The following change to the ORGC by-laws, was approved by the members at the March 4, 2013 general meeting.
A recommendation was made to the board of directors on 2/18/13. The motion would require new members of the Club to serve a probationary period of one year before acquiring voting privileges. The motion was passed unanimously. This will require a change to the by-laws. The section affected would be:
Section 4 – Rights and Privileges of Members
A) Any member in good standing shall have the right to:
2. Register his/her vote on any motion;
This would be amended to read: 2. Register his/her vote on any motion after being a member in good standing of the Club for a period of one year.
F) Any member violating the Rules and Regulations of the Constitution, By-Laws, and Provisions of the Club will receive a letter from the Board of Directors demanding his presence to explain his actions. Such actions may lead to dismissal from the Club. Any member refusing to appear or submit in writing his reasons for such actions may be dismissed from the club by a majority vote of at a regular meeting. In any case, dismissal must be by a majority vote at a regular meeting. All dues paid by such member shall be forfeited. “Any member dismissed or suspended in the past or present will not be allowed on Club property or at Club functions.”