SPACE COAST PARROT HEAD CLUB

Leaving Brevard 'a little better than we PHound it' through community service and PHun

Space Coast ParrotHead Club Bylaws for the PHlock

ARTICLE I      ORGANIZATION


  1. Name:

    This organization shall be known as Space Coast ParrotHead Club, here in after referred to as SCPHC. No person or group         may enter into activities in which the name of SCPHC is used or associated without subsequent approval of the Board of               Directors.

B. Purpose:

    SCPHC is a tax exempt organization dedicated to preserving and improving the environment. It is a volunteer social                       organization with community and environmental concerns. The club strives to be a source of enjoyment, relaxation and                 fellowship and to provide a variety of activities for people with the tropical spirit personified by Jimmy Buffett music and other         Trop Rock musicians.

C. Mission:

     The mission of SCPHC is to leave the world a little better than we found it and have a good time doing it.

D. SCPHC’s fiscal year shall be January 1 – December 31.

E. The zip code defining SCPHC’s “center of activity” for PHIP purposes is 32953

F. SCPHC’s official postal address shall be: P O Box 410684 , Melbourne, FL 32941

G. Affiliation: 

     The Club has been created and chartered under the auspices of the Parrot Heads In Paradise (PHIP) Inc., the nationally                sanctioned Parrot Head Club. SCPHC and PHIP maintain no other legal affiliation. PHIP and/or its Board members will not be      held liable or accountable for the actions or behavior of SCPHC or any of its members. In case of a conflict between bylaws,          the bylaws of PHIP shall take precedence.

H. Notification of events must be submitted to President at [email protected] for approval and                        distribution.


ARTICLE II      MEMBERSHIP


  1. Membership will be open to all who have the desire to contribute for the betterment of their community and environmental              concerns while having fun and leaving something positive behind.
  2. An active member in good standing shall:

    1. Pay dues set forth by the SCPHC.

    2. Adhere to bylaws adopted by the membership of SCPHC as well as Parrot Heads In

        Paradise, Inc.

    3. Have an interest in community service and environmental concerns.

    4. Participate in club activities.

    5. Not act on behalf of the club without approval from the Board of Directors. This applies to, but is not limited to, planning                 events, requesting donations, and posting to internet sites.

    6. Have a completed “active” membership form on file.

    7. Pursuant to the request of HK Management, The Howard Rose Agency, and Margaritaville Holdings Inc., no SCPHC                    member, Board of Directors member, or founder is authorized to contact any of these organizations regarding Jimmy Buffett          concert tickets or any other matter pertaining to Parrot Heads in Paradise, Inc. Any and all communication shall be through            Parrot Heads in Paradise, Inc. (PHIP).

 C. Annual dues:

     1. Membership dues are based on a standard calendar year of January through December.

        All new membership applications received between the September phlocking and the end of the current calendar year are             valid through December 31 of the following year.

      2. Membership dues and renewals are due by January 1 of each membership year.

      3. Any member with dues in arrears will be considered inactive as of Jan 15. Payment of said dues will reinstate membership. 

     4. If membership is terminated or the member wishes to withdraw from the club, dues will not be refunded.

     5. The Board of Directors shall determine the club dues, with input from the general membership, and what is in the best                     interest of the club. Dues are currently $15 per person or $25 per family each year. Dues are not required for Keets.

     6. Types of membership.

         a. Family: Two adults living in the same household. Both have voting privilege.

         b. Single: One adult with voting privileges

         c. Keet (children under 21 living in same household as an adult) No voting privileges.

     7. The Board of Directors can waive, reduce or extend the deadline for payment of dues for any member due to financial hardship. Requests for such provisions must be submitted in writing to the Board of Directors 30 days prior to the fiscal year.

D. Removal of Membership:

    1. Any member may be terminated or denied renewal of membership with just cause including but not limited to, gross                      misconduct, failure to adhere to responsibilities as specified in the bylaws, or actions determined to be a detriment to the                organization as a whole.

    2. A written motion for removal can be submitted by any SCPHC member or by any person related to a club activity, to any              member of the Board. Once the complaint has been received by the Board, a letter outlining the complaint will be sent to the          member against whom the complaint has been filed. The letter should contain the specifics of the complaint, the Club’s                  bylaws regarding processing the complaint, and notice that the member has the right to respond within 15 days. At the end of        the 15 day period, the Board will decide if the complaint was justified and recommend actions as necessary, up to and                    including terminating membership. A two thirds majority of the Board is necessary for action.

    3. Upon termination, all items belonging to the club will be returned to the club in current/good working order.

    4. Once a member has been terminated or denied renewal in accordance with the bylaws, approval of the Board of Directors is         required for reinstatement.


