MAGNOLIA CLASSIC CRUISERS ASSOCIATION
OF JACKSON COUNTY, MS
(As revised and approved 08Sep2008)
1. The name of the organization shall be
Magnolia Classic Cruisers Association of Jackson County, MS.
Mission Statement (Objectives)
Mission Statement (Objectives):
Said organization is organized exclusively for
charitable, religious, educational, and/or scientific purposes,
including, for such purposes, the making of distributions to
organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under Section
501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section
of any future federal tax code.
No part of the net earnings of the organization
shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributable to its members,
trustees, officers, or private persons, except that the
organization shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable
compensation for services rendered and to make payments and
distributions in furtherance of the purposes set forth in the
purpose clause thereof. No substantial part of the activities of
the organization shall be carrying on of propaganda, or otherwise
attempting to influence legislation, and the organization shall
not participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or
distribution of statements) any political campaign on behalf of
any candidate for public office. Notwithstanding any other
provision of this document, the organization shall not carry on
any other activities not permitted to be carried on (a) by an
organization exempt from federal income tax under Section
501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section
of any future federal tax code, or (b) by an organization,
contributions to which are deductible under Section 170(c)(2) of
the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future
federal tax code.
Upon dissolution of the organization, assets
shall be distributed for one or more exempt purposes within the
meaning of the Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or
corresponding section of any future federal tax code, or shall be
distributed to the federal government, or to a state or local
government, for a public purpose. Any such assets not disposed of
shall be disposed of by the Court of Common Pleas of the county in
which the principal office of the organization is then located,
exclusively for such purposes or to such organization or
organizations, as said Court shall determine, which are organized
and operated exclusively for such purposes.
Create good fellowship and sportsmanship among
all members of the club.
Provide an atmosphere that promotes
opportunities for members to participate in meetings, cruise-ins,
car shows and parades.
Promote interest in the antique and classic car
Anyone interested in special interest
automobiles is eligible for membership.
By definition a member is a single person
registered with a single membership or each person of a registered
All members must hold a valid drivers license
and show proof of insurance on automobile(s).
Prospective members will be required to provide
all information requested on the application form.
Prospective members will be subject to an
interview with a membership committee made up of members of the
New members should attend the next scheduled
regular meeting and pay initiation fee and yearly dues by the end
of that meeting for the membership to be finalized.
The membership ceiling is unlimited.
Charter members will be members that were
present and joined the club at the planning meeting of MCC.
Each registered member will have one vote.
All members are expected to attend at least
fifty percent (50%) of all regular business meetings.
Regular business meetings are scheduled to be
held on the first Monday of each month.
1. The required initiation fee is $25.00 and
yearly dues are $20.00 per single/ couple.
2. Membership year will run from January 1 to
3. For new members the yearly dues will be
prorated on a quarterly basis.
4. Initiation fee and/or dues can be reduced or
increased by a majority vote of membership base without
modification of these by-laws. That change will be contained in
the written meeting minutes and will be held as written
5. Approved changes in fees and dues will be
posted on the public section of the club website.
6. Annual dues should be paid by the first
meeting of the year.
7. Dues will be considered delinquent after 60
days (March 1st).
8. Any member that fails to renew by March 1st
will be notified and removed from the membership role.
Duties of Officers, Board Members and Club
There shall be seven elected officers (which
will comprise the Executive Council) and five elected Board of
Directors. Officers of MCC shall be President, Vice
President, Secretary, Treasurer, Historian, Sergeant at Arms and
Website Official. Duties shall be as follows:
President shall be responsible for
conducting all meetings of MCC, appointing Chairpersons for
Committees, and act as representative for the club in the
Community. The President shall also be responsible for
installing new officers, conducting all membership and
initiation ceremonies, serve as Chairman of the Executive
Council, and sign all club checks. The President shall remain
in advisory capacity for one year after his/her term,
providing they remain active in the club. MCC will maintain a
local Post Office Box which the President will be responsible.
Vice President shall preside in the
absence of the President. Countersign all club checks in
President’s absence. Vice President will serve as
Chairperson to the Board, and will not vote except to break a
Secretary shall be responsible for
preparing the club minutes of each Meeting. Preparing
and maintaining accurate list of members --Address, Phone
numbers and email address.
Treasurer shall be responsible for
accounting for all money of the MCC, shall issue checks for
expenses after being approved, depositing all money in the
account and preparing a monthly treasurer report, and
countersign all MCC checks.
Sergeant At Arms shall be
responsible for maintaining control during Meetings, and at
any other functions.
Historian shall maintain MCC
scrapbook with photographs and a written account of club
Website Official shall oversee
official website for MCC consisting of updating MCC car
photos, current Car Show Posters, and Events.
