By Laws

We are an apolitical association.  The group avoids any political involvement, as many of our members are guests in this country.

Dues to join CLUB LAS AMIGAS A.C. are collected annually.  Membership dues are based on the amount of money each individual feels she is    able to pay.        


The money collected from membership dues will be used for administrative purposes.  No membership dues will be used for social or recreational purposes within the group.  Projects that are presented can be initiated by a board vote if the cost is $100.00 or less.  Anything above that expense must be voted on by the general membership.  A two-thirds majority of members who are present at the general meeting and whose dues are currently paid is required to carry any vote involving monies and a simple majority of those members is required on other issues.


Soliciting of funds by members or others for non-officially designated purposes is not permitted.


All donated items, other than money, will be used for CLUB LAS AMIGAS A.C. projects at the discretion of the Board.

There are no paid positions in CLUB LAS AMIGAS A.C.  All board and committee members volunteer their time and energy.


CLUB LAS AMIGAS A.C. Board of Directors consists of a President, the Past President, and a Vice President, a Treasurer, a Secretary, University Scholarship Chairperson, and Secondary Scholarship Chairperson.  A nominating committee to select candidates for the Board will be appointed by the present Board prior to the elections.  All Board decisions must be carried by a two-thirds vote of total Board membership.

The President will chair the meetings; oversee the Board and all committees.

The Vice President will assist the President and act as President in the absence of the President.

The Treasurer will be responsible for receiving and dispensing all monies and keeping a record thereof.


Election of Board members will be held at the second meeting in March.  The term of office of the Board of Directors shall be for a period of two years which shall begin after the last May Meeting with the gavel passing to the new President at that time.


If any Board member is unable to fulfill her obligations to CLUB LAS AMIGAS A.C., she will be replaced at the Board’s discretion.

General meetings and Board meetings will be held twice a month unless changed by a vote of the membership.  All meetings are open to everyone.  The treasury records and secretarial minutes are open to the all members at all times.


A committee will be appointed by the President at the first meeting in May to audit the Treasurer’s records prior to the second meeting in May, submitting a written report the President.


The President and the Board will issue an annual report to the membership covering information of activities and audited Treasurer’s report.  Each standing chairperson will submit a written report on the year’s activities to the President at the first meeting in May.  Each chairperson of the fundraiser or other major event will also submit a written report to the President within a month following the event.  These will be incorporated into the annual report.


Committees to assist the Board on various projects will be appointed by the President at the appropriate time throughout the year.


Bylaws may be revised and updated and presented to the general membership for approval at any time.  The changes will be presented in writing at one meeting and voted on by the membership at the following meeting.  Accepted changes will be noted in the minutes and copies of the new bylaws will be issued timely following approval.

Original 5/24/1989
Revisions 10/23/1989