ARTICLE III      MEETINGS

A. PHlockings or general meetings:

    1. Will be held the third Friday of each month.

    2. Will be held at a Parrot Head Phriendly establishment in Brevard County, TBD

    3. Will be open to all members, their guests, and the general public, a.k.a. potential members.

    4. Will include club information, major club issues and phun night.

B. Board of Director, or business meetings:

    1. Will be held on a monthly basis, or more frequently as need is determined by the Board, usually on the first Sunday of the             month at 5:00PM.

    2. Meetings and dates will be determined and announced by the Board to promote maximum attendance by members.                       Notification of upcoming meetings and a call for agenda items will be given 7 to 10 days prior to a Board of Directors’                    meeting.

    3. Will be held at a Parrot Head Phriendly establishment in Brevard County,

    4. Will be open to all members in good standing. Members are allowed to attend although

        may request to speak only after business is conducted or on the agenda...

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ARTICLE IV      BOARD OF DIRECTORS

A. The Board of Directors shall consist of 9 club members of good standing:

    1. President

    2. Vice President

    3. Secretary

    4. Treasurer

    5. Membership Director

    6. Community Service Director

    7. Social/Entertainment Director

    8. Member-at-Large

    9. Past President   

    Also the Phounder of the club who will serve as consultant

B. A quorum of more than 50% of current board members will be required in all club decisions. An absentee ballot will be allowed     on matters of old business (previously discussed topics). A proxy will also be allowed but must in writing (email acceptable) and     state specifically if it covers only specific topics or the agenda as a whole. Email notification and vote is allowed on an                   important issue.

C. Board of Directors members shall serve a term of two years, January 1 – December 31. To allow for continuity, a minimum of 4      board members shall be elected at the end of each year. The President shall not serve two consecutive terms. The President,     Treasurer, Membership Director and Community Service Director will be elected one year. The Vice President, Secretary,             Social/Entertainment Director, and Member-at-Large will be elected in the alternative year.

D. The Board of Directors shall handle all business decisions of the club. The Board will be responsible for ensuring all SCPHC          activities are conducted within the guidelines of PHIP Inc. and within the bylaws of SCPHC.

E. Outgoing/incoming board members shall work together for a smooth transition. All materials held by the outgoing board                 member shall be forwarded to the incoming board member in a timely manner and those materials shall be current and in good     working order.

F. Any board member may resign by filing a written resignation with the Board of Directors.

G. Any board member may be removed from his/her position with “just cause” including, but not limited to, wrong doing, failure to     perform job responsibilities, as specified in the bylaws, gross negligence in office, or actions determined to be a detriment to         the organization as a whole. A majority vote of the remaining Board of Directors will be needed to remove a member. Upon           termination, all items belonging to the club will be returned the club in current/good working order. If a board member misses         three consecutive meetings, they may be removed by from the board at the decision of the remaining board members. The          past president and Phounder are exempt from this rule.

H. All Board of Director positions will be will elected by the Club members. When a position does open on the board between              elections, an open invitation must be submitted, via email, to the entire PHlock, soliciting volunteers to apply for the empty              seat. Once names have been submitted, the Board will vote on the candidates and make necessary approvals.


ARTICLE V      BOARD OF DIRECTOR DUTIES

All board members will, to the best of their ability, perform their listed duties and represent the club in a positive manner.

A. President:

    1. Chair all business meetings.

    2. Be the designated contact for all PHIP business.

    3. Interface with other clubs and pass items of interest.

    4. Shall handle all public relations/publicity.

    5. Receive end of year reports from board members.

    6. Receive committee reports from committee chairs.

    7. Can delegate any of these duties to another board member or a member in good standing as needed.

    8. Shall submit end of year and mid-year reports to PHIP and to club scribe for records of the club.

    9. Moderate all communications to the club members. This may be delegated to another board member.

  10. Appoint a committee of three members who are not currently serving board members to conduct an annual audit of the                Club’s finances the audit should be conducted as soon as possible after the close of the Club’s fiscal year, and reported to            the President not later than 60 days from the end of the fiscal year.)

   11. Must be a member of SCPHC in good standing for at least a year.

B. Vice President:

    1. Ensure meetings of the Board of Directors are conducted in an orderly manner and within the guidelines of the SCPHC and           PHIP.

    2. Maintain and update the bylaws for the SCPHC and amendments thereto as records of the club.

    3. Fulfill any or all duties of the President if/when he/she is unable or incapable of doing so.

    4. Ascend to the office of President in the event that the President resigns or is removed from office.

    5. Advise and assist the president as necessary.

    6. Act as the secondary contact with PHIP.

    7. Count the members at the phlocking and report at next Board meeting

C Secretary:

    1. Recorder of all meetings.

    2. Maintain end of term reports from The President as records of the club.

    3. Maintain committee reports from The President as records of the club.

    4. Notify The President if unable to attend an event so that arrangements can be made for a substitute.

    5. Submit end of the year report to The President.

    6. Submit the meeting minutes within 10 days to The Board for loading to SCPHC website for viewing by the membership.

    7. Record Parrot Points.

D. Treasurer:

    1.Shall secure (with Board of Director approval) and maintain the club bank account.

