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The legal name of this organization is "The Teller County Marksmanship and Self-Defense Group," DBA "Teller Rifles" (referred hereafter as “The Group”). The Group is a 501 C 3 organization, registered under the laws of the State of Colorado.

(a) The objective of this organization shall be to encourage recreational and organized competitive rifle, shotgun, and pistol shooting among the citizens of the United States residing in Teller County, Colorado, with a view towards a better understanding of the safe handling and proper care of firearms, as well as improved marksmanship.

(b) It shall be our further objective to develop and foster honesty, integrity, good fellowship, self-discipline, team play, and self-reliance, which TR believes are the foundation of good sportsmanship and true patriotism.

(c) It shall be our further objective to educate and enhance members' knowledge of self-defense and the ethical and legal rights of gun ownership.

(d) It shall be our further objective to create policies and educational activities that foster a culture of positive gun ownership, protect our citizens, and offer practical firearm training.

(a) Defined by the attached Membership Policy

(b) The annual membership dues of the Group shall be determined each year by the Executive Committee with approval by majority vote of the membership at a regular business meeting, a quorum being present, and due and payable by January 1st of each year. There shall be no prorated membership dues for any member joining after January 1. Delinquent members will be dropped from the membership rolls as of January 1st. Removed members shall be eligible to rejoin the Group upon complying with TR requirements. Delinquent members must reapply for TR membership. Dues are not refundable.

(c) The term "members" refers to Members-in-Good-Standing, having met all Article III (a) prerequisites. All members shall equally enjoy the rights, benefits, privileges and advantages of the Group provided members continue in good standing. All rules, regulations, by-laws and directives shall be equally applied to all Group members. No member shall pay more than any other member for any goods, services or privileges provided by the Group. In the event of expulsion, suspension, death, conviction of a felony, or the non-payment of dues, members shall forfeit their rights and privileges to the advantages of the Group and the Group properties, be ineligible to vote, be ineligible to hold office or directorship. In the event of the above, all Group rights shall revert to the organization.

(a) Annual Meeting: The annual meeting of the Group shall be held in the month of November of each year. Election of officers and directors shall be held at the annual meeting. Officers and directors will take office on January 1 of following year.

(b) Regular Meetings: The regular business meeting of the Group for the transaction of ordinary business shall be held every three months with flexibility so as to allow maximum participation.

(c) Special Meetings: A special meeting of the Group may be held at any time upon the call of the President or upon the call of the Executive Committee, or upon petition of ten (10) or more members, in writing, stating the subject of the proposed meeting. Notice of the time, place, and subject of any special meeting shall be given to all officers and members.

(d) Quorum: In order to conduct a regular or special meeting, 5 members of the Group entitled to vote must be present and shall constitute a quorum at said meeting. If a quorum is not present, no action binding upon the Group can take place.

Nominating Committee
(a) There will be no formal Nominating Committee. Members may submit names for board membership and for executive committee positions. Nominations shall be submitted in October and elections held in November with new positions filled January first. Board members must be members in good standing.

Executive Committee
a) The governing body of the Group is the Executive Committee, who are the Officers and Board of Directors. Officers and Board Directorships shall be as follows:

1. President
2. Training Coordinator
3. Secretary
4. Treasurer
5. Membership

Candidates for offices and directorships must be a member in good standing of The Group at the time of election. They shall be elected by a majority vote, a quorum being present, of the members present at the annual meeting of the Group. The officers’ term of office, and the fiscal year, shall be from January 1 until December 31 of the same year, or until their successors are elected. All Directorship positions are three-year terms. In order to insure continuity, one-third
of the Board of Directors is elected each year.

(b) The Executive Committee shall have the power to manage all the affairs of The Group on any and all questions relating in any manner whatsoever, and to make all contracts necessary for the proper transaction of all business. They shall have the entire jurisdiction over all matters pertaining to the care, control, supervision and management of The Group and its finances. They shall audit the fiscal records of the Treasurer at the end of the Treasurer's term of office.

