We are a 100% volunteer organization that has been around since 1973. Our goals are to keep this Club serving the
communities of Cumberland and North Yarmouth. Our intent is to allow access to snowmobile trails through properly
signing trails and continued outreach to local landowners. (We have no affiliation to any ATV Club.) We are
always looking for new Members to assist with the work that needs to be done each year to prepare the trails.
It takes a couple months of work to be able to snowmobile in our region (in a good year) six to ten weeks or so. We have about a half dozen very active members and about a dozen members who participate with bi-monthly meetings. (Meetings at Toddy Brook Golf Course, every 1st and 3rd Wednesday at 7pm.)
ARTICLE I – Name and purposes
Section 1. The name of this Club shall be the Cumberland-North Yarmouth Moonlite Sno-Skimmers which was created in 1973.
Section 2. The purpose of the Club shall be:
a) To promote interest and goodwill for the sport of snowmobiling
b) Safety in operation of snowmobiles and assistance to lost or stranded persons
c) Family and social activities
d) To protect the natural resources and be stewards of the lands
e) To give assistance to property owners to maintain and protect private property
With these purposes in mind, we hereby submit the following By-Laws:
Article II – Membership
Section 1. Applications for membership shall be made in writing to the Treasurer of the Club on the appropriate form(s) and shall be accompanied by the current applicable yearly membership fee of $33 Family or $43 Business. The applicant hereby and thereby agrees to abide by the By-Laws set by the Club.
Section 2. Active membership is available to persons eighteen (18) years and over, including their spouse and any unmarried immediate family living in the same residence.
Section 3. Dues are payable with the membership application to this Club. Membership renewal dues are payable on the first October meeting of each year.
Section 4. The fiscal year of the organization will commence March 1st and will end on
the 28th day of February.
Article III – Government
Section 1. The Club shall be governed by elected Officers: President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Trailmaster and Four (4) Directors; all of which are to be known as the Board of Directors (see attached), in any case if more Officer positons are in place, the total for the Board of Directors needs to be an odd number, divisible by 2/3rds.
Section 2. No officer noted above may hold more than one voting Office position in the same year.
Section 3. Board meetings may be called at the discretion of the President. Five (5) Board Members must be present to form a quorum.
Article III – Government (cont.)
Section 5. Nominations of active members for the next year’s Officers will be made during the first meeting in February with the floor open to nominations at that meeting.
Section 6. Election of Officers for the next season will be held at the first meeting in March. Members present must be at least eighteen (18) years of age to vote. A two-thirds (2/3) of Members present, including any absentee ballots, shall suffice to render a decision.
Section 7. A checking account will be established and maintained. Either the Treasurer or the President shall have the authority to sign checks with approval from two-thirds (2/3) of Members present for amounts over $100.
Article IV – Meetings
Section 1. Meetings will be held twice monthly on the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, by the current membership during the months of October through March. Possible “spill over” meetings may occur in April, if conditions warrant.
Article V – Organized trail riding
Section 1. All Members are required to abide by all state snowmobiling rules and regulations.
Section 2. The Trailmaster, Activities Director, or their agent will be in full charge of all organized group trail rides.
Article VI – Termination
Section 1. In the event of termination of the Moonlite Sno-Skimmers, any and all monies remaining after the current debts are paid will be donated to charitable non-profit organization(s) in the town(s) of Cumberland and/or North Yarmouth, as designated by the current Board of Directors.
Article VII – Amendments to By-Laws
Section 1. A proposed amendment may be submitted to the Board of Directors by a petition in writing from no less than five (5) Members of the organization, or may be proposed by action of the Board of Directors.
Section 2. A proposed amendment(s) shall be submitted and read at least one (1) meeting before the meeting at which it is to be considered.
Section 3. The By-Laws may be amended at a regular meeting by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the Members present.