Belegarth Bylaws


Mission Statement

It is the mission of BMCS to create a safe, fun, inclusive, and friendly environment in which participants may engage in medieval-fantasy activities, especially simulated combat with sports equipment and the pursuit, study, and appreciation of related arts and sciences. BMCS shall promote artistry, study, and appreciation in pre-1600's cultures as well as in the medieval fantasy genres.

Article 1: Name; Purpose

The name of this organization shall be Belegarth Medieval Combat Society. It will be henceforth referred to as BMCS. The purpose of BMCS shall be to educate members about the medieval arts and sciences, fantasy lore, and the safe practice of simulated medieval martial arts, and for any other related exempt purpose the organization later decides to engage in. BMCS shall only conduct activities that fulfill an exempt purpose as defined by Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, as may be amended from time to time. No part of the net earnings shall inure to the benefit of or be distributable to any director, officer, member or other private person, except that the BMCS shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered and to make payments and distributions in furtherance of the exempt purposes as set forth in the Articles of Incorporation of the Organization, its Conflict of Interest Policy, and these Bylaws.

Article 2: Objectives

Article 3: Recognition

Article 4: Membership

Article 5: Dues

Article 6: Officers and Their Duties

Article 7: Installation and Removal of an individual from a National Office

Article 8: Meetings

Article 9: Referendum or Vote

Article 10: Online Voting Rules

Article 11: Finances

Article 12: Amendments

Article 13: Code Of Ethical Guidelines

Article 14: Policy of Non-Discrimination

Article 15: Realms

Article 16: Directors