    2. Prepare and timely file the applicable yearly Tax Exempt Return with the IRS.

    3. Prepare, timely file and pay the annual Corporate Report with the State of Florida.

    4. Collect dues, fees, and other funds of the club and deposit said funds in to the club bank or financial institution.

    5. Record all financial transactions.

    6. Submit financial reports monthly at Board of Director meetings to include detail accounts of all expenses.

    7. Receive all bills/receipts for reimbursement.

    8. Shall submit end of year report to the President.

    9. Work with the Membership Director to keep a current membership list in order to ensure that renewal notices are issued to             all members.

  10. Must be a member of SCPHC in good standing for at least a year and preferably with a background in                                            accounting/bookkeeping.

E. Membership Director:

    1. Receive membership applications and recruitment of new members and wannabes.

    2. Shall keep a current roster of all members in good standing.

    3. Will notify membership of annual dues renewal in the beginning of fourth quarter.

    4. Marketing of the club to promote the club and membership.

    5. Respond to requests for membership information.

    6. Work with the Treasurer to ensure membership lists are accurate and cross- reference dues and renewals payments.

    7. Shall submit end of the year report to the President.

    8. Make available a monthly membership report to the Board of Directors, or as needed.

    9. Ensure a “Welcome Letter” is emailed to new members describing the Club’s purpose and coming events.

  10. Ensure each member is provided with an official Club Badge, and maintain an adequate supply of badges and laminating               pouches.

F. Community Service Director:

    1. Submit recommendations of Lucky Stars and other community service projects to the Board for approval of the Board of                 Directors at the first Board meeting of the year.

    2. Set the Community Service Calendar for each year.

    3. Work with the committee chairpersons in charge of community service events (beach clean-up, Alzheimer’s, NKF)

    4. Shall be liaison and coordinate club community service projects.

    5. Shall submit a report after each major event to the President.

    6. Shall submit end of the year report to the President.

G. Social/Entertainment Director:

    1. Submit recommendations of club social events for approval by the Board of Directors.

    2. Oversee all Club social events through coordination of and with committee chairs and event coordinators as appropriate.

    3. Coordinate monthly PHlockings and entertainment.

    4. Submit the times and locations of all major Club social events to the SCPHC Webmaster for publication to the membership.

    5. Shall submit a report after each major event to the President.

    6. Shall submit end of year report to the President.

H. Member-at-Large:

     1. Interact with the PHlock and bring their ideas, issues, concerns, or questions to the attention of the Board of Directors.

     2. Ensure Website is updated on a consistent basis including the club calendar

     3. Maintain the merchandise.

I. Past President:

   1. Assist New President with duties of the Office.

   2. Assist New President with Reports due to PHIP.

   3. Provide Board of Directors with guidance on Club Business.

   4. Co-Ordinate Transition with other club leaders in Region/PHIP.

J. PHounder. Pat Clawson.


ARTICLE VI      ELECTIONS

  1. President shall act as Elections Officer. Phounder will assist Elections Officer in counting votes.
  2. Election Officers will solicit volunteers for nomination for Open Board Positions to all club members via email. Nominations will     start with September Phlocking and deadline for nominations will be the October Phlocking. Results will be announced at               November Phlocking.
  3. EO will compile a slate of candidates from volunteers and announce election date with deadline for absentee ballots.
  4. EO will hold election at club PHlocking. Absentee ballots will be accepted via email 7 days or more before Election Day.
  5. Elections shall be completed by the November Phlocking and the results will be announced at the Phlocking.
  6. EO will obtain an active membership list to determine eligibility of members.
  7. If a tie vote occurs, the tiebreaker for each office will be the majority of the Board.
  8. Newly Elected Board Members will assume duties on 1/1.
  9. All adult club members in good standing may vote for each open position.
  10. When all nominated candidates run unopposed, the Board of Directors may vote to eliminate the election for that year.  The President shall inform the Phlock and candidates will assume duties  on January 1st.


ARTICLE VII      SOCIAL/COMMUNITY SERVICE COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSONS

  1. Committee Chairpersons are not required to be on the Board of Directors but must be members in good standing of SCPHC.
  2. Submit an expense budget during the planning stage to the Board for approval.
  3. Ensure that special events and functions are planned and completed in a timely manner.
  4. Work closely with the Board of Directors on all projects/events.
  5. Keep the Board of Directors informed on all plans and progress.
  6. Committees will not be formed without the specific guidance and knowledge of the SCPHC or the Board of Directors.
  7. Provide a report summarizing the event and a list of participating members, for the tracking of parrot points. This will be                 provided upon completion of the event/function by the chairperson or a designated person on the committee to the Community     Service Director.


