WHITTECAR RIFLE AND PISTIL RANGE
RAVALLI COUNTY, MONTANA
The name of the corporation is the Whittecar Rifle and Pistol Range.
The range is located at N.W. 578 Blodgett View Road, Hamilton, Montana
The corporation shall have two classes of membership, annual members
and life members. Membership shall be open to anyone who is 18 years
of age or older. Membership includes spouse and children under 18
years of age. Those under 18 years of age must be accompanied by
and supervised by an adult.
All members in good standing may vote at the annual meeting. Each
membership is allowed one vote at the annual meeting.
Any member may be removed from membership for just cause by a
majority vote of the Board of Directors after being given an opportunity
to present his or her case before the Board.
Yearly dues and life membership dues shall be set by the Board
Membership will be purchased only from the Treasurer or the daily
Caretaker of the Whittecar Range. Membership is not transferable.
The officers of this corporation shall consist of a President, a Vice-President and a
Secretary/Treasurer who shall be elected for a one year term by a majority vote of
the membership present at the annual meeting. All officers shall become members
of the Board of Directors. It shall be the duty of the President to call meetings of the
Board, to preside at them, and to generally supervise the affairs of the corporation.
The President shall be Chairman of the Board of Directors.
The Vice-President shall, in the absence of the President, assume and exercise all of
the duties of that office. The Vice-President shall perform all duties of a
membership secretary. The Secretary/Treasurer shall keep the records and books
of the corporation, as well as the minutes of all meetings of the Board of Directors
and all member meetings. The Secretary/Treasurer shall be responsible for all
funds and property received by the corporation and shall pay all bills which are
approved by the Board of Directors as long as all payments and distributions are in
the furtherance of the purposes set forth in the Articles of Incorporation. All checks
issued require two authorized signatures.
The meetings of the Board of Directors shall be held as the members may elect at
the annual meeting, or upon the call of the President, or when three members
present at written request to the President stating the reasons therefore. The annual
meeting shall be held on the 2nd Thursday of every January of each year at the site of
the Whittecar Rifle and Pistol Range or such other place designated by the
President. Five Directors at any meeting shall constitute a quorum.
The Board of Directors shall consist of ten members: the President, Vice-President,
Secretary/Treasurer, immediate past President and six Board members at large.
The terms of the six Directors at large shall be two years in duration, three of which
shall be elected each year. If there is no past President, a one year Director shall be
elected. The Directors shall be elected by a majority vote of the members present at
the annu.al meeting. The Directors may, by a two thirds vote of the nine voting
Directors, remove any officer from office and any Director from the Board of
Directors and such shall be filled by a majority vote of the Board of Directors. The
Board of Directors shall have all the powers as prescribed by the Laws of Montana
for corporations except as herein limited or defined. In proposing and electing new
Board of Director members, the "Spectrum of the Board" shall be such that the
interests of all the members of the range are equally and fairly represented and is
consistent with the goals set forth in the Articles of Incorporation.
All Board members may act as Range Officers or Caretakers to enforce
the rules of the range.
The Board of Directors may meet monthly for the purpose of organization and
consideration of any other business that may be properly brought before the
meeting. The Board will not meet less than six times a year.
There will be a yearly audit by at least three Directors prior
to the December regular Board meeting.
The fiscal year of the corporation shall begin on the first day of January in each
year and end on the last day of December of that same calendar year.
The power to alter, amend or repeal the By-Laws or adopt new By-Laws is vested in
the Board of Directors and may be accomplished by a two thirds (2/3) vote of the
nine voting Directors upon third reading. Operations of the Range not included in
the By-Laws or Articles of Incorporation will be found in the “Rules of Operation
The seal of the Corporation shall be circular in form and mounted
upon a metal die for impressing the same upon paper. About the upper
periphery of the seal shall appear the words; “Whittecar Rifle
and Pistol Range” and about the lower periphery of it the
word “Montana.” In the center of the seal shall appear
the words “Corporate Seal” and “1976.”
IN WITNESS HEREOF, we have hereunto subscribed our names this___________