Constitution and By-Laws

SAN DIEGO METRO PIGEON CLUB

CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS
Adopted January 17, 1966
Amended January 1992
Amended February 1998
Amended August 2003
Amended November 2014

ARTICLE I

 

The name of this organization is to be known as the San Diego Metro Pigeon Club.

 

ARTICLE II

The purposes of this organization is as follows:

  1. To establish and promote the values of Pigeon Breeding and to educate the public for the benefit of the hobby.
  2. Meetings will be held the first Saturday of each even month. Additional meetings may be added at the discretion of the Board of Directors.
  3. To meet and share information with everyone interested in the breeding and showing of pigeons.
  4. To elect qualified officers from the general membership to manage the clubs affairs for the benefit of the membership. An officer must be an active member who shows the interest required to promote the welfare of the club. An officer should be someone who attends meetings regularly.
  5. Elections are to be held every year in December. The term of office shall be one year beginning as soon as elected. Officers will be elected by a majority vote of participating active club members. (Dues must be paid to be an active member.) If a member cannot be present to vote, s/he can request an absentee ballot that is to be mailed to the club a week before the meeting date.

     

ARTICLE III

THE PRESIDENT

 Shall preside over all meetings of the club. S/he shall act as chairperson of the Board of Directors. S/he shall appoint committees to undertake special projects for the welfare of the club. S/he will make certain that all vacancies in offices that occur between elections

 are filled by appointing a replacement approved by the Board of Directors. S/he shall ensure that the club functions properly and shall maintain general supervision over the affairs of the club. The President has the authority to sign all agreements and documents as authorized by the club. The president shall have the authority to call emergency meetings of the Board of Directors or club membership to conduct urgent club business.

 

THE VICE PRESIDENT

 Shall be qualified and willing to assume the duties of the president in His/Her absence. The Vice President shall perform additional duties for the welfare of the club as are assigned by the president.

 

THE SECRETARY

Shall be responsible for maintaining on record the minutes of all club business meetings.

Shall originate, receive, file and route all club correspondence, both internal and external.

Shall receive and record the show results for permanent records and bulletin production. Shall maintain a Show Journal of all table show winners as well as the winners of the Paul Platz Young Bird Show and the Fiesta Show.

Shall be authorized to petition the treasurer for funds to pay authorized monetary obligation on behalf of the club.

 

THE TREASURER

Shall be a member in good standing deemed by the membership to be honest and morally concerned for the financial wellbeing of the club.

Shall be held responsible for the collection, record, safeguarding and disbursement of the club funds either directly or through the club secretary.

Shall be required to give a club financial status report of all monthly income and expenditures at each business and/or board meeting.

Shall be the club’s bank account liaison and maintain the club banking records.

Shall, when requested by the Board of Directors, submit the club financial records for audit.

Monies collected from dues, entry fees, drawings or any other source are to be expended for authorized club appropriations only. The Treasurer shall purchase, or cause to be purchased all items and keep records and all receipts for all expenditures. The club will provide funds to purchase three bags of feed for each meeting for the raffle in excess of any donations that might occur.

 

THE SHOW SECRETARY

Shall be responsible for show setup, collecting show entries and fees, classing birds for competition, assigning/obtaining judges and for supervision of a full show teardown prior to award ceremonies and raffles. The Show Secretary shall collect all judging results and compile a brief show report prior to awards ceremonies. Also a copy of a complete show report must be delivered to the Club Secretary ASAP for the clubs permanent records and Bulletin publication.

 

THE PUBLICITY DIRECTOR

May be the club secretary or another individual responsible for collecting, printing and distributing club bulletin/publicity information for the educational and newsworthy business of membership and the fancy in general. Must mail club bulletins to paid members in a timely fashion prior to the next scheduled meeting it precedes.

 

THE SGT-AT-ARMS

Shall be responsible for control of the clubs physical property assets including but not limited to show cages, stands, permanent records, library, awards stock, trailer storage and all other physical property assets. Will oversee security at all club meetings and shows. Duties will include ensuring safety, theft and damage prevention to bird and club equipment and other duties as assigned by the President or Board.

 

THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Shall consist of the club President who will preside as Chairperson of the Board, the club officers and five Directors elected by the membership. The board will hold a meeting prior to each club business meeting and shall hold additional meetings as the Chairperson may deem necessary to act on behalf of the for the welfare of the club. The Board of Directors shall have complete jurisdiction of all club judicial matters and shall decide by majority vote of members present the disposition of any complaints that may be filed with the club Secretary. There must be a minimum of six Board members present to act on business brought before the Board. The Board shall have the authority to suspend or expel any member deemed unfit to continue membership in this club.

 

ARTICLE IV

No officer, committee or individual shall render the club liable for an amount exceeding $100 appropriation. No officer or member of the club shall be personally liable for any official debt of the club.

 

ARTICLE VI

ANNUAL DUES to this organization shall be:

 

  1. Senior members (age 18 and over)---------------$15
  2. Junior members(age 17 and under)---------------$10
  3. Family (two or more of the same family)--------$20

     

Annual dues expire on December 31st of each year and dues for the following year become payable on January 1st. Dues must be paid on or before March 1st to remain a member in good standing.

 

ARTICLE VII

This club shall be an educational, non-commercial and non-partisan organization.

 

Article VIII

This club can only be dissolved with the consent of two-thirds vote of the members in good standing of the club.