Board of Directors:
The Board of Directors is empowered to make
decisions concerning MCC, and then bring before MCC membership
for approval. Duties shall be as
a. Select charity in Jan/Feb for the
year to be advertised for fund raising and car show
b. Prepare estimated/itemized budget
for the year.
c. Assist officers with any club
d. Work to resolve any issues that may
arise between members & officers.
e. Assure that all club insurance,
licenses, state and federal registrations are in order and
f. Responsible for execution of the
by-laws and policies approved by the membership.
g. Request for fundraising or charity
events shall be submitted to the Board of Directors in
writing 30 days prior to the event. Once reviewed a
recommendation from the Board will be submitted to general
membership at the next regular business meeting.
h. Act as membership committee.
The following will not act in the capacity
of an Officer or Board Member but only in the capacity listed:
Cruise-In Chairperson will be
selected during the January regular club meeting to coordinate
the planning and execution of monthly Cruise-Ins. Will not be
a voting member of the Executive council, but will attend
Executive Council meetings as they pertain to the Cruise In
activities. Will establish committees and assign duties
to insure that each club member is actively involved in the
Cruise-In. They will also be responsible for organizing
special events such as cookouts, weekend cruising activities
and meeting times/places for caravans to other clubs car
Car Show Chairperson will be
selected during the January regular club meeting to coordinate
the planning and execution of the annual Car Show. Will
not be a voting member of the Executive council, but will
attend Executive Council meetings as they pertain to the car
show activities. Will establish committees and assign
duties to insure that each club member is actively involved in
the car show.
Election/Selection of Officers, Board Members
and Club Officials
Nominations and Elections:
Nominations for officers shall take place
at the first business meeting in October.
Elections for officers shall take place at
the first business meeting in November.
Nominations and elections for Board members
shall take place immediately following the announcement of the
newly elected officers at the November meeting.
The term of office for all new Officers and
Board of Directors shall be one year and shall begin at the
first business meeting in January.
In the event that the President should
vacate office during his/her term, the Vice President shall
serve as President for the remainder of that term of office.
Any nominee for any office or appointee to
a committee shall be an active member in good standing.
All nominees for any office must be present
for nominations (unless extenuating circumstances preclude
their attendance). If such a case should arise, it should be
known in advance that it was that person’s desire to be
Nominations must be made from the floor by
a member and seconded by a member.
The elections shall be subject to a
Sergeant-At-Arms will supervise the
election activities and select a committee of three (3)
members to count the votes.
If a member of the Executive Council
(except for President) for some reason should have to decline
their position, a special election shall be held at the next
regular business meeting to fill that vacancy. This election
shall be conducted according to the rules set forth in the
proceeding Sections of this Article.
Some functions and duties shall require the
volunteering or appointment of key members.
These positions are inclusive of, but not
limited to, the following:
a. Car Show Chairperson/Committee
b. Cruise In Chairperson/Committee
In the event that one of these positions
should require filling and no volunteers come forward, the
President, at his/her discretion can appoint a member to fill
the position. Any member (in good standing) can be considered
for these positions and should if requested accept the
appointment in an agreeable manner.
Moving the Club
Adams, Vivian Adams, Jerome (Joe) Cuevas, Carol Cuevas, Billy
Crocker, Jeanene Crocker, L.C. (Red) Ehlers, Shari Ehlers, Don
Farris, Kala Farris, Bob Hand, Betty Hand, Chuck McLendon, Von
McLendon, Glenn Lynd, Marie Lynd, Jimmy Lockhart, Edie Lockhart, Jim
O’Brien, Barbara O'Brien, Ron Thornton, Kristy Thornton.
The Magnolia Classic Cruisers Association of
Jackson County, MS cannot be moved out of Jackson County, MS without
the majority approval of all remaining charter members.
These original charter members are
Rules and Regulations
Rules and regulations for the MCC shall be
adopted as may be necessary for the proper conduct of its work. Any
such rules and regulations shall be considered a part of these
Procedures for Disposing of MCC Property
Upon dissolution of the club, all proceeds from
any MCC properties that are sold shall be donated to selected
charities as approved by the membership.
Other than for purposes of dissolution of the
club, all proceeds from any MCC properties that are sold shall be
deposited in club treasury.
Any properties of the club that are to be sold
shall be first offered to the members (in good standing) of the
club. All items shall be sold by sealed bid with minimum bid
established for each item.
1. Monthly meeting will be held at 6:30pm
unless otherwise specified.
2. Executive Council shall make and enforce all
decision not requiring a vote by the entire membership.
3. Executive Council may, between meetings, and
without prior approval of the voting membership, appropriate the
expenditure of monies on the behalf of the club, not to exceed the
sum of $250.00.
4. The President presides over each meeting,
Robert Rules of Order will be observed.
5. Each member whether at an outing or at a
regular meeting, will be expected to conduct
themselves in an adult like manner.
6. Members are encouraged to conform to the
constitution and by-laws. Any violation will be brought
before the Executive Council, reviewed and recommendations be
presented to membership for action. 50% vote of membership
present, plus one, shall be required.
7. Members will be expected to have respect for
other people’s property.
8. All members will be expected to participate
in club activities. All attending members are required to
work the cruise-in.
9. All members will be expected to help with
club activities and should respond to the request in an agreeable
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