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The Mariposa Democratic Club supports Democrats and democratic causes in Mariposa County, California.

Mariposa Democratic Club By-laws

Statement of Purpose

The Mariposa Democratic Club has been formed for the purpose of encouraging involvement in Democratic politics at all levels. We may provide information, and adopt positions on pending legislation at county, state and federal levels. We will seek and support candidates for elective office. We will raise funds and promote activities that will encourage interest and participation in Democratic activities. We will provide a forum for discussion and action on matters of interest to our membership. We will join the California Democratic Council of clubs in an effort to add our voices to those of others, in the hope that we may effectively influence the political process at all levels.

Article I Membership

Primary Members, or Members in Good Standing, are those members who are registered as Democrats in Mariposa County and whose dues are paid for the current membership year. Only Members in Good Standing will be eligible for the club Executive Committee, for participation as club representatives in California Democratic Party (CDP) or California Democratic Council (CDC) activities, or inclusion in any rosters of membership submitted to the CDP or CDC. Club representatives to CDP and CDC activities will be chosen by the Executive Committee of the club. Non-Primary Members are those members whose dues are paid for the current membership year and who either are not registered as Democrats in Mariposa County and/or whose primary affiliation is with another Democratic Club.

Article II Dues

Dues will be $10.00 per person per year or $15.00 per family per year. The year will run from January 1 through December 31. Lifetime memberships will be available for $150.00.

Article III Officers

The officers of this organization will be President, 1st Vice President, 2nd Vice President, Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary, Treasurer and Assistant Treasurer. Term of office shall be for one year with elections to take place in December and officers to assume office on January 1 of the following calendar year.

Article IV Executive Committee

The Executive Committee shall consist of the elected officers plus 4 additional members to be elected at a regularly scheduled meeting of the club. The Executive Committee shall meet between club meetings and conduct the administrative business of the club. The Executive Committee shall determine the number and type of committees necessary to the development and maintenance of club programs and make an effort to recruit club members to serve on the committees. The Executive Committee and all other committees shall make a report to the general membership at the regularly scheduled club meeting.

Article V Rules for Conduct of Meetings

This club shall meet on a regular basis at least 10 times a year. Robert Rules of Order will be used as a guideline for the conduct of meetings. Seven members will constitute a quorum.

Article VI Amendment of By-laws

Amendment of the by-laws may be achieved by a majority vote of those members present and voting at a regularly scheduled or special meeting. The membership must be notified of both the meeting date and proposed change at least 10 days prior to the scheduled vote.

Article VII Proxy Voting

Written proxies will be accepted only in regard to By-Law Amendments. For regular meetings, proxies will not be accepted.

Article VIII Committees

Committees will be formed at the pleasure of the organization and their duties will be determined by their purpose. The president will appoint committee members.

Change record

These by-laws were amended on March 14, 2009 (Dues changed)

These by-laws were amended July11, 2015 (Article 1 – Membership – clarified “member in good standing”)