Black Fly Scullers
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Danville, Vermont 05828
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"We're on a mission from God."
- Elwood Blues, The Blues Brothers, 1980
 
Constitution of the Black Fly Scullers
Preamble
We, the Black Fly Scullers, in order to form a more perfect regatta, to establish sportsmanship and ensure esprit de corps, to provide for the preservation of aesthetic sculling, promote equal and open access to sculling, and secure the transcendental enjoyment of sculling, to ourselves and our posterity do ordain and establish this Constitution of the Black Fly Scullers.
Article I
Section 1
All legislative and munificent powers shall be vested in the Black Fly Parliament.
Section 2
All members of the Black Fly Parliament shall be members of the Black Fly Scullers.
Section 3
The maximum number of members of the Black Fly Parliament shall be nine, minimum shall be three. Two is right out.
Section 4
The initial members of the Black Fly Parliament shall answer correctly three questions asked by the Constitutional Monarch.
Section 5
Subsequent members of the Black Fly Parliament shall be appointed by the initial members of the Black Fly Parliament by answering correctly three questions asked by the initial Black Fly Parliament.
Section 6
Members of the Black Fly Parliament shall serve for a term of two years.
Section 7
The time, place, manner and agenda of the meetings of the Black Fly Parliament shall be as the majority of the Black Fly Parliament shall, from time to time, adopt and memorialize in the minutes of its meetings.
Article II
Section 1
All executive powers shall be vested in the Constitutional Monarch who shall serve for the term of his or her natural life.
Section 2
The Constitutional Monarch shall be the Prime Musca of the Black Fly Parliament and shall preside over all meetings of the Black Fly Parliament.
Section 3
The Constitutional Monarch shall nominate a Vice Monarch who shall be approved by the majority of the Black Fly Parliament. The Vice Monarch shall serve for as long as the Constitutional Monarch serves. The Vice Monarch shall be the Vice Musca of the Black Fly Parliament and shall act as Prime Musca of the Black Fly Parliament in the absence of the Constitutional Monarch.
Section 4
The Guardian of the Coin shall be appointed by a majority of the Black Fly Parliament. The Guardian shall account for all coin at such times and in such manner as the Black Fly Parliament shall direct.
Section 5
The Scribe shall be appointed by a majority of the Black Fly Parliament and shall fastidiously and creatively transcribe the minutes (goings-on) of the Black Fly Parliament.
Section 6
The Constitutional Monarch shall annually provide a report on the State of the Black Fly Scullers soon after the annual Inaugural Black Fly Regatta.
Article III
Section 1
All judicial authority shall be vested in the Supreme Swarm.
Section 2
Members of the Supreme Swarm shall be appointed by the Constitutional Monarch with the advice and consent of the Black Fly Parliament. There shall be not more than nine nor less than three members of the Supreme Swarm. The term of any member of the Supreme Swarm shall be for life.
Section 3
All members of the Supreme Swarm shall be members of the Black Fly Scullers.
Section 4
The time, place and manner of proceedings before the Supreme Swarm shall be determined by the Supreme Swarm.
Article IV
Section 1
The Black Fly Scullers shall give full faith and credit to all organizations and entities that promote the ideals of the Black Fly Scullers set forth in the Preamble to this Constitution.
Section 2
The Constitutional Monarch may, from time to time, appoint an emissary to promote the goodwill of the Black Fly Scullers.
Article V
Section 1
This Constitution may be amended on the adoption of the Articles of Amendment by two thirds majority of the Black Fly Parliament and three fourths majority of the members of the Black Fly Scullers.
Section 2
This Constitution shall be ratified by a unanimous vote of the initial Black Fly Parliament.
 
 
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