new officers will be accepted in September and October. Elections will be held at the November meeting with installment of new officers at the December meeting. A member cannot be nominated for more than one office.

C. All members are allowed to run for office if they have been current in the organization for no less than 60 days.

D. An absentee ballot and proxy ballot will be made available for the annual election of officers, thus allowing all members the opportunity to vote. The absentee ballot will be in the newsletter and on the website and must be received at the designated address by the day of the meeting in which the election is to be held. Any ballots received after the due date will not be counted. If a member is able to attend the meeting after submitting an absentee ballot they will not be allowed to vote. All members must be current no less than 60 days to vote in the elections. The Coordinator shall not vote except in the event of a tie vote on enen years and the Assistant Coordinator shall not vote except in the event of a tie vote on odd years. In such an event the decisions of the Coordinator or Assistant Coordinator is final.

ARTICLE VI
DUES

A.B.A.T.E. of Lexington, Inc. annual dues shall be paid in the amount of $5 per member, with annual A.B.A.T.E. of South Carolina dues paid on the renewal date of the member’s initial membership. This fee may be increased if needed by majority vote.

ARTICLE VII
MEETINGS

Rule 1. Roberts rules of order shall govern the parliamentary of the organization unless otherwise provided by these by-laws. The order shall be as follows:

1. Minutes from the previous meeting will not be read at the current monthly meeting. Everyone is sent a copy of the minutes in the newsletter (via U.S. Mail or E-mail) and they are also available on the A.B.A.T.E. of Lexington web. Therefore any changes or corrections will be noted at the current monthly meeting then approved.

2. Officers report.

3. Unfinished business.

4. New business

ARTICLE VIII
AMENDMENTS

Any amendments to the by-laws must be submitted by petition to the BOD for consideration and acted upon within sixty days of submission. The board shall recommend the acceptance or rejection of said amendment to the members in good standing. All amendments must be voted on at regularly scheduled meetings and must obtain majority vote for passage.

BYLAWS
A.B.A.T.E OF LEXINGTON, INC.


ARTICLE I
PURPOSE

Be it known by the charter A.B.A.T.E. of Lexington, SC is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of the rights of motorcyclists and to promote education to motorists to maintain a safe environment for all who share the roadways of the state.

ARTICLE II
CHARTER
A.B.A.T.E. of Lexington was started in November of 2001 by Dann “Batman” Knight and Randy Hydrick upon petitioning A.B.A.T.E. of South Carolina to start a Lexington, SC chapter. The original officers were Dann Knight as Coordinator, Randy Hydrick as Assistant Coordinator, Carol Knight as Treasurer, and Missy Hydrick as Secretary. In August of 2002 “Batman” with the sponsorship of Jack DeBruhl and Anthony Keisler, took the chapter to a level of non-profit status and “incorporation” creating the legal domain of “A.B.A.T.E. of Lexington, ncorporated”. Wendell Arsi was the filing lawyer

Charter members of A.B.A.T.E. of Lexington, Inc. shall be each member that joined between the period(s) of November 2001 and November 2002.

ARTICLE III
CONSTITUTION

It shall be agreed that A.B.A.T.E. of Lexington shall adopt the articles of the State Constitution of A.B.A.T.E. of South Carolina concerning areas of officer duties, memberships and so forth. With the acceptance of Lexington area dues which shall be paid annually.


ARTICLE IV
OFFICERS AND DUTIES

A. Officers shall consist of the Coordinator, Assistant Coordinator and Treasurer also known as Board of Directors (BOD). All other positions shall be by appointment of BOD.

B. Coordinator shall preside at all meetings

C. Assistant Coordinator shall be second official of the organization and shall conduct the duties of Coordinator in his/her absence.

D. Treasurer shall have the responsibility of all financial activities of the organization. All payments of funds shall be substantiated by receipt. All expenditures in excess of $50 must be approved by the Coordinator, or Assistant Coordinator and Treasurer. Expenditures in excess of $150 must be approved by majority vote at regular scheduledmeeting s. Treasurer shall report chapter financial status at each regular scheduled meeting.


ARTICLE V
ELECTION AND VOTING

A. Elections of Coordinator and Treasurer will be held each odd year, Assistant Coordinator will be held each even year.

B. Nominations for new officers will be accepted in September and October. Elections will be held at the November meeting with installment of new officers at the December meeting. A member cannot be nominated for more than one office.

C. All members are allowed to run for office if they have been current in the organization for no less than 60 days.

D. An absentee ballot and proxy ballot will be made available for the annual election of officers, thus allowing all members the opportunity to vote. The absentee ballot will be in the newsletter and on the website and must be received at the designated address by the day of the meeting in which the election is to be held. Any ballots received after the due date will not be counted. If a member is able to attend the meeting after submitting an absentee ballot they will not be allowed to vote. All members must be current no less than 60 days to vote in the elections. The Coordinator shall not vote except in the event of a tie vote on even years and the Assistant Coordinator shall not vote except in the event of a tie vote on odd years. In such an event the decisions of the Coordinator or Assistant Coordinator is final.


ARTICLE VI
DUES

A.B.A.T.E. of Lexington, Inc. annual dues shall be paid in the amount of $5 per member, with annual A.B.A.T.E. of South Carolina dues paid on the renewal date of the member’s initial membership. This fee may be increased if needed by majority vote.


ARTICLE VII
MEETINGS

Rule 1. Roberts rules of order shall govern the parliamentary of the organization unless otherwise provided by these by-laws. The order shall be as follows:

1. Minutes from the previous meeting will not be read at the current monthly meeting. Everyone is sent a copy of the minutes in the newsletter (via U.S. Mail or E-mail) and they are also available on the A.B.A.T.E. of Lexington web. Therefore any changes or corrections will be noted at the current monthly meeting then approved.

2. Officers report.

3. Unfinished business.

4. New business

ARTICLE VIII
AMENDMENTS

Any amendments to the by-laws must be submitted by petition to the BOD for consideration and acted upon within sixty days of submission. The board shall recommend the acceptance or rejection of said amendment to the members in good standing. All amendments must be voted on at regularly scheduled meetings and must obtain majority vote for passage.


ARTICLE IX
GENERAL FUNDS

All general funds shall be used for doing business only for the chapter. Any and all other request for funding from the general funds will be submitted in writing to the BOD for review and discussion before being brought to the members for a vote. Request need to be submitted 30 days prior to the next monthly membership meeting.
 

* Approved bylaw amendments on 2/9/2015