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TOUCHDOWN CLUB SALES
Wildcat Spirit Booth - Get your Wildcat t-shirts, hoodies, sponge paw, beads, seat cushions, blinkie lights, beanies, hats, and other Wildcat items. All items are sold during the JV and Varsity football games. Also, don't forget about the 50/50 raffles and Wildcat helmet/football raffles.
The Wildcats Touchdown Club Constitution and By-Laws
ARTICLE I. NAME AND LOCATION
Name. The name of the organization is The Wildcats Touchdown Club; hereafter to be called “The Club”.
Location. The principal and initial office of The Club shall be in 29 Palms, Ca. The offices and meeting locations of The Club may be changed or relocated by action of the executive committee of The Club.
ARTICLE II. PURPOSES
The purposes of The Club are:
a. To support the Wildcats football teams in all their endeavors.
b. To support various and charitable events each year financially and otherwise.
c. To work with coaches, staff, parents, fans, and players of the 29 Palms High School Football teams, in a cooperative and enthusiastic manner.
d. To provide education and information about 29 Palms High School football and The Club to the membership and the public.
ARTICLE III. MEMBERSHIP
This organization should be composed of Wildcats football fans and all people with due interest in promoting the sport of high school football in the 29 Palms area.
Membership shall be renewable each “hell week”, as long as the member meets the requirements set forth in the constitution and by-laws.
A member in good standing is defined as one whom:
a. Has paid membership dues in full.
b. Agrees to uphold the constitution and by-laws of The Club.
Termination of a membership will be made by a simple majority vote of members in good standing present when a member:
a. Has displayed a disregard for the constitution and by-laws of The Club.
b. Has committed some fraudulent act against The Club.
c. Is convicted by any federal, state, or county court of law for a violation of laws regarding illegal conduct while engaged in participation in any club function or other club sponsored event. Any member suspended under these circumstances shall not be eligible for future reinstatement.
d. Displays any conduct prejudicial to or deemed inappropriate and not being in the best interest and policies of The Club or 29 Palm High School Football.
e. Fails to pay membership dues levied by The Club one month after they become due.
An active member will be entitled to a complaint review for any violation reported to the President. The President will convene a special meeting of the Executive Committee and they will review and investigate allegations. Upon completion of the investigation and review, the Executive Committee will present a written report to the general membership and the general membership will determine whether to suspend the member or not.
A member who has previously been suspended for the above reasons (except for subsection c. above) may apply, after payment of any overdue fees, dues, or other charges, for reinstatement of membership at any regular meeting. A member applying for reinstatement after suspension must receive a unanimous affirmation of the members present at the meeting.
Any member in good standing may resign their membership at any time. Any member, who resigns in good standing, may reapply for membership by requesting so at any regular meeting. Membership will be automatic upon payment of any necessary fees. No voting by club members will be required.
Members in good standing will be entitled to:
a. Inclusion in all club functions and projects.
b. All publications, notifications, and information concerning The Club.
c. A vote on general club business, when in attendance.
d. A vote in election of officers when in attendance.
e. A proxy vote by absentee ballot for general club business or election of officers, with previous arrangements, on an individual basis, approved by the Executive Committee.
ARTICLE IV. DUES
Yearly membership dues will be broken down into three categories:
a. $5.00 per year, per person, includes a membership card.
b. $15.00 per year, per person, includes a membership card and a support sticker.
c. $25.00 per year, per person, includes a membership card and a shirt with The Club’s logo on the front.
ARTICLE V. MEETINGS
Regular meeting of The Club will be held on every Wednesday at 6:30 PM, during Football season
The President may call special meetings of The Club at any time. Any business brought before the special meeting and properly voted upon shall have the same effect as matters brought before regular meetings.
Public announcements, personal contact, mail, e-mail or other notices any Executive Committee member of The Club shall make notice of meeting of The Club.
A quorum at any meeting of The Club shall consist of all members present at said meeting. A simple majority vote of such quorum shall decide any proper questions that come before The Club meeting.
The order of business of any meeting shall be as follows:
a. Roll Call of Officers
b. Introduction of visitors
c. Approval of minutes
d. Treasurer report
e. Committee reports
f. Old business
g. New business
ARTICLE VI. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
The annual nomination of the executive committee shall take place in accordance with the guidelines set forth in Article XI.
The officers of The Club shall be members in good standing and shall consist of a President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and two Ex Officio members. The officers shall serve terms of one year and shall hold office until their successors are appointed and/or elected. All officers must be at least 18 years of age.
