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LAS VEGAS, NV 89137-0514
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RED ROCK DEMOCRATIC CLUB BYLAWS
AS AMENDED SEPTEMBER 14, 2020

ARTICLE I – Purpose

Section 1. To establish a grassroots 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 offer assistance to Democratic Party candidates.

 

ARTICLE II - Administration

Section 1. The Red Rock Democratic Club shall be governed by a Board of Directors to be elected by the membership and to consist of four Officers (President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary), and seven Directors (Communications, Membership, Fundraising, Technology, Community Outreach, Political Outreach, and Education). 

Section 2. The Red Rock Democratic Club’s immediate past President, having served a full 2-year term as President, will serve as a non-voting, ex-officio board member. 
 
Section 3. 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 4. 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. A majority of the Board of Directors shall constitute a quorum at a regular or special board meeting.

Section 5. At the beginning of each calendar year, the Board of Directors shall establish or re-establish standing teams with a set of specific and measurable goals. Membership will be notified of opportunities to serve on standing teams. Each standing team shall be led or co-lead by one or more Board Members. Board Members may also form teams throughout the year as needed.

 

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.

 

ARTICLE IV - Dues

Section 1. The Club’s membership dues shall be twenty dollars ($20.00) for a BASIC membership and fifty dollars ($50.00) for a GOLD membership. Membership dues shall be paid to the Club Treasurer. Memberships expire 12 months after the initial date of payment.

 

ARTICLE V -- Duties of Officers

Section 1. PRESIDENT: Shall prepare the agenda for and preside over all club Board meetings and General Membership meetings, act as liaison to the Clark County Democratic Party and all Clubs, Caucuses and Organizations chartered by the Clark County Democratic Party, attend Clark County Democratic Party Leadership Council meetings, represent Club membership when attending Community meetings and events, oversee and support all teams, create ad-hoc teams as needed, prepare annual club operational strategy, and be the only official spokesperson for the Club, unless otherwise delegated for specific business.

Section 2. VICE PRESIDENT: Shall act as the Program Chair and arrange for guest speakers and/or panels for general membership meetings and special events. In the absence of the President, the Vice President shall perform the duties assigned to the President.

Section 3. 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. Upon request shall present new members with the latest revision of the Club Bylaws.

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, present a budget at the January general membership meeting, and make an annual report at the November general membership meeting.

Section 5. MEMBERSHIP DIRECTOR: Shall maintain a roster of Club members, give a monthly membership report at each membership meeting, and serve as the primary contact for all member related inquiries.
Section 6. COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR: Shall, upon approval of the President, manage all forms of communications for the Club including social media, email, traditional mail, phone calls, texting, and press communications.

Section 7. FUNDRAISING DIRECTOR: Shall plan, coordinate, and manage all fundraising events and activities. Shall, in conjunction with the Treasurer and the Communications Director, set an annual fundraising goal including sale of club products, membership dues, donations, and sponsorships.

Section 8. TECHNOLOGY DIRECTOR: Shall propose and implement technological solutions to aid in achieving the Club’s goals, manage and maintain the Club’s technological assets including the Club’s website, virtual meeting solutions, online collaboration tools, and hardware.

Section 9. POLITICAL OUTREACH DIRECTOR: Shall serve as the Club’s liaison to Democratic candidates and elected officials and their respective campaigns, connect interested members with political volunteer opportunities, and coordinate get out the vote efforts.

Section 10. COMMUNITY OUTREACH DIRECTOR: Shall serve the Club’s liaison to non-political community leaders and organizations, create opportunities for membership growth and engagement, and serve on the Clark County Democratic Party’s Community Outreach and Activism committee.

Section 11. ENGAGEMENT DIRECTOR: Shall, upon approval of the President, create and distribute educational and training materials and host information sessions centered on participation and engagement within the Democratic Party. 


