Sample bylaws Language
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Sample bylaws language
Because chapter membership class A, Superintendent Member
and C classifications must be consistent with GCSAA classifications,
following is sample bylaws language to meet the affiliation
requirements. Also provided is language for the board composition
and dual membership requirements.
Definition of a Golf Course Superintendent
A golf course superintendent is one who is entrusted with
the management and operation of the tract of land defined
as a golf course, including involvement in construction and
maintenance of golf courses and related equipment.
Membership classification conformity
Class A — An individual with a minimum of three (3)
years’ experience as a golf course superintendent.
Note: Chapters may
additionally choose to require their Class A members to comply
with all additional qualifications of a GCSAA Class A membership.
If your chapter chooses this option, please contact GCSAA
to request a copy of the GCSAA Class A membership definition
for your bylaws.
Superintendent Member — An individual
with less than three (3) years’ experience as a golf
Class C — An individual who is an
assistant to a golf course superintendent, and is presently
employed in such capacity.
The above language does not cover membership privileges
such as voting and holding office as these are not conformity
requirements contained in the affiliation agreement.
Board composition requirement
The control and management of the association and its affairs
and its property shall be entrusted to the Board of Directors,
consisting of its officers and at large Directors. All officers
and a majority of the entire board of directors shall be GCSAA
Class A or Superintendent Member members.
Dual membership requirement
All Class A and Superintendent Member membership applicants
must submit an application for membership or evidence of membership
with the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America
and must maintain that membership thereafter.
Facility Membership (optional for chapters)
A facility membership is available to those facilities that
operate with limited resources. The membership is in the name
of the facility. However, the recipient of the membership
benefits and information can be the superintendent, owner,
or other representative selected by a golf facility. The facility
is entitled to all privileges of membership, except those
of voting and holding office.