CATTLE FEEDERS COUNCIL
name shall be South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association (SDCA) Cattle
Feeders Council serving as Cattle Feeders Council to South Dakota
Cattlemen’s Association. Hereafter referred to as “Council”.
The Council shall consist of:
1. PRODUCER MEMBERS
a. Any member actively engaged in the production aspect of the cattle feeding industry.
b. Voting memberships: producer member’s dues shall be SDCA dues plus
one time yard 10 capacity x $.25 = minimum $185 / maximum $2500. shall
be $100/year or $270/three years, and shall be paid to the SDCA.
2. ASSOCIATE MEMBERS
a. Associate members shall consist of any individual or group who
wishes to contribute materially or financially or participate in the
activities of the SDCA via the Council and who are interested in the
development and betterment of the cattle feeding industry in South
Dakota. They will not be eligible for a voting membership.
b. Associate memberships: associate member’s dues shall be SDCA dues
plus $125 per Cattle Feeders Council associate member.
The purpose of the Council shall be:
1. To promote and support policies to maintain and/or increase the cattle feeding in the state.
2. To provide a representative voice on issues facing the cattle
feeding industry within the state, nationally, and internationally.
3. To assist in the planning and promotion of educational activities, seminars, and other related projects.
4. To assist and promote tours and cattle feeding projects, which serve to promote the cattle feeding industry.
5. To be available in an advisory capacity to any South Dakota youth group or state institution in regard to the cattle feeding industry projects and activities.
6. Do all things with the framework
of the law to improve the cattle feeding industry in South Dakota, the
nation, and the world.
1. The annual meeting of the voting Council members and associate
members shall be held during the SDCA annual meeting. Not less than
days before the date of such annual meeting, the Secretary advise each
member in writing of the hour and place of the annual meeting.
2. Conference calls and/or electronic meetings shall constitute a
meeting provided the other specifications are met. The mid-year meeting
of the voting members of the Council and associate members shall be
held in conjunction with DakotaFest every year.
meetings of the voting members of the Council may be agreed upon at any
time or called by the President. Notice of such special meeting shall
be sent not less than ten (10) days prior to such meeting, directed to
everyone, stating the date, place of such meeting, and the business to
a. Any member may bring a guest to any
meeting of the Council, but a guest or associate member shall not take
part in any discussion at such meetings unless permission first is
granted by a majority of the voting members.
4. A quorum shall constitute at least 10% of the voting members of the Council with 51% required to pass business.
officer or director of the Council shall be liable to any member or
associate member of the Council for any action taken or neglected or
refused to be taken by him/her as a director or officer with respect to
any matter within the scope of his/her official duty, except such act of
neglect or failure to act as shall constitute gross misconduct in the
performance of his/her duties as a director or officer. Each director
and officer of the Council shall be indemnified by the Council against
all costs and expenses, including Council fees, actually necessarily
incurred by or imposed upon him/her in connection with the defense of
any action, suit or proceeding to which he/she shall be made a part by
reason of his/her being or having been a director or officer of the
Council, whether or not he/she continues to be a director or officer at
the time of incurring such costs and expenses, except in relation to
any matter as to which he/she shall be judged in such action, suit, or
proceeding, without such judgement being reversed to have been liable
for gross misconduct in the performance of his/her duties as such
director or officer. In the event of the settlement of such action,
suit or proceeding prior to final judgement, the Council shall also
make reimbursement or payment of the costs, expenses, and amounts paid
or to be paid in settling any such action, suit or proceeding, when
such settlement appears to be in the interest of the Council in the
opinion of the majority of the directors who are not involved, or if all
are involved, in the opinion of counsel for the Council.
The Council’s Board of Director’s shall consist of:
1. DIRECTORS: The state of South Dakota shall be divided into 4
districts. Each district will have 1 director (map attached).
a. A director shall represent the cattle feeders from the district where he/she is from.
b. Each director may appoint a substitute director by notifying the Council President, before the meeting.
c. Directors will serve 3-year terms with no more than 2 consecutive terms being served.
2.1. OFFICERS: The officers of this organization shall be President, Vice President, and 80 Secretary/Treasurer.
a. The elective President, Vice President, and Secretary/Treasurer, shall be elected annually by the voting members. Each officer may hold office for one year, no more than two consecutive terms. Reimbursement for Council expenses requires the Council’s prior approval.
b. Any vacancy of any office because of death, resignation, removal,
disqualification, or otherwise, may be filled by a majority vote of the
voting members for the unexpired portion of the term at any of its
c. The President shall preside at all meetings of
the Council and shall perform such other duties as may be assigned to
him/her by a majority of the voting members. The President shall have
the right to vote on all matters coming before the meeting.
d. In absence of the President, and in case of inability to act or his/her refusal to act, the Vice President shall perform all the duties of the President, and when so acting shall have the powers of and be subject to all the restrictions imposed upon the President. The Vice President shall perform such other duties as from time to time may be assigned to him/her by the President of by a majority of the voting members.
e. The Secretary shall be custodian of the records and shall keep a
roll of the members and attend to the giving and serving of notices to
members and of meetings of the membership. He/she shall perform such
other duties as are usually pertinent to this office, or as may be
required of him/her by the directors. He/she may, with the approval of
the majority of the directors, delegate to an assistant all or any part
of the duties herein assigned to him/her.
f. The Treasurer shall account and oversee the transactions of his/her office annually or at any time upon the request of the majority of the voting directors. It shall be the duty of the Treasurer to oversee to the following:
i. All bills will be paid by check. ii. Receive from a designated depository bank all membership fees and disperse the funds of the Council.
Annually prepare a draft of the budget or estimate containing the
anticipated income and expenditures incident to the affairs of the
Council for the coming year. iv. Have accounts audited periodically by the Council.
Make a report of the financial condition of the Council at the annual
meeting of members and shall, from time to time, make such additional
reports as may be required by a majority of the voting members.
In general, perform all duties incident to the office of Treasurer and
such other duties as, from time to time may be assigned to him/her by
the President or by a majority of the voting members.
vii. The treasurer may delegate to an assistant all or any part of the duties herein assigned to him/her.
PARTNERSHIP WITH THE SOUTH DAKOTA CATTLEMEN’S ASSOCIATION:
The Cattle Feeders Council will select 2 members from the Cattle Feeders Council to serve on the Board of Directors of the South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association (SDCA).
RULES OF ORDER:
The rules of parliamentary procedure as laid down in Robert’s Rules of
Order shall govern all meetings of the Council, when not in conflict
with the bylaws.
The bylaws may be amended, repealed, or altered in whole or in part by two-thirds of the vote of the voting members at any legally constituted membership meeting; provided that a copy of the proposed bylaws have been sent with the notice of the meeting.
Re-typed and updated formatting 8/15/2019