BYLAWS OF NORCAL DEAF DISC GOLF CLUB
1.1 PURPOSE. The purpose for which the Club is formed is the promotion and governance of the sport of disc golf. In particular, the purposes of the Corporation include:
1.1.1 to promote the development of disc golf as a means of healthful recreation and physical fitness;
1.1.2 to establish and maintain rules of play and high standards of professionalism, amateurism and good sportsmanship;
1.1.3 to foster national and international professional and amateur disc golf tournaments and competitions;
1.1.4 to communicate event results, opinions and other information beneficial to the sport via electronic and printed media; and
1.1.5 to achieve standardization in the Rules of Play, equipment used for play, tournament formats and all other aspects of the sport of disc golf.
2.1 MEMBERSHIP. The Officers may in its discretion establish categories of membership and may elect or appoint persons to membership status. The Board may, in its discretion, issue certificates of membership to those persons elected or appointed to membership status.
2.2 RIGHTS OF MEMBERS. Members shall not have any proprietary interest in the Club, and shall not be entitled to share in the distribution of the corporate assets upon the dissolution of the Club except as may be otherwise provided in the Articles of Incorporation. Members may render such services on behalf of or for the Club as the Officers may determine.
2.3 CLASSES OF MEMBERSHIP. The current classes of membership shall be Active, Non-Active, Supporting and Honorary. These classes are distinct from the classification of players as established in the Rules of Play.
2.3.1 Active members shall have the right to vote and hold office, receive a membership package and official NorCalDDGC communications, earn points in NorCalDDGC sanctioned events, obtain a player rating, qualify for and participate in championship events, become Certified Officials and Tournament Directors, provide comments to NorCalDDGC committees, and such other privileges and may be established by the Board of Directors from time to time. All Active members must meet all requirements of Active membership as established in these Bylaws and by the Board of Directors from time to time.
2.3.2 Non-Active members are past Active members who choose not to meet the obligations of Active or Supporting membership.
2.3.3 Supporting members are individuals who are interested in disc golf who agree to uphold and comply with the requirements of Supporting membership as established by the Officers from time to time.
2.3.4 Honorary members are individuals selected to receive membership as a gesture of goodwill by the NorCalDDGC Officers. Honorary members shall have no dues requirements, and shall have all of the rights and privileges of Active members, with the exception of the right to hold office.
2.4 DISCRIMINATION PROHIBITED. Membership and all rights of participation in the NorCalDDGC, including all tournaments and other events conducted or sanctioned by the Corporation, shall be open to everyone without regard to race, age, creed, sexual orientation, color, national origin or gender. Nonetheless, participation in divisions of tournaments or other events may be restricted on the basis of gender, age or ability.
3.1 NUMBER. The officers of the Corporation shall be a President, a Vice President, a Treasurer, a Secretary and such other officers as may be elected in accordance with the provisions of this Article. The Officers, by resolution, may create the offices of one or more, all of whom shall be elected by the Club members. Any two or more offices may simultaneously be held by the same person.
3.2 ELECTION AND TERM OF OFFICE. The officers of the Club, including the Club’s President, shall be elected by the Club members at a regular annual general meeting, for a term as specified by the Officers, which may include successive terms. If the election of officers shall not be held at such meeting, such election shall be held as soon thereafter as conveniently may be. Vacancies may be filled or new offices created and filled at any meeting of the Officers. Each officer shall hold office until his successor shall have been duly elected and shall have qualified or until his death or until he shall resign or shall have been removed in the manner hereinafter provided.
3.3 REMOVAL. Any officer or agent elected or appointed by the Club members may be removed by the Officers whenever in its judgment the best interests of the Club would be served thereby, but such removal shall be without prejudice to the contract rights, if any, of the person so removed.
3.4 VACANCIES. A vacancy in any office because of death, resignation, removal, disqualification or otherwise, may be filled by the Officers for the unexpired portion of the term.
3.5 President. The President shall act as the NorCalDDGC Commissioner and shall be the principal executive officer of the Club. The President shall in general supervise and control all of the business and affairs of the Club, and shall preside at all meetings.
3.6 Vice President. In the absence of the President or in the event of his or her inability or refusal to act, the Vice President shall perform the duties of the President, and when so acting, shall have all the powers of and be subject to all the restrictions upon the President. Vice President shall perform such duties as from time to time may be assigned to him or her by the President.
