Bylaws
(updated, October, 2006)

A Colorado nonprofit corporation hereinafter referred to as the "Corporation" or as “USHF”.

A. PRINCIPAL AND BUSINESS OFFICES. The principle office of the Corporation in the State of Colorado shall be in Colorado The Corporation may have such other offices, either within or without the State of Colorado, as the Board of Directors may determine or as the affairs of the Corporation may require from time to time.

B. REGISTERED OFFICE. The Corporation shall have and continuously maintain in the State of Colorado, a registered office, and a registered agent whose office is identical with such registered office, as required by the Colorado Nonprofit Corporation Act. The registered office may be, but need not be, identical with the principal office in the State of Colorado, and the address of the registered office may be changed from time to time by the Board of Directors.

ARTICLE II
PURPOSES, AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

A. PURPOSE. United States Handcycling Federation, Inc. is a non-profit corporation designed to create integrated cycling opportunities for wheelchair users and athletes with lower-mobility impairments. . The Corporation is an association of individuals and organizations operating within the meaning of section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

B. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES.

1. To perpetuate, improve and extend the Sport of cycling in the U.S.A.
2. To stimulate the interest of people in healthy sports participation through cycling and handcycling.
3. To supervise and administer continuing integrated cycling programs for all age groups for the purpose of stimulating interest and developing athletes through careful preparation and planning, utilizing new or existing facilities, resources and coaching.
4. To unify and coordinate the efforts of those interested in promoting integrated cycling, including handcycling, and to permit all interested parties to have a vote in the development disabled cycling in the U.S.A.
5. To develop programs -- either independently or collaboratively -- to field competitive teams to represent the U.S.A. at International competitions with the express goal of maximizing the number of medals won in cycling.
6. To develop handcycling as a larger part of the local, regional, national, and global cycling community.
7. To participate in global efforts that create more opportunities for handcyclists [worldwide] in the cycling and/or Paralympic arenas.

ARTICLE III
MEMBERSHIP

A. CLASSES OF MEMBERS. The Corporation shall have two classes of members; Individual Members and Organizational Members.
B. ADMISSION OF MEMBERS. Individual Members shall be admitted to the Corporation upon written application and payment of dues in such form and amount as from time to time may be determined by the Board of Directors. Organizational Members shall be admitted to the Corporation upon written application, a determination by the Board of Directors that admission of the prospective Organizational Member will further the purposes of the Corporation, and payment of dues in such form and amount as from time to time may be determined by the Board of Directors.
C. VOTING RIGHTS. Each Individual Member shall be entitled to one vote on each matter submitted to a vote of the members. Organizational Members will vote-on, and elect on of their own as a representative to the Board of Directors, who will vote on their behalf at Board meetings. Organizational Members shall be entitled to one vote one each matter submitted to a vote of the organizational mebers by the elected representative.
D. TERMINATION OF MEMBERSHIPS. The Board of Directors, by affirmative vote of two-thirds of all of the members of the Board, may suspend or expel a member for cause after notice and appropriate hearing, and may, after notice and hearing, by a majority vote of those present at any regularly constituted meeting, terminate the membership of any member who becomes ineligible for membership, or suspend or expel any member who shall be in default in the payment of dues for the period fixed in Article XII of these Bylaws.
E. RESIGNATION. Any member may resign by filing a written resignation with the Executive Director of the Corporation. Such resignation shall not relieve the member so resigning of the obligation to pay any dues, assessments or other charges theretofore accrued and unpaid, and the Corporation shall not be liable to return any dues, assessments or other charges in the event of such resignation.
F. REINSTATEMENT. Upon written request signed by a former member and filed with the Executive Director, the Board of Directors may, by the affirmative vote of two-thirds of all of the members of the Board, reinstate such former member to membership upon such terms as the Board of Directors may deem appropriate.
G. TRANSFER OF MEMBERSHIP. Membership in this Corporation is not transferable or assignable.

