Attention all Lamoille Valley Fish and Game Club Members. The Annual meeting will be held January 27th at the Charlemont Restaurant in Morrisville. Dinner will be available at 6:00pm, Annual Meeting to start at 6:30pm sharp. All Members are welcome.
The Board of Directors has reviewed the Club's By-Laws and made a few changes to the amendments.
Here are the proposed changes highlighted in red:
2.1 Officers The membership shall elect by majority vote a President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer annually. These officers shall perform the duties prescribed by state law, and these rules.
(All Officers must attend a minimum of ⅔ of the monthly meetings. Excessive absences will result in forfeiture of position and benefits bestowed to officers. Excessive absences may be appealed to the Board for extenuating circumstances.)
2.7 Board of Directors The Board of Directors shall consist of (remove "the last") three Presidents, and 2 members elected from club membership at the annual meeting. The two elected board members shall meet the following criteria; 1) Must be a Vermont Resident, 2) Must be a club member for a minimum of 2 years, 3) (Remove "Must have served or presently be serving the club in an official capacity for a minimum of 1 year", 4) Be elected annually.
The Board oversees: > general workings of the Club
> The Board shall seek and nominate all Officers and Board Members at annual meetings
> will act in the place of the membership between meetings
>All elected Board Members must attend a minimum of ⅔ of the monthly meetings. Excessive absences will result in forfeiture of position and benefits bestowed to elected Board Members. Excessive absences may be appealed to the Board for extenuating circumstances.
5.2 Committee Membership and Duties Committees will be made up of two or more Club members appointed by the President. The committee will gather information, formulate recommendations, make reports to the membership, Executive Board or Board of Directors, and carry out those that are approved.
Each committee shall keep written records of its meetings and recommendations. Minutes should contain significant statements, motions and who made them, and whether or not the motion passed.
No committee shall spend any single amount in excess of an amount to be determined from time to time by the Board of Directors and Executive Board without approval of the Board of Directors.
Reports at the annual meeting or to the Board of Directors or executive Board need only summarize the work of the committee and present any recommendations for action.
Copies of committee records will be maintained with the official records of the Club.
All Committee Heads must attend a minimum of ⅔ of the monthly meetings. Excessive absences will result in forfeiture of position and benefits bestowed to Committee Heads. Excessive absences may be appealed to the Board for extenuating circumstances.
5.3.5 Archery to replace "Bow") Committee
The (Archery to replace "Bow") Committee is responsible for the establishment and conduct of (Archery to replace "bow") matches, range maintenance, and budget preparation. Sub-committees may be appointed for special matches.
5.3.9 Shotgun Committee
The Shotgun Committee shall be responsible for scheduling weekly skeet shoots, setting and collecting all fees for skeet shoots, and present the funds to the Clubs Treasurer. The Shotgun Committee shall also be responsible for maintaining all equipment and associated buildings.
5.4. Muzzleloader Committee
The Muzzleloader Committee shall be responsible for scheduling all muzzleloader events, setting, and collecting all fees for matches and presenting funds to the Club’s Treasurer. The Muzzleloader Committee shall maintain all materials associated to hold club events.
5.4.1 Gun Show Committee
The Gun Show Committee shall be responsible for scheduling the Club’s annual Gun Show, securing an ample facility in which to hold the show, as well as setting admission fees and present proceeds to the Club’s Treasurer.
5.4.2 Open House Committee
The Open House Committee shall be responsible for scheduling an annual open house event to be open to the Greater Lamoille County Area. Committee shall set what events will be available for guests to sample.
5.4.2 Fishing Derby Committee
The Fishing Derby Committee shall be responsible for organizing and conducting an annual Fishing Derby on Fathers Day. Duties include ordering fish from the Vermont State Fisheries Department, as well as securing a suitable facility to hold the derby. Order trophies for prizes and advertising the event locally.
The Lamoille Valley Fish and Game Club is happy to announce that we are now offering online Membership's and Renewals. New memberships are also available at The Old Fishing Hole Gun Shop in Morrisville. Please note renewals are not immediate, please wait for email confirmation before using the card. Please follow the link on our home page.
This a reminder to all members new and old.
Your membership is for you, your spouse and minor children only. You are allowed just one guest. What that means; if your guest enjoys using the club, they need to purchase their own membership. Do not lend your friends your gate card, or let non members in the gate. We are monitoring the gate, and members who are found to be in violation will have their memberships terminated.
Minors must be
accompanied by a member in good standing. Any unaccompanied minor found in violation of this policy will result in termination of parents membership.
We have taken many steps to make it as easy as possible to join the club. Memberships are available online and in-person at the Old Fishing Hole in Morrisville. So there are no
excuses for someone not joining and becoming a member in good standing. It is every member's duty to be good stewards of the club. It is a valuable resource that we all need to protect. Please encourage your guests to become members.
Our club is solely funded by dues. As most of you know we have not been able to host our annual gun show for the last two years. Our gun show allowed us to fund extra projects such as the Family Day, Fishing Derby, scholarships for youth conservation camps, and lobbying efforts to support our hunting, fishing and 2nd amendment rights. The club has no paid staff, all Officers, Board Members and Committee Heads are volunteers. These members donate their time to host Archery, Skeet, Muzzleloader, GMPS, Fishing Derby, etc. These volunteer hours allow us to keep our dues affordable for members. So if you have time to volunteer please come to one of our monthly meetings, it would be greatly appreciated. Please follow the simple rules set forth by the club to ensure everyone’s safety. Our Club is a precious resource that has
been handed down for generations before us, It is up to us (members) to pass it along to future generations.
Lamoille Valley Fish and Game Club Board of Directors