Fairfield Bay Yacht Club began November 8, 1988. Dick Owen was voted to be the acting Commodore and Fred Cruise voted to be the acting Vice Commodore. At the first general meeting held March 13, 1989, their positions were affirmed. Memberships were $10 per person and the first meeting boasted 161 members without a membership drive. By year end of 1990 the membership rose to 230. Max Nigh was one of the members actively involved in the construction of this non-profit club.
1989 Richard Owen
1990 Frederick Cruise
1991 Gene Hatfield
1992 Robert Traylor
1993 Kenneth Miller
1994 Chuck Turner
1995 Ken Conner
1996 Chuck Getman
1997 Ruth Conner
1998 Ruth Conner
1999 Kay Portman
2000 Pat Barone
2002 Max Nigh
2003 Dick Carpenter
2004 Dick Carpenter
2005 Don Hempstead
2006 Larry LaDage
2007 Ken Winberg
2008 Art Deller
2009 Glen Sisson
2010 Jim Wilkins
2011 Ernie Majhenich
2012 Richard Mills
2013 Richard Mills
2015 Richard Mills
2016 Dan Feuer
2017 Jim Beach
2018 Dalton Huckaby
2019 Jim Butler
2020 Gregory Alexander
Revised March 2016
ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION
FAIRFIELD BAY YACHT CLUB
ARTICLE I NAME
The name of this club shall be the Fairfield Bay Yacht Club, Inc.,hereinafter referred to as the Club.
ARTICLE II OBJECTIVES
The objectives of this Club shall be to promote greater use of our boats, the marina facilities and Greers Ferry Lake.
ARTICLE III INCORPORATION
The Club shall be incorporated as a nonprofit organization under the laws of the State of Arkansas.
ARTICLE IV OFFICERS
The Commodore shall preside at all board and membership meetings and enforce all by-laws, rules and regulations of the Club.
He/She shall appoint and prescribe the members and duties of all committees which he/she shall consider necessary for the proper management of the Club.
The Commodore or the Treasurer shall sign all checks or other obligations of the Club.
B. VICE COMMODORE
The Vice Commodore shall assist the Commodore in the discharge of his or her duties and assume such duties in the temporary absence or disability of the Commodore.
The Secretary shall keep a true record of the proceedings of all general meetings and board meetings and correct current roll of the members. He/She shall notify the membership of general meetings. The Secretary will be the Agent for Service.
The Treasurer shall receive all moneys collected for the Club and pay all bills lawfully contracted by the Club keeping a true and correct account of the same.
He/She shall make a complete and comprehensive report annually and make other reports as from time to time are requested by the Commodore.
He/She shall deposit the Club funds in a Bank insured by the F.D.I.C. to the credit and in the name of the Club. All bills of the Club will be paid by check and receipts kept by the Treasurer.
Revised March 2016
E. FLEET CAPTAIN
The Fleet Captain shall present to the Board before the March meeting a list of possible activities for the coming year.
After Board selection he/she shall make the necessary arrangements for each event, including cost if applicable. This will be presented to the membership at the March meeting.
The Fleet Captain will be in charge of overseeing these events.
F. GENERAL PROVISIONS
All officers of the Club, at the time of their nomination, shall be a member in good standing.
All officers shall be elected by the general membership at an election held at a meeting each November. At least two weeks notice of the election shall be given to the membership. The term of office is for one year starting at the December meeting.
The Commodore shall appoint a “Nominating Committee” of not less than three members who shall nominate at least one person for each office and shall report to the general membership at least two weeks prior to the annual election. It is understood that the Vice Commodore will advance to Commodore. Nominations from the floor will be accepted at the November meeting, provided that the member has agreed to serve if elected.
The Commodore may have an annual audit of the financial record of the Club performed by a Certified Public Accountant.
ARTICLE V BOARD OF DIRECTORS
A. BOARD MEMBERS
Commodore, who shall be the chairman
Immediate Past Commodore
A quorum shall be considered half of the Board of Directors.
ARTICLE VI MEMBERSHIP
A. MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS
Each prospective member should be interested in the sport of boating.
The Board of Directors shall have the power to waive a member’s annual dues or prorate as situation permits.
Each prospective member shall complete, sign, and submit an annual form provided by the Board.
The yearly membership fee is subject to change by vote of the Board of Directors.
The Board of Directors shall have the power to approve or disapprove membership.
A member is an individual who has paid his/her membership fee and received final approval from the Board for membership.
Revised March 2016
ARTICLE VII VOTING AND AMENDMENTS
A. MATTERS OF VOTING
A quorum of the membership shall be one fourth of the membership, present in person or by proxy.
Members may vote in person or by proxy.
A proxy must be signed in writing to be valid.
One vote per membership is allowed.
A proposed amendment may be brought to the general membership for vote in either of the following ways:
By presentation to the Commodore of a petition proposing an amendment which is signed by one third of the Club membership or
By approval of a proposed amendment by a majority of a quorum of the Board of Directors.
2. If an amendment is proposed by either method above, the Secretary shall notify all members when said amendment will be considered by the general membership. At least two weeks notice must be given to the general membership of the Club.
3. Approval of any amendment shall require for passage the affirmative vote of two thirds of the members present in person or by proxy at the announced meeting.
C. COMMODORE’S VOTE
The Commodore shall vote in case of a tie.