ARTICLE IV
MEETINGS


A. ANNUAL MEETINGS. An annual meeting of the members shall be held each year. When possible, the annual meeting will be held in conjunction with the National Handcycling Championships. The purpose of the annual meeting is to transact such business as may come before the meeting. Such a meeting could be a meeting in one place with the Board members present or via telephone or via electronic communications with direct time capability. The Board of Directors shall set the date, time and place of the annual meeting.
B. SPECIAL MEETINGS. Special meetings of the members may be called by the Board of Directors, or not less than one-tenth of the members having voting rights.
C. PLACE OF MEETING. The Board of Directors may designate any place, either within or without the State of Colorado, as the place of meeting for any annual meeting or for any special meeting called by the Board of Directors. If no designation is made or if a special meeting be otherwise called, the place of meeting shall be the registered office of the Corporation in the State of Colorado; but if all of the members shall meet at any time and place, either within or without the State of Colorado, and consent to the holding of a meeting, such meeting shall be valid without call or notice, and at such meeting any Corporate action may be taken.
D. NOTICE OF MEETINGS. Written notice stating the place, day and hour of any meeting of members shall be posted on the corporation’s website or delivered, either personally, by fax, by mail, or by email, to each member entitled to vote at such meeting, not less than ten (10) nor more than fifty (50) days before the date of such meeting, by or at the direction of the Chairperson, or the Secretary. In case of a special meeting or when required by statute or by these Bylaws, the purpose or purposes for which the meeting is called shall be stated in the notice if mailed. The notice of a meeting shall be deemed to be delivered when deposited in the United States mail addressed to the member at his address as it appears on the records of the Corporation, with postage thereon prepaid, by email, or by fax confirmation receipt showing successful delivery to the fax number as it appears on the records of the corporation.
E. INFORMAL ACTION BY MEMBERS. Any action required by law to be taken at a meeting of the members, or any action which may be taken at a meeting of members, may be taken without a meeting if a consent in writing, setting forth the action so taken, shall be signed by all of the members entitled to vote with respect to the subject matter thereof.
F. QUORUM. The members holding one-tenth of the votes which may be cast at any meeting shall constitute a quorum at such meeting. If a quorum is not present at any meeting of the members, a majority of the members present may adjourn the meeting from time to time without further notice.

ARTICLE V
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

A. GENERAL POWERS. The affairs of the Corporation shall be managed by it's Board of Directors, and all the rights, and control of this Corporation's property and affairs are vested in the Board of Directors. These powers exist in the Directors meeting as a group and not in individual Directors, except as delegated by the Board. The Directors have a duty to exercise care and prudence in the administration of the affairs of this Corporation and are responsible for disbursing the funds and property received by the Corporation only for the purposes for which they were received. Directors need not be residents of the State of Colorado. The Board shall:

A.1. Require a regular accounting of all funds disbursed by the Corporation;
A.2. Transact the business and administer the affairs of the Corporation;
A.3. Require all income from activities of the Corporation and all income from other sources, except as may be provided for in the Constitution and Bylaws, to be deposited into the general fund;
A.4. Adopt a budget for the ensuing fiscal year prior to the end of any current fiscal year;
A.5. Adopt regulations and procedures providing for expenditure of Corporation funds, conduct of all association sanctioned events and tournaments, and distribution of the income of the Corporation;
A.6. Arrange for bonding of the Officers of the Corporation charged with the handling of funds;
A.7. Provide for the various accounts and arrange for the auditing of them;
A.8. Designate who shall represent the Corporation in any National or International association with which it may affiliate and
A.9. Sanction the participation of any National team or individual to represent the U.S.A. in any Handcycle racing International competition.
B. NUMBER, TENURE AND QUALIFICATIONS. The number of Directors shall be 10. The members of the Executive Committee (who shall be the Officers of the Corporation as specified in Article VI) shall consist of the Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer, Executive Director and Vice-Chairperson. The members of the Executive Committee, other than the Executive Director shall be elected by mail, fax or e-mail ballot of the general membership. The Executive Director shall be appointed by the Chairperson and approved by a majority of the board of directors. Additional Directors shall include the Chairperson of the Organization Committee who shall be elected by the Organizational Members, and four “At Large” representatives, each with a specific focus, including but not limited to: Off-Road Handcycling, Grassroots Programs, Athlete Representive, Legal / Risk Management Expert. The 4 At Large Directors shall be appointed by the Executive Committee. Directors must be members of the Corporation.
C. SPECIAL MEETINGS. Special meetings of the Board of Directors may be called by or at the request of the Chairperson or any two Directors. The person or persons calling a special meeting of the Board may fix any place, either within or without the State of Colorado, as the place for holding any such special meeting.
D. ELECTION AND TERM OF OFFICE. The Officers of the Corporation shall be elected every two years bye a ballot of the individual membership on the staggered schedule outlined below. At Large Directors shall be elected by the Executive Committee, and the Organizational Diretor shall be elected by the Organizational Members. Each Director shall hold office for four (4) years beginning immediately following the announcement of their election to the members, or January 1 of the year following the election if no announcement is made. Officers shall serve staggered terms of four (4) years as follows:
D.1. Terms for the Chairperson, the, Treasurer, Organizational Director, and two At Large Directors shall coincide with the Summer Olympic quadrennium.
D.2. Terms for the Vice Chairperson, , Secretary and two At Large Directors shall start at the beginning of the third year of the Summer Olympic quadrennium .
D.3.

