BRIGHTON PARK GOLF CLUB
CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS
The name of this club shall be the Brighton Park Golf Club
The object of this club shall be to promote and enjoy the game of golf among male residents of the Town of Tonawanda
All play shall be governed by local and the United States Golf Association rules
The fiscal year shall be from the first day of November to the last day of October
Section 1 The number of members shall be left to the discretion of the Board of Directors.
Section 2 Members of good standing, who continue to meet the membership requirements, are automatically entitled to membership for the ensuing year, providing renewal application is received on or before April 1st.
Sections 3 Any member shall be expelled from the club by a majority vote of the Board of Directors if it appears that his conduct has, or will endanger the good name and character of the club, or its reputation. No vote shall be taken until five (5) days after a written notice shall be given to the member, who shall have the privilege of appearing before the Board in his defense. He will be allowed to have a member in good standing appear with him on his behalf.
Each member shall pay annual dues of $95.00. Dues are to be paid on or before April 1st each year. A late fee of $10.00 will be assessed to any application postmarked after this date.
All candidates for membership shall sign an application, which must be approved by a club member in good standing. A non-refundable initiation fee of $10.00 must accompany the application, which must be submitted to the Board by the membership chairman. The minimum age for membership shall be eighteen (18) year at entry. Each candidate's application shall be numbered on the waiting list, in sequence by the Membership Chairman. The general membership shall have the opportunity to review each new applicant. After being reviewed by the general membership, the Board of Directors shall vote on admission of the candidate to be placed on the waiting list until vacancy occurs. The candidate must receive a majority vote of the Board.
The Board of Directors shall consist of eleven (11) to thirteen (13) members and shall have the management and control of the affairs of the club, approve the members thereof, select its officers and enforce all the Articles of the Constitution and by-laws. The Board of Directors is entitled membership dues as compensation for their term of office, starting after the completion of their first year on the Board, and run three (3) consecutive years as said member is active on the Board.
Nominations for the Board of Directors shall be made by a nominating committee appointed by the President, consisting of two (2) active members and one (1) member of the Board. The President shall appoint the Chairman of this committee, which shall meet prior to August 15th. Its task shall be to seek candidates wishing to serve on the Board of Directors. They shall present the names of said candidates to the Board of Directors for approval. Candidates shall be nominated for each directorship as their (3) year term of office expires on a 4, 4, 3 yearly basis. Each newly elected Director will begin his term of office on November 1st. The new Board members will be introduced at the spring general membership meeting.
The Board of Directors shall meet monthly plus any special meeting called by the President. Robert?s Rules of Order (revised) shall be followed at the Board meetings. Any Director that shall absent himself from three (3) consecutive meetings of the Board without proper notification and good reason approved by the Board shall be automatically relieved of his office and his place filled by someone who will be appointed by the Board of Directors for the balance of the term. The Secretary shall make known at regular Director?s meetings the name of all the Directors who have missed three (3) consecutive meetings. Action must be taken before adjournment.
Section 1 The Board of Directors shall appoint a replacement for the resigned Board members.
Section 2 Board members who continually neglect their appointed duties and responsibilities without valid reason shall be removed from the Board by a two-thirds vote of the Board.
The election of officers, with the exception of the President, shall be conducted at the November Board meeting. The position of President shall be voted upon by the incumbent Board of Directors at the September meeting. The President elect will preside and chair the November meeting and his term of office shall run inclusive through October.