3.7 THE TREASURER. The Treasurer: (a) have charge and custody of and be responsible for all funds of the Club from any source whatsoever, and deposit all such monies in the name of the Club in such banks, trust companies or other depositories as shall be selected in accordance with the provisions of Article IV of these Bylaws; and, (b) in general perform all duties incident to the office of Treasurer and such other duties as from time to time may be assigned to him or her by the President.
3.8 THE SECRETARY. The Secretary shall: (a) keep the Minutes of the Annual General and Officers meetings in one or more books provided for that purpose; (b) see that all notices are duly given in accordance with the provisions of these Bylaws or as required by law; (c) be custodian of the corporate records; and, (d) in general perform all duties incident to the office of Secretary and such other duties as from time to time may be assigned to him or her by the President.
3.9 THE LEAGUE DIRECTOR. The League Coordinator will be responsible for running NorCalDDGC Bag Tags, Leagues and Tournament and keep scores of all results and share with the members. The League Coordinator will ensure that members will play in accord of rules of Disc Golf.
3.10 MEDIA DIRECTOR. The Media Director will overlook the Social Media; Website, Facebook, and Instagram, for the club by keeping update the pictures, video, comments and information of all NorCal DDGC event to Social Media.
CONTRACTS, LOANS, CHECKS AND DEPOSITS
4.1 CONTRACTS. The members may authorize any officer or officers to enter into any contract or execute and deliver any instrument in the name of and on behalf of the Club and such authority may be general or confined to specific instances.
4.2 LOANS. No loans shall be contracted on behalf of the Club and no evidences of indebtedness shall be issued in its name unless authorized by a resolution of the Club. Such authority may be general or confined to specific instances.
4.3 CHECKS, DRAFTS, ETC. All checks, drafts or other orders for the payment of money, notes or other evidences of indebtedness issued in the name of the Club, shall be signed by such officer or officers of the Club and in such manner as shall from time to time be determined by resolution of the Club.
4.4 DEPOSITS. All funds of the Club not otherwise employed shall be deposited from time to time to the credit of the Club in such banks, trust companies or other depositories as the Officers may select.
5.1 Fiscal Year. The fiscal year of the Club shall commence on February 1 of each year and end on January 30.
5.2 Fiscal Agency. DEAF COUNSELING ADVOCACY & REFERRAL AGENCY will be our Fiscal Agency- indefinitely.
PROHIBITION AGAINST SHARING IN CLUB EARNINGS
8.1 No member, director, officer, employee, committee member, or person connected with the Club, or any other private individual shall receive at any time any of the net earnings or pecuniary profit from the operations of the Club, provided that this shall not prevent the payment to any such person of such reasonable compensation for services rendered to or for the Club in effecting any of its purposes as shall be fixed by the Officers; and no such person or persons shall be entitled to share in the distribution of any of the club assets upon the dissolution of the Club.
8.2 Any and all members of the Club shall be deemed to have expressly consented and agreed that upon such dissolution or winding up of the affairs of the Club, whether voluntary or involuntary, the assets of the Club, after all debts have been satisfied, then remaining in the hands of the Officers shall be distributed, transferred, conveyed, delivered, and paid over, in such amounts as the Officers may determine or as may be determined by a court of competent jurisdiction upon application of the Officers, exclusively for the purposes of the Corporation or to such organization or organizations which would then qualify under the provisions of Section 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(6) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.
WAIVER OF NOTICE
9.1 Waiver of Notice. Whenever any notice whatever is required to be given under the provisions of these Bylaws or under the provisions of the Articles of Incorporation or under the provisions of the law under which this Club is organized, waiver thereof in writing, signed by the person or persons entitled to such notice, whether before or after the time stated therein, shall be deemed equivalent to the giving of such notice.
10.1 Amendments These Bylaws or the Articles of Incorporation may be altered, amended or repealed and new Bylaws may be adopted at any annual or special meeting of the Officers at which a quorum is present, if at least five (5) days’ written notice is given of intention to alter, amend or repeal or to adopt new bylaws at such meeting. In addition, the Officers shall cause a vote of the members to be held with regard to any alteration, amendment or repeal of these Bylaws or the Articles of Incorporation upon the written petition of not less than ten percent (10%) of the Active members calling for such vote. In the event of a vote of the members regarding the Bylaws or Articles, the proposed change shall be approved upon the affirmative vote of not less than sixty-six percent (66%) of participating voting members.