Big Bend Constitution

Sec. 1 This organization is a chartered Club of the Wally Byam Caravan Club International, Inc. and shall be
known as the Big Bend Florida Airstream Club of the Wally Byam Caravan Club International, Inc.
Section 1 The objectives of this non-profit organization shall be:
• To furnish encouragement and assistance in the development of the Club and thus afford fraternization for
recreational vehicle owners.
• To encourage safe driving and assist in improving the general welfare of the recreational vehicle public
through assistance and active participation of all its members in building a strong organization for the
betterment of good will toward recreational vehicle travel.
• To coordinate with and participate in the interests and activities of the International and the Region.
• To cooperate with other organizations and units/clubs within our sphere which are seeking to elevate the
standards and ethics of the various groups.
• To disseminate information of an advisory and educational nature which will be of value to its members
and the public.
• To study, advise and recommend legislation which is in the interest of the recreational vehicle public and
oppose all legislation which is discriminatory and injurious to the recreational vehicle public.
• To encourage government and private agencies to provide more and better recreational vehicle parks and
Sec. 1 An adult who owns a hard-sided recreational
vehicle manufactured by Airstream, Inc. shall be eligible for membership.

Sec. 2 There are two classes of membership in this Club-Regular Members and Affiliate Members.
Sec. 3 An applicant for membership in this Club must submit an application in writing and, upon the
payment of International and Club dues, shall be a Regular Member of this Club.
Sec. 4 Regular Members who have sold their recreational vehicle manufactured by Airstream, Inc., may,
upon request, retain their membership as Regular Members of this Club pursuant to the provisions of Sec. 2
ARTICLE VI of the International Constitution. Such Regular Members shall possess all the rights and
privileges of the International Club, including full voting rights in all elections and on all questions.
Sec .5 Regular Members of another Unit/Club may become Affiliate members in this Club by an application
to the Membership Committee and upon acceptance shall possess all the rights and privileges of the Club
• The right to hold office in the Club.
• The right to vote in the selection or election of officers in the Club, Region or International or on any
amendment to the Club or the International Constitution.
• The right to vote on the dissolution of the Club, consolidation of the Club with one or more Units/Clubs, or
the merger of the Club with another Unit/Club.
Sec. 6 Applicants for Affiliate membership in this Club must submit dues and show evidence of membership
in the International Club through another duly chartered unit/Club.
Sec. 7 Failure to pay either Unit or International dues will automatically terminate membership in the Club.
Sec. 8 In those cases of co-ownership of a hard-sided recreational vehicle manufactured by Airstream, Inc.,
the rights and privileges of membership shall be deemed to include the spouses of such co-owners but
collectively such co-owners shall possess one vote only except such co-owners who each pay International
and Club dues to this Club shall each have one vote. A co-owner is defined as one of two WBCCI members
who own a single Airstream Recreational Vehicle. Existing co-owners with more than two memberships on
June 25, 2005, are not subject to this two membership limitation, as long as they maintain continuous
membership in WBCCI.
Section 1 The officers of the Club shall be Regular members of the Club and shall consist of:

• President
• First Vice President
• Second Vice President
• Corresponding Secretary
• Recording Secretary
• Four Trustees
Sec. 2 The Officers shall be elected at the annual business meeting in October and shall be installed at the
November meeting and shall assume office at the close of that meeting. An officer, except for Trustees, shall
serve in office for a term of one year or until a successor is elected but in no case shall an officer be eligible
to serve more than two consecutive terms in the same office except the Recording Secretary, Corresponding
Secretary or Treasurer provided said officers are duly nominated and elected for each term of office.
Sec. 3 The Trustees shall be elected at the annual
business meeting, each for a term of two years, but arranged so that only one-half such Trustees terms
expire in any one year. No Trustee shall serve more than one two- year term consecutively.
Sec. 4 An officer who advances to an office pursuant to the provisions of Sec. 5 of this ARTICLE shall not be
deemed to have served a full term in such office unless said service is for a period of greater than one-half
(1/2) the term of such office.
Sec. 5 In the event of the death or resignation of the President or the death, advancement or resignation of
a Vice President, or an officer’s inability to fulfill the duties of office, the next ranking Vice President (in the
order first, second, third) shall advance thereto. All other vacancies on the Executive Board, except that of
the Immediate Past President shall be filled by a majority vote of the Executive Board.
Sec. 1 The Executive Board shall consist of all of the Club officers plus the immediate Past President of the

Sec. 2 The Executive Board shall be the administrative body of the Club and shall define the policies of and
have full administrative authority in all matters pertaining to the Club, and shall exercise general control and
supervision of all officers and committees.
Sec. 3 The President or any two members of the Board may call a business meeting of the Executive Board
at any time deemed necessary.
Sec. 4 A quorum of the Executive Board shall consist of a majority of its members.
Sec. 1 The annual business meeting of the Club shall be held during the month of October. Additional
business meetings may be held during any rally of the Club, and also may be called at any time by a
majority vote of the Executive Board. The date, time, location, and purpose of all Club business meetings
shall be announced to the members in writing at least fifteen days prior to the meeting. A quorum for
conducting business at any business meeting shall be not less than ten percent of the membership.
Sec. 2 All Regular Members voting at the annual or additional business meetings of this organization, and
each such membership, identified by the International Club membership number, shall be considered one
vote, except for co-owners who each pay International and club dues to this Club as provided for in Article
III, Section 8.
Sec. 3 Ballots submitted by email, regular mail or facsimile may also be accepted from Regular members
unable to attend regular or special business meetings. The President and Recording Secretary shall ensure
no member casts more than one ballot. Votes allowed in this manner should be received by the Club no later
than two (2) days before the regular or special meeting at which a vote is to be taken. These votes must be
kept confidential until voting at a meeting has taken place.
Sec. 1 Bylaws consistent with this Constitution and with the Constitution, Bylaws and Policy of the Wally
Byam Caravan Club International, Inc., embodying additional provisions for the government of the Club may
be adopted by the Executive Board.

Sec. 1 Proposed amendments to this Constitution shall be submitted to the Executive Board in writing. The
Executive Board shall submit all such amendments to the members for their consideration.
Sec. 2 Any Article or Section of this Constitution may be amended by a two-thirds vote of the members
voting at a business meeting of the Unit or a special meeting called for that purpose, providing in
either case, a notice containing the proposed amendment or amendments has been delivered by
first-class mail or electronically to each member of the Unit/Club at least fifteen days prior to
such a meeting. Provision for balloting may follow Article VI, Sec. 3 of this Constitution.

Sec. 3 All amendments to this Constitution shall become effective upon adoption.
This Constitution, as last amended, January 03, 2020 at Topsail Preserve state Park, Santa Rosa Beach,

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