(c) Meetings of the Executive Committee shall be held monthly at such time and place as the Committee may determine. Special meetings of the Executive Committee may be held at any time on the call of the President or on demand, in writing, to the Secretary, by three (3) members of the Executive Committee. Executive Committee meetings need not be announced to the general membership.

(d) A majority of the members of the Executive Committee, with at least one of the majority being an officer being present, who will preside, shall constitute a quorum at a meeting of the Executive Committee.

(e) Any vote taken by the Executive Committee resulting in a tie will be decided by the President.

(f) Resignation of any officer may be accepted by a majority vote of the remaining officers of the Executive Committee. Any director or officer who is absent from three (3) consecutive meetings of the Executive Committee without good cause acceptable to the Executive Committee shall be deemed to have resigned.

(g) A vacancy or vacancies on the Executive Committee, caused by resignation, removal, or death, shall be filled by an election of the members, a quorum being present, at a special or regular meeting of The Group. The newly elected officials shall serve the remainder of the term of the official replaced.

(h) Officers shall serve without compensation. Officers shall be reimbursed for his or her actual expenses when such expenses have been submitted to the Executive Committee and approved as directly related to Group activities.

(i) To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, The Group shall indemnify any Officer, Director, Match Director, Special Committee member or other agent free and harmless against any liability for any loss, expenses, judgments, fines, settlements and other amounts actually and reasonably incurred in connection with any proceeding by reason of the fact the person is or was an agent of The Group, except where such loss, claim or injury is due to the agent’s act or negligence.

(j) The President or the Executive Committee may appoint a Special Committee(s) for purposes deemed appropriate by the President or Executive Committee, subject to limitations imposed by the Executive Committee. The Special Committee(s) will report to the Executive Committee, which shall retain ultimate control. Special Committee members shall serve without compensation. In addition to the executive committee the board will have an additional number of members up to 16 who will assist the executive committee in order to meet the legal, financial, and mission of our organization.

Duties of Officers
(a) President: The President shall preside at all meetings of The Group and of the Executive Committee. He shall be a member ex-officio of all regular and special committees and shall perform all such other duties as usually pertains to his office. In case of absences, members of the executive committee will select another member of executive committee to fill in for the President. The President will send out notifications of meetings.

(b) Secretary: The Secretary shall conduct all official correspondence pertaining to the proper preparation and forwarding of all reports, except fiscal reports, required of The Group. He shall keep a true record of all meetings of the Executive Committee and of the Group and have the custody of the books and papers of the Group, except the Treasurer's books of accounts. These records shall be delivered intact to the successor in office. He shall keep an accurate list of all members in conjunction with the Treasurer. The Secretary shall determine if a quorum exists at any regular or special meeting.

c) Treasurer:The Treasurer shall have charge of all funds and fiscal records of The Group and place the same in such bank or banks as may be approved by the Executive Committee. Such money shall only be withdrawn by bank draft or check signed by the Treasurer and/or the President, and for the payment of such bills as shall have been approved by the Executive Committee. The Treasurer shall be responsible for the collection of all fees, dues and other monies due to the Group and shall be the only person authorized to collect and accept money for the Group. All applications for membership in the Group shall be made to the Treasurer who shall keep an accurate list of all members in conjunction with the Secretary. The Treasurer shall keep an accurate account of all financial transactions and render a detailed report with vouchers at any meeting of the Executive Committee when requested, and an accurate record of all funds and monies collected in the name of this Group. The Treasurer shall report at each regular meeting the financial condition of the Group, stating the receipts, disbursements, and cash balances since the last report. The Treasurer shall file a tax return with the Internal Revenue Service each year. Fiscal records, supporting documents, tax returns and any other books and ledgers kept by the Treasurer shall be delivered intact to the successor in office. The Treasurer shall be bonded as determined by the Executive Committee, at the Group’s expense.

(d) The Training/Programs Coordinator: The Training/Programs Coordinator will establish working committees to create and implement the mission of our organization. The Coordinator will work with other board members to identify resources that will enable us to create and deliver the highest quality training and education programs designed to establish both skills and values related to the ownership and use of firearms.

