CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS OF
LINCOLNLAND COACHMEN (FMCA)
The name of this not-for-profit organization shall be the Lincolnland Coachmen chapter
of the FMCA ( chartered July 13, 1974)
The chapter colors will be black on white. The chapter symbol will be a black Lincoln head
on a white background in an oval shape.
The purpose of this chapter will be:
A. To cooperate with all matters which are working toward conservation of our natural resources.
B. To better promote the use of our coaches for family enjoyment and fellowship.
C. To promote the use of our coaches for educational and scenic purposes for children and adults
D. To plan group campouts and weekend trips.
E. To promote safety in travel and camping.
Section 1. This chapter was formed as part of FMCA, and is a non-profit, volunteer, national
organization of motor coach owners.
Section 2. The membership in the Lincolnland Coachmen will be limited in number to a workable
Section 3. Any motorhome owner who is a member of FMCA (in good standing) and who will
abide by the local chapter by-laws, is eligible for membership. Full Lifetime and Life
Members shall not be required to own a qualifying motorhome, but must abide by all
Section 4. The annual dues will be payable prior to December 31. A member shall be considered not
In good standing and shall have no voting rights, if the dues are not paid by December 31.
The annual dues for the next fiscal year are payable at anytime prior to the end of the
current fiscal year.
Section 1. The chapter has established that voting will be 1 vote for each adult member.
Section 1. The officers of the chapter shall be a President, two vice-presidents, a Secretary, a
Treasurer, a National Director, an Alternate National Director, a MAC Representative,
and an Alternate MAC Representative, all of whom shall perform the duties that usually
pertain to these offices.
Section 2. The officers will be nominated by a nominating committee and from the floor. Election will
be by written ballot when required. New officers will take office January 1.
The term of office will be for one year.
Section 3. If any vacancies occur during the year, a special meeting may be called by the officers to
determine if the position needs to be filled. The membership will elect a replacement
in good standing, in attendance at the regular meeting.
Section 5. The President and the two Vice Presidents may serve a maximum of two consecutive
terms of one year each. This does not disqualify this person from again serving in the
same capacity at some future time.
Section 1. A nominating committee shall consist of three members elected by the membership
Section 2. Committee members and Chairpersons (except nominating committee) shall be appointed
by the President.
Section 3. Annually, the President shall appoint a committee to review the club's financial records and
report their findings to the membership. Such review shall be conducted in conjunction
with the Treasurer.
Section 1. The annual meeting will be the September meeting at which nominations for officers shall
be received and voted upon by written ballot if necessary. Officers will take office the
following January. Each member will be duly notified thirty (30) days prior to the
Section 2. Short business meetings will be held at each campout if needed.
Section 1. The fiscal year of the chapter will begin January 1 through December 31.
Section 1. This constitution may be amended by two-thirds majority vote of the membership. The
intention to amend the constitution shall be communicated, in writing, to the
membership thirty (30) days prior to the time taking vote.
Section 1. These by-laws may be amended by a majority of the members via a mail in ballot or in
person, provided the intention to amend the by-laws shall have been made, in writing, to
the membership at least thirty(30) days prior the deadline set for receiving votes.
Section 2. "ROBERTS" rules of order shall govern all meetings of the chapter. A quorum to conduct
club business shall be considered as twenty-five (25) percent of the current paid
Section 3. The individual rights of all members shall be respected at all times.
Section 4. The regular order of business at all meetings shall be as follows:
A. Call to order
B. Approval of the minutes of the previous meeting
C. Reading of the Treasurer's report
D. Introduction of guests and non-members
E. Unfinished business
F. Nomination of officers at the September meeting
G. New business
ARTICLE XII - Incorporation
Section 1 Lincolnland Coachmen shall be incorporated as an Illinois Not-for-Profit
Section 2 For purposes of incorporation, the club officers shall be the Board of Directors.
Section 3 The President shall appoint the corporation's registered agent, and his/her
address shall serve as the corporation's current mailing address.
Section 4 The Secretary shall be responsible for filing the State of Illinois Report.
Section 5 The Treasurer shall be responsible for filing the Annual IRS Report.
Section 6 The corporation’s operational year and fiscal year shall correspond with
the club's operational year and fiscal year