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PO BOX 370514
LAS VEGAS, NV 89137-0514


The name of this organization shall be the RED ROCK DEMOCRATIC CLUB.

ARTICLE I - Purpose

Section 1. To establish a grass roots effort concentrating on the west area of the City of Las Vegas and Clark County for the purpose of promoting Democratic Party candidates and aiding in their elections.

Section 2. To encourage local registered Democrats to participate in their own areas.

Section 3. To disseminate information promoting local Democratic candidates as well as both statewide and nationwide candidates.

Section 4. To promote registration of Democratic voters.

Section 5. To encourage members to serve as precinct captains responsible for encouraging participation in the political process.

Section 6. To provide a forum and over assistance to Democratic Party candidates.

ARTICLE II - Administration

The Red Rock Democratic Club shall be governed by a Board of Directors to be elected by the membership and to consist of the following: President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary, and four Directors-at-Large.

Section 1. The Board of Directors shall consist of the Officers of the Club named above, plus the immediate past President who has served a full term. The President shall preside over the Board of Directors meetings.

Section 2. The Board of Directors shall have general supervision of the business of the Club, shall establish the policies of the Club, and shall act in the interim between meetings.

Section 3. The Board of Directors shall meet monthly prior to the membership meeting. Special meetings of the Board of Directors shall be at the call of the President or upon written request of five members of the Board of Directors. Four members of the Board of Directors shall constitute a quorum at a special meeting.

Section 4. A member of the Board of Directors will serve on one of the following committees: Ways and Means, Events, Political Education, Volunteer, Calling, Social, Membership, Bylaws. Publicity, Newsletter, and Website.

Section 5. The Board of Directors shall not endorse candidates.

ARTICLE III - Membership

Section 1. Membership is open to any registered Democrat. Any member may retain membership by keeping dues current.

Section 2. Fifteen percent (15%) of the paid membership shall constitute a quorum.

Section 3. A two-thirds (2/3) vote of attending membership at a regular membership meeting is required to endorse a candidate for a general election. If more than one Democratic candidate is running for the same position, the membership will either endorse all the candidates with a two-thirds (2/3) vote or none of the candidates. No one Democratic candidate will be endorsed over another Democratic candidate for the same position.

Section 4. Honorary membership may be presented to an elected official of the Democratic Party with a two-thirds (2/3) Board approval. Honorary members are not required to pay a membership fee.


Section 1. The Club dues shall be twenty dollars ($20), due annually in January, and shall be paid to the Club Treasurer.

ARTICLE V -- Duties of Officers

Section 1. PRESIDENT: Shall preside at all meetings of the Club, prepare agenda, appoint the following standing committees: Ways and Means, Events, Political Education, Volunteer, Calling, Social, Membership, Bylaws, Publicity, Newsletter, and Website, and shall appoint other committees as needed.

Section 2. VICE-PRESIDENT: The Vice-President is the Program Chair. In the absence of the President, the Vice-President shall preside at all meetings of the Club and perform such duties as assigned to the President.

Section 3. RECORDING SECRETARY: Shall keep minutes of the meetings of the Club and the Board of Directors, file and preserve reports, and perform such other duties as assigned by the President.

Section 4. TREASURER: Shall collect all dues and receive all monies belonging to the Club, record all financial transactions of the Club, give a monthly financial report at the membership meeting, and shall make an annual report at the annual meeting. The treasurer shall deliver the books to the audit committee at least one month before the annual meeting and at any other time as requested by the Board.

Section 5. CORRESPONDING SECRETARY: Shall write official Club correspondence under the direction of the Board of Directors or the President. Upon request shall present new members with the latest revision of the Club Bylaws.

Section 6. DIRECTORS-AT-LARGE: Each shall serve as the chair of a standing committee and shall participate in the duties of the Board of Directors.

ARTICLE VI -Finances

Section 1. No special assessments shall be made. All expenditures over Two Hundred Dollars ($200) must be approved by a vote of the Board of Directors. All expenditures over Three Hundred Dollars ($300) must be approved by a vote of the General membership.

