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    EPARCC By-law Revision Document

    This post will maintain the revision history of the by-laws. The official EPARCC by-laws are located at the following link.

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    http://www.eparccrawlers.com/forums/...rawler-By-Laws
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    EPARCCrawlers Bylaws v.2
    (review period ends 3/23/11 then voting poll starts ending 3/30/11)


    Article I - Name
    The formal name of this organization shall be "EPARCCrawlers" and it shall also be known and designated by the short title "EPARCC"

    Article II - Objectives
    The objectives of this club shall be:
    To promote the hobby of rock crawling for all classes and size of vehicles
    To promote the free exchange of ideas among members and other organizations of like purpose
    To contribute to the sport, fellowship, and enjoyment of radio controlled rock crawlers
    Meet the necessary goals to send representatives from the club to the national event each season

    Article III – Membership
    Membership in the club is open to anyone that has an active account at the eparccrawlers.com website.

    Article IV – Club Meetings
    Club meetings will be held, at a minimum of 2 per year, before the start of the season and after the season is complete
    The Board of Directors will meet at the bi-annual meetings
    The President and Vice-President can call a club meeting at any time, but a notice must be posted on the web-site for at least 2 weeks
    Any active member can participate in meetings

    Article V – Governance
    The club shall be governed by a board of directors and officers. The year shall be deemed the 1st day of November until the 31st day of October.

    Section 1: Board of Directors
    The Board of Directors for the club shall consist of; President, Vice-President, Scribe, Treasurer and Club Member Representative.

    A single non-officer active member of the club will be elected to sit on the Board of Directors

    Each member of the board shall have equal voting privileges. The Chairmen of the Board will be allowed an additional vote in the case there is a tie vote.

    Section 2: Officers
    The officers of the club shall consist of; President, Vice-President, Scribe, Treasurer and Website Editor.

    In the event the President and Vice-President are both unavailable, the chain of command is as follows; Scribe, Treasurer and Web-Site Editor. All officers, with exception of the President and Vice-President can designate any member in their absence.

    President Duties
    Preside at all meetings
    Appoint committees as necessary
    Act as executive officer of the organization
    Appoint officers, in the event they cannot complete their term

    Vice-President Duties
    Assume duties of President during absence
    Act as chairman of the Board of Directors
    Act as chairman of all permanent committees
    Responsible for club membership

    Scribe Duties
    Keep a record of all meetings
    Carry out any necessary correspondence
    Report out any elections, board or committee decisions
    Record changes to the by-laws

    Treasurer Duties
    Responsible for paying web-site fees or dues owed by the club
    Responsible for collecting comp admission fees
    Maintain records for any raffles or drawings
    Maintain adequate financial records of all transactions
    Create annual financial reports

    Web-site Editor Duties
    Maintain the web-site
    Make changes to the web-site

    Section 3: Committees
    Permanent committees
    Comp Locations and Times
    Comp Rules
    Web-site Layout
    Finances
    Sponsored Events and Trips

    Ad-hoc committees
    The President can create any ad-hoc committee for any length of time as deemed necessary
    Any committee that remains active for 12 months shall be considered for permanent committee, following the bylaw amendment process
    Any new President may cancel any existing ad-hoc committees
    Each ad-hoc committee shall have a chairman, which is appointed by the President

    Section 4: Elections
    A candidate can be nominated by any grouping of three or more members
    Existing officers will automatically be on the ballet, unless the individual asks to be removed or 50% or more members present vote to remove the candidate, any member can call for a vote for candidate removal
    No nomination will be accepted without the nominee being willing to serve as an officer
    The candidate must be an active member of EPARCCrawlers club
    There will be no term limits of any officer or board position
    Election of officers and board members shall be made by simple majority of votes cast, of present members
    Where there are more than 2 candidates for an office, the winner will be determined by whoever receives more than 50% of the votes.
    If a 50% vote count is not reached the two top candidates will participate in a special run-off election
    Pre-printed, secret ballots or a secret poll on the website shall be used for all elections
    Proxy votes are not permitted
    The election must be placed in the announcements section of the web-site a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the election
    The Scribe shall administer the election and record the results
    Officers for each year will be elected at the October club meeting

