Arizona B.A.S.S. Nation BYLAWS
The Arizona B.A.S.S. Nation was established to provide an association between anglers for the advancement of the sport of fishing, the enjoyment of competition between friends, and the appreciation of our natural environment. As a group, the Arizona B.A.S.S. Nation is dedicated to the good fellowship of our members, the sport of bass fishing, youth events, conservation and the goodwill of our community.
No part of the membership fee is refundable if a member voluntarily leaves the Arizona B.A.S.S. Nation during the tournament season (January 1st – December 31st).
Requirements for Member/Club to be in good standings:
* Temporary Amendment for 2019 Only
a) Are eligible to fish in Arizona B.A.S.S. Nation Tournaments.
Loss of Membership Benefits:
Members of the Arizona B.A.S.S. Nation are considered not in good standing will lose all membership benefits if they fail to meet the membership requirements as listed. Members who are not in good standing will be reinstated without prejudice once they have met the membership requirements. Members who fail to meet the membership requirements by midyear for that tournament season, for which they have paid fees, will lose all membership benefits for that year and will forfeit their membership dues and benefits.
Members Expelled for Cause:
A member in good standing in the Arizona B.A.S.S. Nation may be expelled for the following:
The following procedure must be followed in order to expel a member in good standing of the Arizona B.A.S.S. Nation.
Reinstatement Of Members Expelled For Cause:
Reinstatement of a member expelled for cause can be accomplished by following the same procedure as required for expulsion. However, reinstatement requests will not be accepted during the same tournament year as original expulsion.
A person must be a member in good standing of the Arizona B.A.S.S. Nation for one (1) year prior to be eligible for any position on the Arizona B.A.S.S. Nation governing board.
The elected officers for the AZBN will be elected by the Clubs every other year. The President, Secretary and Tournament Director will be nominated in the fall of even years and take office January 1 of odd years. The Vice President and Treasurer will be nominated in the fall of odd years and take office January 1 of even years. The nominations for officers will be accepted in writing by September 15 each year. Nominations will be sent via email to all club presidents by October 1. Any member can make nominations for State officers.
Officers hold their elected offices for the term of two (2) years unless they resign sooner. If a vacancy should occur after the scheduled election, an appointee approved by the Board will fill the vacant position. The person appointed by the Board to fill any vacancy must be by majority vote of the Board. Elections for a position on the AZBN Board will be held in November. Each Club must submit their ballot to the existing Board one day prior to the regularly scheduled November meeting. At the November meeting the Club votes will be calculated and the results read aloud.
In the event that the entire AZBN board of directors has been vacated, an emergency meeting and election will be held with the National B.A.S.S. Nation Director overseeing said meeting and election.
The board of directors shall meet quarterly. The board of Directors may call, from time to time, special meetings for AZBN purposes, committee meetings, etc. Directors and Officers that are required to attend shall be given at least two weeks’ prior notice, in writing, of the special meeting.
An emergency meeting may be called by the President or acting President. An emergency meeting shall constitute a true emergency and every effort will be made to notify all AZBN members of said meeting, place and time to afford all Directors and/or members an opportunity to attend.
All board members (both elected and appointed) must attend ½ of all meetings to be in good standing with the Arizona B.A.S.S. Nation.
Tournament Director – continued:
Assist Tournament Director:
Removal of Board Member:
Procedure to revise By‐Laws:
Proposed revisions to this document must be made by the following procedures:
In the event for an unforeseen reason the Arizona B.A.S.S Nation disbands and no longer runs as an organization, all of its assets will be sold and all monetary balances will be donated to a local youth charity.
Final authority for the interpretation of all Arizona B.A.S.S. Federation Nation by Laws shall rest with the governing board.
By Laws Approved By:
B.A.S.S. Jon Stewart, Director, B.A.S.S. Nation
Ratified by Votes of the AZBN Clubs – 1/18/19
There is a Temporary Amendment applied to the by-laws to end on 12/31/2019