RED HAWK RIDGE MEN'S CLUB BYLAWS
Membership is at the sole discretion of the Board, with consultation of the head pro, and will be based on various factors. Priority will be given to returning members in good standing. Preference will be given to those who have established a verifiable USGA handicap, have previous tournament experience, have a good understanding of the rules, know or play with current members, and live reasonably close to the course. These factors help insure an overall enjoyment of those playing and will help maintain an expected pace of play.
Membership will be capped each year and the total number of memberships are at the Board's discretion. Membership will not be based on a first come, first serve basis. Membership is not transferable.Article 2. Rights and Responsibilities. Members in good standing may participate in all Men's Club sanctioned events. Members are encouraged to provide input and feedback to Men's Club governance of events through appropriate Men's Club committees. The goal of such governance is to foster closer bonds of friendship among members, promote the best interests of the game of golf, encourage conformance to the USGA Rules of Golf, and administer a handicap system. Membership does not confer any special privilege or voice in the operation of the Red Hawk Ridge Golf Course, clubhouse, or any of its facilities. Membership confers no special privileges in connection to the course, except those offered at the time of membership.Article 3. Revocation and Suspension of Membership. In the event that any member of the Men's Club 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 duly appointed officers, such member shall be subject to suspension, or revocation of membership by a vote of two-thirds of the Board of Directors at any regular meeting or special meeting called for such a purpose. Members subject to suspension or revocation will be given ten days written notice and a right to be heard before final action is taken. Members who have their membership revoked will receive the pro-rated, unused portion of their dues refunded. SECTION IIIDuesArticle 1. Dues for membership shall be determined on an annual basis by the Board of Directors. Dues must be paid annually prior to member’s participation in any tournaments. All monies accrued through dues shall be for the benefit of the membership. SECTION IVMembership MeetingsArticle 1. Bi-annual Meetings. Two meetings for the purpose of informing the membership of the status of the Men‘s Club shall be held each year prior to the start and at the end of the season. The opening meeting will inform the members of the calendar of events for the current year, discuss any local or USGA rules changes, report on the financial status of the Men‘s Club and other matters as deemed required by the Board of Directors. The End of Year meeting will elect new officers with expiring terms, address issues as deemed by the President throughout the course of the tournament year, report on the financial status of the Men’s Club, and other matters as deemed by the Board of Directors.Article 2. Special Meetings. Special meetings of the Men’s Club may be called by the President or any three members of the Board of Directors upon notice to the members giving the time, place, and purpose of the special meeting. Only that business which is stated for the meeting may be transacted at a special meeting.Article 3. Vote. Each member shall be entitled to one vote only in the Men‘s Club matters. Proxy voting will not be allowed.Article 4. Quorum. A quorum for any membership meeting of the Men’s Club shall be 10% or more of the total active membership. SECTION VOfficers and CommitteesArticle 1. Number. A Board of Directors shall have full power and authority over the business of the Men’s Club, except as otherwise provided herein. The Board of Directors shall be composed of no fewer than five and not more than twelve members of the Men’s Club. The Board of Directors shall include the officers of the Men’s Club and directors that shall include but not be limited to President, Vice President, Treasurer, Tournament Director, and Membership Director. A representative of the Red Hawk Ridge Pro Shop will be designated as a non-voting advisor to the Board of Directors.Article 2. Nomination and Election. Any member in good standing may volunteer or be nominated for any officer position, with the role of President reserved for a member who has previously served on the Board of Directors. At least five weeks prior to the Annual Meeting, the Board of Directors shall appoint a Nominating Committee to solicit a list of candidates to fill existing vacancies. At least two weeks prior to the Annual Meeting, the Nominating Committee will mail or email each member a slate of candidates and a copy will be posted in the clubhouse for a vote. Votes must be received by the Annual Meeting and a tally of votes will determine the winners to fill vacant positions. In the event an officer cannot fulfill his duties for a full term, the President will nominate a candidate to complete the remaining term of the Officer leaving and the remaining Board members will vote to confirm the nomination by majority vote In the event the President leaves prior to the end of his term, the Vice President shall take over the President position and the new President shall nominate a new candidate to fill open Board position.Article 3. Officers. The officers of the Men's Club shall be President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Tournament Director, and Membership Director Duties of the officers will be as determined by the President.Article 4. Committees. The Board of Directors shall authorize and define the powers and duties of all committees. Committee chairmen and members shall be appointed by the Men's Club President. The President shall be ex-officio member of all committees except the Nominating Committee. All committees shall serve for the membership year.Article 5. Term of Office. Officers and directors shall be elected for two-year, staggered terms and shall hold office until the completion of the season of their second term.Article 6. Compensation. The Officers and Directors shall serve without compensation except for waiving of annual membership dues, unless voted by the members. SECTION VIBoard of DirectorsArticle 1. Meetings. The Board of Directors shall meet on call from the President. No less than two formal meetings shall occur: an Annual Meeting held no later than five weeks prior to the start of the tournament calendar, and an End of Year meeting to be held no later than three weeks after the conclusion of the tournament calendar. Notice of the time and place of the meetings shall be mailed, emailed or faxed to all the Directors ten days prior to the meeting.Article 2. Quorum. A quorum for the transaction of business shall be a majority of the Directors elected at an annual meeting.Article 3. Other Ballots. The President may order a mail or email ballot on agenda items when a quorum is not present at a Board of Directors' meeting or when it is not possible to convene a meeting to undertake a single item of business.Article 4. Vacancies. An officer or director seat shall be considered vacant upon the resignation of an officer or director. The vacancy of any office or directorship shall be filled by a nomination of the President and confirmation of the remaining Board members. SECTION VIIBooks and RecordsArticle 1. The Men's Club shall keep correct and complete books and records of account. A Treasurer's report of the financial health of the Men's Club will be reported to the membership at large at least twice annually. SECTION VIIIFiscal YearArticle 1. The Fiscal Year of the Men's Club shall be the calendar year. SECTION IXNondiscriminationArticle 1. The officers, members, employees, and persons served by this Men's Club shall be selected entirely on a nondiscriminatory basis with respect to age, sex, race, religion, or national origin.Article 2. All members of the Men’s Club regardless of established handicap or previous participation, must be allowed to play in all regular events. The Men's Club may establish their own parameters regarding a member's eligibility to compete for prizes and Championship titles in these events as well as eligibility for special events. SECTION XDissolution of the Men’s ClubArticle 1. This Men's Club may be dissolved according to the requirements in the statutes of the State of Colorado for dissolution of non-profit corporations registered with the Secretary of State. SECTION XIAmending the BylawsArticle 1. These Bylaws may be altered, amended, or repealed and new Bylaws adopted by the Board of Directors by a two-thirds vote of the Board of Directors. Changes to the Bylaws must be a stated agenda item of any meeting or Special Meeting. CERTIFICATEWe hereby certify that the forgoing Bylaws constitute the Bylaws of Red Hawk Ridge Men’s Club, an unincorporated non-profit association.