    Section 5: Amendments to Bylaws
    Proposed amendments to the by-laws can be raised at any club meeting or on the web-site
    The proposed by-law change shall be posted a minimum of two weeks on the web-site prior to any vote
    Amendments to the by-laws can be voted on at any club meeting or through a secret poll on the website
    Amendments to the by-laws are to be effective by a two-thirds vote of members present or on week of votes after the two week viewing period is up
    Supplements to the by-laws may be made the same method as amendments.
    Supplements to the by-laws cannot change the inherent meaning of the current set of by-laws
    Supplements to the by-laws are to be effective by a simple majority of members present

    Article VI – Finances
    Section 1: Expenditures and Finance
    The Treasurer can disburse a maximum of $200 for club related expenses, with an approval email of any two of the following; President, Vice-President or Scribe.

    The Treasurer can reimburse any club member that purchases items for the club a maximum of $50 without written pre-approval from the President and Vice-President. However, the transaction must be communicated with the President and Vice-President and receipts must be given.

    Section 2: Club Funds
    All monies collected for comp fees, drawings, raffles or donations shall be deemed as club funds.

    Section 3: Disbandment of Club
    In the event of disbandment of the EPARCC club, all club funds shall be, either donated to a local charity, donated to another crawler club or used for a final club function (i.e. going away party). The decision, for how the funds are spent, shall be based on a simple majority vote of present members.

    Article VII – Comps
    A minimum of 8 comps will be held during the season

    Article VIII – Sponsored Events and Trips
    The Board of Directors will take into account the treasury and make a determination how much funds will be allotted to any club related travel (i.e. hotel and travel expenses for Nationals)
    The amount available for sponsored events and trips shall be considered any excess amount above the clubs yearly re-occurring expenses

    Article IX – Club Liability
    EPARCCrawlers (EPARCC) is in no way civilly, lawfully or monetarily liable for property damage, personal injury, or death. EPARC holds no insurance as a club. Each member is responsible for their own expenses incurred by others.
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    EPARCCrawlers Bylaws v.3
    (review period ends 6/27/11 then voting poll starts ending 6/28/11)

    EPARCCrawlers Bylaws

    Article I - Name
    The formal name of this organization shall be "EPARCCrawlers" and it shall also be known and designated by the short title "EPARCC"

    Article II - Objectives
    The objectives of this club shall be:
    To promote the hobby of rock crawling for all classes and size of vehicles
    To promote the free exchange of ideas among members and other organizations of like purpose
    To contribute to the sport, fellowship, and enjoyment of radio controlled rock crawlers
    Meet the necessary goals to send representatives from the club to the national event each season

    Article III Membership
    Membership in the club is open to anyone that has an active account at the eparccrawlers.com website.

    Article IV Club Meetings
    Club meetings will be held, at a minimum of 2 per year, before the start of the season and after the season is complete
    The Board of Directors will meet at the bi-annual meetings
    The President and Vice-President can call a club meeting at any time, but a notice must be posted on the web-site for at least 2 weeks
    Any active member can participate in meetings

    Article V Governance
    The club shall be governed by a board of directors and officers. The year shall be deemed the 1st day of November until the 31st day of October.

    Section 1: Board of Directors
    The Board of Directors for the club shall consist of; President, Vice-President, Scribe, Treasurer and Club Member Representative.

    A single non-officer active member of the club will be elected to sit on the Board of Directors

    Each member of the board shall have equal voting privileges. The Chairmen of the Board will be allowed an additional vote in the case there is a tie vote.

    Section 2: Officers
    The officers of the club shall consist of; President, Vice-President, Scribe, Treasurer and Website Editor.

    In the event the President and Vice-President are both unavailable, the chain of command is as follows; Scribe, Treasurer and Web-Site Editor. All officers, with exception of the President and Vice-President can designate any member in their absence.