New offices may be created and filled at any meeting of the Board of Directors. Each Officer shall hold office until his successor shall have been duly elected and shall have qualified

E. NOTICE. Notice of any special meeting of the Board of Directors shall be given at least seven (7) days previously thereto by written notice delivered personally or sent by mail or electronic communication to each director at his address as shown by the records of the Corporation. If mailed, such notice shall be deemed to be delivered when deposited in the United States mail in a sealed envelope so addressed, with postage thereon prepaid. If said notice is given by electronic communication, such notice shall be deemed to be delivered when the electronic communication is sent. Any Director may waive notice of any meeting. The attendance of a Director may constitute a waiver of notice of such meeting, except where a Director attends a meeting for the express purpose of objecting to the transaction of any business because the meeting is not lawfully called or convened. Neither the business to be transacted at, nor the purpose of, any regular or special meeting of the Board need be specified in the notice or waiver of notice of such meeting unless specifically required statute or by these Bylaws.
F. QUORUM. A majority of the Board of Directors shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business at any meeting of the Board; but if less than a majority of the Directors are present at said meeting, a majority of the Directors present may adjourn the meeting from time to time without further notice.
G. MANNER OF ACTING. The act of a majority of the Directors present at a meeting at which a quorum is present shall be an act of the Board of Directors, unless the act of a greater number is required or by statute or by these Bylaws.
H. VACANCIES. Any vacancy occurring in the Board of Directors and any Directorship to be filled by reason of an increase in the number of Directors may be filled by the affirmative vote of a majority of the remaining Directors, though less than a quorum of the Board of Directors. A Director elected to fill a vacancy shall be elected for the unexpired term of such Director's predecessor in office.
I. COMPENSATION. With the exception of the Executive Director, which may be a salaried, staff position with limited voting rights, Directors shall not receive any stated salaries for their services as such, but by resolution of the Board of Directors a fixed sum and expenses of attendance, if any, may be allowed for at each regular or special meeting of the Board; but nothing herein contained shall be construed to preclude any Director from serving the Corporation in any other capacity and receiving compensation therefor.
J. INFORMAL ACTION BY Directors. Any action required by law to be taken at a meeting of Directors, or any action which may be taken at a meeting of Directors, may be taken without a meeting if a consent in writing, setting forth the action so taken, shall be signed by all of the Directors.
K. RESIGNATION AND REMOVAL. Any Director may resign at any time by delivering a written resignation to the Board of Directors. The acceptance of such a resignation shall not be necessary to make it effective (unless acceptance is made a condition of the resignation). Any Director may be removed at any time for cause, including conduct injurious to the best interests of the Corporation, by the affirmative vote of two-thirds of all of the Directors, provided that the notice of the meeting where such action is taken specifies that one of the items on the agenda for said meeting shall be the proposed removal of such Director
L. ATTENDANCE AT BOARD MEETINGS. A Director who missed three (3) consecutive regularly scheduled meetings of the Board without delivering a satisfactory explanation through another Director to the Board prior to such meetings, may be removed by the affirmative vote of a majority of the Directors present at any meeting.

