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Lion Er A Arivazhagan PMJF ( Centennial District Governor)

The International Association of Lions Clubs
District 324-B3 2016-17

Cabinet Office :
No.11, First Floor,
Navalar Nagar 3rd Street,
S.S.Colony, Madurai – 625010

Dear Lions,

Our District Constitution and Bye-Laws originally adopted in the Mid-Term Convention held at Dindigul on 3rd January 1993, amended in the Mid-Term Convention held in Madurai on 25th October, 2014 and was further amended in the District Convention held at Kodaikanal on 18-19th April 2015.

To be in conformity with the constitution and Bye-Laws of The International Association of Lions Clubs and Multiple District 324, the Proposed Amendments in our District Constitution and Bye-Laws to be accredited during the Special District Convention to be held on 08th January 2017 are hosted in our Lions District 324-B3 website(www.lionsdistrict324b3.in).
This is for your kind information.
Warm Regards,

Lion Er. A.Arivazhagan PMJF
Centennial District Governor

MOTION PRESENTED BY THE DISTRICT GOVERNOR AND HIS CABINET

Motion presented by the District Governor and his Cabinet for consideration during Special District Convention to be held on 08.01.2017 in Tamilnadu Chamber of Commerce & Industries Hatsun Auditorium at Madurai. Whereas Lions Clubs International has amended its Bye-Laws by Incorporating Some Changes. And whereas the Multiple District 324B3 has brought in some changes in its Constitution and Bye-Laws. And whereas the Constitution and Bye-laws of Lions District 324B3 shall have to be in conformity with the constitution and Bye-laws of Lions Clubs International and Multiple District 324. Be it resolved that the proposed amendments to the various provisions in the constitution and Bye-laws of Lions District 324-B3 detailed hereunder be Adopted.

Existing provision

Article II Area

SECTION 2. Whenever a change is effected by the Government in respect of the name and / or area of the revenue district, such changes in the name and / or area shall be incorporated into section 1 of this Article without going through the provisions prescribed for amending the Constitution, but through timely intimation in writing to all chartered Lions Clubs in the District.

Provision with proposed amendment

Article II Area

SECTION 2. Whenever a change is effected by the Government in respect of the name and / or area of the revenue district, such changes in the name and / or area shall be incorporated into section 1 of this Article without going through the provisions prescribed for amending the Constitution, but through timely intimation in writing or electronic media to all chartered Lions Clubs in the District.

Article III Objects

SECTION 1. To provide an administrative structure for the efficient administration of the District .

Article III Purposes

SECTION 1. To provide an administrative structure for the efficient administration of the District with which to advance the purposes of The International Association of Lions Clubs in this District.

SECTION 3.
a)To create and foster a spirit of understanding among the people.
f)To encourage service minded men to serve their community without personal financial reward and to encourage efficiency and promote high ethical standards in commerce, industry, professions, public works and private endeavours.

SECTION 3.
a)To create and foster a spirit of understanding among the peopleof the world.
f)To encourage service minded people to serve their community without personal financial reward and to encourage efficiency and promote high ethical standards in commerce, industry, professions, public works and private endeavours.

Article IV Membership

The membership of this District 324-B3 shall consist of only Lions Clubs duly organized and chartered by Lions Clubs International, located and functioning within the territorial jurisdiction of District 324-B3 as detailed in section 1 of Article II.

Article IV Membership

SECTION 1. The membership of this District 324-B3 shall consist of only Lions Clubs duly organized and chartered by Lions Clubs International, located and functioning within the territorial jurisdiction of District 324-B3 as detailed in section 1 of Article II.

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SECTION 2. Campus Club/Clubs:
SECTION 2.1: There shall not be more than Two Campus Clubs in Lions District 324-B3.
SECTION 2.2: The total membership in the Campus Club / Clubs shall not be more than one hundred (100).

Article V Jurisdiction, Slogan, Motto, Insignia

SECTION 4.This Association shall have an official insignia as illustrated below.

Article V Jurisdiction, Slogan, Motto, Insignia

SECTION 4.1 EMBLEM The emblem of this association and each chartered club shall be of a design as follows.

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SECTION 4.2 USE OF NAME AND EMBLEM: Use of the name, goodwill, emblem and other logos of the association shall be according to the guidelines established from time to time in the bye-laws.

SECTION 4.3COLOURS The colours of this association and of each chartered club shall be purple and gold.

SECTION 8. This constitution shall be supreme for the functioning of the District cabinet, District General Assembly and the Lions Clubs within the District Subject to the provisions of the Constitution & Bye-Laws of the Multiple 324.

