Q: nonprofit club put in there bylaws preventing members of the club from doing personal business at club sponsored events
If you're asking whether this is legal, the short answer appears to be yes. Without seeing the bylaws it would be hard to give you a definite answer, but typically the bylaws and the Articles of Incorporation govern the affairs of Non-Profits unless prohibited by law.
The simple solution, I think, would be to go the events, make connections and contact people regarding your business afterwards.
Hope this helps!
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