ARTICLE VI
OFFICERS

A. OFFICERS. The Officers of the Corporation shall be the Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, the Secretary, the Executive Director and the Treasurer.
B. DUTIES OF THE OFFICERS.
B.1. Duties of the Chairperson, USHF: He/She shall preside as Chairperson of the Board at all meetings of the Board of Directors. He/She may call special meetings of the Board at any time with proper notification as specified in Article V, Section F. He/She shall review any invoices or requests for expenditures of Corporation funds and verify that such invoices or requests for expenditures meet such guidelines as have been set by the Board of Directors and are consistent with the interests and goals of the Corporation. He/She shall approve any requests for expenditure of Corporation funds and, once approved, shall forward such requests to the Treasurer for review, approval, payment, development or further action. He/She shall monitor actions taken by the Board to determine if such actions have been implemented and shall inform the Board of any failure of implementation. He/She will preside at all National meetings of the general membership. At the National meeting of the general membership, he/she shall present, or cause to be presented, a report regarding the condition of USHF, and a report regarding business affairs, including a statistical report on membership. He/She will read the communications and attend to all correspondence of USHF or delegate such tasks as needed, but carefully preserve the same for his/her successor.
B.2. Duties of the Vice Chairperson: During the absence or inability of the Chairperson, USHF to render or perform his/her duties or exercise his/her powers, the same shall be executed and performed by the Vice Chairperson. When so doing, the Vice Chairperson shall have all the powers and be subject to all responsibilities given to or imposed on the Chairperson, USHF.
B.3. Duties of the Secretary: He/She shall serve as the Recording Officer for USHF and is the nominal custodian of the records of the Corporation. He/She shall keep records of the meetings of the Board of Directors and of the meetings of the Executive Committee. He/She will mail to each Board member a copy of the minutes of the meeting of the Board of Directors or the Executive Committee no later than thirty (30) days after the meeting. He/She shall keep a current list of members' names and addresses and provide a copy of the same to the Chairperson, USHF.
B.4. Duties of the Treasurer: The Treasurer shall have care and custody of all of the Corporation's funds. He/She shall keep accurate records of all monies received and disbursed and shall immediately deposit any monies received, but may delegate such tasks to the Executive Director. At the annual meeting of the Board of Directors as specified in Article V, Section C, He/She shall present to the Board a complete list of transactions of his office for the preceding year. He/She shall review any invoices or requests for expenditures of Corporation funds received from the Chairperson of USHF and verify that such invoices or requests for expenditures meet such guidelines as have been set by the Board of Directors and are consistent with the interests and goals of the Corporation. After such review, He/She shall approve any invoices or requests for expenditures of Corporation funds and shall pay or arrange for payment of such obligations.
B.5. Duties of the Executive Director: The Executive Director shall:
a) Oversees the day to day operations of USHF
b) Responsible, either directly or by oversight, for:
i) Competition
ii) Recreational Cycling Development
iii) Website
iv) Newsletter
v) Event Calendar
vi) Providing support to Regional Organizations
vii) Develop funding for the organization’s programs


C. REMOVAL AND RESIGNATION. Any Officer elected or appointed by the Board of Directors may be removed by the Board of Directors whenever in its judgment the best interests of the Corporation would be served thereby, but such removal shall be without prejudice to the contract rights, if any, of the Officer so removed. Any Officer may resign at any time by giving written notice to the Corporation.
D. VACANCIES. A vacancy in any office because of death, resignation, removal, disqualification or otherwise, may be filled by a majority vote of the Board of Directors for the unexpired portion of the term.

ARTICLE VI
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

A. Composition: The Executive Committee shall consist of the Officers of the Corporation as specified in Article V.
B. Duties of the Executive Committee: The Executive Committee shall function between meetings of the Board of Directors to act on those emergency matters which are ordinarily within the purview of the Board of Directors and which require resolution prior to the next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Directors. In addition to emergency matters, the Executive Committee shall be authorized to:
B.1. Approve variations in expenditures within the annual budget and approve expenditures of budgeted contingency funds;
B.2. Approve submissions of grant applications;
B.3. Approve the agenda for all meetings of the Board of Directors notwithstanding any provisions of the Constitution or of these Bylaws;
B.4. Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Constitution or Bylaws or by the Board of Directors.
C. Review by the Board of Directors: Actions of the Executive Committee shall be reviewed by the Board of Directors at the annual meeting. The Board of Directors may ratify or amend any decision of the Executive Committee.
D. Meetings: The Executive Committee shall meet at a time and place as determined by the Chairperson, USHF, with the approval of a simple majority of the members of the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee may meet vial teleconference or electronic communication with direct time capability.

ARTICLE VII
COMMITTEES

The Board of Directors may establish such committees, as it deems necessary to carry out the duties of the Board. No committee thus appointed shall have the authority to amend, alter or repeal the Bylaws; to elect, appoint or remove any officer or Director; to amend the Articles of Incorporation; to adopt a plan of merger, consolidation, or dissolution; or to amend, alter or repeal any resolution of the Board of Directors which by its terms provide that it shall not be amended, altered or repealed by such committee. The members of each committee shall be appointed by the Chairperson of USHF subject to the approval of the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors shall, by resolution, provide for the rules of operation for each committee established. In addition to the membership requirements as stated hereinafter, the Chairperson of each committee shall, with the approval of the Chairperson of USHF, have the authority to appoint such additional members as may be necessary to carry out the responsibilities of the committee.

