GANG - Membership Bylaws
ARTICLE 1: NAME
The club name shall be the "Gainesville Amiga Users Group", Hereafter
referred to as "G.A.N.G".
ARTICLE 2: PRINCIPLE OFFICE
The principle office shall be 2013 NE 55th Boulevard; City of
Gainesville; County of Alachua; State of Florida; Zip Code 32641.
The club may designate other offices or an alternative office if voted
upon by the executive committee.
ARTICLE 3: PURPOSES
The purposes of the G.A.N.G. shall be, but are not restricted to:
a) To serve as a clearing house for items of interest to the
membership concerning computer software, computer programming, and the
availability of new hardware and software.
b) To share public domain and shareware computer software programs
among the membership.
c) To issue a newsletter at periodic intervals.
d) To maintain contact with Amiga hardware and software vendors for
the purpose of solving problems encountered by the membership.
ARTICLE 4: MEMBERSHIP
a) Regular membership -- anyone interested in computer usage.
Membership shall be for the entire family.
b) Voting -- all regular members are allowed one voter per family unit
if they are current dues-paying members.
ARTICLE 6: DUES
Dues shall be assessed on a yearly basis. The amount of dues shall be
determined by a majority vote of the membership. One payment of dues
includes the entire family.
Changes in dues structure shall be done by a majority vote of the
membership but not more often than every six months.
ARTICLE 7: MEETINGS
Regular meetings will be held on the second Wednesday of each month.
Additional meetings may be scheduled on due notice by the executive
Any vote to change the Bylaws, to elect officers, or to expend over
fifty dollars (%50.00) shall be announced in the newsletter at least
five (5) days in advance of a regular meeting.
A Quorum shall consist of twenty percent (20%) of the dues-paying members.
OFFICERS AND COMMITTEES
a) Elective Officers -- the elective officers shall be: Coordinator,
Treasurer, Librarian, and Newsletter Editor. Additional elective
officers may be added as needed, when approved by a majority vote
of the membership.
b) Standing Committees -- The G.A.N.G. shall establish standing
committees as are deemed necessary by a majority vote of the
c) Ad Hoc Committees -- Ad Hoc Committees shall be appointed for a
specified time duration by the executive committee to assist them
in the affairs of the club.
ARTICLE 9: BYLAWS
Bylaws shall be adopted by a majority vote of the membership.
Once adopted, the bylaws are binding on the entire membership until
these bylaws are amended or dissolved.
ARTICLE 10: AMENDMENTS TO THE BYLAWS
Bylaws may be amended in whole or in part by a majority vote of
the membership at a regular meeting.
ARTICLE 11: DISSOLUTION OF THE G.A.N.G.
The G.A.N.G. may be officially dissolved by a majority vote of the
membership at a regular meeting.
All liabilities of the club will be met by the sale or disposition of
any assets or, if necessary, by a levy on the existing membership.
All assets shall be disposed of by the executive committee and these
assets shall be distributed in accordance with the desires of the
existing membership by a majority vote of that membership.
ARTICLE 12: EFFECTIVE DATE OF BYLAWS
These bylaws shall be distributed to the entire membership and
will be voted upon, amended, or changed at the next earliest
meeting of the G.A.N.G. At such time as the majority of the
membership approve these bylaws, they shall become effective as of
ARTICLE 13: ELECTIONS
Nominations for all offices set forth in Article 8, will be held
on the first meeting in March.
Elections for said offices will be held on the first meeting in
the month of June.
Transfer of offices and responsibilities to duly elected officers
will take place July first.
Should any officer be unable to fulfill his or her term of office,
the remaining officers will appoint a stand-in or assign the
duties and responsibility to another officer.
ARTICLE 14: PROFIT STATUS
The G.A.N.G. exists solely as a not for profit organization.
ARTICLE 15: PIRACY OF COPYRIGHTED MATERIALS AND SOFTWARE
Distribution of copyrighted software or copyrighted printed
materials at any club function, meeting or activity is strictly
prohibited unless permission is given by the author(s).
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