If the office of President shall become vacant for any reason, the Executive Committee and Ex Officio members shall appoint someone to fill the office of the President. If the office of Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, shall become vacant for any reason, members in good standing shall fill the vacancy by election and majority vote.
The President shall preside at all meetings, shall have general supervision of the affairs of The Club, shall sign or counter sign all contracts, conveyances, agreements and other instruments of The Club, and perform all such duties as are incident to the office or are properly required of the office by the membership. The President shall serve as the liaison
between The Club and the 29 Palms High School Football team. The President shall serve as the ex officio member of all committees. The President shall appoint any special position deemed necessary. In the absence of the President, the vice President shall exercise all functions of the office.
The Vice President shall exercise all functions of the office of the President in the absence of the President. The Vice President shall also serve as executive assistant to the President, performing such duties as delegated by the President in the course of exercising duties of the office. The Vice President shall also serve as ex officio member of all committees.
The Secretary shall issue notices as may be required for all meetings of The Club, shall keep the minutes at each meeting, create and present a report of such minutes at next regular meeting for approval, shall have charge of The Club books and shall sign with the President such instruments that require such signatures. The Secretary shall make such reports and perform such other duties as are incident to the office and are properly required. The Secretary shall maintain a correct list of names, addresses (e-mail), and terms of office of all officers and members. The Secretary shall send notification of meetings and preside at meetings in the absence of the President and Vice President. The Secretary shall co-sign checks when needed.
The Treasurer shall have custody of all the funds and securities of The Club and deposit same in the name of The Club in such bank or banks as directed. The Treasurer shall sign all checks, drafts, and notes and orders for the payments of money, which shall be counter signed by the President or Secretary and shall be held accountable for all expenditures (detail report to be given at each meeting) until approved by a majority vote at each regular or called meeting. The books shall at all times be available for review as well as any accounts to any officer and report the financial condition of The Club at each meeting. The Treasurer shall preside at meetings in the absence of other officers. The Treasurer shall be responsible for the retention of financial records and any audit required.
The two Ex Officio positions will be filled by the outgoing President and/or Vice President positions. In the event that an Ex Officio position cannot be filled, the Executive Committee may appoint an outgoing officer to fulfill the Ex Officio position. If no outgoing officers can fill the position, the Executive Committee shall appoint qualified Ex Officio positions. Ex Officio officers shall serve in a support and advisory capacity for the Executive Committee as well as additional responsibilities prescribed by the bylaws.
Any Executive Committee member may make a purchase, with the approval of any other Executive Committee member, up to the amount of $50.00 for club business that can’t wait or can’t be held over, and must report and account for any money spent at the next scheduled meeting.
ARTICLE VII. PROFITS
Any profits derived from the operation of The Club are to be used for the promotion of the objectives of the organization or may be donated. However, it is expressly understood that any expenditures of the monies receive a simple majority vote of membership present at any meeting. Any and all persons involved with The Club shall not in any way profit from any monies rose by The Club. Any and all monies, interest or property in any club members possession, raised for the benefit of The Club, is the sole property of The Club and shall be returned to The Club upon a club members resignation, expulsion, or otherwise ceasing to be a member, shall be reclaimed by The Club and reinvested in The Club.
ARTICLE VIII. COMMITTEES
The Executive Committee shall determine the committees deemed proper and necessary to fulfill the purposes of this organization.
The Executive Committee shall appoint all committee chairpersons.
The President and Vice President shall be ex officio members of all committees.
ARTICLE IX. DELEGATIONS
Delegations of special committees shall be appointed by the President to represent the organization at any meeting or assembly as may be necessary. Such delegations or committees shall exercise only those powers specifically vested in them by the Executive Committee.
ARTICLE X. AMENDMENTS
The By Laws may be amended, repealed, or altered in whole or in part, by a simple majority vote of the membership at any meeting where such action has been announced in the call and notice of such meeting.
ARTICLE XI. ELECTION OF EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
The nomination for officers shall commence at the first meeting after the start of Hell Week. Nominations for officers will include President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. Members will have two meetings to nominate members in good standing for all elected positions. The current secretary will accept nominations from members in good standing via letter, email, or members in attendance at said meetings.
Nominations must meet the following criteria to be put forth for final member approval at the last meeting.
a. Member’s name
b. Nominee’s name and office
c. A valid phone number to confirm nomination.
d. Nominator and nominees must be current members and in good standing.
e. Nominees after notification of nomination must submit in writing a willingness to serve notice.
Elections for all officer positions will be held at the third meeting, following the nominations from the previous two member meetings.
Officers-elect will assume office immediately following the election, preceding the upcoming football season. Offers-elect cannot assume office until all dues are paid for the following football season in which they will assume their elected position.