ARTICLE VIII
CONTRACTS, CHECKS, DEPOSITS AND FUNDS

A. CONTRACTS. The Board of Directors may authorize any Officer or Officers, agent or agents of the Corporation, in addition to the Officers so authorized by these Bylaws, to enter into any contract or execute and deliver any instrument in the name of and on behalf of the Corporation, and such authority may be general or confined to specific instances.
B. CHECKS, DRAFTS, ETC. All checks, drafts or orders for the payment of money, notes or other evidences of indebtedness issued in the name of the Corporation, shall be signed by such Officer or Officers, agent or agents of the Corporation and in such manner as shall from time to time be determined by resolution of the Board of Directors. In the absence of such determination by the Board of Directors, such instruments shall be signed by the Treasurer or an Assistant Treasurer and countersigned by the Chairperson or a Vice Chairperson of the Corporation.
C. DEPOSITS. All funds of the Corporation shall be deposited from time to time to the credit to the Corporation in such banks, trust companies or other depositories as the Board of Directors may select.
D. GIFTS. The Board of Directors may accept on behalf of the Corporation any donation, contribution, gift, bequest or devise for the general purposes or for any special purpose of the Corporation.
E. COMPENSATION OF EMPLOYEES OF THE BOARD. The Board of Directors or a duly authorized committee of the Board of Directors shall fix the salaries and other compensation of the employees or other agents of the Corporation.

ARTICLE IX
CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

A. No Officer or Director of the Corporation shall be interested, directly or indirectly, in any contract relating to the operations conducted by the Corporation, nor in any contract for furnishing services or supplies to the Corporation, unless such contract is authorized by a majority vote of the Board of Directors at a meeting at which the presence of such interested person is not necessary for the purpose of establishing a quorum or for the purpose of obtaining a majority vote, and the fact and nature of such interest is fully disclosed or known to the Directors present at the meeting at which such contract shall be authorized.

ARTICLE X
CERTIFICATES OF MEMBERSHIP

A. CERTIFICATES OF MEMBERSHIP. The Board of Directors may provide for the issuance of certificates evidencing membership in the Corporation, which shall be in such form as may be determined by the Board. This provision shall not be construed to require such issuance. Such certificates, if authorized, shall be signed by the Chairperson or Vice Chairperson and by the Secretary or Executive Director and shall be sealed with the seal of the Corporation. All certificates evidencing membership of any class shall be consecutively numbered. The name and address of each member and the date of issuance of the certificate shall be entered on the records of the Corporation. If any certificate shall become lost, mutilated or destroyed, a new certificate may be issued therefore upon such terms and conditions as the Board of Directors may determine.
B. ISSUANCE OF CERTIFICATES. When a member has been elected to membership and has paid any initiation fee and dues that may then be required, a certificate of membership shall be issued in his name and delivered to him by the Secretary, if the Board of Directors shall have provided for the issuance of certificates of membership under the provisions of Section A of Article IX.

ARTICLE XI
BOOKS AND RECORDS

A. The Corporation shall keep correct and complete books and records of account and shall also keep minutes of the proceedings of its members, Board of Directors and committees having any of the authority of the Board of Directors, and shall keep at the registered or principal office a record giving the names and addresses of the members entitled to vote. All books and records of the Corporation may be inspected by any member, or his agent or attorney, for any proper purpose at any reasonable time during customary hours of operation of the principal office of the Corporation.

ARTICLE XII
DUES

A. ANNUAL DUES. The Board of Directors may determine from time to time the amount of initiation fee, if any, and annual dues payable to the Corporation by members.
B. PAYMENT OF DUES. Dues shall be payable in advance on the anniversary date of the member's membership in the Corporation, determined as of the first day of the month in which such member's application for membership, with which such member's application for membership, with accompanying dues, is received and accepted by the office of the Corporation. Regardless of when dues are received, the membership year is January 1 through December 31.
C. DEFAULT AND TERMINATION OF MEMBERSHIP. When any member shall be in default in the payment of dues for a period of three months from the date upon which such dues became payable, his membership may thereupon be terminated by the Board of Directors in the manner provided for in Article II of these Bylaws.

ARTICLE XIII
CORPORATE SEAL

The Corporate Seal shall be in such form as shall be approved by resolution of the Board of Directors. Said seal may be used by causing it or a facsimile thereof to be impressed or affixed or reproduced or otherwise. The impression of the seal may be made and attested by either the Secretary or Assistant Secretary for the authentication of contracts or other papers requiring the seal.

