Club By-Laws

Bills Musky Club Inc.
By-Laws Revised November 13, 2017. 

Article #1 - The name of the corporation is Bill's Musky Club, Inc. 

Article #2 - The period of existence shall be perpetual. 

Article #3 - The purpose shall be:  

1. To promote musky fishing in Wisconsin and to retain the musky world record. 
2. To cooperate with and support selected conservation practices based on scientific merit by authorized state agencies in the propagation of musky. 
3. To support the abatement of water pollution and invasive species. 
4. To encourage the release of muskies to insure future fishing. 
5. To educate youth and promote fellowship and sportsmanship among musky anglers. 

Article #4 - Location of the principal office in Wisconsin is P.O. Box 476, Schofield, WI 54476. 

Article #5 - Name of initial registered agent is Bill's Musky Club, Inc. 

Article #6 - Address of the initial registered agent is P.O. Box 476 Schofield, WI 54476 - http://www.billsmuskyclub.com 

Article #7 - The Board of Directors shall include the officers of the Club and up to 7 Elected Directors. 

Article #8 - Officers of the Club shall be: President, 1st Vice President, 2nd Vice President, and Secretary & Treasurer.  

Offices of the President, 1st Vice President, 2nd Vice President shall be a term of one year and shall be elected each year at the Annual meeting. Office of the Secretary  & Treasurer shall be filled yearly at the first Board of Directors meeting after the Annual meeting by the appointment of the Board of Directors.  The board of Directors may waive the eligibility for this office.

 Elected Directors shall have a term of 3 years. Elections to fill the expired terms of Elected Directors shall occur at the Annual Meeting.

 In case of vacancy in any Officer or Elected Director position, the Board of Directors is empowered to make an appointment to fill the vacancy for the remaining term of office.  

Article #9 - A Nominating committee shall be appointed by the President to present a slate of candidates at the Annual meeting.

Article #10 -   

 To run for the board a member must be in good standing for 1 year.
 To run for an office a member in good standing must have served on the board for 3 years – can be

 non- consecutive. 

 A prior board member in good standing can run for office with 3 years of service.

Article #11 - The duties of the respective officers shall be such as usually pertain to their office and such other duties as may be prescribed by the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors may delegate the duties of any officer to any other officer, or to any assistant officer or other person designated by it for that purpose. 

Article #12 - A quorum must be present for a board meeting consisting of at least Two Officers and Four Elected Directors. 

Article #13 - The Annual Awards Banquet shall be held in March or April of each year, depending on hall availability.

Article #14 - The Club shall have printed and mailed to each current member (only one letter to the same address) two newsletters, a spring and fall edition, announcing the dates and location of the banquet, outings,  and other information. 

The Club shall announce the dates and location of the banquet, outings, rules and other information on the website. www.billsmuskyclub.com.  

Article #15 - The Treasurer shall, at the annual meeting of the Club, report to the membership in the financial condition of the Club. The Treasurer shall receive all funds for the Club and deposit them in a bank of his/her choosing, with approval of the Board of Directors. The account shall be carried in the name of Bill's Musky Club, Inc. The Treasurer, President, or appointed Board Member shall deposit funds into this account. The Treasurer or President may be able to withdraw funds. The accounts of the Treasurer will be audited annually or at any other time by order of the Board of Directors. 

Article #16 - Membership: Anyone may be eligible for membership by applying and paying current annual dues. The Board of Directors will set dues.

   •Individual adult membership
  •Husband and wife combination
  •Junior member-18 years or younger
  •Lifetime membership 

In case of separation or divorce, the spousal lifetime membership is non-transferable but remains with the original purchasers. 

All members shall comply with and abide by all the fishing laws of each and every state in which the member may be fishing. Any member who does not comply, and any member, director, or officer whose conduct is contrary to the purposes and objectives of this Club may be dismissed, and his or her membership terminated by action of the Board of Directors.

  Membership information is the sole property of Bill's Musky Club. This information shall not be given out or used for any other purpose than the business of the club. 

Article #17 - All funds and assets of the Club shall be used only for the purpose of the Club and for actual administrative expenses in conducting the affairs of the Club under the direction, and with the approval of the Board of Directors. 

The members of the Club shall not be personally liable for Club obligations. The Club shall have no capital stock. 

All property of the Club is irrevocably dedicated to the purpose of social welfare, and upon liquidation, dissolution, or abandonment of the Club, its property shall, in the manner provided by law, insure to the benefit of, and be transferred to, a fund, foundation, or corporation organized and operated exclusively for the charitable purposes and which is exempt from income tax under the federal tax code and under the tax laws of the State of Wisconsin. 

Article #18 - These by-laws may be amended by the majority of the Board of Directors or by the general membership at any regular or special meeting of such.