SECTION 8. SUPREMACY This constitution shall be supreme for the functioning of the District cabinet, District General Assembly and the Lions Clubs within the District unless otherwise amended so as not to conflict with the Multiple District and International Constitution & Bye-Laws and policies of The International Association of Lions Clubs. Whenever there may exist a conflict or a contradiction between the provisions set out in the District Constitution and Bye-Laws and the Multiple District Constitution and Bye-Laws then the Multiple District Constitution and Bye-Laws shall govern. Whenever there may exist a conflict or a contradiction between the provisions set out in the district constitution and bye-laws and the International Constitution and Bye-Laws, then the International Constitution and Bye-Laws shall govern.

Article VI Definitions

SECTION 8. Mid Term Conference:A meeting of members of the chartered Lions Clubs in the District 324-B3 duly organized, in addition to the Annual District Convention, convened as per the official call issued by the District Governor is called as Annual District Convention.

Article VI Definitions

SECTION 8.Special District Convention:A meeting of members of the chartered Lions Clubs in the District 324-B3 duly organized, in addition to the Annual District Convention, convened as per the official call issued by the District Governor is called as Special District Convention.

Article VII District Organization

SECTION 3.
k) All the District Cabinet Officers appointed by the District Governor shall hold their respective office for the fiscal year for which they were appointed. However the District Governor shall have absolute power to remove any cabinet member from office at any time during the fiscal year with the concurrence of the district cabinet.

Article VII District Organization

SECTION 3.
k) REMOVAL Members of the District Cabinet other than the District Governor, First Vice District Governor and Second Vice District Governor may be removed from office for cause may be any reason as determined by the District Cabinet in accordance with ROBERT’S RULES OF ORDER NEWLY REVISED by the affirmative vote of two-thirds (2/3) of the entire number of the District Cabinet.

Article VIII

SECTION 1.
a)To provide revenue to defray the administrative expenses of each District, the District shall levy annual per capita of Rupees One Hundred and Fifty (Rs.150/-) for each member of the Lions Clubs in the District and Rupees Seventy Five (Rs.75/-) for each family member of Lions Clubs in the District or such higher amount fixed through a resolution adopted by a majority of the delegates / alternates present and voting at the Annual District Convention or Mid Term Conference of the District.

Article VIII

SECTION 1.
a)To provide revenue to defray the administrative expenses of each District, the District shall levy annual per capita of Rupees One Hundred and Fifty (Rs.150/-) for each member of the Lions Clubs in the District and Rupees Seventy Five (Rs.75/-) for each family member of Lions Clubs in the District or such higher amount fixed through a resolution adopted by a majority of the delegates / alternates present and voting at the Annual District Convention or Special District Convention of the District.

Article IX

SECTION 2.
The District Governor shall be the Chief controller over the District Website. www.lionsdistrict324b3.in

Article IX

SECTION 2.
The District Governor shall be the Chief controller over the website of Lions District 324-B3.

Article XI

SECTION 9.
Good standing may be acquired by any Lions Club at the Annual District Convention by paying all indebtedness to the District, Multiple and International before the close of the issue of credentials, which is established under the rules of procedure of the Convention. Credentials shall be issued to all registered delegates/ alternates of Lions Clubs in good standing at the Convention.

Article XI

SECTION 9.
All eligible delegates must be members in good standing of a club in good standing in this District. Delinquent dues may be paid and good standing acquired up to fifteen (15) days at any time prior to the close of credential certification, as such closing time shall be established by the rules of the respective convention.

SECTION 11.
An official report of the Annual Convention shall be mailed to the Lions Clubs International and to all Lions Clubs in the District by the District Cabinet Secretary within Sixty (60) days from the Conclusion of the convention.

Article XI

SECTION 11.
OFFICIAL REPORT Within fifteen (15) days after the close of each District Convention, the cabinet secretary shall transmit one copy of the complete proceedings to the International office. Upon written request from any club in the District a copy shall be furnished to said club.

SECTION 14.

a) A Mid Term District Conference may be held (except to conduct election / endorsement) at the discretion of the District Governor and his Cabinet for transacting any business that may be considered necessary following the same procedure as detailed in this Article for convening Annual District Convention.
b) Such Mid Term Conference may adopt decisions / resolutions consistent with the provisions of this Constitution and Bye- Laws.

SECTION 14.
a)A Special District Convention may be held (except to conduct election / endorsement) at the discretion of the District Governor and his Cabinet for transacting any business that may be considered necessary following the same procedure as detailed in this Article for convening Annual District Convention.
b)Such Special District Convention may adopt decisions / resolutions consistent with the provisions of this Constitution and Bye- Laws.

BYE LAWS

Article I

SECTION 1. a)Prior to forty five (45) days to the Annual District Convention, the District Governor shall appoint, by notification, a Nominating Committee, with a Past District Governor as chairperson and not more than four (4)members, each of whom shall be current President in good standing of different clubs in good standing in the district.

BYE LAWS

ARTICLE – I

SECTION 1.a)Prior to forty five (45) days to the Annual District Convention, the District Governor shall appoint, by notification, a Nominating Committee, with a Past District Governor who has served as District Governor within Ten (10) years from the current Lionistic Year as chairperson and not more than four (4)members, each of whom shall be current President in good standing of different clubs in good standing in the District.

