WACKY WOMEN GOLF ASSOCIATION (WWGA)
(A NOT FOR PROFIT ORGANIZATION)
The name of the organization shall be Wacky Women Golf Association.
The purpose of the organization is to offer women golfers of all levels and abilities in Alaska the opportunity to play golf on a weekly basis in a setting that is fun, educational, and non-stressful.
Membership in this organization is open to all women golfers who sign up for membership and fulfill the annual membership fee for each golf season. Each member must complete and sign the membership form and fulfill the annual fee prior to playing golf with the Wacky Women Golf Association.
MEETINGS & EVENTS
Members are invited to attend the two (2) event meetings each golf season. A Membership Kickoff Event is scheduled each spring prior to the first week of play. The purpose of the Membership Kickoff Event is to sign up members and explain the operations of the Wacky Women Golf Association. An End of the Season Banquet is scheduled at the conclusion of each golf season. The End of the Season banquet is a social event for members and a summary of the season’s events. The annual business meeting of the association shall be held in conjunction with the End of the Season Banquet. The WWGA organizes up to an additional two events each golf season; charity fundraiser event(s) and the Friend's Golf Tournament. Any net monies raised at fundraiser events will be donated to the chosen charity organization(s) for the current year.
The general membership votes for the Board of Director positions at the end of each golf season for the following season. The elected members begin their term on November 1, following the election results. Members are invited to vote by e-mail or by mail. Approximately one month prior to the End of the Season Banquet, nominations for upcoming vacant positions will be taken. After about 2 weeks of taking nominations for other members or self-nominations, voting for the vacant positions will commence with vote selectees being emailed to the nomination committee. During voting, write-ins and proxy votes are not permitted.
Any other business that requires a vote of the membership will be brought before the Association at the annual business meeting, coinciding with the End of the Season banquet.
OFFICERS & BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The elected officers of this organization shall be President, Treasurer, and a Board of Directors composed of eight (8) members. The offices of Vice-President and Secretary are board appointed, yearly, after the beginning of each term. Elections will be held annually and positions will expire on alternating years in order to provide continuity. Elections will be held each year, before the End of the Season banquet, with results being announced before or at the banquet. The ten (10) Board positions are all term based and are voluntary.
PRESIDENT – The President shall preside at all general membership and Board of Directors meetings; lead discussions, offer assistance to other officers in the performance of their duties, establishes committees, and serves as ex-officio member on all committees. A current member in good standing may serve a two-year elected term and be re-elected for an additional 2 year term, thus providing a maximum of four elected (4) years in this position. An individual must be out of this position for a period of one year prior to being able to occupy this position again. This elected position will begin on even years.
TREASURER – The Treasurer shall monitor and record all annual dues and fees; pay bills upon receipt of statement; file required legal reports, and prepare a monthly report of all transactions to be presented at each board meeting. A current member in good standing may serve a two-year elected term and be re-elected for an additional 2 year term, thus providing a maximum of four elected (4) years in this position. An individual must be out of this position for a period of one year prior to being able to occupy this position again. This elected position will begin on odd years.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS (eight (8) positions) – A current member in good standing may serve a two-year elected term and be re-elected for an additional 2 year term, thus providing a maximum of four elected (4) years in this position. An individual must be out of this position for a period of one year prior to being able to occupy this position again. Four (4) of these elected positions will begin on even years and four (4) on odd years.
VICE-PRESIDENT – The Vice-President shall assume the duties of the President in the absence of the President. The Vice-President will preside over the election process. The office of Vice-President (held by a Board member) is board appointed, yearly, after the beginning of each term.
SECRETARY – The Secretary shall take minutes of all Board of Directors and general membership meetings and provide meeting minutes to members of the BOD within 10 days after the meeting. The office of Secretary (held by a Board member) is board appointed, yearly, after the beginning of each term.
Should a vacancy occur in any position prior to completion of term, the Board will appoint an interim board member. Appointed terms do not count toward the term limits.
All board meetings are open to any member.
The WWGA operates on a fiscal year that runs from January through December.
All board actions will be determined by a quorum of two-third’s (2/3) of the total Board membership.
Any board member or any general member may volunteer to serve on any committee established by the board. The board may form temporary, smaller committees necessary to carry out the functions of the organization. Participation on committees is voluntary, but it is strongly encouraged that all board members share in the responsibility of the tasks at hand.
These bylaws may be altered, amended, repealed, or added to; by an affirmative vote of not less than 2/3 (quorum) of the Board of Directors.
(last amended 10/15/13 - to see signatures of approving Board Members Click Here