BYLAWS OF PALOUSE-CLEARWATER SEARCH AND RESCUE UNIT, INC.
This organization is known as the PALOUSE-CLEARWATER SEARCH AND RESCUE
SEARCH AND RESCUE UNIT, INC. is a nonprofit organization whose members
voluntarily join together to assist all organizations involved in
search and rescue operations and assist law enforcement agencies, when
requested, in their efforts to find individuals. The primary
response is for search and rescue efforts. We will, at all
maintain a professional membership and obey the laws of the state of
1. Regular Members. Membership is extended to an
who meets the requirements set by the Latah SAR Council and the Latah
Section 2. Honorary Members. Honorary lifetime
membership can be bestowed upon any individual who has given exemplary
service to the PALOUSE-CLEARWATER SEARCH AND RESCUE UNIT, INC. with a
2/3rds vote of the members present at the annual meeting. No
are required of honorary lifetime members and they hold no voting
Section 3. Rendering Aid. No member may stop and
render aid to any person using the authority of the PALOUSE-CLEARWATER
SEARCH AND RESCUE UNIT, INC.
elected officers serve in an administrative capacity and comprise the
Governing Board. The officers are President, Vice-President,
Secretary, Treasurer, and Training Officer. The term of
for each officer is one year. Elections are held at the
meeting and the term of office begins immediately following
election. Only members may hold office. Members may
hold one elected office in any given year. Nominations for
occur during the annual meeting. Candidates for each office
voted on in alphabetical order based on the candidates’ last
name. The candidate receiving the most votes for each office
declared elected to that office. Any officer may resign at
time. A vacated office is filled by a majority vote of the
members present at the meeting immediately following vacancy.
Section 1. Officer Duties
President. The President presides at and conducts all
accordance with ROBERTS RULES OF ORDER, and performs other duties as
the governing board prescribes.
B. Vice-President. The Vice-President, in the absence of the
President, performs all duties performed by the President.
Secretary. The Secretary or his or her designee attends all
meetings and keeps an accurate written record of each session.
Treasurer. The Treasurer has custody of all
SEARCH AND RESCUE UNIT, INC funds and records relating
and renders proper accounts of all such funds to the President or
governing board when requested to do so. This officer
and presents a treasurer’s report at each regular meeting.
Treasurer pays all bills after they have been properly authorized by
majority vote of the membership. Checks require two
and are signed by two designated members appointed from the elected
officers by the membership.
E. Training Officer. The training officer is
responsible for scheduling training sessions.
Section 2. Quorum.
quorum of the Governing Board is 3 of the 5 members of the governing
board. A quorum of the board is required before voting on any
matters pertaining to. business (of an emergency nature) that cannot
wait until the next regularly scheduled meeting.
Section 1 Annual Meeting
SEARCH AND RESCUE UNIT, INC. holds its annual meeting each March at a
time and place to be determined at the preceding January or February
General Membership Meeting.
Section 2 Regular Membership Meetings
SEARCH AND RESCUE UNIT, INC. holds its regular membership meeting the
second Wednesday of each month other than March at 7:00 PM in Moscow,
of $10.00 per year are payable at each Annual Meeting.
full dues may be payable by new members upon their acceptance as a
PALOUSE-CLEARWATER SEARCH AND RESCUE UNIT, INC. bylaws may be amended
by a 2/3 vote of the active membership attending the annual
meeting. Proposed changes to the bylaws are due in writing to
President by the January meeting. All members are then
of the proposed changes via email or U.S. mail prior to the annual
meeting. Evidence of mailing constitutes reception of the
Each member, excluding Honorary Members, is responsible for maintaining
an up-to-date personal training file.
Section 1 Adoption of Standing Rules
Standing Rules can be adopted at any regular meeting of the members by
a majority vote of those present.
Section 2 Amendments to Standing Rules
Amendments to the Standing Rules can be made at any regular meeting of
the members by a majority vote of those present.
ADOPTED this 11th day of March, 2009.
(Signatures of the
officers at the time)
PCSAR 02/12/2011 by