ARTICLE VI - Finances

Section 1. No special assessments shall be made. All expenditures under Two Hundred Fifty Dollars ($250) must be approved by the President and the Treasurer. All expenditures over Two Hundred Fifty Dollars ($250) but under One Thousand Dollars ($1,000) must be approved by a vote of the Board of Directors. All expenditures over One Thousand ($1,000) 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 within 5 business days of receipt.

Section 3. Financial transactions requiring a signature must be either that of the Treasurer or President.
 

ARTICLE VII - Nominations and Elections

Section 1. The Nominations Committee shall consist of three members, chaired by the Membership Director or a Board Member designated by the President. The Nominations committee will vet all candidates running for all board positions.

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

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, the Membership Director or a Board Member designated by the President shall confirm voter eligibility. An eligible voter is defined as a dues-paid member in good standing as of the close of the October general meeting.

Section 5. Ballots shall be provided only to eligible voters. At the close of the designated voting time, the President will declare the voting closed and the votes shall be counted. Immediately after the counting is completed, the President shall announce the results of the election. If the current President is running for re-election, the Vice President shall preside over the election.

Section 6. Any member shall be eligible to run for a Director position who has been a paid member of the Club for six months preceding the date of the election. Candidates for Officer positions must have been a paid member for one year and served as a member of the Board of Directors for at least 6 months. For each individual position up for election, these requirements may be suspended by two-thirds (2/3) of the Club’s membership in attendance at the October general membership meeting if, and only if, no member that meets the requirements wishes to run for a position. No member holding office in another Democratic Club or Caucus shall be eligible to hold office in the Red Rock Democratic Club.

 

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 qualified 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 meetings without good cause, shall automatically forfeit office, but can retain Club membership. 

Section 4. In the event of malfeasance and/or failure to fulfil commitments to the Club, a Director may be removed from the board by a majority vote of the Board of Directors. An Officer may be removed by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the Board. A new Officer or Director will be appointed by the Board of Directors to fill the vacancy. Appointees must meet the same qualifications as candidates for their respective positions unless overridden by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of membership present at the next membership meeting. Members present at the next membership meeting may reject any appointment with a two-thirds (2/3) vote.

Section 5. After written notice and hearing thereon, any Board Member may appeal removal from office to the Club membership at the next regular meeting. The members, by a two-thirds (2/3) vote, may overrule the Board of Directors. Any Board Member subject to action shall be notified in writing of the decision.

Section 6. 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. Robert’s Rules of Order shall be the rules adopted to govern the Club, its Board of Directors, its committees and its teams, except where Robert’s Rules conflict with the provisions of these bylaws or county, state, or federal law.


ARTICLE X - Endorsements and Resolutions

Section 1. The Club’s process for endorsements and resolutions shall be in compliance with the bylaws of the Clark County Democratic Party.

Section 2. The Board of Directors shall not endorse candidates independently of a Club membership vote. The Board of Directors, may by two-thirds (2/3) vote, issue an emergency statement/resolution in situations that require immediate attention but will indicate that the statement/resolution only represents the view of the Board and will advise the membership at the next regular membership meeting on the action.

Section 3. A two-thirds (2/3) vote of attending membership at a membership meeting shall be required to endorse a candidate for an election or to adopt a resolution.

Section 4. Nothing in this article shall prohibit an individual member of the Club from endorsing a Democratic candidate for partisan or nonpartisan office in their personal capacity.

 
ARTICLE XI - Amendments

Section 1. Proposed amendments to these Bylaws shall be submitted in writing by Club members in good standing to the Board of Directors. Upon submission to the Board of Directors proposed amendments will be reviewed and the Board’s recommendation shall be presented at a future membership meeting.

Section 2. Proposed amendments shall be emailed or postal mailed to each club member at least ten days prior to the next general membership meeting, at which time a vote will be taken. A two-thirds (2/3) of those present at this meeting is required to pass the amendment.

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THE ABOVE AND FOREGOING BYLAWS APPROVED THIS TWENTY-SIXTH DAY OF JUNE, 2013.

