Constitution and By-Laws
Cypress Ridge Women’s Golf Club – 2003, as amended 2005, 2009
Article ISection 1:
The name of the organization shall be known as “Cypress Ridge Women’s Golf Club” (a non-profit organization).
Object of the ClubSection 1:
The purpose of the organization is to promote and foster among the members a closer bond and fraternity for their joint and mutual benefit, and to promote and conserve the best interests and true spirit of the game of golf as embodied in its ancient and honorable traditions.
To encourage conformance to the USGA Rules of Golf, to provide, adopt and administer handicapping conditions, and to govern the playing of golf among its members.
To cooperate with the golf course management in improvement and protection of the course.
To comply with all requirements of Federal and California law permitting the exemption of nonprofit social and recreation clubs from income taxation (Section 501 ©(7) of the Internal Revenue code), including, but not limited to the following:
Membership in this club shall be open to women golfers over 18 years of age. Memberships in the club are individual and non-transferable. Memberships in the club are for a calendar year only. The fiscal year for the club will be January 1 through December 31.
Each member is responsible for notifying the Tournament Chair of any extended absences.
Executive BoardSection 1:
The Officer’s Executive Board shall consist of the following officers:
Elected: President, Vice President, Treasure and Secretary. Appointed: Handicap Chair, Rules chair, Tournament Chair, Membership Chair, Hospitality/Sunshine, Publicity Chair, and Association Representative. The immediate Past President shall act as an advisor to the board.
Elections shall be held annually. Elected officers shall take office on the following first of January.
At a General meeting, the members shall elect two members from the general membership to the nominating committee. The Board shall appoint a third member. The President shall appoint the Chair of the Committee.
It shall be the duty of the nominating committee to select a list of candidates for nomination as the elected officers and committee chairs to serve during the ensuing year. The slate shall consist of the nominations for each office and shall be presented to the membership. Nominations may be made by contacting the nominating committee.
There shall be a minimum of four general membership meetings a year to be held at locations designated by the President.
At any general meeting, the member’s present shall constitute the quorum.
The President shall schedule board meetings as deemed necessary.
Upon joining the Cypress Ridge Women’s Golf Club, each new member shall pay the yearly dues as stated in the standing rules.
Duties of the Executive Board and other Committee ChairmenSection 1:
All executive board members and Committee Chairmen shall keep and maintain procedures books, which they shall pass onto their successors.
Any proposed changes in these by-laws must be presented at a regular or special board of directors meetings and then shall be posted for two (2) weeks prior to presentation. A majority vote of the membership or, in the alternative, a two thirds vote of those present and voting at a regular or section general meeting is required for adoption.
Any adopted amendments of the by-laws shall be published in a revised edition within that calendar year.
These by-laws, read and approved by members of the Cypress Ridge Women’s Golf Club are accepted by:
Amendments to the Cypress Ridge Women’s golf Club were approved by the membership at the July 7, 2005 general meeting and at the August 20, 2009 general meeting.