Mission Statement

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Mission Statement
The Vintage Kart Club of America (VKCA) was formed by a group of vintage kart enthusiasts interested in promoting and preserving the appreciation, recognition and restoration of vintage karts manufactured in the era from 1956 through 1975. VKCA is a club where all like-minded vintage karters can meet, exchange ideas, and enjoy the sport with kart shows, swap meets, and on-track demonstrations.

Structure
The VKCA has been formed as a non-profit corporation. The leadership of the club is a board of directors comprised of the following member elected officers; President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary and Membership Director. There will be a variety of appointed board advisors that will not have voting privileges.

The five officers will serve a term of two years, with election dates staggered as follows:  VP, Secretary and Membership Director positions up for election in odd years, President and Treasurer positions will be up for election in even years. Member elections will be held annually to vote in the officers that are up for election in that year. The advisors shall be appointed by the Board and serve a term of one year.

Philosophy
The rules for this club have been formed for simplicity and enjoyment of the participant. Vintage kart track demonstrations are not intended to be a form of all-out competitive racing, but a means of celebrating the racing heritage of the karts while minimizing the risk to both karts and drivers.

The club intends to promote interest and activities for vintage karts by providing on and off-track events, open communication through regular newsletters and board participation in Web site forums, awards for member achievements( other than track performance), plus incentives and support for promoters to ensure their events will run smoothly and with the best opportunity to be financially viable.

VKCA events are for production race karts maintained as nearly as possible to their original specification for their era, and to be demonstrated in a sportsmanlike manner. VKCA demonstrations provide a margin which accepts the irreplaceable nature of a piece of racing history as taking precedence over the driverís need to win. Flagged heat races at (some) events, provide that competitive track time needed for some drivers. Driving manners and respect for othersí safety and equipment is paramount! Cooperation between fast and not-so-fast is mandatory. The veteran respects the beginnerís right to the track, and the beginner respects the veteranís right to motor to the extent of his ability and good judgment. The participant, whose only purpose is winning, has no place at VKCA events.

By Laws
The following by laws are provided to establish a process which the board is required to follow. These by laws are procedures to insure consistent administration of the club Mission Statement and other administrative procedures in lieu of ďMinuteĒ actions. Minute actions act on issues such as adoption of an event fee, formal adoption of an event schedule, safety procedures and so on. 

The following by laws have been approved by the VKCA Board: 

     1. In the event that a board position becomes vacant and an existing board member assumes those duties and responsibilities, that board member is limited to one vote for the purpose of conducting board business. (September, 2017) 

    2. In the event that a board member resigns or cannot actively serve, the remaining board members may appoint a replacement to the remaining term of that position. Should a position not be filled by an election, the board may appoint an individual to the unfilled position. (September, 2017) 

    3. An amendment to the Mission Statement shall be presented to the membership by means of a formal ballot and shall be approved by 60 percent of the membership who vote on the measure. (September, 2017)