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The name of this organization shall be the “Randolph Young Republicans”.




The association shall be a member of the North Carolina Federation of Young Republicans, Inc. (NCFYR).




Section 1. Active -- Any person who is at least eighteen (18) years of age but not over forty (40) years of age inclusive and is a registered Republican in Randolph County, North Carolina is eligible for active membership in the association.


Section 2. Associate -- Any registered Republican not meeting the requirements for active member status may be an Associate member and shall have all the rights and privileges of active members, except that he/she may not vote nor hold association office.


Section 3. Honorary -- Honorary members shall be those people so designated by a 3/4 vote of the active members present at any regular meeting of the association.


Section 4. Dues -- Annual dues shall be set annually by the Executive Committee. Annual dues for active members shall be set to $1 per member. Annual dues for associate members shall be set at $5 per member.


Section 5. Members in Good Standing -- Members in good standing shall be active members who have paid dues for the current calendar year.


Section 6. Discipline -- The association may, by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of those active members present at a regular meeting, censure and/or expel from the association any member for any act or conduct deemed unfriendly or hostile to the best interests of the association, provided that:

1.  The Executive Committee has reviewed such proposed action and has made a recommendation;

2.  That such member has been notified of the Executive Committee’s recommendation by certified mail at least one (1) week prior to the meeting;

3.  And that such member has had the right and opportunity to present his defense, either himself or through a representative.


Notice of the charges against the member and a recommendation of the Executive Committee must be included in the call of the meeting and must be received by the membership at least seventy-two (72) hours prior to the beginning of the meeting.



Section 1. Designation -- The elected officers of this association shall be the Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer.  All officers shall hold office from the Annual Meeting until their successors take office.


Section 2. Terms -- The terms for all executive offices shall be two years. With no term limits to limit any elected officer on the Executive Committee. Elected officers shall serve without compensation and must be active members in good standing with the association.


Section 3. Vacancies -- A vacancy in an elective office shall be filled by means of an election of the membership if more than six months of the unexpired term remain.  If fewer than six months remain, the vacancy shall be filled by an election of the Executive Committee.




Section 1. Chairman -- The Chairman shall preside at all meetings of the association and the Executive Committee, appoints committees, supervises the activities of the association, represents the association in official capacity, and performs all other duties incidental to the office.


Section 2. Vice Chairman -- The Vice Chairman shall preside in the absence of the Chairman and shall perform other duties as designated by the Chairman.


Section 3. Treasurer -- The Treasurer shall collect and pay out all association funds as directed by the Executive Committee.  They shall deposit such funds in a depository designated by the Executive Committee and shall keep accounts open at all times for inspection.  They shall render accounts of the transactions and the financial condition of the association at each regular meeting and shall submit an Annual written report to the association at the January meeting and shall perform other duties assigned by the Chairman.


Section 4. Secretary -- The Secretary shall be responsible for taking minutes at all meetings of the association and the Executive Committee and shall submit a copy of said minutes to the Executive Committee.  He shall also be responsible for the mailing of all announcements and/or notices and shall perform other duties as assigned by the Chairman.




Section 1. The Executive Committee shall consist of the elected officers of the association, the immediate past Chairman, and the Chairmen of the standing committees.


Section 2. Duties -- The Executive Committee shall plan and oversee all association activities.


Section 3. Meetings -- Executive Committee meetings shall be held at such times and places as the committee shall decide, and each Executive Committee member shall receive at least five days notice from the Chairman unless said notice is waived by individual committee members.  A majority of the Executive Committee shall constitute a quorum.  Meetings of the Executive Committee are open to all association members.




Section 1. Regular -- Regular meetings of the association shall be held at the times designated by the Executive Committee of the association.  All association members must be notified at least seven (7) days prior to each regular meeting. Regular meetings shall be held at least once every five weeks.


Section 2. Special -- Special meetings of the association may be called at any time by the Chairman, by the Executive Committee, or by a signed petition of ten (10) percent of the active members.  Written notice must be given to the membership at least one (1) week in advance of such a special meeting.  Such written notice shall contain a summary of the matters to be considered and only such matters shall be discussed.


Section 3. Annual -- The annual meeting of the Association shall be the regular meeting in January of each year.


