Rondale KetchumNBAD Affiliate Clubs and Fishing Links
ARTICLE 1 - CHAPTER TITLE
This organization shall be known as Little Rock Bass Anglers of the Deaf, Inc. (L.R.B.A.D.) Established in February 1, 1986.
Chapter color - Camouflage and White
ARTICLE 2 - CHAPTER MEMBERS
Rondale Ketchum (founder in January, 1986), Stanley Ketchum, Brett Ketchum, David King, Todd Litchford, William Schwall, Harrison Surber, Joseph Vickers, Martin West, Billy Williams, Jerry Belew, Jerome Berlowitz, George Broomfield, Chrarlie Gray, Dale Harris, Charles Helm, Keith James, John Jay Cox (Deceased), Victor Bulloch (Deceased).
ARTICLE 3 - NATIONAL AFFILIATION
SECTION 1 - This organization is officially an affiliating member of the National Bass Association of the Deaf, INC. (NBAD)
SECTION 2 - This organization shall pay a prescribed annual due to NBAD.
SECTION 3 - Expense to the LRBAD Representative for the NBAD general meetings shall be decided upon the votes by the active members of this organization.
ARTICLE 4 - OBJECT
SECTION 1 - The object of this organization shall be open to any deaf, hearing and hearing-imparied devotee of bass fishing and the purposes proposed to be transacted, promoted or carried on it, are as follows, to wit:
ARTICLE 5 - MEMBERSHIP
SECTION 1 -Active member in this organization shall be open to any deaf, hearing-imparied or hearing devotes of bass fishing, exist primarily to serve deaf, hearing-imparied or hearing persons, is statewide in scope and is supported substantially by voluntary dues, contributions or assessments.
SECTION 2 -Associated member shall have all rights and privileges upon a payment of prescribed associate membership due with the exception of voting, of holding any officer's position and of competing in any tournament under this organization.
SECTION 3 -Any Hearing child of the active member shall be eligible for a full membership privileges of this organization with the exception of making a motion, of voting and of holding any officer's position.
SECTION 4 -Honorary member - This organization may, by a majority vote at a regular meeting, confer a honorary membership to a person as may be deemed worthy. All honorary members shall have all the rights and privileges of the organization with the exception of making a motion, of voting and of holding any officer's position.
SECTION 5 -Any active member who is sixteen (16) years and older, shall have a legal Arkansas fishing license as required.
ARTICLE 6 - DISMISSAL OF MEMBERSHIP
SECTION 1 - Any member shall be dismissed from this organization as disciplined for the following:
ARTICLE 7 - ELECTIONS
SECTION 1 -The officers of this organization shall be President, Vice-President, Tournament Director, Secretary, Treasurer and Public Relations Director.
SECTION 2 -The Board and Trustees of this organization shall be six (6) officers as Board and four (4) active members as Trustees.
SECTION 3 -Officers shall be elected seperately through the ballot at a regular meeting in the first week of February and have the authority duties under the oath.
SECTION 4 -Trustees shall be chosen by a new elected President.
SECTION 5 -Election time shall be by every odd year - 2003, 2005, etc; (See Article 4 - Terms under By-laws)
SECTION 6 -No one shall be elected for any LRBAD officer's position without understanding or conversing fluently with American Sign Language (ASL).
SECTION 7 -Registration shall be submitted in writing to the President. Therefore, in the event, an officer's position becomes a vacant, the nomination and election shall be processed for filling in any open officer's position with the non-expired term.
SECTION 8 -The oath of the office is as follows:
I do herby pledge myself to abide by the Constitution and By-laws of the Little Rock Bass Angler of the Deaf, Inc. and faithfully perform the duties of my office to the best of my knowledge and ability.
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