    President Duties
    Preside at all meetings
    Appoint committees as necessary
    Act as executive officer of the organization
    Appoint officers, in the event they cannot complete their term

    Vice-President Duties
    Assume duties of President during absence
    Act as chairman of the Board of Directors
    Act as chairman of all permanent committees
    Responsible for club membership

    Scribe Duties
    Keep a record of all meetings
    Carry out any necessary correspondence
    Report out any elections, board or committee decisions
    Record changes to the by-laws

    Treasurer Duties
    Responsible for paying web-site fees or dues owed by the club
    Responsible for collecting comp admission fees
    Maintain records for any raffles or drawings
    Maintain adequate financial records of all transactions
    Create annual financial reports

    Web-site Editor Duties
    Maintain the web-site
    Make changes to the web-site

    Section 3: Committees
    Permanent committees
    Comp Locations and Times
    Comp Rules
    Web-site Layout
    Finances
    Sponsored Events and Trips

    Ad-hoc committees
    The President can create any ad-hoc committee for any length of time as deemed necessary
    Any committee that remains active for 12 months shall be considered for permanent committee, following the bylaw amendment process
    Any new President may cancel any existing ad-hoc committees
    Each ad-hoc committee shall have a chairman, which is appointed by the President

    Section 4: Elections
    A candidate can be nominated by any grouping of three or more members
    Existing officers will automatically be on the ballet, unless the individual asks to be removed or 50% or more members present vote to remove the candidate, any member can call for a vote for candidate removal
    No nomination will be accepted without the nominee being willing to serve as an officer
    The candidate must be an active member of EPARCCrawlers club
    There will be no term limits of any officer or board position
    Election of officers and board members shall be made by simple majority of votes cast, of present members
    Where there are more than 2 candidates for an office, the winner will be determined by whoever receives more than 50% of the votes.
    If a 50% vote count is not reached the two top candidates will participate in a special run-off election
    Pre-printed, secret ballots or a secret poll on the website shall be used for all elections
    Proxy votes are not permitted
    The election must be placed in the announcements section of the web-site a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the election
    The Scribe shall administer the election and record the results
    Officers for each year will be elected at the October club meeting

    Section 5: Amendments to Bylaws
    Proposed amendments to the by-laws can be raised at any club meeting or on the web-site
    The proposed by-law change shall be posted a minimum of two weeks on the web-site prior to any vote
    Amendments to the by-laws can be voted on at any club meeting or through a secret poll on the website
    Amendments to the by-laws are to be effective by a two-thirds vote of members present or on week of votes after the two week viewing period is up
    Supplements to the by-laws may be made the same method as amendments.
    Supplements to the by-laws cannot change the inherent meaning of the current set of by-laws
    Supplements to the by-laws are to be effective by a simple majority of members present

    Article VI Finances
    Section 1: Expenditures and Finance
    The Treasurer can disburse a maximum of $200 for club related expenses, with an approval email of any two of the following; President, Vice-President or Scribe.

    The Treasurer can reimburse any club member that purchases items for the club a maximum of $50 without written pre-approval from the President and Vice-President. However, the transaction must be communicated with the President and Vice-President and receipts must be given.

    Section 2: Club Funds
    All monies collected for comp fees, drawings, raffles or donations shall be deemed as club funds.

    Section 3: Disbandment of Club
    In the event of disbandment of the EPARCC club, all club funds shall be, either donated to a local charity, donated to another crawler club or used for a final club function (i.e. going away party). The decision, for how the funds are spent, shall be based on a simple majority vote of present members.
    (Modified Section)
    Article VII Comps
    Section 1: Comp Season
    A minimum of 8 comps will be held during the season for each class. The comp season will be based around the calendar year.
    1.9
    2.2
    Super
    Class1
    Class 2
    Class 3

    Section 2: Comp Entrance Fees
    Entrance fee will be $5 for each class


    Section 3: Comp Prizes
    A progressive cash payout (CPO) system will be used for all comps. Based on the number of attendees the CPO will vary.
    0-4 drivers: no CPO
    5 drivers 1st $10 no other CPO
    6-10 drivers: 1st $10, 2nd $5, 3rd no CPO
    11-UP drivers: 1st $15, 2nd $10, 3rd $5

    Article VIII Sponsored Events and Trips
    The Board of Directors will take into account the treasury and make a determination how much funds will be allotted to any club related travel (i.e. hotel and travel expenses for Nationals)
    The amount available for sponsored events and trips shall be considered any excess amount above the clubs yearly re-occurring expenses

    Article IX Club Liability
    EPARCCrawlers (EPARCC) is in no way civilly, lawfully or monetarily liable for property damage, personal injury, or death. EPARC holds no insurance as a club. Each member is responsible for their own expenses incurred by others.

