South Carolina Senior Women's Golf Association
SOUTH CAROLINA SENIOR WOMEN'S
ARTICLE I - NAME
SECTION 1. This Association shall be called the South Carolina Senior Women's Golf Association.
ARTICLE II - OBJECTS
SECTION 1. The objectives of the Association shall be to encourage friendly golf competition and good fellowship among senior players and to hold an Annual Championship and 5 other events throughout the calendar year.
ARTICLE III - MEMBERSHIP
SECTION 1. Any woman amateur golfer, who has reached the age of fifty years, is a legal resident of the State for at least six months each year and holds a current USGA Handicap Card is eligible for membership subject to the Membership Committee procedure. Six months residents may play in any one-day tournament. ONLY full time South Carolina residents may play in the Championship Tournament.
SECTION 2. The membership of this Association shall be limited to 400 members, excluding Honorary and Special Categories.
SECTION 3. Members in good standing for five years, who can no longer compete in tournament play, upon payment of annual dues, may become an Associate Member. Such membership entitles her to attend all social events but is a non-voting member.
ARTICLE IV - DUES
SECTION 1. The annual dues shall be fixed by the Board of Directors.
SECTION 2. A notification of yearly dues will be emailed to members of the preceding year by December 31st and will be due by February 28th. The Membership Roster will be updated on the Website beginning in March, reflecting the paid Members as of February 28th. Membership in the SCSGWA is required to participate in any of the SCSWGA events.
ARTICLE V - BOARD OF DIRECTORS
SECTION 1. The management of the affairs of the Association shall be vested in a Board of up to fifteen Directors.
It shall consist of the Executive Officers-President, Past President,
President-Elect, Treasurer, Secretary. Board Members which are made of the following- Membership Chairman, Website Administrator, Handicap Chairman, and four Members-At-Large. Each of these members shall have one vote at Board Meetings.
SECTION 2. The Board of Directors shall meet on the day preceding the annual meeting. Other special Board meeting shall be at the request of the President or any four members of the Board. Notice shall be given to all Board Members by the President or Secretary of any meeting of the Board.
SECTION 3. A quorum of the Board shall consist of six members for the purpose of transacting business at any meeting of the Board
SECTION 4. The unexpired term of any member of the Board of Directors shall be filed at the discretion of the President.
SECTION 5. The Championship Tournament Chairman is not a member of the Board, but still works closely with the President-Elect, President and Website Administrator. She may select a committee to help her in preparing and arranging the schedule of events and other incidentals of chairing a two-day event.
ARTICLE VI - OFFICERS
SECTION 1. The Officers of the Association shall consist of President, President-Elect, Treasurer and Secretary, each of whom shall be elected at the annual meeting to serve two years.
SECTION 2. The President shall preside at all meetings of the Association and the Board of Directors and in general shall perform the duties incident to her office. She shall be an Ex-Officio member of all committees.
SECTION 3. The President-Elect shall in the absence of the President or at her request perform the duties of the President; she shall be responsible for securing a bona-fide invitation to host the Championship Tournament in writing at least a year in advance. She shall serve as Parliamentarian.
SECTION 4. The Secretary shall keep full, complete and accurate records of all meetings of this Association, including meetings of the Board of Directors. She shall email copies of the minutes of the meetings to all members of the Board of Directors.
SECTION 5. The Treasurer shall receive all monies of the Association and disburse the same. She shall report in writing the finances of this Association at all meetings.
ARTICLE VII - MEETINGS
SECTION 1. The annual meeting for the transaction of business and the election of members of the Board of Directors shall be held the evening of the qualifying day of the Annual Championship Tournament.
SECTION 2. The order of business at each annual meeting shall be as follows:
- Reading of Minutes
- Report of President
- Report of Treasurer
- Report of Membership Committee
- Report of Committees
- Unfinished Business
- New Business
- Election of Officers and Members of the Board.
SECTION 3. A majority of the membership participating in the Annual Championship Tournament shall constitute a quorum for the annual meeting.
ARTICLE VIII - NOMINATIONS
SECTION 1. Nominations for members of the Board of Directors shall be made by the Nominating Committee not less than fifteen days prior to the annual meeting and reported to the President. The Committee shall consist of the past President serving on the Board of Directors and the two preceding Presidents. Incoming Board Members shall serve a term of two years.
ARTICLE IX - AMENDMENTS
This Constitution may be amended or suspended at any annual meeting of the Association, by a majority of votes cast, provided written notice thereof is given to each member not less than ten days prior to the meeting. This Constitution may also be amended by email: ballots shall be emailed to the entire membership and a majority of those ballots returned by email must be favorable to make a Constitutional change.
ARTICLE X - DISSOLUTION
This Association shall continue until the event of dissolution by its members, at which time the entire assets of the Association together with any and all accumulations thereto, shall be distributed to such charitable organizations as are described in Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Revised October 10, 2022
SOUTH CAROLINA SENIOR
WOMEN'S GOLF ASSOCIATION
ARTICLE I - AMENDMENTS
SECTION 1. The By-Laws may be amended or suspended by a two-thirds majority of all votes cast at an Annual Meeting or by email ballot, provided that written notice has been given to each member ten (10) days prior to the vote.
Revised October 10, 2022