Fire fighting or rescue or training
Driving or riding on fire equipment vehicles
Repairing or servicing equipment, vehicles or buildings
Voting at meetings
Sec. 1: The regular meetings of the Company shall be held on the second Monday of each month at:
7:30PM--Eastern Standard Time
8:30PM--Eastern Daylight Savings Time
Sec. 2: Nominations of officers shall be held at the November meeting; election in December and installation at the January meeting. Nominations to be closed at the December meeting before elections.
Sec. 3: All meetings of the Company are to be governed by parliamentary law based on Roberts Rules of Order. If a conflict arises on an interpretation of the Constitution and Bylaws will take precedence.
Sec. 4: At all meetings of the company a quorum of officers must be present.
Sec. 5: Special meetings may be called by the president or by three members of the company provided that due notice (three notices 24 hours in advance) be given. At a special meeting no business may be transacted except that for which the meeting is called.
Sec. 6: No member may cast a vote unless he has attended at least one of three previous regular monthly meetings.
Sec. 7: All members present at the meeting must cast a vote if requirements of Sec. 6 above are met.
Sec. 8: All members shall sign their names in a meeting log book while attending regular monthly meeting.
Sec. 9: Any member that must leave before meeting has adjourned shall request such leave to be recognized by the president or acting chairman, and this shall be noted in the minutes.
Sec. 1: The elective officers of this Company shall be President, Vice President, Recording Secretary, Financial Secretary, Treasurer, Three (3) Trustees, Fire Chief, First Assistant, Second Assistant, Chief Chauffeur, Chief Medical Officer, Assistant Medical Officer, Fire Policeman, and a delegate to the Six-County Firemen's Convention. (President shall appoint a Fire Captain during his tenure in office.)
Sec. 2: Terms of all officers shall be for one year except trustees who shall serve three years with one Trustee elected every year.
Sec. 3: Vacancies in office shall be filled by the President. Such appointees shall hold office until the next election.
Sec. 4: To run for office members must attend at least six (6) regular meetings per year, unless excused because of illness, work etc. (DECIDED BY THE BODY).
Article VI- Duties of Officers
Sec. 1: It shall be the duty of the President to preside at all meetings, to enforce the Bylaws, decide all questions of order, offer for consideration all motions regularly made, cast a deciding vote in case of a tie, appoint all committees and sign all checks issued by the Company.
Sec. 2: The Vice-President shall assume all the duties of the President when the President is prevented from attending a meeting...
Sec. 3: The Recording Secretary shall keep correct minutes of all meetings and attend to all correspondence. He or she shall be exempt from yearly dues.
Sec. 4: The Financial Secretary shall receive and keep an accurate record of all monies paid to the Company, report the amount received at each meeting, and from whom received; and submit same to the Treasurer. He or she shall sign all checks and be exempt from yearly dues.
Sec. 5: The Treasurer shall have charge of all the funds and important papers of the Company, and shall keep an accurate record of all monies received and paid out by him or her in a book furnished for that purpose. He or she shall sign all checks and be exempt from yearly dues.
Sec. 6: The Trustees shall have charge of all the property and apparatus, keep a constant check on the condition of same, and order any necessary repairs. The Trustees, together with the President and Recording Secretary, shall sign all legal documents on behalf of and when ordered to do so by the Company.
Sec. 7: The Fire Chief shall assume command of the Company at a fire, and obtain release of the Company as soon as the fire is extinguished. He shall see that the apparatus is placed in good condition within twenty-four (24) hours after being in service; and shall report upon the condition of the apparatus at every regular meeting of the Company. As soon as possible after his election in January, he shall name a crew consisting of at least four (4) nozzle men, two (2) hose men, and a plug man; and shall instruct them in their duties and in the care and use of the apparatus..
Sec. 8: The First Assistant Fire Chief shall perform such duties as may be assigned to him by the Chief and assume all the duties of the Chief when he is absent. The Second Assistant shall assume same duties as the First Assistant.
Sec. 9: The Chief Chauffeur shall drive the motor apparatus and be responsible for the lubrication, battery, preventive maintenance, etc. To assist him in his duties he shall, after his election in January, name at least four (4) assistants and instruct them in their duties and in the use and care of the truck..
