Constitution

This is the Constitution of the Nutmeg Division


 

Article I: Name and Purpose

Section 1:

    The name of this organization shall be the Nutmeg Division of the Northeastern Region of the National Model Railroad Association.

Section 2:

    The purpose of the Nutmeg Division shall be to foster model railroading activities on the division level and to promote the objectives of the Northeastern Region and the National Model Railroad Association.

 

Article II: Membership

Section 1:

    Any person who is a member of the National Model Railroad Association (NMRA) and resides in the state of Connecticut with the exception of Fairfield County shall be considered a member in good standing of the Nutmeg Division. Any person who is a member of the NMRA but does not reside within the boundaries of the Nutmeg Division will also be considered a member in good standing upon written request. Members shall be encouraged to join the NER, though membership in the regional organization is not required.

Section 2:

   Any person who is interested in model railroading but who is not a member of the NMRA shall be considered a friend of the Nutmeg Division. Friends of the Nutmeg Division may attend Division meetings, but may not serve as an officer or director, or participate in any activity requiring NMRA membership including but not limited to: contests, Achievement Program, etc.

 

Article III: Meetings

Section 1:

    There shall be at least one business meeting of the Nutmeg Division each year.

Section 2:

    Fifteen members or more shall constitute a quorum at any meeting of the Nutmeg Division.

Section 3:

    The Annual Meeting of the Nutmeg Division shall be held within the first quarter of the calendar year.

Section 4:

    All meetings of the Nutmeg Division shall be conducted according to the current "Robert's Rules of Order".

 

Article IV: Government

Section 1:

    The government of the Nutmeg Division shall rest in the Board of Directors of three members who shall be members in good standing of the Nutmeg Division, Northeastern Region, and the National Model Railroad Association.

Section 2:

    One Director of the Nutmeg Division shall be elected for a three year term each year at the Annual Meeting of the Division.

Section 3:

    There shall be a Superintendent of the Nutmeg Division elected for a one year term by the Board of Directors from the Board of Directors, at the first Board Meeting following the Annual Meeting. The Superintendent may serve only two consecutive terms before stepping aside for one or more terms.

Section 4:

    The offices of the Secretary and Treasurer of the Nutmeg Division shall be appointed by the Superintendent of the Nutmeg Division and approved by the Board of Directors.

 

Article V: Ammendment

Section 1:

    This constitution may be amended at any division meeting, by a two-thirds vote of the ballots cast provided such amendment has been submitted in writing to the Board of Directors and approved by two-thirds vote of the directors before the division meeting. All members of the Nutmeg Division shall be notified in writing electronically or by mail prior to the meeting of the proposed change.

 

Revised November 16, 1956
Revised May 18, 1970
Revised January 1980
Revised March 9, 1997
Revised March 8, 1998
Revised March 19, 2000
Revised November 12, 2011