Burlington Flats Fish & Game Club By Laws

By Law Number 1 - Management

Section 1
The property and affairs of the club shall be controlled by the four officers and five directors to be elected from its resident members.

Section 2
The President shall appoint, with the approval of the Officers, the Chairmen of the Committees in Sections 9 through 19.

Section 3
The various committee chairmen may select and appoint from the members of the society or club members to assist them in their duties.

Section 4
The officers and various chairmen shall from time to time make rules in accordance with the powers herein given or not herein provided for; take cognizance of all infractions of the By Laws and Rules; and cause to be prepared annually a general report of the officers of the club.

Section 5
The President shall preside at all meetings of the club and of the chairmen; with the Secretary sign all written contracts and obligations; accept bank checks; perform the usual duties pertaining to his office; and be ex-officio member of all committees.

Section 6
The Vice-President shall have all the powers and perform the duties of the President in the latter's absence.

Section 7
The Treasurer shall collect and receive all moneys due and belonging to the club; sign all bank checks; have the custody of all the funds, securities, and the title deeds; and pay all bills on the certification of the correctness by the directors.

Section 8
The Secretary shall keep the minutes and records and conduct the correspondence of the club and its officers, send out all notices; with the President, sign all written contracts and obligations, accept bank checks; and perform the usual duties pertaining to his office.

Section 9
The Nominating Committee shall be composed of not more than three members including the chairman. They shall, before each annual meeting, submit to the members of the club their selections for the officers and directors. If necessary with alternates. Any member may also nominate a ticket from the floor.

Section 10
The Fish Committee shall be composed of as many members as the chairman may consider necessary. Their duties are to obtain as many fish as possible for distribution in our waters and see to their proper distribution.

Section 11
The Game Committee shall be composed of as many members as the chairman may consider necessary. Their duties are to obtain as many eggs and game as possible, to see that the eggs are hatched and any immature game raised; and to see to their distribution.

Section 12
The Skeet and Trap Committee shall be composed of as many members as the chairman may consider necessary. Their duties are to see that adequate provisions are made so that the members may enjoy that sport.

Section 13
The Pistol Committee shall be composed of as many members as the chairman may consider necessary. Their duties are to see that adequate provisions are made so that the members may enjoy that sport.

Section 14
The Rifle Committee shall be composed of as many members as the chairman may consider necessary. Their duties are to see that adequate provisions are made so that the members may enjoy that sport.

Section 15
The Membership Committee shall be composed of as many members as the chairman may consider necessary. Their duties are to procure as many people as possible to join the club.

Section 16
The Publicity Committee shall be composed of as many members as the chairman may consider necessary. Their duties are to see that adequate provisions are made to advertise the club activities.

Section 17
The Grievance Committee shall be composed of as many members as the chairman may consider necessary. Their duties are to receive all complaints and suggestions of members and to present them to the directors for consideration at the next regular meeting.


By Law Number 2 - Meetings

Section 1
There shall be an Annual Meeting of the club on the 3rd Thursday of January for election of officers and directors. If no quorum be present the presiding officer shall adjourn the meeting to any other day or hour.

Section 2
The President may, at his discretion, call a special meeting of the club. Four days notices of the time, place and purpose of such meeting shall be advertised so as to notify each resident member.

Section 3
Eight (8) members shall constitute a quorum at any meeting.

Section 4
The directors shall hold a meeting every two months. A special meeting may be called at any time by the President and shall be called by him upon written request of five directors or managers.

Section 5
A majority of the managers at the time in office is a quorum for the transaction of business.

Section 6
A regular meeting of the club shall be called at any time at the direction of two-thirds of the directors and managers.

Section 7
There shall be a regular meeting of the club every 3rd Thursday of each month.


By Law Number 3 - Membership

Section 1
Anyone may become a member upon payment of Thirty Dollars ($30.00) to any officer of the club. Note- family memberships are $50.00. Memberships are annual.

Section 2
Any person under fourteen (14) years of age, upon payment of Five Dollars ($5.00) to any officer of the club, may become a Junior member.

Section 3
By a vote of two thirds of the directors any member may be reprimanded, suspended or expelled for any conduct deemed by the directors to be detrimental to the club. A copy of the charges preferred against the member shall be served upon him at least ten days before the meeting at which they are to be considered.


By Law Number 4 - Amendments

Amendments of these By Laws may be made at any meeting of the club; provided that in every case the amendment shall be proposed in writing by not less than fifteen (15) members. The vote of two thirds of those present at any such meeting shall be requisite to adopt the proposed amendment.


Amendment 1 - Fees
Fees for the use of the Skeet Range, Trap Range, Rifle Range and Pistol Range shall be set by the elected officers and chairmen of the said committees. These fees may be altered by a majority vote of the members present at a regular meeting of the club.

Amendment 2- Voting

  • Any paid member (current year) may cast one vote at any Club business election. Must be present to vote.
  • Any paid "Family member" (current year) with family members present may cast one vote at any Club business election. Said additional family member may cast one vote if present.
  • Any paid "Family member: (current year) may cast one vote only if no family members are present.
  • Any and all members wishing to vote (either individual or family) must be present to vote and be 18 years of age or older to cast a vote in any Club business election.

The Original By Laws were amended/updated on January 1, 1998 and again in 2010.