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Don E Davis Squadron

Marine Corps Aviation Association

2019 BY-LAWS

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DONALD E. DAVIS SQUADRON

OF THE

MARINE CORPS AVIATION ASSOCIATION

Article I

NAME

Section 1.  The name of this Squadron shall be the

DONALD E. DAVIS

Squadron of the Marine Corps Aviation Association, and shall be (a non-profit, unchartered association) (non-profit, non-stock, membership corporation) (optional).

Article II

PURPOSE

Section 1. To honor all those who have served or are serving in Marine Aviation and to perpetuate the spirit of comradeship traditional among those who have served in Marine Aviation.

Section 2. To foster and encourage interest in Marine Corps Aviation.

Section 3. To recognize and reward meritorious and professional achievement in performing the missions and tasks of Marine Aviation.  

Section 4. To actively seek means of preserving and furthering the unique roll of Marine Aviation in the National Defense policy of the United States.

Article III

POLICY

Section 1. This Squadron shall be strictly non-partisan and neither its name, nor its influence shall ever be used, directly or indirectly in connection with party politics or any form of political action.

Article IV

MEMBERSHIP

Section 1. Regular Members: Marines and other members or former members of the Armed forces who have served with Marine Corps aviation units, and whose entire character of service has been honorable.

Section 2. Honorary Members: Any person who has made a significant contribution to Marine Corps Aviation and who has been designated an Honorary Member of the Marine Corps Aviation Association at its annual reunion or at one of its regularly scheduled business meetings in accordance with its national by-laws.  Honorary members shall have all the rights and privileges of other members, except that they shall not be entitled to vote nor to hold office.

Section 3. Associate Members: Any person who has expressed an interest in Marine Corps aviation and the goals of this organization.  Associate members shall have the rights and privileges of regular members except that they shall not be eligible to hold office.

Section 4. MCAA HQ requires that squadron officers, and/or at least 15% of its overall member maintain membership at the MCAA National level.  Addendum 3 reflects those squadron members that are members in good standing with MCAA National.

Article V

ORGANIZATION

Section 1. Squadron Headquarters: Squadron headquarters shall be located in the State of North Carolina.

Section 2. Officers: Elected officers of this squadron shall be:

Commander – Limited to 3 consecutive terms of one year each

Executive Officer – Same as Commander, but on a different annual cycle

Adjutant-Treasurer – No limit

Editor/Newsletter – No limit

            Social Director – No limit

a. Officers shall serve a term beginning on the 1st day of November of each year and until their successors are elected.  All officers and directors shall serve without pay.

b. The commander shall be the chief executive officer and the chairman of the board of directors.  All officers shall fulfill duties normally pertaining to that office, or as may be assigned by the board of directors.

Section 3. Board of Directors: The elected officers shall initially comprise the board of directors, until a Board can be elected by squadron membership.

a. It is envisioned that the Board of Directors will be comprised of 3-5 members, serving a term of 3 years, beginning during the period of the squadron’s annual conference’ (date as established) business meeting.

b. The control and management of the affairs of the at-large squadron of the Marine Corps Aviation Association is vested in the Board of Directors.  The squadron commander shall be the presiding officer.  All decisions of the Board of Directors will be made by a majority vote with at least 3 of the board members being present to constitute a quorum.

Section 5. By–Laws: The Board of Directors shall prepare and approve the initial by –laws.  Thereafter, amendments thereto which may from time to time become necessary shall be submitted to the membership of the squadron by the Board of Directors for approval.

Section 6. Committees: The commander may appoint such committees as may deem appropriate, which committees shall function until relieved.

Article VI

FINANCES

Section 1. In addition to national membership fees and annual dues, dues for regular and associate members may be levied by the Board of Directors as approved by a majority vote of the Board of Directors and shall be payable to the squadron treasurer.  There shall be no dues for honorary members.

Section 2. Local squadron dues shall not exceed national dues.

Section 3. No officer shall expend funds or obligate this squadron without written authority from the Board of Directors.  In no event may any indebtedness be incurred in excess of cash assets on hand, nor may any funds be expended in violation of these by-laws.

Section 4. The Board of Directors shall insure that all records, accounts and funds are audited annually.

Article VII

ELECTIONS

Section 1. Officers and Directors shall be elected by a majority vote of the members present at the annual business meeting of this squadron, to take office one month following the election.

Section 2. Vacancies in any office may be filled by the majority vote of the Board of Directors, said election to be for the unexpired term of the office.

Article VIII

COMMITTEES

Section 1. Committee formation: The board may create committees as needed, such as fundraising, recruitment and retention, public relations, data collection, etc.  The officers and board chair make recommendations for establishment and appointment of all committee chairs.  Members of established committees are outline in Addendum 2.

Article IX

ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING

Section 1. There shall be an annual business meeting during the month of September or October, or unless otherwise rescheduled.  Location will be determined by the Board of Directors and officers.

Section 2. The squadron will hold three (3) business meetings per year, including the annual event.

Article X

SEAL AND INSIGNIA

Section 1. The Seal and Insignia of the at-large squadron will be those adopted by the Marine Corps Aviation Association, with appropriate local additions.

