Mid-Atlantic Boykin Spaniel Club Constitution and Bylaws
Article 1 Names and Objectives
Section 1 The official club name is the Mid Atlantic Boykin Spaniel Retriever Club herein after called the club.
Section 2 a) To encourage, promote, and train the natural qualities of the boykin spaniel to hunt and retrieve game. b) To get people interested in training their boykins and having quality time with other boykin owners in the interest of what the Boykin Spaniel was bred for. c) To hold Boykin Spaniel Society sanctioned hunt tests.
Section 3 a) The club shall not be conducted for profit and no part of any profits or remainder from dues or donations to the club shall benefit any club members. b) If club dissolves all remaining property and funds will be distributed to the BSS. Section 4 Club Board may revise and amend the constitution and bylaws as may be required to better serve the membership for these objectives.
Article 2 Club Year and Membership
Section 1 The club will hold 5 training days a year starting in September then every two months to include November, January, March, and May.
Section 2 a) Application must be made to become a member with payment of dues. Should the board reject a membership a refund will be given. b) The rate of membership shall be set by the board. c) The membership will allow you to attend events if you participate with a dog there might be a bird fee to cover the cost of the birds. d) If a nonmember attends our training day or event they can watch but if they bring a dog to participate there will be a nonmember charge which will be set by the board. e) The membership covers the member and his immediate family household including dependants till age 18.
Article 3 Discipline
a) All members should act responsibly and respectfully to other members, volunteers, judges, birdboys ,landowners and the land, etc b) All members shall treat all dogs with respect and refrain from using excessive force in any manner. c) If there is a formal complaint made to the board concerning a member the board will meet to decide what action will be taken.
Article 4 Board and Elections
a) The board will consist of a President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary. b) Terms will be two years. c) Voting will occur by mail during the summer break. d) All nominations of a member for the board must be made by the end of the May training day e) Election results and introduction of new board will be made at September training day. f) Any member can serve on committees when needed and will be appointed by the President.