Tripoli Vegas


24th Prefecture Of

Tripoli Vegas is a Not-For-Profit Hobby and Sport Organization

    1. The purpose of Tripoli Vegas shall be to promote advanced high-power rocketry as a hobby and sport, as follows:
    2. To organize and operate rocket launches where all members of the organization may legally pursue the hobby and sport of advanced high-power rocketry.
    3. To train all members in safety, legal activities, and technologies relating to advanced high-power rocketry.
    4. To support and assist The Tripoli Rocketry Association, Inc. with their programs, goals, and purposes of safety, technology, and regulation of advanced high-power rocketry.


    1. All voting members of Tripoli Vegas must be members of The Tripoli Rocketry Association, Inc.
    2. Membership with full privileges and responsibilities in Tripoli Vegas is open to those 18 years of age or older.
    3. Junior members can fly under the rules of the Tripoli Mentoring Program.
    4. All members of Tripoli Vegas will conduct all rocket activities in compliance with the codes, standards, and safety procedures set by the Tripoli Rocketry Association, Inc., and any agency having jurisdiction.
    5. As a volunteer organization, all Tripoli Vegas members in attendance are expected to participate in the set-up, teardown, and range duties at all Tripoli Vegas regional launches. The only exception is the club president, whose duties shall be limited to the control and administration of the regional launch. NOTE: A Tripoli Vegas member may be excused from any club activities with the pre-arrangement and approval of the club president.
    6. All Tripoli Vegas members in attendance shall participate in set-up, teardown, and range duties at all Tripoli Vegas monthly launches.
    7. A Tripoli Vegas membership may be terminated under any of the following conditions:
      1. membership with Tripoli Rocketry Association, Inc. has been revoked,
      2. conducts a gross violation of any Tripoli Rocketry Association, Inc. safety codes,
      3. conducts a violation of any Tripoli Vegas safety codes,
      4. threatens or inflicts physical violence on another member or spectator,
      5. elects non-participation in operations during Tripoli Vegas Club activities,
    8. Tripoli Vegas membership termination process:
      1. A Tripoli Vegas club officer must give the member a verbal reminder of club obligations or a verbal warning of a specific safety code violation.
      2. The Tripoli Vegas Club president will provide a written notice to the member stating all specific details of the violation of the Tripoli Vegas Club By-Laws or safety codes.
      3. A Tripoli Vegas Club officer may present a proposal for membership termination at a club meeting. This proposal is open to discussion by all members in attendance.
      4. A membership termination vote may be conducted at a club meeting.
      5. A two-thirds negative vote of members present shall constitute revocation of the notified member's Tripoli Vegas membership and loss of privileges.
    9. A terminated member can request a reinstatement of their Tripoli Vegas membership as follows:
      1. A period of one year from the date of termination must precede the terminated member's reinstatement request.
      2. The terminated member's reinstatement request may be made to any Tripoli Vegas club officer. Current Tripoli Vegas club officers will review the reinstatement request.
      3. A Tripoli Vegas club officer may present a proposal for reinstatement to the membership at a club meeting. This proposal will be open to discussion by all members in attendance.
      4. A membership reinstatement vote may be conducted at a club meeting. A two-thirds positive vote of the members present shall constitute reinstatement of Tripoli Vegas membership with full privileges. Dues for the current year and fees shall be paid prior to reinstatement.

  3. DUES and FEES

    1. All persons joining Tripoli Vegas shall pay the organization's annual dues and applicable launch fees.


    1. Tripoli Vegas club meetings shall be announced on the club's website and/or email listserver. The president may call a meeting to accommodate as many members as possible.
    2. A two-thirds vote of members present shall constitute a quorum at all club meetings.


    1. Tripoli Vegas officers shall consist of a president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, membership chairman, communications, and prefect. Any member may hold more than one office, except the office of president. If the club president is not available to conduct the duties of the office, the president's duties shall be temporarily moved to the next available senior officer.
    2. If a member serves five years, he or she is eligible for lifetime membership status with the approval of the club officers.
    3. At all times, the president shall have complete control of all club meetings. The president shall be aware of the status of all business related to Tripoli Vegas. The president shall maintain order at all club meetings and keep all discussions in line with the current topic on the club meeting floor.
    4. The vice president shall assume the president's seat at all club meetings if the president is unable to attend. Upon assuming the president's seat, the vice president shall have all the powers and responsibilities of the president.
    5. The secretary shall keep a record of all business conducted at all club meetings and shall provide the minutes of such club meetings at the next club meeting.
    6. The treasurer shall keep a record of, and control the bank account, along with all financial matters within Tripoli Vegas, and present the record to the members at each club meeting.
    7. The membership chairman shall maintain the club membership roster and perform the following:
      • collect the annual dues,
      • maintain a record of all membership expirations and inform members of their expiration,
      • provide a list of all new members to the club secretary,
      • collect all monetary funds from club dues, sales, donations, and gifts.
      • present all monetary funds and dues to the club treasurer in a timely manner.
    8. The prefect shall interact with the Tripoli Rocketry Association, Inc. as follows:
      • update local members on new or pressing news and/or progress on the national level,
      • monitor the club's compliance with all national codes and regulations related to advanced high-power rocket activities,
      • administer the proper testing related to certification of Level 1 and Level 2.
      • forward the results of testing and level certification to the Tripoli Rocketry Association.
    9. The communications officer shall maintain the club's digital communication methods, such as websites, domains, email, and conferencing systems.


    1. The election of Tripoli Vegas club officers shall take place once each year during the August club meeting.
    2. A nomination for a club officer may be made by any Tripoli Vegas Club member in good standing.
    3. The nominee for club officer must be a current member of Tripoli Vegas.
    4. A Tripoli Vegas Club member is elected to the specific office upon receiving the maximum number of votes for the office.
    5. An elected Tripoli Vegas club officer's service term will be for a period of one year, serving from August to August.
    6. There will be no service term limits for Tripoli Vegas Club-elected officers.


    1. The Tripoli Vegas By-Laws may be changed or altered only at a club meeting announcing such changes and having a quorum present. Any and all items within the Tripoli Vegas By-Laws may be changed, except Chapter VIII, DISSOLUTION.


    1. Tripoli Vegas will continue to operate as long as there are at least three members of the Tripoli Rocketry Association, Inc. interested in its continuance.
    2. In the event of dissolution, any and all funds shall be turned over to the Tripoli Rocketry Association, Inc.'s Legal Fund, and all properties shall become the property of the Tripoli Rocketry Association, Inc.

Tripoli Vegas By-Laws Ratification Date: January 11, 2024

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