Foster goodwill among
businessmen of Italian heritage.
Foster enjoyment and
pride in a common heritage.
Assist the younger
generation in appreciating their heritage and carrying on the traditions.
Enjoy fellowship with
no business solicitation.
Rules & Regulations
The Italian Business
Men is a non-political social club for Italian males over the age of twenty-one.
The following rules are established for the conduct of the club's operation:
A. New Members
–Before a new member nominee is considered for membership, he should attend
three consecutive meetings, be introduced to members, and most importantly, should
be an Italian-American male or related through blood. New member nominees will be instructed on the purpose of the
organization by the member who is recommending the nominee. The Board of Consigliere will vote on
new member applications.
B. Active Members -
The membership list will be periodically purged of inactive members who have
not attended any functions for a period of three years. A list of inactive
members will be maintained, but inactive members will not receive announcements
or be eligible to attend events. Current members who are non-Italian
shall remain in the club as long as they are active.
II. Board of
The club shall be
operated under the direction of the Board of Consigliere, (hereafter referred
to as the “Board” who was initially appointed by the Principal Founder and,
thereafter will be nominated by the membership of the Club. . The nominees shall be interviewed and
selected by the Board.. There shall be seven members of the Board unless voted
by the Board to increase the membership, including the President who serves one
year and who shall conduct the meetings, but only vote in the event of a tie. The President can serve consecutive
terms. All members of the Board shall serve 3-year terms. When possible,
there should be at least one member of the Board under the age of thirty-five (35)
who has demonstrated faithfulness to the Club’s purpose. The Board shall select
a President every year in April. The Board shall appoint a secretary and
treasurer. The Board will guide
the operation and activities. It shall have the authority to interpret and
enforce the Rules. The Board shall
meet at least twice annually at a time and place designated by the President..
The President may appoint a designee to act in his absence. A simple majority of
the Board shall constitute a quorum.
III. Meeting Format
for Club Meetings
6:30-7:00 Social Hour
– No seating, cash bar
7:00 Seating for
of Guests and New Members
call for all attendees (president’s discretion)
Spotlight: Sharing of Family History
The President presides and conducts the meeting. He will acknowledge members who wish to
have the floor to speak. The member who has the floor will be treated with
respect by all members and will not be interrupted until the floor is yielded
and the President recognizes another to speak.
Events such as bocce,
golf and fishing tournaments and trips to Italy, New York City, Atlantic City,
etc., special functions, and activities shall be coordinated by a designated member
for each event. Once the event is announced participation will be on a first
come first serve basis. Payment is
due in full upon sign up. Events should be published or announced
well in advance of the event.
A member of the Board
shall be designated by the President to coordinate dinners and establish locations
and prices in advance.
The seal shown below
shall be the official seal of the club. It represents the cultural heritage of
Italia and the migration and allegiance to the United States with the underlying
motto of amicizia or friendship.
These Rules may be
modified from time to time by a 2/3 vote of the Board of Consigliere.
Revised January 12, 2018
Board Approved January 23, 2018