Constitution and By-Laws
Name – The name of this club shall be THE SYRACUSE CAMERA CLUB
Objectives –The objectives of the club shall be to promote the art
of photography and to promote camaraderie among its members.
Membership – Any person interested in the art of photography is
eligible for membership, subject to the provisions of the by-laws.
Nomination and election of Officers. The officers to be nominated
are: President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. A
nominating committee shall be appointed by the President in March
and report its recommendations to the membership at the April
competition meeting. The Secretary shall post the entire slate
on the Syrcam Yahoo group. Nominations from the floor shall be
entertained at the May Competition meeting, and the final slate
shall be posted on the Syrcam group by the Secretary following the
meeting. Voting for new officers shall take place at the June
Executive Committee – There shall be an executive committee,
consisting of all the Officers, the chairpersons of all standing
committees, past presidents, and such other members as the President
feels can contribute.
Meetings – There shall be two regular meetings every month from
September through June inclusive, and additional meetings for image
shows shall be scheduled throughout the year. Additional special
meetings may be called by the President or a vote of the membership,
or a regular meeting may be dispensed with by the majority vote of
Quorum – A quorum shall consist of twelve members in good standing
for the transaction of business.
By-laws – The members shall be empowered to adopt such by-laws not
inconsistent with the Constitution from time to time as they shall
deem proper. Any proposed changes in the by-laws shall be announced
at a regular meeting and posted on Syrcam by the Secretary.
Discussion and voting shall take place at a meeting following this
announcement. A simple majority of members voting shall indicate
approval of change.
Fiscal Year – The fiscal year of this club shall commence on
September 1 and shall end on August 31.
At the end of each fiscal year, the Treasurer shall make an annual
report on the financial status of the club to the Executive
Committee and the Membership.
Section 1 - Dues
The annual dues shall be the amount specified from time to time by a
two-thirds vote of the club at any regular meeting. The club
operates from September 1 to August 31 next succeeding. Annual dues
are due on September 1. If a new member applies on or after February
1, the annual dues for such new member shall be one-half the full
Section 2 - Household Membership
The first member of any household joining the club shall pay regular
annual dues. All other members of the household shall pay one-half
of the regular annual dues. Maximum rate per family - regular dues
plus 1/2 the regular amount. Student rate - 1/2 the regular amount.
Section 3 - Competition Eligibility
After November 1 of each year, only Honorary Members and regular
members whose annual dues are fully paid and not in arrears may
Section 4 - Honorary membership
Honorary membership is automatically conferred on persons who have
been active members for 25 years, or to those who have contributed
in extraordinary fashion to the Club and have been selected by the
Executive committee. Honorary members who enter the monthly
competitions are expected to contribute an amount equal to one-half
the annual dues.
Amendments – Amendments may be proposed at any regular meeting of
the club, and discussed. They must be tabled, to be voted on at a
subsequent regular meeting. Amendments will be posted on
Syrcam by the Secretary after they have been presented. The
proposed amendment shall be adopted by a two-thirds vote of the
membership at any regular meeting.
1. Meeting Time
Meetings shall begin promptly at 7:30 p.m.
2. Duration of the Business Meeting
In order to assure that the program for the evening commences in a
timely manner, under no circumstances will discussion of business
extend beyond 30 minutes.
3. SCC Online Forum – syrcam
The SCC maintains an on-line photography forum. The forum will have
two purposes: (1) to be a repository for minutes, competition
results, announcements, and other official club information and
documents; (2) to allow SCC members to share information with and
seek support from other forum participants through on-line
discussions. Participation in the forum will be restricted to SCC
members in good standing. A forum moderator will be found among the
members of the SCC.
4. SCC Online Forum – Beaver Lake Photo Group participation
Participation in syrcam is open to members in good standing of the
Syracuse Camera Club and also to members in good standing of the
Beaver Lake Photo Group.
5. SCC Pbase Gallery
The Syracuse Camera Club maintains a photo gallery on the pbase
photo sharing site, where members can post their photos and visitors
may view or comment on them.
6. Outreach Committee
An Outreach Committee is a standing committee of the Syracuse Camera
Club. The purpose of the Outreach Committee shall be to promote
interaction between members of the SCC and the nonmember public.
Revised and approved January 2010