LCOC By-Laws - Article II
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Section 1: Eligibility
Any person, association, corporation, partnership, or estate having an interest in the
objectives of the organization shall be eligible for membership.
Section 2: Election (How application is made, received, and approved)
Applications for membership shall be in writing on forms provided for that purpose, and
signed by the applicant. Election of members shall be by the governing body at any
meeting thereof. Any applicant so elected shall become a member upon payment of the
regularly scheduled investment as provided in Section 3 of Article II.
Section 3: Investments
Membership investments shall be at such rates, schedules, or formulas prescribed from
time to time by the governing body and payable in advance.
Section 4: Termination (Resignation, expulsion, and delinquency)
(1.) Any member may resign from the chamber upon written request to the governing
(2.) The governing body shall expel any member by a two-thirds vote for nonpayment
of dues after 90 days from the date due, unless otherwise extended for good
(3.) Any member may be expelled by a two-thirds vote of the governing body, at a
regularly scheduled meeting thereof, for conduct unbecoming a member or
prejudicial to aims or repute of the chamber, after notice and opportunity for a
hearing are afforded the member complained against.
Section 5: Voting
In any case proceeding in which voting by members is called for, each member person
in good standing shall be entitled to 1 vote, and each member firm, association, or
corporation in good standing shall be entitled to one vote. Each member firm,
association, or corporation must appoint a member to vote on its behalf and notify the
Section 6: Exercise of Privileges (Assignment of membership within subscription
and any limitations)
Any firm, association, corporation, partnership, or estate holding membership may
nominate individuals whom the holder desires to exercise the privileges of membership
covered by its subscriptions and shall have the right to change its membership
nomination upon written notice.
Section 7: Orientation (Indicate areas of complete orientation. Make certain that
detailed outlines of each group are part of the chamber’s procedures manual.)
At regular intervals, orientation on the purposes and activities of this organization shall
be conducted for the following groups: new officers and/or directors and current officers
and/or directors, committee chairmen, committees, and new members. A detailed outline
for orientation of each of these groups shall be a part of this organization’s procedures
manual or orientation handbook.
Section 8: Honorary Membership
Distinction in public affairs shall confer eligibility to honorary membership. Honorary
members shall have all the privileges of members except the right to vote and shall be
exempt from payment of dues. The governing body shall confer or revoke honorary
membership by a majority vote.