ARTICLE VIII      FINANCES

A. Contracts:

    1. No SCPHC member or director shall have the authority to represent SCPHC in any capacity, contract, obligation, function, or         event, without the express authorization of the Board of Directors.

    2. No loans shall be contracted on behalf of the club.

B. Checks:

    1. All checks, drafts, or other orders for the payment of moneys, notes, or other evidence of indebtedness issued in the name           of SCPHC shall be signed by the Treasurer and/or the President.

    2. Any charges imposed on the club due to insufficient funds by an SCPHC member will be charged to that SCPHC club                   member. 

C. Deposits:

    1. Receipts of the club shall be deposited on a timely basis.

    2. Credit will not be extended to any member of the SCPHC including the Board of Directors.

    3. Any funds owed to the SCPHC must be paid prior to receipt of any concert tickets.

D. Reimbursement:

    1. SCPHC members wishing to be reimbursed for SCPHC related activities or supplies necessary for official SCPHC events,             prior to spending money shall:

        a. Obtain written approval from the Treasurer for expenditures less than $50.00 

        b. Obtain approval from the board of Directors for expenditures of $50.00 or more.

        c. To obtain reimbursement, the member shall submit the original receipts to the Treasurer

       d. Reimbursement to members will always be made by check to provide proper documentation and support, and will never be            made by netting out of receipts or proceeds.

    2. Seed funds. Events not funded out of the General Fund may be seeded by the General Fund, at the direction of the Board,           but are expected to return the seed money and any profits they make to the General Fund.

    3. Distribution of monies raised for specific charities: Committees that raise money for a charitable cause will deposit the                   monies in the General Fund, and inform the Treasurer which monies will be designated for a specific charity.

E. Gifts:

    1. The Board of Directors may accept, on behalf of the organization, any contribution or gift for the general purpose of the                 organization.

    2. Any and all contributions or gifts must be turned over to the Board of Directors.

    3. Until such time that the organization receives an IRS tax exemption determination letter, the following disclosure statement           must be included on all new member applications, renewal notices, any written solicitations and broadcast solicitations                 (including incoming calls in which membership is discussed): “This contribution is not deductible as a charitable contribution           for federal income tax purposes.”


ARTICLE IX      CONCERT TICKETS

When and if Jimmy Buffett concert tickets should be made available for Club members to purchase:

  1. A ticket administrator will work under the PHIP guidelines and from the local point system to ensure all qualified members in          good standing are awarded an opportunity to purchase PHIP designated concert tickets.
  2. A point system will be used to determine which club members are eligible for these tickets.

    These tickets are a privilege, not a right. They are made available to the most “active” SCPHC

    members as a reward for their volunteerism. A Parrot Point is earned by participating in a community service event. If the event     covers more than one day, additional points can be earned for each day worked. Chairpersons can earn up to 5 points for their     efforts in chairing a community service project.

C. Only SCPHC members in good standing will be eligible for club tickets. Each eligible SCPHC Member will have access to ONE      ticket. Tickets issued by PHIP, Inc. may be used ONLY by SCPHC members, or members of a chartered PHIP club.

D. If a ticket is purchased, and then cannot be used for any reason, that ticket must be returned to the SCPHC to be made                 available to the next available member. The ticket administrator will make all attempts to resell the ticket to eligible members. If     a ticket cannot be resold, the original owner of the ticket will assume liability for the unsold ticket.

E. Your check for the ticket must be received by the deadline imposed or you will forfeit your option and your check will be                 returned without a ticket. If the bank returns your check for insufficient funds, your tickets will be forfeited. Cash or money               orders will be accepted as payments for tickets as well.

F. In the event SCPHC has access to concert tickets other than PHIP issued, the Board of Directors may approve non-club               member use, i.e. when raffled for a charity organization or as a reward for a “Phriend” of the club.


ARTICLE X       DISSOLUTION OF SPACECOAST PARROTHEAD CLUB

  1. Dissolution of the SCPHC shall require an affirmative vote of a majority of active members, entitled to vote, who are present at     a meeting called exclusively for such purpose.
  2. At the time of the decision to dissolve the club, SCPHC property shall be sold to current members or donated to another                Parrothead club or a charitable organization. The money raised by the sale of property will be deposited into the SCPHC bank account.
  3. Upon dissolution, the Board of Directors. After paying or making provision for payment of all the liabilities of the SCPHC, shall       arrange for the distribution of the remaining assets to a charity of the Board of Director’s choice.


ARTICLE XI      ADOPTION AND AMENDMENT OF BYLAWS

  1. These bylaws will go into effect for an indefinite period no later than 04/12/2015.
  2. A majority vote of the Board of Directors will be required to ratify/accept these bylaws for the PHlock and any future                       amendments to the bylaws.