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    EPARCCrawlers Bylaws v.4
    EPARCCrawlers Bylaws


    Article I - Name
    The formal name of this organization shall be "EPARCCrawlers" and it shall also be known and designated by the short title "EPARCC"

    Article II - Objectives
    The objectives of this club shall be:
    To promote the hobby of rock crawling for all classes and size of vehicles
    To promote the free exchange of ideas among members and other organizations of like purpose
    To contribute to the sport, fellowship, and enjoyment of radio controlled rock crawlers
    Meet the necessary goals to send representatives from the club to the national event each season

    Article III – Membership
    Membership in the club is open to anyone that has an active account at the eparccrawlers.com website.

    Article IV – Club Meetings
    Club meetings will be held, at a minimum of 2 per year, before the start of the season and after the season is complete
    The Board of Directors will meet at the bi-annual meetings
    The President and Vice-President can call a club meeting at any time, but a notice must be posted on the web-site for at least 2 weeks
    Any active member can participate in meetings

    Article V – Governance
    The club shall be governed by a board of directors and officers. The year shall be deemed the 1st day of November until the 31st day of October.

    Section 1: Board of Directors
    The Board of Directors for the club shall consist of; President, Vice-President, Scribe, Treasurer and Club Member Representative.

    A single non-officer active member of the club will be elected to sit on the Board of Directors

    Each member of the board shall have equal voting privileges. The Chairmen of the Board will be allowed an additional vote in the case there is a tie vote.

    Section 2: Officers
    The officers of the club shall consist of; President, Vice-President, Scribe, Treasurer and Website Editor.

    In the event the President and Vice-President are both unavailable, the chain of command is as follows; Scribe, Treasurer and Web-Site Editor. All officers, with exception of the President and Vice-President can designate any member in their absence.

    President Duties
    Preside at all meetings
    Appoint committees as necessary
    Act as executive officer of the organization
    Appoint officers, in the event they cannot complete their term

    Vice-President Duties
    Assume duties of President during absence
    Act as chairman of the Board of Directors
    Act as chairman of all permanent committees
    Responsible for club membership

    Scribe Duties
    Keep a record of all meetings
    Carry out any necessary correspondence
    Report out any elections, board or committee decisions
    Record changes to the by-laws

    Treasurer Duties
    Responsible for paying web-site fees or dues owed by the club
    Responsible for collecting comp admission fees
    Maintain records for any raffles or drawings
    Maintain adequate financial records of all transactions
    Create annual financial reports

    Web-site Editor Duties
    Maintain the web-site
    Make changes to the web-site

    Section 3: Committees
    Permanent committees
    Comp Locations and Times
    Comp Rules
    Web-site Layout
    Finances
    Sponsored Events and Trips

    Ad-hoc committees
    The President can create any ad-hoc committee for any length of time as deemed necessary
    Any committee that remains active for 12 months shall be considered for permanent committee, following the bylaw amendment process
    Any new President may cancel any existing ad-hoc committees
    Each ad-hoc committee shall have a chairman, which is appointed by the President

    Section 4: Elections
    A candidate can be nominated by any grouping of three or more members
    Existing officers will automatically be on the ballet, unless the individual asks to be removed or 50% or more members present vote to remove the candidate, any member can call for a vote for candidate removal
    No nomination will be accepted without the nominee being willing to serve as an officer
    The candidate must be an active member of EPARCCrawlers club
    There will be no term limits of any officer or board position
    Election of officers and board members shall be made by simple majority of votes cast, of present members
    Where there are more than 2 candidates for an office, the winner will be determined by whoever receives more than 50% of the votes.
    If a 50% vote count is not reached the two top candidates will participate in a special run-off election
    Pre-printed, secret ballots or a secret poll on the website shall be used for all elections
    Proxy votes are not permitted
    The election must be placed in the announcements section of the web-site a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the election
    The Scribe shall administer the election and record the results
    Officers for each year will be elected at the October club meeting

