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Mid Atlantic Impala Association
Club Charter













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Constitution of the Mid Atlantic Impala Association:
















ARTICLE I: NAME AND LOGO

Section 1: The name of the club shall be "Mid Atlantic Impala Association." (MAIA)

Section 2: The logo of the club shall be a map outline of the region of the United States that includes the states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, West Virginia, and Virginia. Inserted within the outline shall be the Impala cross flag emblem, and the words Mid Atlantic above the cross flags and Impala Association below the cross flags. And in the lower right corner of the logo shall be the official logo of the National Impala Association.

ARTICLE II: OBJECTIVES AND GOALS

Section 1: The MAIA will promote the preservation, restoration, and maintenance of all 1958 - 1970 full size Chevrolet automobiles. These include; 2 and 4 door sedan, hardtop, and convertible models, of the Bel Air, Biscayne, Caprice, Delray, Impala, all models of Station Wagons including Sedan Delivery and Nomad, and the 1959 - 1960 El Camino.

Section 2: The MAIA will strive to be family oriented and promote activities that include the whole family.

Section 3: The MAIA will maintain non-profit status with all proceeds, after club expenses, being donated to a charity, voted on and, accepted by the membership.

ARTICLE III: MEMBERSHIP AND MEMBERSHIP DUES

Section 1: Any person who either owns a 58-70 full size Chevrolet or has a particular interest in these models of cars is eligible to join the MAIA. Ownership is not a prerequisite to join the MAIA. Although we would like to see everyone join the National Impala Association it likewise will not be a prerequisite to join or maintain membership in the MAIA.

Section 2: In order to protect the integrity of the MAIA, and to ensure our goals and civic responsibilities are met, the MAIA officers reserve the right to suspend or revoke the membership of any individual whose conduct is clearly in violation of the clubs membership guidelines (covered in Article X of the MAIA constitution). If membership revocation is deemed necessary, the individual's yearly dues shall be refunded on a pro-rated basis.

Section 3: The yearly membership dues shall be $12.00 payable on January 1st of each year.

Section 4:The spouse and minor children of each member shall fall under his/her membership.

ARTICLE V: OFFICERS AND ELECTIONS

Section 1: The executive officers of the MAIA shall consist of: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Sergeant at Arms.

Section 2: The terms of the Executive Officers shall run from January 1st through December 31st.

Section 3: Elections will be held at the regular membership meeting held in the fall quarter. Nominations for offices must be submitted to the Secretary by September 1st and published in the newsletter prior to the fall meeting.

Section 4: If a vacancy occurs during the year, the remaining officers will appoint a replacement to cover the term.

ARTICLE VI: DUTIES OF OFFICERS

Section 1: President: Will be chief officer of the association, will preside over all meetings, supervise the affairs of the association, issue the call for regular and special executive meetings, and assist the Secretary in publication of the newsletter.

Section 2: Vice President: Will perform all the duties of president in his or her absence, head all committees, and serve as Chief Judge at any judged event.

Section 3: Secretary: Will record and maintain the minutes of all meetings, maintain membership record, and assist the President in publication of the newsletter.

Section 4: Treasurer: Will have custody of all association funds and securities, and will keep, in books, full and accurate accounts of all receipts and disbursements; he will deposit all moneys, securities, and other valuable effects in the name of the association in such depositories as may be designated, for that purpose, by the membership. He will disburse the funds of the association as may be directed by the officers and membership, taking proper vouchers for such disbursements, and will render to officers and membership at the regular meetings, and whenever requested by them, an account of all his transactions as Treasurer and of the financial condition of the association.

Section 5: Sergeant at Arms: Will help to maintain order at meetings, help to resolve disputes between club members involving club matters. Serve as assistant Chief Judge at any judged event.



ARTICLE VII: OFFICER DISMISSAL

Section 1: Any officers conduct, business practices, etc. may be reviewed at any time by the membership, if:

A. A petition carrying 65% of the total membership plus 2 current officers is submitted.

B. The petition must outline the reason for dismissal.

The officer in question must:

A. Be notified in writing two weeks prior to the next meeting

B. Be given the opportunity to defend his/her position at the meeting.

The membership, after the officer defends his/her action, will vote by secret ballot to either impeach or to acquit the officer from the charge. For the officer to be impeached a 65% majority must be achieved from the attending members. The dismissed officer will not necessarily be denied membership in the MAIA.

ARTICLE VIII: MEETINGS

Section 1: Quarterly meetings of the membership will be held at a time and place set forth by the Executive Officers. The members will be notified at least 3 months in advance of any meeting or event.

Section 2: The President can call Special meetings of the Executive Officers and membership.

ARTICLE IX: AMENDMENTS

Section 1: The club constitution can be amended at any regular or special meeting. After presentation, the attending members will vote on the amendment; to pass an amendment at least a 75% majority must be reached.

Section 2: All approved and accepted amendments take effective immediately.

ARTICLE X: MEMBERSHIP GUIDELINES

Section 1: Rules and by-laws: In order to promote the MAIA, its membership, and principles. We must abide by the following rules and by laws:

A. No alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs will be permitted at club functions.

B. No offensive, abusive, ormdisrespectful; language, signs, clothing, or music will be permitted at club functions.

C. All federal, state, and local laws must be obeyed at all times will attending club functions.

D. Friendly pets will be allowed, but must remain on a leash and away from others automobiles.

E. If you bring small children to events, you are responsible for their actions. They must remain with you and under supervision, at all times.`

F. Make sure event locations are left better than when we arrived. Whenever you leave an event, pick up any refuse and take it with you or dispose of it in a proper trash container.

G. The Mid Atlantic Impala Association, its officers, collective membership, or sponsors, cannot be held responsible for accidents, or damages occurring while attending, participating in, or traveling to and from any club function.

Section 2: Our Club Principles:

A. Treat others the way we would want to be treated: As with any organization, people are our most important asset. One goal of our organization is to increase and maintain membership. We can only accomplish this by following this principle.

B. Take care of those who sponsor our events: Whether it is a public park, car dealership, or just an open field, we must treat the owner and their property with respect. The only way we are able to hold club functions is through those persons kind enough to provide the location.

C. Bring along the family: As we are all aware our family is the most important thing we have in this world, and we never have enough time to spend with our loved ones. This organization will not promote activities the whole family cannot attend.

D. Obey the law: At all club functions we must abide by the laws of the land, these include speed limits whenever attending a tour.

E. HAVE FUN!