NORTH CENTRAL REGION ASSOCIATION CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS

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CONSTITUTION

ARTICLE I - NAME

The name of this association shall be “North Central Regional USARS Association” (Association).

ARTICLE II - OBJECTIVE

  1. To improve, encourage and advance figure, speed and other competitive roller skating programs, from the grassroots up to and including national and international competition, through governing all activities within the association’s jurisdiction and to maintain a high standard of conduct and sportsmanship at all times.
  2. To act as liaison between the competitive roller skating clubs and rink operators in any operation pertaining to competitive roller skating.
  3. To facilitate the collection of assessment fees for the North Central Regional Association.

ARTICLE III - MEMBERSHIP

  1. All member clubs of this association must be bona fide members of USA Roller Sports, (USARS), and located in the North Central Regional.
  2. All currently active USARS clubs located within this jurisdiction shall automatically become, and remain, active members as provided by the Constitution and By-Laws so long as the Club maintains active membership in the USARS.
  3. Any club which shall violate any of the provisions of their USARS charter or whose conduct is subversive or detrimental to the best interests of amateur sportsmanship or the sport of roller skating shall receive an open hearing on these charges before the Executive Committee which may recommend expulsion or suspension to the USARS.

ARTICLE IV – OFFICERS

  1. The government of this association shall be vested in an Executive Committee consisting of a Chairperson, a Vice-Chairperson and a Secretary/Treasurer, each of which shall be separate individuals.  All officers must be members of USARS and member clubs and no more than one member from any club shall serve on the Executive Committee at any one time.  The Chairperson shall serve as the Chairperson of the Executive Committee.

ARTICLE V - VOTE

  1. Each member club, in good standing, shall have one vote at any meeting of the association.  The vote shall be cast by the president or another club member in which he/she has designated in writing.

ARTICLE VI – COMMITTEES

  1. The Executive Committee has the power to form such committees as it deems necessary to carry out the functions of the Association.  Any member of any club shall be eligible to serve on such committees, and a member of the Executive Committee shall be the Chairperson of each committee.

ARTICLE VII - MEETINGS

  1. Regular meetings can be called by the Chairperson.  Written notices will be sent to all member states, at least thirty (30) days prior to all regular meetings.
  2. Special or emergency meetings may also be called by the Executive Committee.  There shall be a minimum of 10 days written notice for such meetings.

ARTICLE VIII – AMENDMENTS

  1. Amendments to the Constitution and/or By-Laws may be made at all special meetings called for that purpose or at the regular yearly meeting of the Association provided said amendment is stated in writing to all member clubs at least thirty days prior to the meeting.  A 2/3 rds majority of clubs in attendance is required for the passing of any such amendment.



BY-LAWS

I . -  ELECTION OF OFFICERS

  1. Nominations and election of officers serving as the Executive Committee shall be held at the Association’s annual meeting.
  2. Each officer shall serve in such capacity for a period of one year or until their successors are elected.
  3. In the event of a vacancy on the Executive Committee, the remaining members shall appoint an individual to fill the unexpired term.

II. -  DUTIES OF THE CHAIRPERSON

  1. He/She shall preside at all meetings and shall exercise the usual duties pertaining to the office of chairperson throughout the term of the office.  The Chairperson shall act in the capacity of the Chairperson of the Executive Board.
  2. He/she will process competition sanctions for member clubs.
  3. He/she will work to secure legitimate bid or bids for the North Central Regional Championships each year and present the bids at the annual meeting for selection and approval.

III. - DUTIES OF THE VICE – PRESIDENT

  1. He/she shall assist the Chairperson in his/her duties and have all powers and perform all duties of the Chairperson in his/her absence.

IV. -  DUTIES OF THE SECRETARY/TREASURER

  1. He/she shall keep a record of the minutes of all meetings.  The Secretary shall send out all notices of meetings at least  thirty (30) days prior to the meeting dates and also be responsible for other North Central USARS correspondence.  Within thirty (30) days after meetings, the Secretary shall remit copies of the minutes to the National Headquarters and all members of the North Central Regional Association.
  2. He/she shall be responsible for all arrangements for meetings.
  3. He/she shall keep the accounts and financial records of the Association.  The Secretary/Treasurer shall receive all monies and pay all bills within thirty (30) days of receipt of bills.  He/she should have a written, itemized financial statement at each meeting, and/or, whenever called upon by the Chairperson , of the financial condition of the Association.
  4. All checks will be signed by the Secretary/Treasurer in addition to one other officer.
  5. He/she shall facilitate the collection of all payments to the region including the North Central Regional Championships Assessment Fee of $250.00 from the Artistic/Speed host operators.

V. - OBJECTIVES

  1. To promote competitive roller skating in the North Central Region.
  2. To ascertain and report on the facilities for holding the North Central Regional Championships and to assist in the promoting and preparation for all such Championships.
  3. To arbitrate any disputes within the region and to investigate any alleged violations of the USARS rules.

VI. - ORDER OF BUSINESS

  1. Roll Call
  2. Reading and approving of previous minutes
  3. Treasurer Report
  4. Reports of the officers and special committees
  5. Unfinished Business
  6. New business, including election of officers.

VII. VOTE

  1. All member clubs in good standing shall have equal voice in this organization.  Each club president shall have one vote.  Since each individual may only cast one vote, if a club president holds that office in more than one club, he/she may appoint another club officer who shall present a letter of authorization from the president to be eligible to cast the vote.
  2. A simple majority vote of all delegates present at a meeting shall determine the outcome of the vote.  However, a 2/3 majority is necessary to amend the Constitution or By-Laws.
  3. Voting procedures may be oral or written.


Update 3/28/03