Mini Lop Rabbit Breeders Club
The name of this organization shall be The Texas Mini Lop Rabbit
The objectives of this club shall be: To maintain, improve, and
promote the quality and popularity of the Mini Lop; to develop
and create greater interest in the Mini Lop; to distribute
general information to the public and rabbit breeders regarding
the practicality of the Mini Lop for fanciers and exhibitors; to
affiliate with other organizations for the advancement of rabbit
breeding in general.
Any person of good character and reputation may make application
for membership by submitting one year membership fee to the
Secretary-Treasurer of the club. Membership shall be
acknowledged by the issuance of a Club Membership Card and a
copy of the Club Constitution and By-Laws. All membership
applications ( new or renewal) shall be subject to the approval
of the membership committee and any application rejected shall
be returned to applicant, membership included.
Application for life membership may be submitted after three (3)
or more years of continuous membership in this club. The fee
for life membership shall be Fifty Dollars (50.00).
This club shall have the authority to make
such laws, establish such rules and adapt such regulations as
may be necessary for the government of its members, to require
members to obey its mandates in all matters pertaining to the
Standard of Perfection and ethics peculiar to the industry, and
to inflict such penalties as it may deem necessary for the
disobedience of its will. Roberts Rules of Order shall be
considered as the final authority for this club on all questions
not specifically covered by the Constitution and By-Laws.
Any member suspected of dishonesty in business dealings or in
the obedience of all show rules and regulations stipulated by
the American Rabbit Breeders Association shall be examined by
the Discipline Committee which may, by a two-thirds vote,
suspend or expel the member.
Officers of this club shall consist of a President,
Vice-President, Secretary-Treasurer and five (5) directors. Not
more than three (3) officers can be chosen from the same
county. These elected officers shall constitute the Executive
Board of the club.
Qualifications of Officers
An Officer of this club mist be a member in good standing of the
American Rabbit Breeders Association and The Mini Lop Rabbit
Club of America. He should also be actively breeding and
showing Mini Lops in Texas.
Duties of Officers
The President shall preside at all meetings of this club, and
act as chairman of the Board of Directors, and perform other
duties as usually pertain to his office. He shall have such
other powers as may conferred upon him by the Board of
Directors. He shall be an ex-officio member of all boards and
committees of this club.
The duties of the Vice-President shall be the same as those of
the President, in the event of the absence or disability of the
President. He shall be an ex-officio member of the Board of
The Secretary shall receive all monies and conduct all
correspondence of the club, notify members of meetings, keep an
accurate record of all minutes, and perform all other duties
which may be required. He shall report all monies with the
proper records to the Treasurer. He shall be an ex-officio
member of the Board of Directors.
The Treasurer shall accept and keep a record of all monies
turned over to him by the Secretary. He shall pay all
outstanding accounts and itemized bills authorized by the Board
of Directors. He shall be prepared to report on the financial
state of the club at any called meeting.
The Board of Directors shall carry out the decisions of the club
and transact all necessary business for the welfare of the
club. This board shall appoint a sweepstakes secretary.
Committees of this club shall consist of: Membership Committee,
Discipline Committee and Show Committee.
The Membership committee shall review all membership
applications and report to the Secretary their acceptance or
The Discipline Committee shall review all charges of misconduct
and report their decision to the Board of Directors.
The Show committee shall be responsible for all shows conducted
by this club. All business relative to the rules, regulations,
awards, places, time, dates, ect. shall be the responsibility of
The Membership Committee, Discipline committee, and Show
committee shall consist of three members, one of which must be
on the Board of Directors.
Other committees of a temporary nature may be appointed or
elected as they are needed by the club.
Annual membership fees shall be four dollars for single and
seven dollars for husband and wife combination. Members who do
not renew within fifteen days after expiration date on their
card shall be dropped and continuous membership will cease.
Long term membership may be acquired at sixteen dollars for five
years single and twenty eight dollars for five years husband and
Youth may become members of this club for one dollar per year,
provided they have not reached their eighteenth birthday with
all rights and privileges except voting. Upon their eighteenth
birthday they must purchase adult membership in order to remain
Election of Officers
President, Vice-President and two directors shall be elected at
the first scheduled club meeting in even years and the
Secretary-Treasurer and three directors shall be elected at the
first scheduled club meeting in odd years.
This constitution may be amended only by a two thirds majority
vote at a regularly scheduled meeting with at least twenty five
per cent of the membership present. The membership must be
informed in writing of the proposed change at least thirty days
before such meeting.