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 Constitution and By Laws
I. Name

This association shall be called the Rocket Basketball Club (RBC).

II. Purpose

The purpose for which the RBC was formed, is to foster, encourage and promote the playing of the sport of basketball for the children and families of the residents of the Cedar Grove - Belgium school district. This will be done through various means in order to develop and promote the qualities of physical fitness, competitive spirit, team play, school loyalty and good sportsmanship. This organization was formed in order to develop stronger basketball programs at our school. Also this organization will act as a supporting role for those participating; both students and coaches or those in other capacities; and to foster and promote understanding in the fundamentals and the fine points of basketball.

III. Membership

Membership in this club shall be limited to those residents of the Cedar Grove - Belgium school district; or those administrators, players, or coaches as specifically approved for membership by the RBC Board.

Voting Members

Members of the RBC Board shall have voting rights, during their term of service.

Non-Voting Members

All parents and sponsors of basketball players, playing in any of the programs of the RBC, shall be non-voting members.

IV. Governing Body

The Board shall govern and administer the day-to-day operation of the association within the scope of the By-Laws and the policy guidelines set by the Board. The Board shall set policy guidelines, and make amendments to the Constitution and By-Laws.

Amendments

Once adopted, this Constitution and By-Law document, shall only be amended by a 3/4 vote of those present and voting at Board meetings.

BY-LAWS

PURPOSE

I. The purpose for which the RBC was formed, is to foster, encourage and promote the playing of the sport of basketball for the children and families of the residents of the Cedar Grove - Belgium school district. This will be done through various means in order to develop and promote the qualities of physical fitness, competitive spirit, team play, school loyalty and good sportsmanship. This organization was formed in order to develop stronger basketball programs at our school. Also this organization will act as a supporting role for those participating; both students and coaches or those in other capacities; and to foster and promote understanding in the fundamentals and the fine points of basketball.

EXECUTIVE BOARD

I. The Executive Board shall consist of four elected positions and 16 supporting members. The elected positions will include: President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary. There will be a 2 year term for each of these positions with the understanding that the Vice President will succeed the President after 2 years. If for any reason the elected member cannot complete a 2 year term, the Executive Board will appoint a replacement.

II. The day-to-day business of the Rocket Basketball programs shall be managed by the Executive Board.

III. Meetings of the Executive Board will be called on a monthly basis unless needed more often

IV. The act of the majority, of those present and voting, shall be the act of the Executive Board.

V. Where there are insufficient items to hold a meeting, the President may poll by telephone all the members of the Executive Board to obtain their vote and notify all Executive Board members of the vote decision prior to the next meeting.

VI. In the event of a vacancy in any of the elected offices through resignation or other causes, the Executive Board, by a majority vote may fill such a vacancy for the unexpired portion of the term.

COMMITTEES

I. Committees may be formed for any specific purpose not contrary to the purpose of the RBC. All committees shall be appointed by the Executive Board.

GENERAL

I. No officer or other voting member of this association shall receive any fee for activities concerned with his or her official office in the RBC.

II. Payment for any personal expenses other than mail or telephone costs must be approved by a majority of the Executive Board.

III. Any Executive Board member has the authority to spend $50 without the approval of the Board for an item which promotes the purpose of the RBC.

ELECTED OFFICERS DUTIES

President

I. Call to order business meetings of the Executive Board.
II. Functions as tie-breaking vote when vote does not meet 3/4 majority.
III. Serves as supportive resource for all committees.

Vice-President

I. In the absence of the President, shall be acting President.
II. Shall perform other such duties as from time to time may be assigned by the President or the Executive Board.
III. Serves as supportive resource for all committees.

Treasurer

I. Collects and disburses funds as operational necessity dictates.
II. Manages bank accounts as necessary.
III. Keeps records of receipts and expenditures of the RBC.
IV. Renders a statement of financial condition at business meetings.
V. Assists any approved fund-raising committee
VI. Maintains RBC tax exempt status

Secretary

I. Notifies the Executive Board of business meetings 
II. Coordinates and maintains all association correspondence within and outside the association.
III. Records minutes of all meetings.
IV. Issues press releases and other RBC news as required.
V. Assists the President in his/her duties.

 

 

 
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