Pirate Booster Club By-Laws

ARTICLE I: ORGANIZATION

This organization shall be a non-profit, unincorporated association. The name of this organization shall be the Pirate Booster Club of the Cochrane-Fountain City School, Fountain City, WI 54629.

ARTICLE II: PURPOSE

The Booster Club exists for the purpose of broadening the involvement of students, student families, and the school, through the support for all male and female activities of the inter-school athletic programs. The Booster Club works to achieve this purpose through active participation of as many parents as possible in Booster Club programs and in concentrated support for individual sports, working closely with coaches, athletic directors, principal, and the superintendent of the school.

a.) The purpose of the Club is to promote athletics at
C-FC School in an atmosphere that is consistent with the educational philosophy of the school community.

b.) To foster and promote good will and fraternal spirit among the members.

c.) To promote and encourage better attendance to all sports activities by the parents, friends of athletes, the students, and faculty of the school.

d.) To promote and encourage more young men and women to get involved in athletics, either as an active participant or as a volunteer assistant such as statisticians, managers, etc.

ARTICLE III: MEMBERSHIP

Parents and friends of all past or present student athletes, and such other sports interested and acceptable individuals who desire membership shall be eligible for membership in the association.

ARTICLE IV: OFFICER ELECTIONS

SECTION 1

OFFICERS: Officers shall consist of a President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary. There shall be such additional officers, committee chairpersons, and other officials as the President shall appoint from time to time.

SECTION 2

ELECTION OF OFFICERS: Election of officers shall take place at the meeting of the association to be in August of each year or as near there as is reasonable. The proposed nominations may be accepted by the members that are present.

SECTION 3

ELIGIBILITY: Members that report to 2/3 of all meetings shall hold office or vote in the election, unless this provision is waived by all members.

SECTION 4

VOTING: Elections shall be by voice vote or by the show of hands; unless a secret ballet is requested by at least three of the members present at the meeting. In the event there is only one nominee for each office the President can ask for a motion to elect all nominees into office.

SECTION 5

TERMS: Officers shall serve for one year, with no term limits.

ARTICLE V: DUTIES OF OFFICERS

SECTION 1

PRESIDENT: It shall be the duty of the President to preside at all regular and special meetings and all Board meetings. The President shall perform all the duties of the office; shall appoint all committees and committee chairpersons and shall be an ex-officio member of all committees. The President shall have informational

meetings with the school principal and athletic director as determined by the members of the association.

SECTION 2

VICE PRESIDENT: The Vice President shall act as President in the event of his absence, death or incapacity and shall assume his/her duties for the balance of the term unless replaced by the Board. The Vice President’s line of succession shall be as designated at the time of their elections.

SECTION 3

SECRETARY: It shall be the duty of the Secretary to keep a record of all regular and special meetings, and all Board meetings. It shall also be the duty of the Secretary to maintain a procedure book which is a record of the activities of the association compiled into a permanent form.

SECTION 4

TREASURER: It shall be the duty of the Treasurer to receive all monies due to the association and deposit same in a place approved by the association. The Treasurer shall disburse the funds of the association only for purpose approved by the association. The Treasurer shall present a statement of accounts at all regular meetings and at other times when requested to do so by the President and shall make a full report at the annual meeting. The accounts of the Treasurer may be audited by a member approved by the President.

ARTICLE VI: MEETINGS

MEETINGS: Regular meetings of the association shall be held each month during the school year unless otherwise recommended by the members of the association. A seven day notice will be given. Special meetings may be called by the association; a three day notice will be given.

QUORUMS: Members present shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business in any given meeting. Decisions made by a quorum may be reviewed by members within sixty days, where such actions could be reversed.

ARTICLE VII: PROPERTY RIGHTS

Membership in this association shall not title or vest any of the members with any property rights or rights having monetary value of any kind whatsoever, including, but not limited to, property rights or monetary rights in the school or in the association.

ARTICLE VIII: AMENDMENT

The By-laws shall be approved by the members of the association, with a majority vote by the members at said. The by-laws may be amended by a majority of the members present at any of the regular meetings. Such amendments may only be recommended by the Association, and shall be presented in writing and read at the regular meeting prior to the time of voting of said amendment.

ARTICLE IX: RELATIONSHIP WITH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL AND A.D.

The Association shall operate in full support of the school principal, athletic director and coaches. At no time should the Association make recommendations or become directly involved in the day to day operation of the school athletic program. The Association serves only to support the school athletic program and has no way or direction of a policy established by the school principal or athletic director.

ARTICLE X: DISSOLUTION OF THE CLUB

Should the C-FC Booster Club cease to operate as a legal entity, all of the Club assets and cash will be put into a perpetual scholarship program. Monies will fund two $500.00 annual scholarships for a male and female athlete. These scholarships will be given to an individual after completing an application, reviewed and chosen by the C-FC School Scholarship Review Board.

ARTICLE XI: DONATION REQUESTS

Athletes or Coaches asking for donations to participate in a sporting event post WIAA level will be determined on a case to case basis.  Money will only be donated for a charity of the sporting event and not to the individual's expenses for him/herself. Athletes participating in a "Club" sport or a sport not recognized by the WIAA (ex. Powerlifting, Dance Team, ect) will be taken into consideration for donations for participation fees or equiptment expenses.  Personal expenses for him/herself will not be supported by the Booster Club

Revised: APRIL 2014

LH