|Comet East Car Club
The name of this club shall be Comet East Car Club Inc.
The purpose of this club is to promote, preserve, maintain, and enjoy Comet and Cyclone
automobiles manufactured by Ford Motor Company from 1960 through 1977 and
Mercury Meteors made from 1961 – 1963 in the USA.
Section 3: Pursuant to a resolution passed in June 2006, the official motto of Comet East
shall be: " Rock & Roll"
Section 1 :Comet East is incorporated as Comet East Car Club Inc. a non-profit
corporation under the laws of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
Section 2: Comet East shall be a non-profit corporation as defined by section 501(c)(7) of
the United States tax code.
Section 1: Comet, Cyclone or Meteor ownership is not a prerequisite for membership.
Any person may become a member, who pays the required dues and agrees, by his/her
election to join the club, to adhere and obey these bylaws and any other requirements that
may be adopted by the club at anytime.
Section 1: Membership dues shall be $25.00 US for residents of the U.S and Canada
($30.00 US for residents of all other countries) annually, and includes all immediate
family members, (i.e.: spouse and children). Dues are payable at the time of initial
membership and annually thereafter. Annual dues are due at the end of the member’s
anniversary month. A grace period of no more than 60 days shall be given to all members.
Section 1: One annual business meeting of Comet East shall be held when and where the
President or his designee determine. All members will be notified in a timely manner of the
time and place of the annual meeting to encourage attendance. Other meetings may be
called as need arises. Members shall receive at least 60 days notice of special meetings.
Section 2: Conduct during business meetings shall be informal to encourage general
participation by all. Meetings shall be conducted by the club President or in his/her
absence, the club Vice President. If neither elected official are not present, then the next
highest-ranking Official will preside over the meeting.
Section 3: Business meetings shall follow an order of business that shall include, but not
necessarily limited to the following events:
1. Call to order by the presiding Officer
2. Club announcements made by the presiding Officer
3. Reading of the minutes of the previous meeting
4. Treasurer’s report
5. Reports of Officers, as appropriate
6. General discussion, New announcements, Activities, etc…
Section 1: The management of the club shall be vested in the President, Vice President,
Treasurer, Secretary, and Board of Directors (BOD). In addition, the President, advised by
the BOD, shall appoint a “Technology Director” to oversee the use of information
technology as it applies to the management of the club and its resources. The BOD shall
consist of the President and three (3) other members elected at large. Both permanent and
provisional committees may be formed to assist and/or provide guidance to the officers
and the BOD.
Section 2: The officers of the club shall be elected by majority vote of the club members
annually and shall serve terms of 1 year. BOD members elected at large shall serve three a
(3) year terms and be replaced or re-elected on a rotating basis. Officers may succeed
themselves if they desire and are re-elected by the membership. Nominations for office
may be made by mail or email and should be forwarded to the Secretary at least 45 days
before the annual meeting.
Section 3: Voting will be conducted either in person at the annual meeting, or by
mail/email vote. The secretary must receive mail/email votes at least 10 days prior to the
Section 4: In order to promote ease of succession, newly elected officers and BOD
members shall commence their duties in November following their election.
Section 5: Officers shall have the authority to manage all affairs of the club that relate in
any way whatsoever to the club and to make all contracts necessary for the proper
transaction of club business. However, the general membership shall have final control
and direction of the club and may by motion, veto the decisions and actions of the officers.
Section 1: Any Member who fails to pay the annual dues within the grace period,
provided in Article IV, Section 1 of the these bylaws, and/or any indebtedness owed to the
club, shall be suspended from all privileges of Comet East membership until said monies
are paid in full to the club.
Section 2: Any Member and/or Officer, who conducts himself/herself in a manner that
reflects negatively on the club, may be suspended from all privileges of membership for a
time determined by the BOD and approved by the voting members. Officers shall be
removed from office and may also be suspended.
after proper notification of the membership.