19th Hole Duffers Club By-Laws


ARTICLE I: Name

The name of this organization shall be "19th HOLE DUFFERS"

ARTICLE II: Purposes

First: To stimulate interest in golf at the scheduled courses by bringing together a group of golfers desirous of forming a golfing organization.

Second: To promote and foster among its members a closer bond and fraternity for their joint and mutual benefit, and to promote and conserve the best interests and true spirit of the game of golf as embodied in its ancient and honorable traditions.

Third: To enforce uniformity in the rules of the game by creating a representative authority.

Fourth: To maintain a uniform system of handicapping as set forth in the regulations of the Northern California Golf Association.

ARTICLE III: Membership

SECTION 1. Regular membership shall be available to any person who is sponsored by an existing regular member and remits payment of the then effective club dues and NCGA fees.

SECTION 2. Membership confers no voice in the operation of the golf courses, clubhouse, nor any facilities of the courses.

SECTION 3. Membership confers no special privileges in connection with the golf courses.

SECTION 4. Memberships in the Club are for a calendar year only, with all memberships expiring on December 31st.

SECTION 5. The calendar year for the Club will be January 1st through December 31st.

SECTION 6. The Board of Directors may confer honorary memberships upon those whom they feel have contributed to the advancement of golf. The unanimous affirmative vote of the Board of Directors shall be required to approve such action.

SECTION 7. In the event any member of this organization shall commit any act which reflects discredit or disrepute thereon or shall refuse or neglect to comply with the rules and regulations adopted by the Board of Directors, or the duly appointed Officers, such member shall be subject to suspension or expulsion after ten (10) days written notice and the right to appear before the Board of Directors. A vote of two thirds of the Board of Directors, at any regular meeting, or a special meeting called for such purpose, shall be required to approve such action.

SECTION 8. The annual meeting of the 19th HOLE DUFFERS shall be held on the 3rd Saturday in the month of January. The Board of Directors shall provide for the holding of such other meetings as may be deemed necessary or desirable.

ARTICLE IV: BOARD OF DIRECTORS

SECTION 1: The 19th HOLE DUFFERS Board of Directors shall consist of officers, duly elected at the annual meeting of the 19th HOLE DUFFERS in January. Club Officer positions are President, Treasurer, Handicap Chairman, and Tournament Coordinator.

ARTICLE V: FEES

SECTION 1: Annual club dues shall be established by the Board of Directors. Such fees shall remain in effect until modified by the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors may order emergency, one time assessments, if necessary to keep the Club financially solvent. An unanimous approval of the Board of Directors is required to impose such assessments.

SECTION 2: Board of Directors annual club dues shall be paid by the Club.

SECTION 3: New members joining after 15 September of the year, shall be required to pay only one-half of the annual club dues for the year in which joining, plus the NCGA fees.

SECTION 4: Members and/or guests who sign up for a tournament or club event after the specified closing or due dates for payment are not guaranteed a starting time. Mailed entries must be post marked on or before the stated cutoff date.

SECTION 5: Members and/or guests who have signed up for a tournament or club event and subsequently cancel their participation prior to the established closing date, shall be given a full credit or refund fees paid. Refunds will be issued for cancellations received after the closing date, only if the club is able to obtain a full refund from the Golf Course. Cancellations may be delivered to any 19th HOLE DUFFERS Officer.

ARTICLE VI: COMMITTEES

SECTION 1: The Board of Directors shall create such Standing or Special Committees as may be necessary to plan, coordinate and execute Club activities, or as otherwise deemed appropriate to assist the Board of Directors.

Last revised: 03/03/2009

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