Article XI

AWARDS

Section 1. The recognition of outstanding contributions of Marine Aviation is a significant and continuing function of this Association.  This squadron will aid and participate in all awards bestowed by the National Association and may make such local awards as are appropriate.  Any award thus bestowed will be presented at the annual meeting or as determined by the Board of Directors.  

Article XII

PUBLICATIONS

Section 1. The squadron will publish a minimum of two (2) newsletters per year with copies sent to National Headquarters.

Article XIII

DISSOLUTION

Section 1. The dissolution of the squadron may be accomplished by unanimous vote of the members.  Any may make a motion to dissolve the Organization.

Section 2. In the event the squadron is dissolved, all assets owned by the Squadron and funds shall be remitted to National Association.

Article XIV

REMOVAL AND RESIGNATION

Section 1. Any Squadron Officer may be removed, either with or without cause, by a majority of the members voting at any squadron meeting.

Section 2. Regular members may be terminated by a majority of the Board of Directors.

Section 3. Officers, directors and members may resign at any time.

Article XV

RECORDS

Section 1. All records, rosters minutes of the meetings, copies of newsletters, correspondence and transactions shall be kept by the Adjutant.  

Article XVI

AMMENDMENTS

Section 1. These by-laws may be amended when necessary by majority of the board of directors. Proposed amendments must be submitted to the Adjutant/Treasurer to be sent out with regular board announcements.

CERTIFICATION

These bylaws were approved at a business meeting of officers and the board of directors by a majority vote on 17 March, 2018.

s/Kevin McCutcheon, Colonel, USMC (ret)       17 Feb 2019

Executive Officer                                                                                                  Date

 

 

 

ADDENDUM 1

DONALD E. DAVIS SQUADRON

OF THE

MARINE CORPS AVIATION ASSOCIATION


A

2019 SLATE OF OFFICERS

Commanding Officer – Col Laura Sampsel, USMC (Ret) 808-375-4172

laura.sampsel.ctr@sofsa.mil

Executive Officer – Col Kevin McCutcheon, USMC (Ret) 828-443-1560

kevinmccutcheon76@gmail.com

Adjutant – Col Pierre Garant, USMC (Ret) 203-583-7909

Pcgarant@yahoo.com

Treasurers – Capt Jim Rodgers, USMC (Ret) 229-296-5620

rodgers72oki@gmail.com

CWO-3 Gale Rodgers, USMC (Ret) 229-296-5420

rodgers77oki@yahoo.com

Communications Officer – MGySgt Robert McCutcheon, USMC (Ret) 904-404-6863
mguns@me.com

Board of Directors

Past Commander – Col Donald E. Davis, USMC (Ret) 252-241-1835

grey.eagle95@gmail.com

Col Rick Owen, USMC (Ret)

rjowen1971@embarqmail.com

MSgt Otis Deloach, USMC (Ret), 301-247-2993

topotis@md.metrocast.net

Mr. Wayne Miller, 973-441-3636

millerwayne559@gmail.com

 

 

 

ADDENDUM 2

DONALD E. DAVIS SQUADRON

OF THE

MARINE CORPS AVIATION ASSOCIATION


A

2017 STANDING COMMITTEES

Recruitment and Retention

Executive Officer – Col Kevin McCutcheon, USMC (Ret) 828-443-1560

kevinmccutcheon76@gmail.com

HQMC ASL-1, Col Russell Blauw 703-693-9772

Russell.blauw@usmc.mil

East Coast Regional Lead – LtCol Bill Slack, 2nd MAW ALD

william.slack@usmc.mil

West Coast Regional Lead – LtCol Kevin Boyce, 3rd MAW ALD 619-730-8773

kevin.j.boyce@usmc.mil

MCAS New River Lead – CWO-4 Juan Beltran, USMC (Ret) 910-382-7055

juancarlosbeltran100@gmail.com

National Capital Region – Col Gil Diaz, USMC (Ret) VP Raytheon Corp.

 

Scholarship

Executive Officer – Col Kevin McCutcheon, USMC (Ret) 828-443-1560

kevinmccutcheon76@gmail.com

Col Roger Kraft, USMC (Ret) 727-631-7681

rogerkraft417@gmail.com

Col Steve Franklin, USMC (Ret)

slfranklin1@gmail.com

Col Dan Gillan, USMC (Ret) 229-894-9385

dgillan@albanyareaymca.org

MGySgt Robert McCutcheon, USMC (Ret) 904-404-6863

mguns@me.com

 

 

ADDENDUM 3

DONALD E. DAVIS SQUADRON

OF THE

MARINE CORPS AVIATION ASSOCIATION


A

SQUADRON MCAA MEMBERS IN GOOD STANDING*

Don Davis (BoD Chairman)

Kevin McCutcheon (XO)

Laura Sampsel (CO)

Robert McCutcheon (Editor/Newsletter)

Pierre Garant (Adjutant)

Otis Deloach (BoD)

Jim and Gale Rodgers (Treasurers)

Richard Owen (BoD)

Paul Cerkez

Gilda Jackson

Bill Anderson

Steve Franklin

Pierre Garrant

Carmine Borrelli

Charlie Brown

Charlie Hayes

Brian Haviland

Gil Diaz

Robert Tibbs

Dwight Counts

Tom McKay

*Squadron is comprised of several other current and non-current MCAA members.