RED ROCK DEMOCRATIC CLUB EXCEPT AS AMENDED IN ARTICLE 9, SECTION 3 ON JANUARY 25, 2017

_/DANIEL KRUGER/____________ President                       DIRECTORS-AT-LARGE:

_/FRANK FOPIANO/__________ Vice-President                 ` /JIMMIE L. FRANKLIN/_______

_/LISA KERSHAW/_____________Recording Secretary     BEVERLY J. NORTON/_______

_/DAN EBIHARA/__________ Treasurer                                /EDITH L. BYRD/ ____________

_/JOYCE BRINK/_________Corresponding Secretary        _ /GEORGE TRACHTMAN/_____

_/FRANK FOPIANO/___________ Past President

 

THE ABOVE AND FOREGOING BYLAWS APPROVED THIS TWENTY-SIXTH DAY OF JUNE, 2013.

RED ROCK DEMOCRATIC CLUB EXCEPT AS AMENDED IN ARTICLE 5, SECTION 5; ARTICLE 6, SECTION 1; ARTICLE 6, SECTION 3 AND REMOVAL OF ARTICLE 6, SECTION 4 ON THE 25TH DAY OF JANUARY, 2017.

RED ROCK DEMOCRATIC CLUB OFFICERS 2017

PRESIDENT-- DAN KRUGER                                                           DIRECTORS-AT-LARGE—HEATHER SENN

VICE-PRESIDENT—HOWARD BECKERMAN                                                                             MANNY GARCIA

RECORDING SECRETARY—GINNI KRUGER                                                                              SHIRLEY KOEGEL

TREASURER—EDITH BYRD

PAST PRESIDENT-- FRANK FOPIANO

                                                                                               

RED ROCK DEMOCRATIC CLUB OFFICERS 2018

PRESIDENT-- DAN KRUGER                                                           DIRECTORS-AT-LARGE—HEATHER SENN

VICE-PRESIDENT—HOWARD BECKERMAN                                                                             KARINA PROVOST

RECORDING SECRETARY—                                                                                                           SHIRLEY KOEGEL

TREASURER—GINNI KRUGER

PAST PRESIDENT-- FRANK FOPIANO

 

RED ROCK DEMOCRATIC CLUB OFFICERS 2019 

PRESIDENT-- DAN KRUGER                                                           DIRECTORS-AT-LARGE—HEATHER SENN

VICE-PRESIDENT—MICHAEL WEISS                                                                           HOWARD BECKERMAN

RECORDING SECRETARY—                                                                                           JOE THRONEBERRY

TREASURER—GINNI KRUGER                                                                                      LANI PAZ

PAST PRESIDENT-- FRANK FOPIANO                                                                         MICHAEL HERRING

 

RED ROCK DEMOCRATIC CLUB OFFICERS 2020 (As elected on November 20, 2019)

 

PRESIDENT-- MICHAEL WEISS                                                      DIRECTORS-AT-LARGE—

VICE-PRESIDENT – JOE THRONBERRY                                                                       HOWARD BECKERMAN

RECORDING SECRETARY— LANI PAZ                                                                        DEIDRE RADFORD

TREASURER—MICHAEL HERRING                                                                              GINNI KRUGER

PAST PRESIDENT—DANIEL KRUGER               

                                                         

RED ROCK DEMOCRATIC CLUB OFFICERS 2020 (After bylaw changes on September 14, 2020)

PRESIDENT — MICHAEL WEISS

VICE-PRESIDENT – JOE THRONBERRY

SECRETARY —  MICHELLE WEISS

TREASURER — BRIAN JAMES

MEMBERSHIP DIRECTOR —  LANI PAZ

COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR — DEIDRE RADFORD

TECHNOLOGY DIRECTOR — MICHAEL HERRING

FUNDRAISING DIRECTOR — HOWARD BECKERMAN

ENGAGEMENT DIRECTOR — GINNI KRUGER

PAST PRESIDENT— DANIEL KRUGER