    Section 5: Amendments to Bylaws
    Proposed amendments to the by-laws can be raised at any club meeting or on the web-site
    The proposed by-law change shall be posted a minimum of two weeks on the web-site prior to any vote
    Amendments to the by-laws can be voted on at any club meeting or through a secret poll on the website
    Amendments to the by-laws are to be effective by a two-thirds vote of members present or on week of votes after the two week viewing period is up
    Supplements to the by-laws may be made the same method as amendments.
    Supplements to the by-laws cannot change the inherent meaning of the current set of by-laws
    Supplements to the by-laws are to be effective by a simple majority of members present

    Article VI – Finances
    Section 1: Expenditures and Finance
    The Treasurer can disburse a maximum of $200 for club related expenses, with an approval email of any two of the following; President, Vice-President or Scribe.

    The Treasurer can reimburse any club member that purchases items for the club a maximum of $50 without written pre-approval from the President and Vice-President. However, the transaction must be communicated with the President and Vice-President and receipts must be given.

    Section 2: Club Funds
    All monies collected for comp fees, drawings, raffles or donations shall be deemed as club funds.

    Section 3: Disbandment of Club
    In the event of disbandment of the EPARCC club, all club funds shall be, either donated to a local charity, donated to another crawler club or used for a final club function (i.e. going away party). The decision, for how the funds are spent, shall be based on a simple majority vote of present members.

    Article VII – Comps
    Section 1: Comp Season
    A minimum of 8 comps will be held during the season for each class. The comp season will be based around the calendar year.

    Comp Crawler
    1.9
    2.2
    Super

    Scale Crawler
    Class 1
    Class 2
    Class 3

    Section 2: Comp Rules
    The comp rules for both crawler and scale classes will be set at the beginning of the season. The rules will remain in effect through the entire EPARCC season. Any modifications to the national rules, during the season, will not effect the comp rules, unless the rules committee agrees to the change.

    Before the season begins the rules committee will review any changes to the national rules and modify the EPARCC specific rules accordingly.

    Comp Crawler - USRCCA
    Scale Crawler - SORRCA

    Section 3: Comp Entrance Fees
    Entrance fee will be $5 for each class

    Section 4: Comp Prizes
    A progressive cash payout (CPO) system will be used for all comps. Based on the number of attendees the CPO will vary.
    0-4 drivers: no CPO
    5 drivers 1st $10 no other CPO
    6-10 drivers: 1st $10, 2nd $5, 3rd no CPO
    11-UP drivers: 1st $15, 2nd $10, 3rd $5

    Article VIII – Sponsored Events and Trips
    The Board of Directors will take into account the treasury and make a determination how much funds will be allotted to any club related travel (i.e. hotel and travel expenses for Nationals)
    The amount available for sponsored events and trips shall be considered any excess amount above the clubs yearly re-occurring expenses

    Article IX – Club Liability
    EPARCCrawlers (EPARCC) is in no way civilly, lawfully or monetarily liable for property damage, personal injury, or death. EPARC holds no insurance as a club. Each member is responsible for their own expenses incurred by others.
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    EPARCCrawlers Bylaws v.5
    EPARCCrawlers Bylaws

    Article I - Name
    The formal name of this organization shall be "EPARCCrawlers" and it shall also be known and designated by the short title "EPARCC"

    Article II - Objectives
    The objectives of this club shall be:

    • To promote the hobby of rock crawling for all classes and size of vehicles
    • To promote the free exchange of ideas among members and other organizations of like purpose
    • To contribute to the sport, fellowship, and enjoyment of radio controlled rock crawlers
    • Meet the necessary goals to send representatives from the club to the national event each season


    Article III – Membership
    Membership in the club is open to anyone that has an active account at the eparccrawlers.com website.

    Article IV – Club Meetings

    • Club meetings will be held, at a minimum of 2 per year, before the start of the season and after the season is complete
    • The Board of Directors will meet at the bi-annual meetings
    • The President and Vice-President can call a club meeting at any time, but a notice must be posted on the web-site for at least 2 weeks
    • Any active member can participate in meetings


    Article V – Governance
    The club shall be governed by a board of directors and officers. The year shall be deemed the 1st day of November until the 31st day of October.

    Section 1: Board of Directors
    The Board of Directors for the club shall consist of; President, Vice-President, Scribe, Treasurer and Club Member Representative.

