BY-LAWS of the Bowie High School Boys Soccer Booster Club
James Bowie High School
4103 West Slaughter Lane
Austin, Texas 78749
As adopted on April 4 th, 1998 and
amended on January 18, 2006
Article I – Name
The name of the organization is the Bowie High School Boys Soccer Booster Club, hereinafter referred to as “the Booster Club”
Article II – Purpose
The purpose of the Booster Club is to promote the Boys Soccer Program at Bowie High School (“BHS”) by:
Article III – Membership
Annual membership is open to any person wishing to join the Booster Club in support of the boys’ soccer program at BHS. Members who have contributed dues (determined annually by the Executive Board) for the current school year are considered to be “in good standing” and are entitled to all privileges of membership, including full voting rights, eligibility to hold office in the Booster Club, and eligibility to receive a scholarship, pursuant to Article VII below.
Article IV – Executive Board
Section 1: The Executive Board is composed of four (4) officer positions:
President: The President presides at all business meetings and executive board meetings. The President serves as an ex-officio member on all committees and acts as the overall liaison with BHS and the Parent Teacher Student Association. He/she guides the officers and committees in carrying out the objectives of the Booster Club and enforcement of the provisions of the bylaws, UIL booster club guidelines, the Austin Independent School District booster club regulations and rules provided by BHS regarding booster clubs.
Vice President: The Vice President, at the request of the President or in the President’s absence, may perform any of the duties of the President. In addition, the Vice President may coordinate special projects as required.
Secretary: The Secretary in the absence of the President and Vice President may perform any of the duties of the President. In addition, the Secretary may coordinate special projects as required. They shall record all proceedings from executive board meetings and regular membership meetings and provide a copy to BHS. He or she will assist in preparing thank you letters for sponsors and may prepare a periodic newsletter for soccer players and parents/guardians. The Secretary may also assist the coach in creating and maintaining a roster of players and their parents.
Treasurer: The Treasurer oversees the financial activities for the Booster Club using sound general accounting principles. This includes receiving and disbursing all Booster Club dues, funds and issuing receipts as required. He/she also oversees the maintenance of financial records and provides financial reports. As necessary he/she arranges for outside financial audits of the Booster Club books. The Treasurer assists in financial planning activities and prepares an annual budget for the Booster Club.
Section 2 – Officer Elections:
Officers shall be elected on an annual basis. The term for each officer is one year. Officers may be re-elected to the same position. Nominations and elections for officer positions will be solicited from members prior to the last regular meeting and may be taken from the floor during the end of season function or last membership meeting. Only members in good standing may be elected to an officer position and only dues paid members may vote. Voting may be accomplished by ballot or show of hand. Written/signed proxies may be submitted by those members unable to attend. Elected officers shall assume their official duties following the end of season function.
Section 3 – Officer Vacancies:
Executive Board vacancies will be filled for the remainder of the term by appointment by the President and confirmed by the remaining members of the Executive Board. In the event that the position of President becomes vacant, the position shall be filled (in order) by the Vice President, Secretary or Treasurer.
Section 4 – Officer Recall:
Any elected officer may be recalled by the Booster Club membership. A recall motion shall be made in accordance with Roberts Rules of Order Newly Revised. Written notice containing specific complaints must be presented to the Executive Board at least two weeks prior to the presentation of the recall meeting. A two-thirds majority of the votes cast shall sustain the recall. Proxy votes may be submitted.
Section 5 – Office Documents and Files:
All officers shall deliver to their successors any official material as early as possible, but not later than one month following the date on which the new officers assumed their duties.
Article V – Committees
Section 1 – General:
The Executive Board may create such standing committees as it deems necessary to accomplish the goals and carry on the work of the Booster Club.
Section 2 – Committee Membership:
The Chairs of all Committees are ex-officio members of the Executive Board with voice but no vote at Executive Board meetings. The Chairs and/or membership of committees are selected from general membership volunteers and confirmed by vote of the Executive Board. The President is an ex-officio member of all standing committees.
Section 3: Standing Committees may include but not be limited to:
Article VI – Governance
Section 1 – Quorum: Ten (10%) percent of the eligible voting members in good standing shall comprise a quorum for Booster Club meetings. A majority of the filled officer positions shall comprise a quorum for Executive Board meetings.
Section 2 – Voting: Each member in good standing shall have one vote. Voting by proxy is allowed for elections of officers. Except as otherwise provided, all matters which require action by ballot shall be decided by a majority of votes cast at a meeting for which there is a quorum.
Section 3 – Meetings: The Booster Club shall hold a minimum of four (4) meetings per year. Specifically called meetings may be scheduled by the President or the Executive Board or by written request of at least five (5) voting members. A minimum of one week notice of a meeting must be given by announcement, phone, email or mail to the membership for a meeting to be deemed as having proper notice.
Section 4 – Parliamentary Authority: The rules contained in the current edition of Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised shall govern meetings.
Section 5 – By-law Amendments: By-laws may be amended by vote after the written amendment(s) have been made available for review by all members. A two-thirds majority of votes cast shall sustain the amendment at any meeting that meets quorum and notification requirements as previously outlined.
Section 6 – Dissolution: The Booster Club shall use its funds and other assets exclusively to advance the mission and purposes stated in these by-laws. The Booster Club may be dissolved at the direction of the BHS Principal or upon approval of seventy-five percent (75%) of the voting membership of the Booster Club. Upon dissolution of the Booster Club, any remaining funds or other assets shall be distributed to the BHS Parent Teacher Student Association.
Article VII – Scholarships
Section 1 – Eligibility: A scholarship applicant must meet the following requirements to be eligible for consideration:
Exception – At the discretion of the Scholarship Committee, any eligible scholarship applicant that transfers to BHS and is only eligible to play under UIL guidelines for his senior year, is a rostered player on a BHS Boys Soccer team, and a member in good standing of the Booster Club may be eligible for consideration for a scholarship pursuant to the guidelines established by the Scholarship Committee.
Section 2 – Guidelines - Guidelines for the evaluation of scholarship applications submitted to the Booster Club will be developed by the Scholarship Committee and approved by the Executive Committee as needed.
Section 3 – Scholarship Committee – The scholarship committee and the chair shall be comprised of members of the Booster Club that do not have a rostered player on a Bowie High School Boys Soccer team that is eligible for a scholarship in the year that an individual serves on the Scholarship Committee.
Section 4 – Forfeiture of Scholarship – Scholarship funds awarded but not claimed by an applicant by June 15 of the following year will be deemed to have been forfeited by the applicant.
David A. Luttrell, President (Date)
Lois Stilwell, Vice President (Date)
Charlotte Petersen, Co-Secretary (Date)
Terri Dorman, Co-Secretary (Date)
Terri Luttrell, Treasurer (Date)
Steve Kane, Principal (Date)