Destrehan Booster Club

P.O. Box 933
Destrehan, LA  70047

 

 By-Laws

Destrehan Booster Club for Sports and Recreation, Inc.

Passed, by affirmative vote of the majority, at the General Membership Meeting on Aug. 30, 2009.

ARTICLE I.

OFFICERS

SECTION I.     The officers of the Destrehan Booster Club Athletics shall be a President, Vice-President, Secretary, Recording Secretary and Treasurer.  The officers shall be elected annually by the Board of Directors.  The Board of Directors shall consist of twelve members.  The titles and/or duties of each member of the Board shall be designated by the Board.

The duties of the Officers shall be as follows:

PRESIDENT – The President shall be the chief officer of the corporation; he/she shall preside at all meeting of the Board of Directors as well as the membership; the President shall have active management of the business of the corporation and shall see that all orders and resolutions of the Board are carried into effect.

VICE-PRESIDENT – In the absence of the President, the Vice-President shall take over the President’s duties and responsibilities.  In the absence of the Secretary or the Treasurer, their duties shall devolve upon the Vice-President.

SECRETARY – The Secretary shall be responsible for entry and maintaining all records into the League Administration Software on the Board’s computer.  He/she will provide team rosters, uniforms rosters and participants contact information to the Board and all coaches.     

RECORDING SECRETARY – The Recording Secretary shall keep a record of all minutes of the meetings of membership and of the Board of Director’s meetings and will be required to give a report of all such meetings.

TREASURER – The Treasurer shall have charge of all funds of the corporation and of its disbursements under the direction of the Board of Directors.  The Treasurer shall keep a record of all monies received and paid out, making a report to the Board of Directors at each regular meeting and whenever requested to do so.

SECTION II.     The Board of Directors will designate what duties and/or titles will be held by the remaining members of the Board of Directors.  The Board of Directors will be responsible to see that the term of office for each member of the Board of Directors is staggered so that a completely new Board can continue to run smoothly.

SECTION III.     The Board of Directors will be voted by the membership at a general membership meeting held annually.  A nominating committee, consisting of three Board members, shall place names in nomination to fill the vacancies of the six departing members.  Nominations shall also be accepted from the floor at the general membership meeting.  If an officer or Director position becomes vacant for any reason, the vacancy shall be filled by the vote of a majority of the Board of Directors.

SECTION IV.     The term of the Board of Directors shall be two years commencing on October 1st, with the officers holding office for one year commencing on October 1st.

SECTION V.     In case any member of the Board shall not perform the duties in the best interest of the corporation, the Board of Directors shall remove said member and replace him/her.  If a board member is not participating in required Board functions/activities, he/she may be removed at the Board’s discretion.

 

ARTICLE II.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

SECTION I.     The Board of Directors shall be composed of twelve active members of the corporation.  Active members are parents whose children participate in at least one sport per year sponsored by the Destrehan Booster Club for Sports and Recreation, Inc. in the St. Charles Parish Recreation/Franchise League.

SECTION II.     The Board of Directors shall be charged with the management of all the affairs of the corporation.

SECTION III.     For the purpose of transacting the business of the corporation, the Board of Directors shall have meetings in the intervals between the general membership meetings of the Destrehan Booster Club for Sports and Recreation, Inc.

SECTION IV.     Regular meetings of the Board of Directors shall be held at such time and place as the Board of Directors determine.  Special meetings of the Board may be called by the President or Vice-President on three days notice to each Director.  A special meeting may be called by the written request of two Directors.

SECTION V.     The corporation shall indemnify and hold harmless each Director and Officer now or hereafter serving the corporation from and against any and all claims and liabilities to which he/she may be or become subject by reason of his/her now or hereafter having been a Director or Officer of the corporation and/or by reason of his/her acts or omissions as such Director or Officer.

 

ARTICLE III.

COMMITTEES

SECTION I.     The President may appoint committees as he/she deems necessary subject to approval by the Board of Directors.

SECTION II.     The Chairman of each committee will make a written report to the Board of Directors whenever requested by the Board.

 

ARTICLE IV.

MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS

SECTION I.     The membership will have at least one meeting a year in August or September but special meetings of the membership may be called at any time by the President or by the majority of the Board of Directors.

SECTION II.     Any meeting which is required to change a by-law or to elect the members of the Board of Directors must have a public notice of such meeting given at least five days prior to the meeting.  Notice may be given by any one of the following means: Booster Club website, newspaper print, signage or flyers.

 

ARTICLE V.

AMENDMENTS

SECTION I.     These by-laws may be altered, amended or repealed by the affirmative vote of the majority of the active members of the corporation at any regular or special meeting of the membership called for that purpose as indicated above. 

ARTICLE VI.

FINANCES

SECTION I.     The corporation is organized for the purpose of aiding, encouraging and supporting recreation in St. Charles Parish; promoting and instilling good sportsmanship in all participants; and aiding in the physical and muscular development and coordination of all participants.

SECTION II.     The internal affairs of the corporation shall be registered by its Board of Directors as described in the Bylaws.  Upon dissolution of the corporation, its assets shall be disposed of exclusively for the purposes of the corporation or distributed to such organizations organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes which shall, at the time, qualify as exempt organizations under section 501(c)(3), or shall be distributed to the federal government, or to a state or local government, for a public purpose.  Any such assets not disposed of shall be disposed of by the appropriate court the parish in which the principal office of the organization is then located, exclusively for such purposes or to such organization or organizations, as said Court shall determine, which are organized and operated exclusively for such purposes.

SECTION III.     No part of the net earnings of the corporation shall inure to the benefit of or be distributed to any director, employee or other individual, partnership, estate, trust or corporation having a personal or private interest in the corporation.  Compensation for services actually rendered and reimbursement for expenses actually incurred in attending to the affairs of this corporation shall be limited to reasonable amounts.  No substantial amount of the activities of the corporation shall be the carrying on of propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation and this corporation shall not intervene in (including the publishing or distributing of statements) any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office.  Notwithstanding any other provision of these Articles or of any Bylaws adopted thereunder, this corporation shall not take any actions not permitted by the laws which then apply to this corporation.

 

 

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