    A single non-officer active member of the club will be elected to sit on the Board of Directors

    Each member of the board shall have equal voting privileges. The Chairmen of the Board will be allowed an additional vote in the case there is a tie vote.

    Section 2: Officers
    The officers of the club shall consist of; President, Vice-President, Scribe, Treasurer and Website Editor.

    In the event the President and Vice-President are both unavailable, the chain of command is as follows; Scribe, Treasurer and Web-Site Editor. All officers, with exception of the President and Vice-President can designate any member in their absence.

    President Duties

    • Preside at all meetings
    • Appoint committees as necessary
    • Act as executive officer of the organization
    • Appoint officers, in the event they cannot complete their term


    Vice-President Duties

    • Assume duties of President during absence
    • Act as chairman of the Board of Directors
    • Act as chairman of all permanent committees
    • Responsible for club membership


    Scribe Duties

    • Keep a record of all meetings
    • Carry out any necessary correspondence
    • Report out any elections, board or committee decisions
    • Record changes to the by-laws


    Treasurer Duties

    • Responsible for paying web-site fees or dues owed by the club
    • Responsible for collecting comp admission fees
    • Maintain records for any raffles or drawings
    • Maintain adequate financial records of all transactions
    • Create annual financial reports


    Web-site Editor Duties

    • Maintain the web-site
    • Make changes to the web-site


    Section 3: Committees
    Permanent committees

    • Comp Locations and Times
    • Comp Rules
    • Web-site Layout
    • Finances
    • Sponsored Events and Trips
    • Moderators


    Ad-hoc committees

    • The President can create any ad-hoc committee for any length of time as deemed necessary
    • Any committee that remains active for 12 months shall be considered for permanent committee, following the bylaw amendment process
    • Any new President may cancel any existing ad-hoc committees
    • Each ad-hoc committee shall have a chairman, which is appointed by the President


    Section 4: Elections

    • A candidate can be nominated by any grouping of three or more members


    • Existing officers will automatically be on the ballet, unless the individual asks to be removed or 50% or more members present vote to remove the candidate, any member can call for a vote for candidate removal
    • No nomination will be accepted without the nominee being willing to serve as an officer
    • The candidate must be an active member of EPARCCrawlers club
    • There will be no term limits of any officer or board position


    • Election of officers and board members shall be made by simple majority of votes cast, of present members


    • Where there are more than 2 candidates for an office, the winner will be determined by whoever receives more than 50% of the votes.
    • If a 50% vote count is not reached the two top candidates will participate in a special run-off election


    • Pre-printed, secret ballots or a secret poll on the website shall be used for all elections
    • Proxy votes are not permitted
    • The election must be placed in the announcements section of the web-site a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the election
    • The Scribe shall administer the election and record the results
    • Officers for each year will be elected at the October club meeting


    Section 5: Amendments to Bylaws

    • Proposed amendments to the by-laws can be raised at any club meeting or on the web-site
    • The proposed by-law change shall be posted a minimum of two weeks on the web-site prior to any vote
    • Amendments to the by-laws can be voted on at any club meeting or through a secret poll on the website
    • Amendments to the by-laws are to be effective by a two-thirds vote of members present or on week of votes after the two week viewing period is up
    • Supplements to the by-laws may be made the same method as amendments.


    • Supplements to the by-laws cannot change the inherent meaning of the current set of by-laws
    • Supplements to the by-laws are to be effective by a simple majority of members present


    Article VI – Finances
    Section 1: Expenditures and Finance
    The Treasurer can disburse a maximum of $200 for club related expenses, with an approval email of any two of the following; President, Vice-President or Scribe.

    The Treasurer can reimburse any club member that purchases items for the club a maximum of $50 without written pre-approval from the President and Vice-President. However, the transaction must be communicated with the President and Vice-President and receipts must be given.

    Section 2: Club Funds
    All monies collected for comp fees, drawings, raffles or donations shall be deemed as club funds.

    Section 3: Disbandment of Club
    In the event of disbandment of the EPARCC club, all club funds shall be, either donated to a local charity, donated to another crawler club or used for a final club function (i.e. going away party). The decision, for how the funds are spent, shall be based on a simple majority vote of present members.