SECTION 2.b) The proposal in writing duly certified by the President and Secretary of the club, and enclosing documentary evidence for qualification, shall be sent, so as to reach the chairperson of the Nominating Committee not later than seven (7) clear days prior to the convening of the Annual District Convention. Fax transmission will not be considered as valid nomination.

SECTION 2.The proposal in writing duly certified by the President and Secretary of the club, and enclosing documentary evidence for qualification, shall be sent, so as to reach the chairperson of the Nominating Committee not less than Thirty (30) days prior to the convening of the Annual District Convention. Fax transmission will not be considered as valid nomination.

ARTICLE – II Duties District Governor :

SECTION 1.J) Issue a printed official call for the Annual District Convention at least forty five (45)days prior, to the convening date, stating the place, date and the hour thereof, and communicate to all clubs in the district the various committees appointed by him, together with the names of the respective chairperson and members.

ARTICLE – II Duties District Governor :

SECTION 1.OFFICIAL CALL The District Governor shall issue an Official Call by printed or electronic means to all clubs for the Annual District Convention not less than sixty (60) days prior to the date fixed for holding the same, stating the place, day and hour thereof and communicate to all clubs in the District, the various committees appointed by him together with the names of the respective chairperson and members.

ARTICLE – III Committees

SECTION 1.a) The Credentials Committee of the Annual District Convention or Mid Term conference shall be comprised of the District governor, Cabinet Secretary, Cabinet Treasurer and two other Lions appointed by the District Governor. The chairperson of the committee shall be the District Governor. It shall be the duty of this committee to certify the validity of the credentials issued to delegates and alternates, and to report the total number of voting delegates and alternates certified at the commencement of business session of the Convention / Mid-Term Conference.

ARTICLE – III Committees

SECTION 1.a) The Credentials Committee of the Annual District Convention or Special District Convention shall be comprised of the District Governor, Cabinet Secretary, Cabinet Treasurer and two other Lions appointed by the District Governor. The chairperson of the committee shall be the District Governor. It shall be the duty of this committee to certify the validity of the credentials issued to delegates and alternates, and to report the total number of voting delegates and alternates certified at the commencement of business session of the Convention / Special District convention.

b) The Credential Committee shall under no circumstances issue credentials to any delegate / alternate before actual realization of all dues (District, Multiple and International) from his / her club, and shall only accept either cash or demand draft towards such dues.

b) The Credential Committee shall under no circumstances issue credentials to any delegate / alternate before actual realization of all dues (District, Multiple and International) from his / her club fifteen (15) days before the convening of the convention / conference, and obtained No Due Certificate from the of Lions District 324-B3.

Explanation : the amount shown as arrears payable as per the International Recap statement and / or District Cabinet Treasurer’s statement shall be considered as amount due from the club at the time of issue of credentials.

Explanation : the amount shown as arrears payable as per the International Recap statement and / or District Cabinet Treasurer’s statement shall be considered as amount due from the club at the time of issue of credentials.

SECTION 2. The District Governor shall appoint, the following District Convention Committees and any other necessary appropriate committees as desired by him with their names and addresses printed in the official call i) Convention Committee
ii) Rules of Procedure Committee
iii) Election Committee
iv) Resolutions Committee
v) Constitution and Bye-Laws Committee
vi) Necrology Committee
Each of these committees shall be constituted under the Chairperson ship of one past district governor and consisting of not more than four (4) members, each of whom shall be Current president of different chartered Lions Clubs in good standing in the District. Provided, every candidate to the office of District Governor, Vice District Governors may nominate one additional member to the Election Committee.

SECTION 2.The District Governor shall appoint, the following District Convention Committees and any other necessary appropriate committees as desired by him with their names and addresses printed in the official call i) Convention Committee
ii) Rules of Order and Procedure Committee
iii) Election Committee
iv) Resolutions Committee
v) Constitution and Bye-Laws Committee
vi) Necrology Committee
Each of these committees shall be constituted under the Chairperson ship of one past District Governor and consisting of not more than four (4) members, each of whom shall be Current president of different chartered Lions Clubs in good standing in the District. Provided, every candidate to the office of District Governor, Vice District Governors may nominate one additional member to the Election Committee.

ARTICLE – VI Amendments

SECTION 2.No amendment shall be so reported or voted upon unless the same shall have been furnished in writing, to each Lions club in the district not less than fifteen (15) days prior to the convening date of the Annual District Convention / Midterm District Conference with notice clearly indicating that the same shall be voted upon.

ARTICLE – VI Amendments

SECTION 2. NoticeNo amendment shall be so reported or voted upon unless the same shall have been furnished in writing or through electronic media to each club not less than thirty (30) days prior to the convening date of the Annual District Convention / Special District Convention with notice that the same will be voted upon at the said convention.

Lions Clubs International DISTRICT 324 B3

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