Section 4.    Quorum -- A quorum shall consist of ten (10) percent of the active members.




Section 1. Annual -- The election of officers shall be held at the Annual meeting and officers-elect shall take office at the end of that meeting.


Section 2. Nominations -- All candidates for association office shall be nominated from the floor during the Annual meeting.  Only active members in good standing may nominate a candidate for association office.  Nominators shall be given an opportunity to make a nominating speech on the candidate’s behalf during the Annual meeting.  Further, all candidates for association office shall be given an opportunity to speak during the Annual meeting. Any and all candidates must be present at the Annual meeting in order to be nominated for office in the election. Candidates must also reside in Randolph County, NC for at least thirty (30) days prior to the Annual meeting. If only one candidate is nominated for a given office that officer may be elected by acclamation.


Section 3. Ballots -- Voting in all contested races shall be by secret ballot.  No proxy or absentee ballots shall be allowed.  Fifty (50) percent plus one of the votes cast shall constitute a majority for election.  If no candidate garners a majority of the votes cast on the first ballot, the two candidates receiving the most votes will be voted upon in a runoff election.


Section 4. Tellers -- The Meeting Chairman shall appoint at least three (3) tellers who shall dispense, collect, and tabulate the vote.  The tellers shall not be a candidate for any elected association office.






Section 1. Standing -- The standing committees shall be as follows:  Finance, Recruitment, Communications, Political Activism, and Social.  The Chairman may appoint and remove chairmen of the standing committees with the approval of the Executive Committee.  If necessary, elected officers may be assigned to chair committees.


Section 2. Special -- The Chairman, with the approval of the Executive Committee, may appoint special committees as deemed necessary.


Section 3. Finance -- The Finance Committee shall be responsible for the development and implementation of activities to raise funds for the association.  The Chairman of this committee will be the Finance Director.


Section 4. Recruitment -- The Recruitment Committee shall be responsible for recruiting new members for the association, as well as working to ensure that current members renew their memberships each year. The Chairman of this committee will be the Recruitment Director.


Section 5. Communications -- The Communications Committee shall be responsible for promoting the association and its activities, both within the Republican Party and to the general public. The Chairman of this committee will be the Communications Director.


Section 7. Political Activism -- The Political Activism Committee shall be responsible for assisting Republican campaigns in accordance with the association’s Constitutional provisions. The Chairman of this committee will be the Political Director.


Section 6. Social -- The Social Committee shall be responsible for organizing social activities for the association’s members.  The Chairman of this committee will be the Social Director.




Section 1. Endorsement -- Neither the association, nor the Executive Committee as a whole, nor any officers in their official capacities, shall in any way endorse or oppose the candidacy of any Republican in a primary election or any registered Republican running against another registered Republican in a non-partisan race, or any individual running for Republican Party office at any level.  Further, neither the association, nor the Executive Committee as a whole, nor any officers in their official capacities, shall endorse any candidate who is a member of any party other than the Republican Party. The only exceptions being in internal NCFYR Elections.


Section 2. Penalty -- Violation of Section 1 of this article by the Executive Committee as a whole or by any officer shall constitute grounds for a vote of censure and/or removal from office by the association membership following the voting and notification procedures outlined in Article V, Section 6.



Section 1. Authority -- The rules contained in the current edition of “Robert’s Rules of Order, Newly Revised” shall govern all proceedings except when inconsistent with the Constitution and By-laws of the association.




Section 1. Submission -- A proposed amendment to this Constitution shall be submitted in writing to the Secretary at a regular meeting of the association, at which time it shall be read to the members.  The amendments shall be discussed and voted upon at the regular meeting.


Section 2. Amendment -- This Constitution may be amended by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of those active members in good standing present at any regular meeting, provided that Section 1 of this Article has been complied with.




Section 1. Any member in good standing may bring forth a written statement of some conviction that they feel the association should share.


Section 2. Resolutions will be adopted by majority vote of the members present and in good standing at a regular meeting of the association.  Resolutions adopted by the association are to be kept in the permanent files maintained by the Secretary.



Passed on this day of October 4th, 2023, in Asheboro, North Carolina.

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