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LANCASTER AREA SOARING SOCIETY
ARTICLE I (Name)
The name of the organization shall be the "Lancaster Area Soaring Society". The official abbreviation shall be "LASS". This club shall be a chartered club of the Academy of Model Aeronautics.
The basic purpose of this club shall be to promote the interest, design, construction and flying of model sailplanes as well as the promotion of the model aircraft hobby. The club shall foster goodwill toward the model aircraft hobby.
All persons shall be eligible for membership provided they hold a current “License" as issued by the Academy of Model Aeronautics.
LANCASTER AREA SOARING SOCIETY
The governing body of this club shall be the Executive
Committee, consisting of the President, Vice-President,Secretary,
Treasurer and 2 Directors(Board Members)and
the immediate past
President for a period of one year following his term of office.
a. President- The President shall preside at all club meetings
and perform such duties as ordinarily pertain to
b. Vice-President-The Vice-President shall assume the duties and
powers of the President in the absence of the
President and perform such other duties as
ordinarily pertain to his office.
c. Secretary- The secretary shall keep accurate records of
proceedings at all regular meetings and meetings
of the Executive Committee,shall keep the official
record of club membership, make necessary reports
to such organizations with which the society may
become affiliated and assure the members of the
Executive Committee are appropriately informed
of meetings of the committee and perform other
duties as ordinarily pertain to his office.
d.Treasurer- The Treasurer shall have custody of all funds and
perform such duties as ordinarily pertain to his
office. Upon his retirement from office,he shall
turn over to his successor all funds, books of
accounts and any other society property in his
possession, after each has been reviewed by the
President's auditing committee (minimum 2 people).
The fiscal accounting period
shall begin 1 Jan
of each year and end 31 Dec of the same year.
The Executive Committee shall conduct all business of the
club, control all offices and committees and discharge all
responsibilities of the club. Decisions of the club shall be
recorded in writing and reported to the club membership. A
majority of the general membership can override an Executive
4. Election and terms of office-
a. The terms of the President,
Secretary and Treasurer shall be for two(2) years.
The terms of the Directors(Broad Members) shall be
two years with one Director being elected each year.
b. Nominations of officers and Directors shall be
made at the regular November meeting and ballots
mailed to all members within 7 days of nomination.
Only those ballots received on or before the Dec
meeting will be accepted and a majority vote of all
ballots received shall determine the outcome of the
Membership dues- yearly
Individual-$30.00 (one vote in club business)
Family-----$31.00 (one vote in club business)
Youth (16-19)$15.00 (1 vote in club business)
Junior(<16)$10.00 (15 and under one vote in club business
All LASS members must be current members in good standing
of AMA. Dues are due by the 1st of the year.
Meetings shall be held monthly on the 3rd Thursday of the
month. Starting time unless otherwise noted will be 7:00P.M.
The treasurer of the club shall be authorized to receive
contributions of specially obtained funds from any
individual or institution to be applied to the operating
expenses of the club.
The President shall appoint the chairmen and members of the
various committees of the club. These activities shall
include but are not limited to : Competitive Activities,
Newsletter and Public Relations.
9. A quorum for any regular meeting shall consist of a majority
of members in good standing attending that meeting.
Should a vacancy occur on the Executive Committee, a special
election shall be held promptly at a regular monthly meeting
All suggested changes to the By Laws shall be submitted to the
Executive committee for review and consideration. After a
favorable review, ballots showing the proposed changes shall
be mailed to the membership at least 20 days prior to the
next monthly meeting. Members shall return their ballots on
or before the next meeting and a majority of votes received
by the next meeting will carry the proposed change(s).