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St. Louis Beard & Mustache Club

This founding document established the St Louis Beard & Mustache Club Inc. 


This club is hereby formed for the purpose of promoting 

facial hair growth, acceptance, pride, culture, and competition in the St Louis, Missouri area.

  • This club shall be democratic in nature

  • The club shall hold monthly meetings

  • The club will register with the State of Missouri, as well as local government where required and maintain official registration and good standing with the state and local government

  • The club shall be a non-profit 501(c)3 entity

  • The club shall hold an annual facial hair competition open to the public

  • This club will not discriminate membership based on political affiliation, familial status, disability, income level, employment status, gender, race, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, or organizational affiliation.

  • Any changes to the bylaws must be voted on by officers and active founding members

  • Any voting member of the club will have access to inspect the clubs’ financial reports

  • When conducting club business, official meetings will proceed using a casual parliamentary style procedure

  • Any member who has paid the annual dues and is in good standing with the club may bring a motion to the table during the regular proceedings to be seconded, then discussed, then a vote of membership taken with majority passing

  • Any member may be barred from membership and/or club activities by a unanimous vote of the officers



The club shall consist of 3 levels of membership:

  • Founding Members and Officers

    • Dedicated to being present at all possible meetings and events 

    • Requiring representing STLBMC at a minimum of ONE non-St Louis competition per year

    • Must keep dues current, even if not present for meeting

    • Volunteer efforts are required

  • Members

    • $5 to join at meeting, presented with Membership Certificate

    • $5 monthly dues

    • Must keep up attendance and dues to be eligible for voting after 3 concurrent months

    • Volunteer efforts are required

  • Supporters

    • Sponsors in the community given membership status without voting rights

    • Members that have let dues lapse more than 3 months, voting rights lost 


The club shall elected and maintain the following officer positions:

  • President

  • Vice President

  • Treasurer

  • Historian

  • Event Coordinator 

  • Recruiter

  • Sentinel


On years ending in an odd number, the following officers will be elected:

  • President

  • Treasurer

  • Recruiter


On years ending in an even number, the following officers will be elected:

  • Vice President

  • Event Coordinator

  • Historian

  • Sentinel

  • The club shall hold officer elections every year

  • Officer elections will be held by secret ballot

  • The date and location of elections will be announced a minimum of 2 months before elections take place

  • Officer term lengths will be 2 years with no limit on number of terms served

  • Any officer can be removed by majority vote of membership at normal proceedings

  • Any officer that electively shaves, and remains clean shaven, will immediately be removed from office 

  • If there is an officer vacancy for any reason between the election cycle, there will be a special election no later than the 2nd month of vacancy to take place during regular meeting proceedings


Presidents’ duties are as follows:

  • Coordinate meeting place and time

  • Preside over meetings

  • Set agenda for official meetings

  • Coordinate with the other officers and membership to uphold the mission of the club


Vice Presidents’ duties are as follows:

  • Perform the duties of the President in the Presidents’ absence

  • Maintain a strong leadership presence at meetings and events

  • Host clubs’ annual Family Dinner Charity Event in December

  • Assists the president to coordinate with officers and membership to uphold the mission of the club


Treasurers’ duties are as follows:

  • Coordinate with a certified CPA to maintain accurate financial records and file state, local, and federal tax registrations

  • Keep a record of all financial transactions including receipts and expenditures

  • Maintain a club account at a local bank or credit union

  • Coordinate and assist in all budgeting matters

Historians’ duties are as follows:

  • Keep an accurate roll of membership

  • Maintain a guestbook/meeting attendance record

  • Maintain all meeting notes with the club Google Docs drive

  • Keep an accurate, objective record of club history


Sentinels’ duties are as follows:

  • Call official meetings to order

  • Maintain security, safety, and comfort for all members and guests at club meetings and events

  • Enforce club rules


Recruiters’ duties are as follows:

  • To encourage and recruit new members, potential members, and supporters to attend meetings, join the club, retain membership, and get involved with club activities

  • Coordinate at least one official club recruitment event annually

Feel free to email the club with any questions regarding the by-laws
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