CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS OF THE
LEONARD VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT
WHEREAS, Certain laws and regulations are necessary for the good order and well-being of all associations, in order to define duty, to establish discipline, the maintenance of harmony for the full promotion of the object for which we are associated together, do ordain and adopt the following Constitution and By-Laws for our regulation and government, and do hereby pledge ourselves to cheerfully submit to the legally expressed will of the majority, and to support our Officers in the discharge of their duties.
The name of this department shall be the Leonard Volunteer Fire Department.
The object of the department shall be the saving of lives, and the protection of property endangered by fires and other disasters, and to promote the teaching and practice of fire prevention and protection.
This department shall have two different types of officers: business meeting officers and non-business meeting officers.
Any active member in good standing with the department can serve as one business meeting officer and/or one non-business meeting officer.
The term of all officer positions shall be one calendar year beginning on January 1st and ending on December 31st.
All membership status shall be reviewed by the executive committee in January of each year.
The regular business meetings of this department shall be held on the 3rd Monday of each month at 7:30 PM throughout the year. The place of the meeting shall be selected by the Fire Chief to attract the most members.
The regular training meetings of this department shall be held on the 1st Monday of each month at 7:30 PM throughout the year. The place of the meeting shall be selected by the Fire Chief to attract the most members.
Special meetings of the members of the department for any purpose or purposes may be called at any time by the Fire Chief or the officers.
A majority of the active membership shall constitute a quorum for the conduct of the official business of the department. The act of a majority of the active membership present at a meeting at which a quorum is in attendance shall constitute the act of the department unless the act of greater number is required by law or bylaw.
Any proposed amendment to this Constitution and By-Laws shall be presented at any regular meeting by ten members filing in writing with the Secretary of the department, the amendment offered to be voted. The Secretary shall read the proposed amendment and following the second reading at the next regular meeting if such amendment receives a “two-third majority vote of a quorum of active members present”, said amendment shall become a part of the Constitution and By-Laws.
APPROVAL & AMENDMENT DATES & NOTES
1. The above Constitution and By-Laws were adopted by the members of the Leonard Volunteer Fire Department at a meeting in the City of Leonard, Texas on the 18th day of February 2019.
2. On March 15, 2021 the department voted to amend bylaws adding captains to our officers. Article 2 section 2.01 and 2.05 were amended.
Leonard, TX 75452
Non-Emergency Dispatch: 903-583-2143
City of Leonard | 111 W Collin St | Leonard, TX 75452
Emergency contact (903) 819-5849
Office Hours: 8:00 AM-4:30 PM
Closed: 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
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