Morro Bay  GC
 

By-Laws

ARTICLE I

The name of the organization shall be the Morro Bay Golf Club (MBGC). A non-profit organization, incorporated under the laws of the State of California, and formed for the  enjoyment of golf at the Morro Bay Golf Course in San Luis Obispo County. Other objectives include provision for membership in the Northern California Golf Association (NCGA), promoting a Junior Golf program and encouraging social activities in connection with golfing. 

ARTICLE II - Members

Section 1.
All golfers who play golf at the Morro Bay Golf Course are eligible for membership.

Section 2.
A joining fee and annual dues for membership shall be determined by the Board.

Dues are due and payable in advance for each year. After notice, each person who was a member the previous year shall pay his dues by a date determined by the Board for the next calendar year or they shall no longer be a member of the MBGC. The Board may choose to pro-rate dues for members who join late in the year.

Section 3.
The Board may by a two thirds vote of those present and eligible to vote, suspend any member whose conduct has been contrary to the best interests of the Club, provided that the member is given proper notice and opportunity to be present and heard before the Board.

ARTICLE III - Board of Directors and Officers 

Section 1.
The Board shall consist of a minimum of six and a maximum of eight members elected by the membership. Half of the members shall be elected or appointed each year to serve a two year term.

Section 2.
The Board is charged with the proper conduct of the business of the Club and the Officers are charged with carrying out the orders of the Board.

Section 3.
The Board shall require the Secretary and the Treasurer to submit all records of the club to the Board when required.

Section 4.
Unexcused absence of any Director from three (3) consecutive Board meetings will automatically constitute tendering of their resignation. Lack of participation shall be grounds for dismissal by a majority Board vote.

Section 5.
Should a vacancy occur in the Board, the Board shall appoint a successor from the Club's membership to fill the un-expired term.

Section 6.
A quorum of at least four members for a six member Board, or five members of a seven or eight member Board, eligible to vote, shall be required to conduct business.

Section 7.
The Officers of the club shall be the President, the Vice President, the Secretary, the Treasurer, the Handicap Chairman and the Tournament Chairman.

Section 8.
The President, or in his absence, the Vice-President shall preside at all meetings.

Section 9.
The Secretary shall perform the duties of a recording Secretary and corresponding Secretary. Minutes of the meeting shall be accurately kept. The Treasurer shall keep accurate records of receipts and expenditures of all monies.

ARTICLE IV - Committees

Section 1.
There may be the following standing committees whose duties shall be, but not necessarily limited to, those indicated.

Section 2.
WebMaster: To design, maintain and update the MBGC web site (morrobaygolf.org).

Section 3.
Social and Hospitality: Arrange for hall, caterer, menu, etc., when necessary, and to make all pertinent arrangements for special events such as the Member Guest and the Holiday party.

Section 4.
Rules: To resolve member complaints pertaining to the violation of the rules of golf. To serve as the advisor to the Board of Directors on legal and procedural matters.

Section 5.
Publicity: To arrange for the publication, in the local newspaper or other publications, of news concerning the activities of the MBGC.

Section 6.
Membership: To receive all applications for membership and to maintain a list of all members and to determine eligibility of applicants.

Section 7.
The Board of Directors may create such ad hoc committees as they shall deem advisable from time to time, and outline their duties.

Section 8.
All committee Chairman shall be responsible to the Board for the activities of these committees, and shall turn over to the Secretary or the Treasurer all documents and monies pertaining to financial transactions of their committees. They shall be prepared to render reports of and activities of their respective committees at each meeting of the MBGC Directors.

ARTICLE V - Elections and Appointments

Section 1.
The nominating committee, consisting of the immediate Past President, the President and the three club members appointed by the Board, shall select candidates from the Club membership to run for election to the Board of Directors. The immediate Past president shall be the Chairman of the committee. All nominations for board members must be submitted to the nominating comittee in writing at least two weeks prior to the general meeting to elect officers.

Section 2.
The annual election of Directors shall be conducted at a general meeting held in the fourth quarter of the year.

Section 3.
The newly elected and the carry over members of the Board together with the out going President shall hold an organizational meeting as soon after the election as possible at which time they shall elect a new President and Vice President from the six or eight members of the Board and determine the duties of the other new board members.

Section 4.
The term of office for the Board members shall be for two years: from January 1st to the second succeeding December 31st.

Section 5.
The Board of Directors shall be remunerated by the MBGC for their annual membership in the club and for their annual NCGA membership fees for the year in which they serve.

Section 6.
At the organizational meeting, the Board shall assign among the six or eight members, except the President, the chairmanship of the standing committees.

Section 7.
The chairperson of each committee shall have the privilege, subject to the Board approval, to appoint their own committee.

Section 8.
The names and phone numbers of all Board members, Officers and Committee chairs shall be posted in the Clubhouse .

ARTICLE VI - Meetings

Section 1.
The Board of Directors should hold at least one meeting in each calendar month.

Section 2.
Members of the Club are invited to all Board meetings.

ARTICLE VII - Finances

Section 1.
All monies belonging to the Club shall be deposited in a bank, or banks, to be selected by the Board of Directors.

Section 2.
Withdrawal of funds from any bank account shall require the signatures of two out of three of the President, the Treasurer and a designated Director.

Section 3.
The Board shall have no power to authorize, approve or ratify the entering into any obligation involving payment or expenditure of funds of the club in excess of the cash balance, less any known obligations, in the Club treasury at the time of the actions.

Section 4.
On or before December 5th of each year, the Board of Directors shall appoint a member, members of the Club who shall not be members of the Board, or an outside Auditor, to make an audit of the financial records of the Club for the year ending December 31st. The Auditor's report shall be submitted to the Board of Directors not later than the February 15th following. The Club Directors and committee chairpersons shall produce all financial records and minutes of meetings and cooperate with the Auditor in every way.

ARTICLE VIII - Assessments

No Club members shall be liable for any assessments other than prescribed by these By-laws.

ARTICLE IX

The By-Laws may be repealed, revised or amended by a majority count of those eligible voting members in attendance at a general membership meeting called and advertised for that purpose, or by a majority count of those members responding to a written ballot mailed to each member.

ARTICLE X - Rules of Order

Roberts Rules of Order shall be parliamentary authority for the conduct of business of this Club, subject to the By-Laws of the same.

Approved

Approved by the Board of Directors and adopted by the membership on April 8th, 2008 at a general meeting of the Morro Bay Golf Club.