Texas Association of Bass Clubs Bylaws
recreational areas; to promote better fishing waters through lake management and research; to assist in pollution
control and increase public awareness of its necessity; to promote water safety; and to encourage youth participation
in the sport of fishing.
regulations of and dedicate itself to the principles of TABC, may apply and become a member
Section 2: Affiliate/Sponsorship Membership
and pay his/her annual dues, of $20, shall be an affiliated member of TABC.
be voted by exception by majority vote of TABC's Board members present.
Section 3: Annual Dues
A club must compensate TABC for each individual member's dues, which may be collected at their own
discretion. The Annual dues for individual club members and affiliated members is twenty dollars ($20) for
individuals and thirty dollars ($30) for a family membership per calendar year. A Lifetime Membership is offered to
individuals for a one-time fee of $200.
Section 4: Late Dues
Individuals joining TABC after June 30th will pay normal TABC dues. Previous members of a club wishing to join
TABC after June 30th will not be eligible to compete in the TABC State Championship Tournament.
Section 5: Removal of Members
Any affiliate member or member club may be removed from membership by majority vote by the Board present at a
TABC meeting, whenever in its judgment the best interest of TABC will be served.
ARTICLE III Directors
elected from across the entire state.
incumbent Regional Director shall forward nominations to the TABC Secretary by November 15th. The
Board shall have the responsibility for selecting nominees for any Region failing to do so. The selection
shall be with the advice of the incumbent Regional Director.
b. If nominations are not received as stated in Section 2a then the current Board of Directors reserves the
right to appoint Regional Directors as required.
Section 3 - Voting Rights
resides, and shall be entitled to vote for one Director at Large from any TABC region.
to the Regional Director post marked not later than December 1. The Regional Director shall present the votes for
Regional Director and Director at Large to the Board. The ballots shall be canvassed and the results announced via
the TABC web page by December 31st.
failure to attend 50% of all scheduled or called meetings per year, or bring disgrace to TABC. A Director may give
his vote, by proxy in writing, to any TABC member who attends a Board meeting to insure that Director is
represented at the Board. In this case, the absence will not count against the Director.
ARTICLE IV - Officers and Appointed Positions
appointment of any officer.
of all scheduled or called meetings per year, or bring disgrace to TABC.
Section 6 - Quorum
Section 8 - Eligibility
member of TABC.
Section 1 - Board Members
Board members are the TABC Officers, Regional Directors, Directors at Large, Treasurer, Secretary, and Advisors.
ARTICLE VI - Duties of Board Members
he/she may be authorized to appoint by resolution duly adopted, to assist in the management of the
affairs of TABC, and shall appoint chairpersons of such committees. The President shall present a proposed
budget during the First Meeting of the new year. When a tie vote exists on the Board, the President will
cast the deciding vote.
limitation of Five Hundred Dollars ($500). Board approval is required for expenditures in excess of this
Section 2 - Vice President
work with the President, visit clubs to spread the TABC story, and assist in coordinating statewide communications
The Treasurer will manage membership business, maintain adequate management and financial records, receive and
be accountable for all monies due TABC and deposit funds in the bank selected by the Board. The Treasurer shall
submit a monthly report of income and expenditures to the President.
represent TABC by visiting with clubs in their respective region, and the Regional Directors and Directors at Large
will help coordinate statewide communication and projects. The Territories of TABC are ratified and are part of the
Section 5 - Board of Directors
conducting the regular business of TABC.
advance of these meetings, written notice as to the date and location will be mailed or E-mailed to each Board
a. At the first meeting of each year will Officers will be elected. The location of the Board meeting shall
rotate around the state at the discretion of the President. The best Interest of TABC would be served if the
location would insure Board attendance.
Section 2 - Special Meetings
members of the Board. Such written request shall state the purpose of the special meeting. The President at his/her
discretion may conduct Special Meetings via telephone conference call or, if a vote of the Board is needed for
business matters, via E-Mail with the Board member's E-Mail reply counted as their vote.
ARTICLE VIII - Distribution of Earnings
other private person(s), except that TABC shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for
services rendered if funds are available and approved by the Board and to make payments and distributions in
furtherance of the objectives set forth in Article I, Sect 2 hereof.
Section 1 - About the Grant
decide by majority vote whether to roll the unclaimed scholarship funds, if any, into the next calendar
year, or use the funds for other club expenditures. This decision shall be made at the fall meeting.
application form. The Board shall review all applications to determine eligibility, and if more than two
applicants determine which two applicants shall receive the grant.
Section 2 - Scholarship Grant Qualifications
a. Applicant must be financially dependent on Parent/Guardian(s) who are a member of TABC
b. Parent/Guardian(s) must be members of TABC for at least two consecutive calendar years.
c. Applicant must be a graduating high school senior who is entering college or junior college; or who is a
current college undergraduate; or who is entering or is currently enrolled in a trade school (auto mechanic,
Beauty College, etc.).
d. Applicant must not be older than 23.
e. Applicant must complete and follow the instructions on the scholarship application form. Contact the
TABC Treasurer for copies of the form.
Article X - State Tournament
Section 1 - Eligibility
Each year, TABC will sponsor a State Tournament among member clubs. The goal is to provide spirited
Competition in accordance with all federal, state and local laws. Therefore, clubs should send their very best
fishermen. Participants must be members of TABC and the club they represent. Clubs who do not meet the
following eligibility requirements may petition the Board for eligibility. To be eligible, a club must:
a. Be a current member of TABC,
b. Pay TABC membership dues by June 30th of the current year, as stated in Article 2 para 3 and 4,
c. Hold at least 6 documented club meetings during the previous year,
d. Hold at least 6 documented club tournaments during the previous year.
Section 2 - State Tournament information
circumstances, the Board may choose another date.
c. The tournament fee will be determined by the Board.
d. Tournament rules will be established by the Board.
e. The Board will appoint a Tournament Director.
f. If a previous club member wishes to join TABC after June 30th, that individual will not be eligible to
compete in the TABC State Championship Tournament.
ARTICLE XI - Methods of Amending the By-Laws
Board meeting. A majority vote of the Board in attendance is required to recommend amending or repealing any
section of the By Laws. The Secretary will then distribute the proposal(s) to the member club delegates for approval
Revised: February 6, 2016