 

ARTICLE IX

The business address of the SAN DIEGO METRO PIGEON CLUB until further notice is:

 

S.D.M.P.C.
P.O. BOX 152572
San Diego, California 92195-2572

Photographs from the 2007 NPA Grand National

Pigeon Breed: Zitterhal
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Zitterhal
Pigeon Breed: West of England Tumbler - Pattern Tortoiseshell
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West of England Tumbler Pattern
Pigeon Breed: West of England Tumbler - Baldhead
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West of England Tumbler Baldhead
Pigeon Breed: West of England Tumbler - Mottle
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West of England Tumbler Mottle
Pigeon Breed: West of England Tumbler - Black Self
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West of England Tumbler
Pigeon Breed: Vienna Tumbler
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Vienna Tumbler
Pigeon Breed: Valencia Figurita
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Valencia Figurita
Pigeon Breed: Thuringer Pouter
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Thuringer Pouter
Pigeon Breed: Texas Pioneer
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Texas Pioneer
Pigeon Breed: Swing Pouter
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Swing Pouter
Pigeon Breed: Starwitzer Pouter
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Starwitzer Pouter
Pigeon Breed: Spanish Barb
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Spanish Barb
Pigeon Breed: Show Racer
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Show Racer
Pigeon Breed: Oriental Roller
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Oriental Roller
Pigeon Breed: Show King
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Show King
Pigeon Breed: Show Flight
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Show Flight
Pigeon Breed: Short Faced Plain Head Helmet
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Short Faced Plain Head Helmet
Pigeon Breed: Short Faced Crested Helmet
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Short Faced Crested Helmet
Pigeon Breed: Scandaroon
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Scandaroon
Pigeon Breed: Saxon Monk
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Saxon Monk
Pigeon Breed: Swallow
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Swallow
Pigeon Breed: Saddleback Muffed Tumbler
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Saddleback Muffed Tumbler
Pigeon Breed: Russian Tumbler
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Russian Tumbler
Pigeon Breed: Romanian Naked Neck
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Romanian Naked Neck
Pigeon Breed: Racing Homer Flying
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Racing Homer Flying
Pigeon Breed: Portugese Tumbler
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Portugese Tumbler
Pigeon Breed: Pomeranian Pouter
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Pomeranian Pouter
Pigeon Breed: Pygmy Pouter
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Pygmy Pouter
Pigeon Breed: Plain Head Medium Face Helmet
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Plain Head Medium Face Helmet
Pigeon Breed: Persian Roller
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Persian Roller
Pigeon Breed: Parlor Tumbler
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Parlor Tumbler
Pigeon Breed: Parlor Roller
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Parlor Roller
Pigeon Breed: Oriental Frill
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Oriental Frill
Pigeon Breed: Old Dutch Capuchine
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Old Dutch Capuchine
Pigeon Breed: Nun
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Nun
Pigeon Breed: Mookee
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Mookee
Pigeon Breed: Modena
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Modena
Pigeon Breed: Medium Faced Crested Helmet
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Medium Faced Crested Helmet
Pigeon Breed: Marchenereo Pouter
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Marchenero Pouter
Pigeon Breed: Magpie
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Pigeon Breed: Macedonian Turbit
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Macedonian Turbit
Pigeon Breed: Lahore
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Lahore
Pigeon Breed: Komorner Tumbler
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Komorner Tumbler
Pigeon Breed: Jacobin
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Jacobin
Pigeon Breed: Italian Owl
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Italian Owl
Pigeon Breed: Indian Fantail
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Indian Fantail
Pigeon Breed: Ice Pigeon
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Ice Pigeon
Pigeon Breed: Horseman Pouter
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Horseman Pouter
Pigeon Breed: German Turbit
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German Turbit
Pigeon Breed: German Double Crested Trumpeter
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German Double Crested Trumpeter
Pigeon Breed: German Beauty Homer
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German Beauty Homer
Pigeon Breed: Genuine Homer
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Genuine Homer
Pigeon Breed: Galation High Flier
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Galation High Flier
Pigeon Breed: Giant Runt
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Giant Runt
Pigeon Breed: Gaditamo Pouter
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Gaditamo Pouter
Pigeon Breed: Frillback
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Frillback
Pigeon Breed: Frankonian Trumpeter
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Frankonian Trumpeter
Pigeon Breed: Flying Roller
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Flying Roller
Pigeon Breed: Flying Racing Homer - Saddle
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Flying Racing Homer - Saddle
Pigeon Breed: Fantail
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Fantaill
Pigeon Breed: Exhibition Homer
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Exhibition Homer
Pigeon Breed: English Trumpter
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English Trumpeter
Pigeon Breed: English Pouter
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English Pouter
Pigeon Breed: English Carrier
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English Carrier
Pigeon Breed: Elster Pouter
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Elster Pouter
Pigeon Breed: Dutch Turbit
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Dutch Turbit
Pigeon Breed: Dutch Cropper
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Dutch Cropper
Pigeon Breed: Dragoon
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Dragoon
Pigeon Breed: Danzig High Flier
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Danzig High Flier
Pigeon Breed: Czech Ice Pouter
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Czech Ice Pouter
Pigeon Breed: Classic Old Frill
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Classic Old Frill
Pigeon Breed: Chinese Owl
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Chinese Owl
Pigeon Breed: Brunner Pouter
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Brunner Pouter
Pigeon Breed: Bokhara Trumpeter
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Bokhara Trumpeter
Pigeon Breed: Bavarian Pouter
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Bavarian Pouter
Pigeon Breed: Barb
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Barb
Pigeon Breed: American Show Racer
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American Show Racer
Pigeon Breed: Arch Angel
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Arch Angel
Pigeon Breed: Antwerp
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Antwerp
Pigeon Breed: American Roller
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American Roller
Pigeon Breed: American Giant Homer
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American Giant Homer
Pigeon Breed: African Owl
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African Owl

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