Article 1

OBJECTIVE:  The New Boston Republican Committee shall promote the policies of the Republican Party in New Boston, assist local Republican candidates campaigning for office, inform the voting public of Republican issues and encourage citizens to vote.

The assets and resources of the Committee shall be used to pursue this objective.

Article 2

MEMBERSHIP:  Any person in agreement with the objectives of this Committee may become a member by paying dues.

Article 3

OFFICERS: The officers shall consist of a Chair, Vice-Chair, and Secretary/Treasurer.  Officers shall be elected for a one year term at the January meeting of the Committee.  NBRC officers, directors and nominating committee members must be registered Republicans.  Non-attendance at meetings in conjunction with lack of communications on intentions for a period of ninety (90) days will be construed as a resignation and, upon vote of the executive board, a new election for that position will be called for at a scheduled Committee meeting.

CHAIR:  The Chair shall be the chief executive officer.  The Chair will preside at meetings, appoint subcommittees as necessary and have general oversight of the Committee.  The Chair shall remain neutral in a partisan primary contest.

VICE-CHAIR:  The Vice-Chair, under direction of the Chair, shall assist the Chair in the performance of his/her duties and, in the absence of the Chair, shall preside at meetings.

SECRETARY/TREASURER:  The Secretary/Treasurer shall keep and be custodian of the permanent books and records of the Committee.  He/she shall keep minutes of all proceedings of the Committee, as well as, receive all funds belonging to the Committee.   The Secretary/Treasurer shall keep proper books and account of all funds received and paid out and may pay out such funds as authorized by the Chair or vote of the membership.    He/she shall render proper accounting to the Committee at each meeting, thereof, and shall be fully responsible to the Committee for his/her acts as the Treasurer.

DIRECTORS:  The membership shall elect at least three (3) Directors to serve as the Board of Directors.  They shall be advisors to the officers in shaping Committee policy and assist the officers in carrying out their duties.

EXECUTIVE BOARD:  The Officers and Directors shall constitute the Executive Board. The Area Vice-Chair of Hillsborough County Republican Committee shall serve on the Executive Committee ex-officio.

VACANCIES:  When a vacancy occurs in the office of the Chair, the Vice-Chair shall assume the duties of the Chair until the next meeting when the vacancy shall be filled by an election.  The Chair may fill vacancies for any office except the Chair on a temporary basis within thirty (30) days of the date the vacancy occurs.  Such temporary appointees shall serve until the next meeting of the Committee when the vacancies shall be filled by election.

NOMINATING COMMITTEE:  The Chair shall appoint a Nominating Committee to recommend a slate of officers to the membership no later than the December meeting.  Such Committee shall consist of not less than three (3) members.  The provisions of this section shall not be interpreted or construed as precluding or limiting additional nominations being made for such officers from the floor at any meeting held for such purposes.

Article 4

MEETINGS:   Meetings shall generally be held monthly on a date designated by the Executive Board.  Meetings can be cancelled or rescheduled by membership vote.  Additional meetings can be call by the Chair on his/her initiative or upon written request of twenty five percent (25%) of the voting members of the Committee.  Notice of all meetings shall be given to each member at least seven (7) days before the day of the meeting.  All meetings shall be conducted in accordance with Roberts Rules of Order, Newly Revised.
(A) Either the Chair or Vice-Chair may appoint a presiding office to conduct a meeting in the absence of both the Chair and Vice-Chair.  The Chair’s appointment would be preferentially treated.

QUORUM:  Ten (10) members of the voting membership shall be necessary to constitute a quorum.  Each registered Republican/Independent shall have one vote.  A majority of those present and voting shall decide any question except that in a vote for more than two candidates for one office a plurality of votes shall prevail.

Article 5

DUES:   Dues shall be collected annually at the January meeting for all members or as members join the Committee.  The Calendar year will be used as the fiscal year.  The Executive Board shall determine the dollar amount of dues.

Article 6

AMENDMENTS:  These By-Laws may be amended at any meeting of this Committee by a vote of the majority of the voting members provided a written copy of the proposed changes shall have been given in the notice of the meeting or in a previous meeting.  Members may submit their vote to the Secretary by e-mail or phone prior to the meeting.

Any amendment passes will become effective upon close of the meeting in which it was approved.

These By-Laws were adopted by the Committee on March 15, 2010. Article 3 was amended on May 1, 2014 to combine the offices of Secretary and Treasurer into one position.

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