Sec. 10: The Fire Police shall respond to every alarm of fire, and shall exercise their authority as officers of the law over auto traffic and by-standers so that the apparatus may secure the best position for attacking the fire in order to prevent injury to home, apparatus or members. When so ordered by the Fire Chief, they shall remain at a fire until all danger from smoldering debris is over. For such services, they are entitled to renumeration.
Sec. 11: The delegate shall represent the Company at the Six-County Firemen's Convention and report the proceedings of the Convention to the Company at the regular monthly meeting following his attendance. He shall be paid a nominal fee to cover expenses which shall be determined each year and shall depend upon distance to the convention city.
Sec. 12: Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Duties: Is in charge of any medical emergency that The Good Intent Hose Co. #1, is dispatched to. Training for this position will be a minimum advanced first aid and emergency care certificate. If there is any person within the company that has no valid certification, the office of CMO will remain vacant. The CMO is in charge of making sure all first aid kits are stocked at all times. Assistant Medical Officer, Duties will assist the CMO and assume all duties of CMO absence. Positions of Chief Medical Officer and Assistant Medical Officer will be appointed by the President.
Article VII- Committees
Sec. 1: The President may, at any time, choose necessary and proper committees as he sees fit to carry out the purposes and functions of the Company.
Sec. 2: No member of the company shall be excused from serving on a committee unless he is already on two other committees.
Sec. 3: No committee shall be finally discharged until all debts contracted by it are paid.
Sec. 4: The President, after his election in January, shall appoint a membership committee consisting of three (3) members whose duty shall be to pass upon all applications for membership and propose all qualified applicants at the regular monthly meetings of the Company.
Sec. 5: The President, at the beginning of his term of office, shall be chairman of all committees. He shall submit a name or names of members for steward for approval at a regular monthly meeting.
Sec. 1: The initiation fee shall be three dollars ($3) but may be changed for any length of time by a two-thirds vote of the members at a regular monthly meeting.
Sec. 2: Dues shall be six ($6) U.S. a year, (includes a new key exchange when lock is changed) effective Jan.1, 1990, but may be raised or lowered by a two-thirds vote of the members present at a regular monthly meeting.
Sec. 2A: All members are excused from paying dues while on ACTIVE U.S. MILITARY DUTY.
Sec. 3: Any member who is six months in arrears for dues shall not have a vote in the meetings of this Company or be eligible to hold office.
Sec. 4: If any member becomes one year in arrears for dues, he shall be notified. If he does not eliminate such indebtedness, he shall be suspended for non-payment of dues.
Sec. 5: A person suspended for non-payment of dues can be admitted to the Company only by the same process used to admit a new member.
Article IX- Recovery by Law and Suspension
Sec. 1: On satisfactory evidence that any person has been guilty of destroying, damaging, or removing any property belonging to this Company, he shall be notified to make restitution. If he fails to do so within a reasonable time, the President shall be instructed to bring necessary legal action on behalf of the Company for recovery.
Sec. 2: Conduct of Members; The body has the right to suspend members for conduct unbecoming of a member of this Hose Co. The vote must be determined by the body, this vote shall be final. The member or members in question must be notified that he or she is subject to dismissal or disciplinary action and he or she may be present at the meeting but he has no right to a vote on this matter.
Article X- Alterations, Additions, Ammendments
Sec. 1: This Constitution, when approved by a majority of the members present at two successive regular monthly meetings, shall be the Constitution of the Good Intent Hose Company #1 of Llewellyn, Pennsylvania.
Sec. 2: This Constitution may be amended at any time if the proposed amendment is submitted in writing and approved by a majority of the members present at two successive regular monthly meetings.
Article XI- Apparatus
Company fire trucks or other Company vehicles shall be noted on a bulletin board of its location at all times.
Article XII- Financial Records
Financial records shall be audited in December of each year and the report shall be completed for the January monthly meeting.
Article XIII- Dissolution
Upon dissolution of the company, the Trustees shall, after paying or making provisions for the payment of the liabilities of the company, distribute all remaining monies and assets of the company in such manner, or to such organization or organizations as are organized for charitable, educational, religious or scientific purposes as shall at the time, qualify as an exempt organization or organizations under Section 501)c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (or corresponding provisions of any later United States Internal Revenue Law), as the Trustees shall determine. Any such assets not so disposed shall be dispersed by the Court of Common Pleas of Schuylkill County where the principle officeof the company is located, exclusively for such purposes or to such organization or organizations as the court shall then determine.