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Swiss Alpine Association - By-Laws




Amendment #3



Section 1.  President.  The President shall be the executive officer of the Association, and shall preside over all meetings of the Association and the Board of Directors.  He or she shall have general and active management of the business of the Association and shall see that all orders and resolutions of the Associations and the Board are carried into effect.  He or she shall have authority to sign checks and to sign all legal documents for his signature by the board of Directors.  He or she shall appoint with the approval of the Board of Directors chairmen for all committees, and shall be ex officio member of all committees except the nominating committee and the rules committee.  The President shall conduct the affairs of the Associations in accordance with the recorded Declarations of Restrictions, the Articles of Incorporation and these By-Laws.  He or she shall be responsible for the preparation of a State of the Association report to be submitted to the annual meeting and shall file said report with the Secretary fifteen (15) days prior to the annual meeting, so that it will be available for inspection by the membership.

Section 2.  Vice President.  The Vice President shall, in the absence of the President, preside at all meetings of the Association and of the Board of Directors.  He or she shall be responsible for the coordination of the efforts and reports of such committees as the President may assign and shall be an ex officio member of all such committees.  He or she shall also perform such other duties as the President may assign.

Section 3.  Secretary-Treasurer.  The Secretary-Treasurer shall keep the minutes of all meetings of the Association and of the Board of Directors, and shall preserve in the books of the Association true minutes of all the proceedings of all such meetings.  The Secretary-Treasurer shall give all notices required by statute, by-law or resolution.  He or she shall keep a record of the names and addresses of all members of the Association.  The Secretary-Treasurer shall have the responsibility for the following:

  1. Collection and custody of all funds paid to the Association, and depositing of the same in depositories authorized by the Board of Directors;

  2. The filing of reports as may be legally required, including reports or returns to Internal Revenue Service; and

  3. Payment of all bills and disbursement of funds as may be authorized by the Board of Directors, subject, however, to the limitation provided in Article XIII, Section 4 of these By-Laws.

 His or her books shall be open to inspection at reasonable times by the President, Board of Directors, and authorized auditors.  He or she shall make a full and true report of the financial condition of the Association in accordance with information furnished pursuant to Article XIII, Section 4 at the annual meeting.

The Secretary-Treasurer shall establish bookkeeping, accounting and purchase order systems to cover all purchases, material and labor required for or in behalf of the Association.  Any method adopted will provide that non-budgeted purchases in excess of $250.00 must be first approved by the Board of Directors.

The Secretary-Treasurer for the Association shall be placed under surety bond, the fee for said bond to be paid by the Association.  Upon approval of the Board, the office of Secretary-Treasurer and the office of President may be a paid position, with the amount of pay to be determined by the Board of Directors.  All other officers will serve without compensation, except that they shall be reimbursed for reasonable expenses incurred in furthering Association business, subject to the approval of the board of Directors.


Any and all provisions contained in the By-Laws of the Swiss Alpine Association and the First Amendment, which are not specifically amended herein, shall continue to be in full force and are affirmed, except as specifically amended herein.