ARTICLE XIV
FISCAL YEAR

The fiscal year of the Corporation shall be determined by the Board of Directors.

ARTICLE XV
INDEMNIFICATION AND INSURANCE

A. INDEMNIFICATION. No Officer or Director of the Corporation shall be personally liable for any obligations of the Corporation or for any duties or obligations arising out of any acts or conduct of said Officer or Director performed for on behalf of the Corporation. The Corporation shall and does hereby indemnify and hold harmless each person and his or her heirs and personal representatives who shall serve at any time hereafter as a Director or Officer of the Corporation from and against any and all claims, judgments and liabilities to which such persons shall become subject by reason of either heretofore or hereafter serving as Director or Officer of the Corporation, or by reason of any action alleged to have been heretofore or hereafter taken or refrained from by any such Director or Officer and shall reimburse each such Director or Officer for all legal and other expenses reasonably incurred in connection with the defense of any such claim or liability; including the power to defend such person from all suits or claims as provided for under the provisions of the Colorado Nonprofit Corporation Act or the corporation laws of any state in which the Corporation transacts business; provided, however, that no such person shall be indemnified against, or be reimbursed for, any expense incurred in connection with any claim or liability arising out of such person's own negligence or willful misconduct. The rights accruing to any person under the foregoing provisions of this section shall not exclude any other rights to which such person may lawfully be entitled, nor shall anything herein contained restrict the right of the Corporation to indemnify or reimburse such person in any proper case, even though not specifically provided for herein.

The Corporation, its Directors, Officers, employees and agents shall be fully protected in taking any action or making payment or in refusing so to do in reliance upon the advice of counsel. The indemnification herein provided shall not be deemed exclusive of any other rights to which those seeking indemnification may be entitled under any Bylaw, agreement, vote of members or disinterested Directors, or otherwise, both as to action in an official capacity while holding such office, and shall continue as to such person who has ceased to be a Director, Officer, employee or agent, and shall inure to the benefit of the heirs and personal representatives of such person.
B. INSURANCE. The Corporation may purchase and maintain insurance on behalf of any person who is, or was, a Director, Officer, or employee of the Corporation, or is or was serving at the request of the Corporation as a Director, employee or agent of another corporation, partnership, joint venture, trust or other enterprise against any liability asserted against and incurred by such person in any such capacity, or arising out of such person's status as such, whether or not the Corporation would have the power to indemnify him against liability under the provisions of this section or of the Colorado Nonprofit Corporation Act.

ARTICLE XVI
WAIVER OF NOTICE

Whenever any notice is required to be given under the provisions of the Colorado Nonprofit Corporation Act or under the provisions of the Articles of Incorporation or the Bylaws of the Corporation, a waiver thereof in writing signed by the person or persons entitled to such notice, whether before or after the time stated therein, shall be deemed equivalent to the giving of such waiver.

ARTICLE XVII
AMENDMENTS

These Bylaws may be amended in any of the following fashions:

A. These by-laws may be amended at any time by a two-thirds vote of the Board of Directors present at a regular or special meeting of the Board, provided that a quorum of more than half of the current Board of Directors is present. At least fifteen (15) days prior notice must be been given, including the language proposed to be changed, in accordance with the notice requirements of these Bylaws.
B. Corrections to these Bylaws may be made by action of the Law and Legislation Committee or, alternatively, by an individual or committee empowered by the Board of Directors. Such corrections need not meet the requirements of Article XVII, Sections A and B if said corrections are made for the obvious purposes of the organization. Such purposes may include, but are not necessarily limited to, the following:
B.1. Changes to the numbering of the various Articles, Sections, Subsections, Paragraphs, etc. of these Bylaws where such numbering changes are necessary due to amendments to these Bylaws.
B.2. Changes to the wording of these by-laws where such changes shall eliminate or minimize any possible confusion or make the meaning clearer without changing the intent or meaning of these Bylaws.

REVISION HISTORY:
Version 1: Original Bylaws as filed with the State of Colorado.
Version 2: Effective and approved by the Board of Directors February 26, 2001 – Dropped formal committee structure and number of board positions. Established Executive Director position.
Version 3: Effective and approved by the Board of Directors, October 21, 2006 –
Restructured Executive Committee; Added 4 “At Large” Diretors; simplified voting process; Removed WSUSA references; Removed USOC references; Simplified language overall.

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