The bylaws (or "by-laws") templates available here are general frameworks to help guide in the establishment or revision of Coast Guard Spouse Club bylaws. These guidelines were thoughtfully composed and commonly suit the group sizes they are designated for, but perhaps not in every case. When selecting a version to adopt for your club, please carefully examine the differences outlined in each, and consider which model best suits your organization's needs.
Minor modifications will certainly be required to prepare any of these bylaws templates for use, and future revisions may be necessary as clubs evolve. Once a set of new or revised bylaws is decided upon, please submit them to the National Council for review.
Bylaws Template: Small Clubs
Here are some examples of bylaws that have been modified to suit individual club environments. We hope comparing these to the templates above will inspire some thoughts on how to make adjustments that reflect your club's needs. Club functions and activities also impact these regulations, so please be aware that membership size is NOT the only characteristic that shapes the bylaws!