Section 2. All funds collected in the name of the Red Rock Democratic Club shall be turned in to the Treasurer and shall be deposited to the bank account of the Club.

Section 3. Two signatures are required on all checks issued over Three Hundred Dollars ($300). One must be either the Treasurer or President; the second signature may be one other Board member.

Section 4. A petty cash account for activities of the Club in the amount of One Hundred Dollars ($100) is to be established, to be used at the discretion of the Treasurer. Receipts are to be included in the monthly Treasurer's report.

ARTICLE VII - Nominations and Elections

Section 1. The Nominations Committee shall consist of three to five members, to be elected at the September membership meeting. The Nominations Committee shall elect its own chair and shall report its nominations at the October membership meeting.

Section 2. Nominations from the floor shall be permitted at the October meeting, after which nominations will be declared closed. Individuals may self-nominate if they so choose. A member may be a nominee for only one Club office.

Section 3. An Elections Committee shall be appointed by the President at the October meeting, and shall prepare the ballots to be cast by those present at the regular membership meeting in November. Section 4. At the November meeting, an alphabetical list of eligible voters shall be posted in the meeting room. An eligible voter is defined as a dues-paid member in good standing as of the close of the October general meeting.

Section 5. A Judge and three Tellers shall be appointed by the President at the November meeting. The Judge shall hand the ballots only to those on the eligible list. Voting is by secret ballot. At the close of the designated voting time, the Judge will declare the voting closed and the Tellers will begin the count. Immediately after the counting is completed, the Judge shall announce the results of the election.

Section 6. Any member shall be eligible to run for office who has been a paid member of the Club for six months preceding the date of the election, except a candidate for President who must have been a paid member for one year. No member holding office in another Democratic club shall be eligible to hold office in the Red Rock Democratic Club unless approved by two-thirds (2/3) of the Board.

ARTICLE VIII - Terms of Office and Vacancies

Section 1. All Officers and Board Members shall serve for a two year term. The President shall not hold office for more than two consecutive terms unless no other member is willing to serve.

Section 2. The resignation of any Officer or Board Member shall be directed to the President and shall be acted upon by the Board.

Section 3. Any Officer who misses three consecutive Board meetings or three consecutive Club meeting without good cause, shall automatically forfeit office, but can retain Club membership. In addition, an Officer may be removed by the Board for malfeasance. A new Officer to fill the vacancy will be appointed by the Board of Directors.

Section 4. After written notice and hearing thereon, any Officer may appeal removal from office to the Club membership at the next regular meeting. The members, by majority vote of those present, shall affirm or deny the appeal. Any Officer subject to removal shall be notified in writing.

Section 5. In the event that any office other than that of President becomes vacant, the Board shall fill the same for the unexpired term. In the event of a vacancy in the office of President, the Vice-President shall succeed to the office of President and the Board of Directors shall appoint a Vice-President.

ARTICLE IX - Parliamentary Authority

Section 1. Roberts Rules of Order shall be the rules adopted to govern the Club, its Board of Directors and its committees, except where Roberts Rules conflict with the provisions of these Bylaws.

Section 2. The President shall appoint a Parliamentarian who shall guide the Club in its Parliamentary procedure, and shall give an opinion on all parliamentary questions when requested by the President or any member of the Club.

ARTICLE X - Amendments

Section 1. A proposed amendment to these Bylaws shall be submitted in writing to the Bylaws Committee and the Board of Directors. The Bylaws Committee shall report to the Board of Directors and the proposed amendment and recommendation shall be presented at a general membership meeting.

Section 2. The proposed amendment shall be emailed or postal mailed to each club member at least ten days prior to the next general meeting, at which time a vote by secret ballot will be taken. A majority vote of those present at this meeting is required to pass the amendment.



FRANK FOPIANO - Vice-President
LISA KERSHAW - Recording Secretary
BEVERLY J. NORTON - Director-at-Large
JIMMIE L. FRANKLIN - Director-at-Large
EDITH L. BYRD - Director-at-Large
GEORGE TRACHTMAN - Director-at-Large
DAN EBIHARA - Treasurer
JOYCE BRINK - Corresponding Secretary
FRANK FOPIANO - Past President