(e) Membership Coordinator: The Membership coordinator will develop application process, organize recruitment efforts and with the Secretary maintain accurate list of members. The Membership Coordinator shall notify any member that they are in non-compliance with financial obligations and are suspended pending payment of dues.

Removal of Officer or Director, Suspension or Expulsion of Member
(a) Any Group officer or director may be removed from office by a two-thirds vote of the members in good standing, a quorum being present, at any Group meeting called for this purpose. No vote on removal may be taken unless at least fifteen (15) days notice in writing shall have been given to the officer or director of the reasons for his removal, and of the time and place of the meeting at which such ballot on his removal is to be taken. At such meeting, the officer or director shall be given a full hearing.

(b) Any Group member may be suspended or expelled from the Group only for good cause, by (i) demonstrating behavior contrary to the principles and purpose of the Group, (ii) violating Group rules regarding the use, operation, and maintenance of the facility, (iii) committing an act which will reflect negatively upon the Group and its members, or (iv) for any cause deemed sufficient by the Executive Committee, by a two-thirds affirmative vote of the members of the Executive Committee present, at any regular or special meeting. No vote on suspension or expulsion may be taken, unless the member receives fifteen (15) days' prior notice, in writing, of the charges preferred, and of the time and place of the meeting of the Executive Committee at which such charges will be considered. At such meeting, the member under charge will be accorded a full hearing.

(c) Charges against any Group officer, director, or member may be preferred by any member in good standing. They shall be in writing, clearly stating the facts relied upon, and accompanied by all affidavits or exhibits which are to be used in their support. Such charges shall be filed with the Secretary, who will immediately notify the President. The President will call a meeting of the Executive Committee to hear the charges. The President will give at least fifteen (15) days' notice of the meeting to each member of the Executive Committee and to the accuser, and to the accused; such notice shall be in writing and will include a true copy of the charges and of the supporting affidavits and exhibits.

(d) Any Group member suspended or expelled by the Executive Committee may appeal to the full membership of the Group. Such appeal shall be made in writing to the Secretary who shall notify the President. The President may call a special meeting of the Group or add the appeal to the agenda of the next regular meeting for the purpose of acting on the charges, which were originally heard and taken. A full hearing shall be given to the accused and the accuser. A vote shall be taken by secret ballot of all members present. A two-thirds majority vote of members, a quorum being present, may override the Executive Committee’s decision and decide the

In the Event of Dissolution of The Group
(a) The property of The Group shall include real estate in the State of Colorado, together with all improvements, and all other assets belonging to the Group wherever located, both within and outside the State of Colorado, as may be necessary for that purpose.

(b) Upon dissolution of the Group all properties of every kind shall be liquidated or assigned a fair market value and after all debts and obligations of the Group have been satisfied or otherwise provided for, the resulting monies shall be distributed to other non-profit charities, agencies or scholarships as the membership shall feel proper.

Amendments to By-Laws
(a) In accordance with the Articles of Incorporation, the Executive Committee of the Group shall have the power to adopt, amend and repeal the By-Laws of the Group unless said By-Laws are amended to the contrary by the members at a specially called meeting of the members or at the annual November business meeting. A quorum, as described in Article IV(d), must be present at either the annual meeting or the called special meeting for official business to be conducted. A two-thirds affirmative vote of all of the members present at the meeting shall be required to overturn any changes made to the By-Laws by the Executive Committee.

(b) Any proposed alterations, additions or amendments to these By-Laws may be introduced by any member of the Group in writing to the Secretary of the Group, not less than sixty (60) days prior to the annual meeting. Each proposal shall contain the name of the sponsor. They must be acted upon by the Group membership at the annual meeting or a special meeting called for that purpose. A two-thirds vote of the members, a quorum being present, shall be necessary to pass an amendment. Such an amendment will be in force when read into the approved minutes-of-the- meeting of which the amendment was passed.

(c) This revision of the by-laws supersedes all previous versions and amendments of the Teller County Marksmanship and Self-Defense Group.

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