    Article VII – Comps
    Section 1: Comp Season

    A minimum of 8 comps will be held during the season for each class. The comp season will be based around the calendar year.

    Comp Crawler
    1.9
    2.2
    Super

    Scale Crawler
    Class 1
    Class 2
    Class 3

    Section 2: Comp Rules
    The comp rules for both crawler and scale classes will be set at the beginning of the season. The rules will remain in effect through the entire EPARCC season. Any modifications to the national rules, during the season, will not affect the comp rules, unless the rules committee agrees to the change.

    Before the season begins the rules committee will review any changes to the national rules and modify the EPARCC specific rules accordingly.

    Comp Crawler - USRCCA
    Scale Crawler - SORRCA

    Section 3: Comp Entrance Fees
    Entrance fee will be $5 for each class

    Section 4: Comp Prizes
    A progressive cash payout (CPO) system will be used for all comps. Based on the number of attendees the CPO will vary.
    0-4 drivers: no CPO
    5 drivers 1st $10 no other CPO
    6-10 drivers: 1st $10, 2nd $5, 3rd no CPO
    11-UP drivers: 1st $15, 2nd $10, 3rd $5

    Article VIII – Sponsored Events and Trips

    • The Board of Directors will take into account the treasury and make a determination how much funds will be allotted to any club related travel (i.e. hotel and travel expenses for Nationals)
    • The amount available for sponsored events and trips shall be considered any excess amount above the clubs yearly re-occurring expenses


    Article IX – Club Liability
    EPARCCrawlers (EPARCC) is in no way civilly, lawfully or monetarily liable for property damage, personal injury, or death. EPARC holds no insurance as a club. Each member is responsible for their own expenses incurred by others.

    Article X - Duties and Responsibilities of Moderators

    A moderator oversees a bulletin board, discussion group, or other site where content is posted and responded to by readers. "Threads" are a specific series of posts responding to an original post. A moderator's main purpose is to keep the discussion threads running smoothly and productively. A moderator is appointed to supervise list activity. An administrator can be a moderator as well. The moderator's role is to keep their section organized, make sure the discussions focus on intended topics, and attempt to keep participants behaving properly. Should unfriendly arguments arise or the discussion topics stray, it is the moderator's job to step in and remind everyone of the rules.

    Section 1: Editing and Changing User Posts
    If a post needs to be deleted or modified the Moderator will contact the user to inform them of the change and the reason.

    Section 2: Keeping Users on Topic
    If a topic is being derailed (sent in a direction other than the original topic), post a reminder as to the topic and ask users to help keep it on topic by putting non-topical discussion in its own discussion thread.

    Section 3: Promoting Discussion
    If people are not posting, start some discussion. Ask a question or solicit advice about a topic relevant to the board's purpose. One useful way to encourage community discussion is to ask users to introduce themselves in a specific thread.



    Section 4: Avoiding Flames and Personal Attacks
    Sometimes users will attack each other verbally, through name-calling, personal attacks, or attempts to disrupt discussion. This behavior destroys productive communication. Users will receive (one) warning about personal attack. If they do not stop they will receive a one week ban from the site. There is no tolerance for personal attacks of any kind.

    Section 5: Consider What Is and Is Not Appropriate
    The founding rules state that this is a family oriented website. Moderators are to use common sense when dealing with issues that my not reflect this founding idea.

    Section 6: Be Consistent
    Make sure that your decisions are consistent when dealing with all members. Inconsistency in moderation can lead to dissent and hurt feelings amongst the users on the site. A moderator must be fair and un-biased. If you cannot be a fair and un-biased moderator, you should not be moderating.

    Section 7: Share the Rules
    Help people understand your decisions when moderating, make sure the rules for the forum or chat room are posted in a location that all can see. Show All Courtesies

    Generally, forums and chat rooms allow second chances. If someone admits to their wrong-doing, invite them back with open arms. Try to keep your own emotions out of a situation. If someone is angry, do not allow yourself to become angry in turn; it will only worsen the situation. If a user inquires as to what he is doing wrong, explain it in a clear and concise fashion. Try to keep your responses standard across users, but also keep those responses sounding human and personalized.

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