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LAUREL CANYON MEN’S GOLF ASSOCIATION

LCMGA

 

       BY-LAWS       

 

ARTICLE INAME

The name of the organization shall be LAUREL CANYON MEN’S GOLF ASSOCIATION (LCMGA).

 

ARTICLE IIGOALS

The goal of this Association is the promotion of good fellowship and sportsmanship among its members and to encourage the active participation of its members in weekly golf events, tournaments and other golf related activities. LCMGA golf events will be conducted in accordance with rules of the USGA and as modified by LCMGA RULES.

 

ARTICLE IIIMEMBERSHIP ELIGIBILITY

Any male 55 years of age or older who is entitled to golf privileges at the Fairways of Canton (FOC) shall be eligible for membership in the LCMGA, provided he is in good standing and has paid his annual dues.

 

ARTICLE IVMEMBERSHIP DUES

The current Annual Dues for membership in the LCMGA is $30.  For members joining after October 1, their dues will cover the following year also. Dues for each year will be set by the LCMGA Board of Directors. Dues and/or any Board approved assessment not paid within 60 days of BILLING NOTICE will be considered delinquent and member will not be allowed to participate in any LCMGA event until account is PAID IN FULL.

 

ARTICLE VMEMBERSHIP

The LCMGA Board has the right to refuse or revoke membership to individuals who have demonstrated behavior contrary to Article II. The board’s decision in this manner must be unanimous and will be conveyed to the individual in writing.

 Any individual that has been denied membership or had their membership revoked may appeal the decision in writing within 30 days and request a hearing before the board.

 

ARTICLE VIORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE

A Board of Directors with duties and powers as described in Article VII will govern the LCMGA.  The Board will consist of a:

 

President Vice President Secretary
Treasurer Director of Golf Tournament Director
Handicap Coordinator Director of I.T. Social Director
Member At Large

 

Past Presidents will also sit on the Board as advisors with voting privileges.

Board members will be elected for a minimum term of one year.  The President will be limited to a two year term and will then become the Member at Large.  The Vice President will succeed the President.  No other Board member is term limited.  If a Board member leaves during the year, the President will appoint a replacement for the balance of the year.

The Member at Large (immediate past President) will chair a Nominating Committee with two other members appointed by him.  The Nominating Committee will develop a slate of nominees for the Board.  Serving Board members may be nominated to continue to serve on the Board.  Board members who no longer wish to serve should notify the Member at Large.  This includes the President who may not wish to serve a second year. All nominees must understand the duties they may have to perform on the Board and indicate their acceptance of the nomination before the election.  The Nominating Committee is independent of the Board and their slate will be sent to all members for their up or down affirmation.  The newly elected Board will have their duties assigned by the President.

 

ARTICLE VII:  DUTIES OF OFFICERS

 

PRESIDENT

The President shall preside at all LCMGA meetings and is Chairman of the Board of Directors. He shall have general supervision of all LCMGA affairs and shall be primary liaison between the LCMGA and the FoC management.

 

VICE PRESIDENT

The Vice President shall, in the absence or disability of the President, assume the responsibility of the President. He will also be responsible for publicity of the organization, by submitting articles for the Soleil Horizon accompanied with pictures and articles to other publications if appropriate.  He will perform other duties assigned by the President and may act as chairman of any committees appointed for LCMGA activities.

 

SECRETARY

The Secretary will record minutes of all meetings of the membership and the Board of Directors and may perform other duties as delegated to him by the President.

 

TREASURER

The Treasurer is responsible for all collections received by the Association for dues, social events or other activities.  He disperses funds for all Associations obligations.  He maintains the official membership roster of the LCMGA and provides comprehensive financial reports for the Board and the President.  He develops the annual budget and budgets for individual events. He maintains historical financial records. 

 

DIRECTOR OF GOLF

The Director of Golf (DG) is responsible for organizing weekly golf play at FoC and occasionally at other venues. He is assisted by and provides detailed guidance for volunteer Coordinators who determine daily games, pairings, collect wagers and determine payouts.   The DG also is responsible for keeping the membership informed of rules interpretations, pace of play problems and other issues pertaining to weekly golf competitions. 

 

TOURNAMENT COORDINATOR

The Tournament Coordinator will plan, organize and supervise all tournaments sponsored by the Association. He is responsible for formulating and recommending to the Board the tournament schedule of events for the fiscal year, including format and prize structure.  He will publicize the tournaments as appropriate.

 

HANDICAP COORDINATOR

The Handicap Coordinator will maintain handicap records of the LCMGA.  He will receive scores from the Coordinators and input the scores into the handicap program for each play day.  He will provide handicap updates to the Director of Golf and the Coordinators and update LCMGA.com with new handicaps twice a month. 

 

DIRECTOR OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 

The Director of Information Technology (IT) is responsible for the administration of LCMGA.com and oversees all technology related solutions.  He will champion projects to improve the membership’s golfing experience with the adoption and use of currently available technology.

 

SOCIAL DIRECTOR

The Social Committee will plan and organize all social events sponsored by the LCMGA.  This includes scheduling locations, determining food and beverage menus, costs and payment issues. He may appoint a committee to assist in these endeavors. 

 

MEMBER AT-LARGE (Past President}

The Board Member At-Large will try to keep abreast of the likes and dislikes of the membership regarding LCMGA activities and will report to the Board on attitudes and ideas that may be of value in promoting the goals of Article II.  He is responsible for scheduling Hosts for weekly play days and insuring Hosts are knowledgeable of the their Host duties/responsibilities.  The Member At-Large will also perform additional duties as assigned by the President.

 

ARTICLE VIIETIQUETTE

Members are expected to conduct themselves in a disciplined manner, demonstrating courtesy and good sportsmanship at all times. Specific items of concern are:

Talking: loud and abusive or profane language, particularly when another player is addressing the ball is unacceptable as are overt displays of anger on the course.

Smoking: most members do not smoke and do not like to be around smoke. Members who smoke should respect this fact and try to keep their smoke away from the non-smokers.

Cell Phones: cell phones should be on mute during play and cell phone conversations should not interfere with other members play.

Pace of Play: this topic is addressed in detail in the LCMGA Rules but players should be aware of their habits and how they affect pace of play. One player with a 15 second pre-swing ritual can add to minutes to a round. A player losing four balls and spending the maximum allowed time looking for them adds 12 minutes to the round.

 

Etiquette violations are a violation of Article II and may result in sanctions or revocation of membership by the Board of Directors.

 

ARTICLE IXDISSOLUTION

Upon dissolution of the Association, any remaining funds or property shall be distributed by the Board of Directors solely for charitable or educational purposes. Such disposition shall require a majority vote of present Board members.

 

 

 

Revised 12/2019