1.1 The name of the team shall be: Mariposa Cycle Racing Team
1.2 This name shall also be registered with the appropriate governing bodies of cycling sport.
1.3 Where necessary, such as on racing jerseys, the name may be abbreviated to MCRT or Team Mariposa.
1.4 In the following items the team means Mariposa Cycle Racing Team.
2.1 The team shall be registered with the Ontario Cycling Association, and through this affiliation with the Canadian Cycling Association.
2.2 The team may affiliate with any other cycling organizations if the team executive proposes this, provided that it is beneficial to all members, or a significant number of members, or becomes a requirement of either of the Government or the O.C.A. or if it is approved by a simple majority at the Annual General Meeting.
2.3 Team members may join other bodies without restriction provided that this is not precluded by either of the two affiliate organizations noted above.
2.4 Members joining other teams or clubs must clearly inform all concerned teams or clubs and must designate one as their first claim team or club, for whom they will participate in O.C.A. events.
3.1 The primary objective of the team shall be to foster and promote the sport and pastime of cycling in all its forms.
3.2 The team shall organize various categories of events to promote cycling, racing, and shall organize training and pleasure rides.
4. CLUB EXECUTIVES
4.1 Executives of the team shall be elected for a term of one year commencing at the annual general Meeting at which they are elected and running until the Next Annual General Meeting when the following executive is elected.
4.2 Executives of the team shall be paid-up members in good standing.
4.3 The President shall direct the activities of the team.
4.4 The Club Secretary shall keep minutes of all meetings, shall receive and send all correspondence for the team, shall fill in all forms, shall prepare agendas for meetings after discussions with the other officers and shall collect all matters relating to the team and retain it in such a manner that a complete records of the club activities can be maintained.
4.5 The team Treasurer shall attend to all financial matters of the team and shall keep complete records of all moneys in and out of the team account. He/She shall further take charge of any cash amounts received for the team and shall account for these and enter them into the accounts.
5.1 The management of the team shall be vested in the elected officials.
5.2 The term of the elected officials in one year, as noted in Section 4. If however any official becomes unable or unavailable to perform the requisite duties the remaining officials shall co-opt an additional team member to fulfill the duties of the replaced official.
5.3 Remedies exist in the constitution for the replacement of any or all of the team officials by means of a special general meeting and an appropriate vote.
5.4 The elected officials may co-opt or appoint any other members of the team to any other offices and functions, which will enhance the team and its operations.
5.5 The appointment of such members and their terms of reference will be published in the team newsletter after their appointment.
5.6 All such co-opted officials shall be responsible to the executive and for any matters affecting the image or the financial affairs of the club shall refer to the executive for confirmation.
5.7 In the event that any co-opted official is unable to perform the duties, or if their methods are not in conformation with the approach of the management, then the duties of such official shall be terminated by mutual agreement with the committee, or, in the event of serious disagreement, by the elected officials alone.
5.8 In the event that the membership is in substantial disagreement with any of the elected officials, the membership has the option of calling a Special General meeting and offering a vote of confidence in regards to the official(s). In the event that the vote of confidence is not passed the official(s) concerned shall resign and a replacement shall be voted into office.
5.9 The Executive may revoke or decline to renew the membership for any member who violates any of the team rules; or who otherwise behaves on a team event or website forum in a manner which seriously compromises the safety and/or enjoyment of the other participants; or who otherwise behaves in a manner which seriously compromises the Team’s aims and philosophy as outlined in the mandate.
6. GENERAL MEETING
6.1 An Annual General Meeting shall be held after the end of the normal season. The meeting will generally be held in late November.
6.2 The A.G.M. will be held at a convenient location and will be advised to all members in the club website at least two weeks before the club date of the meeting.
6.3 The first purpose of the A.G.M. will be to receive reports from all elected officials and all others having conducted team business since the last Annual General Meeting.
6.4 The second purpose of the A.G.M. will be to consider amendments to the constitution and bylaws.
6.5 The A.G.M. will consider general business as well as any business raised by those present.
7.1 Each paid up member in good standing shall be entitled to attend and shall have one vote.
7.2 Proxy voting will be allowed at A.G.M.s and S.G.M.s provided that no member shall vote more than 10 proxies. Proxies shall generally be vested in the executive unless solicited by others. In this eventuality the person soliciting shall clearly indicate to the vote holder his position at the intended meeting.
8. CONDUCT OF MEETINGS
8.1 The Team President shall chair the meetings, or in his absence some other member of the executive.
8.2 The meeting shall be generally run in accordance with Roberts Rules of Order.
8.3 Motions shall be proposed and seconded and sufficient discussion shall be voted on by the body of the meeting.
8.4 Voting shall be by a show of hands and shall be carried or defeated by a simple majority.
8.5 The president, chairman need not vote, except in the event of a tie in which case his shall be the deciding vote.
8.6 A quorum consists of 4 members.
9.1 Membership fees shall be as determined annually by the executive committee.
9.2 Fees shall be set for the following categories of members:
1. Full Membership
10.1 The treasurer is to keep account of the team funds and is to maintain a bank account with chequing privileges. In the event that the funds may be more than required in the short term he may also open a higher interest account.
10.2 Cheques may be issued by the President, Vice President and the Treasurer as to the balance available and the correctness of the proposed transaction.
11.1 A webpage and MCRT Google Groups shall be maintained and kept up to date throughout the year to keep members advised of forthcoming events, news, changes, etc.