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Contact the Club

Contact the Four-in-the-Hand Club for more information about membership, upcoming events and to ask any questions you may have.

Phone: 484-832-4365
Address:
PO Box 587
Unionville Pa19375
Email: joruville@aol.com

 

1. Name. The name of the club is the “Four-in-Hand Club.”

2. Purpose. The purpose of the club is to promote driving of fours for pleasure, to preserve the historical and cultural traditions of four-in-hand driving and coaching, and to share the experience with others in the hope of focusing more interest in this great sport. The club sponsors and organizes drives and other related events.

3. Membership.

    3.1 - Membership is open to all Four-in-Hand owners, nationally and internationally. Associate membership is open to all others who support the purpose of the club. Members who cease to own a four-in-hand may continue as members subject to adhering to all other membership requirements.
    3.2 - A potential member or associate member may be proposed by an existing member and seconded by another member. Alternatively, a person interested in membership may submit a complete version of the “Statement of Interest in Membership in the Four-in-Hand Club” available on the Club’s website. Admission is subject to approval by a majority of the Executive Committee.
    3.3 - A majority of the Executive Committee may offer membership in the Club to an associate member in recognition of the associate member having made substantial contributions in support of the purpose of the club described in Paragraph 2.
    3.4 - A majority of the Executive Committee may in their absolute discretion expel from membership any member who, in its opinion, is unfit to remain a member.
    3.5 - A person ceasing to be a member forfeits all rights to the club and its fund and has no right of the return of any part of his/her annual dues payment.


4. Dues. Dues of $150.00 per year for members and $50.00 for associate members must be paid by January 1st each year or upon admission to membership.

    5.1 - The Executive Committee shall be comprised of the officers of the Club: Chairman, President and Secretary/Treasurer. In addition to the officers, other members of the Executive Committee shall be selected by the membership. The maximum number of Executive Committee members shall be nine.
    5.2 - The Chairman shall preside over Executive Committee meetings.
    5.3 - A quorum for conducting Club business at the Executive Committee shall be five (5) members of the Executive Committee.
    5.4 - The Executive Committee shall act as the planning committee and the nominating committee for the selection of new officers and Executive Committee members. The Executive Committee has responsibility for enforcing Club bylaws, rules, and regulations.
    5.5 - Terms of office for members of the Executive Committee shall be two years, and members may succeed themselves.


6. Annual Meetings. An annual meeting of members shall be held at a date and location determined by the Executive Committee, and written notice of said meeting will be sent to each Club member at least thirty (30) days in advance of the meeting date.

7. Treatment of Animals and Conduct of Members. The Club requires its membership to adhere to a common set of rules pertaining to safety, care of animals, and gentlemanly conduct.

8. Use of Club Funds. Club funds and accounts will be maintained by the Secretary/ Treasurer. The Executive Committee may spend Club funds in any way it sees fit in accordance with the objectives of the Club. Accounts shall be audited by such person(s) as the Executive Committee may decide, and a financial report shall be made to the membership at each annual meeting.

9. Dissolution. In the event of the dissolution of the club, the funds and assets of the club shall be delivered and paid over to a charitable organization agreed upon by the majority of the Executive Committee.

10. Amendments. Bylaws may be amended with the concurrence of a majority of the full membership and two thirds (2/3) of the Executive Committee.

The Club requires its membership to adhere to a common set of rules pertaining to safety, care of animals, and gentlemanly conduct.